Saturday, January 24, 2015

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Extensive private collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia auctioned off in Texas: A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, including a lock of the 16th U.S president’s hair, will be up for auction in Dallas on Saturday, months before the United States marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination.

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


My review of the first book in this series can be found here.

SOULS OF THE DEAD, the second book in Bob Randisi's Hit Man with a Soul trilogy, is now available at Amazon and B&N.com from Down & Out Books.
    This is what was said about last year's UPON MY SOUL--

 “Leave it to master-storyteller Robert Randisi to come up with a soulful new spin on the hitman genre. Sangster is a unique addition to the ranks of killers for hire.” —Max Allan Collins, creator of QUARRY

  “As many excellent hitman novels as there have been over the years…you wouldn’t think there would be much left to do with the sub-genre. But you’d be wrong, as Robert J. Randisi…proves quite handily. —James Reasoner, author of Texas Wind

 “…an ambitious, fast-paced thriller that plunges readers headlong into the world of professional hitmen…author Randisi promptly throws some fresh twists into his tale that amp up the excitement and suspense all the more.” —Wayne D. Dundee, author of the Joe Hannibal PI series

       SOULS OF THE DEAD find ex-hit man Sangster back in New Orleans dealing with an attack on his good friend, Ken Burke, who is in an unexplainable coma. He wades into the world of Voodoo Queens, deities and spells to discover the answer, all the while being stalked by another hit man who wants to take his shot as the master. 

       About SOULS OF THE DEAD author Gary Phillips had this to say:
“Taut, clever and gritty, under the sure hand of Robert Randisi, The Souls of the Dead is an unputdownable crime story with a rough-hewn charm.  Bring me more Sangster.”
     -- Gary Phillips, author of Treacherous: Ruffians,
        Grifters and Killers

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

Song of the Day

Swingin Medallions: ( Double Shot ) Of My Baby's Love ( 1966 ) - YouTube:

6 Nightmarish Things People Did for Fun Before Electricity

6 Nightmarish Things People Did for Fun Before Electricity

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The Weird Week in Review

The Weird Week in Review 

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John Baker White, The Big Lie, Pan, 1958

Amazing Automatons, Robots & Victorian Androids

Amazing Automatons, Robots & Victorian Androids  

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9 Celebrity #TBT Photos You May Have Missed This Week

9 Celebrity #TBT Photos You May Have Missed This Week

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Rosenberg Police Release the Least Helpful Police Sketch of All Time

Ernie Banks, R. I. P.

ESPN Chicago: "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

Or Maybe You Have

The 10 Best Horror Books You've Never Read

30 Beautiful Vintage Dust Jackets

30 Beautiful Vintage Dust Jackets

Friday, January 23, 2015

Edgar Froese, R. I. P.

Electronica pioneer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream dead at 70: Edgar Froese, whose band Tangerine Dream crafted an ambient and futuristic sound that set the stage for generations of electronic artists, has died, his son said Friday. He was 70.

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

Blood Feud (Fight Card) - Kindle edition by Jack Tunney, Tim Tresslar, Paul Bishop, David Foster. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.: Dubai, 2015…David Garrett never could walk away from a fight. Even when a covert mission to nab a terrorist went wrong, leaving fellow CIA agents dead and Garrett holding the bag, he had to be forced to stand down. Angry and disillusioned, he returned to his native Chicago where he engaged in off-the-books bouts for money, settled scores and made new enemies. Still, the unfinished business eats at him. Then Melissa, his former lover and fellow CIA agent, surfaces. She tells him one of the men responsible for the debacle in Iraq has surfaced. Like Garrett, the man is a fighter and on the card for an exhibition bout in Dubai. Would Garrett come back for one last mission? Garrett never could walk away from a fight. Even one that could kill him…

SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy

19 Reasons SkyMall Was Too Good For This World

HWA Announces Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee as 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners |

HWA Announces Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee as 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners |

I Want to Believe!

