3 Guys get together to talk about the Weird and the Weary in just about anything from film, real life, books, comics, tv, music, video games and whatever else may come to mind. Whatever the topic may be, they will find a way to talk about it, go on tangents, and bring you right back to the subject like a rollercoaster on corkscrews. Welcome to the Weird and the Weary.
The Weird and the Weary Episode 73: The Tale of Two Bad*** Soldiers
Pedro Francisco of Portuguese and Jack Churchill (no relation) were two individuals who made Rambo and Dutch look like ballerinas as one was a 6'8" gigantic man named the Virginian Hercules (Pedro) and the other a damned wolf out of hell! Jack would go into battle swinging a sword off a boat while others struggled just to get ashore. Yeah, war is crazy. Send a good man to war and demons run for cover! Check out our latest episode, The Tale of Two Bad*** Soldiers!
The Weird and the Weary Episode 72: Death Ain't Funny (or at Least We Thought So)
Death is an inevitable part of life, a ride we can all enjoy but for so long with the departure always being a surprise or any day coming. But in some cases, such as Harry Houdini's death that was possibly caused by complications from a flurry of punches belting away at his midsection without warning, it can be something of legends. Like Flukey Stokes and his son's lavish funeral complete with a coffin outfitted to look like a Cadillac while the deceased son was propped up behind the wheel, looking cool, detatched, and quite.....dead. Check out the raucousness the boys have to bring and please, don't bring your kids. It's THAT kind of party.
The Weirdand the Weary Episode 71: Lake Natron and The Darvaza Crater of Fire
Sounds like an action-packed film about adventurer, Lake Natron and his search for the mystery behind the fires of the Darvaza Crater while falling in love and saving denizens of poor slaves, but alas, it isn't. It's about two of the scariest places on Earth. Lake Natron can calcify anything that touches it and leaves behind a macabre display of art that shows the balance of life and death. And while that fun is happening in Africa, Darvaza, "The Door to Hell" is open for business in far off Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert, and has been for almost 50 years now. Soviet geologists had come upon this methane producing crater and figured setting a fire to burn the gas would be a good idea. WRONG. It is a gas pocket that continuously produces methane and has not stopped since. What a world. Check out this week's episode on Lake Natron and the Darvaza Fire Crater.
The Weird and the Weary Episode 70: The Weird Tale of Joe Exotic
Animals. Some find solace in animals more than people. Sometimes those people wind up hiring hitmen to kill a rival wildlife sanctuary business owner because that's an everyday occurrence, you know? Some burn just want to watch the world burn and others want to live a flamboyant lifestyle that doesn't care much for what other people want or think cuz hell, Joe Exotic means business.
And sometimes that business leads to a 22 year jail sentence. You know, the usual stuff. Check out the weird life that is Joe Exotic's in this week's episode, The Weird Tale of Joe Exotic.
The Weird and the Weary Episode 69: Vaseline and Corn Flakes, Oh My!
Corn flakes and Vaseline. Who would have thought that two of the most commonly used household items in the world would have such an interesting and strange history. Such as the story of John Kellogg, his brother Will, and the invention of corn flakes by two men with one, John, wanting to incorporate it into a 7th Day Adventist diet which forbade sugar, alcohol, sex for fun (even among married couples!) basically everything fun while his brother wanted to add a little sugar to add another realm of sensation but NOOOOO! John nixed that. Then there is Robert Chesebrough, inventor of Vaseline, who supposedly ate a spoonful of it everyday to maintain a healthy lifestyle and applied it to burns and cuts to show off the healing properties of his new petroleum jelly. Smart indeed as he created the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company which would later become Pond's. Join us as we try out a bowlful of corn flakes and vaseline and see if we can live to 123.
The Weird and the Weary Episode 68: War Animals
Animals sometimes wind up being better companions than people and although sad to say sometimes animals show more humanity and courage than a handful of trash-talking beer wrestlers. Wojtek the Bear for example was a mimic but he exemplified the characteristics of a perfect soldier; strong, considerate, and a hell of a smoker and drinker. Then there is Lance Corporal William "Billy" Windsor who served in the 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh, Infantry of the British Army who went wild and was demoted for a short while before regaining his rank later on and finally, Corporal Jackie, a baboon who served in the South Africa Army during WWI and was raised in rank from Private to Corporal and received a Medal of Valor for the injuries he suffered a conflict. What a little bad-boy! Check out the War Animals, this week on the Weird and the Weary!
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