Weird Universe

Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness

Gender Neutral Pronouns

The use of gender neutral pronouns such as ze and xem, amongst others is being encouraged on the campus of the University of Tennessee. Administration wants to be welcoming and all inclusive to new students and I quote, “We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems,” #down the rabbit hole.

Zero Tolerance Extends To Parents

Superintendent Jay Foster of Senatobia Schools in Mississippi pressed disturbing the peace charges against parents who did not follow his directions to hold applause till the end of the graduation ceremony. Not only were the offending parents removed from the audience, missing the rest of the ceremony, but they now each face a possible $500 fine. Apparently zero tolerance now extends to parents as well.

Picture from Yahoo images
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jun 03, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Annoying Things, Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Surrealism, Can't Possibly Be True

Hippie Wisdom from Donald Sutherland and Rod McKuen

Mad Men is over. But you can still savor that era with lots of videos such as these two.

Is that the actress's real voice?

Steal This Record!

What other ethical choice do you have, if you support Barbara Dane's point of view?

I do feel sorry for her husband, though, working in the coal mine without any shoes. Ouch!

Still, if you insist on purchasing this CD and supporting the vile capitalist system, the link is below.

Gospel Rap

"Halfway down the stairs I see a major stain on my shirt." That's keepin' it real!

Roadways and The Thought

Not all poems benefit by being set to music.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 28, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Music, Twentieth Century

The Ultimate Swiss Army Knife

With 85 tools and 140 functions, you can do almost anything with the 100th anniversary Swiss Army Knife by Wenger.


Here's the link:

The website says you can get one for $900 at Amazon, but now you'll pay almost $1400.

Toothpick included.

Posted By: gdanea | Date: Thu Apr 18, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness


I'm sorry I learned about the Documenta Art Festival only just now. The thirteenth one occured this past September, and there won't be another for five more years.

We'll have to content ourselves with these videos till then.

Reign of Terror

Can you prove these are four different songs? Present your thesis and proof in 10,000 words or less in the comments section.

Also, nominate one version to be played at your wedding.
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