Weird Universe


Little and Large

Samantha Fox dances with Andre the Giant Chris Greener. The picture must have been taken sometime in the 1980s. (via eBay)

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Oct 27, 2012 | Comments (10)
Category: 1980's, Dance

What goes up must come down

On Sept. 27, 1986, 1.5 million balloons were released above Cleveland's Public Square. The world-record-setting event was intended as a fundraiser for the United Way. But the publicity turned negative when all those balloons that had floated up eventually came right back down, creating a massive mess throughout the region. Read more about it on

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Oct 12, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: 1980's, Goofs and Screw-ups

Calamity Board Game


Gosh, this looks like a really not boring, laugh-a-minute game. And perfect for these economic times!

Stick to your kitty cats, Andy!

More pix and info here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: Celebrities, Games, Insurance, 1980's

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.

Three Weird Games

More instances on his YouTube channel.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 27, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Toys, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's

It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown

Flashdancing and squaredancing?!? Most swiftly outmoded Charlie Brown special ever!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 18, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Fads, Cartoons, Dogs, 1980's, Dance

The Sharp Memowriter

[From Playboy for December 1981. Click to enlarge.]

Hey, maybe we could attach a little printer to every iPhone?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 14, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Computers, 1980's

The Wellingborough Carnival


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The town of Wellingborough, UK, has been holding a carnival for over 100 years. The old affairs certainly featured things that look weird to us today. Here's a photo album to peruse.

And the Wellingborough Carnival home page reveals this year's affair is on July 7th! Plenty of time to make your plans to attend!
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