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Weird Wild Stuff

Words by Shelton Hull  2024 is here, and so is this column, and year No. 3 begins now. This column is being written on Jan. 4, and you might think that’s hardly enough time to find enough fresh hell to fill this space. But oh, no, it’s like the man Ryan George says, “Super easy, barely an inconvenience.” The holidays are over, and things are now back to normal — which is to say, very much abnormal.   Last year ended with one of the most decisive thrashings in the entire history of organized sports, and this year began with another …

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Weird Wild Stuff

Words by Shelton Hull   Well, 2023 is almost over, and we have seen all kinds of weirdness this year. We have a Democrat as mayor of Jacksonville and a football team that’s actually good (despite the incessant fickleness of sports media, who are still getting used to it), both of which feel more like miraculous than just weird. Florida has retained its title as the weirdest state in America, but our friends to the north and west have given us some pretty stiff competition. We’ve compiled a slew of strangeness in this column over the past 12 months, and …

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Weird Wild Stuff

Words by Shelton Hull   Here’s some breaking news: Men are vain. You may know that already, if you’re a Carly Simon fan or just a woman in general, but this is extreme. “GQ,” which has been at the forefront of masculine culture for decades, recently ran an article about a disturbing new subculture of men who are, shall we say, not tall, but who have taken extreme measures to achieve new heights of, well, height. They’re getting this done in the worst possible way: by paying upwards of $75,000 each to have their damn femurs broken with titanium nails …

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