Weird Universe Archive

July 2011

July 16, 2011

Crabby Appleton





What well-known contemporary band is also named for a character from a cartoon, like Crabby Appleton were?

Answer after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Cartoons, 1970s

Look Alike

Who do YOU look like?

Posted By: patty - Sat Jul 16, 2011 - Comments (0)
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Look Alike

Who do YOU look like?

Posted By: patty - Sat Jul 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
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July 15, 2011

Vitabrush

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Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 15, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Appliances, 1940s, Hair and Hairstyling

July 14, 2011

Over React Much


A letter carrier is frightened by a neighborhood dog. Mail delivery is stopped for the block the dog is on until the situation is resolved. Fair enough, but of course that is not the whole story, or it would not have found its way here. The frightening dog was a chihuahua and letters were delivered to the neighborhood during the 3 day mail cessation identifying the name and address of the owner of the dog to the entire neighborhood. The family gave their little dog away and now that the letter carrier feels safe mail delivery has resumed. Oh and the same people have a pit bull but there has been no complaint about that dog.

picture from yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Thu Jul 14, 2011 - Comments (6)
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Johnson Smith Catalog Item #1

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Starting a new series: weird stuff from famed seller of novelties Johnson Smith.

I will be extracting from two catalogs: one from an indeterminate year of the 1930s, and one from the year 1950.

This entry, from the 1930s.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 14, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Body, Body Modifications, Costumes and Masks, Johnson Smith Catalog, Surrealism, 1930s

July 13, 2011

Creepy-Ass Dolls

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This new book definitely ties in to a thread on WU!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 13, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Horror, Toys, Books

Summer Hazard


You hear the stories every year of children left in hot cars and dogs left in hot cars. Well, Miami police hit the jackpot for that particular offence on Monday. Upon being alerted to strange noises from inside a parked van police arrived and opened the vehicle. To their surprise there were a total of 21 animals in the van. Eight roosters, four guinea hens, four pigeons, four goats and a duck, no partridge apparently the pear tree didn't fit. One of the goats was dead, animal control took in the rest of the animals. The real animals in this, the two men who parked and left the van, were arrested when they returned to the parking spot. They are being held on $110,000 bond each. Just lock 'em in a Department of Corrections van in the parking lot till trial.

Posted By: patty - Wed Jul 13, 2011 - Comments (10)
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Funkiest Hot Pants Ever

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 13, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1970s

July 11, 2011

The Beatniks



Hey, groovester, if you dig this song, you can watch the whole film below!


Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 11, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

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