"...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, April 25, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

Strange Company says, "Rejoice!  It's Friday!"

And the cats answer, "Big deal."

On to this week's Link Library:

What the hell is happening to streetlights?

What the hell happened in the Rendlesham forest?

What the hell is sending radio signals through the universe?

Watch out for that Flirty Fishing!

Watch out for John Farkas!

Watch out for the ghosts of your murder victims!

Watch out for those Russian ghost cars!

Watch out for those Japanese Fire Horses!

Olympia is really humming!

A look at what it's like to interview psychopaths for years.  Anyone who's spent an extended amount of time on social media will be able to relate to this one.

And this, kids, is why it's not a good idea to release over a million balloons into the air at once.

Lincoln's assassination, as noted in the D.C. police blotter.

A rare look at how most women really dressed in the 19th century.

In the mood for some vintage photos of France?  Here's the blog for you!

Exorcising Nessie.

Exorcising Prince Edward Island.

How to make Bronze Age beer.

Oh, just another story about a guy and his geese going sailing on the Thames.

A tale of a mysterious house key.

Last week, I introduced you to DIY mermaids.  The next step?  Why, DIY mummified fairies, of course!

Jan Ziska, a different drum, indeed.

The world's first trans-Atlantic stowaway.

Showed him, didn't she?

Oh, sweet freaking Jesus.

The last casualty of World War I:  Appropriately enough for the Great War, it was a pitiful, weird, and altogether unnecessary death.

Some Boos for the Boos:  A slice of early 20th century Los Angeles Noir.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Philander Worden!

E.B. White presents us with a little dog poetry.

The revered heart of pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.

The story of India's first female monarch.

Photos of New Yorkers at work, 1896.

New York's Great Peacock Standoff, 1935.

So, on top of everything else, Adolf Hitler was a lazy sod.

George Washington's hippopotamus.

Quote of the week: "It's not every day you see someone taking a fish for a walk."

And, finally, a video that gives a glimpse of Crazy Cat Lady Heaven:

Well, there you have it for this week. See you on Monday, when I look at two mysterious disappearances made famous by Charles Fort...and present a long-forgotten solution to the puzzle.


  1. Oh, your cat. That "big deal" slouch. Zero f's given. LOVE IT.

    1. That's Kate's favorite pose. World-weary, she is.


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