Mostexclusivewebsite.com boasts that it only allows one visitor on the site at a time, which is what makes it so exclusive. However, it has a waiting area, which is where you first arrive. So really, only part of the website is exclusive. Each visitor is allowed 60 seconds in the exclusive area.
However, the exclusive area is almost exactly the same as the waiting room. The only difference is that you can post a message once you arrive at the exclusive area. Hardly worth the wait.
The maker of the site should have added fireworks, a cool background photo, or something special to the exclusive area. Still, an interesting concept.
Down in Tasmania, 73-year-old Australian artist Mike Parr is spending three days in a steel box that's been buried beneath a busy road. As traffic passes overhead, he'll spend his time "meditating, drawing, fasting and reading Robert Hughes’s The Fatal Shore." Apparently he hopes that his time underground will draw attention to "20th-century totalitarian violence in all its forms.”
But only three days? That's a walk in the park compared to the exploits of "Country" Bill White who spent 140 days underground.
Wikipedia cites a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc called "Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush" as an example of "wine humour." The site notes, "Humour is usually rare in the world of wine, and wine jokes may only be amusing to wine obsessives."
Apparently the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms didn't find the name amusing. They forced the maker of the wine to change the name of the U.S. import version to "Cat's Phee on a Gooseberry Bush," which doesn't even make sense.
The 'cat's pee' in the name was a reference to the fact that Sauvignon Blancs are occasionally known to have that scent.
Alex is the creator and curator of the Museum of Hoaxes. He's also the author of various weird, non-fiction books such as Elephants on Acid.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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