Saturday, February 02, 2013

Andre Cassagnes, R. I. P.

Yahoo! News: Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy's maker said.

Hat tip to Art Scott.

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Created, The Destroyer (The Destroyer #1)Created, The Destroyer (The Destroyer #1): Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: When you're on death row, minutes from the electric chair, and a hook-handed monk offers to save your life if you'll just swallow a simple little pill... what've you got to lose? You take the pill. Then you wake up, officially "dead," in the back of an ambulance, headed for an undisclosed location. Welcome to your new life, working for CURE, the most secret, most deniable, most extra-judicial government agency ever to exist. Only the President knows about it, and even he doesn't control it. 

That's what happened to Remo Williams, a New Jersey cop framed for a murder he didn't commit. Framed by the very people who saved him, in fact. And now, trained in esoteric martial arts by Chiun, master of Sinanju, he's going to become the ultimate killing machine. Remo will be America's last line of defense against mad scientists, organized crime, ancient undead gods, and anything else that threatens the Constitution. Remo Williams is the Destroyer.

Peru Update

I think Judy and I had a pisco sour at every meal when we were in Peru.

The Raw Story: Peruvians on Saturday downed their national cocktail, the pisco sour, with a nationwide celebration of sipping and dancing — even opening a museum in its honor. 

The cocktail, made from a grape-based liquor called pisco, has been made in Peru since the 16th century. Added to it are a squirt or two of fresh lemon juice, sugar, egg white and crushed ice.

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

Above Suspicion
Titan Books is doing some great reprints.  Back in the '60s when I was reading spy novels by the truckload, I read many by Helen MacInnes in paperback. They've been out of print for years, but Titan is bringing them back.  Check 'em out.

Amazon.com: Above Suspicion (9781781161531): Helen Macinnes: Books: Richard and Frances Myles are preparing for their annual European summer vacation in 1939 when they are visited at their Oxford college by old friend Peter Galt, who has a seemingly simple job for them.  But in the heightened atmosphere of pre-war Europe, nobody is above suspicion, in fact the husband and wife are being carefully monitored by shadowy figures. 

Above Suspicion was MacInnes’ breakthrough book, a bestseller published in 1941 and released as a movie in 1943, directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray. 

“Hide and seek with death - in the shadow of terror... The hallmarks of a MacInnes novel of suspense are as individual and as clearly stamped as a Hitchcock thriller.” -The New York Times

Song of the Day

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (HQ) - YouTube:

I Found a Penny the Other Day

Man Finds Whale Vomit That Could Be Worth £100,000: If you happen to see a large yellow-ish rock on the beach, don’t just walk on by. Grab it and cash in. It could just be a very rare chunk of sperm whale vomit, a substance used to make perfume.

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I Report, You Decide

Is Your House Really Trying to Kill You?

The 5 Books That Inspire the Most Tattoos

The 5 Books That Inspire the Most Tattoos 

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Rex Stout, Three Doors to Death, Dell, 1952

And Keep Off His Lawn!

Metro News: A persistent pensioner caught with prostitutes three times in one night has been handed an Asbo, banning him from a city’s red light zones.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

NY Daily News: A security guard at Atlanta's Metro Mall videotaped himself Tasing the woman, who along with another woman and children were taunting him. The unidentified woman who got Tased got physical with Long just before the zap.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

How Could This Have Failed?

Nicolas Cage as Superman! Test picture from failed Tim Burton '90s movie project emerges

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

The Fast and the Foolish: Spendora Teen Christian Raines Leads Cops on Chase, Terrifies Passengers, Brags About Previous Exploits on Facebook 

10 Famous Authors on the Importance of Keeping a Journal

10 Famous Authors on the Importance of Keeping a Journal 

The Revenge of Margaret Brundage, 'The Queen of the Pulps'

The Revenge of Margaret Brundage, 'The Queen of the Pulps'

Hat tip to Peggy J. Hailey.

The Only 4 Super Bowl Ads Companies Know How to Make

The Only 4 Super Bowl Ads Companies Know How to Make 

Another Chance to Win a Book

POE'S DEADLY DAUGHTERS: Don't engage the copy editor

Wanna Win a Book?

