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lofter1
September 10th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Use this thread to post any kind of whacked out weird stuff that defies categorization.

Like this:


Jesus Appears on Backside of Beloved Pet!

http://www.calarts.edu/~jwhite/gbj/jesuspics/sidebarbottom.jpg

http://getbehindjesus.net/

Angus MacDougall is a three-year-old terrier mix that has recently been blessed with the revered and holy image of Jesus Christ on his hindquarters. Is this manifestation of The Prince of Peace a coincidence or a bona fide miracle? One thing is for certain, this apparition of the Son of God is sure to inspire controversy. Not much if any true scientific or theological inquiry has been made into the nature of this sign to date, but "seeing is believing" as little Angus' terrier-tush is obviously marked by the likeness of Christ. Click on the image below to witness His astonishing appearance, first hand then be sure to visit the links above to learn more about Angus and his sacred derriere extraordinaire. We hope you enjoy your visit!

http://www.calarts.edu/~jwhite/gbj/jesuspics/goldframetext.gif (http://www.calarts.edu/~jwhite/gbj/SeeHim.html)

Ninjahedge
September 10th, 2006, 12:22 PM
I seriously hope this is sarcastic!!!!!!

OMG!!!

ZippyTheChimp
September 10th, 2006, 01:40 PM
I don't see it.

But I think I see Rumsfeld.

lofter1
September 13th, 2006, 08:32 AM
Now you can glam up the graveyard and get buried in style with the UONO (http://www.uono.de/english/home.html) coffins.
The awesome shape and timeless elegance of THE COCOON makes it the must for people who want to be the trendiest ...
Even six feet under.


http://cubeme.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/cocoon_win.jpg



THE COCOON is delivered with absorbant material as well as noble lining (white cotton or silk).
THE COCOON comes in a dazzling array of 14 out-of-this-world colors ...




including Pure White, Pigeon Blue, Bottle Green, Wine Red and an eternal Jet Black.


++++

LOVE-NYC
September 13th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Now you can glam up the graveyard and get buried in style with the UONO (http://www.uono.de/english/home.html) coffins.

I'm cracking up...I still can't breath I'm laughing so hard. This was really funny! Do they have any trendy urns? Couldn't find any on their web site.

Ninjahedge
September 13th, 2006, 09:32 AM
I wonder if it has a CD player.......

LOVE-NYC
September 13th, 2006, 09:36 AM
I wonder if it has a CD player.......

I'm sure it has a full home entertainment system with surround sound :D
BOSE equipment of course!

OmegaNYC
September 13th, 2006, 02:39 PM
I'm sure it has a full home entertainment system with surround sound :D
BOSE equipment of course!


Sad thing is.... I wanna be buried with my video game systems... :)

lofter1
September 16th, 2006, 01:31 AM
A beyond weird mystery ...

Secrets and Lies Shroud Origins of Giant Swastika


http://graphics10.nytimes.com/images/2006/09/16/world/16swas600.1.jpg
Joseph Sywenkyj for The New York Times
A window in Tash-Bashat looking out on a mountainside emblazoned with a 600-foot wide, fir-tree swastika.
Who planted the trees this way and why is a mystery obscured by legend, politics and conflicting memories.


NY TIMES (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/16/world/asia/16swastika.html?ref=world)
By C. J. CHIVERS
September 16, 2006


TASH-BASHAT, Kyrgyzstan — The forest stands overhead in the dusty mountain air, a dense composition of fir trees on a slope, planted by labor gangs decades ago.


Its right angles are sharp and clear, forming a square cross with an upraised arm on one side and a turned-down arm on the other. Viewed from this remote village, the effect strongly suggests a living swastika, a huge and chilling symbol, out of place and time.


This is the so-called Eki Naryn swastika, a man-made arrangement of trees near the edge of the Himalayas. It is at least 60 years old, according to the region’s forestry service, and roughly 600 feet across.


Legend has it that German prisoners of war, pressed into forestry duty after World War II, duped their Soviet guards and planted rows of seedlings in the shape of the emblem Hitler had chosen as his own.


