"...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, September 25, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by one of our favorite organizations, the Fellowship of Lucky Black Cats:

Who the hell killed Huey Long?

Who the hell were the Polish vampires?

Who the hell is "Benjaman Kyle?"  Now he knows, even if we don't.

What the hell is this air raid siren?

What the hell happened in Great Wyrley?

Watch out for those pixies!

Watch out for those Siberian Traps!

Watch out for those ghost dancers!

Watch out for those headless rectory-robbing ghosts!

Watch out for that causality!

Britain is really booming!

George Canning, the politician who was both hated and indispensable.

That time Indiana had a millionaire policewoman.

The loyalty of dogs.

A visit to Samuel Pepys' church.

Scottish cave with some ghoulish ancient relics.

A Swedish island with some puzzling ancient relics.

Some photos from back when Los Angeles was still a fun place to live.

How an 18th century Englishwoman became The Black Widow of Jamaica.

Opium addiction in the early 19th century English countryside.

The King's Caracal.

Another example of why the 18th century was the Golden Age of sex scandals.

Another example of why the 18th century was the Golden Age of Eccentrics.

Gambling with death.

A pre-Roman grave has been found in Pompeii.

Eating like a Hittite, or why archaeologists have the coolest buffet tables.

How to be a professional corpse.

WWI, the bar fight.

Yes, Virginia, there is a con man.

A century-old murder is finally confirmed.

The apple trees are mighty strange in Ukraine.

Well, all righty.

A sailor cat's well-earned retirement.

Celebrating St. Matthew's Day.

The man who bought Stonehenge.

Is "America's Stonehenge" a hoax?

How to be swindled in 19th century London.

Aboriginals have long memories.

The costs of an early 19th century execution.

This one's for all you lorgnette fans.

Almond puddings in guts, anyone?

An utterly charming Lake District home.

An unusual 19th century acquittal.

The death of an apple pie.

Samuel Johnson's diploma.

The treacherous 19th century cat.

This week in Russian Weird.

Flappers run amok!

And, finally, a couple of friends sharing a relaxing weekend.

And we're done for the week! See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at a tale of witchcraft and murder. In the meantime, here's the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. Goodnight and safe home!


  1. Such great photographs of Los Angeles from the old days, back when film noir was usually in black and white!

  2. I think Polish vampires are called wampires?


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