Monthly Archives: June 2009

Freaky Sheep

One of my readers here at the Squirrel Queen’s abode is aware of the fascination with the bizarre that causes me to post things like anatomically correct knitting and time-warped album covers.

He gave me the heads up (thanks David) and left a link on my About Page (which I highly recommend that everyone should read so they know all the pertinent info on why I tick the way I do).

David’s link directed me to one of those uncommon freaks of nature –  a five-legged lamb.

The Australian sheep has a small leg dangling from the back of its neck that should remind Newscoma of one of her all-time favorite bad movies Basket Case.

Not only does it have an extra leg, its extra leg has an extra hoof. That’s right. One sheep = five legs, six feet.

The wooly one appears to be doing fine and is just another sheep in its flock.

Here’s the visual evidence.

Bizarre Vinyl

Thanks to @missbethd on Twitter, I ran across some captivating, disturbing and laughable album covers at Bizarre Vinyl.

Remember back in the day before mp3s – and even CDs and cassettes – when you bought albums and the artwork on the sleeve was usually poster worthy. These albums don’t really fit that bill, unless you’re talking about some nightmare-inducing photos.

Here is just a small sample of the odd musical history available over there.

Praise be to independent labels.

and the Singing MidgetJesus Use MeThe Ministers Quartet

The Case of the High Wallabies

In Tasmania, crop circles have been puzzling farmers and government agents.

The answer to the mystery has been revealed.

It’s a case of “high as a kite” wallabies getting into government-owned fields of opium poppies, munching on the plants until they get hopped up and then wandering around in circles like the last few partiers at a rave in 2002 trampling the plants that end up in their way.

These drug-fiend marsupials apparently have more of a jones for the opium than Sherlock Holmes without a case to solve.

Tasmania is the world’s largest producer of legally grown opium for the pharmaceutical market.

Wow, maybe this self-loving kangaroo has been visiting these fields.

Feel Good Friday – It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here

It’s time for a Feel Good Friday and the searing and soaring temperatures dictate that this song has been on my mind a bunch the past week.

Nelly’s It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here

Newscoma and I sang this song over and over the summer it was released, especially the “I am getting so hot I wanna take my clothes off” line in a dramatic falsetto.

Good times.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

Who greenlighted this piece of dreck?

The first time I saw this trailer, I thought it was a joke, but alas, it’s an actual movie.

Even the SciFi channel would have issues with the believability of this premise.

And, as I’ve presented to you before, the SciFi network has no shame.

However, kudos to the producers for bringing together two 80s icons – Deborah Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas – who are trying to carry this off with apparently straight faces.

I present to you – Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol

Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol

Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol

Bang, bang!

If I were to start collecting firearms, wouldn’t it be something to whip out this beauty – the Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol – for a movie-style shoot-em-up.

America Remembers (which is offering this limited edition Colt .45) ran half page ads in several newspapers across Tennessee last week. That’s how I knew the man with the voice behind “Hello Darlin‘” was being honored in “sparkling 24-karat gold artwork with blackened patinaed highlights”.

With five different portraits etched into the gun, every stage of Conway is there to gaze upon. The side above shows Twitty “at the peak of his career” and with a guitar slipped over his shoulder while wearing his U.S. Army uniform.

The other side (above) shows off a trio of portraits. I can honestly say my favorite is the one on the left which, according to the ad, “shows the singer in a relaxed pose strolling the grounds of his beloved Twitty City.” If you look very closely, you can tell Conway apparently liked to walk around his personal amusement park in a hoody sweatshirt. It really made his Nashfro hairdo look even bigger.

In addition, the pistol features Twitty’s not-quite-as-distinctive-as-Elvis’-TCB logo CT there by the hammer.

Why they didn’t use a “Saturday Night Special” type of weapon (which Conway immortalized in a song about a pawn shop robbery) instead of the Colt .45 model, I’ll never understand.

If you’re interested, get ready to shell out  $1,995.

You read that right, nearly two thousand smackeroos. There is a display case you can also purchase for $149.

Hurry, they’ve only made 300 of these collectible sidearms.

Now I’ve got to get my carry permit, because these are just too swanky to keep locked up at home. I think one would be perfect to carry into a bar or state park in Tennessee.

International Sushi Day

Nom, nom, nom.

The Squirrel Queen loves sushi.

Today (June 18, 2009) is the first Internatonal Sushi Day according to a Facebook group and the Squirrel Queen would love to put some chopsticks into action within the next 24 hours.

However, there is a bit of sushi controversy as the site Sushi Day (which has glorious pics to salivate over, recipes and nutritional info) claims they had the “first International Sushi Day” back in November of 2006.

Time for a sushi showdown.

I think I’ll just sit on the sidelines and order up a roll or two and feed my need for SUSHI.

Although, here in Hoots, that will really call for a roadtrip. Newscoma has already documented the area’s faux sushi a.k.a. ham sushi.

Image credit: Underthebutton.com