Western Fictioneers: Six Sentence Saturday--Death Rides the Rails James J. Griffin

If the groundhog sees its shadow Feb. 2, why does that mean six more weeks of winter?

If the groundhog sees its shadow Feb. 2, why does that mean six more weeks of winter?

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (1949) trailer - YouTube:

Friday, February 01, 2013

Locus Magazine 2012 Recommended Reading List

Locus 2012 Recommended Reading List

Link via Boing Boing.

Harlan Ellison Update

Harlan Ellison Explores "7 Against Chaos" 

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

MOON LAKE
You can't go wrong with a book by Bille Sue Mosiman. If you haven't read her work, this would be a good time to begin.

MOON LAKE: Billie Sue Mosiman: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: A novel of youth corrupted and innocence lost. 

Angie moved with her father from St. Louis to the deep south town of Moon Lake, Mississippi. The lake was huge and peaceful, but the high school wasn't very friendly and Tyeson Dompier thought he owned the lake and everyone who lived around it. He wanted Angie for himself the way he'd had every girl he wanted, but his cruelty ruined everything. 

In the lake a monster lurked, lying in the weedy bottom, waiting the time it was needed to search out those who committed unforgivable sins. It was the monster of retribution, the hands of justice meted out to those born of evil. 

Angie and Tye begin a dance of revenge, death, and one of them will pay the ultimate penalty. One of them will face the lake creature's wrath...

Billie Sue Mosiman is the Edgar and Stoker Nominated author of more than 50 books. MOON LAKE was published originally by Pocket Books and for the first time appears in digital form after the author's revision.

Happy Birthday, Grand Central Station!


Grand Central Turns 100: A Look Back, Then And Now

Grand Central Turns 100: A Look Back, Then And Now

And Keep Off Her Lawn!

Great-grandmother shields toddler as tornado destroys home

Western Fictioneers: The Help You Get Along the Way

Western Fictioneers: THE HELP YOU GET ALONG THE WAY--by Cheryl Pierson

Song of the Day

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising - YouTube:

Frank R. Paul

This gallery proves Frank R. Paul still rules science fiction art

The 16 Best Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time

The 16 Best Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time

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The Rebel and the King

Actor Nick Adams chronicled time spent with Elvis Presley - latimes.com: 'The Rebel & the King' captures the adventures of the then young rising star and the already famous rock star in Hollywood and eight days Adams spent with Presley in the South in 1956. Adams' daughter came across the 1950s manuscript recently while going through the late actor's belongings.

Great photo at the link.  Natalie Wood looks totally starstruck.

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Rex Stout, The Mountain Cat Murders, Dell, 1944


All Righty, Then

Library turns to pole dancing to entice new readers

Michael Dirda reviews ‘Phantom Lady,’

Book World: Michael Dirda reviews ‘Phantom Lady,’

10 Football Movies For People Who Don't Care About Football

10 Football Movies For People Who Don't Care About Football

The Little Professor's Syllabus for Her Sherlock Holmes Course

The Curious Case of the Adapted Detective: Syllabus

10 Movies That Make Writing Look Incredibly Dangerous

10 Movies That Make Writing Look Incredibly Dangerous -- Lots of Spoilers

6 Unknown Artists Who Made All of Our Favorite Movie Moments

6 Unknown Artists Who Made All of Our Favorite Movie Moments

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

Police: Man points gun at another man “for staring at him”

Hat tip to John Duke.

Ed Koch, R. I. P.

The Daily Beast: It was the title of his best-selling memoir, followed by a sequel, “Politics,” and even an off-Broadway tribute to Hizzonor. With typical talent for good timing, Koch departed this world at age 88, just days after the debut of a new documentary on his three terms at City Hall. The news was announced by his longtime spokesman, George Arzt.

Forgotten Books: The Only Girl in the Game -- John D. MacDonald

When I saw this in a used-book store the other day, I couldn't resist.  I have an earlier printing, but I picked this one up to reread.  I don't know exactly how long it's been since I first read it, but it's bound to have been more than 45 years.  As you might expect, I didn't remember much about it.  

