Weird Universe Archive

March 2012

March 25, 2012

March 24, 2012

Tom Jones In Tighty-Whities


(via dial-a-nihilist)

Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 24, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, Video

March 23, 2012

A New Standard Of Ridiculousness In The UK

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Fitting that the UK has been referred to as the Nanny State because the over protective idiocy has filtered down to the playground. There is now a 'No best friend' policy at some elementary schools. This is to protect all the little snowflakes from the trauma of have a falling out with their best friend. If this is the way things continue to go then the next generation will be even less able to deal with the downturns in life than the ones now. Reality is rough and painful sometimes but we all have to experience it.

Posted By: patty - Fri Mar 23, 2012 - Comments (31)
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The Employment

El Empleo / The Employment from opusBou on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 23, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Humor, Products, Surrealism, Science Fiction, Cartoons

Laid Off

A small town Texas politician did something very unusual recently. He thought about the best interest of the city and its citizens by laying himself off from his city manager position. There are also two assistant city managers and Dan O'Leary decided it was not necessary for Keller, Texas to have three managers. He then chose his own position as the logical choice for the axe. He is now searching for a new job, Bet he gets a good reference.

Posted By: patty - Fri Mar 23, 2012 - Comments (3)
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The Lottery—The Sexy Edition

If people bought this 1950 edition of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson thinking it would be a sex-filled potboiler, they were in a for a bit of a disappointment.


Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 23, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Literature, Books

March 22, 2012

Atomic Planes

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[Clicke either half to enlarge.]

Sometimes even generals come to their senses. The notion of airborne nuclear reactors proved too worrisome even for the military, despite the brilliant failsafe plan of catastrophic ditching into water.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 22, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Accidents, Disasters, Flight, Military, Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1950s

Puffer Jacket

The Puffer Jacket from Japanese label Christian Dada, unveiled this week as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo. According to tokyofashion.com, Christian Dada's show this year was "noticeably less conceptual that the last couple of seasons, featuring more wearable fashion than what we’ve come to expect on the Christian Dada runway."

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 22, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Fashion

March 21, 2012

Namahage







And you thought clowns were scary! What about Namahage?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 21, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, Superstition, Children, Asia, Fictional Monsters

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