By the Editors at Andrews McMeel ANIMAL ATTRACTION Good fortune quickly turned to horror for a man in Allyn, Washington, who scored some raccoon roadkill to use as crab-trap bait on June 25. As the unidentified man walked toward home dragging the carcass behind him on a 15-foot rope (so he couldn’t smell it), two different vehicles stopped, and their occupants, mistakenly … [Read more...] about NOTW: Raccoon roadkill, inflatable Jesus parade floats and the Great Monkey Mystery of 2017
DESIGNER LEATHER The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen (who dabbled in macabre collections, himself), might appreciate the work of acolyte Tina Gorjanc: She will grow McQueen’s skin (from DNA off his hair) in a lab, add back his tattoos, and from that make leather handbags and jackets. Gorjanc, a recent graduate of McQueen’s fashion school alma mater, bills the project … [Read more...] about NOTW: Designer leather, friendly bacteria and room-sized bongs
I dropped my iPhone in the Safeway parking lot. But I didn’t know it until I saw it on the windshield of my car. Thanks for saving my phone, and me a lot of trouble. I hope you go to Vegas and win a million bucks. You rock! That’s Aloha. Mahalo Nui Loa! Illustration: Ron Pitts … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Thanks for finding and returning my phone!
ARE WE SAFE? As if 2015 weren’t bad enough for the Department of Homeland Security (e.g., in June, internal DHS tests revealed that its Transportation Security Administration failed to stop 67 of 70 guns passing through airport screeners), a U.S. congressman revealed in December that, based on a congressional staff investigation, 72 DHS employees currently appear on the FBI’s … [Read more...] about NOTW: Homeland Security fails, flying cattle and another senseless radio shooting
SPIDEY SENSE GETS REAL Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s RealSense system is a cocktail dress from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht that not only senses the wearer’s “mood,” but also acts to repel (or encourage) strangers who might approach the wearer. Sensors (including small LED monitors) measure respiration and 11 other profiles, and if … [Read more...] about NOTW: Mood Dresses, Useless Cops & Rocket Ships To Nowhere