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MP3 Experiment

Back on May 23, Over 2,000 people gathered for the Sixth Annual Mp3 Experiment. Everyone had to download the same mp3 and at exactly 4:00 pm press play. Once the opening song finished, Steve (the voice on the mp3) tells you to do some crazy stuff. Too bad I don't live in New York, because this looks like a lot of fun.
Improv Everywhere


Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Entertainment, Games, Recreation, Video

Chess Boxing

Yep, it's an official sport, at least according to The World Chess Boxing Organisation.

Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Thu Jun 18, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Games, Sports

Weird Stuff from The History Channel

Seems as if there should be some prime material of interest for WU-vies in these five titles.





Or in the DVDs of the History Channel show they derive from.



Or even in the official boardgame!








Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 16, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Games, Video, Books

Japanese Game Shows

It is no secret that Japan has some of the strangest game shows, but the combination of costumes, tasks, and punishment in this show is beyond explanation.
Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Sun Jun 14, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Games, Insects, Television, Video, Asia

The Treadmill Challenge

Weirdness from the world of Japanese game shows:


Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 11, 2009 | Comments (9)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Games, Television, Asia

Human Hamster Balls

All future arguments on WU shall be settled by TRIAL VIA GIANT HUMAN HAMSTER SPHERES! Participants may purchase spheres here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 09, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Games, Toys

The Big Snit

Personally, I would happily watch a TV show titled "Sawing for Teens."

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 02, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Death, Destruction, Disasters, Domestic, Marriage, Games, War, 1980's, North America

8-Bit Weapon

Video game music as full-length songs? Yes, it's a whole weird subculture.

Here are two examples from the group 8-Bit Weapon.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 01, 2009 | Comments (14)
Category: Games, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Music

The King of Kong

I missed this film a couple of years ago when it opened. The trailer below makes it look well worth a rental, as does this review.

Surely there's not a lot of things weirder than obsessive videogame world-record competitions...



Survival Playing Cards

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Surely any game of "Go Fish" would be livened up by using these playing cards and contemplating your imminent death by snakebite or hypothermia.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 17, 2008 | Comments (13)
Category: Death, Games, Nature
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