More than 20 years later, the trees rose tall enough to be visible from the village beneath. Only then did the swastika appear, a time-delayed act of defiance by vanquished soldiers marooned in a corner of Stalin’s Soviet Union.


For all the tidiness of legend, however, the tale is not quite true. The provenance of these trees presents a more complicated mystery than a silent subterfuge in a forgotten prison camp. The theory about the prisoners has survived for years, in part because about 1.3 million German soldiers have been missing in the former Soviet Union since the war, according to the German Red Cross. Many were forced to work. They mined uranium and coal, toiled on farms, erected buildings and built roads, railways and canals.


As many as 30,000 of them were sent to Central Asia, the German Red Cross says. The symmetry in the tree line, evidence of their defiance, by this telling, may be the Third Reich’s only practical joke.


But aside from the presence of the tree formation itself, unraveling the origins of the lost Nazis’ presumed insubordination is a chore undercut by time. History has become malleable, a yarn by turns sinister, wry, clever and Soviet. It is also warped by errors, a cover-up, competing theories and lies.


Yedil Musayev, a teacher, said the trees were planted in the 1940’s by Kyrgyz laborers from the sprawling Lenin Collective Farm, which managed the region’s high plateau. The farm’s managers consisted of Russians and Europeans, he said, sent to distant posts to battle illiteracy and improve efficiency.


Unbeknownst to the Kyrgyz laborers, he said, their forestry supervisor was an ethnic German who had been exiled to the east, as were many Germans during the war. He was a Nazi sympathizer, Mr. Musayev said. The forest was his design.


Sultanbek Kandibayev, director of the regional forestry service, gave a different version, saying the trees were planted in 1953, after Stalin’s death, under the supervision of a woman who was a German nationalist.


Ulambek Sheripov, a deputy director, added detail, saying the woman hid her plans by having the slope planted a patch at a time. But he disagreed with his director about when the plantings occurred, saying a survey in 1991 estimated the trees were 50 years old at the time, meaning they were most likely planted before 1953.


Bekbosun Uskumbayev, another forestry official, said the truth has been hard to establish because the service’s archives are in disarray. (A check with the archives found records back only to 1960.)


Moreover, fresh myths and mistakes continue to confuse the tale.


Mr. Uskumbayev recalled an article in the late 1990’s in Vecherniy Bishkek, a Kyrgyz newspaper. The story said a man called “the professor” planted the trees in the 1960’s and then disappeared with a forester — a fate suggesting they had been arrested by the K.G.B.


The article was accompanied by a clearly doctored photograph, showing a lower arm on the formation that does not exist. “Their version was not true,” Mr. Uskumbayev said, sighing.


Into this confused history, Vladimir Yashchuk, a local guide, offered yet another account. He said when he was schoolboy his teachers told him the trees were planted in the late 1930’s, as Stalin and Hitler were approving the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact.


“It was the friendship of peoples at that time,” he said. “Stalin made this deal with Germany, and this swastika was planted in the framework of that agreement.”


Or so said the lessons in Soviet schoolhouses, Mr. Yashchuk added. No one is really sure. “Every guide has his own variation,” he said.


The mystery’s persistence is in its way surprising, given that as a Nazi swastika the symbol is imperfect, whether by design or because of uneven terrain. Hitler’s swastika was tilted 45 degrees; the formation here is almost level. Moreover, the arms do not mimic the Third Reich’s symbol, but its mirror image — a swastika in reverse.


No matter the flaws, the trees of Tash-Bashat long ago drew the interest of the People’s Council of Germans in Kyrgyzia, a private organization in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. As part of a hunt for missing Germans and their graves, the council researched whether prison gangs planted the formation, said Valery Dill, the council’s chairman.


It was a frustrating search. “The Soviet power did everything to hide all of the evidence, all of the truth,” he said.


Eventually the S.N.B., the Kyrgyz successor to the K.G.B., told the council that German prisoners worked from two camps: one near Bishkek, another near the southern city of Osh. Further searches led Mr. Dill to episodes of brutality and callousness.


