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Fighting Ministers

Episcopal ministers participating in role-playing exercises in order to learn how to be more assertive and not always be "knuckling under to overbearing parish members." Here they're participating in the hostility exercise, acting out how an argumentative church group might behave.

A Snort History

The takeaway message? Drinking and driving is an eternal fun recreation of humanity, encoded in the genome of the species, and will never cease.

Flower Power

Back from the '70s, its...flower beards!

Spray Cake

Newly available: cake in a spray can. Just spray, microwave, and eat. But, of course, you'll also need some spray can frosting.

Follies of the Madmen #224

All the fake employee singing in the world could not save the Robert Hall chain from bankruptcy a mere 4 years after this commercial aired.

Wild & Woolly

Your Bonus Post for Sunday. Because Alex, Chuck and I love you all!

News of the Weird (July 20, 2014)

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M380, July 20, 2014 Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Not a mannequin

Seems like this was a week for weird corpse stories in the news. First there was that story about the errant corpse traveling down a busy road on a gurney.

Early Brain Surgery

[Click to enlarge] Given the state of medical science in 1911, this purported good result seems like sheer luck!

Toaster Selfie

Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level of absurdity, the Toaster Selfie allows you to print images of your own face on pieces of toast.


IMDB entry. Full movie below. One reviewer there says: The whole thing takes on the air of a ninety minute game of "Clue" played in reverse, as greedy, grasping relatives and hangers-on are dispatched in the most gory and inventive ways possible for a dead guy to come up with.

Rude Baby Jumper

Several people who purchased (or were given) a baby jumper sold by the fashion chain Next have complained after they noticed it was "covered in penis drawings." The store admits that, yes, this does appear to be the case, but explains that the original design was "over simplified by the printer and

Lord Timothy Dexter

I just learned about a famous New England eccentric named Lord Timothy Dexter. People like this make me proud to be a Yankee.

The Art of S. Clay Wilson

Surely some of the weirdest underground comix were produced by S. Clay Wilson. Now there's a great new compilation of his work, with more volumes to come.

Stuff for your cat

I can't imagine a cat ever using this cat exercise wheel (apart from the one cat in the video whom they've somehow convinced to demonstrate it).

Crazy Clock Game

Everyone knows Mouse Trap. But who recalls its sister game, Crazy Clock? Why would one become famous, the other forgotten?

Waitress There’s A Cockroach In My Salad

When a customer in a Chinese restaurant complained about a cockroach in his salad the waitress showed him it was safe to eat by eating it.

Class Action Park

Closed in 1996 but soon to be reopened. The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever (Full Length) by insane-amusement-park

Pro Basketball Player Eaten by Cannibals?

Vanished forever in Africa while visiting Idi Amin. Surname suspiciously close to "brisket." 'Nuff said.

Gurney on road

The Bucks County Coroner's Office says it "deeply regrets" the malfunction that caused the door on the coroner's van to open, sending a dead body on a gurney rolling down a busy road in Feasterville, Pa.