But I don't want to invest!
Put your money where your foot is: Bigfoot believer plans IPO to fund search

Free for Kindle for a Limited Time

Amazon.com: The Very Best of Charles de Lint eBook: Charles de Lint: Kindle Store

15 Words and Phrases from 1915

15 Words and Phrases from 1915

Who Says TV Is Out of Ideas?

truTV Orders Shaquille O’Neal Workplace Comedy

Song of the Day

Roy Orbison - Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart (1966) - YouTube:

The Dark History of Seven Places Branded by Bloodshed

The Dark History of Seven Places Branded by Bloodshed

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Literary Mean Girls: A Hall of Fame

Literary Mean Girls: A Hall of Fame 

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Pearl S. Buck, Command the Morning, Pan, 1962

I Miss the Old Days

15 Retro Fragrances and Their Cheesy Commercials

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Texas Cops On Hunt For Pair Of Dopey iClods

She Wants to Believe!

‘My reports of seeing a monster were not taken seriously’ — woman says she saw Bigfoot in Angus

Uh-Oh

Simon West To Direct ‘The Blob’ Remake 

Good Dog

Sit, stay, fall over: Brewery markets ‘dog beer’   

Hat tip to Art Scott.

Murray Leinster and the Moon

Murray Leinster and the Moon

FFB: Gun Glory for Texans -- Marshall McCoy (Lenonard Meares)

The estimable George Kelley reviewed this one a while back, and he even sent my a copy of the book, which is all of 84 pages long.  I'm all for short books, as you know, but the problem with this one is that it should have been longer.  The print is so tiny that I thought I might need a magnifying glass to read it.  But I managed without one.  

Let's start with the title.  It has nothing to do with anything.  It sounds good, though, but what mattered to readers, I'm sure, was that it was a Larry & Streak Western.  As you can see that notation is a lot bigger than the title on the cover.  These two Texas Hellions (as they're often called) were featured in plenty of books.  They were originally Larry Valentine and Stretch Emerson in McCoy's Australian paperbacks, but they became Larry Vance and Streak Everett in the U.S.  There's a passage in this book where McCoy explains why "Streak" is an appropriate name for Everett, but what it really explains is why "Stretch" is an appropriate name.  He's six feet, six inches tall.  Larry, whom Streak calls "Runt" occasionally, is merely six feet, three inches tall.

The two hellions are drifters, and they always drift into situations that involve fist fights and gunplay.  This time they're drifting along when they encounter (roughly speaking) the head of a railroad who's traveling incognito.  As a result of his improbable kidnapping by train robbers, he looks more like a tramp than a railroad magnate, and Larry and Streak don't believe a word of his story.  They're willing to help him out, however, and the situation they find themselves in is one familiar to anybody who's seen a B-western or read a western novel or two.  The evil rancher is trying to buy the land of the old bird who won't let go of his property.  Naturally the evil rancher has brought in a fast gun and lots of bad guys to help out.  Naturally they'll prove to be no match for Larry and Streak.  

It's not the tale, however, but the telling, and McCoy does a good job of it, injecting a lot of humor in among the fist fights and the shooting.  In a way, it's like a tall tale, and entertaining all the way.  Check it out.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

John Bayley, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: John Bayley, an Oxford don and literary critic who found an international readership with his memoir “Elegy for Iris,” a moving account of his life with the novelist Iris Murdoch, his wife, after she was struck by Alzheimer’s disease, died on Jan. 12 at his home in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. He was 89.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Everybody Does It

NYTimes.com: For every N.F.L. game, each team has 12 to 20 balls that it has meticulously groomed and prepared according to the needs of its starting quarterback. The balls, brushed and primed using various obvious and semisecret techniques, bear the team logo and are switched out from sideline to sideline depending on which team is on offense.