He found an elderly former P.O.W. near Osh, he said, who was one of more than 100 Germans who had been forced to dig in uranium mines at Maili-Suu. One day a rumor circulated that Stalin would allow German prisoners who had not married in the Soviet Union to be repatriated, Mr. Dill said the man had told him.


Soon after, the K.G.B. brought lines of Kyrgyz women to the mine, he said, and told the Germans to choose a bride or be shot.


As he dug deeper for the Germans’ fate and the origins of the trees, Mr. Dill said, his research suggested that a prisoners with a background in hydrology was sent to Tash-Bashat, then known as Kalinin.


He was ordered to direct plantings to protect the basin’s watershed. The hydrologist likely supervised the formation’s planting, Mr. Dill said. He added a caveat. “It is hard to know whether it is a legend or not,” he said.


On one point almost all in the valley agree: No prison gangs worked here. Four elders in the village said only Kyrgyz planters labored on these hills
.
Three of them, including Baken Kizekbayev, 69, and Asambek Sulambekov, 71, said they planted the trees themselves. Their supervisor, they recalled, was a white, female forester.


“My mother worked for the forester and I helped her,” Mr. Sulambekov said. “They gave us a plan: how many hectares had to be prepared, planted and so forth. One year we prepared it. The next year we planted it. Then the forest grew.”


Mr. Sulambekov said he joined the army and returned years later. The swastika surprised him when it emerged, he said. As for the tales of prisoner work gangs, he said: “It never happened. There were no German prisoners or even Russian prisoners. Only locals.”


Mr. Sulambekov and Mr. Kizekbayev could not remember exactly when they helped plant the trees, but agreed it was in the 1940’s or 1950’s.


More than a half century later, they represented the split over the formation’s significance. Mr. Sulambekov said it is a curiosity. Mr. Kizekbayev said it is an offense. “I do not like it, this fascist sign,” he said. “It should be cut down.”


Then he flashed a mischievous smile. Whoever designed this may have taken a dangerous risk. “You do not think I am guilty, do you?” he asked, eyes twinkling. “Will they take me to a prison?”


Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

lofter1
September 16th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Photos from the area of Eki Naryn, Kyrgyzstan ...

http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/5740/05.jpg
Copyright: Lukas Bittner
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Kyrgyzstan/photo146696.htm (http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Kyrgyzstan/photo146696.htm)

Three locan men from Eki Naryn, a small village at high altitude around 3 hours by bus from Naryn (I think its around 40 km).
This is the scan from a slide.


http://theseoultimes.com/ST/db2/images_large/1867-20050501104921.jpg
Photo Courtesy Wouter and Jasminka
http://theseoultimes.com/ST/?url=/ST/db/read.php?idx=1867 (http://theseoultimes.com/ST/?url=/ST/db/read.php?idx=1867)

Song Kul in Kyrgyzstan is a lake situated at 3000 m height.


http://p.vtourist.com/1126634-Off_the_Beaten_Path-Kyrgyzstan.jpg
http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/5ae9d/ (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/5ae9d/)

The Tien-shan mountains are really majestic and panoramic with very different and
amazingly strange landscape. Look very mysterious in evening and in the moonlight.

lofter1
September 16th, 2006, 09:29 AM
The alligator's skin that spells God (http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/mailFrameset.do?url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=400709&in_page_id=1770)

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/08/gator_800x600.jpg

First an image of the Virgin Mary appeared in a grilled cheese sandwich in Florida. Next the face of Christ was discovered on a Hawthorn tree in Kent... Now it seems even a pet alligator has God in its side - quite literally.

Owner, Michael Wilk from Wisconsin, was astonished when he noticed distinct white markings pop out against a backdrop of black scales on the side of his four-feet long pet alligator's side, spelling the word GOD.

"When I first saw it, my jaw dropped," Wilk told the Chicago Tribune. "It's just sort of like a phenomenon."

