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Blood Red Valentine’s

Tired of the same old roses, chocolates and dinner out for Valentine's Day? St. Albans Sanatorium offers something a little different.

Speed of aircraft carrier


Example from 1960 of the military's gift for stating the obvious. No luck in tracking down the referenced pamphlet.

Dagwood Splits the Atom


I would not trust goofball slacker Dagwood Bumstead to split any atoms for me. But in 1948 the authorities obviously thought he was an identifiable role model for their science popularization.

Great Poker Face


The idea of propping up corpses in true-to-life poses at funerals is something we've seen before here at WU.

Follies of the Madmen #274

Horny beach bunnies switch instantly from thoughts of lust to thoughts of dental hygiene.

Fries and Ketchup


February 9, 2016: Texas State University student Monika Rostvold lay on an outdoor table, wearing only a bra and underwear, then covered herself in Chick-fil-A fries and ketchup.

VD:  It Is Your Problem

Man, that is some mighty light-hearted music to accompany this message.

Holland Girl ISO American Boy


1959: A Holland girl sent a letter to North Dakota addressed "To a Nice Boy" seeking someone with whom she could correspond.

Wrong Car


Similar to Alex's post of a day or two ago! How often does this kind of thing happen? Original article here.

Fondled while floating to earth


1997: Cockrell couldn't keep his hands to himself. The Des Moines Register - Feb 9, 1997

Happy the Cowboy Ventriloquist Dummy


"Happy" looks anything but, as if he's battling the DTs. Does his cigarette really emit smoke? Original ad here.

Thought he was Jerry


So who was this Jerry, and what did he do? I guess we'll never know. Arizona Republic - Jan 29, 1953 Man Stabbed With Apology SAN FRANCISCO (INS) — Lawrence Bridges, 32, San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver, reported to police that he was stabbed by a man who then leaned over him and said: "Oh, pardon me, I thought you were Jerry." He was stabbed twice, in the cheek and shoulder, as he walked on Sutter Street near Fillmore.

Horsford’s Acid Phosphate


What was once a patent medicine for "tired brains" and "seasickness" is now a hipster cocktail ingredient.

News of the Weird (February 7, 2016)

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M461, February 7, 2016 Copyright 2016 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Flying Fish a Hazard


[Click to enlarge] Original article here.

Inverted Preacher


September 1928: The novelty of preaching from a casket having worn off, Rev. H.W. Thomas of Minneapolis announced he would henceforth deliver the gospel message while standing on his head.

Love trapped


A man who died after having sex with a prostitute ended up trapped inside of her. They had to be taken to the hospital to be "de-coupled"

Follies of the Madmen #273

Happy Joe Lucky was no Roger Rabbit, but he does a credible job here with Gisele MacKenzie.

Wedding ring instead of coin


Two examples makes this a recurring theme, though not a frequently recurring one. The theme being: wedding rings used instead of coins.

Arrested for eating grapes


April 1988: Albert Culberth of Miami ate a few grapes as he and his wife were doing their grocery shopping.


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