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2014

The Last True Hermit
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Articles weird profiles culture
This GQ story about the North Pond Hermit is amazing. One day in 1986, Christopher Knight left family and friends behind for good, and spent 30 years leaving alone in the woods of Maine, sleeping in a hidden tent.

2009

Egypt tries to hang up on killer SMS rumours - Yahoo! News UK
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Articles media news sms weird
Found via Warren Ellis: The AFP is reporting a story in which the Egyptian government is struggling to dispel a widespread rumor of an SMS "from unknown foreign quarters" that kills.

2006

Quick Post: People Search For The Darndest Things
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Articles assorted geekery online fun tech weird
I was just perusing some of my Statcounter data when I came across this search string a Canadian used to find my site. It’s far from the most bizarre thing I’ve seen in my search results, but it is notable for its specificity.
Cthulu the Movie?
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Articles movies weird
Via Warren Ellis: Here is a trailer for Cthulu: The Movie, with none other than Tori Spelling performing in it. From the looks of the official site, the production appears to be some sort of indie flick.
Someone’s Been Distributing My Baby Photos Online…
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Articles news weird
Via Warren Ellis: I am disturbed. Charikot, Dolakha, March 29 - The birth of a bizarre-looking baby in Charikot, the headquarters of Dolakha district, on Wednesday, drew a huge number of onlookers to witness the astonishing sight.
All Your Ticks Are Named John Conner
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Articles news tech weird
I just read an article in Wired about a robot designed by the Virginia Military Institute that can troll around your yard recognize and collect ticks. The ticks are then placed inside the robots denim skirt, which ticks cling to naturally.

2005

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
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Articles weird writing
I have no idea how tired or drunk I was when I wrote this, but I found it among my other blog notes so I thought I would post it here to give you a view into the way my mind works when exhausted.
That Ring Is Like The Screams Of The Damned To My Ears
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Articles personal weird rants
I hate the telephone with an unreasoning yet unstoppable passion. It’s something my father and I share, so I probably learned it from him. The sound of a phone ringing, even if it is a cutesy cell phone ringtone, is like fingernails on chalkboard to my ears.
The Twisted Geometries Of The Old Ones Have Found A Loving Home
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Articles weird
Oh God. I have seen the face of evil. I was just reading through dude.man.phat. and I came across the image of a horrific beast. Seriously, I think this is some alien minion of the Old Ones.
Robot Kitty
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Articles tech weird
I found this link through Boing Boing about a man whose cat lost the use of his rear legs in a traffic accident. The owner's solution: build a robotic platform and teach the cat to drive it around the house.
Miss Scarlet In The Library With An iPod
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Articles funny news weird
Well, it has finally happened, someone has used their iPod to kill someone else in a domestic dispute. Apparently, the woman in question killed her boyfriend after he deleted the contents of her MP3 player.
Profitable Business Partnerships
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Articles funny personal weird
Many years ago, I was driving through the suburbs of Chicago with my girlfriend at the time and I saw what had to be a very profitable arrangement. Driving down the road I noticed a retirement home coming up on my right.
Not Just For Nightmares Anymore
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Articles weird
I just stumbled across this entry on Boing Boing. Apparently, you can have the educational experience of being buried alive. Check it out.
Roach Cyborgs Will Rule The World
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Articles news tech weird
I survived my weekend at work and I am totally burned out. I plan on having a beer and crashing until tomorrow, but in the meantime you should read about the research that I am sure will someday evolve into our cybernetic overlords.
Insert Maniacal Laughter Here
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Articles news weird
It appears that a group of mad scientists have taken advantage of Australia’s scenic beauty and set up their labs there. First project, bring life to the dead.
Truth Is Not Stranger Than Fiction But This Is
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Articles news weird
I bet you never thought this would happen in your neighborhood.