What I did remember was that the setting was Las Vegas.  Hugh Darren is the manager of the Cameroon Hotel, and he's playing it straight.  He has no involvement with the casino.  He's a hotel guy, and that's it.  He's also having an affair with one of the lounge singers, the only girl in the game.  She's 27, so feel free to object to the use of girl.  This book was published in 1960.  Nobody in the target audience would've objected then.

This isn't a mystery or even a crime novel, really.  It's just a novel, and it's one of those typical JDM books that makes you wonder if the author knew everything there was to know about everything.  His descriptions of the way the hotel is run, of the people who work there, of the Las Vegas setting and atmosphere are all detailed and complete.  MacDonald could do that book after book about seemingly anything he chose to write about, and even though the book was written more than 50 years ago, most of it still rings true.  Sure, there are a lot of '50s attitudes, but that's not what I'm talking about.  You'd have to read it to get the idea.

You won't know where the story's going.  I can promise you that.  There are a couple of things that I think will come as complete surprises.  The writing is, as always with MacDonald, top of the line.  He was writing before the law about "show, don't tell" was written, and he doesn't mind telling you things for page after page.  He'll even stop the main story to throw in 15 pages of backstory on a character.  And it doesn't matter.  You'll keep right on reading, or at least I did, because it's all so well done.

Throughout the '60s and '70s I read every book MacDonald wrote as soon as I could get my hands on it.  I remain a fan.

The Sea of Grass

The Sea of Grass Official Trailer #1 - Spencer Tracy Movie (1947) HD - YouTube:

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Financial Reality of a Genre Novelist

The Financial Reality of a Genre Novelist 

Excellent Article on the Author of the Malko Series

G�rard de Villiers, the Spy Novelist Who Knows Too Much - NYTimes.com: Last June, a pulp-fiction thriller was published in Paris under the title “Le Chemin de Damas.” Its lurid green-and-black cover featured a busty woman clutching a pistol, and its plot included the requisite car chases, explosions and sexual conquests. Unlike most paperbacks, though, this one attracted the attention of intelligence officers and diplomats on three continents.

Hat tip to Fred Blosser.

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Lee Mercer Jr. Is Already Running Television Ads For The Next Presidential Election

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Are You Listening? (The Fathomless Abyss)Are You Listening? (The Fathomless Abyss): J.M. McDermott: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: Are You Listening? Is a new short story by J.M. McDermott, author of the Dogsland Trilogy, set in the evolving shared world of the Fathomless Abyss. 

The Abyss has a top but no bottom. When you fall in, you fall forever. When the Crown closes, you make a new home for yourself among the captive population from a million worlds and a million epochs…or you die trying. 

For a sentient plant, the Abyss brings only pain and slavery, until it learns to speak. 

Are You Listening? is an introduction to an impossible new fantasy world from the creative minds of Philip Athans, Jay Lake, Mike Resnick & Brad R. Torgersen, Cat Rambo, and J.M. McDermott. 

Fall in with them, and find your place in the Fathomless Abyss.

Did He or Didn't He?

For sale, baby shoes, never worn: Did Hemingway Really Write His Famous Six-Word Story?

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

. . .  and keep off her lawn!

Report: Woman accused of kicking people's genitals, punching deputy

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

. . . and now it's the avocado assault!

Shopper throws a dip fit and sends grocer to hospital after avocado assault

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Song of the Day

Jefferson Starship Count On Me w Lyrics YouTube - YouTube:

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

Johnny Red - Angels Over Stalingrad: Volume 3 (Johnny Red: Stalingrad)
A Brit fighting for Russia in a stolen Hurricane?  Johnny Red was the star of a comic book series that began in the '70s, and if you like war comics, this is definitely a book to look at.  It's volume 3 in Titan's reprints.  Check 'em out.

