Weird Universe Archive

November 2010

November 10, 2010

The Six Jumping Jacks





Apparently, these guys really liked to eat.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 10, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Food, Humor, Music, 1920s

Mystery Date

The exciting board game that teaches you how to pick the perfect date. Or, just some 1960 sexist attempt to mold young girls into the "perfect woman". You choose.

Posted By: Expat47 - Wed Nov 10, 2010 - Comments (9)
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November 9, 2010

New Jersey’s Most Unwanted


Last week New Jersey held a 4 day program called Safe Surrender. The surrender-a-thon was to give non-violent offenders a chance to turn themselves in and receive light sentences. It gives the offenders a break on sentencing and the government a break on the financial burden of the ongoing cases. The interesting part is that during the 4 day event 550 people with NO outstanding warrants turned themselves in. Good thing there is no law against stupidity!

Posted By: patty - Tue Nov 09, 2010 - Comments (4)
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Pattern for Smartness



Men go wild for the "know-how look!"

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 09, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1940s

November 8, 2010

Booda Ode



This is a Nigerian movie in four parts on YouTube. The description reads:

"Boda Ode (Stupid Brother) is a very funny Yoruba-Dance Nigerian comedy... (English Subtitles). The guy is trying to get a girl, but has no luck. He then goes to the juju priest to try and charm the girl to love him lol. Very funny movie!!"

After watching the first part here, you might agree with my opinion: the Farrelly Brothers have nothing to fear!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 08, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Africa

News of the Weird / Pro Edition (November 8, 2010)

News of the Weird/Pro Edition
You're Still Not Cynical Enough

Prime Cuts of Underreported News from Last Week, Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned by Chuck Shepherd
November 8, 2010
(datelines October 30-November 6) (links correct as of November 8)

Return of Ohio's No. 1 Problem, Plus Dainty Elephants and the World's Ugliest Woman

★ ★ ★ ★!

"Golden" Oldie: Alan Patton, 59, the Dublin, Ohio, guy with a thing for young boys' urine, was arrested again. What he does is put Saran Wrap at the bottom of urinals so that he can go collect the puddle after a boy tinkles. He had to do 60 days last time they caught him, and this time he'll have to answer to the since-enacted Alan Patton Law [I just made up the name, but it was indeed aimed specifically at him.]. Columbus Dispatch

One Day, Vengeance Will Be Theirs: That Safari World park near Bangkok (the one that has featured orangutans in trunks kickboxing) has outdone itself: elephants tightrope-walking. (Bonus: They're pretty good at it--plus, because of encroaching rural development, the job market for elephants is in severe decline, and they're actually lucky to get any gig.) Daily Mail (London)

Thank God We Kicked British Butt at Yorktown: Otherwise, we'd have to put up with wimpiness like this. Ya see, because somebody complained, British officials decided last week that Army cadets (ages 12-18) can't show their precision rifle-drill skills on Remembrance Day because it's unseemly for kids to be seen in public handling guns. Daily Mail

Talk About Your "Crime Against Nature": In a motel in Jackson County, W.Va., Melissa Williams was arrested for brandishing a knife at her ex- and another man in her room after they balked at performing, umm, orally on her. The police report stated that one of the men "became overwhelmed by the horrible vaginal odor emitting from" poor Melissa. TheSmokingGun.com /// [excerpt of police report]

Banks Get Serious About Their Foreclosure Errors: ProPublica.org scoured the help-wanted ads to check the hiring of people to work on correcting the foreclosure paperwork. For almost all: It's a high-school grad/GED position--except for the one that offered $10-$12 an hour for "Foreclosure Department Supervisor." ProPublica

Have You Done the New TSA Airport Rule on Belts? You must remove yours. Everyone. No exceptions. [Why?] Because belts may interfere with the full-body scan machine. [What if our airport doesn't even have scan machines?] What part of "no exceptions" is giving you trouble? Salon



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Posted By: Chuck - Mon Nov 08, 2010 - Comments (7)
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November 7, 2010

Pooping Santa

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Buy yours here!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 07, 2010 - Comments (0)
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The Single Greatest Commercial of all Eternity

I don't know the back story behind this, but Burger King does have some of the strangest commercials on television so I'll assume it is real. I don't know what I like more, the brainmeltingly weird plot or the amazing background music, but somehow this commercial is pure genius. Now if only there were a Burger King nearby...

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Sun Nov 07, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Food, Restaurants, Advertising, Surrealism

November 5, 2010

Happy Harry

I recently found out about an animator named Harry Partridge who does bizarre shorts that are perfect Weird Universe material. These two are my favorites, but be sure to go to the Happy Harry Toons YouTube page for more absurdity.



Posted By: Salamander Sam - Fri Nov 05, 2010 - Comments (1)
Category: Celebrities, Dreams and Nightmares, Humor, Pop Culture, ShowBiz, Surrealism, Cartoons

Beautiful Bagpipes

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Suprised? I was.

Posted By: patty - Fri Nov 05, 2010 - Comments (12)
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