History CloudCuckoolander / RealLife

7th Feb '16 5:00:27 AM Freshmeat
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* Music/CaptainBeefheart: Often said very idiosyncratic things. Forced his band members to live in an abandoned house for months where they were almost starved, all in preparation of his MagnumOpus ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''. Lived as a recluse from 1982 until his death in 2010.
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* Music/CaptainBeefheart: Often said very idiosyncratic things. Forced his band members to live in an abandoned house for months where they were almost starved, all in preparation of his MagnumOpus ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''. Lived as a recluse from 1982 until his death in 2010.
31st Jan '16 3:14:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Dutch: Legalized a lot of stuff that is illegal elsewhere (marihuana, porn, prostitution,...). Together with the Belgians they celebrate an annual feast where a [[{{Sinterklaas}} bearded Catholic saint brings presents to children, accompanied by white people walking around in blackface.]]
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* The Dutch: Legalized a lot of stuff that is illegal elsewhere (marihuana, porn, prostitution,...). Together with the Belgians they celebrate an annual feast where a [[{{Sinterklaas}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}} bearded Catholic saint brings presents to children, accompanied by white people walking around in blackface.]]
23rd Jan '16 1:04:25 AM morane
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* In swimming, butterfly swimmers are considered to be the weirdest of the lot.
10th Jan '16 6:49:32 PM KYCubbie
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* OnlyInAmerica: the USA also has its fair share of cloud cuckoolanders, all protected by the freedom of speech. And Americans ''adore'' anything that is campy and bizarre. Bad movies and TV series are beloved and celebrated here. [[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling matches that are actually fake, yet don't bother the fans who adore the campiness]] are big business. This is also a country where school children salute their flag every morning, [[WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames children receive weird names]] and people are divided over issues most other Western countries are not so obsessed about: religion, sex, nudity, gun politics, death penalty, social welfare...Also the only country in the world that doesn't like soccer that much.
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* OnlyInAmerica: the USA also has its fair share of cloud cuckoolanders, all protected by the freedom of speech. And Americans ''adore'' anything that is campy and bizarre. Bad movies and TV series are beloved and celebrated here. [[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling matches that are actually fake, yet don't bother the fans who adore the campiness]] are big business. This is also a country where school children salute their flag every morning, [[WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames children receive weird names]] and people are divided over issues most other Western countries are not so obsessed about: religion, sex, nudity, gun politics, death penalty, social welfare... Also the only country in the world that doesn't like soccer that much.[[note]]Well, not the ''only'' one... Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis also don't care for it much. Neither do white South Africans, or the more nationalist among the Irish.[[/note]]

* The Spanish, Portuguese and Mexicans: Let people dance around and fight (and used to kill) bulls in a stadion, for entertainment!
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* The Spanish, Portuguese and Mexicans: Let people dance around and fight (and used to kill) bulls in a stadion, stadium, for entertainment!

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton His Imperial Majesty Joshua Norton I of These United States and Protector of Mexico.]] After losing his fortune to a bad turn of luck, he solved his problems by ''declaring himself Emperor''. And the city of San Francisco loved him for it. To this day, he's the only saint of [[UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} Discordianism]] who was an actual person.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton His Imperial Majesty Joshua Norton I of These United States and Protector of Mexico.]] After losing his fortune to a bad turn of luck, he solved his problems by ''declaring himself Emperor''. And the city of San Francisco loved him for it. To this day, he's the only saint of [[UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} Discordianism]] UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} who was an actual person.

* Former President of [[{{UsefulNotes/Chile}} Chile]] Sebastián Piñera is full of this. Google for "Piñericosas" aka the slang word that Chileans use to refer to his eccentricities.
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* Former President of [[{{UsefulNotes/Chile}} Chile]] UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} Sebastián Piñera is full of this. Google for "Piñericosas" aka the slang word that Chileans use to refer to his eccentricities.

* Legendary mathematician Paul Erdös stands out as an eccentric even in a field notorious for its eccentrics. For most of his life he lived as a guest of other mathematicians, collaborating on papers and moving on every few months.
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* Legendary mathematician Paul Erdös Erdős stands out as an eccentric even in a field notorious for its eccentrics. For most of his life he lived as a guest of other mathematicians, collaborating on papers and moving on every few months.

** Giants and Dodgers closer Brian Wilson is a cuckoolander and a possessor of a memetic beard. His antics include things like wearing a spandex suit to the ESPY.
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** Giants and Dodgers closer Brian Wilson is a cuckoolander and a possessor of a memetic beard. His antics include things like wearing a spandex suit to the ESPY.ESPY Awards ceremony.

** It's really saying something when the sanest person on the list is Bill "Spaceman" Lee, the Red Sox junk-ball pitcher who has a bit of a kooky personality but is all and all a fairly typical '60s left-wing activist/hippie--who just happens to have had the meanest eephus pitch of his era.
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** It's really saying something when the sanest person on the list is Bill "Spaceman" Lee, the Red Sox junk-ball pitcher who has a bit of a kooky personality but is all and all a fairly typical '60s left-wing activist/hippie--who activist/hippie—who just happens to have had the meanest eephus pitch of his era.