Comic Strip of the Day

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Song of the Day

Traveling Wilburys - Wilbury Twist [1990, Subtitled] - YouTube:

Written in the Pen

Written in the Pen: Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first prime minister) once said, “All my major works have been written in prison. I would recommend prison not only to aspiring writers, but to aspiring politicians, too.” Here are some other notable jailhouse jotters who seem to agree with that advice.

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John Buchan, A Prince of the Captivity, Pan, 1962

6 Ways Your Brain Is Lying To You Every Minute Of The Day

6 Ways Your Brain Is Lying To You Every Minute Of The Day

300 Movies Edited Into A Single Trailer

300 Movies Edited Into A Single Trailer  

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10 Baffling World War I Mysteries We May Never Solve

10 Baffling World War I Mysteries We May Never Solve 

Vintage Treasures: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

Vintage Treasures: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin  

Judy and I heard Martin read from this at an Aggiecon when it was a novel in progress, and we both knew we'd have to read it.  We liked it a lot when when we did, and it became one of Judy's favorite vampire novels.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nicolas Cage Update

Nicolas Cage to Star in Osama Bin Laden Satire From 'Borat' Director 

The History of the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar: Start with nine very determined knights and a couple of sacred oaths. Add a jealous and vindictive king, a puppet pope, a mysterious wagon train, and a medieval “celebrity roast,” and you get the amazing -and sometimes bizarre- story of the warrior-monks known as the Knights Templar.

Song of the Day

Honey Hush - Big Joe Turner - ATLANTIC 45-1001 (1953) - YouTube:

10 Women Warriors Forgotten By History

10 Women Warriors Forgotten By History

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Classic cars on the big screen

Classic cars on the big screen  

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“Boredom, and Other Cures for the Modern World” (by Antony Mann)

“Boredom, and Other Cures for the Modern World” (by Antony Mann) | SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN: Antony Mann is an Australian writer who grew up in and currently lives near Sydney. His work first appeared in EQMM in 2002.

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Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate, Pan, 1962

Edgar Award Nominees

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 206th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at our 69th Gala Banquet, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

BEST NOVEL

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
Wolf by Mo Hayder (Grove/Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press)
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)
The Final Silence by Stuart Neville (Soho Press)
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown)
Coptown by Karin Slaughter (Penguin Randomhouse – Ballantine Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman (W.W. Norton)
Invisible City by Julia Dahl (Minotaur Books)
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)
Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie (Minotaur Books – A Thomas Dunne Book)
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (Crown Publishers)
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur Books – A Thomas Dunne Book)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Albani (Penguin Randomhouse – Penguin Books)
Stay With Me by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
The Barkeep by William Lashner (Amazon Publishing – Thomas and Mercer)
The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson (Llewellyn Worldwide – Midnight Ink)
The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

BEST FACT CRIME

Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America by Kevin Cook (W.W. Norton)
The Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
The Other Side: A Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson (Tin House Books)
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)
The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation by Harold Schechter (Amazon Publishing – New Harvest)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis by Charles Brownson (McFarland & Company)
James Ellroy: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Jim Mancall (Oxford University Press)
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: Classic Film Noir by Robert Miklitsch (University of Illinois Press)
Judges & Justice & Lawyers & Law: Exploring the Legal Dimensions of Fiction and Film by Francis M. Nevins (Perfect Crime Books)
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker (W.W. Norton – Countryman Press)

BEST SHORT STORY

"The Snow Angel" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Doug Allyn (Dell Magazines)
"200 Feet" – Strand Magazine by John Floyd (The Strand)
"What Do You Do?” – Rogues by Gillian Flynn (Penguin Randomhouse Publishing – Ballantine Books)
"Red Eye" – Faceoff  by Dennis Lehane vs. Michael Connelly (Simon & Schuster)
"Teddy" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Brian Tobin (Dell Magazines)