Amazon.com: Johnny Red - Angels Over Stalingrad: Volume 3 (Johnny Red: Stalingrad) (9781848564381): Tom Tully, Joe Colquhoun, Garth Ennis: Books: After Johnny Redburn is discharged from the RAF for killing an officer, he takes to the skies in a stolen Hurricane. Soon, he meets the Falcon Squadron of the 5th Soviet Air Brigade, and begins his fight against Germany from the other side of the Iron Curtain! Includes a feature on Stalingrad by comics legend Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher, War Stories).

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Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear

Robot Alligator WBAGNFARB

With a robot alligator as mascot, KSC introduces Swamp Works 

10 of the Most Twisted Short Stories About Love

10 of the Most Twisted Short Stories About Love

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Errol Flynn, Beam Ends, Dell, 1947

A Virtual Tour of New York’s Real Speakeasies of the 1920s and ’30s

A Virtual Tour of New York’s Real Speakeasies of the 1920s and ’30s

I Miss the Old Days

This Is What Hollywood Used To Look Like: Turn-of-the-century Hollywood vs. 2013 Hollywood. Things are just a little different now.

The Secrets to Not Being a Terrible Writer

The Secrets to Not Being a Terrible Writer

Gator Update (Pro Football Edition)

Darnell Dockett goes alligator shopping 

Seth's Blog: Eleven things organizations can learn from airports

Eleven things organizations can learn from airports

Link via Boing Boing.

Color film of the Three Stooges from 1938

Color film of the Three Stooges from 1938

Best of the Year

Reflections:  Robert Silverberg talks about "best of the year" collections and then comments on the very first one from 1949.  Well worth a look for you SF readers.

Link via SF Signal.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray 1945 Original Trailer - YouTube:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Patty Andrews, R. I. P.

CNN.com: Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters, died at her Northridge, California, home Wednesday, her publicist Alan Eichler said. She was 94.

Tales of the U'tanse -- Henry Melton

Henry Melton's Project Saga is "a multi-volume, multi-thousand year tale of human destiny that began in Star Time and was continued in Kingdom of the Hill Country, which tells about what happened to one branch of humanity after a supernova flare sets civilization back a few hundred years.  Now there's another book, Tales of the U'tanse, which is about another branch of humanity, beginning with a small group (27 if I'm remembering correctly) that's been snatched from Earth to a distant plant to be the slaves of an alien race of hunters called the Cerik.  The Cerik are a vicious race that has no technology.  They're dependent on others to provide it.  First the Delense did it, and now the humans have been pressed into service.  The atmosphere of the Cerik planet is poisonous to humans, so that makes things even tougher than they might be.  The Cerik are likely to go on a killing spree at any time, and that doesn't help, either.

This collection is a generational saga, and it contains stories that I like to think John W. Campbell would have published in Astounding.  The humans live in terrible conditions, and in each story they're confronted by numerous problems that they have to solve (human problems and technological problems).  Melton has everything worked out in meticulous detail, and it's all believable and suspenseful.  Every enjoyable.

All the stories have appeared online for free at Henry's Stories.  I'm not much of an online reader, so I was glad to have this collection and be able to read them in an old-fashioned book.    

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Edge of Dark Water by Kasey Lansdale

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Texas crude oil tanks explode after smokers light up

Song of the Day

Why Can't We Be Friends- War LYRICS - YouTube:

The Brits Lead the Way

Assisted living facility hires strippers and escorts to provide residents “holistic care”

Hat tip to Michael Bracken.

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Redemption (A Noah Milano novelette)Redemption (A Noah Milano novelette): Jochem Vandersteen: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: REDEMPTION - a Noah Milano novelette Twenty years ago he tortured and killed a young boy. Now he is out of prison, ready to find redemption confronting the victim's parents. He hires Noah Milano, security specialist and son of LA's biggest mobster to protect him. When the unexpected happens it's up to Noah Milano to do what he thinks is right and make sure justice is done.

Here's the Plot for My Next Big Hollywood Thriller

'Most beautiful woman in the world' Gina Lollobrigida in bizarre sham wedding plot as ex fiance 'marries' imposter 'in bid to claim her estate when she dies'

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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I Miss the Old Days

29 Pictures Of '80s Pop Culture At The Reagan White House

Greg Carroll, R. I. P.

