"If you've ever read a silver age comic book in your life, chances are you've seen the ad for World Wide Diamond Co., once located in windy wacky Chicago IL. And if you sent away for one of their smallish, 48-page, newsprint mail order catalogs then you absolutely uncovered a world of REAL hidden treasure
posted by griphus
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I'm so sorry, Metafilter, really I am. I don't know what's come over me, but I am posting one of the dopiest, most embarrassing celebrity novelty tunes ever recorded. It's by the fellow who played Batman in the 60s TV series, Adam West, in a breathtakingly stupid recording of an utterly ridiculous song called Miranda
. I pray that you'll forgive me for my indiscretion, and I promise I will post some inspiring and worthwhile music next time around.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 30, 2011 -
A unique (to say the least) musical voice from the past emerges, with a timely tune to those along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Yes, friends, it's Nervous Norvus, with Evil Hurricane
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 26, 2011 -
from the 2010 Old-Time Piano Championship
in Peoria. Featuring early March, Cakewalk, Ragtime, Boogie, Stride, Blues, Novelty, Jazz, Classical, and popular song styles from before 1930.
posted by gman
on Jun 20, 2010 -
Well ladies, just when you thought you had all of your cosmetic needs taken care of, they come up with something new
. Although I'm not entirely sold on this being essential for your kit, it sure is novel. (And surprisingly not NSFW) [more inside]
posted by empatterson
on Feb 11, 2010 -
was a teenage country music prodigy nicknamed the Dixie Farmboy
, a rockabilly singer with the Jimmie Martin Combo
, a songwriter for Brenda Lee
, and a producer of the most cloying Elvis tribute single
ever recorded. Kearney would have almost no connection to alternative music whatsoever until John Trubee, a notorious crank phone caller
and sideman for Zoogz Rift
, found an ad in the back of the Midnight Globe tabloid
from Kearney's Nashco Records
label, a song-poem company
offering to put his words to music for a small fee
. Trubee sent his own disturbing LSD-fueled lyrics
to Nashco, but to his surprise, Nashco accepted the lyrics after taking a $79.95 fee from Trubee. Kearney tweaked the lyrics slightly in order to avoid a lawsuit from Stevie Wonder
, but the end product was the cult classic novelty song, Blind Man's Penis
. (more inside)
posted by jonp72
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Singaporean scientists genetically modify zebra fish to detect water pollutants by turning fluorescent
. An American company realizes there's a consumer market for novelty glow-in-the-dark fish, and starts selling the US's first genetically modified pet
. While the FDA, which oversees GM animals, 'finds no reason to regulate'
, California's Fish and Game Commission bans sales in the state over ethical concenrns
, and a coalition of watchdog groups files suit to support a national ban
A year later, GloFish are still on sale, and California's reconsidering its sales block
. With the first GM pet quietly swimming into homes, and others (like hypo-allergenic cats
) close behind, are we ready for a designer pet invasion?
posted by thomascrown
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Do you like boobs? Do you like spikes?
How about boobs that look like blowfish?
Spiky Bras is an innovative concept, to say the least. Bras (and other, related underthings) covered with spikes. Why not? Give people the impression you have 300, 400 nipples! But why stop there? They have feathery bras
and flowery bras
and men's underpants that talk
(ie. "I'm a horny 'lil devil!"). This may seem crass and juvenile but nothing is as cool as the glowing cactus
that now tops my Christmas list.
The site is relatively SWF, that is, if you think looking at pictures of boobs stuffed in bras covered with what looks like white, plastic Hershey's kisses is safe for your workplace.
posted by E_B_A
on Dec 2, 2004 -
Can it get any more crude, I mean 'red', than this? (here, another brand
and lots of pics - click on mugshots). Who in their right mind would hang these under thier bumper?
posted by tomplus2
on Aug 11, 2002 -