World’s Strangest

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The Late Movies: Sid and Marty Krofft

Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids’ TV. Let’s take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds. Banana Splits 1968 Sid and Marty did not produce the Banana Splits Show, but they designed the characters and the sets.* H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 Things got really weird when the Krofft brothers did [...]

Sid Russell

(YouTube link) Sid Russell, the Jack Russell terrier, plays fetch with himself. This is cute because he can do it, but sad because no one is playing with him. -via The Daily What

Cookie Monster’s Early Work

The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been? I’m sensing a field trip.) One thing The Times mentioned was the origin of Cookie Monster, who evolved from The Wheel-Stealer—a snack-pilfering puppet Jim Henson created to promote Wheels, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Used Childhood Nicknames

Having a rather straightforward name like Stacy means I’m not really subject to a lot of nicknames. Stace is pretty much it, although a select group of friends call me Stac (back in note-writing days, a spelling-challenged friend who meant “Stace” actually wrote “Stac” – I know, it’s a fascinating story). These 10 people presumably [...]

The Rights Stuff: 5 Copyrights and the People Who Sold Them

Creating a commercially successful song, character, or concept is a good route to fabulous wealth. If you’re not careful with your creation’s rights, though, you can end up pocketing just pennies from a million-dollar idea. Let’s take a look at a few instances where somebody got a bargain while someone else got shortchanged or flat-out [...]

10 Cute and Creepy Crochet Creations

People all over the web are making amazing things with one hook and some yarn. If your idea of crochet is the afghan throw your great aunt made years ago, you are in for a treat! Amigurumi is the art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed characters of all kinds -and there is a vast [...]

Muppet Proposal

(YouTube link) Sid Ceaser proposed to Sara Prindiville as a Muppet. Really. He has been a Muppet fan all his life. When the time came, Sid ordered custom designed Muppets that resembled the couple and produced a film about them. It was shown along with the previews at a theater he took Sara to. Of course, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Places to Stay if You’re Looking for a Scare

Looking for a last-minute Halloween getaway? Then this is the Q10 for you. I’m all talk when it comes to sharing a room overnight with visitors who have long since left the here-and-now – I have a feeling that I would stop just short of booking a room at any of these 10 places. How [...]

Bats Follow Musical Rules When Writing Love Songs

Making a mix of love songs for your special someone? Looking for something lively to slip in between Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” and The Temptations’ “My Girl”? I highly recommend a little number called “Chirp-Buzz-Buzz” by…a group of Brazilian free-tailed bats. Turns out that bats are quite the romantic crooners, using “love song” [...]

Cat in a Freezer for 19 Hours

A cat named Krillen survived 19 hours in a freezer in Te Kuiti, New Zealand. Sarah Crombie heard a faint meow when she approached the freezer, which hadn’t been used since her partner Sid Sisson shut it the night before. He didn’t realize that Krillem had jumped inside. The freezer was set to -18C, the [...]