Jefferson Post - R B great Greg Carroll dies at 83: R&B legend and pillar of the Ashe community Greg Carroll died Friday of an aneurysm at his Creston home. 

He was 83. 

Born John Wayne Carroll in 1928, he figured prominently in the early 1950s doo-wop musical style as a founding member of the Baltimore vocal quartet The Four Buddies, whose Savoy Records hit “I Will Wait” reached #3 during its nine-week run on the charts in the spring of 1951.

This One Hits Close to Home

“On Hoarding” (by John Boland) | SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN

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Gerald Butler, The Unafraid (Kiss the Blood Off My Hands), Dell, 1948

Or Maybe You Did

Photos of Cultural Icons You Never Knew Hung Out

Ten Spaghetti Cowboys that shaped the genre

You've been Djangoed! Ten Spaghetti Cowboys that shaped the genre 

How Much Should eBooks Cost?

David Biddle: How Much Should eBooks Cost?

16 Reasons You MUST Revisit "Murder, She Wrote"

16 Reasons You MUST Revisit "Murder, She Wrote"

Croc Update (Dolphin Edition)

Experts identify new dolphin-like crocodile in ancient fossils

The Fascinating Last Photographs of Famous People

The Fascinating Last Photographs of Famous People 

Who Knew?

I was the leg in The Graduate poster! Actress Linda Gray reveals how she stood in for Anne Bancroft in shoot for 1967 movie

6 Stirring Speeches From America's Best Fictional Presidents

The Late Movies: 6 Stirring Speeches From America's Best Fictional Presidents 

Roughly Speaking

Roughly Speaking (1945) trailer - YouTube:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Latest Getting Away With Murder Now On-line

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER #75 FEBRUARY 2013

2013 DILYS AWARD NOMINEES

Mystery Fanfare: 2013 DILYS AWARD NOMINEES

Song of the Day

(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame - YouTube:

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And Keep Off Her Lawn!

Grandmother sues city, police department over June flash grenade incident

What’s the Difference Between a Boat and a Ship?

What’s the Difference Between a Boat and a Ship?

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

Colder than Hell (Dead Man #16)Colder than Hell (Dead Man #16): Anthony Neil Smith, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: On the road to Fargo, North Dakota, Matt Cahill is trapped in a hellacious blizzard on a frozen, traffic-choked interstate. He's stalked by an escaped murderer and the guards who were transporting him--all of them seemingly possessed by a mutant virus that spreads quickly among the others trapped in their cars, turning everyone into crazed zombies. Matt struggles with a small band of survivors to find the source of the horrific plague before it claims them all. The odds are against any of them surviving the night....and that includes Mr. Dark.

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George Harmon Coxe, The Lady is Afraid, Dell, 1947


Burma-Shave signs

The '60s at 50: February 1963: Burma-Shave signs

Hollywood’s trash, our treasure

Hollywood’s trash, our treasure: 17 salvageable flops from the late-winter dumping ground 

Yet Another List I'm Not On

The Authors with the Juiciest Love Lives

The Most Beautiful Record Stores in the World

The Most Beautiful Record Stores in the World

Bigfoot Update

Bigfoot sighting or high school hoax? Teens 'capture photos of Sasquatch in West Virginia forest'

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

15 Temporarily Banned Episodes of Popular TV Shows

15 Temporarily Banned Episodes of Popular TV Shows 

Western Comics

Western Fictioneers: Western Comics Focus: John Ostrander

17 Celebrities Before They Were Bald

17 Celebrities Before They Were Bald

Overlooked Movies: Annie Get Your Gun

I don't know why I keep using the "overlooked movies" title, since some of you are bound to be familiar with this one, as with a lot of the others I've mentioned.  The reason I'm talking abou Annie Get Your Gun is just nostalgia.  It's the first movie musical I remember seeing, and I was hugely impressed with it for several reasons, but mainly Betty Hutton.  I was eight or nine when I saw this the first time, and I thought she was wonderful. 

