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Sports

Surf Dogs!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 26, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Nature, Sports, Dogs

Electronic Drink Caddie

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I'm sure everyone recalls when Alex revealed to us the Uroclub, a mock golf club allowing the user to discreetly pee through the shaft.

Well, I hope that any golfer who employs both the Uroclub and the Electronic Drink Caddie does not mix them up by mistake, either drinking from the Uroclub or pissing into the Drink Caddie.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 23, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants, Sports, Products

Follies of the Mad Men #50

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What image could possibly be great enough for our milestone fiftieth installment? Only this one!

At one time, during either the seventies or the eighties, I believe, this campaign was ubiquitous. I would run across OJ and his boots in every issue of Playboy I intended to cut up for collages, whereupon I would promptly rip out the page intact and mail it to a friend. That's why I had to find a scan on eBay, for this post, and can't tell you the exact provenance of the advertisement.

Of course, today we laugh because of OJ's appearance. "So that's how he was able to escape so fast after the murders! He deployed his third leg!"

But consider the campaign even without OJ.

First you get the off-color allusion to "third leg = penis." Then you get the Addams-Family-style associations of "Our boots are worn by mutants and freaks."

Brilliant!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 10, 2008 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Celebrities, Death, Fashion, Shoes, Law, Lawsuits, Sports, Scary Criminals, Stupid Criminals, 1970s, 1980s

The Golden Years

A look at the glory days of Homer Simpson's favorite sport. At least from the point-of-view of a certain manufacturer....

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 20, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Sports, Documentaries, 1960s, Yesterday’s Tomorrows

The Impactors

The first rule of the Impactors Club is that it's For Men Only. The second rule of the Impactors Club is that... well, you get the idea.

The Impactors is for men who enjoy "adult hard riding." They're into "Bareback, Saddle, Naked, etc. Leather, Sweat, and sharp spurs." Sharp spurs are essential. The things they like to ride are horses, ponies, and donkeys.

Poe's Law states that it's almost impossible to distinguish between extreme religious fundamentalism and parodies of it. I think there needs to be a similar law that would apply to sadistic freaks, because I can't tell whether the Impactors is a joke... or not.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 15, 2008 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Sports, Stupidity

Hoberman Arch

Six years have passed since the whole world saw the wonderfully weird portal created by Chuck Hoberman, but it's never too soon to admire it again.

Wouldn't you want a small version of this in your home?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 30, 2008 - Comments (10)
Category: Inventions, Sports, Technology, Television

2008 Wife-Carrying Contest

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Although the most famous wife-carrying contest--the original event in Finland--came and went in July, as you can learn in the clip below, other such events are going on regularly, such as this recent New Hampshire contest.

I'm thinking we need to enter a WEIRD UNIVERSE team in one of these competitions. Any volunteers?



Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 14, 2008 - Comments (11)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Human Marvels, Sports, Husbands, Wives, Foreign Customs, Marriage

When to amputate?

Trevor Wikre broke his pinkie during football practice. The doctors planned to set the bone, but they warned him that the injury might end his football career, and the healing process would certainly prevent him from finishing his senior year as a Mesa State College offensive lineman. So Wikre opted for a more radical procedure. He told the doctors to amputate his finger.

Is Wikre a hero or an idiot? His teammates are treating him like a hero ("No doctor is going to tell him what he can do or can’t do. I have nothing but respect for him." and "It’s awesome. That’s a pretty amazing commitment and sacrifice to go the rest of his life without a pinkie.") Personally, I'd classify him more in the idiot category. Poetic justice would be if the coaches benched him for the rest of the year.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 06, 2008 - Comments (9)
Category: Medicine, Sports

Monster Mini Golf

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As we all realize, Halloween has become an incredibly inflated holiday over the past few decades. But claims that spending for the holiday rank just behind Xmas are bogus, as we learn in this Snopes article. Nonetheless, strange and unlikely exploitations of Halloween continue to erupt.

How about Monster Mini Golf?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 02, 2008 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Holidays, Horror, Sports

Follies of the Mad Men #32


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[From Life magazine for April 23 1971.]

Okay, here's today's lesson, ad guys, and I'll only tell you once:

YOU NEVER COMPARE YOUR PRODUCT TO A PLAGUE OR STD, EVEN IN JEST!!!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 01, 2008 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Celebrities, Food, Sports, 1970s

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