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Ballpoint pen cutlery


These "Din-ink" ballpoint pen caps from ZO_loft allow you to transform your pens into cutlery. Why you would want to do this, I'm not sure.

Bruce Nauman

I just know every WU-vie will want the new book about seminal, brilliant artist Bruce Nauman. (See sidebar.)

Triple Play

She claims she did this to make herself unattractive to men, not for money and attention. Sure she did, what do you think?

Last Week in Weird (September 22, 2014)

Last Week in Weird datelines 9/10/2014--9/19/2014 [Links, chronological, on Extended page] Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd.

Microwaved iPhone


Artist Kenny Irwin is selling a microwaved gold iPhone 6 on eBay for $6,660. Yes, he purposefully microwaved it.

Follies of the Madmen #230


From Look magazine for September 13, 1962. Compare to Follies #227.

The Cartoon that United Morey Amsterdam and Zsa Zsa Gabor

Get the whole fascinating story at this blog.

How to be envied by every boy in town


Boys' Life - Dec 1916 Little Folks Children's Magazine - Dec 1918 via RETROspect

News of the Weird (September 21, 2014)

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M389, September 21, 2014 Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Orange Is the Old Black


To investigate the conditions in the New York State prison system for women circa 1916, socialist reformer Madeleine Zabriskie Doty arranges to have herself incarcerated, masquerading as a real criminal, under the name "Maggie Martin." Read her experiences here, in SOCIETY'S MISFITS.

Staggering Beauty

A useless, time-wasting distraction from the site staggeringbeauty.com. (You need to have javascript enabled on your browser to get it to work.)

19,998 And Counting

This entry is weird only in the fact that it's happened to one of our own through the magic of the internet.

The Coldest Case


It appears that the 126 year old cold case of Jack the Ripper has been solved by DNA testing. A shawl that was alleged to have been found next to Catherine Eddowes , one of the Ripper's victims, carries mitochondrial DNA profiles from both Eddowes' line and the familial line of one of the Ripper suspects.

Fat Cat


Maybe Chuck has deemed "animals inherit estate" stories NO LONGER WEIRD. But such was not the case in 1966.

Innovative Projects in Canada


Canadian tax dollars at work! Back in 1984 (source: Montreal Gazette - Oct 17, 1984), the Canada Council gave the following grants to fund Canadian artists who had "innovative" projects: • Jim Freedman got $4,885 to write a book on "professional wrestling as it relates to small towns, offering reasons for its decline in popularity." • Richard Lyle Hills received $3,125 to write "a collection of short stories examining the lives and values of those who work at construction jobs." • Joanne Claire was granted $8,200 to write "a book which questions the beliefs and assumptions upon which our lives are based." • Daniel Boudereau and Helene Cosette got $14,700 to develop "a performance integrating movement and color by acrobats inside a multi-chambered cubic structure." Thirty years later, what became of these projects?

A Pet Well Loved


Would you pay 'a few hundred dollars' for high risk brain surgery on a gold fish? Well, this pet's owner felt it was worth the expense.

Peeing in the ocean

Go ahead and pee there all you want. Scientists give it an official thumbs up!

Narcissister

Caution: some brief flashes of bare bosoms--a tactic which seems to constitute the entirety of the performer's artistic armory--in video and at the link..

Poopy Trap


In Vienna, Austria someone set a bucket full of feces to explode when a line was tripped at a spot where police regularly park to watch for speeders.

Money in Hamsters!


One of those vintage ads that promised easy money by starting a home animal-breeding program, such as raising giant frogs.


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