2006 Associated Newspapers Ltd

Ninjahedge
September 18th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Reply to Fir Trees:

Looks kind of like that Cactus Guy on the FF games, I would not have seen a Schwastika unless you insisted it was there.

http://www.toysnjoys.com/finalfantasy/ffx_cactusplush.jpg

Response to snake:

It looks like it spells "GUr"


Well thank Gur THAT'S over with!!!!

lofter1
September 18th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Oh my Gur ... lmao

lofter1
September 18th, 2006, 05:58 PM
For anyone with a shoe "problem" ...

LETS GET SOME SHOES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HjIljJd-o0)

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kelly's shoe lyrics (http://www.lyricsdir.com/kelly-shoes-lyrics.html)

OmegaNYC
September 19th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Want weird stuff? Look to Snopes.com. Here are some stories:

Don't you hate when this happens?

Murder Suspect: Goat Turned Into Corpse
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an axe told police investigators he actually attacked a goat, which was only later magically transformed into his sibling's corpse, officials said Thursday.
The man, whose name wasn't released, offered police his explanation after his arrest on Tuesday in the death of his brother the previous day at Isseluku village in southern Nigeria.
"He said that the goats were on his farm and he tried to chase them away. When one wouldn't move, he attacked it with an axe. He said it then turned into his brother," Police Commissioner Udom Ekpoudom told the Associated Press. Murder suspects in Nigeria, where many people believe in black magic, sometimes claim spirits tricked them into killing. In 2001, eight people were burned to death after one person in their group was accused of making a bystander's penis magically disappear.


Talk about life imitating art:


Body washes up near set of 'CSI: Miami'

Associated Press
Sept. 16, 2006 05:58 PM

MIAMI - A man's body floated up near where a crew was filming a scene for the crime show "CSI: Miami," authorities said.

The body washed up early Friday in Biscayne Bay at Bicentennial Park, which film crews were using as a helicopter staging ground for aerial shots of a fictional offshore investigation for the CBS show, police said.

A homeless man spotted the body and alerted an off-duty police officer who was working security on the set, police said. The body had no signs of injury, and the death was not considered suspicious, according to authorities.
"Unfortunately, it's not unusual during certain times of the year that people who have fallen in the bay, either homeless or people who were asleep or in some cases boaters who had a mishap, fall into the bay and turn up days later," said Detective Delrish Moss, a Miami police spokesman.

It's not the first dead body to unexpectedly appear on a "CSI" set. One was found this week in a Los Angeles building where "CSI: New York" was filming. Police also didn't consider that death suspicious.

Gregory Tenenbaum
September 19th, 2006, 06:55 AM
Sad thing is.... I wanna be buried with my video game systems... :)


I want to be buried with my..

Hmm inTeresting post there...I'll start a new topic.

lofter1
September 24th, 2006, 03:06 AM
This one is gross ...

This is Your Mouth on Meth

livescience.com (http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060921_meth_mouth.html)
By Jeanna Bryner
LiveScience Staff Writer
21 September 2006

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The conventional “this is your brain on drugs” image showing a frying pan and sizzling egg may be outdated. Today’s anti-drug ads are keeping up with the times.

Case in point is a series of “modern” ads showing meth-addicted teens (http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060517_women_addiction.html) in horrific settings: a malnourished teen standing in the shower picking at scabs all over her body until they bleed. Apparently, she thought they were bugs crawling beneath her skin.

Today, the American Dental Association (ADA) warned users, and potential users, about the perils of methamphetamine to a healthy smile. One consequence of taking the drug called “meth mouth” could lead to rampant tooth decay and teeth that are blackened, rotting, crumbling or falling apart image (http://www.livescience.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=060921_meth_mouth_02.jpg&cap=As+in+the+photo%2C+some+meth+users+describe+th eir+teeth+as+%22blackened%2C+stained%2C+rotting%2C +crumbling+or+falling+apart.%22+Credit%3A+American +Denta)], said ADA president Robert M. Brandjord.

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"Meth mouth robs people, especially young people of their teeth and frequently leads to full-mouth extractions and a lifetime of wearing dentures," Brandjord said.

How it works

More than 12 million Americans have tried methamphetamine, according to the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Most of the users range from 18 to 34 years old.

