Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The recent death of Alice In Chains lead singer Layne Staley is rocking the porn industry as well. Porn insiders claim an actress who performs as “Allysin Chains” is so “distraught and despondent” over Staley’s death, she’s considering a name change.

CARLSBAD, Calif. – You don’t have to be thin to teach Jazzercise anymore. The Carlsbad, California-based fitness company has just decided to drop its requirement that instructors have a “fit appearance.” The decision comes after a plus-sized San Francisco woman accused the company of being biased against big bodies after they turned her down for an aerobics instructor job, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

LOS ANGELES – There’s been a lot of talk about Marilyn Manson’s paintings, but now he’s revealed what kind of paint he uses. In a journal entry posted on, Manson wrote that he’s been painting with mortician’s make-up from a 1920s plastic surgery kit. So far Manson has painted – surprise – a big, scary, ghoul face.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – A 56-year-old Slovak man died after trying to decapitate himself with a homemade guillotine because he was late in paying his taxes – which amounted to $546 according to local police. The man put his own head on the chopping block, but was unsuccessful in decapitating himself immediately, and died later from the mortal wound.

NEW YORK – Pepsi-Cola has announced that it will soon release a blue- version of Pepsi, “Pepsi-Blue,” a berry-flavored cola.