Bootleg Toys The Undiscovered Playthings is a website that collects examples of weird and funny knockoff toys.
My favourite is the Robert Cop 3 toy.
The week’s website is the homepage of UFO-worshipping suicide doomsday cult, Heaven’s Gate. Yes, I am a terrible, morbid weirdo. I am mostly just astounded by the fact that, despite most of the members of Heaven’s Gate killing themselves in 1997, their website is still up and running. Apparently, two surviving members were given the directive to keep disseminating the cult’s teachings, even after the mass suicide. Weird that they’d still have so much loyalty to Heaven’s Gate, considering that there obviously wasn’t a UFO hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet to beam them all up to Heaven.
The thing I find the most interesting about Heaven’s Gate is that they were just such gigantic friggin’ nerds. They made their money by doing web design and programming, and their literature contained several references to Star Trek. There’s an animated GIF that blinks “RED ALERT” at the top of their page.
Of considerable note, there is actually a section of their website entitled “Our Position Against Suicide“. Whelp. That didn’t work out so well.