"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, March 29, 2013

Weekend Link Dump

Strange company is bustin' out all over.

Along with the cats.

Another day, another fake Edgar Allan Poe quote.  The "Allen" part is just the frosting on the stupid cake.

So, who's up for a little cadaver dissection poetry?

The beginning of the decline and fall of my favorite actress, Clara Bow.

The time an old Brooklynite battled a ghost in order to get his hands on some brandy. Needless to say, the ghost won.

Another ghost, this one from the Georgian era. Meet the dreaded Long Margery and her squeaks of doom.

Uncovering the grim history of Duffy's Cut.

An amazing Edwardian-era Welsh mansion gets a makeover.

In which we learn that Louis XIV had quite a beak on him.

The good news:  When a charming lady named Josephine became engaged, she got this lovely ring.  The bad news: She got Napoleon along with it.

Mystery Bloops.  With real-time audio!

"Hand Grenade Throwing As a College Sport."  The British Library has the only known catalog entry for this book.  Rule Britannia!

In case you're keeping score, yes, the Shroud of Turin debate will go on until the end of the world makes it all irrelevant anyway.

Castle Ring:  A Circle of High Strangeness.  Eh.  It all sounds like a weekend at my house.

Flapper power!  Climbing the Great Pyramid in high heels, 1920.

The Cat and the Frog:  An Improving Tale For Children that might actually help improve the little buggers.

Whatever happened to Miss Bearthina Hampton?

Undergraduate History, Illustrated.  I have seen the future, and it quite frankly scares the bejesus out of me.

See you Monday, gang, when I'll relate the heartwarming tale of Los Angeles' most beloved hammer murderess.  Fun for the whole family!

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