Weird Universe Archive

March 2010

March 5, 2010

My Little Pony Musical

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 05, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Opera, Fictional Monsters

March 4, 2010

Robothespian Can Take the Part

Need to program your own spokesperson? This guy never takes a day off!!



The eyes kinda scare me.

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Robots

The Party’s Where?

Where's a good place to take the little ones to see the Easter Bunny? Who's holding a chili cook off? Devanny-Condron Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is the answer to both questions. Terry Probst, the new managing partner at the funeral home, wants to make it a community center of sorts. He says a Funeral Home is a 'living, breathing thing' in fact he and his family live upstairs there. Probst offers limo rides to couples celebrating 50 or more years of marriage and provides a birthday cake each month to the local senior center for all that months birthdays. He also hopes to hold a murder mystery dinner at the Funeral Home in May.
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_14508911

Posted By: patty - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category:

Death Wish

Police in North Vernon, Indiana say it is obvious this man had a death wish. That may not be so uncommon for men his age and perhaps in his profession, but he accomplished it in a very disturbing fashion. I've followed the events in The North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun, but I do find it somewhat unnerving that the story is making the rounds through many newspapers in central and southern Indiana, as I fear widespread dissemination of the story may open the door to copycats.
UPDATE: Meth, unsuprisingly, played a role. Greensburg Daily News

Unrelated bonus mugshot from the same paper of Nikkiah C. Weddle, a loving mother, that just appears slothful. I feel that her having smoked marijuana three weeks earlier will play a heavy role in her defense, since we've all smoked a joint that we took almost a full month to recover from.

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Accidents, Crime, Death, Obituaries, Drugs, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Stupidity, Babies and Toddlers, Your Daily Jury Duty, Cars

Follies of the Mad Men #91

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[From Life magazine for September 15, 1941. Two scans, click either to enlarge.]

Choking your wife equals nicer shirts in the future.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Violence, Husbands, Wives, 1940s

Uniforms Are Sexy?  Who Would Have Guessed?

There's a fetish for everyone, and we mock most of them here. So let's add one more to the list. The crisp, no-nonsense uniforms worn by the crewmembers of New Japan Airlines have been much desired for decades. Of course there are plenty of imitations to be bought, but the real thing, previously worn, is considered to be worth any price. Airlines have gone so far as to add serial numbers and computer chips into the garments. So why all the fuss now, when this has been a long standing issue? Because New Japan Airlines declared bankruptcy in January and they are very worried that their laid-off workers will start selling their uniforms for profit. You can read more about it on The Australian.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Fashion, Sexuality, Fetishes

It Was Hidden In What!?

Talk about dedication to your job. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves summed it up pretty well, in fact, when he said "Yeah, that really does suck." He's referring to the recent drug bust the Arizona police made when they discovered more than seven hundred pounds of marijuana stuffed into the septic tank on a truck hauling human waste. Leonard Salcido of Tucson was arrested and charged with possession and transportation of marijuana. Read the article and see the pictures on CNN.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Crime, Drugs

March 3, 2010

Should Have Made ‘David’ Too


A New Jersey family was asked, by police, to cover the snow sculpture of the Venus de Milo they built last week. The request was made due to an anonymous complaint about 'a naked snow woman'. No worries now for the puritanical complainer, Venus was taken down Monday because she was melting. Wonder what they'll build next snow storm, my suggestion is in the title.
http://www.nj.com/news/local/index.ssf/2010/03/nude_snow_sculpture_in_rahway.html

Posted By: patty - Wed Mar 03, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category:

Secret Techniques of the Electric Company & Party of Five:  Not Much Brighter Than the Original

I have two news oddities to present from one of my local papers. The first from The Greensburg Daily News I didn't think was so odd, I would expect the electric company to do such things to avoid displacing wildlife, but I couldn't figure out if the 'secret technique' was really an extraordinary trade secret (I would actually expect them to want to share such info so other companies could put it to use), or just a case of a lazy reporter.
The second from the same paper details five new residents of the county jail. Alas, there is only one mugshot. These five actually had uniformed police knock on their door, and they didn't answer. So the police set up a perimeter around their apartment for two hours while waiting for the search warrant. With two hours to play with, none of the suspects noticed a cop banging on the door or the perimeter placed around their apartment? And they couldn't destroy a small amount of dope and paraphernalia in the meantime?

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Wed Mar 03, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Drugs, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Stupidity, Stupid Criminals, Your Daily Jury Duty

Mikky and Me

Mikky and Me from Adam Neale on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 03, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Violence, Elderly, Husbands, Wives, Cartoons

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