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La Madonna Inn E Mobile

Aria was an art movie/promotional stunt put out by Virgin Media in 1987 with famous directors providing a music-video take on various opera pieces. ( A full review by That Opera Chick). Of particular note is Julien Temple's (Of Earth Girls Are Easy fame) adaptation of Verdi's Rigoletto as a zany, cartoonish, ecstasy-fueled and very 80s farce set at the infamous Madonna Inn. Watch the whole delirious sequence here.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 31, 2012 - 14 comments

Hiding under your toilet.

Here are two stories about men hiding themselves under toilets for strange/unknown/sexual reasons. [1] [2a] [2b]. NSFW, NSF people who don't want to read about men hiding under toilets.
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 13, 2012 - 61 comments

We must find out the truth of this situation.

For the past 20 weeks I have been engaged in a very strange dialogue with the two noble Lords, in the course of which I have been trying to bring to their attention the willing availability of a strange organisation which wishes to make a great deal of money available to assist the recovery of the economy in this country. For want of a better name, I shall call it foundation X. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Nov 3, 2010 - 65 comments

Wacky Races

Wacky Races ran on CBS from September 14, 1968 to January 4, 1969 The cartoon was unusual in the large number of regular characters, twenty-four in total: the twenty-three people and animals spread among the 11 race cars, plus the unseen (and never identified) race announcer. Another unusual feature of the series is that the stars of the show are the villains as opposed to the heroes. Whizzin' To Washington (Pt. 1, Pt. 2), Real Gone Ape (Pt. 1, Pt. 2), Idaho a Go Go (Pt. 1, Pt. 2).
posted by twoleftfeet on Apr 19, 2010 - 37 comments

The Wyoming Mystery Billboard

Miss me yet? A mysterious billboard has cropped up on I-35 in Wyoming. Nobody knows who paid for it, and the media has picked up the story. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 10, 2010 - 99 comments

Gang Violence = Okay when the foe is Mr. Tooth Decay

Ali and His Gang Vs. Mr Tooth Decay [more inside]
posted by lord_wolf on Dec 12, 2008 - 26 comments

Moan My IP

Sexy girls moaning your IP address. (probably NSFW)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Aug 22, 2007 - 36 comments

Monkey Testicles

The elixer of youth. Serge Voronoff's early experiments involved transplanting thyroid tissue into humans with a thyroid deficiency. He also began transplanting the testicles of executed criminals into rich old guys (as a treatment for senility and schizophrenia), but had to stop when the demand for the procedure far exceeding the supply of criminal testicles. At this point, Voronoff began using monkey testicles instead, and his first "monkey gland" to human transplant took place in June of 1920. (via another filter)
posted by caddis on Jul 3, 2007 - 30 comments

Red Universe

Boy is this cool. Mostly useless, completely awesome. Try flying.
posted by sneakin on Jun 8, 2007 - 68 comments

Get high at your next meeting

Bored with that same old business meeting? Why not try a dinner in the sky? But if it's a view you're after, you could probably take a few of your clients here for the same price. (flash & sound alert; film clip on main site is slow to load)
posted by madamjujujive on Aug 15, 2006 - 14 comments

Back to the future

Lokheed Martin is currently developing a high-altitude, solar-powered airship for the Missile Defense Agency (aka "Son of Star Wars") for surveillance and communication purposes. Doesn't that sound familiar? Why, it's just the same concept touted by Sky Station International Inc. (headed by a certain Gen. Alexander "I'm in charge here!" Haig) during the Internet bubble years as the broadband provider of the future! Nowadays, Sky Station is only a memory in the vaults of the Internet Archive and a few long-abandoned patent applications but it is interesting to notice that Lockheed Martin apparently was the designated end-to-end system integrator for Sky Station (you'll need to scroll down that text to reach the relevant passage)...
posted by Skeptic on Jun 25, 2006 - 9 comments

Nailed it!

Depression + Meth + Construction Equipment = The new record holder for most nails shot into a brain with the man surviving. Guy tries to kill himself with a nailgun, fails, later goes to the hospital complaining of a headache. The previous record was a guy in Japan that shot 9 nails into his own skull. USA! USA! USA! We're number #1! Also: A picture is worth a thousand words.
posted by mathowie on Apr 21, 2006 - 68 comments

"WARNING: HORSE COCK"

The penis project. (NSFW) An art project by Sue Long. "At Long's house, penises are everywhere. Cluttering the bedroom floor, standing erect on bookshelves, sticking out of potted plants, sprinkled throughout her back yard. Everywhere you turn, a penis is staring at you." (via oink)
posted by madamjujujive on Apr 13, 2006 - 67 comments

It's the Chronic - what? - Polls of Zobgy!

Nearly Half of Americans want to let states legally regulate and tax marijuana the way they do liquor and gambling.
Zogby International will pimp there services to just about anyone these days, including NORML for a poll on American's attitudes towards pot. According to the poll 65% of 18-29 year olds and 50% of 50-64 year-olds are cool with weed being legal and controlled like booze. The former slackers of Generation X, 30-49 year-olds, oppose it by 58% and the geezers over 65 oppose it by only 52%.

The pool shows some interesting generational attitudes. Is the 30-49 age group still following Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" mantra or is this the attitude of parents worried about their kids? I thought these folks were supposed to be the slacker generation, and now they're the strongest opponents to legalization.
posted by DragonBoy on Mar 17, 2006 - 130 comments

Deafness in disguise

Concealed hearing devices of the 19th and 20th centuries. Great images in this delightful exhibit of wacky yet charming devices like auricle headphones, dentaphones, concealed beard receptors, barrettes, jewelry, hats, and acoustic chairs.
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 15, 2005 - 20 comments

Busy as a bzzt bzzt bee!

