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Alex

The Complete Blacky Pictures!

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Thanks to the stellar research powers of Alex B., we now have the complete set of these oddball Freudian prompts.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 28, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Art, Children, Alex, 1950s, Mental Health and Insanity

Loss of Comments

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Friends--thanks to the alertness of one of our core WU-vies, Messr. Dumbfounded, we have learned of a grievous but ineluctable Comments Implosion.

When Alex reconfigured the site and banished all the spammers, he implicitly authorized a purge of all past comments made by non-registered commenters.

A goodly number of those comments came from honest readers who had just not bothered to register. They were part of the legitimate conversation concerning previous posts.

Now they're irretrievably wiped.

We regret this accidental purge. Fully half of the pleasures of this site lies in the conversation following each post. We were thrilled to have this conversation archived for the enjoyment of all readers.

But if you recall the horrible spam problem, there seemed to be no other solution.

For now, we are still allowing comments by unregistered folks. We don't want to put up any extra barriers between readers and their public responses. But comments from unregistered folks are always less secure than those from registered WU-vies.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 16, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Reader Recommendation

Alex’s New Book!

I hope everyone is enjoying having Alex back as much as I am. Yay, Alex!

Perhaps you recall months ago when I touted his new book. Well, that was its UK edition only. Finally, in June, the US edition arrives.

Why not use the link the pre-order your copy now?


Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 07, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Weird Studies and Guides, Books, Alex

Back Online!

Sorry for our downtime! When we got linked-to by BOING-BOING and GIZMODO yesterday, it swamped us!

But we're back, thanks to Tech Wizard Alex!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 16, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Technology, Weird Universe, Alex

The Mad Science Museum

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One of our illustrious founders, Alex B., has been away from us too long. Now he offers us The Mad Science Museum and says he might be back blogging at WU. For now, visit his new site!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 09, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Evil, Science, Alex, Brain Damage

Alex’s New Book!

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You can't buy it yet, but here's the cover of Alex's new book!

If you visit the Amazon link, you can at least reserve your copy now!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 09, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Authorities and Experts, Weird Studies and Guides, Weird Theory, Books, Alex

Return of Alex!

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Regular WU-vies realize that the blog has been missing one-third of its voice for the past many months, as Alex Boese hunkered down to finish his new book. Well, over at Alex's Museum of Hoaxes blog, he's just announced his return to active blogging.

Let's hope that includes some time here at Weird Universe!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 16, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Books

Spam Solution

Alex has established a method of allowing quick deletes of spam, and I cleaned up a couple of dozen this morning. Faithful WU-vies should see fewer annoying comments. Thanks for your patience!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 07, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Comments, Paul

Congratulations All Around!

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I would just like to take this opportunity to say what a swell job all the new contributors are doing! You have all been trained well in the "Chuck Shepherd School for Weirdos," graduating with honors. And a round of applause to Alex for thinking up this new forum and getting it off the ground!

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 08, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Reader Recommendation

In the Rocker by the Hearthside

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I'm home now from my trip to the West Coast for only twelve hours, but I made sure that my first task was to read the last week's worth of WU posts and comments. Unfortunately I don't have a second, in the face of various deadlines, to respond to every single great comment on the assorted FOLLIES OF THE MAD MEN posts. But rest assured that I enjoyed each one, and continue to be amazed at the sagacity and enthusiasm and wit of the WU family of readers and contributors.

As for Chuck and Alex, they did tremendous work taking up my slack, with dozens of really great posts. If I can single out one, it would be Alex's talking goats video, which confirms that the earlier image I posted of goat testicles was accurate.

And that's what we're all about: accuracy in weirdness.

Please have one more FOLLIES, following this post. Then, tomorrow, even more goodies!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 04, 2008 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Weird Universe, Alex, Chuck, Comments, Paul

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Alex is the creator and curator of the Museum of Hoaxes. He's also the author of various weird, non-fiction books such as Elephants on Acid.

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