Offbeat News

Offbeat News – the weirder the better. Fun and offbeat news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Running of The Bulls In New Orleans 2018 Whups Butts for Its 12th Year

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nola Bulls, LLC steps up to the big leagues for the 12th edition of the ever-growing San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) presented by The Advocate, a.k.a. The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. Los Pastores of Nola Bulls took a step forward booking The Crystal Method, so 2018 promises to be an amazing year of music, food, drinks and what lovers of New Orleans like to do: Laissez les bons temps rouler.

Recent Social Unrest Inspires ‘Fear Google’ Artist to ‘Grave Rob’ Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee for Work of Art

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A ground-breaking work of art by the “Fear Google” artist XVALA is set to be debuted on August 19 during the March on Google in Mountain View, California. Dubbed “The Diversity Belt,” XVALA plans to wear his latest work of art in public at the March On Google to publicly share his point of view regarding Americans’ First Amendment rights.

Controversial Artist NEO 10Y ‘Kills’ Donald Trump in Shocking Concept Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Controversial music and visual artist NEO 10Y today released a three-part concept film depicting the death of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The six minute documentary style film “NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump (A Concept Film)” shows the story of a drug forlorn Times Square Mickey Mouse impersonator convincing Donald Trump to end his life. (NSFW)

The Pick Up Girls SmartWatch: Helps You Meet More Girls, Launches on Indiegogo

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Listen to your favorite music and subliminally train your mind to become good at ‘picking up’ every beautiful girl. Amazing Results, Inc. introduces the first subliminal programming and hypnosis smartwatch, now available on Indiegogo. The patent-pending Pick Up Girls SmartWatch includes 32GB of memory so you can download and play your favorite music while it simultaneously plays subliminal messages that your ear cannot hear but your brain does. Your brain gets trained without any effort.

Nude Statue of Dr. Huxtable Protests Cosby’s TV Hall of Fame Busts?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A teenage artist’s protest against Bill Cosby for misrepresenting his TV characters and their messages is proposed as a nude statue of Cosby’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable from ‘The Cosby Show’ to replace the busts of the legendary performer displayed in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame. The Dr. Huxtable sculpture depicted with a saddened Fat Albert, created by young sculptor Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Author’s Books about Gnomes are based on Personal Experience

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and intuitive counselor David Swing says gnomes, elves and other fairies are found not just in Europe, but also in the United States and other countries around the world. He has written about his experiences with fairies in his books, ‘Gnomes in the Garden’ (ISBN: 978-0974239408) and ‘The Celtic Owl’ (ISBN: 978-0974239415).

Mentalist and Futurist Sidney Friedman Predicts 2015 including ‘Molar Vortex’

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As seen for 16 years on numerous media including the ‘Today Show’ and ‘The View’ with a 72 percent overall accuracy to date, for the 17th straight year mentalist/futurist/author SIDNEY FRIEDMAN releases his annual predictions covering the Oscars, the economy, weather, celebrities and more.

Extreme Kidnapping Adventure Service Relocates to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bringing their own special brand of terrifying hijinks westward, Extreme Kidnapping, formerly of metro Detroit, is now front and center in Las Vegas. The controversial kidnapping adventure company moved to Vegas recently, trading soot and steel for neon lights and gambling, and owner Adam Thick has done a little risk taking of his own.

Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian ‘Fertility Statue’ Unveiling in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for ‘good luck’ is set for L.A. exhibit. The nude statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The recent work, part of the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be displayed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Leaked 3D Ultrasounds of Kimye and the Duchess of Cambridge: Prenatal Portraits of Celebrity Babies in Upcoming L.A. Unveiling

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by celebrity artist Daniel Edwards; concluding the artist’s ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Downey Jr., LiLo, and Swift Represent Celebrity Past, Present, and Future in LA Exhibit

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Street Artist XVALA, famous for invading the residential trash of celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber and tech icons Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, has set his sights on Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan, and Taylor Swift for his latest exhibit ‘The Tonight Show with Celebrity Chimp’ at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

Virgin Mary in Bondage Causes Stir with Community in Women’s Rights Protest

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that artist and feminist Marilyn Artus is introducing her new portrait of the Virgin Mary in attempt to protest the continued infringement of women’s rights by the Catholic Church and the many prominent conservatives. The portrait of the Virgin Mary will be on tour though many galleries and events; kicking off the tour with the AKA Gallery in Oklahoma City, Okla., April 6, 2012.

Racetrack Kitties: Teen Jockey Races to Save Cats’ Lives

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eswan Flores wanted to give back to the non-profit organization, FixNation, that worked to control the cat population at the Los Alamitos Race Course where he began his horse-racing career so he decided to sponsor them.

Mayan Elders to Refute 2012 ‘End of the World’ Prophecy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Oracle Stone Productions announces that on October 26, 2011, Mayan Elder and Priest Hunbatz Men will be in New York City with a team of guardians and their crystal skulls to embark on a journey across the U.S., visiting spiritual locations as they make their way to Los Angeles to join 13 members of the Grand Council of the Maya Itza people from Yucatan, Mexico at the 11.11.11 Crystal Skulls World Mysteries Gateway Conference.