Irish man fails to set world bee record. I, too, have failed at this.
posted by jdroth on Jul 1, 2005 - 17 comments

Trailer Trash Turleen

Just in time for Valentine's Day, it's Trailer Trash Turleen, now with trash-talkin' action!
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 26, 2005 - 5 comments

cat-snorting.com

kontraband.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their noses, or why.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 19, 2005 - 21 comments

Wacky warning labels and the wacko's that need 'em

Wacky Warning Labels: Toilet brush that warns, "Do NOT use for personal hygiene." Have you ever been so desperate to fight plaque and gingivitis?
posted by icontemplate on Jan 7, 2005 - 21 comments

TimeCube for teh sexxor

Welcome to the Orgasm & BrainWash Engineering Center where "BrainWash" is defined as an alternation of gene and enzyme expression in your 3 brains - the head, gut and pelvic cavity.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Nov 10, 2004 - 10 comments

Grape Haiku

Grape Haiku
posted by mr_crash_davis on Nov 6, 2004 - 32 comments

Animals in the News

Wacky World Animal News Round-up: Fat males refuse to mate in China's crocodile farm, Stray dogs hunt and kill gazelles in Missouri, and Coyote, kangaroo, or Chihuahua, what is that thing in Texas?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Oct 23, 2004 - 3 comments

The Dolmette

The Dolmette. It's a motorcycle, see. But it's not a normal motorcycle, 'cause it's powered by 24 chain saw engines.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Oct 20, 2004 - 11 comments

Making over Mona

Making over Mona.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 15, 2004 - 5 comments

Pie hole

I've got a pie hole on the front of my head.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 11, 2004 - 9 comments

The larch. The larch. The larch.

You just knew that as soon as gay marriages were legal they'd be screwing in the trees, and damned if it didn't happen.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Apr 22, 2004 - 54 comments

MMMMM Beer!

What's in a name? Taste to find out. Fancy Lawnmower Beer, No Disput'n Putin Russian Imperial Stout, Bierbitzch, Honey Act Your Sage, and Old Numbskull. What's your favorite beer with a wacky name?
posted by jasonspaceman on Nov 6, 2003 - 53 comments

Russian DJ Flash Mixer

From Russia, with love.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 26, 2003 - 14 comments

Bonsai Potato

Bonsai Potato is "the art of nurturing the artistic vision of a potato through various forms of encouragement and manipulation."
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 21, 2003 - 9 comments

Secret Stuff

Once you have your secret name, we'll teach you the secret handshake and then you can be part of the cabal.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 5, 2003 - 55 comments

Get Your Straight Pride Shirts Here

Are you a breeder and don't care who knows it? Show the world by wearing one of these delightful straight pride t-shirts. Display it at the next straight pride march!
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jul 29, 2003 - 113 comments

101 Dumbest Moments in Business, 2002

The 101 dumbest moments in business for 2002 are in, and there are some real doozies. I really enjoyed numbers 48 through 51, regarding Microsoft's .NET: "One question might be, and I'll be as direct as I can be about this, what is .Net? Unlike Windows, where you could say it's a product, it sits in one place, it's got a nice little box. In some senses, it's a very good question." --Steve Ballmer
posted by mr_crash_davis on Mar 18, 2003 - 16 comments

Best Rodent to Have at a Party

Scotty the Blue Bunny - add some color to your next party or family get together with Scotty. "There's something to be said about a seven foot pastel rabbit hurling insults at a party-worn Sunday evening crowd..." via Presurfer
posted by madamjujujive on Feb 18, 2003 - 10 comments

Humping Things

He humps things. He humps lots of things. And other people hump things too. (via Memepool)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 27, 2003 - 21 comments

GasBGon Flatulence Filter Seat Cushion

Clear the air, not the room.
"You no longer have to be embarrassed by the untimely passing of intestinal gas among your friends or family." The GasBGon Flatulence Filter Seat Cushion "...has been designed and tested to absorb the odor and sound of flatulence." Buy one today for yourself, a loved one or a friend.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 16, 2003 - 17 comments

The Bottom line

Hot seat. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, when the staff at this radio station had one of those dynamic, 'brainstorming' sessions, to dream up 'wacky' new competitions for their listeners... Now they're going to have their asses sued.
posted by apocalypse miaow on Jan 15, 2003 - 52 comments

Auto death ray

Zap those road burners!! Following up yesterday's banal car-talk thread, the Guardian reports that Dubya's Son of Star Wars is already taking out, inadvertantly , its first targets. In this instance hapless BMWs and Jeeps. Excellent I say- go for anything over two tons, 4WD, and moving on on a public thoroughfare.
posted by marvin on Dec 19, 2002 - 12 comments

Duct Tape Fashion

Duct Tape Fashion sells accessories made of duct tape, of course. Order a billfold, or a backpack, or even roses for that "special someone" for Christmas! (I'm hoping for a hat, m'self)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 12, 2002 - 6 comments

Lots of sites have mirrors, but does Google really need one?
(thanks, memepool)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jul 9, 2002 - 8 comments

Fatmouse

Fatmouse is coming and he has a message and you are not going to like it. Tubcat, beware.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Feb 28, 2002 - 17 comments

Wacky news is on the rise,

Wacky news is on the rise, and not just here at MetaFilter: it's showing up more and more on mainstream news media sites desperate for your attention (and in traditional print and broadcast media, too). For better or for worse, it's not just for FARK anymore. We've discussed many a weird news item here (much to mathowie's annoyance); what about weird news as a trend?
posted by mcwetboy on Feb 16, 2002 - 13 comments

Novelty

Novelty contact lenses. No longer just for goths.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Oct 23, 2001 - 10 comments

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