Wednesday, September 20, 2006

yes, luther fascinates me. what?

I have never pretended to be anything other than a complete freak show. Along those lines, I’d like to share with you my Top 5 Strange Topics of Immense Interest and put to rest once and for all, why I dominate Pub Quiz’s Serial Killer Round:

Spots’ Top 5 Odd Interests:

5. Prison Pen Pals
4. Luther Vandross
3. Feral Children
2. Royal Inbreeding
1. Historical Serial Killers

And don’t act like these links don’t rock. You’ll be surfing for hours…

10 comments:

Dancing Queen said...

Dude-I am so with you on the feral children. I watched this fascinating special on "wild" children on the Discovery Channel. Most interesting: the wolf boy...literally raised by wolves. I could go on for paragraphs, but instead I will share some of my favorite weird obsessions:

1) The castrato
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato
Only known recording of a castrati voice: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4853432.stm
2) Medical oddities and former “sideshow acts”.
http://phreeque.tripod.com/
3) Vaudeville history:
http://vaudeville.org/
4) The mafia (I echo your sentiment that Kay should have kept her goddamn mouth shut!).

And this, my dear Beth, is one of the various reasons why we are friends: we are kindred freaks (and we kick-ass at pub quiz).

sfmike said...

I didn't know that the Rothschilds were infamous inbreeders until this moment. You really are a fountain of information.

Spots said...

I just listened to that only known recording of a castrati voice, and I don't think it was worth it. I mean, he sounds like he's being castrated as he's singing.
But I'm with you on the Mafia. I am a huge fan of La Cosa Nostra.
As for the medical oddities, there's a medical oddity museum in Philadelphia called the Mutter Museum, which amoung other things, has drawers and drawers of all kinds of things people swallowed and Dr. Mutter had to retrieve. I took my friend Matt there when he came to visit and he spent an eternity pouring over those drawers, until he finally figured out that one guy was responsible for swallowing like, a third of it all. Suddenly from across the museum, you could hear Matt sigh, "What an asshole."

greg said...

wow.

once again wikipedia drift proves powerful, but your pointers are like, wowsville.

everyone tells me to go do a pub quiz thing sometime because of my unique ability to recall obscure shit, but I never know which one to go to.

Spots said...

Edinburgh Castle on Tuesday nights, hands down...

greg Dewar said...

awesome. maybe I'll see ya there......

greg said...

ok cool! I'll be there...just don't gloat when you beat mne down on the whole royal incsest thing, 'k?

Spots said...

Speaking of royal inbreeding, in a sad and unexpected twist, Prince William is not longer hot...

Spots said...

My dad is the most wonderful dad in the world and this e-mail is one of the million reasons why:

B: I have always like Luther Vandross! Daddy

Becky said...

Um, I spent an unnatural amount of time pouring over that Feral Children website. Please do not post top five's during midterms week anymore...I have no self control.