Category Archives: Strange News

Hey, Yoo! Great Korean Neo-Pop Public Art: Spider-Man with Morning Wood!

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Artist Eunsuk Yoo recently removed his sculptural installation of Spider-man sporting a clearly visible erection. His other choice was to modify it, which he chose not to do. He explained his impetus for making the scandalous piece of art:

“I wanted apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero depict whats’s natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way.”

Sounds good to us! He can climb the trees in our forest any time. For a mid-century Japanese Batman taking it up the ass, click here. Really.

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More at Kotaku.com

Why the Pope REALLY resigned…really!

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Sign seen on Industrial Place just off Sunny Dunes, a gay strip in Palm Springs. Pope’s joint here seems to be a het titty bar. Who knew his holiness dabbled in such ventures? Interesting times.

Snake Penis Wine. Really. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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One of several penis wines intended to increase potency. Dog and deer are also popular, as is the special three-penis combination. Do the PETA people know? Or are they still too busy throwing water balloons at bikers? Gung Hay Fat Choy! 2013 is the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake.

Woof! Chew THIS bone…

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The Nylabone Galileo. For powerful chewers. Satisfies the natural urge to chew. That’s what it says. Right there on the label. Sight seen at Petsco…where the pets go. Put this bone in his mouth. Woof!

Ho! Ho! Hold It Right There, Mr. Claus! Occupy Santa tossed in Austin Slammer for coloring with Kids at State Capitol…

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United Santa Assault in the USA! Peace. Harmony. Joy. Community. These were just a few of the horrifying threats scrawled by an Occupy movement Santa and some of his little helpers in sidewalk chalk at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. More at the Free Keene site, New Hampshire’s on-line destination for liberty activism.

Emigrant: The Other White Meat?

I came across this delicately-worded plaque commemorating the Donner Party at a snowy highway rest stop on a recent road trip on Route 80, over the Donner Pass. Notice that it says many died…but not all. No mention of how the survivors survived. Also, “emigrant” is misspelled.
(Post title credit: The Texan.)
-AidanAbroad

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Anti-Circumcision Activists Protesting in SF

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Anti-circumcision activists were protesting at Civic Center outside the San Francisco Public Library this afternoon. I couldn’t get a shot of their really provocative sign (depicting a bloody scalpel), but here’s a protester with a sign decrying genital mutilation.

As I understand things, this small but vocal group is trying to put male circumcision, which they view as cruel and inhumane (possibly a human rights abuse) on the ballot, with the hope that San Franciscans will vote to ban it.

While they may be correct about circumcision severing valuable nerve endings and not being necessary for cleanliness, I do not believe that they have a very high likelihood of success. The practice is too integral to major religious traditions practiced in the city, and critics have painted them as religiously intolerant.

Not that they’re asking my advice, but a wiser approach might be to push for education, rather than legislation – and to focus their efforts on people whose religious background does not mandate the practice. They might have a higher success rate if they were to focus on educating individuals and bringing about social change. (Less provocative signs might help them to seem more reasonable and approachable, too.)

Complicated issue…file this under “Only in San Francisco.”

-AidanAbroad