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Was this building an ice house?

What was or is this building used for? It is one story small with stairs leading to short 4ft doors. It is at the end of East St. in Golden CO along Clear Creek.
posted by emypocu on Nov 14, 2016 - 15 answers

Strange summer cold

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]
posted by Amy93 on Aug 29, 2016 - 20 answers

My mp3, she is busted

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]
posted by dozo on Jun 28, 2016 - 2 answers

What are the weirdest foods on Amazon Prime?

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.
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Why is Trader Joe's Pleasantville?

Why are they so happy? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Mar 21, 2015 - 31 answers

Shadows Slowly Stretching Over Empty Rooms

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]
posted by byanyothername on Mar 2, 2015 - 23 answers

Help me make my car weird

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]
posted by polywomp on Jan 4, 2015 - 25 answers


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]
posted by Sticherbeast on Oct 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Get Me Off this Runaway Brain Train

Please give us some perfectly logical explanations for the activity going on next door. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Jun 12, 2013 - 36 answers

What was/is this bizarre jewelry shop he spoke of?

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]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Non-intuitive food combinations that work

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]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 2, 2012 - 132 answers

Let's creep again like we did last summer / let's creep again like we did last year

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]
posted by item on Oct 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Finding a Novel that is Strange but Also Everyday

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.
posted by sendai sleep master on Oct 12, 2012 - 56 answers

What does radical clothing communicate? Seeking fantastic examples.

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.
posted by mortaddams on Sep 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Strange whispers and tunnel vision?

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]
posted by zardoz on Aug 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Someone gave my name and phone number to creep online. What now?

Someone gave out my name and phone number in a potentially creepy chatroom. What do should I do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by Ommcc on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

How to accept or help a SO with adult ADD?

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]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Feb 13, 2012 - 75 answers

Found a large, strange bug with a large "stinger" in the living room. What kind is it?

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]
posted by jwmollman on Dec 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Can you help me generate a playlist of unusual artist/xmas song pairings?

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]
posted by mrzer0 on Nov 18, 2011 - 45 answers

More Latin tattoofilter

Tattoo filter: Latin motto that means "always weird" or "strange"? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Strange device!

Asheville, NC. What was this thing I saw downtown? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Oct 31, 2011 - 2 answers

The Mystery of the Man with the U-Haul Truck

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Anyone know what this is that's hangning from phone lines in LA?

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?
posted by RUPure on Aug 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Which country is this from?

Which country is this photo from? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Jun 24, 2011 - 88 answers

They don't sell this at Guitar Center.

Asking for a friend, what is the instrument this guy is playing in the first moments of this Czech video? [more inside]
posted by Max Power on Jun 17, 2011 - 10 answers

What is Time Machine Backing Up?

Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Apr 23, 2011 - 11 answers

"Is there anybody in this room who loves me?"

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]
posted by knile on Mar 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Music for a Time Cube Infomercial.

Updated for Spring 2011: Please recommend your most oblique, sideways, unsettling, and unusual dance music. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Strange doings in State College, Pennsylvania

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?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Feb 8, 2011 - 19 answers

scare me!

Suggest to me some creepy, scary, spooky stuff to read/watch/play with online. Not neccessarily Halloweeny stuff. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 22, 2010 - 23 answers

Who are those red-dressed people?

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]
posted by PontifexPrimus on Sep 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Strange e-books at lulu.com

Odd e-books at Lulu.com - what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Mar 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Please add soy sauce and scallions to my oatmeal

I want your favorite savory oatmeal receipts! [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jan 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Journal Of Tanzanian Meat Sciences

I'm looking for strange magazines to give as gift subscriptions. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 23, 2009 - 34 answers

Maybe she just needs a crazy straw...

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]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 9, 2009 - 38 answers

What version is this Pod?

What is this? (Can|Should|How do) I eat it? [more inside]
posted by Mountain Goatse on Oct 1, 2009 - 23 answers

Odd blogs, please?

Mefites, please show me the oddest blogs you have ever seen? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Sep 14, 2009 - 26 answers

You found WHAT in your drawer?

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.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jul 9, 2009 - 169 answers

At last, I will be able to drink in America.

How can I throw an epic 21st birthday party? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Jul 2, 2009 - 17 answers

I need to be less odd. How?

I want to stop being seen as odd or eccentric. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2009 - 46 answers

My dog may need a shrink!

Our dog is suddenly afraid of something and won't leave our side... [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Apr 27, 2009 - 17 answers

Oriental artefact filter

Asking for a friend who bought this (two pix here) at a yard sale for 50 cents. What is it? [more inside]
posted by lungtaworld on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Mystery dust.

A mysterious gray film/residue is appearing on all of the plastic in my apartment. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Feb 17, 2009 - 21 answers

Trippy music is my favorite

Recommend me some good, extremely psychedelic rock. [more inside]
posted by One Second Before Awakening on Dec 30, 2008 - 72 answers

My cats know I'm made of meat!!

Potentially gross question about two cats that like the taste of human flesh. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Nov 13, 2008 - 27 answers

What the Flickr?

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]
posted by pjern on Oct 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me find a fun, quick activity to start our management retreat

Off-the-wall, get the day started with a smile activity for a small retreat. [more inside]
posted by never used baby shoes on Jul 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Voices you either love or hate...

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]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 22, 2008 - 106 answers

Strange Places in Paris

What odd things are there to do in Paris? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Mar 5, 2008 - 19 answers

Albany: Florida Of The North!

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]
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 11, 2008 - 20 answers

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