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THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE REAL LIFE SUPERHEROES!

Posted in SHOWCASE OF HILARITY, the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , on January 5, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

And you thought superheroes existed only in fiction? Inspired by fiction superheroes such as Batman and Superman, these people wear masks and capes in order to fight real crime on the streets. Here’s a list with 10 of the most famous real-life superheroes.

Superbarrio (Mexico)

He’s faster than a speeding turtle, able to leap small speed bumps in a single bound. Look, up in the sky … Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superbarrio — a flabby caped crusader in cherry red tights who traverses the streets of Mexico City, defending the lower class. A high school dropout with a humble upbringing, Superbarrio has become one of Mexico City’s greatest folk heroes. For the past 10 years, he has stood as the champion of the working class, the poor and the homeless.

“I opened my eyes and found myself as you see me with a voice telling me, ‘You are Superbarrio,'” he said, explaining that his name means super-neighborhood. “I can’t stop a plane or a train single-handed, but I can keep a family from being evicted.” His role is primarily symbolic as the protector of low-income neighborhoods. But on behalf of squatters and labor unions, Superbarrio leads protest rallies, files petitions and challenges court decisions. Rumors also have circulated that he attempted to run for the president of the United States to better protect Mexican workers. His followers find him inspirational and recently erected a statue in his honor — a giant lifelike replica that looks like an oversized Cabbage Patch doll at 40. The awed crowd chanted, “You see him. You feel him. Superbarrio is here!”

Terrifica (NY City)

Terrifica patrols New York City’s bars, clubs, and streets by night, in an effort to protect inebriated women in danger of being taken advantage of by men. Since the mid-1990s Terrifica has donned a golden mask, Valkyrie bra, blond wig, red boots and cape, to distract the men she tries to dissuade from seducing drunk young women. She carries a utility belt containing a pepper spray, cell phone, lipstick, a camera to photograph alleged predators, a journal, Terrifica fortune cards, and Smarties for energy. Terrifica has an arch-nemesis, a self-proclaimed philanderer who calls himself Fantastico. “I protect the single girl living in the big city,” says Terrifica. By day, she is Sarah, a 30-year-old single woman who works for a computer consulting company. “I do this because women are weak. They are easily manipulated, and they need to be protected from themselves and most certainly from men and their ill intentions toward them.”

The Eye (Mountain View California)

The Eye is a 48 year-old superhero who patrols the streets of Mountain View, California. He is a street-level, practical crime fighter, who uses various electronic and other means to prevent crime. He has even got a myspace page!

Citizen Prime (Phoenix)

Citizen Prime, a 40-year-old married man whose first name is Jim, has been protecting the streets of Phoenix for a year. He became a superhero to spread the message that people don’t have to be fearful of crime. “Are you going to sit inside scared that a terrorist might attack your city, or are you going to go out and live your life?” he asked. But Prime, who patrols once or twice a week in a black, blue and yellow costume, found one chink in his armor. He couldn’t find any crime. “The only crime I’ve ever stopped is when I was actually walking out of a sporting goods store with my wife,” he said. “A shoplifter came running past me, and I managed to throw him to the ground.”

Tothian (NJ and NY city)

Tothian, 22, is a superhero who protects New Jersey and New York, is one of the more active heroes. He uses his skills as a Marine reservist and martial arts expert when patrolling the streets, and has escorted women home at night and broken up fights. His uniform–he prefers that term to costume–is black combat boots, green cargo pants and a T-shirt. His logo, which is stitched into the middle of the T-shirt with cut-up bandanas, is made from the letters used to spell Tothian. Tothian doesn’t wear a mask because it blocks his peripheral vision, and says he doesn’t wear a cape “because capes get in the way of actually doing real superhero stuff.” Tothian says he doesn’t want to become a police officer because he doesn’t agree with every law on the book. “I’m not out to punish every single criminal,” he said. For example, he would counsel marijuana smokers, but wouldn’t apprehend them as bad guys. Tothian said he gets some strange looks when people find out he’s a superhero. But after people realize he’s out to protect them, he says their trepidation eases somewhat.

