Weird Web sites part 2: Attack of more ninjaswww.merriol.freeserve.co.uk/products/ninja.htm
The last Web master included a site devoted to ninjas. Lo and behold, this Web site is also about ninjas ― Jewish ninjas. The site says: “Harnessing the twin, balancing concepts of Yid and Yang, the ancient Jewish Martial Art of Torah Torah Torah! can turn you into a deadly Ninja warrior in Minutes! No Pills! No elaborate exercises! No unpleasant bending!”
The creator of this Web site, Dean Webb, takes celebrity photos and graphically enhances them. In this case, he enhances the model’s fat content. There are pictures of Christina Aguilera showing off some belly fat, Shania Twain with a double chin and Elle McPherson with arms as thick as her head.
Curious about the “amazingly reliable service” of the United States Postal Service, Jeff Van Bueren of San Francisco and a “team of investigators” decided to test USPS’s limits.
They mailed a rose, postage paid, with the recipient’s address on a card attached to the stem. Delivery took three days, “beat up, but the rose bud was still attached.”
They sent a molar tooth in a clear package. Delivery took 14 days with a note: “Please be advised that human remains may not be transported through the mail, but we assumed this to be of sentimental value, and made an exception in your case.”
A bottle of spring water did not fare as well: “After puzzling briefly over this item, the postal carrier removed the mailing label and drank the contents of the bottle over the course of a few blocks as he worked his route.”
Next time you’re wearing a cap, try this: Place cap on foot and fling your leg so cap lands on head. With the right trajectory, you can achieve a variety of hat on head poses, like the “Fred Durst” ― cap lands backward like a baseball catcher, or the “Money Shot” ― cap lands on face.
Does it get any weirder than falsely flabby sex symbols and sending teeth through the mail? You decide.
by Joe Yong-hee