Inside Story of How Houdini’s Missing Bust Was Recently Secretly Restored to His Gravesite in New York City

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Houdini Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit museum in Scranton, PA, had a secret project to restore Houdini’s grave site bust for over 20 years. It reached full intensity in the past year. The original statuary bust was installed after Houdini’s death in 1926. It was destroyed by vandals in 1975.

Art Controversy Revealed this Week: Daniel Edwards’ Justin Bieber Allegory of a Teen Sex Symbol

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Images of the allegorical tribute to teen idol Justin Bieber, created by controversial New York artist Daniel Edwards, are being released by Cory Allen Contemporary Art this week.

Osama Bin Laden Death Sculpture Gets Name from Facebook

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A naked Osama Bin Laden, laden with sea crabs and shackled to a U.S. Navy SEALs cement block at the bottom of the sea receives its official title, courtesy of the friends on Facebook. The Osama Bin Laden sculpture is the latest by New York artist Daniel Edwards, and is being unveiled this week on Facebook, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

LTC Financial Partners Joins Times Square’s ‘Dancing Grandmas’ to Kick Off Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Braving a threat of thunderstorms, busy New Yorkers and vacationing tourists gathered in Times Square Tuesday morning to hear classical music by Juilliard students followed by a ‘flash mob’ of seemingly disabled older people who suddenly abandoned their crutches to begin dancing joyfully. That captured the crowd’s attention. What was up? The question was soon answered by Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC.

Coffee Lovers Rejoice! The World’s Finest Coffee is Available Just in Time for the Holidays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As seen in the Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman movie, The Bucket List, EarthBee Foods is proud to announce its launch of 100 percent Civet Coffee – KapePur – undeniably the world’s finest coffee.

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D to perform at ‘Prop 6-Pack’ Wedding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eleventh Percentile Entertainment is proud to announce the addition of Kyle Gass and Friends to the entertainment portion of The Beer-Naked Wedding and Rock ‘N’ Roll Reception to be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 26, 2010. The event is a celebration of the union between Buck ‘F’ Naked, renowned drunkabilly chanteur, and his life long love, beer.

Fox News Joins Major News Organizations Promoting Marijuana Candidate with Air Time for Craig Rubin

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is certainly happy that Michael Phelps is not going to be prosecuted, but is still organizing an international boycott against Kellogg’s. He is even happier that marijuana seems to be the subject d’jour the month before the L.A. Mayoral election. Rubin, who recently has become a fixture on Los Angeles television and radio, is the off-beat candidate challenging the current mayor in ‘The City of Angels.’

International Boycott of Kellogg’s Products Called for Over Michael Phelps Firing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of Americas are currently unemployed with hundreds of thousands being added to the unemployment roles monthly. Michael Phelps is obviously not unemployed, but he has been fired by Kellogg’s as their spokesman. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is calling for an international boycott of all Kellogg’s products as a result of his firing.

Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Craig X Rubin Looks for Jesse Ventura Style Victory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Major papers are saying that there is no competition for Villaraigosa’s mayoral job. Especially considering that he is sitting on a huge financial war chest. Will that fact and the fact he is planning to run for Governor while not having accomplished much hinder him? Pastor Rubin says, ‘Yes’ and looks for Ventura style victory. (VIDEO – VNR)

Oprah Burial Mask a Tribute to Inner Beauty – Golden Likeness of TV Talk Queen Winfrey Debuts in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill., April 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the heels of last year’s farewell tour of the King Tut exhibit starts this year’s tour of the gilded likeness of talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. The Oprah Burial Mask will debut in Chicago April 24th, near Oprah’s Harpo Studios at GARDENfresh Gallery, courtesy of NYC’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

Artist Protests ‘Iraq War Apathy’ with Prince Harry Statue – Sculptor Daniel Edwards to Unveil Latest Political Spectacle in London

NEW YORK and LONDON, England – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prince Harry is the symbolic hero of a monument encouraging empathy for the Iraq War in the latest work by controversial New York sculptor, Daniel Edwards. The statue featuring Prince Harry will be unveiled at London’s Trafalgar Hotel October 11th during the Bridge Art Fair, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This Competition Got Really Ugly – Golden Palace Sponsors the World Gurning Competition

EGREMONT, United Kingdom – Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The World Gurning Championships took place at the Egremont crab apple fair which is said to date back to 1267. For those of you not familiar, gurning is the art of contorting one’s face. Over 42 contestants took part in the Golden Palace world gurning competition.

Cell Phone Gets Thrown Over 95 Meters: GoldenPalace.com U.K. Mobile Phone Throwing Championships 2007

HAMPTON HILL, U.K. – Aug 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Have you ever been frustrated with your cell phone because of dropped calls, or no service in that elevator as promised to you by that annoying salesman? Have you ever just wanted to throw your cell phone as far as possible? Well many people got the chance at the GoldenPalace.com phone throwing Championships.

