Sunday, September 21, 2014

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Interest

Catnapped!: A Dead-End Job Mystery: Elaine Viets: 9780451466303: Books No more pussyfooting around! Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont have barely scratched the surface of the world of show cats when a cornered kitty kidnapper’s claws come out.... 

This is the latest in another of Judy's favorite series, and she's given me permission to say that she liked this entry a lot.

UFO Update

I still want to believe!: Multiple Sightings Of UFO Reported In Southern England

10 Hidden Images on Album Covers

10 Hidden Images on Album Covers 

Song of the Day

Jack Scott-Old Time Religion (1960) - YouTube:


19 Caves That Are Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real

Today's Vintage Ad

Joseph McNamara: R.I.P.

Mystery Fanfare: Joseph McNamara: R.I.P.

Cement (Not Concrete) Makes the Modern World Possible

Cement Makes the Modern World Possible: Concrete is one of those technologies that was used for centuries—in this case, by the Romans—and then had to be invented again centuries later. But once we rediscovered it, we were hooked. The only thing that humans consume more of, by volume, than water is cement, concrete's key ingredient. We use so much of the stuff that the cement industry is responsible, all on its own, for 5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.


Orlando Furioso (Richard Hodgens, tr) Pan 1973

Short Story Free for Kindle for a Limited Time

Mind Game (A Blanco County Short Story) - Kindle edition by Ben Rehder. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ The sheriff of Blanco County has a problem on his hands. One local resident is making vague threats—hypothetically speaking, of course—to unsettle another local resident, who stole the first man's girlfriend. The problem escalates and violence is almost certain, until the sheriff comes up with a brilliant and ironic solution.

You can also get this collection of short nonfiction articles free if you act now!  And why wouldn't you?

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Houston fires four cops and dismisses 6,000 tickets in overtime scheme

Will Radcliff, R. I. P.

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74: Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

The Most Popular Cocktail In Every State

The Most Popular Cocktail In Every State

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

These 15 Fearsome Deep Sea Creatures Aren't To Be Messed With.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Polly Bergen, R. I. P.

LA Times: Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

26 Ladies' Home Journal Predictions for 2001 (from 1901)

Fact Check: 26 Ladies' Home Journal Predictions for 2001 (from 1901)

Song of the Day

Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues.wmv - YouTube:

Atlantis Inexplicably Not Included

Once-Majestic Cities That Sank Beneath The Ocean

Today's Vintage Ad

The Weird Week in Review

The Weird Week in Review 

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee

Report: Brothers attack each other in fight over stolen okra 


Stella Hampton, Dark Quarters, Fabian, 1957

Comic Strip of the Day


Forgotten Hits: The Saturday Surveys (September 20th)

Forgotten Hits: The Saturday Surveys (September 20th)

Archaeology Update

Ancient Egyptian Woman With 70 Hair Extensions Discovered 

I Want to Believe!

The truth is out there... over Portsmouth! Silver disc-like UFO spotted moving over city as the Met Office say it ISN'T a cloud  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Croc Update (Three Stooges Edition)

'Lucky for me when we went underwater I saw him and poked his eye': Hunter tells of his amazing escape from the jaws of a crocodile as the beast dragged him under for a 'death roll'

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee A Flagler County woman is accused of drinking for nine hours and threatening her stepson with his pellet gun when he tried to prevent her from polishing off his liquor.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Or Maybe You Did

15 Words You Didn't Realize Were Named After People

Angus Lennie, R. I. P.

Telegraph: Angus Lennie, who has died aged 84, was a comedian turned actor best known for his portrayal of a British airman in the classic wartime action film The Great Escape (1963); he became a household name playing Shughie McFee, the Scottish motel chef in the television soap Crossroads. 

As the Hollywood star Steve McQueen’s “cooler” companion in The Great Escape, Lennie’s character, Flying Officer Archibald (“the Mole”) Ives, met a shocking end when he was machine-gunned after walking despondently to the perimeter wire of Stalag Luft III in broad daylight as if in a daze and clambering up it.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Living Simply in a Dumpster