Angle Grinder Man (London, and Kent)

Angle-grinder Man patrols by night looking for unhappy drivers who have been clamped and then sets their cars free. An odd-job man by day, he operates in Kent during the week and in London on weekends. He decided to go “full-time vigilante” in May this year. “My obsession with wheel-clamping is actually a rebellion against a much deeper malaise,” he said. “Namely, the arrogant contempt that politicians hold for the people who put them into power, and whom they claim to represent.”

Mr. Silent (Indianapolis)

Mr Silent patrols the streets of indianapolis. Unlike his hero Bruce Wayne, Mr. Silent’s alter ego isn’t a billionaire. He has a full-time job to tend to, so he only makes it out about once per week, cruising the alleys of Downtown after dark, looking to help where needed. “I roam the streets of the city looking for those in distress or danger and I do my best to help them. If those in need of help are being mugged or hurt in anyway, then you can be assured that I will do something about it. One may ask, how I can call myself a superhero when I can’t fly or run at mach 3. The answer is simple. I am idealistically super. I see what, in my opinion, needs changed in society and I work towards that goal,” said Silent.

Chris Guardian (NY City)

It started out as a normal night. That is, until the bad guy started dancing like the devil in the pale moonlight. Chris was minding his own business on the streets of Staten Island, N.Y., when he saw a man dash into a convenience store. The man sprinted through the aisles, trashing the place, then broke a glass bottle on the floor and brandished the shards as a makeshift knife. Chris, coming to the rescue, cornered him in the aisle. While Chris kept the villain at bay, customers called the police. That night, one of the most dangerous nights in his career, Chris truly earned the right to be called “Chris Guardian”. He is now 23 years old, and who patrols the sidewalks and alleyways of New York City. “I’ve always had something inside of me that made me want to really make a difference and just make the world a better place,” Guardian said recently during an interview.

Geist (Minnesota)

Geist aids the homeless and others in need and patrols the streets of Rochester, Minnesota. Geist describes himself as “a real person doing something out of the ordinary and somewhat unorthodox to attempt to make my city of Rochester, Minnesota a better, kinder and safer place. My personal cause is the Forgotton, those overlooked by mainstream society. If there is a crisis situation, I have training and equipment to aid myself and others. My equipment and methods are completely legal. I’m prepared to make Citizen’s Arrests if necessary.”

Foxfire (Michigan)

Foxfire is a 25 year-old woman who patrols the streets of Michigan. She is dedicated to helping those in need, preserving natural resources, and, most importantly, “teaching anyone who will listen about the hidden world, the more interesting stuff that goes on beneath the surface of their humdrum little lives. The current air of apocalyptic apathy is indicitive of how much humanity has lost. Together with the rest of the Nameless Few, I will help to re-integrate humanity–as well as protect the downtrodden, the forgotten, and the helpless.”


from http://www.oddee.com

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE LOOKING CELEBRITIES!

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

Michael Jackson

Did you really expect anyone else? Michael Jackson used to be a successful black singer, but took it upon himself to destroy his face and reputation. He now looks like an albino alien whose nose appears to change on a daily basis. Just goes to show you what can happen if you are too critical of your looks… you can end up an albino alien like Mike.

Marilyn Manson

Seriously … what the hell happened to this kid? From the ghostly white makeup you can see on his black collar to the funky blue eye and blood red lips … Marilyn Manson is a freak and there’s nothing more to say, he’s ugly by choice. And not only is he ugly, but he scares the crap out of us.

Jocelyn Wildenstein

Holy crap! This is what happens when you get obsessed with plastic surgery. A wealthy socialite from Switzerland, Jocelyn is actually a celeb for being so ugly. Her extreme appearance has led to the press giving her the nickname “The Bride of Wildenstein,” a reference to The Bride of Frankenstein. Wildenstein has allegedly spent almost US$4,000,000 on cosmetic surgery over the years, all payed by her husband, the billionaire international art dealer Alec Wildenstein.

