WTFckery or Not? You Decide

Jun 18, 2017 by

WTFckery or Not? You Decide

Welcome to this week’s wacky WTFckery!

 

Some WTF books and their covers:

 

Did the moon and picture frame eat them from the waist down?

 

 

Football players always caress their man boob for luck before the big game:

 

 

Zombie puppies are ready to attack in 3…2…1:

 

 

2. Iceland is too cool for the world. From The Guardian:

 

The Icelandic publisher that only prints books during a full moon – then burns them

 

“For Tunglið, how you publish is as important as what you publish. Named after the Icelandic word for the moon, the tiny publisher prints its books in batches of 69 on the night of a full moon. So far, so weird. But keen readers must also buy their books that same night, as the publisher burns all unsold copies.

Why? While most books can survive centuries or even millennia, Tunglið – as its two employees tell me – “uses all the energy of publishing to fully charge a few hours instead of spreading it out over centuries … For one glorious evening, the book and its author are fully alive. And then, the morning after, everyone can get on with their lives.”

The masterminds are writer Dagur Hjartarson and artist Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson. Three years ago, the pair were discussing some promising manuscripts that they knew were languishing unpublished, and started to formulate a plan to make these books appear. But doing so, they decided, would also “have to involve making them disappear”.

 

3. Fan of SpongeBob Squarepants will be happy to hear a SpongeBob musical is coming to Broadway. From Vulture:

 

 

The SpongeBob Musical, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series, kicks off previews on November 6 at New York’s Palace Theatre before making its Broadway debut on December 4. The show premiered at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in 2016. As evidenced by its social-media presence, The SpongeBob Musical features distinctly human versions of the famous boy-sponge and his friends, who must work (and sing and dance) together to stave off the “total annihilation of their undersea world.” The show will feature original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I. David Bowie also contributed a song, with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.”

 

4. Some nice competition for the Amazon Echo. From The Verge:

 

 

“Earlier this year, the company announced it would be building a digital assistant and smart speaker, and today, at its annual conference in Tokyo, it unveiled new details about the products. The basic functionality of Line’s smart speaker range is similar to Google Home and Amazon Echo. You can play music, make lists, set alarms and so forth. But the Line has a secret weapon: cuteness. At the top of the page you can see a pair of the company’s speakers based on two of its popular mascots: Brown the bear, and Sally the chick. (There’s a whole family of Line characters that are featured on various forms of merchandise from stickers to themed cafes.) These images aren’t final, but Line has confirmed that a number of these “casual and more portable” cartoon smart speakers will be available winter 2017.”

 

5. Cotton Candy Twinkies are real. From Impulsive Buy:

 

 

6. Now we have fidget spinners in edible form:

 

 

7. We all need our own dino shaped taco holder. From Odditymail:

 

 

$12.95: It’s an official fact that everything is better if it’s in dinosaur form. Take for instance this dinosaur head lunch box, this dinosaur bottle opener, or this dinosaur oven mitt. If these were just regular items not shaped like dinosaurs, they would for one, not be on this website, nor would they contain the level of awesome that they currently have. Another example would be this dinosaur shaped taco holder!

 

8. 9.Box full of children and chickens:

 

 

9. KFC chicken and romance novels sounds like fun!

 

 

 

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  1. OMG. If I gave my kid an edible fidget spinner! It would annoy me a lot less b/c he’d eat it and it would be gone!

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