Simply Weird

The (Fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, a (Fake) Comic Book Company
William Robert Webb III ... came from his inability to hire anyone to work for the
fledgling comic company that at the time was simply called Weird Comics2.

Simply Weird

Weirc Comic Incorporated (AKA WCI) is known for its odd characters such as Koltar The Mighty Immortal, The Crimson Protector, Moonchild, Captain Saltire and Claws Son of Santa. You could find out how such characters were created and about the lives of their creators...well you could if WCI actually existed. In reality William Robert Webb III has created a fictional hisory for a comic book company that never was. Here you can read about this completely made up yet fascinating company. At first the book Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, a (fake) Comic Book Company will make you ask why was this written and then by the time you finish reading it you won't care.

The American Weird

Weird. Visual. Mythopoeia. On. Matthew. Barney's. Cremaster. Cycle. Florian
Zappe Around the turn of the twenty-first ... from blunt assertions that refer to the
content as simplyweird” (e.g., Jones 2002) to other expressions of utter
confusion.

The American Weird

Hitherto classified as a form of genre fiction, or as a particular aesthetic quality of literature by H. P. Lovecraft, the weird has now come to refer to a broad spectrum of artistic practices and expressions including fiction, film, television, photography, music, and visual and performance art. Largely under-theorized so far, The American Weird brings together perspectives from literary, cultural, media and film studies, and from philosophy, to provide a thorough exploration of the weird mode. Separated into two sections – the first exploring the concept of the weird and the second how it is applied through various media – this book generates new approaches to fundamental questions: Can the weird be conceptualized as a generic category, as an aesthetic mode or as an epistemological position? May the weird be thought through in similar ways to what Sianne Ngai calls the zany, the cute, and the interesting? What are the transformations it has undergone aesthetically and politically since its inception in the early twentieth century? Which strands of contemporary critical theory and philosophy have engaged in a dialogue with the discourses of and on the weird? And what is specifically “American” about this aesthetic mode? As the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the weird, this book not only explores the writings of Lovecraft, Caitlín Kiernan, China Miéville, and Jeff VanderMeer, but also the graphic novels of Alan Moore, the music of Captain Beefheart, the television show Twin Peaks and the films of Lily Amirpour, Matthew Barney, David Lynch, and Jordan Peele.

Weird English

IO verr is offered up by speakers / writers . As a philosophical and linguistic entity
, weird English is a subset of and an innovation in the category of experimental
English . It is clearly a vernacularcomprises more than simply funny uses of
letters ...

Weird English

With increasing frequency, readers of literature are encountering barely intelligible, sometimes unrecognizable languages created by combining one or more languages with English. Evelyn Ch'ien argues that weird English constitutes the new language of literature, implicitly launching a new literary theory. Weird English explores experimental and unorthodox uses of English by multilingual writers traveling from the canonical works of Nabokov and Hong Kingston to the less critiqued linguistic terrain of Junot Díaz and Arundhati Roy. It examines the syntactic and grammatical innovations of these authors, who use English to convey their ambivalence toward or enthusiasm for English or their political motivations for altering its rules. Ch'ien looks at how the collision of other languages with English invigorated and propelled the evolution of language in the twentieth century and beyond. Ch'ien defines the allure and tactical features of a new writerly genre, even as she herself writes with a sassiness and verve that communicates her ideas with great panache.

Readings in Cognitive Psychology

However, a distinctiveness explanation might still be viable: The original cartoons
were both humorous and unusual, whereas the weird cartoons were simply
unusual. Humorous material may “stand out” in the context of the nonhumorous ...

Readings in Cognitive Psychology

This reader offers articles that students can relate to several different facets of cognition, as well as other sub-disciplines of psychology. Topics such as the distinction between top-down and bottom-up processing, divided attention, proactive interference, language learnability, and expertise are presented in these up-to-date, highly informative, and interesting articles. This is a research reader students will find interesting, applicable, and extremely relevant to their course and lives. Students will get a good deal of exposure to the fundamental concepts that have helped define the field of cognitive psychology.

