Weird Universe

Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension

A Shiny New Conspiracy Theory

A new nut job conspiracy theory has hatched recently. Apparently the handful of Walmart stores that were closed unexpectedly are supposedly tied to a military operation called Jade Helm. The operation has something to do with declairing martial law by summer. Or the stores have plumbing issues that require closing up to make proper repairs. You know, one or the other.


Picture one is a child with measles. Picture two is a child with smallpox. The only study to vilify vaccines has been completely debunked and yet supposedly loving and intelligent parents are denying their children the protection of vaccinations. These people also put others at risk with this irresponsible choice. The scientific community is at a loss as to how to reverse this dangerous trend. Meanwhile pop culture icons weigh in on a subject they have no expertise about and influence decisions that damage society as a whole and children especially.
Government needs to step in for public safety before these diseases take hold in the general population unnecessarily. Parents are being threatened with having their children taken away for letting them walk to the park unaccompanied yet refusing the protection of vaccinations is being allowed. We are down the rabbit hole on this issue.

Abstract Controversy


This painting was commissioned and displayed in a public building in the 1960s. It immediately aroused ire and controversy and disgust. Can you guess why?

Answer after the jump.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 20, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension, Death, Politics, 1960's

A Sticky Situation

In this day and age if you are going to make maple syrup you should probably let the neighbors know about it. Otherwise they may misconstrue all the containers and paraphenailia for a meth lab. Giving SWAT some homemade syrup was a nice touch.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension

Pistol-packing Teacher


I'm very proud this incident is part of my home state's history.

From The New York Times for January 12, 1923.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 15, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension, Education, 1920's, Alcohol


Dimensions by Bernard Longpré, National Film Board of Canada

Ostensibly a primer in spatial awareness for kids, this drug-addled escapade is really an elaborate allegory for sexual tension. The geeky male's inability to physically connect with, mate with, or ultimately please the attractive female. Watch, and see if you don't agree.

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