Weird Universe Archive

September 2009

September 25, 2009

Daily Jury Duty:  Comparative Mugshots of Alleged Indiana Meth Users

Five more mugshots from Greensburg, Indiana. Now we have five alleged meth users, possessors, manufacturers, etc., The mugshots remind me of a photographer attempting to take pics of toddlers and infants that just won't look at the camera. And what's with that girl at the end? What does she have to smile about? In 1890, The Mean Center of United States Population was Greensburg, Indiana. With today's reports, is the town trying to become the Mean Center of Drug Users in the United States? Greensburg Daily News

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Fri Sep 25, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Addictions, Drugs, Your Daily Jury Duty

Your Daily Jury Duty:  What Are They Doing At the Heroin House?

Police in Greensburg, Indiana raided what the local paper dubbed a "Heroin House." Of course, this choice of alliteration brought to mind The Doors' song, "Hyacinth House." The police noted the men weren't cooperative, but didn't put up a fight either. I guess that's what could be expected of heroin users. Now it's up to you to decide if these are what you would expect the mugshots of heroin users to look like. Greensburg Daily News

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Fri Sep 25, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Addictions, Drugs, Your Daily Jury Duty

Romper Room, Aussie Style



Viewing this clip is a Twilight Zone experience for me--and, I expect, for others of my generation. I grew up watching ROMPER ROOM, but the Aussie accent of this gal on the Downunder version jars with my nostalgia. I've fallen into some alternate timeline.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 25, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Insects, Television, Children, 1960s

Chainsaw Maid

Kind of like Gumby meets Shaun of the Dead. Rated CG for claymation gore.

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Sep 25, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Video, Violence

September 24, 2009

Carry Your Wife Race

I know it sounds sexist, but I've run races before and I think I could win this competition.



At the end the prize they are competing for is revealed. Would you do it?

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Sep 24, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Ceremonies

iPhone Sleaze Detector

Intelius, a Washington State information commerce company, is offering a new iphone application. Date Check allows singles to do a quick background check on someone they are considering going out with. Input the person's name or cell phone number to begin. The Net Worth function checks on any monetary and property holdings. Sleaze Detector looks for criminal records such as assault, drug or sex offences, drunk driving and such. It even checks networking sites and reports on job status and education. John Arnold, co-founder and executive vice president of Intelius, says it's like having a private investigator in your pocket. Doesn't sound very romantic to me. http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/09/24/iPhone-app-investigates-dates/UPI-77901253829286/

Posted By: patty - Thu Sep 24, 2009 - Comments (6)
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Moment of Decision

Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 24, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Crime, Stupid Criminals, Juvenile Delinquency, 1960s, Cars

September 23, 2009

Rented What?

The Hotel Du Vin in Birmingham, England was one of a number of hotels asked what items had been stolen over the last year. Amongst the normal things like towels and toiletries they also listed light fixtures, a stuffed boar's head and sex toys. Yes, sex toys. Until recently the hotel had sex toys available to rent to guests. They also called people who 'forgot' to leave the items behind for either reimbursement or return. How embarrassing would that phone call be? Also embarrassed was the inebriated guest who attempted to take the boar's head which was displayed in the hotel's billiard room. Some of his friends returned a few weeks later and bought the boar's head to give him as a wedding present. I bet his bride would have liked the sex toys better. http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/09/23/Sex-toys-light-fixtures-taken-from-hotels/UPI-97741253747329/

Posted By: patty - Wed Sep 23, 2009 - Comments (11)
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French-film-inspired Terrorism?

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Given that Najibullah Zazi seems to have been planning terrorist assaults on the NYC subway system, is it possible he got his inspiration from a surname-related French New Wave film Zazie dans le m├ętro?

I entirely blame avant-garde author of the original novel, Raymond Queneau.

You can never trust these artsy types!

UPDATE: this clip from the film looks awfully suspicious to me!


Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 23, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Death, Destruction, Disasters, Movies, Terrorism and Terrorists, 1960s, Europe

Natural Selection

James Looney, 40, of Imperial, Missouri had a fatal mishap while teaching his girlfriend gun safety. He intended to take her to a shooting range the following day, so he wanted to go over safe gun handling first. After explaining that a gun won't fire when the safety is on he proceeded to demonstrate. The third gun Mr. Looney pointed at his head fired when he pulled the trigger killing him. It is alleged that alcohol was involved. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/22/Man-kills-self-teaching-firearms-safety/UPI-99531253644238/

Posted By: patty - Wed Sep 23, 2009 - Comments (5)
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