Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Few Strange Things

Having found those adorable miniature cows yesterday, I decided to go on a little journey to find a few other unusual items. While the blue bottle looks perfectly normal, the very pretty amber bottle might be difficult to use and easy to break...

If you are in the market for the different and unusual, here is the store for you, all you will need is an armed bodyguard to shop in this area...

When I found this, the only description was 'a weird toilet fixture in Germany' ...does anyone have any idea WHAT this is?...

This was described as a weird paper or memo holder (looks like they got that one right)...

This is some sea creature (or thing) that is very beautiful and colorful, but again, does anyone have this in their home aquarium or know what it is?.....

In a lot of countries you need a translator not only for the language but also for the translating which can turn out to be quite hilarious...

This is some artwork in a Japanese subway...doesn't it look like a fancy laundromat...think this guy is looking for the coin insert location...

Okay, now this gave me (and my computer) a hissy fit. I tried to find out more about it for you and my computer froze. Before that delightful episode occurred what I did see was all in the Malaysian language! This is from Ripley's Believe It or Not...

How about this little gem? This is listed as a souvenir (not sure from where or which planet!) And you thought it was so hard to pick up a souvenir for those people who ask you to do so on a trip....bring this back for them and they will NEVER ask you again...

These are some 'things' (for lack of a better word or any real clue here) that are listed as weird things in Wisconsin...
For those looking for REALLY unique furniture, I found these pieces and you can actually buy them, put them in your home and watch people worry about what they just ate or the side effects of their medications...Finally, although he thinks we'd have a zoning problem if we got a miniature cow, Michael wanted me to find some other miniature animals, so here are some pygmy elephants. Be the first in your neighborhood to have some of these in your own backyard! I'm not too sure if you can house train these guys, so let me know if you are one of those who wants an inside elephant!

"Miniature Elephants are a Unique Subspecies
The pygmy elephants of Borneo are baby-faced little pachyderms, with oversized ears, plump bellies and tails so long they sometimes drag on the ground as they walk.
For years, it’s been believed that these tiny elephants were simply the semi-tame remnants of a domesticated herd abandoned on the island years ago.
But a WWF study proved that wrong and Borneo’s pygmy elephants are likely to be officially declared a new subspecies. That makes them a high conservation priority. Yet they remain the least-understood elephants in the world. "

Some more weird, but funny stuff.....

An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.

Christian Bulletin Bloopers

Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in Church Services..........

Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa. (And I thought teaching my kids good manners was a challenge!)

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

(But of course, there will be no prayers either!)

The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus." (He will find US because WE are His lost little lambs.)

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale.....It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands. (Husbands...beware...shape up or we ship out!)

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

(We are hoping to disarm everyone before the next meeting.)

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.

(This will endear you to them and fast friendships will form!)

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

(For those of you who DO know, please help the less fortunate parents who don't know they have children.)

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

(There will be free earplugs for all.)

Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack's sermons.

(Pastor Jack is now looking for a new job....in sleep therapy.)

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

(Now begins something VERY scary.)

A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

(This time, instead of free earplugs, free nose plugs will be provided.)

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be, "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.

(And do the equivalent of several years of penance.)

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

(It's not ALL about helping any more.)

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

(This will be a tight squeeze as well as rather disgusting.)

The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

(If you're gonna be hostile, at least be gracious about it.)

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.

(THIS is one supper you don't want to miss.)

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

(Let's hope the non church going sinners don't hear about this one or that church will be packed.)

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done. (Too scary for words.)

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

(A fun time will be had by all watching him in these electric girdles busting some new dance moves.)

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

(And keep your heads down as you crawl to the door.)

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

(You can even cry before hand...they are THAT bad.)

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double doors at the side entrance.

(And just waddle on in as we make you feel good about yourselves.)