Weird Nature

Caterpillars , beetles , spiders , and many other animals are all exponents of this
macabre Above : These doves are in a death - mimicking trance , prompted
simply by tucking their heads under a wing trick . Toads lie totally motionless on
their ...

Weird Nature

Explores hundreds of ingenious and strange animal behavior under six topics--motion and locomotion; breeding; feeding; defense and camouflage; symbiotic partners; and remedies and potions--and makes comparisons to human similarities and differences. Simultaneous.

The Weird 100

What the Skeptics Say: Animals cannot read humans' minds; all their apparent "
understanding" actions comes simply from ingrained behaviors imprinted on their
psyche by simple reward and punishment interactions between them and their ...

The Weird 100

Have you ever wondered about the force behind a Ouiji board? What about the authenticity of telekinesis or remote viewing? Do you find levitation mystifying? Throughout history inexplicable phenomena like these have fascinated the world. Here, Stephen J. Spignesi, author of 100 Greatest Disasters of All Time, compiles a list of the most well-known paranormal phenomena. Each chapter is introduced with the definition of the phenomenon, a summary of the main arguments supporting and refuting the paranormal validity of the phenomenon, an assessment and the evidence.

How to Think about Weird Things

It is also less simple and less conservative than any of the other hypotheses
considered , for it postulates more entities than they do and the entities
postulated are not recognized by our current best theories . The scope of this
theory is also ...

How to Think about Weird Things

Designed to help readers sharpen their reasoning skills, this book takes a critical look at over 50 paranormal or mysterious claims.

Dead Weird

... fifty years ago funerals were a doddle for the undertaker but things are
changing . With tens of thousands of specially - requested melodies played at
funerals nationally , it is now clear that songs which seem to others to be simply
bizarre can ...

Dead Weird

The weird and wonderful ways we have dealt with death through time: including traditions, premature burials, raising the dead, and more.

The Journal of Historical Review

To characterize the alleged mass - murder methodology as " harebrained , " "
crackpot , " or simply " weird " is to understate the situation . The more one
examines what little information there is , the more obvious it becomes that the
people ...

The Journal of Historical Review


The Universe Next Door

But the new and revolutionary picture of light and matter was not simply weird .
As Einstein was the first to realize , it was catastrophic for accepted physics ,
totally incompatible with everything that had gone before . Look closely at a
window ...

The Universe Next Door

Provides insights into the future of technology, covering such topics as time travel, immortality, and the fifth dimension.

The X files and Literature

CHAPTER TWELVE TRYING TO TELL “ THE TRUTH " : METAFICTION AND
HISTORIOGRAPHIC METAFICTION IN THE X - FILES SHERRY R . TRUFFIN In
The Simpsons , Moe the Bartender defines “ postmodernism ” as simplyweird
for ...

The X files and Literature

The X-Files and Literature: Unweaving the Story, Unraveling the Lie to find the Truth provides an innovative and valuable exploration of the groundbreaking television program. Although much academic work has been devoted to the social, psychological, and spiritual significance of The X-Files, until this collection none has fully addressed the series' rich adaptation of literature to interrogate our perception, definition, or recounting of the truth. This collection not only unveils new twists and insights into expected connections between The X-Files and Gothic writers or with its modernist and post-modernist slants on narrative, plot, and characterization. The X-Files and Literature also delves into some unexpected literary sources shaping the series, such as the Arthurian quest, Catholic and Biblical mythology, folkloristics, and James Fennimore Cooper and the vanishing American mythos. This collection of essays covers both how The X-Files works with literature's own constantly morphing definition and portrayal of truth through form and content, as well as how the television program may or may not subvert our own contradictory expectations and distrust of literature's providing us with enlightenment. As television becomes more and more literary, with shows like Lost and Gilmore Girls sending us off to the bookstore and the library so we might read them more carefully, a book like The X-Files and Literature is welcome indeed. Sharon R. Yang's diverse collection on one of Nineties' TV's richest texts finds the truth of the gothic and the Arthurian and the folkloric, of the postmodern and the metafictional, of Poe, Pynchon, Cooper, Nabokov, and Tennyson, not just out there but in the perhaps too complicated narrative of the perpetually frustrated quests of Mulder and Scully. Valuable-in-itself as an intellectual exercise, its real worth may come when we put the book down and return, smarter, better readers, to the primary text. --David Lavery, Co-Editor, Deny All Knowledge: Investigating The X-Files Sharon Yang's X-Files collection deals with an important subject addressed by thoughtful writers. The idea that television can be seen as a branch of literature is certainly sustained by The X-Files, and the contributors to this volume succeed in making the case. Brian Hauser on Fenimore Cooper, Cary Jones on Mary Shelley, Tamy Burnett on Poe, Thomas Argiro on Pynchon, Matthew VanWinkle on Tennyson-these and more explore the connections with The X-Files not only in terms of sources but also themes and techniques. Both students of television and literature will want to own this book. -Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D., Professor of English, Gordon College, Barnesville

