"...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 26, 2013

Weekend Link Dump

Strange company is watching you.

Along with the cats.

This week's assortment of piping-hot weird internet goodness:

So, what the hell is this?

Jealous ghost or psycho stepmother?  You make the call.

This past week, I discovered The Greatest Blog That Has Ever Been, or Ever Will Be.  You're very welcome.

M. Vincent de Groof, the ill-fated Victorian Batman.

Tut-tut, tutty.

Was Max Jacobson the most dangerously influential doctor who ever lived?

Because around here, we just can't get enough of Medieval Cats.

A four-thousand year old woman who really knew how to take it with her.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand's car may not have been cursed, but it sure was weird.

Archaeologists think they have found Romeo and Juliet in Romania.  Or maybe not.

The L. A. Daily Mirror has Fun With Wikipedia!

Tsar Nicholas II:  Not too weak, but too strong?

In which we discover that F. Scott Fitgerald was much better-looking as a woman than as a man.

A tour of Japan's Crow Castle, one of the most beautiful battle fortresses you'll ever see.

A wonderful glimpse of life circa 1900.  On video!

Bigfoot has been found!  Or, at least, a really big foot.

Ah, for the days when fun-loving Victorians partied by impersonating sides of bacon.

Lions and tigers and raccoons, oh my!  The menagerie of George III.

And, finally, let's wrap it up with the Tweet of the Week:

That wraps it up, folks.  See you on Monday, where this confused chimp will explain how the kidnapping of a young heiress indirectly led to the founding of modern New Zealand.


  1. Great links. I spent way too much time not working this morning. Scary first wife, but aren't they always? :)

  2. Aw! Thanks for including me in the weekly roundup! I hoped you'd like the menagerie post. Now...what the hell IS that thing?

  3. This is GREAT stuff. Thanks :)

  4. Many thanks from Mrs Daffodil Digresses for including The Jealous Ghost and other links. You DO find the most amazing things. The Monster of Bruges?? Oh my.

    1. Hey, it was my pleasure. I love the Haunted Ohio site, too!

      For fairly obvious reasons, that's my kind of reading material.


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