Michael Berryman

No, it is not make-up. This actor born in LA, suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (a rare condition leaving him with no sweat glands, hair, fingernails or teeth). He played Pluto in Wes Craven’s 1977 horror film The Hills Have Eyes. He has also appeared in numerous science fiction and fantasy movies such as My Science Project (1985), Weird Science (1985), Armed Response (1986) and Evil Spirits (1990). He also appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Devil’s Rejects. Berryman generally portrays mutant bikers, evil undertakers, monsters and other frightening characters. He has also starred in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The X-Files.

DJ Qualls

Ok, we are going to be really mean again, since he’s actually ugly for a another terrible reason. We’re actually happy to see he has turned it into a good thing, just like Berryman. Qualls also suffered from a rare condition: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, at age 14. After two years of surgery (including the removal of his spleen), chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, Qualls’s cancer went into remission, which lent him his famous thin stature. In 1997, he enrolled at Nashville’s Belmont University. At a performance in a local theatre he was discovered by David LaChapelle and became… a model!! Yes, a model, for Prada and Calvin Klein. He then got famous for his role on the movie “Road Trip”.

Marty Feldman

And yet another terrible case. Marty Feldman (1934 – 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes, which were the result of a thyroid condition known as Graves Disease. He wrote situation comedies such as The Army Game, Bootsie and Snudge for the BBC and later had a series of his own on the BBC called Marty. He also appeared in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother and Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie, as well as directing and starring in The Last Remake of Beau Geste. He guest-starred in the “Arabian Nights” episode of The Muppet Show.

Clint Howard

No weird disease this time, he’s just plain ugly. But then, again, it is probably what made him famous. Born in 1959, the actor appeared in Cocoon, Steve Martin’s Parenthood, EdTV, Apollo 13, Austin Powers, That Thing You Do among others. In 1998, Howard was awarded the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award. He got married twice, just to show you that looks don’t matter.

Shane MacGowan

This Irish musician is best known as the original singer and songwriter with The Pogues, and is considered one of the most important and poetic Irish songwriters of the last thirty years. A great find for our list… he’s terribly horrible.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett has to have some good blackmail on someone. Otherwise, how in the hell did he ever get into acting? And the fact that Julia Roberts married this beast makes us think she’s not only nuts, but ugly too. Tell us one thing that you find attractive about this man … go on. Then we’ll laugh at you.

Kelis

Holy hell … Kelis is not bringin’ any boys to the yard looking like that. There have been rumors that she is really a man, and quite frankly we are thinking something’s not right with this chick. Every time we see her she has her mouth open and looks like she’s ready to eat us. She’s scary. Next time we see her, we are looking for the Adam’s apple.

Iggy Pop

Rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actor, he is sometimes referred to by the nicknames “the Godfather of Punk”. Iggy Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s garage rock band who were influential in the development of the nascent heavy metal and punk rock genres. The Stooges became infamous for their live performances, during which it was not uncommon for Iggy Pop to leap off the stage (in fact, he was among the first to “stage dive”), smear raw meat (and on one occasion peanut butter) over his chest and/or cut himself with broken bottles. So this is how you get ugly by being nut.

Steven Tyler

Dude looks like a zombie. He’s a great singer, a cool guy, the daddy of one of the hottest girls on hollywood, plus all the money and women one could ever dream of… and yet… ugly as hell.

Courtney Love

Drugs don’t make people pretty… and this woman is about as ugly and classless as it can get.

Donatella Versace

Oh, how the years go by. Yes, she’s talented, famous and rich, but… she’s now ugly as hell!

Amy Winehouse

English soul, jazz, and R&B singer and songwriter, she’s another drug victim. Now, get this: she has a number of “old school” tattoos of naked women on her body. When asked about them, she was quoted as saying “I like pin-up girls. I’m more of a boy than a girl in that way. I’m not a lesbian, though — not before a sambuca anyway. And the she said she would own a beauty salon once her singing schedule calms down… that’s a must.

