Paul's collaborative writing on the web

The Inferior 4+1 is a Livejournal community maintained by Paul, lizhand, Paul Witcover, lucius-t and ljgoldstein.

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The Weird Universe explores a human and natural cosmos that is not only stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine. The usual suspects are Paul Di Filippo; Alex Boese, curator of the Museum of Hoaxes; and Chuck Shepherd, purveyor of News of the Weird.

Recent posts:

  • Drug-Carrying Pigeons
    Same method, 95 years apart. The Pittsburgh Press - Mar 8, 1922 Pigeon caught with backpack of drugsBBC News - May 25, 2017
  • Gregg Peters:  Elvis Impersonator
    Let me know when you bail...
  • “Follow Me” Cooler
    Engineers have created a cooler that will follow you wherever you go. Science marches on! More info at hackster.io.
  • Sathya Sai Baba
    "Sai Baba's materialisations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces, and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation, and alleged omnipotence and omniscience, were a source of both fame and controversy." Wikipedia page.
  • Sologamy
    Sologamy = marrying yourself. Apparently it's a growing trend. A way to say yes to yourself. And there are various companies (such as here and here) that will help you do it. I don't buy into all the talk about marrying yourself as a form of self-affirmation, but I think there is some logic to the idea that if you know you're never going to get married to someone else — that's your life choice — that you should be able to get some gifts to celebrate your non-marriage. After all, those gifts can really help furnish an apartment or house. More info: khou.com Below: Charlotte's Sologamy Wedding
  • Mystery Gadget 48
    What's going on here? Answer at the link (scroll down). And after the jump.