"...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 31, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

A happy Chinese Year of the Horse!

All Strange Company can say about this week's assortment of links is...


And it's on with the show:

Oklahoma is really booming!

Watch out for those Goblin Suitcases!

As always, watch out for those Men in Black!  Especially if you live near a dam.

The Tell-Tale Skull.

So, Mr. Know-It-All Sherlock, not so smart after all, are you?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Excuse me.  The sudden rush of schadenfreude got to my head a bit.

The Call of Cathulhu.

Don't laugh at this.  Reading "Wuthering Heights" certainly made me wish I were dead.

Your heartwarming family history tale of the week:  Uncle Frank and His Hatboxed Head.


I'm 5' 9".  I think they came up with this study just to mess with my mind.

So, I suppose it comes down to this: the parts of the universe that aren't run by cats are lorded over by bees.

In which we learn that the Portal to Hell is not, as you assumed, Facebook, but a house in Indiana.

"Where have all the monsters gone, long time passing..."

Rethinking alchemy.  About bloody time, too.

Or maybe Kazakhstan is just the world's most boring country?

Here is the Key of Hell.  Go on, take a test drive!

For the record, there really was one survivor of the Russian Imperial family.

Chronicling the last days of Blackbeard.

To anyone who has read a newspaper in recent years, this will be completely understandable.

For everyone on the internet who has been asking the same question:  Yes, this is a very bad sign.

Uh, this may be the point when we all should look to the skies and shout, "WE'RE SORRY AND WE'LL NEVER DO IT AGAIN!"

Indonesia will see your Gobekli Tepe and raise you one Gunung Padang.  There really are few things I enjoy more than watching archaeologists get the vapors.

Russia will see your Stonehenge and raise you one Arkaim.

California will see your Scottish Nessie and raise you one...Friskie?

How a famous racehorse got a posthumous modeling career.

How the British died in colonial India.

Reagan's real Star Wars.

If a deal
Sounds just too pat
Be careful;
Perhaps smell a rat.

And that wraps up another Week of the Weird!  Tune in on Monday, when this blog will be investigating its second bizarre furnace death.


  1. I kinda wish I hadn't read the one about the head....

    1. Uncle Frank was quite the charmer, wasn't he?


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