Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sunday Burst of Weirdness

Oddities abound!

:: The Buffalo Bills signed Terrell Owens.

:: OK, this is something quite odd. Last night I was flipping through the homepage just to see what was up, and I came across this screen, whereupon I immediately said, "Wait, what?"

Here's the relevant portion of that screen:

See it? Not the thing about the super-expensive flower arrangement. Something smaller.

"Dora the Explorer's sexy new look".

Read that again: DORA THE EXPLORER's sexy new look. Now, I figured this was something written to get me to click through, so click through I did, into an article on various retail companies changing the looks of their major brands. I figured "OK, they're making Dora look different, but they're not really making her 'sexy', right? I mean, we are still talking about kids here, yes?"

Well, Dora's the first thing featured, and here's the copy offered there:

Trying to hold onto preschool fans as they age, Dora the Explorer's parent companies, Nickelodeon and Mattel, are giving her a sexy new look as a tween with a curvy body and wavy long hair. The full design won't be unveiled until fall.

Here's a preview of Sexy Tween Dora, in silhouette, beside her current incarnation:

Not that I'm a prude or anything, but, well...really?

:: The Buffalo Bills have added Terrell Owens to their receiving corps.

:: Perfume and cologne based on Star Trek. Does the "Red Shirt" scent smell like embalming fluid? (via Lynn, who always has fun links and who has some particularly fun ones in this post)

:: Terrell Owens is a Buffalo Bill.

:: Some horrifying tools from medical science past. The first of this made me wince in a bad way. Not work-safe, possibly. Especially if you work in the medical field. (via)

:: Opponents of the Buffalo Bills next season will have to gameplan against Terrell Owens.

:: To recap: Terrell Owens is now a member of the Buffalo Bills.

We'll return with more weirdness next week.

1 comment:

Call me Paul said...

Wow! That stuff was pretty frickin' wierd. By the way, did you hear the Bills signed Terrell Owens?