Besides Hutton, there's Technicolor, there's the rest of the great cast, and there are the songs.  The ones I really liked were "Anything You Can Do" and "There's No Business Like Show Business," but there are three or four or five others that I liked almost as well.  I must have, since I've never forgotten them.  Is it unPC in its depiction of Native Americans.  Definitely. If that kind of thing bothers you, don't even watch the trailer.

Howard Keel was in several other musicals that impressed me during the '50s: Show Boat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Kiss Me, Kate.  Betty Hutton never did anything again that I much cared for.  She was in The Greatest Show on Earth, but that part was nothing like this one.  Merman did it on Broadway, and Garland was the first choice for the film, but Hutton owned it.

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun (Original Trailer) - YouTube:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Song of the Day

Rings - Cymarron - YouTube:

'Pride And Prejudice' Turns 200 :

'Pride And Prejudice' Turns 200 : NPR

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Orange UK: A Texan woman has made all eleven Dr Whos - from crotchet.

Today's Vintage Ad


10 Great Hoaxes of the 18th Century

10 Great Hoaxes of the 18th Century

What is Noir, Anyway?

Crossroads: What is Noir, Anyway?

Link via SF Signal.

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Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Mr. Quin, Dell, 1952

Lewis Carroll Quotes: Happy Birthday Mr Dodgson!

Lewis Carroll Quotes: Happy Birthday Mr Dodgson!

The 36 Greatest Supervillain Musical Numbers of All Time

The 36 Greatest Supervillain Musical Numbers of All Time

18 Funny Restaurant Signs

18 Funny Restaurant Signs

Vintage Penguin Book Covers

David Pelham’s Fantastic Vintage Penguin Book Covers 

Why is a Fake Doctor Called a Quack?

Why is a Fake Doctor Called a Quack?

The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture

The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture 

Let the Popping Begin!

Bubble Wrap  Appreciation Day: Are you celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day?

New Poem at The 5-2

The 5-2 : Crime Poetry Weekly: Paul Hostovsky

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes (1948): Trailer HQ - YouTube:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, R. I. P.

| SPIN | Newswire: Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman and founder of legendary funk group Ohio Players, passed away on Saturday at the age of 69, according to a post on his Facebook page. No other details are available, but an official family announcement says he passed away quietly in his hometown of Trotwood-Dayton, Ohio.

Anthony Neil Smith: How COLDER THAN HELL Made Me a Better Writer

Anthony Neil Smith:  The Dead Man: How COLDER THAN HELL Made Me a Better Writer

Get 'em All, if You Haven't Already!

Kindle Daily DealAmazon.com: Kindle Daily Deals: Today only, save on the first 13 books in the "Dead Man" series of original short novels that blend horror and classic adventure.

Song of the Day

Jack Scott - Save my soul - YouTube:

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First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

Naked drunk woman drives car into her naked fiance

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

10 Fascinating Facts About The Real Dracula

10 Fascinating Facts About The Real Dracula 

Top 10 Cities That Didn’t Exist in 1960

Top 10 Cities That Didn’t Exist in 1960 

Happy Birthday, Angela Crider!

My daughter and my mother in 1969.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

. . . and now the Huffing Disturbance:

Police Respond to Huffing Disturbance

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Leslie Ford, Ill Met by Moonlight, Dell, 1943

New Story at BEAT to a PULP

BEAT to a PULP :: One Ashore in Singapore :: Andrew Nette

Jack Kerouac Update

Check Out A Young Jack Kerouac In His 1943 Naval Reserve Mug Shot

20 Mind-Blowing Color Pics Of Early 1900s Paris

20 Mind-Blowing Color Pics Of Early 1900s Paris

Sometimes I Don't Miss the Old Days

The '60s at 50: January 1963: Vietnam

5 Vegetables That Cause Weird Physical Reactions

5 Vegetables That Cause Weird Physical Reactions

10 Defunct Languages or Writing Systems

10 Defunct Languages or Writing Systems 

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes Official Trailer #1 - Herbert Marshall Movie (1941) HD - YouTube: