If it's not a cold and it's not the flu, it's.... what? I plan on seeing my doctor tomorrow, barring a miraculous recovery, but in the meantime, what could this be? What should I ask about? [more inside]
A few years ago, I'd amassed an impressive mp3 collection, organized obsessively on an internal hard drive. One day something happened: some of my mp3s suddenly became... other mp3s. Not just one other mp3, but several in a row. [more inside]
What are the weirdest, strangest, wrongest edible items that I can order RIGHT NOW and have in two days via Amazon Prime? Gummi chicken feet is a good place to start.
Why are they so happy? [more inside]
I have been reading creepy things, and listening to creepy stuff while I read those creepy things, and have arrived unprepared at the horrifying realization that I do not have as much weird, unsettling, mysterious music as I should. Help me fix that--before it's too late. [more inside]
I bought a red Nissan Versa. I like it. It's sort of cute. However, I've always wanted to do something odd with my car; other cars usually all seem so boring on the roads. Ideally I'd have it painted #ff3c00, but I don't have thousands of dollars or whatever to spend on it. What else can I do? [more inside]
What are some exceptionally weird tie-in novels and comics? I'm looking for books which are especially weird as a result of not fitting the tone or form of the source material, or of the usual tie-in product. Preferably in fantasy, sci-fi, & horror. [more inside]
Please give us some perfectly logical explanations for the activity going on next door. [more inside]
Someone I met told me about this bizarre jewelry shop he went to once in NYC 15 years ago and I want to know what shop it was and if it still exists. [more inside]
So when I was little I was the weird kid who mixed up food in weird and non-intuitive ways that grossed out many of my peers, but many of those combinations, discovered through largely blind trial and error, turned out to work really well - What are ones that you've discovered? [more inside]
The dark months are approaching: it's late October and it's time to be scared, but not by your typical Halloween spooks and haunts. Help me discover all that's disconcerting and downright disquieting online (and possibly off). [more inside]
I'm looking for a novel that strikes a tone between the strange and the intimate/everyday. I've been watching a lot of Fringe lately and I've been in the mood for a book that provides characters interacting with Lovecraftian, Lynchian, or Cronenbergian horrors while the characters themselves remain (or attempt to remain) relatable and slice of life.
I am interested in learning more about the idea of radical clothing as symbolic communication, and thinking about how that works today. Thus, I am looking for the most fantastic examples of communicative garments. For example, garments made from recycled materials, that might up, that are in unusual shapes, and so forth. I have found some of these already, but I don't really know what they mean--other than being novelties. Are there unusual garments that you think about a lot? What do you think they mean? Any leads would be most appreciated. If you would like to recommend books or movies about this sort of thing, that would be welcome too.
I remember a strange phenonenon that occurred a few times when I was a child. Voices accompanied with an odd "telescoping" of my vision. A few years ago I read a description of this, but my search powers are failing me. Ring a bell with anyone? [more inside]
Someone gave out my name and phone number in a potentially creepy chatroom. What do should I do to protect myself? [more inside]
The guy I am dating has unusual tendencies, is this a part of his ADD? Or his quirkiness? How should I approach the subject? [more inside]
I found a large, fast, and strange looking bug in our living room (one, two), and I'm unsure as to what type it is. It has a large "stinger" on it's bottom, with very long legs. Do you know what type it is? [more inside]
I recently saw a video that makes me want to create a playlist of unusual/surreal Christmas music. That is to say, odd pairings or covers of classic Christmas songs. I have a small set of criteria inside. What do you got? [more inside]
Tattoo filter: Latin motto that means "always weird" or "strange"? [more inside]
Asheville, NC. What was this thing I saw downtown? [more inside]
My mother had an unsettling experience at her home this evening between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Does this person who came to her door sound like a scammer or a criminal? [more inside]
I live in Los Angeles and have been noticing something strange hanging from some telephone lines throughout the city. I have been asking everyone I know if they know what it is, and have searched the Internet for an answer, but I still can't figure out what it is, or why it's hanging everywhere. It looks like a robber holding a money bag. Here's a picture I took with my phone. Anyone know?
Asking for a friend, what is the instrument this guy is playing in the first moments of this Czech video? [more inside]
Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time? [more inside]
Help me find the title of a 1970s-era movie I saw on Sci-Fi Channel in the late 90s/early 2000s. It was several short stories strung together, all very strange but not quite "horror" or "sci-fi". [more inside]
Updated for Spring 2011: Please recommend your most oblique, sideways, unsettling, and unusual dance music. [more inside]
A man sitting on a park bench notices something odd. A police officer drives up to a stop sign at an intersection of two streets in a residential section of a medium-sized college town. The police car stops at the stop sign, then moves forward, clears the intersection and, once on the other side, stops again, opens his car door, waits a few seconds, closes the door, and moves on. A few minutes later a different police officer approaches the intersection from the other direction. This time the police officer stops at the intersection, opens the car door, waits a few seconds, closes the door, then moves through the intersection and drives off. The person on the park bench notices this occurring throughout the morning, day, and night. The pattern is the same but the players change. Different police officers routinely drive down a particular street. They routinely stop on the north side of an intersection only, but in either lane. Sometimes they will stay parked/idle for up to a minute. Whenever they decide to move from their fixed position, they open the driver's side car door, wait a few seconds, close the door, and move on. What's going on?
Suggest to me some creepy, scary, spooky stuff to read/watch/play with online. Not neccessarily Halloweeny stuff. [more inside]
Ok, so I stumbled upon this youtube video (might be NSFW, or at least raise eyebrows depending on your work environment) through some social site (reddit?). It left me with some questions. [more inside]
Odd e-books at Lulu.com - what's the deal? [more inside]
I want your favorite savory oatmeal receipts! [more inside]
I'm looking for strange magazines to give as gift subscriptions. Ideas? [more inside]
Not really worried, more just curious about my cat and how she's been drinking water...she dips her paw and then licks the water from it, repeatedly. [more inside]
Mefites, please show me the oddest blogs you have ever seen? [more inside]
Inspired by this question and this comment, I'm curious to know about other things of this nature. Occurances that, to an outsider, seem completely crazy but are common in daily life in certain places in the world.
How can I throw an epic 21st birthday party? [more inside]
I want to stop being seen as odd or eccentric. What can I do? [more inside]
Our dog is suddenly afraid of something and won't leave our side... [more inside]
Asking for a friend who bought this (two pix here) at a yard sale for 50 cents. What is it? [more inside]
A mysterious gray film/residue is appearing on all of the plastic in my apartment. What is going on? [more inside]
Recommend me some good, extremely psychedelic rock. [more inside]
Potentially gross question about two cats that like the taste of human flesh. [more inside]
I have a picture on Flickr that has suddenly been getting daily hits in the hundreds. I tracked it down via stats to this page. [more inside]
Off-the-wall, get the day started with a smile activity for a small retreat. [more inside]
I like singers with strange voices. I don't like novelty songs (e.g. Betty Boop) and I don't like "songs" that are so avant-garde that they're basically noise (e.g. someone screaming into a microphone). So I'm not looking for strange music. I'm looking for traditional (melodic) music sung by singers with non-traditional singing voices. Examples of what I like: Joanna Newsom, Leon Redbone, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Elaine Stritch. [more inside]
What odd things are there to do in Paris? [more inside]
Defining Upstate New York as "anything within the state further north than Westchester," what documented bizarre historical events - large or small - have transpired in Upstate New York since the late 19th century or so? [more inside]
Some weekend this January or maybe February my boyfriend and I will be making our way from our home in Philly to Stroudsburg, PA to partake in some indoor go-karting activities (as a belated Xmas gift for him), and to get the hell out of town to a destination other than relatives. [more inside]
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