Welcome, friends, to an exciting new world of weird!

In fact, many worlds—and so big, we could only call it—


WEIRD UNIVERSE is the new superblog that brings together three well-known creators and experts in all things weird.

Alex Boese runs The Museum of Hoaxes, a well-known enterprise devoted to debunking in amusing fashion the more outrageous claims foisted on a credulous public.

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

Chuck Shepherd is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.

Now these three staunch and intrepid correspondents—under a beautiful new banner by legendary underground cartoonist Rick Altergott—are pooling their expertise to bring you the most wide-ranging daily collection of weird reading material anyone could ask for.

WEIRD UNIVERSE will feature Chuck Shepherd’s daily feed on the most oddball news items of recent vintage. Regular posts such as “Follies of the Mad Men”—a history of Madison Avenue’s more dubious achievements—will alternate with lists, historical oddities, commentary and speculation. Together, the mix will cover every aspect of a human and natural cosmos that is not only “stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine.”

We believe in the power of the weird.

To entertain, to elucidate, to edify. To humble, to horrify, to honor. To shock, to surprise, to scandalize.

Most vitally, we believe in the power of the weird as the final frontier of gloriously untameable human nature. In a world that grows increasingly homogenous, regimented, authoritarian, timid and fearful, the weird stands as humanity’s last best hope for spontaneity, ingenuity, bravery, goofiness, laughter, astonishment, and crazy wisdom.

We believe in the power of the weird.

Visit WEIRD UNIVERSE, and you will too!

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     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 07, 2008
     Category: Weird Universe

We will definitely seek to improve our graphics and font use as we go!
Posted by Paul on 07/08/08 at 04:48 PM
Thanks for the enthusiasm! Hope we don't disappoint!
Posted by Paul on 07/09/08 at 10:01 AM
Very glad you like it! We hope to keep readers and ourselves vastly entertained!
Posted by Paul on 07/09/08 at 01:44 PM
I will leave the possibility of a forum to our tech wizard, Alex!
Posted by Paul on 07/09/08 at 03:57 PM
I think we can do RECENT COMMENTS LINK pretty easy. Alex?
Posted by Paul on 07/10/08 at 09:38 AM
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