Known by many street names, including speed, ice, crank and crystal, methamphetamine is a very strong central nervous system stimulant. Once meth enters a person’s body, it releases a surge of dopamine, leading to the typical euphoria described by users.

Other short-term effects include extreme wakefulness, a lasting boost of energy and a lack of appetite. Long-term effects include an increased blood pressure, stroke and serious heart problems.

Meth mouth

But what is long term? Called “meth mouth,” the ADA stated users can go from having a sparkling smile to one of decay and tooth loss in about a year. For one, the drug dries out a person’s salivary glands leading to the cottony-mouth feeling. Without the diluting effects of saliva, the acids in your mouth—produced by various foods and bacteria—begin to eat away tooth enamel.

Adding fuel to this mouth decay, meth users may forget to brush their teeth. Whereas the effects of cocaine (http://www.livescience.com/technology/060413_cocaine_a_lyzer.html) last about an hour, a meth high can linger for 12 hours. During this half-day high, personal hygiene may not be at the top of the list of things to do.

“The extensive tooth decay of meth mouth is attributed to the drug's dry-mouth (http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060807_mm_bad_breath.html) effect and its propensity to cause cravings for high-calorie carbonated beverages, tooth grinding and clenching, and extended periods of poor oral hygiene,” Brandjord explained.

To highlight the perils of meth mouth, the ADA is posting educational material on their website. The take-home message is “there is no safe level of meth use, but treatment and recovery are possible,” said Stephen Pasierb, president and CEO of The Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

&#169; 1999-2006 Imaginova Corp.

lofter1
September 28th, 2006, 11:54 PM
VILLAGE CORPSE TWIST

'HALLOWEEN' SHOCK

NY POST (http://www.nypost.com/seven/09282006/news/regionalnews/village_corpse_twist_regionalnews_larry_celona____ _____dan_kadison____and_cynthia_r__fagen.htm)
By LARRY CELONA, DAN KADISON and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
September 28, 2006 --

Only in the West Village, kids . . .

The body of a man clad in a kinky black leather mask and decked out head to toe in S&M gear was hanging from a chain-link fence on Hudson Street yesterday - as many passers-by ignored it, thinking it was a Halloween display.

The slightly built, fair-skinned mystery man may have been choked to death by a dog collar around his neck, it's other end strapped around a 3-foot-tall fence post, police sources said.

The 40ish, tattooed man was found kneeling, braced face-first against the fence in front of 424 Hudson St. at around 6:45 a.m.

In a bizarre twist, the body had been there for at least an hour, dismissed by some who walked past as a quirky seasonal display in an area scattered with S&M and gay bars.

"The body was covered with a black suit and he had a mask on his face," said deli owner Indra Patel, who first spotted the strangely posed corpse when he opened next door around 5:30 a.m.

"I thought it was a dummy. It looked like a dummy, because every year they do decorations like that. I was wondering why they put up the [Halloween] decorations early."

Patel said at least an hour went by before a woman walking her dog realized the sidewalk exhibit of a man wearing a pair of leather spiked gloves, chaps and a vest was a real person and called police.

Cops were investigating if the man had committed suicide or died during some sort of bizarre auto-erotic sex game.

An autopsy will be performed today to determine how the man died. Police sources said there was no sign of a struggle and they don't believe he was a victim of foul play.

Another witness, Kevin Samuel, 50, a porter for a building across the street, said he had looked at the body several times but it just never clicked that it might be a real person.

"I'm staring at him and I think, 'Is that a prop or a real person?' His legs looked like he was twisted on an angle and that he fell in it [the fence]. It looked like he was stuck there and couldn't get up, like he lost his balance," Samuel said.

"He didn't look like a person. I think he had a black mask on; I couldn't see his face.

"I was looking at him for a while. I've never been stumped before trying to identify people. I'm ashamed of myself in a way because, I didn't realize it was a human being."

A worker repairing a gas leak at Hudson and Leroy Street said "I thought it was a decoration for Halloween. I thought it was a scarecrow."

Another passer-by, Ralph Constanza, 31, said, "It looked like he had a bad night, I can tell you that."

Copyright 2006 NYP Holdings, Inc.