Photo of barrage balloon from America from the Great Depression to World War II, at the Library of Congress.
|Alf's Balloons: Corkscrews, Balloons, and Travel |
Or, The Corkscrew Balloon. Or, Travels with Alf. Skip the Flash intro, if you must, by entering the home page directly. Alf Erickson travels all over the world, collecting corkscrews, visiting strange museums, and attending ballooning events. He keeps journals of his voyages, weaving "today in history" entries through the accounts of his travels, and illustrating his site with photos taken by his daughter, Annie. Fascinating, intimate, and most of all, odd.
Ali's Weird Candy
Weird news, weird sex, and weird government. It's all here, and it's all weird, along with reports on the search requests that led the unwary into the lair and lists of the books purchased by Weird Candy's viewers. Well organized, fun, and very, very strange.
Death. Trivia. Death trivia. Britney's breasts. Michael's face. There's enough here to make even my head spin.
April Winchell is a voiceover actress, co-founder of Radio Savant Productions, and collector of some of the strangest audio clips you've ever heard. Don't miss "Premature Ejaculation!" Or Pat Boone singing "Stairway to Heaven."
Morbid facts, strange maladies, original photography, truly odd stories from old newspapers, and much, much more. Not for the weak of heart (or stomach), but definitely worth a visit.
Banana, Bag and Bodice
Blending the poetry of nightmare with the weird sticky bits that cling to the bottom of the drain, the incomparable Jessica Jelliffe, the exquisite Jason Craig and the indispensible Others have created such masterpieces as The Bastard Chronicles, Number 2, Gulag Ha-Ha, and Sandwich. Shocking, thought-provoking, delightfully bizarre, and always, always mouth-watering.
Free weekly newletters on topics ranging from weird news to dirty jokes and insults. My own favorite feature is the Bizarre Photo of the Week.
Stan Murmur is famous. No, really. He's even been written up in the Weekly World News! And for nothing more than using his own natural assets to create floral and woodland scenes in acrylics. It's not just his butt that he uses--his "Cattails," particularly, had to involve some other body parts. Much of Stan's work is for sale: his unhealthy addiction to air-cooled Volkswagens has to be expensive.
(Thanks to Sarah for the link!)
The Dullest Blog in the World
The online journal of a British gentleman whose daily activities include washing the dishes, watching the television, and walking to his appointments. Dull? Not at all.
"Legal News with an Attitude." Sean Carter, author of If It Does Not Fit, Must You Acquit?, brings you the latest in bizarre legal news, surveys, and commentary. He also offers contests, like the Fantasy Supreme Court League (the next round begins in September), and the Black Man's Law Dictionary. Fun for lawyers, and for human beings, too.
A brilliant madman who is (at least partially) responsible for some of the best San Francisco has to offer. And that's saying something. First Frickin' Fridays, the Tentacle Sessions, DadaFest, humor, theatre, politics... He's got his greasy fingers into everything, and everything he touches touches him back. How many of you can say that?
My own adorable, maniacal, occasionally comprehensible housemates. Performing annually at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, and nightly in our own back yard, the nEO-sURREALISTS have incited creativity, madness and even lust from the cornfields of Illinois to the smoggy hinterlands of California.
Need a dozen dead roses in a coffin-shaped box? How about a set of beautifully crafted, coffin-shaped cufflinks? A Jazz Funeral CD? Pushin' Daisies is a "Mortuary Novelty Shop" created by a New Jersey mortician. She sells everything from gruesome office supplies to morbid miniatures, and tops it all off with funereal chocolate candies. Plus, in July, she'll be sponsoring a t-shirt contest! "Take a look at the lighter side of the dark side of life..." Secure ordering, quick shipping, and all major credit cards accepted.
San Francisco Fringe Festival
I'll be there. We'll be there. They'll be there. And so will he. Wouldn't you like to be there with us too? We're all coming together for nearly two weeks of uncurated, uncensored, uninhibited theatrical insanity, in and around the very heart of San Francisco. If you can't be there, too, at least check out the list of other Fringes around the globe there's bound to be one in your neighborhood. Or at least in a neighborhood you'd like to call your own
Save Mr. Potter's Museum
Mr. Potter's Museum of Curiosities, a truly odd collection of exhibits that includes a schoolroom full of bunnies, a truncheon used to kill two people in Ghana, and Queen Victoria's bath, as well as a wedding party comprised entirely of kittens and a monkey riding a goat, is going up for auction on September 23 and 24, 2003. News of the Odd covered this story in July, 2003. Now, Mr. Richard Taylor, an art college librarian, is attempting to save the collection. If you would be willing to assist in this worthy endeavor, please visit his page to learn how you can help.
Not exactly news, but definitely odd. Wingmakers.com claims to be the repository of knowledge for the Wingmakers, an ancient alien race, who came to Earth millenia ago and formed the foundation for humanity's Creation myths. One of these beings is living among us now, translating the documents his people left behind to educate us, and psychically feeding high-level technology to our scientists.
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