A Weird-Oh World

The Art of Bill Campbell

Author: Mark Cantrell

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764346484

Category: Art

Page: 191

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You may know Bill Campbell's name, but chances are, you know his handiwork better, especially the Weird-Ohs models that burst on the pop culture scene in the 1960s. Enjoy looking back over the career of this colorful artist in over 700 brilliant photos and witty prose. From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, Bill has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Also discover his work for national ad campaigns, editorial cartoons, his box art, fine art, and the Weird-Ohs that never were. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill's career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.

The Weird Worlds of Willoughby Wren

Author: Gray Mellon

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 1908447672

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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What do you do when everything you thought you knew about the world is suddenly turned completely upside down? That's the terrifying place in which Willoughby Wren finds himself after he deliberately breaks one of his parents' most important superstitions by stepping on the cracks in the pavement. Immediately, he is flung into a world where goldfish can talk, where things from the past suddenly start appearing in the present via a break in the space-time continuum, where psychotic pigeons are seeking world domination, and where Willoughby is the only person on the entire planet who can stop them.

A Strange New World

Author: Nathan Lapointe

Publisher: Nathan Lapointe

ISBN: 1301344672

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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How did we get here? Where are we? Will we ever see home again? These questions and more face a group of 20 people who are suddenly snatched from their ordinary, everyday lives on Earth and find themselves on a strange planet. The struggle to survive begins immediately as they realize just how desolate their surroundings are and how limited their supplies are.

TEENAGERS: Your Essential Guide to the Weird World of... Adults 2nd Edition

Author: Keith Gilbert,Leesa Schuh

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 144524859X

Category:

Page: 180

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When parents learn NLP they invariably say, "I wish I knew this stuff as a teenager." In this increasingly confusing, complex and competitive world teenagers need, more than ever, the skills and resources they need to protect themselves while creating the life that they want. This means, Mum and Dad, that they're going to need to learn how to discover what is important to them, learn how to generate their own mental and emotional balance, and learn how to find their own purposes and achieve their own goals. To this end there is no finer set of tools than Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). "Teenagers: Your Essential Guide to the Weird World of... Adults" will show your teenagers how to use language effectively, how to protect themselves from the impositions of others, and how to discover what is most important to them and translate their personal criteria into desirable, personal goals. Any questions? Here’s my email – [email protected]

Around The Weird In 80 Days

Author: Rich Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407036599

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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When you've broken 25 of the USA's most absurd laws, what do you do next? If you're Rich Smith, you return to the scene of the crime, and then: Attend the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, which includes such treats as the Hobo bake sale, a giant parade, a pie and ice-cream social and the 'cheerleader omelette breakfast' Watch the convicts compete in The Prison Rodeo at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Browse for treasures at the World's Longest Yardsale, held each August along 630 miles of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky Expose yourself at the Amtrak Mooning in Orange County, California. This year sees the 28th annual mooning of Amtrak. After 8pm, night mooning starts. Mooners are advised to: 'bring a torch with plenty of batteries...Night mooning is better because it is less crowded, cooler temperature, and more authentic'. Compete in the Redneck Games, in Buckeye Park, Georgia, where eager participants engage in such high-brow events as the mudpit belly flop, the armpit serenade, and bobbing for pig's feet.

Wonder - world

a collection of fairy tales, old and new

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 263

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The Case of the Weird Sisters

Author: Charlotte Armstrong

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049985718

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Three old crones plan a deadly accident for their wealthy half-brother Alice Brennan is going to marry a millionaire. She has caught the eye of her boss, Innes Whitlock, but before they can tie the knot she must meet his sisters: three women who are so awful that no amount of money is worth enduring their company. One is blind, one is deaf, one is missing an arm, and they all want their brother dead. The accidents begin as soon as Alice and Innes arrive at the sisters’ creaky old Michigan country house. A lamp falls from the ceiling, narrowly missing Innes’s head. When he goes for a drive, a detour sign disappears, sending him off the road and nearly killing him. Before the sisters can finish the job, Alice contacts her old history professor, MacDougal Duff, who makes his living solving murders. He is the only one who can save Alice’s millionaire from his murderous family.

A Cursed Bloodline

A Weird Girls Novel

Author: Cecy Robson

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 0553394584

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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The Weird Girls return in another edge-of-your-seat novel from Cecy Robson! Just when Celia thinks the supernatural world can’t turn deadlier, a new rival emerges, proving just how dangerous a power-hungry were can be. Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric—or Anara will kill everyone she loves. From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her. Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart. Praise for A Cursed Bloodline “Brace yourself Cecy fans, A Cursed Bloodline will take you for an emotional roller-coaster ride. . . . A Cursed Bloodline is one of my Top Picks of the year.”—Under the Covers “A fun and fascinating series.”—That’s What I’m Talking About “Cecy Robson makes you feel as though you are fighting alongside the sisters as they try to save the world.”—Valley Girl Gone Country “The Weird Girls series is hands down one of my favorite series over all genres.”—My ParaHangover “Did you really feel the need to put me through the emotional wringer? Oh, who am I kidding, I freaking enjoyed the hell out of it.”—Christy’s Love of Books “Powerful, fast-paced . . . A Cursed Bloodline will make your heart race.”—Caffeinated Book Reviewer “As always, Cecy’s writing is top notch.”—The Bookaholic Cat “I would give this book a million stars if I could, but I will have to settle with five stars!”—The Hopeless Reader Praise for the Weird Girls series “One of my favorite books series . . . so much action, so much violence and, oh, the lust radiating off of our heroes . . . I definitely recommend this series for lovers of all things paranormal and awesome.”—USA Today “[With Robson’s] edgy, witty and modern style of storytelling, the reader will be drawn deep into this quirky paranormal world. . . . Strong pacing, constant action and distinctive, appealing characters—including a gutsy heroine—will no doubt keep you invested.”—RT Book Reviews “A healthy dose of humor, a heaping dash of the supernatural, and a pinch of mystery all laced with a heavy dollop of action . . . Robson knows how to combine all the best ingredients to keep her readers hooked and begging for another hit.”—Fresh Fiction Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

The Weird Girls

A Novella (A Penguin Special from Signet Eclipse)

Author: Cecy Robson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606916

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird… The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option. Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.

