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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

Glacier Crack Fly-thru



Expat47 says: "This is a virtual 'fly through' of a trench in Antarctica. The weird thing is that it resembles the trench on the death star from Star Wars. I tried to get the video embedded and posted but couldn't make it so I'll leave it up to y'all."

Done!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 02, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Reader Recommendation, Natural Wonders

This Is My Home

This Is My Home from Mark on Vimeo.



Many thanks to WU-vie filmmakers Mark Cersosimo & Kelsey Holtaway!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 29, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Reader Recommendation, Collectors

Fuller’s Dymaxion Map

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Thanks to Robb of Warren for reminding us of this odd map. I took the image out of Comments, where it was too big, and resized it for display here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Geography and Maps, Reader Recommendation

The Pillow Fight League



More info here.

Thanks to Sandy Pearlman!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 20, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Reader Recommendation, Interior Decorating, Women

Underwater Music



No one has ascertained the reaction of the fish.

Thanks to WU-vie Matt!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 10, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Fish, Reader Recommendation

Carstache!

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Car bras? That's old school uncool! Your vehicle needs a 'stache. Visit Carstache to learn more, especially about their newest, pictured here and available just in time for July 4th!

All thanks to WU-vie Ethan Eyler.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 09, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Inventions, Reader Recommendation, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, Cars

The Fox Catcher

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This is a poster currently on sale at Etsy, under the title of "The Fox Catcher," discovered by reader Deborah Newton. Does anyone recognize the fable that it illustrates? The essential events are truly weird.

1) A fox comes to a house and steals away a child.

2) The parents track down the fox to his lair and lure him out with drum and violin music.

3) The fox is beaten and/or killed, and the tearful child is saved.

I thought I knew a lot of fairytales, but this one escapes me!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 27, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Art, Myths and Fairytales, Reader Recommendation

Del Rivers



WU Reader Frank Stamm kindly introduces us to the music of Del Rivers. Mr. Stamm further enlightens us:

A cover story was done on Del in Rochester’s alternative newspaper City
News in 2001 that said of him “the list of musicians he's worked with
reads like a who's-who of Rochester garage rock: Cousin Al, Insiders,
Fadeaways, It's My Party, Fertility Rite Brothers, McFadden's Parachute,
Fugitives, Earthlings.” Del has been backed back by some of Rochester’s
best musicians, and has turned out a list of singles over the years that
place him at the head of the pack: “Second in Line”, “Soul Chaser”,
“She Walks Like a Robot”.

After taking a detour for a few years into comedy and acting, he has found
a new band that matches his musical sensibilities, Fudge Club. They have
released three music videos now: “Duesenberg (All The Way)”, the
controversial “Ape Farmers”, and now the new single, “Wacky Bushy
Pine-ackles”.

It’s never too late to jump on the Del bandwagon! Del Rivers will field
all questions at jamesbulmahn@hotmail.com He will answer questions about
his new work, old work, or his problems with women.


Thanks, Frank! I think.....

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 25, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Music, Regionalism, Outsider Art, Reader Recommendation

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