"...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 17, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

Some cats want to be well-read.

Others are happy to be, well, red.

Here's the latest serving of freshly-cut links:

Yet another look at that evergreen question:  What the hell happened to Amelia Earhart?

Who the hell is trying to tell us something?

What the hell was going on in 1980?

What the hell is the Space Station seeing?

Watch out for those perverted cat burglars!

Watch out for those devil fish!

Battle of the Green Mothmen?

The Mystery of the Tea Woman of Nevis.

The Great Sacred Cod Heist.

Someday soon, everyone may have a heart of gold.

Ready for an exciting new career challenge?

I'll bet these photos of famous writers looked great on the book jackets.

Elizabeth Chudleigh, who married not wisely and too well.

As Bill Crider would say, here's the plot for your next Scottish horror movie.

Cat vs. Medieval Monk.

Another day, another discovery that causes great problems for the historians...

If you're thinking of turning your home into a Haunted House Attraction, be very careful what you wish for...

The Tell-Tale Parakeet.

A video of Arthur Conan Doyle talking Sherlock and spiritualism.

Archaeology story of the week:  Could there be a "second" Lascaux cave?

Italian glaciers are revealing gruesome reminders of the horrors of World War I.

Possible success in identifying the victim in a famous 80-year-old murder case.

Short EsoterX:  Yup, we're better off dead.

Oh, sure, our ancestors had to deal with deadly milk, venomous cow intestines, toxic turkeys, and poisonous potato bugs, but by God, being able to read phrases like "perverted pusillanimous caninophobiacs" made it all worth while.

Aliens are everywhere!

Even in death, you can't get away from those psychologists.

A goldfinch, a novel, and a bit of serendipitous synchronicity.

The story of a medieval Mr. Ed, which--as medieval stories generally do--does not end well.

And, finally, the Iranians are giving us a heads-up that Edward Snowden's revealed that Nazi aliens are running the government.  Happy weekend.

That wraps it up for this week. So long till Monday, when I will be looking at an eerie San Francisco murder mystery.


  1. I can't wait to come home from work and dig into this list. Not Friday without it : )

  2. Another rich collection: My favs: Arthur Conan Doyle on film, the author mug shots (where are the ladies?!), the Tell Tale Parakeet, the sad WWI soldiers from the ice, and (blushing) Elizabeth Chudleigh's fancy dress costume!
    Thank you so much for the pusillanimous caninophobiacs and the Devil fish links! Makes my week!

    1. It *has* occurred to me that if you and EsoterX ever stop blogging, I'm going to be in some trouble on Fridays...


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