Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

The Mothers of Appropriation

I honestly have no idea:

Get ready for the second coming of the Frank Zappa Choir : The Mothers of Appropriation, coming at you at this year’s NSCAD Wearable Art Show!

Yellow Snow

Stranger than fiction:

Snow ranging in colour from light yellow to orange and carrying a distinctive “musty” odour was observed yesterday in five districts of Omsk province, which lies in western Siberia and borders Kazakhstan.

Ain’t no Huskie wee-wee either, methinks…

Captain Midnight

A creepy incident occurred at Chicago’s WGN-TV on 22/11/’87:

The pictures on the station monitors in the studio suddenly began to jitter and twitch. Across Chicago, countless other televisions did the same, as Dan’s clips of the Bears game were lost in a brief flurry of static and replaced with the sinister, grinning visage of Max Headroom.

And that was just the beginning. View the clip here.
Related: The Wyoming Incident.

Hotpants!

Proof that Dr Sharleena has psychic powers: it is the year 1937 and cows wear pants. (Thanks Bernard!)

Teenar

Meanwhile, in the WTF Department:

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Yes: it’s the Teenar, a department store mannequin converted into a working electric guitar.

The Case Of The Zombie Chickens

Oh what a world we live in:

When Jim Stauffer of Petaluma saw a chicken crawling out of a mound of compost like the living dead, he knew something had changed at the egg farm next door. “We called them zombie chickens,” Stauffer said. “Some of them crawled right up out of the ground. They’d get out and stagger around.”

Bicycle Nutcracker Suite

Since Jingle Bells is a little overdone this time of year, I thought Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” would be a great alternative. At first I didn’t think it could be done, but as I recorded sounds from my road bike and mountain bike it started to take shape.

See a smidge of Conceptual Continuity emerging? Thought so. (via)

The Big One

Okay, you asked for it: here comes the Big One.
(The same on Google Maps)

Kramer vs Kramer

Whatever happened to Kramer from Seinfeld? Well…

His apology on the Late Show — painful.

The Boys From Paraguay

Is the Bush administration preparing an escape to Paraguay? Say what Barry? The Cuban news service reports that George W. Bush has purchased 98,840 acres in Paraguay, near the Bolivian/Brazilian border.

Wonkette (via):

Now, Prensa Latina is a Cuban-government operation that is not exactly friendly toward Washington, what with Washington trying to kill Castro for 50 years and all. But Prensa Latina didn’t invent the story. It’s all over the South American press — and not just Venezuela and Bolivia. Here’s a version from Brazil. Here’s one from Argentina. And here’s one from Paraguay itself.

… and:

Here’s a fun question for Tony Snow: Why might the president and his family need a 98.840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguyan government?

Habeas Corpus, anyone?

Ban Fahrenheit 451!

Texas dad wants Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s novel whose plot deals with book banning, to be banned — during Banned Books Week. What’s the temperature at which rational thinking experiences a meltdown?

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“Brad Miller even spent your tax dollars to pay teenage girls to watch pornographic movies with probes connected to their genitalia.” How’s that for a congressional campaign ad? Oh, and let’s not forget the Mariachi’s. Way to go, Vern!

At First It Was A Hobby

Meet Alfred, the Belgian Penguin Man. Throw in the Poodle Woman from a couple of entries ago, and we have ourselves some nice Conceptual Continuity brewing!

We’ll Always Have Paris

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Flabbergasted I am. Via The Idiot Bastard.

Poodle Fitness

That’s right folks, don’t touch that dial…