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Farewell, Alvin Stardust


The Sincerity Machine

Artist Jesse England converted a typewriter to type in Comic Sans, "the most popularly despised font of modern times." He says that he hopes this will provoke thoughts about how we "create, consume, store (and fetishize) media." More info at his website.

Coffee Creamer Hitler

Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for placing pictures of Hitler and Mussolini on some of the coffee creamers it sells, calling it an "inexcusable blunder" and promising that "in the future we’ll be sure to sharpen our controls." However, they haven't really explained why they decided to use the Hitler/Mussolini photos in the first place.

Getting Started

Battle of the Vintage Chocolate Drinks

Name your poison! Bosco, Ovaltine, Borden's or Tootsie V-M?

Smog Rings

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has come up with a plan to use "patented ion technology" in order to create the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner.

Dagwood, the table-tennis-playing cat

From an AP story that circulated in August 1951 (example here): PORTLAND, Ore. — This cat made such a pest of herself when Ted Matson tried to play table tennis that he finally put her on one side of the net and let her try the game on her own.

Tarzan of the Canines

Original page here. Do we dare to believe this Weekly World News article? Well, the case was reported a year prior in a reputable newspaper.

Medical Reference Book

Handy in or out of the operating room. Order Your's Here

Pee Pocket

The Pee Pocket is yet another device that allows women to pee standing up. (I'm pretty sure I've posted about several other such devices.) It was designed by a heart surgeon.

Follies of the Madmen #232

Existential candybars, as only David Cronenberg could direct it. For more weirdness, try his new novel.

Breaking Bad Toys

Toy'sR Us is going to carry Breaking Bad action figures and accessories which include bags of pretend crystal meth.

Feces by mail

In the past, if you wanted to send someone a package full of a pile of feces, you had to collect the feces yourself, put them in a box, and take it to the post office.

Octagon Houses

For a brief time in the USA, eight-sided houses were a thing. Based on the crackpot theories of one fellow.

News of the Weird, August 19, 2014

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Radish Animals

A new book going on sale soon in Japan teaches the art of making "radish animals." All you need is a pile of grated daikon radish.

Hasbro’s Mr. Carrot Head

Is it just me, or was there more creativity in the old days, when you could use "any fruit or vegetable" with Mr.

Frog Protection

It is always embarrassing when a" title="frog protecion/fraud protection"> credit card is declined, but one would imagine even more so when you are the leader of the free world.

The Mark Of The Devil

NewDealDesign, a design house out of San Francisco, is behind an idea for implanted tattoos that carry information about the wearer that could be exchanged by touch.