"...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, June 13, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

It's Friday the 13th!  Just remember...

Black cats are good luck!

And it's on to the links:

Where the hell did this golfing crocodile come from?

What the hell are Nessie's footprints?

What the hell is visiting Hinckley?

Pennsylvania is really screaming!

Watch out for those Cornish car door locks!

George Washington, Mother of our Country.

Or maybe it's just a really, really boring village.

England's shoes are being victimized by a foxy crime wave.

Margaret Gaulacher, nagged to death by Cotton Mather.

Some bad news for Charlemagne here.

The Wonder Hen who conquered New York, 1915.

I thought that this was appropriate, considering last Monday's post:  A brief history of 18th century hands.

"Spornosexual" sounds like the title of the world's worst X-rated science fiction film.  Which, now that I think of it, is a pretty apt description of the world nowadays.

Wild Talent:  H.G. Wells writes to Theodore Dreiser dissing Charles Fort, receives killer comeback line.

An illustrated guide to 1810 Cryer's Calls.  Duft ho!

Meeting Bigfoot in New Jersey, 1881.

Meeting Sea Serpents in Massachusetts, 1639.

Meeting Werewolves in Classical Antiquity.

A sad sequel to one of last week's links:  RIP, Poppy.

A how-to guide for prospective Yeti hunters.

A good example of why DIY guillotines are seldom a good idea.

Jekyll and Hyde meets California Dreamin'.  The results weren't pretty.

Lord Byron:  Just a boy and his dog.

Samples from the Dead Letter Office.  Don't ask for the return address.

I like knitting.  I like dogs.  I like men.  I actually think this one's kinda cute.

A short history of the executioner, one of those jobs where professionalism really counts.

Appropriately, the Victorians had the perfect fashion sense for those post-mortem photographs they liked so much.

Your Haunted iPad.

From Hell:  Was this the address of Jack the Ripper?

How to gamble like a proper Georgian wastrel.

And, finally, our Video of the Week: The Running of the Goats.

And it's a wrap! See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at one of the most unusual explorers in modern history.


  1. Replies
    1. It's one of those words that really needs to make a comeback.


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