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Joey Hi-Fi's Weirdness Rodeo

Welcome to the Weirdness Rodeo - your weekly dose of wonder and strangeness, courtesy of Joey Hi-Fi. 
You can follow Joey on Twitter at @JoeyHiFi and admire his work here.



Galaxy of Terror (1981)

"Donovan Marsh to Direct the Film Adaptation of Zoo City by Lauren Beukes". (BooksLIVE)

"10 Most Dangerous Cities in The World to Travel". Cape Town is 8th! (Escape Here)

Listen to someone play the 'viola organista' - a unique organ Designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. (Neatorama)

"Which New 'Doctor Who' Companion Are You?". Bloody hell. I'm Rose Tyler! (Buzzfeed)

Alternate ending to “Breaking Bad”. It's a DVD extra. So amazing! 'He would say yo B-word! Yo science B-word'!' (Buzzfeed)

Watched the intriguing & often hilarious Event Horizon-Alien-esque Galaxy of Terror (1981) last night - the trailer (above) and the box art. It's the Prometheus of 1981. With the worst crew imaginable hand-picked to investigate a strange structure on a hostile alien planet.

Competition challenged users to incorporate superheroes into fine art pieces. These were the results. (Design.org)

Machete Kills Again... In Space trailer. A lightsaber machete, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as the Twiki-esque 'Bleep'. (Badass Digest)

A TV series based upon The Strain, Guillermo del Toro's vampire mystery book trilogy, is in production. (io9)

The ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ broadway musical is set to lose $60 million. It cost $1m to $1.3m a week to run. (Comics Alliance)

After a petition by fans, Dr. Who has been celebrated with Google’s largest-ever doodle.

"50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature". Interesting list & some great covers. (Flavorwire)

Pseudoscience of the day: Burger King Ex-CEO discovers "W gene', a stretch of DNA which makes men successful. (io9)

"Denmark Ruled by Demon Family". That is one creepy painting. The Omen-esque kid in the foreground. Yikes. (Gawker)

Voting time for the British Science Fiction Association awards. (BSFA)

"11 Word of the Year Candidates Everyone Forgot Immediately". I'm hoping my Googlegänger is not a Pecksniffian. (Mentalfloss)

"10 000 years hence. A prediction". Stumbled upon this intriguing retro sci-fi illustration from 1922. 

The 140-foot tall "Verrückt Meg-A-Blaster": The World’s Tallest Waterslide. Holleee terror. (Uproxx)

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