This is a tough week to be doing a DOT. On Sunday, @Elliecoo gave us a heartbreaking but thoughtful reflection on gun violence in America. Monday, @butcherbakertoiletrymaker comforted us with good news. And yesterday, @SplinterRIP led us as gently as possible back to the anxiety-inducing headlines. Getting ready to write my DOT, I wondered, how was I going to follow all that? I briefly considered pretending to be as erudite and well-informed as my fellow DOTers. But I knew you’d see through that, and then things would get weird. I remembered Hunter S Thompson famously said, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. And Deadsplinters, if they gave out professional certifications for weird, I’d be tops in the field. So I give you Weird Wednesday!
Sports are weird
You may not be able to go to the Summer Olympics, but with travel restrictions lifting you can attend the International Wife Carrying Championship.
Sex is weird
I don’t mean to kink shame anyone, but if your fetish is getting stuck in objects you might expect to get stuck now and then.
Fashion is weird
It always has been.
Art is weird
Bidding starts at $1000
Felix Gonzales Torres’ piece Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) is getting dragged on Tik Tok but it’s really very poignant. Context is everything.
“Froggytastic!!! Probably the best stuffed frog museum I have ever visited.”
Florida is weird
A woman is claiming to have seen a baby dinosaur in her yard. It seems unlikely but anything can happen in Florida.
As always this is an open thread. Feel free to disregard my nonsense. Have a great Wednesday.