Entries Tagged as 'Wacky'

The Bizarre, Unusual and Deadly Side of 2013

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

In this past year, 2013, the world lost a lot of famous people – some beloved, some abhorred, some admired. Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Conrad Bain, Donald F. Hornig, Hugo Chavez, Margaret Thatcher, James Gandolfini, Pran, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Peter O’Toole and numerous others left us behind. These deaths were widely reported, talked about, mourned and reminisced.

And then there were those that bordered on bizarre. Sometimes unusual, sometimes gruesome, but always tragic. These deaths seem to have walked right out of the Final Destination franchise. Most unexpected and untimely – they hit their victims when they least expected it.

Here is a list of the top 10 deadly and bizarre incidents of 2013 that shook the lives of the families and townships involved, if not the world.

Roman Pirozek Junior1.  Roman Pirozek Jr., age 19, a model aircraft enthusiast, was killed on 5th September 2013 at a freak accident at Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, New York. He was there trying some tricks with his remote controlled helicopter, when he lost control and the machine came down on his head, with the moving rotor blades scalping him to death. His own father watched the horrifying incident as the chopper went out of control and slashed his throat and sliced off a part of his skull.

Roman had been a regular at performing daredevil stunts with his RC helicopter and had posted several videos on Youtube. This one however, went horribly awry. A tragic way to end a 19 year old’s life. [Read more →]

Funky, Fun Stuff at a Discount

Every so often you come across someone who seems to have everything. Or there is that other person who is really difficult to buy a gift for since they are generally difficult to please. So what do you get these people? Well get them something that tickles the funny bone – a fun, funky gift that may not be strictly useful, but which is guaranteed to raise a few laughs – and a gift that raises a few laughs is a good gift right? Right!

funny doormat - warrantOK so here’s a slightly rude foot mat; the anti-welcome mat if you will. This doormat says “Come back with a Warrant”, as against the traditional welcome legend. And there are plenty of other funny ideas for foot mats: “Wow! Nice Underwear” says one; another simply says “Go Away”, then there is one that has a gun pointing at you and the words “If you can read this sign, you’re in range!” and there is one that says all this: “Please stay on the mat.  Your visit is important to us; your knock will be answered in the order which it was received” Hilarious!   [Read more →]

Halloween Bargains and Discounts

I don’t know about you, but looming financial world crisis has had me tightening my belt if you know what I mean. So Halloween this year won’t be as splashy as it could have been. Rather I am going to be my usual bargain hunting self to try and get some Halloween deals, discounts and bargains. My search for random and interesting things for Halloween this year yielded the following results:

Halloween tombstoneThis inflatable Halloween tombstone (with a purple bat, no less) tickled my fancy; it’s just such a fun and silly thing to have lying around. And I’m thinking that festooning this with some strategically placed blood stains would just about enhance the effect! The fact that it’s on a 75% discount down to ten dollars from forty of course has nothing to do with it! And when I’m done playing with it on Halloween, this can be a rather unusual pool float to have around! [Read more →]

Richest Pets in the World

There are people who leave their all to their pets – their pets were the thing they loved most and possibly they were the people that their pets loved most in the world – unstinting, unconditional and unreserved love the variety of which it is difficult to find in human relationships. So certainly there is a reason why pets can be very, very dear to a person, particularly if they don’t have any nice relatives.

But it always occurred to me; what is a pet to do with all that money and so I am constrained to ask the owner – WHAT were you thinking!

Gunther IV - rich dogThere are different estimates about who is the richest pet in the world and a latest report published about the richest pets in the world spoke of a German Shepherd, called Gunther IV who inherited $372 million, from his father Gunther III, who made it rich after his owner Countess Karlotta Libenstein of Germany passed away.

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Random Fun Things at a Discount

Greetings Peeps – today I wanted to do a really random post about fun, random things, that you want for yourself or think will make great off beat gifts for the right kind of person. Some of them I really want to get for myself and some I know are going to make great gifts for some people I know who have a sense of humor.

