"...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 2, 2015

Weekend Link Dump


Welcome to the first Link Dump of 2015!  Relax!  Put your feet up!


Just like the cats.

On to the freshly-baked link goodness:

What the hell is in Antarctica?

What the hell happened in Australia on Christmas Eve 1974?

What the hell happens in Australia...well, pretty much all the time?

What the hell is the Piri Reis map?

Who the hell was King Tut?

Watch out for those cursed Transylvanian forests!

Watch out for those evil-monk-haunted pools!

Watch out for those Witch Pits!

Watch out for the London Burkers!

Idaho is really booming!

Santorin was really exploding!

Luminous Spectres and Electrical Kisses; or, Yet Another Reason Why the Victorians Were Completely Barmy.

Executed Today brings us this week's heartwarming family story.

The ghosts of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel.

This is one of those "topics I wish I had uncovered": The curious world of Orrill Stapp.

Psycho cycles!

A look at the last Frost Fair.

A little New York girl's happy New Year's Day, 1850.

That time Los Angeles banned "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."

That time Queen Victoria and the Turks came to the aid of Ireland.

That time a man stood trial for murdering a ghost.

The lotteries of Old London.

Science examines the ill-fated sailors of the Mary Rose.

Ray Bradbury's unproduced opera.

The era when traveling in comfort depended upon the gait of your horse.

Ever read Alfred Noyes' short story "The Midnight Express?"  (If not, you should.)  Well, this poor sod is living it.

And almost before you know it, another Link Dump is in the books. I'll see you Monday, with the tale of the "American Tichborne." In the meantime, this old town is filled with sin.

1 comment:

  1. The article about the banning of "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" is very interesting. Actors and directors worked to try to ban the film; such actions would appal them now, but I wonder what they would do if, as then, they felt their livelihoods threatened.

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