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It’s not my fault. Really. 😆

It all started with a nudge from a friend. She pasted a picture of some shoes and tagged me. Not just any shoes. Nope.

Chicken shoes. ❤ ❤ ❤

Not only are you not surprised that someone would send me something chicken-related, but you’re not surprised to find that something was shoes, either. I mean, you already know about my love affair with Hobbit Feet, and you prolly remember my finding the flipper shoes and sharing them with you, in addition to some other interesting footwear.

So, I know you aren’t surprised that I’m sharing the chicken shoe offering with you, too. 😀 You’ve probably already seen them, but for the uninitiated, here ya go: Chicken Shoes!

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Now, before you roll your eyes and go gettin’ all disappointed on me since your love affair with chicken only involves eating them, I’m going to indulge myself you and share with you an entire gallery of chicken foot wear. You’re welcome. 😀

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Whilst I was very pleasantly surprised to find additional footwear, the original funky shoes that came to mind were shoes designed by an “artist.” Now, in my mind, these offerings are more like “taxidermy meets Halloween costumes,” but that’s just me. I mean, if Lady Gaga can wear a meat dress, why not?

meatdress

Here’s some of the gallery. The first images are from artist Iris Schieferstein. Her website is in German, and she’s been written about in numerous articles, including HuffPost, etc.

Y’all- this are actual taxidermy shoes, so go grab yer barf bucket before scrolling down.

horseheel

animalshoes

fuzzyhoof

moleslippers

birdshoes

There seem to be some here that may not be actual, wearable shoes. What do you think?

silverheels

shaggyhooves

deerhooveswithdewclaw

giraffeheel

goldenhooves

hoofheel1

hoofmule

hoofshoe

hooves

multihooves

metamorphis

paintshoe

spikeyboots

And, because I couldn’t help myself:

feet

😆 😆 😆

This weird shoe stuff sucks me into a serious time warp. I’m incapable of not sharing some of my favorites, so grab a snack and let’s go!

Living shoes?

fishheel

spiderew

Animal fun.

How much is that doggy in the window?

How much is that doggy in the window?

Kin to the mole slippers.....

Kin to the mole slippers…..

fishy

Gag a maggot!

Gag a maggot!

Stinky feet

Stinky feet

Whistle while you work…………….

Hmmmmm???

Hmmmmm???

Shovel while you walk!

Shovel while you walk!

workshoes

Janitor duty

Janitor duty

A whole category of dinner shoes!

Dinner or lunch?

Dinner or lunch?

I'm thinking lunch....

I’m thinking lunch….

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

Definitely dessert!

Definitely dessert!

gobananas

Back to breakfast.

I don’t even know what to do with these…………………

ladders

popeye

Rarrrrr!

Rarrrrr!

What's the point?

What’s the point?

Now these, though, I’m pretty sure you’d better have good balance unless you’d end up crashing and dying like me. Heh,

Early Heelie wheelie shoe?

Early Heelie wheelie shoe?

EEEK! Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!

EEEK! Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

skinnywheels

What they won’t have as inspiration…….. {cover your eyes, kids}

Bottoms up!

Bottoms up!

Fertility shoes??

Whew. If you’ve made it to the end here, I figure you should get a reward. Since I can’t give you cookies, how about this?

piginboots

If I’ve just managed to whet your appetite, search for weird shoes. That’ll get ya laughing!

Which ones are your favorites? Leave me a comment and let me know!

And, because we all need some tunes while we’re perusing these glorius gems, sing along, kids!

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Being the fan of chickens that I am, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to read about Mike, The Headless Chicken, who lived for 18 months after an unsucessful attempt to be eaten for dinner and then was taken on the road by his fortune-seeking owners.

Initially, this strikes me as something too impossible to be true. I mean, how did he eat? How did he survive not running into stuff? How did he know where to roost at night? How did he escape predators?

The ‘proof’ that the town of Fuita, Colorado has a link on its town website for Mike and has an annual festival? Well, that doesn’t make it true. I mean, for goodness sakes, Roswell, NM has an annual UFO festival, even though it’s not linked on the city website. I’m pretty sure we can’t equate festival = real.

Nonetheless, I was so compelled by this take that I decided to go looking researching.

Of course, there’s a Wikipedia page for Mike. Knowing that Wikipedia doesn’t accept any first hand accounts (and why not? I mean, they really ought to think about not accepting anything that doesn’t have first and second-hand resources! Look also at the bit on journalism………….) gets my hinky meter going, mostly because it’s commonly known that second-hand information is heresay, which isn’t generally admissible in court.

