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?
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.
Go ahead and pee there all you want. Scientists give it an official thumbs up!
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..
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.
One of those vintage ads that promised easy money by starting a home animal-breeding program, such as raising giant frogs.
Wikipedia entry here.
A UK health inspector recently reported finding the body of a dead lion in a restaurant's freezer during an inspection.
I love these reasons for being committed to the lunatic asylum, as given in this report for the year 1836.
Last Week in Weird datelines 9/5/2014--9/12/2014 [Links, chronological, on Extended page] Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd.
The NoPhone is a black piece of plastic shaped like an iPhone.
Although part of a group that had a a chart-topping record, Bloem de Ligny has a solo career that produces music which is--how shall I say it?
News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M388, September 14, 2014 Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.
Paul has decided to embrace the new "work for free" business model of the 21st Century and is giving away one of his books.
A few days ago, Paul posted a short film from the 1960s titled "A case for beer." That was using the word 'case' in the sense of an argument or set of facts.
Take your best guess! The answer is here.
Source: Notes and Queries, Nov 6, 1858.
I can hardly wait to see who wins this year.
Daniel Johnson, a famous British hair stylist is taking manscaping to the next level with the intricate chest hair designs like the one pictured above.
"Halfway down the stairs I see a major stain on my shirt." That's keepin' it real!