Weird Science

40 Strange-Acting, Bizarre-Looking, and Barely Believable Activities for Kids Jim
Wiese. insects . Bats use a system of ... Can you tell how far you are from the wall
by simply listening to your voice ? More Fun Stuff to Do Close your eyes and try ...

Weird Science

Presents unusual scientific facts about substances, plants, and animals, and simple experiments that young readers can do to demonstrate those facts.

Weird Emptiness

It is simply an admixture of gestures , half formed , half flung , from some orbiting
center in fealty to some ever - deepening gravity which has , as its source , an
inverse physics so absolute as to deny even the notion of structure . Children .

Weird Emptiness

In highly polished prose filled with humor and perception, this individual take on what it means to be a writer offers insight into aesthetics, metaphysics, ethics, and logic. The witty aphorisms and essays draw from the author’s influences—Blake, Cervantes, Kierkegaard, Neitzsche, Baudelaire, and Kafka—and comment on the writing process. This epistemology is at once literary criticism of these influences and a deep and tender philosophical chronicle of a writer’s life.

Gender Basics

Why do some people deliberately look so weird that we call them " geeks ” ? 2.
Why do we think of geeks as creative or resourceful ... They are simply odd in the
ways they relate to people . Shakespeare's Hamlet , for example , is full of new ...

Gender Basics

They all raise gender-related issues that affect the beliefs and actions of contemporary women and men. The writings in this widely diversified anthology consider these issues, mainly from feminist perspectives, plus other issues equally provocative. The authors of the selections - female and male, straight and gay, and representing minority as well as dominant cultural perspectives - draw on their own experiences to philosophize and draw conclusions based on thoughtful analysis. Helpful introductions and thought-provoking questions by the editor set the stage for each article and then raise further areas for thought on the part of the reader.

The Wonderful World of Bulbs

Kniphofia several Lachenalia several spikes of firecracker flowers flowers like
tiny firecrackers tiny bunches of grapes simply weird Muscari blue , white M.
comosum green , purple , brown lavender several M. plumosum Narcissus
feathery ...

The Wonderful World of Bulbs

Practical information for the average gardener about bulbs to grow in his garden.

Longman Guide to Shakespeare Quotations

Longman Guide to Shakespeare Quotations

Gathers more than two thousand of the most memorable passages from Shakespear's plays and poems, and includes a brief explanation of each quotation

Contemporary

... references Bruce Nauman ' s Slow Angle Walk ( 1968 ) and Monty Python ' s '
Ministry of Funny Walks ' : an eventless stroll turns into something of a comical act
when the camera is rotated , making the act of walking seem simply weird .

Contemporary


Saturday Night

There's a shoulder - high stack of hats ( Faye's " fashion signature " ) under the
staircase and an odd assortment of Chinese , Canadian , and simply weird
furniture – for instance , a giant rocking chair that came from an old Eaton's store .

Saturday Night


Mosaic

But what I was hearing sounded simply weird to me . I did not enter the building
even ... They , too , had heard the strange sounds and wanted to find out what the
visitors to their island where doing in their schoolhouse . One of them gave me a
 ...

Mosaic


Indian Review of Books

This is a mixed bag of regular ghost stories , tales of the weird and supernatural ,
nostalgia or , quite simply , strange anecdotes that defy explanation . Even a
poem and a rather vague essay have been included . The stories themselves are
of ...

Indian Review of Books