The Promised One

Author: Win Blevins,Meredith Blevins

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150403306X

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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The magnificent reimagining of a Cherokee legend, this grand mythic tale portrays the dangerous journey one young hero makes to heal his tribe’s relationship with their gods A young shaman of the Galayi people has a powerful and frightening vision of the Cape of Eagle Feathers, a gift of the Thunderbird worn by the Seer and Wounded Healer to divine the future. The torn and bloody cape can no longer cast its light into the spirit world, but the shaman’s dream reveals the cure: A child born to the Galayi will restore the cape and return the goodwill of the gods. Dahzi may be that hero—if he can survive the hatred of his grandfather, whose hostility has been passed down from mother to son. Dahzi carries the hope of his people, along with the power to become a great chief. But to meet his destiny he must defeat not only the enemy warriors who prey on the Galayi, but also the head of his own family. A timeless coming-of-age story enriched by Meredith and Win Blevins’s deep knowledge of ancient Native American myths and folklore, The Promised One is a fantasy novel unlike any other.

Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Meisterwerke der Science Fiction - Roman

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641032733

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...

The Weird of the White Wolf

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780441888054

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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Now sword and man are one, and Elric and his blade Stormbringer must go forth through havoc and horror to carve out their destiny.

The End of the World

Stories of the Apocalypse

Author: Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628730072

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Before The Road by Cormac McCarthy brought apocalyptic fiction into the mainstream, there was science fiction. No longer relegated to the fringes of literature, this explosive collection of the world’s best apocalyptic writers brings the inventors of alien invasions, devastating meteors, doomsday scenarios, and all-out nuclear war back to the bookstores with a bang. The best writers of the early 1900s were the first to flood New York with tidal waves, destroy Illinois with alien invaders, paralyze Washington with meteors, and lay waste to the Midwest with nuclear fallout. Now collected for the first time ever in one apocalyptic volume are those early doomsday writers and their contemporaries, including Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Lucius Shepard, Robert Sheckley, Norman Spinrad, Arthur C. Clarke, William F. Nolan, Poul Anderson, Fredric Brown, Lester del Rey, and more. Relive these childhood classics or discover them here for the first time. Each story details the eerie political, social, and environmental destruction of our world.

Sarcasm Is a Dragon’S Best Friend

. . . . Until You Lose Your Scales

Author: Stephanie Collins

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490753311

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

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My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?

The Jerusalem Syndrome

My Life as a Reluctant Messiah

Author: Marc Maron

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780767910941

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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By the author of Attempting Normal and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, The Jerusalem Syndrome is The Gospel according to Maron: a spiritual memoir of your average hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comedian and seeker. The Jerusalem Syndrome is a genuine psychological phenomenon that often strikes visitors to the Holy Land_the delusion that they are suddenly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron seems to have a distinctly American version of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for religious significance and revelation in the most unlikely of places. Maron riffs on Beat phenomena with its sacred texts, established rituals, and prescribed pilgrimages. He spends some time exploring the dark side of things, as his obsessions with cocaine (known to Maron as “magic powder”), conspiracy theories, and famous self-destructive comedians convince him that the gates of hell open beneath Los Angeles. As his quest matures, he reveals the religious aspects of Corporate America, pontificating on the timeless beauty of the Coca-Cola logo and even taking a trip to the Philip Morris cigarette factory, where the workers puff their own products with a zealot-like fervor. The culmination of Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome comes during his own tour of the Holy Land, where, with Sony camcorder glued to his eye socket, he comes face-to-face with his own ambiguous relationship to Judaism and reaches the brink of spiritual revelation_or is it nervous breakdown? Marc Maron has considerably adapted and expanded his praised one-man show to craft a genuine literary memoir. Whether he’s a genuine prophet or a neurotic mess, he’ll make you laugh as you question the meaning of life. “Marc Maron is blazingly smart, rapid-fire, and very funny . . . A brilliant and relentless screed.” –David Rakoff, author of Fraud “Marc Maron is the first crazy person I’ve ever envied. In his brainiac-memoir-meets-hilarious-travelogue, he demonstrates the ability to tell a story with an extraordinary provocative intelligence that is regrettably shared by few.” _ Janeane Garofolo, comedian From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Biblical Cosmos

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Bible

Author: Robin A. Parry

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876224

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Bible. When we read Scripture we often imagine that the world inhabited by the Bible's characters was much the same as our own. We would be wrong. The biblical world is an ancient world with a flat earth that stands at the center of the cosmos, and with a vast ocean in the sky, chaos dragons, mystical mountains, demonic deserts, an underground zone for the dead, stars that are sentient beings, and, if you travel upwards and through the doors in the solid dome of the sky, God's heaven--the heart of the universe. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the biblical cosmos with the goal of opening up the Bible in its ancient world. It then goes further and seeks to show how this very ancient biblical way of seeing the world is still revelatory and can speak God's word afresh into our own modern worlds.