So, then I thought I would check Snopes. Nada. Although there was a reference on the discussion boards there, there is nothing written up about Mike. Poor Mike. Not worthy of urban legend status according to Snopes!  😥

I did, however, hit the jackpot when I stumbled across this article from the Denver Post where Mike had thrown his hat, er, head into the presidential ring. Using “It’s a No-Brainer” as a campaign slogan for the “Free Range Party ticket” was genius!

It’s linked to Time Magazine, which had taken several pictures, including Mike being fed by syringe. Honestly, I’m not sure how Mike managed not to aspirate. And cracked corn?  😯

Anyhow. While this seems fantastical, early evidence suggests it’s true.

You tell me: true or hoax?

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Seriously. I have not laughed this hard in a really long time.

I’ll write about our recent journey later, but let me begin by saying that at some point, some stations really ought to think about playing more than just the same 10 songs over and over. Thank goodness for the weekend top whatever countdown, because it gave us more than those same 10.

One of the reasons we stayed with Sirius satellite radio in the truck is because when we travel, we hate hitting the dead zones where there is nothing to listen to, and/or you have two choices. We’ve also gotten lazy in our old age, because no longer is there a thrill in putting together a gazillion mp3 discs. And there really is no fun in plugging in the Ipod, either.

So Sirius (XM) it has been for the last several years. This trip, however, kind of burnt us out on new pop music channels because of the lack of variety. On the way home, we turned it to Hair Nation (channel 39, for those that don’t already know this), which for all practical purposes, is an awesome family channel for us. It’s the complete intergenerational sing-a-long station for our family!

One song we didn’t get tired of on the other channel though, is Somebody That I Used to Know (Goyte). Freaky video though, eh?

I love to see a variety of spins on a song. You’ve been warned, so now is the time to click away. Unless you are a Star Wars fan- and then you’ll want to see the first one at least. 😆

What Happened to the Star Wars That I Used to Know?

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I confess to also having really liked the Glee version, too……….

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Heh, of course, there’s nothing quite like the Gotye original………

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And there you have it. A nice little education into one of my current favorite songs. 😀 If there are versions you think I should check out, leave me a comment with a link!

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Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock. I mean, I knew that Elvis probably had left the building, despite ‘sightings’ of him lo these many years past.

But Paul McCartney?  !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Say it isn’t so!

Obviously, my rock got marginally displaced, as I stumbled across this nugget of information this morning. And I am reeling.

It appears that there is a great body of evidence to sift through, so this is where I’m going to ask for your help.

My first inkling this morning came from a comment made about the movie massacre dude whose mug shot looks completely different from all other previous pictures of him. {gasp!} Someone made a comment about Sir Paul being dead, and gave a link.

And you all know what happens when I see a link………….  😆 Down the rabbit hole I went! (ok, to be honest, I’m still kinda in it- but I digress)

Then, I hopped over here. Hum. Some of the links there leave me scratching my head, because there is no text to explain anything. The “Undeniable Forensic Dissertation” was intriguing.

Back on the other site, there are numerous clips of the music played backwards, to reveal the messages in them. This reverse speech stuff is, um, quite interesting.

The things that make my brains rattle around intrigue me are the physical ones- the facial structure; the height difference (I’d be inclined to believe original measurements of Madame Tussaud’s, and I’m not sure how someone would grow a few inches at that age); the ears (which look different to me earlier than they do later with supposed early Faul; although not as much with later supposed Faul, I assume, due in large part to the advances in plastic surgery), and honestly, Paul looks to have aged considerably to me in a very short amount of time, in addition to seriously losing weight in the face, getting a newly shaped head and growing a few inches in those few months.

Plastic surgery can do a lot these days, but back in the mid 60’s? Hmmmmmm……….

Some have wanted to do vocal comparisons, and I’m here to say, I’m not sure there is a conclusive way to rule in or out, just because there are so many good copiers out there. (If you think I’m joking, take a listen to Arnel Pineda, the new lead singer for Journey– ya, *I* can tell the difference, because I’ve listened to both him and Steve Perry extensively, but if you listen to his old cover band, it’s pretty good- and even more so on some tracks with the actual band)

Now, one could perhaps do handwriting analysis, but I’ve heard that Paul stopped doing autographs years ago. Makes one wonder, doesn’t it? 😀

Despite the “is he or isn’t he” bit, either way, one has to agree that the person the public knows at present as Paul McCartney, has had one heck of a career, all things being equal.

Here’s a quick picture trip: http://www.whale.to/b/mccartney_h.html– OOOO- and this one has a picture of lefty Paul playing right-handed. Fwtw. 😆

Ok- so here’s your mission for the week:  Someone with a lot of time (read= not me) download this from the Paul-is-Dead.com website and let me know what you think. It’s only 64 minutes, but could well change your life. Or not. 😆

Leave me a comment with your two cents after doing your research!  😀

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