Weird Universe


Woodsy Owl

Woodsy in the 70s, the 80s and the 90s. The newest look is horrifying, in my opinion, like some creature from THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 02, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Authorities and Experts, Government, Nature, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, Fictional Monsters

1980s Cartoons

Part 3, for which embedding is senselessly disabled.

By the 1980s, I was an adult and beyond the purview of these cartoons. Looking at the intros now, I do not detect what anyone would would label a "Golden Age" of animation. But surely, many of them qualify as "weird."

I hope these stir some nostalgic moments for those WU-vies who are younger than this old fart.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 17, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Cartoons, 1980's

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
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