"...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, February 8, 2019

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump spotlights Strange Company's team of editors.







What the hell are these booms?

Another case of a premonitory dream.

Arthurians take note: manuscript fragments dealing with Merlin have been discovered.

The scientist who believes an alien spaceship is passing through our solar system.

Medieval poetry time!  A look at Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Did they or didn't they?  They died for it, at any rate.

My Deadly Valentine.

Pauline Bonaparte on Elba.

An 18th century career guide.

Mysterious fireballs and Men in Black.

Childbirth in the Regency era.

Invalids in the Victorian era.

Ireland's first c-section.

Victorians certainly loved their mourning tat.

In praise of anomalies.

Felix Nadar and his giant balloon.

William Windham vs. Napoleon.

The Brewers of Windsor.

In which we learn the White House once had an official Squirrel Feeder.

You want to know the weirdest item in the declassified CIA archives?  Yes, why did I even bother to ask.

This week in Russian Weird: they're still trying to figure out what in hell happened at Dyatlov Pass.

A little piece of India in Woking.

An influential 19th century political couple.

The world of matrimonial ads.  Yes, Belle Gunness makes a cameo.

Cries of Old London.

The mascot of the Carpathia.

Authors, there is such a thing as making your novel too realistic.

Prehistoric bling.

How the pyramids of Giza have changed.

A fan glossary.

The man who died for his hat.

Scenes from the guillotine.

A professional human statue.

Question:  If you make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, don't you cease to be the World's Least Successful Author?

If you want to delve into UFOs and alien abductions, be warned:  things can get very very weird.


That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a remarkable reincarnation account.  In the meantime, here's a classic bit of country noir:


1 comment:

  1. I'd read about William Windham back when I contemplated writing espionage stories set in the Napoleonic era. Windham - or someone patterned on him - would have figured prominently.

    By the way, the Strange Company editor smoking the pipe... Doesn't he look quite a bit like 'Lou Grant'?

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