MACK #104: Weird And Wonderful News #2

Hiyo everyone! Today we have our second Weird And Wonderful News episode.

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It’s been a while [almost a year!] since the first Weird and Wonderful episode, so we were totally due for another.

Truth be told there’s more weird than wonderful but still a lot of fun to be had.

Speaking of fun, the first story we cover isn’t that at all. Apparently there are people out there who eat their own hair. I had no idea. As you can imagine it leads to some pretty messy complications.

Giant hair ball tears through teen’s stomach, requiring surgery — There are other more sites that have this story, some even with fairly gruesome and disturbing photos. Look for those if you dare. This link has none of those.

Next up we discuss a new themed bed and breakfast that just opened up in Pennsylvania. The theme? Well, let’s just say Frederica Bimmel and Catherine Martin shan’t be booking a room any time soon.

We move onto another silver monolith had popped up in the world. This time in the Congo. The Congolese have no tolerance for this shit. And I don’t blame them.

This year was the 100th year anniversary of the sawing a lady in half trick that almost every magician still does. Dave wonders why there aren’t more lady magicians sawing dudes in half. We do speak about one magician who saws himself in half, however.

The next story is totally wonderful and I am all in. Poland celebrates Fat Thursday with donuts! I personally would love to celebrate every thing with donuts. I never met a donut I couldn’t inhale. Don’t you dare donut shame me, they are little like a slice of sugar glazed heaven. Anywhoo, I bet Poland is the best place on earth every Fat Thursday.

So we go from donuts to a crazy unclassified CIA document. Apparently in 1984 the CIA was employing or contracting out remote viewers.

From wikipedia:

Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly “sensing” with the mind.[1]

The document in question is a 9 page PDF where a “Monitor” questions and guides a “Subject” to visit and report what they see at specific coordinates on Mars. The remote viewer travels to the various coordinates and tells the Monitor what he sees. At one point he comes in contact with very tall, very thin beings who seem to all be dying. They are waiting for someone to rescue them. It really is quite a read and totally worth looking at. As you may or may not know, this kind of thing is right up my alley.

Our final story is both weird and wonderful. It’s the story of 4 men with the same name, meeting on facebook and starting a band — The Paul O’Sullivan band. We talk about the story and play their song “Namesake.”

Before we started recording this episode I got a request for Dave to review the movie trailer for Lady Of Heaven. Dave usually just sticks to songs and there’s a reason for that, he’s a music guy. But! We did watch the trailer and the movie seems pretty intense and well done from what we can see. I’m not sure when it was shot but maybe before everything got shut down. IMDB says this movie is from the UK but it is about an Iraqi boy and his discovery of the story behind Lady Fatima. Be sure to check out the trailer it doesn’t seem to give away too much, which we both felt was refreshing.

Well, that’s it for this week’s episode! This one was a lot of fun for us, we hope you like it too! Be sure to visit for past episodes of the show and for a glimpse inside our music collection.

See you next time America!