Hollywood Judeo-Christian Cannabis Church Forced to Close; Arrested Reverend Claims Civil and Religious Rights Violated

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Churches and Temples are no longer safe in America,’ says Reverend Craig X Rubin of Temple 420, who was arrested November 8, 2006, at his religious establishment by over one dozen heavily armed officers of the LAPD. ‘If they can do this to us, they can do it to any church that the government disagrees with.’ The Reverend known for his reoccurring role on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ said arresting officers did not treat Temple clergymen as required by California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525.

Hollywood Star Risking Jail for Jesus This Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The world of Hollywood Television can be the meeting place of some very different people, on the surface that is. Take the case of Craig X Rubin and rap star Snoop Dogg. The latter has a worldwide ‘raputation’ while the former is the Reverend and founder of Temple 420, a Bible-based, Judeo-Christian sect, which believes that pot is a religious herb, as discussed in Revelation 22. How are they similar? They are both stars on Showtime’s hit cable series ‘Weeds’ and the only two characters to play themselves. Something else in common: trouble with the law. (Video available.)

December 5 is the Fourth Annual Day of the Ninja – Holiday Started as a Response to International Talk Like a Pirate Day

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — aethereal FORGE announces that Ninja lovers around the world will be celebrating the fourth annual Day of the Ninja this December 5. On this day, individuals are encouraged to dress up like ninja, participate in ninja-related activities, and spread ninja propaganda via the Internet.

Sadistic Cult Continues to Invade New York Writer’s Home and Body

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Somewhere in Brooklyn lurks a cult that has been sadistically invading the home, mind and body of New York writer Ellis Beyda through harmful implants, into his eyes and other body parts, for the last 10 years. In the summer of 2007 he plans to release a book – ‘Evil Eyes Evil Minds’ – that will tell all.

Fidel Castro’s ‘Deathbed Portrait’ Slated for Deconstruction in Miami

MIAMI, Fla. – Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Plans for an unveiling in New York’s Central Park of Fidel Castro on his ‘deathbed’ have instead turned into plans for the deconstruction of his effigy in Miami, where he will be prematurely laid to rest. Capla Kesting Fine Arts announces the unveiling of ‘Fidel Castro’s Deathbed Portrait’ has been reconsidered by the artist, courtesy of the Miami FM morning show El Traketeo on WRTO 98.3.

Brooklyn Writer Seeks to Expose Local Cult that Has Allegedly Destroyed His Life

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This may be one for the X-Files; author Ellis Beyda, of the soon to be released book ‘Evil Eyes Evil Minds,’ challenges the commandment: ‘Love thy neighbor as you would yourself.’

Castro’s ‘Last Visit’ to Central Park: ‘Deathbed Portrait’ of Fidel as Humanitarian Goes on Display in NY

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capla Kesting Fine Art announced that an unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his ‘deathbed’ may be the last opportunity to say ‘farewell’ to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. ‘Fidel Castro’s Deathbed Portrait,’ described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, Jose Marti.

TomKat Skat Relisted on eBay – TomKitten’s ‘First Poop’ in Bronze is the ShaTizzle for Charity

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sept. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Capla Kesting Gallery announced today that the Daniel Edwards sculpture of Suri Cruise’s first poop in bronze, which has been covered internationally in the press this week and was the most e-mailed photo on Yahoo! on Thursday, is now back on eBay. The auction will benefit the March of Dimes charity.

Controversial Sculptor Daniel Edwards Inspired by TomKat Child’s First Meal

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Aug. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery in New York announced the latest work by noted sculptor Daniel Edwards, famous for his celebrity-inspired themes, which depicts an interpretive ‘bronze casting of Suri Cruise’s first poop.’ The natural and inoffensive sculpture in bronze will be on display at the gallery in September and auctioned on eBay for the March of Dimes charity.

Pope of Pot Opens Pro-Pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reverend Craig X, the marijuana technical consultant for the first two seasons of Showtime’s ‘Weeds,’ is opening a pro-pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd this month. Temple 420, located at 7095 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 is announcing their ‘opening for business.’ The Judeo-Christian ‘Temple 420.’ a Calif. Not-for-Profit Corporation, will start religious services on Saturday August 26th and open the retail store shortly afterward.

Online Casino Buys Martin Luther King’s Assassin’s Bathtub

MEMPHIS, TN – Mar. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online casino GoldenPalace.com added another piece of history to their impressive collection of eccentric historical items with their latest eBay purchase, the bathtub that James Earl Ray was standing in when he shot Martin Luther King in 1968. The bathtub was sold for $7,600.

Madonna Gets Axed in Wisconsin – GoldenPalace.com adds Virgin Mary Firewood to Collection of Items

JANESVILLE, WI – Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just seconds away from being cast into the fire of a wood-burning stove, a chunk of firewood bearing the image of the Virgin Mary was saved only to be sold on eBay to online casino GoldenPalace.com for $99.

Dedication Honors Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth

BROOKLYN, NY – Mar. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a ‘first’ for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the ‘ideal’ model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April.