Tag Archives: odd

Chia Obama = Blooming Patriotism

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I hate to spoil it for all you folks on my Christmas list, but I can’t wait to share what I’m getting everyone for Christmas. I have considered in the past making a pact with myself to purchase every single Christmas gift at convenience stores. I’m not doing that this year, maybe next year (I can see you squirming with excitement already).

However, I have found the perfect gift for every single person on my list. From plant lovers to patriots, I’ve got you covered.

It’s the Obama Chia Pet from the Proud to be American Chia series.

Or maybe you’d rather have the Statue of Liberty Chia with the “ever-glowing flame.”

Feeling a bit more revolutionary, there’s the George Washington Chia.

There’s also an Abraham Lincoln Chia edition, but I can’t understand why they didn’t manufacture it where Lincoln’s beard will also grow green plants. Only his hair grows. Shouldn’t Abe be wearing a stovepipe hat to cover his hair, leaving his chin as the best spot for luxurious growing greenery?

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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.

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Wii’s Most Wanted Criminal

Who needs a sketch artist in the video game era?

Believe it or not, Japanese police used the Wii to create a likeness of a wanted criminal.

The Mii portion of the game, normally used to compose a game component that resembles the people playing the Wii, was put to use to come up with a representation of the long-haired, brunette man who drove a car involved in an accident.

Posters with the Mii image and a photo of the type of car involved were put up near the scene of the crash.

The Telegraph has more details on the creative Wii use by Japanese police.

Dark Chocolate Man Axe Ad Wigs Me Out

Here’s the story.

I watch a lot of Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network as I fall asleep at night.

I can’t get enough of the Venture Brothers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, Sea Lab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Cowboy Bebop and Squidbillies. Morel Orel is one of those shows that makes me cringe, but I don’t turn away, but Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show I can’t tolerate.

Anyway, during the run of programming during the late hours, AXE body spray is advertised frequently.

Their ad for their Dark Temptation body spray (which must be a chocolate scent from all I can assume and gather) really wigs me out.

The women in the ad biting off chunks of the chocolate dude are just odd and his melting his own arm for a female-enticing fondue or breaking off his own nose are just creepy.

Here’s an Argentinian version of the ad that airs on Adult Swim. It’s the only 60 second version I could find on Youtube.

Let me know if this weirds you out as much as it does me.

Or maybe it’s just me.

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Meat Art

No, it’s not the Bacon of the Month Club’s mailing for October.

It’s art.

Artist Simone Racheli uses paper mache, wax and other stuff to create full-sized objects that appear to be made out of meat. It’s a bit gross, but also compelling. I can’t look away.

If you can read Italian, here’s a story about the exhibition in an Italian art magazine.

If you don’t read Italian, InventorSpot has some more details about the exhibit.

God Arrested For Selling Cocaine

It seems police in Tampa recently threw God into the slammer for selling cocaine.

Apparently the dealer named God Lucky Howard isn’t omnipotent enough to overrule the Florida legislation on dealing drugs near a church or school.

He was being held on a bond of $86,500.

I’m not sure how that breaks down as far as tithing.

Here’s the full story.

Freaky Penguins

I know Newscoma has been on a penguin kick of late and I’ve brought you a bit of Pen Zen with a link to the 24-hour camera at the Tennessee Aquarium and even flying penguins, but today I present what may be the freakiest penguins ever captured on film.

Nobody sees the rest of the world the same way the Bollywood directors do, that’s for certain.

Wow.