Weird Universe Archive

April 2010

April 15, 2010

Professor Music’s Weird Link (Singular)

I . . . . .can't . . .. . . stop . . . . .laughing

Posted By: Professor Music - Thu Apr 15, 2010 - Comments (6)
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Roasted Camel Hump

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Would you eat camel's hump? Well this woman would--and did. Visit the link for horrifying pictures.




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For myself, I'd rather have a Camel Hump Cocktail.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 15, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Food, Regionalism, Middle East

April 14, 2010

Mascot Costumes

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Where do furries unable to sew their own costumes purchase their gear? Maybe at this store.

I'll confess: if I ever felt tempted to become a furry, I'd be a bad-ass one like either of these to the right.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 14, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Costumes and Masks

Evil Clown


Would you hire this guy as birthday entertainment for you children? Dominic Deville stalks the birthday boy or girl with letters, texts and phone calls before smashing them in the face with a cake. And a great time is had by all!

Posted By: patty - Wed Apr 14, 2010 - Comments (4)
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April 13, 2010

Extra-terrestrial sewer creature or tubiflex worms?

I don't know what this is, but what I really want to know is why there is a camera in the sewer?



Just when you thought the sewer was safe from surveillance!!

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Apr 13, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Aliens

Second Annual Bacon Day



Presented at the second annual Bacon Day, an AT-AT (first picture) made of bacon. An AT-AT is the giant walking war machine used by the empire in the last of the original 3 Star Wars films. The builder said last year he didn't have time for such an involved project so he made a BA-K-47 (second picture) from bacon. I wonder what he'll make next year, the Enterprise NCC-1701-D?

Posted By: patty - Tue Apr 13, 2010 - Comments (9)
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Follies of the Mad Men #97

Are UK pitchmen as idiotic and annoying as USA ones? Decide for yourself.








Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 13, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Europe

Weird 2.0 (4-13-2010)

Weird 2.0
April 13, 2010
[datelines April 3-April 10; links correct as of April 13]

"To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle"—George Orwell
"A little learning is a dangerous thing"—Alexander Pope
"Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns"—Rome Daily Inquirer, 7-18-64A.D.


A Florida state senator introduced her "Jay Leno bill," to stop promoting middle schoolers to high school if they're as dumb about civics as the people Jay discovers on his "Jaywalking" segments. Inexplicable: why we tolerate that most naturalized citizens know more (because of the citizenship test) than many born-here Americans know. [ed.: Still, even the naturalization test is largely trivia.] Miami Herald

The Government's Gaming Gap: the constantly increasing inability of smart lawmakers to write regulations that smart industry lawyers can't render useless (or worse). Take, for instance, the FTC's recent "fix" of the deceptive (and annoying!) "Free Credit Report" troubadour TV ads. FTC Fix: If you offer free credit reports that come with a catch to them, you must disclose that credit reports are not totally free except at the FTC-authorized AnnualCreditReport.com. Game: Experian's "Free Credit Report" started charging "$1," donated to charity, and thus continues to exploit the catch while avoiding the disclosure. New York Times

A Worse Gaming Gap: Massachusetts's near-universal health-care system's penalties for not buying insurance are much smaller than the cost of any treatment, encouraging people to sign up when they need something and then drop out a few months later). [ed.: A second stimulus program–tax breaks for small businesses to encourage hiring–has been stalled for months, in large part because they can't figure out how to outsmart companies that would've hired without the break and companies that fire temps and then claim the break by hiring replacements.] Boston Globe

Discovered still on the books in California: a 1949 law that requires health officials to seek "cures" for homosexuality. Los Angeles Times

Discovered on the British police's surveillance video network (designed to protection against criminals): up to 14,000,000 cars photographed–and images stored!--every day (including views of the driver and front-seat passenger). The Times

Local governments responding poorly to severely slashed budgets: In Chicago Heights, Ill., a new $200 "crash tax" for any 911 call in which emergency personnel are dispatched, irrespective of circumstances. In Ashtabula County, Ohio, Judge Alfred Mackey, when asked what citizens should do in view of the loss of 63 of the county's 112 deputies (and with many of the remaining force tied up with law-required duties such as prisoner transfers): "Arm themselves. [We]'re going to have to look after each other." Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio is as tough as they come in incarcerating bad guys . . unless the perp has a significant health condition that might require expensive medical care–in which case, miraculously, Joe turns all-"have a nice day" on him. WBBM-TV (Chicago) /// WKYC-TV (Cleveland) /// Courthouse News Service

Editor's Note: Later today, Your Editor will be posting this week's Pro Edition versions, plus more, in a new format (1) on
http://NewsoftheWeird.blogspot.com/ and (2) for e-mail delivery to those signed up for Pro Edition at Google Groups. Briefer story summaries, but the overall post is longer, and it will be known as (at least for this week) Good To Know . . .


[Weird 2.0 is a kinda-upmarket rendition of News of the Weird / Pro Edition. No perverts, no drunks, no stupid criminals. Just scary important stuff.]

Posted By: Chuck - Tue Apr 13, 2010 - Comments (2)
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April 12, 2010

Professor Music’s Weird Links

Apologies -- I got took, those "Abandoned Hotel" pics were, as sharp-eyed and wide-Web-crawling Weerdoes M W Lees-Grossmann in Munich and nyob pointed out, actually a Disneyland feature.

--sigh--

So I very very humbly present: 10 Undeniably Abandoned sites

Its just for fun: Starfield

Its just for fun, Part 2: .gifs of popular rappers

He's happy to provide service for men, women, couples, and groups.

The Holy Bible (New International Version) . . . . Stock Car Racing Edition!

Posted By: Professor Music - Mon Apr 12, 2010 - Comments (4)
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Herbie





When I learned that the fabled exploits of Herbie Popnecker were finally going to be reprinted, I rushed to place my order for the first two volumes, and was not dissatisfied.

But somehow, I neglected to order the concluding third volume for almost a year. It arrived this week, bringing more pure comics weirdness. It's hard to convey the essence of Herbie, but just check out the sloppy scan below.




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Herbie goes time-traveling to the era of the Pilgrims and meets--Beatnik Indians!

Think of the brain that could conceive of Beatnik Indians--and stand in awe! (Click image to enlarge.)

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 12, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Comics, Pop Art, Surrealism, 1960s

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