Weirdness

It’s the Better Government Party…or Is It?

I get a lot of spammy email about political issues and politics, but this one caught my attention: Subject: A New Political Party- The Better Government Party Created by Mike Mann Dear Mark, I hope this e-mail finds you well! I wanted to introduce my client, Mike Mann, to you in regards to your upcoming […]

Restore Stephen Baldwin? WTF?

I thought this was a joke, but it looks like they’re serious. This just might be the dumbest idea on the internet. Stephen Baldwin of the famous “Baldwin Brothers” Hollywood clan is a veteran actor who has starred in over 60 films and TV shows. He is no stranger to the Hollywood life of glitz, […]

Bill Gates Launches Bioterrorism Attack on Audience

Well, sort of. Microsoft founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates released a glass full of mosquitoes at an elite technology conference to make a point about the deadly disease malaria. (Hat tip: Radley Balko)

Oregon Woman Plans to Parade Topless on July 4

And somehow that’s national news.

RPS Championships?

Sometimes reality gets ahead of the Onion: Rock-Paper-Scissors.

How Not To Handle a Police Encounter

I complain a lot about abusive cops, so it’s only fair then that I link to this video of a bunch of cops handling some outrageously abusive people with calm professionalism. Caution: Very bad language.

Strange Skills

Visit Gideon’s blog to see a really strange form of motorsport. No, make that gameshow. The thing is, I enjoy seeing people demonstrate the impressive skills needed to do seemingly ordinary things. A school bus rodeo is a little too removed from my experience for me to get into, but I can appreciate fine grocery […]

The Great Abortion Zoning Fight

I don’t usually cover the abortion issue here, but I’ve been loosely following the Illinois Review‘s coverage of the Planned Parenthood fight in Aurora, and it’s taken a really weird direction. As I understand it, a front company called Gemini Office Development built a medical building in Aurora, putting it through the whole city approval process without ever […]

“If You Like Pina Coladas…”

Without the happy ending. (Hat tip: Balko)

Making New Friends With Cell Phones

A few nights ago I was getting ready to go to bed when I heard my cellphone buzzing away in the pocket of my jacket. It does that periodically when I’ve missed a call, so I pulled it out to see I had missed anything important. It wasn’t a missed call. It was an instant […]

Is My Logo Big Enough?

Maybe it’s time for me to have a new logo designed, like one of these. (Hat tip: Lindsey)

Cool Skull Shirt Not Really That Cool

If you were a clothing designer, and you were making T-shirts for sale at WalMart, and somebody said “How about a shirt with a skull? Maybe something kind of crude and retro-looking?” You might google around for royalty-free skull images and come up with the one I have here, and a few months later the […]

How to Promote Your Television Show

This is a breaking story, but apparently Turner Broadcasting wanted to promote their surreal Cartoon Network show Aqua Teen Hunger Force in an unusual way, so they hired New York’s Interference Inc., which describes itself as “A nationwide guerilla and alternative marketing agency,” to drum up some street-level publicity. I guess you could say it […]

Scared Bunny on Signs

Here’s an idea for a post I wish I had come up with: Scared Bunny is blogging about strange signs in the restroom at work.

A Lot Of Sci-Fi Movies Begin This Way…

From an AP report by Chris Newmarker: FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A metal, rock-like object about the size of a golf ball and weighing nearly as much as a can of soup crashed through the roof of a Monmouth County home, and authorities on Wednesday were trying to figure out what it was. Nobody was […]

Who Needs Aliens When the Sea is Full of Creatures Like This?

Here’s a cool and slightly freaky video of an octopus escaping from a box through a 1 inch hole.

Naked Came the Prosecutor

In a bizarre story, the folks at the Volokh Conspiracy ask: If a prosecutor walks around naked in his office late at night and there’s nobody there to see him, is it still indecent exposure? (Full disclosure: Not to put any ugly pictures in people’s heads, but I’m often naked while writing this blog. Just […]

Steve Irwin Will Be Avenged!

The Guardian reports: Up to 11 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia’s eastern coast since the Crocodile Hunter’s death, prompting fears that Irwin’s fans are exacting their revenge on the normally docile fish. Officials from the department of primary industries and fisheries say two of the dead stingrays were not the victims […]

Ok Go – Here It Goes Again

There’s something I admire about people who learn how to do pointless things, so I agree with Blondie that this is cool. Update: More silly dancing here.

Monkeys on a Train

Just in time to cash-in on Snakes On A Plane fever, in New Delhi they have… On June 9, a monkey reportedly crawled through some pipes and ended up aboard a train, scowling at passengers and jumping around a car. Passengers had to be moved to another car while staff chased the dexterous creature, causing […]