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours"

(Speechless here...)

~~~Thank You, Father for the blessings of the weird and unusual in my life, may it help me to realize my own 'weirdness' and be more loving and compassionate to all of creation.


  1. Marcy...I'm thinking about having the men in white coats come for you and Diana too...I can hardly type for laughing after reading both crazy posts...You should be nice and warn Eileen though...she will drown her keyboard for sure!

  2. Now, where DID you find these things?? They really are "weird" and thought provoking, for sure. &:o) And love the church bulletin snippets! Too funny!

    (Nobody's got one of those mini elephants living in their house, do they?)

  3. Oh my goodness, this had me laughing from beginning to end! I guess one mans weird is anothers mans treasure..or something like that!

  4. Some of the weird pictures actually made me feel ill! Those wonky furniture pieces left me reeling!

    And some of those church bulletin notes almost made me die laughing!

    Marcy, you are too funny!
    And I loved both the mini cows and the mini elephants, but I'd only want the cows if I lived on a farm, and I'd only want the elephants if I lived in a jungle! And maybe not even then, I'm busy trying to de-clutter my house and surroundings!
    But I think I'll keep the computer!
    Although, I was getting a lot of much-needed cleaning done this morning after I forced myself off the blogs!
    I'll visit Diana now (forewarned thanks to Wanda's comment!) and then get back to my tasks!

    Love you!

  5. You must have dug far and deep to come up with the weird stuff. And re. the bulletin humor, while I've heard some, I found your commentary to be absolutely hilarious! Keep it coming.

  6. Hi Marcy, I've wiped away the tears of laughter but revisiting your post to write these few lines will probably start me off again!

    That tap type of thing: I think I've seen the like in public toilets over here and wondered what they're for. I think they are some sort of an overflow thing connected to the cistern. The little cup catches the drips.

    The 'laundromat' kind of picture, well I reckon they're public phone booths and the chap is actually looking for some money. I HOPe tat's all they are anyway.

    You know, no matter how bady the day is going you always put a smile on my face. I;m going out right this minute to say "Hell" to somebody.

    love, Angie, xx

  7. ***Angie, YOU are TOO funny!! You sure made me laugh like crazy when I saw that you were going to go out and say "Hell" to someone...let me know how that goes and where to send the 'Get Well' card. Also, thanks for trying to answer my questions..but what about that sea creature??

    ***Wanda, send them on over (but make sure they're from the Bahamas or Bora Bora), I do need a vacation!

    ***Lisa, there are probably LOTS of people with those mini elephants in their homes but they just can't say anything because of the nieghbors!

    ***You nailed it, Pat, although sometimes I think it goes what's one persons weird is another person's weirder.

    ***Eileen, Eileen, you just know in your heart that you're gonna want both Donald and Ray to make some furniture pieces like that for you, but maybe in PINK!

    ***Sad, to say, Rebecca, it's too easy 'to keep it coming' as I was born with this "affliction".

  8. Hi Marcy,
    Although, I am not in a laughing mood, your blog brought me laughter. Where on earth do you find this stuff! Hey can you find out for me if they have mini sheep?

  9. ***No problem, Teresa, if there are any mini sheep, they will be in tomorrow's post just for you! I'm off to hunt right now! So good to hear that you were laughing!!

  10. As usual, more smiles from you, Marcy. You are so good at bringing them to us. I don't know where you find your info, but do keep it coming. You are a blessing to all....

  11. Funny since I just got back from doing the church bulletins this morning!! Ha, Ha!! Fortunately for me my Pastor gave me the option of me typeing them or him. I chose him! I just print, fold, and stuff!! Now I am glad that I made the choice that I did!

  12. I loved this post! How fun about the church things! I really laughed! LOVED IT. I am busy at work and having a great time with my girls when I get home. I better find time to post before I have another novel to post! miles of smiles...

  13. I actually quite fancy those wonky bookcases! Some of the other stuff is very strange, indeed. I must say, I love your funny commentary. The bulletin was quite amusing, too! Thanks for the morning laughs - they went down good with my coffee!

  14. Hi Marcy!! Thanks for the welcome back! Sure wish my puter was up and running!! :( But it sure could be worse!! At least my daughter has this cool Mac I can use!!

    You are such a fun gal!! You crack me up with your jokes, and all!! I love the wonky furniture!! And what you said about bringing that one thing back!! Too funny! Thanks for the smiles...always!!
    Love and hugs,

  15. Okay, now that we all know when you do something you go all the way.... those are truly weird things.

    So much fun it is to come here and visit!!

  16. Good evening Marcy. Oh my, lot's of weird things in your post today LOL Lot's of things here to make me giggle. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. I would say evening but you are most likely in bed already. Why am I still up?

  17. The sea creature? Oh that's simple: it's a little girl's pink faux fur purse. It has a gold chain strap and gold sparkly things sewn on around it. Sea creature!!


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