Homer Simpson has to be the most popular adult cartoon figure that there is and in spite of his uncouthness, his selfishness and his lack of smarts he has endeared himself to the viewing public like no one else. I can think of a lot of people who would enjoy wearing these boxer shorts, which says “Never enough days” in the front and “in the weekend” on the rear.

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Some Risqué and not so Risqué Gift Ideas

Anyone who is a regular reader here will know that I love novelty gifts or any kind of offbeat gifts or gift ideas and a rather risqué gift I received recently inspired me to do one more post about interesting and unusual gifts.

Now here I found a bunch of really useless but highly entertaining stuff, such as an inflatable Bra bath pillow, some rather creative dice, furry handcuffs etc….

Someone with the right kind of sense of humor will really be amused by this inflatable bra bath pillow. For someone who likes the idea of resting their head on a pair of D cups in the bath! For $4.95, a bit of laugh isn’t it!

Now love dice could be just the thing to light a spark for that little something that went missing in a relationship. These glow in the dark dice, has a bunch of commands (and positions as well in case you are interested) that could just make things very interesting indeed! Priced at just 3.95, well one can certainly afford a bit of slap and tickle…. And there’s also some furry handcuffs ($5 per pair) and some strip tease pens ($3 for men and for women) if you are so inclined.

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Festive Gifts (Part II)

The festive season is the season of giving and I believe that it should be about giving not only to those whom we love and cherish but also to those who are less privileged than us. If you can make a stranger smile with your thoughtfulness then you have indeed got into the true festive spirit! You can donate money or even time to a charity or a worthy cause.

One idea that we had, and which we plan to put into practice this festive season is to buy toys at wholesale prices to distribute among foster homes and/or schools for the underprivileged. We have not got the details worked out yet, but we were thinking toys such as those available here, some outdoor game toys, some educational aids or board games etc. If you are looking for some nice children’s gifts at good discounts, you may want to take a look here as well.

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Offbeat Gift Ideas

If you are a regular reader here, you will know that I am always on the lookout for offbeat, unusual or wacky gift ideas. All at a discount of course! Now my significant other and I are celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I certainly did not want to get him the usual wallet, tie, belt, cologne kind of gift. I fear that these lack imagination and also he does not need them (he still has a cologne that I gave him 7 years ago!).

Now one of the ideas I had was to gift him a blog. I was thinking that since this anniversary of ours is a few weeks away, I would start a blog now, and write down my thoughts about him, our relationship, about us as a couple, what he means to me and how important he is to me every day, day to day and then gift that to him, to continue it or to just read as my tribute to ‘us’. Although free in terms of money, this will cost me a lot in terms of time and effort; make no mistake it is a very valuable gift!

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Weird eBay Listings

EBay and Amazon are arguably the largest virtual markets in the world and you can get yourself practically anything that you need from there. However there is a lot of stuff available that you may certainly never need. Read on to take a look at some of the really bizarre things that come up on eBay from time to time. I found some of them on a blog that I read regularly, Jennyhow.com.

Michael Jackson briefs on eBayI don’t know whether it is a celebrity fixation gone out of control or just a twisted desire of the perverted mind that wants to buy Michael Jackson’s soiled underwear, but a pair of MJ’s underpants are to be sold on eBay and the reserve price set is, get this, ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

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Make Your Party a Roaring Success

Have you ever thrown a party with a mixed group of attendees and had trouble getting them to interact? It can be a daunting task to get guests who have just met to mingle with each other. Yet, it needs to be accomplished since the success of your party depends on it.

Wine glassI found a site that offers something that can be a great conversation starter. This site offers great wine glasses, beer mugs, coffee mugs, highball glasses, champagne glasses etc with small phrases and witty messages etched on them. The variety is huge according to the theme you may desire. Each set has four different phrases based on a theme, with the set of four of any variety available at $48. If you buy all three sets of any type, you are charged a discounted rate of $129 (a discount of $15 – thats just me, I have to look for discounts everywhere).

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