"...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, January 3, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

The first Link Dump of 2014 has left Strange Company positively faint.

The cats feel the same.

Here's this week's Links 'R' Us:

What the hell did this Japanese pilot see?

What the hell are all these archaeological discoveries?

What the hell was the Croglin Vampire?

Corpus Christi is really booming!

Life in Pompeii:  If the volcanoes didn't get you, the giraffe-leg takeout did.

Meet the Worm Doctor of Shoreditch.

Century-old photo negatives, on ice.

Tempel Anneke, an unlucky, but very well-documented witch.

A look at the real Peter Pan.  A Lost Boy, indeed.

A Babylonian clay tablet...describing Noah's Ark?  An Ark that looked very like a flying saucer?

A 1200-year-old murder mystery.

Elderly Finns wearing the world's coolest hats.

"A is for Alcohol, a deadly poisonous thing..." A temperance poem guaranteed to drive anyone to drink.

Don't just dismiss this story.  One day, you've got growing, moving stones in your garden.  The next thing you know, they've formed the Rocks Are People Too Party and have successfully lobbied the EPA to issue a ruling making cement a protected species, so we all have to go back to using dirt roads and living in thatched huts.

Or something like that.

There might be giants?

Last week, we examined the various lunatic ways Victorians found to get themselves killed.  Time to give some equal time to the Tudor period, that glorious age where if the "madd cows" didn't get you, "playinge Christenmass games" did.

Need shooting locations for that apocalyptic horror movie you've always wanted to make?  Here are some excellent suggestions.

Want to know what sort of year 2013 was for the Loch Ness Monster?  Just follow this link!

Poe, Einstein, and "Eureka":  Was the 20th century genius upstaged by the 19th century genius?

So, I guess this means the head of the Department of Transportation is really Satan's Henchman.  Can't say I'm surprised.

You think your holiday family photos are scary?  Take a look at these pictures.

Shared simply because a humble blogger dreams of encountering headlines like this.

You know what else we dream of finding?  Satanic Squirrels!

Tibbles the Merciless, and nine more of our Cat Overlords.

And there you have it for this week, gang.  See you on Monday, with a mysterious story involving amnesia, missing persons, and murder.


  1. Loved the elderly Finnish. Now what's this about Tibbles...?

  2. Loving the devil building bridges, the squirrel-statue stabbing, and the Tudor deaths. But those stuff-of-nightmare Trovants are HORRID.

    1. Yeah, the Trovants are like something H.P. Lovecraft dreamed up, only to abandon the idea because he figured it was just too damn creepy.


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