Category Archives: The Unusual and the Weird

Saddam’s WMDs Found in China

By | December 11, 2003

The best friend of one of my friends at work recently moved to China. He forwarded this photo of his new microwave oven. I can just hear Saddam saying, “Chemical Ali, set the oven to CHAOS. Not the wimpy 0.1 kg setting. Go for the full 1 kg.” Or maybe that was Dr. Evil. Even… Read More »

Pix From SRL in Berkeley

By | November 12, 2003

Survival Research Labs performed a brief show starting a little before 8 pm Wednesday night in the courtyard of the Berkeley Art Museum. The performance was part of a CIMAM (International Committee of ICOM (The International Council of Museums) for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) conference. Below are a couple photos I took before,… Read More »

Rock Paper Scissors Theory

By | October 28, 2003

I watched the first half of A Beautiful Mind last night, and I can’t help but think that John Nash might be an avid reader of Think Three magazine, “the leading periodical resource on RPS [Rock Paper Scissors] strategy, culture and style.” Never ones to shy away from controversy, the RPS society takes head-on the… Read More »

Canned Bread

By | September 3, 2003

Now, the truth can be told. Canned bread is real and it exists on shelves in stores unlikely to be anywhere near you. Nonetheless, you will definitely want to read this in depth review of the canned bread phenomenon. This riveting, critical analysis was brought to you, me, and the rest of a surly, yet… Read More »

First Known Anti-Tobacco Ad Campaign

By | July 24, 2003

A Counter-Blaste to Tobacco In a surprisingly forward looking ad campaign, King James I (a Stuart, I might add) struck out against the dangers of tobacco back in 1604. A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest… Read More »

To Catch a Falling Knife

By | September 13, 2002

It’s been nearly two weeks (Monday, Sept. 2) since I had an unfortunate run-in with a suicidal steak knife. Sandra and I were splitting a frozen dinner (Marie Callender’s chicken parmigiana pasta with a marinara sauce, for the morbidly curious). The included chicken breast wasn’t particularly tough, but we were using a steak knife to… Read More »