Category Archives: High Weirdness

The strangest story of the 2006 election

Someone in Florida used the most famous rare stamp in the world to mail in their absentee ballot. To add insult to injury, the envelope had no return address so the ballot couldn’t be counted and Florida election law requires … Continue reading

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A selection of recent headlines

Make up your own “Author X meets Cultural Critic Y” combinations here, because things are just too strange… Classified nuclear weapons info from Los Alamos turns up in a trailer park drug bust. The NSA building that contains the U.S. … Continue reading

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Morlocks vs. Eloi

Way back in the BOFH-era of IT culture and nerd vernacular, “Eloi” and “Morlocks” were used as the shorthand reference to clueless Eloi end users and the unappreciated network sysadmin Morlocks who keep the whole works going. H.G. Wells placed … Continue reading

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The Secret Of The Ooze

Remember the “mystery blob” that was oozing into downtown LA back in February? I was wondering what the follow-up to that was and it turned out it was a local oil company blasting out old oil deposits with high pressure … Continue reading

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Flying Saucers over Orange County part II

Following up on the post from a couple days ago, I ran across this on UFO Reflections… Well, might we have a solution for the Heflin photo case? According to an anonymous post to UFO Updates, the object is in … Continue reading

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Flying Saucers over Orange County

Along with every other ten-year-old, red-blooded sci-fi kid in the mid-1970s, I studied up on UFO sightings until I could reel off sighting details and photo analysis the way other kids tracked sports statistics. Since my crappy eyesight wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Cat army annihilates destructive rats

This is the most cheerful news item I’ve read all week… Cat army annihilates destructive rats (China Daily) Updated: 2006-04-12 09:36 A group of villagers recently prepared a sumptuous fish banquet for more than 200 cats to thank them for … Continue reading

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Modern Eschatology (Total Solar Eclipse edition)

There is a total solar eclipse over much of the world today and along with the requisite warnings about not looking directly at the sun it has become necessary to warn that an eclipse is not punishment from the gods. … Continue reading

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Charles Fort gives up, goes home

Attention all horror and high weirdness writers. Go back and re-revise whatever it is you’re working on because it’s just not weird enough. Reality just kicked your behind twice in a week. Check these… Worker ‘stole human brains’ Self-styled pigeon … Continue reading

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This week’s news by Roger Corman

Somewhere out there, Charles Fort is snickering… First up: “Flesh-eating aliens were chasing me when I caused fatal car crash” A California man facing life in prison for crashing his car into a UPS truck will not dispute that his … Continue reading

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