Ronaldinho

Probably the world’s best soccer player at this time, Ronaldinho might be one of the funniest, honest, and nicest celebs around… but he’s also one of the ugliest. This brazilian is certainly saving his huge salary for something other than helping his image.

Kelly Osbourne

“Uh, I’m ugly.” Yeah, we know Kelly. The British accent is cute and we love that she is all about being an individual, but quite frankly Kelly Osbourne’s annoying and a brat. And we’re not picking on her weight, because it fluctuates and we don’t care. Weight really can’t change whether you are ugly or not. And Kelly is on our list!

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling must be thanking her daddy for helping her get into the acting business ’cause there is no other way she would EVER have made it. Thanks Aaron Spelling for ruining our lives! Sometimes you hope someone will grow on you after awhile, but even now when we see Tori on TV we immediately switch the channel. Yeah, it’s that bad. And don’t even get us started on her acting.

Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell is a bully, but it’s not the bad temper what got her on our list… she’s ugly, plain and simple.

Rachel Dratch

Don’t get us wrong: we love Rachel. Her SNL sketches are hilarious, she’s a great actress. But we are sorry to say she truly earned the last place on our list.

from http://www.oddee.com

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE DRESSES!

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , , on January 2, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE


Condom Dress:
Created by brazilian artist Adriana Bertini, they are made of thousands of quality-control-rejected condoms. These colorful clothes were shown at the “Dress Up Against AIDS: Condom Couture,” an exhibition at UCLA’s Fowler Museum.


Hamburger Dress
Created by artist Joy Kampia, who specializes in crocheted sculpture and wearable art.


Chocolate Dress
Designed by the famous spanish designer Paco Rabanne


Cream Puff Dress
On 2006, Valentyn Shtefano, a Chef from Ukraine, made this dress from 1,500 cream puffs for his fiancee. It took two months, with the final product weighing in at 20 pounds.


Charmin Toilet Paper Dress
Katrina Chalifoux of Illinois created this toilet paper wedding dress for a competition sponsored by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”


Skittles Wrapper Dress
15 hours and 101 Skittle wrappers after, Craftster user Theperilouspopsicle finished her Prom dress made entirely out of this candy wrappers.


Tent Dress
The “Ms. Homeland Security: Illegal Entry Dress Tent,” by Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao


All Natural Dress
Artist/fashion designer Robin Barcus creates unusual dresses from natural ingredients: lily pad, dandelion, corn husk, pinecones and more.


Sexiest Wedding Dress ever


It can never get too sexy huh?


Sixers Fan Dress from http://www.oddee.com

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE GRAFFITI!

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , on January 2, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE


PHP coder + too much beer


404 – Grate not found


Windows grafitti


SQL runes


Now you are


Please wait for the wall


Push Button – Receive Bacon


Binary for “amor” (love, in spanish)


HTML’s new tag


Zoom this wall

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE TRANSLATIONS OF ALL TIME!

Posted in SHOWCASE OF HILARITY, the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , on January 2, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE


From a Restaurant Menu in China.
We loved the “Living to explode the salt to frying the meat” and the “Old adopted mother fillet”
sent by reader Mandus, thank you!


Chinese translation of “Love”
by jisou


Wait, what?!
by creativebits


This is why translation websites shouldn’t crash
by languagedoc


Now that was literal!
by lamboratory


Seen in Mexico
by ymimexico


by kwintessential


“When you are getting off with your lover”… real classy
by sampleaday


by Matt b


by kwintessential from http://www.oddee.com

THE MOST BIZARRE BILLBOARDS OF ALL TIME!

Posted in SHOWCASE OF HILARITY, the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , on January 1, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE


Cemetery advertising

from oddee.com

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE FOOD SCULPTURES

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , on December 30, 2008 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

You are what you eat… but how many times do you know exactly what you really eat??