Category Archives: Weird

Going Down (On) The Road

Here’s another piece that reads like it could be in The Onion, but it seems to be for real:

There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years. While most believe this highway will be good for the state

No Squirrel To Save Him

A moose died after being hung fifty feet above the ground on a power line.

The workers believe the moose may have come across the sagging and swaying wires and decided to challenge the power line to a fight, as bull moose are known to do during the rut, or mating season.

“My guess is he was in full rut and probably seen that line moving out there,” and decided to fight, said Marvin Pickens, line construction manager for City Electric in Anchorage.

Amish Snowbirds

As an about-to-become Florida resident, I found this interesting:

“This would not be the norm for the Amish,” Miller says. “People say the Amish have long faces and short pocketbooks, but we enjoy coming down here and kicking back for a couple of weeks.”

…Two years ago, the Millers went parasailing.

“It’s just like flying,” Miller says. “We were up 650, 700 feet.”

“I closed my eyes for a while,” Becky says. “But it was awesome.”

“Know what I did up there?” Miller asks. “I kissed her.”

It almost reads like an Iowahawk piece, but it’s real.

I fully expect some sect of the Amish to come up with some way of justifying using space technology to homestead asteroids.


This is my weirdest email of the week (and perhaps the month), in response to my previous two Foxnews columns (or at least so I surmise, to the best of my admittedly limited interpretive ability). The author didn’t specify what pharmaceutical assistance empowered him or her to write it.

Ollah: praise Olleh…for Olluh is great.

Hitler’s disposition….1. he handed Neville Chamberlain a letter thanking the British soldier who spared his life on the battle fields of WW1. 2. Churchill’s churlish disposition: an actor impersonated him over broadcast radio for his most famous pep talk to the Brits (which raises the spectre of speech writers) while he was otherwise engaged. Sore throat? Golf? “We shall…” LOL. Nasa and Epcot might be interested in space, but I’m interested in taeme travel.

I liked your article. I like debunking of myths. My favourite is the book of photos of virtuoso pianists: all those stubby fingers. LOL.

There is some water on the far side of the moon but it’s really hard to find anything on the internet about the origin of water. My own theory is planet Earth is a neutron star which creates water.

Nasa and Epcot behave as the only PR game in town. It’s a bold strategy…but it requires a quick win. Master players don’t play for the quick win. Rubes do. I find the same with 3D. Co’s like Imax and Deep Video are playing for the quick win against hundreds of others.

Byebye, see you, tata.


It’s in italics because that’s the way it came in to my email client.

Make of it what you will. I report, you decide…