Category:
Holidays

Happy 2018 To All!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays

Merry Christmas 2017!

Santa phones Alfred E. Newman?

Hope you all have a swell day!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 25, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays

1960s Christmas Hairdos

Munich 1964



Detroit Free Press - Dec 7, 1964



Pittsburgh Press - Dec 20, 1966



St. Cloud Times - Dec 12, 1964



Decatur Herald - Dec 24, 1966

Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 22, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, 1960s, Hair and Hairstyling

Santa Was Exhausted



One can only begin to imagine...

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 15, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Emotions, Holidays, 1960s

Over-Yodeled

1993: A German court ordered that a couple deserved a partial refund of the cost of their two-week Caribbean cruise, since the cruise company hadn't warned them beforehand that 500 of the 600 passengers on the cruise would be Swiss yodelers, who would be practicing their yodels constantly.

Wilmington News Journal - Jan 13, 1993



Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 09, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Music, 1990s

Weird News Costumes

With Oct 31 almost upon us, I was trying to find examples of people who dress up for Halloween as characters from weird news stories. So far, I've found two.

The first is the Swiss Cheese Pervert. You may recall he was that guy who would drive around Philadelphia propositioning women while holding and fondling a piece of swiss cheese. He was arrested in 2014. Chuck mentioned him once in a column.

The Swiss Cheese Pervert



Swiss Cheese Pervert Costume (via uproxx.com)



The second is the "Monkey Jesus" painting — the name given to an amateur art restorer's attempt in 2012 to "fix" a 1930 fresco of Jesus.



via Yahoo! News

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 30, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Holidays

Punky Punkin



WU's contribution to the seasonal craze for all things pumpkin.

He's the happiest pumpkin--despite having his guts ripped out of him and doomed to rot more swiftly than his brothers in the field.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Holidays, 1950s

Happy New Year, 2017!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 01, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Weird Universe, Alex, Chuck, Paul

Striking Santas


La Crosse Tribune - Dec 18, 1966



Hazleton Standard-Speaker - Nov 24, 1990

Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 25, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Riots, Protests and Civil Disobedience

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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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Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.

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