** Manny Ramirez, most recently of the Tampa Bay Rays. He's done a laundry list of strange things, though he also borders on JerkAss in some respects too. His two time teammate Julián Tavárez could count as well.
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** Manny Ramirez, most recently of the Tampa Bay Rays. He's done a laundry list of strange things, though he also borders on JerkAss in some respects too. His two time two-time teammate Julián Tavárez could count as well.

*** Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy, considered by many to be the greatest goalie of all time knitted before games, talked to his goal posts[[note]]has since become a common practice among modern goalies, many of whom grew up admiring him[[/note]], and refused to skate on the red and blue lines during pre-game warm-ups, among other things.
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*** Hall-of-Famer Hall of Famer Patrick Roy, considered by many to be the greatest goalie of all time time, knitted before games, talked to his goal posts[[note]]has since become a common practice among modern goalies, many of whom grew up admiring him[[/note]], and refused to skate on the red and blue lines during pre-game warm-ups, among other things.

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*** Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy, considered by many to be That name change didn't last after the greatest goalie of all time knitted before games, talked Chinese season ended in February 2015. He went back to his goal posts[[note]]has since become a common practice among modern goalies, many of whom grew up admiring him[[/note]], and refused to skate on Metta World Peace for an end-of-season stint in the red and blue lines during pre-game warm-ups, among other things.Italian league, followed by a return to the NBA.
8th Nov '15 11:06:41 AM nombretomado
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* Joel Heyman of the internet entertainment company Creator/RoosterTeeth. His idiosyncratic characters in RedVsBlue and the ''WebVideo/RoosterTeethShorts'' (in the latter of which he ostensibly plays himself) certainly qualify, but observations of Heyman outside of an acting capacity reveal that those characters likely have their roots in his real-life eccentric personality and quirky mannerisms.
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* Joel Heyman of the internet entertainment company Creator/RoosterTeeth. His idiosyncratic characters in RedVsBlue ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' and the ''WebVideo/RoosterTeethShorts'' (in the latter of which he ostensibly plays himself) certainly qualify, but observations of Heyman outside of an acting capacity reveal that those characters likely have their roots in his real-life eccentric personality and quirky mannerisms.
11th Oct '15 2:07:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Brandon Dicamillo, of ''Jackass'' and ''CKY'' fame. The various {{Cloudcuckoolander}} characters he portrays aren't too far off from how he actually is: when production was beginning on ''Jackass: The Movie'', he was asked about his availability, and stated that he wouldn't be able to be in the movie too much because most of his schedule for the forseeable future was reserved for ''playing video games''. He then ''showed the producers a Day Planner which showed his video game regimen for the next several months''! He also shows this off in ''VivaLaBam'', where they're taking cars apart in the junkyard for some quick money, while Dico does this by slamming the car with a sledgehammer, while screaming like a madman.
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* Brandon Dicamillo, of ''Jackass'' and ''CKY'' fame. The various {{Cloudcuckoolander}} characters he portrays aren't too far off from how he actually is: when production was beginning on ''Jackass: The Movie'', he was asked about his availability, and stated that he wouldn't be able to be in the movie too much because most of his schedule for the forseeable future was reserved for ''playing video games''. He then ''showed the producers a Day Planner which showed his video game regimen for the next several months''! He also shows this off in ''VivaLaBam'', ''Series/VivaLaBam'', where they're taking cars apart in the junkyard for some quick money, while Dico does this by slamming the car with a sledgehammer, while screaming like a madman.
4th Oct '15 11:41:39 PM Sharkenaa
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Added Sealand to nations.
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* Sealand: Located about 12 kilometers from the coast of England that sits atop a now disused World War II era sea fort. Sealand is a micronation which sovereignty is not recognised by any other nation on Earth, despite them claiming so.
4th Oct '15 11:22:06 PM Sharkenaa
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Added another eccentricity about Tesla.
* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla: He had an obsession with the number "three" and saw it as his lucky sign. Not to mention that he tried to build a DeathRay.
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla: He had an obsession with the number "three" and saw it as his lucky sign. Not to mention that he tried to build a DeathRay. DeathRay. He was also quite fond of pigeons.
20th Jul '15 10:54:21 AM nombretomado
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** From someone who worked with Aubrey in [[http://edwardlasher.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/my-goodness-do-they-like-to-cluck/ that production of ''The Ugly Duckling'']], she seemed fairly down to earth at 15 years of age. Still, it was her idea for the whole cast to walk into the McDonalds behind the theater and try to order "people mcnuggets".
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** From someone who worked with Aubrey in [[http://edwardlasher.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/my-goodness-do-they-like-to-cluck/ that production of ''The Ugly Duckling'']], she seemed fairly down to earth at 15 years of age. Still, it was her idea for the whole cast to walk into the McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds behind the theater and try to order "people mcnuggets".
24th Jun '15 9:37:12 PM JewelSparkles
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* Adam Young of Music/OwlCity. Just read his various tweets. Also, he does have Asperger's syndrome as well.
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