BEST JUVENILE

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Clarion Books – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith  (Quirk Books)
Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)
Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano (Penguin Young Readers Group – Kathy Dawson Books)
Fake ID by Lamar Giles (HarperCollins Children’s Books - Amistad)
The Art of Secrets by James Klise (Algonquin Young Readers)
The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“The Empty Hearse” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Mark Gatiss (Hartswood Films/Masterpiece)
“Unfinished Business” – Blue Bloods, Teleplay by Siobhan Byrne O’Connor (CBS)
“Episode 1” – Happy Valley, Teleplay by Sally Wainwright (Netflix)
“Dream Baby Dream” – The Killing, Teleplay by Sean Whitesell (Netflix)
“Episode 6” – The Game, Teleplay by Toby Whithouse (BBC America)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

"Getaway Girl" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine By ZoĆ« Z. Dean (Dell Magazines)

GRAND MASTER

Lois Duncan
James Ellroy

RAVEN AWARDS

Ruth & Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
Kathryn Kennison, Magna Cum Murder

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Charles Ardai, Editor & Founder, Hard Case Crime

* * * * * *

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Tuesday, April 28, 2015)

A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton (Minotaur Books)
The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey (Minotaur Books)
Invisible City by Julia Dahl (Minotaur Books)
Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller (Minotaur Books)
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

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The EDGAR (and logo) are Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the Mystery Writers of America, Inc.

10 Unsolved Mysteries From The Wild West

10 Unsolved Mysteries From The Wild West 

The 50 Sexiest Literary Villains

The 50 Sexiest Literary Villains 

I'm Waiting for the Return of the 8-Track

Are cassette players really going to make a comeback?: “We know that many of our customers have been buying cassette players for older friends and family to enjoy their favorite music from the 60s, 70s and 80s,” says Argos audio buyer Rachel Bartram.

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Texas Man Cashes in 500 Pounds of Pennies

The Professor Jameson Space Adventures by Neil R. Jones

The Shock of the Old: The Professor Jameson Space Adventures by Neil R. Jones

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A. Merritt: Forgotten Father

Forgotten Father: The tastes of one generation are not necessarily those of another and literature is no more exempt from the alienating power of time than any other form of art. Realizing this doesn’t make it any less surprising when one encounters an artist wildly popular in his own day but largely unknown in the present. Such an artist was Abraham Grace Merritt, who was born today in 1884.

New Poem at the Five-Two

The Five-Two: Bruce Harris: UP AND DOWN AT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

They Want to Believe!

Top 10 states with the most UFO sightings

Song of the Day

Janis Joplin - Cry Baby - YouTube:

10 Lost Works That Could Transform Their Makers' Reputations

10 Lost Works That Could Transform Their Makers' Reputations 

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Every Thomas Pynchon Novel, Briefly Ranked

Every Thomas Pynchon Novel, Briefly Ranked 

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John D. MacDonald, Death Trap, Pan, 1964

Yet Another List I'm Not On

National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2014 Prize

Tom Rizzo Picks His Favorite B-Western Hero

Western Fictioneers: MY FAVORITE B-WESTERN HERO by Tom Rizzo

They Never Said It

15 Great Quotes You Wish They’d Said (But They Didn’t!)

Soon We'll Have No Rights Left at All

Georgia Cop Tickets Motorist For Eating McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder While Driving 

This is what dead Cthulhu dreams of as he waits In his house at R'lyeh

011915lovecraft_Beer.jpegGothamist: H.P. Lovecraft has inspired generations of authors, artists and now beer makers, with the release of a new beer inspired by the works of the "Father of Modern Horror." Rhode Island's Narragansett Beer has begun a new beer collection dubbed the Lovecraft Series, which pays homage to the Providence-born author, who was also born in the same year the brewery was founded.

Overlooked Movies -- Madigan

If you like gritty cop movies and haven't see Madigan, you've missed a good one.  Look at the cast on the poster there on the left.  How could you go wrong?  And check out the director.  When it comes to cop movies, Don Siegel is hard to beat.  One puzzling omission is that Steve Ihnat's name isn't there.  He practically steals the show as a crazed killer that Madigan (Richard Widmark) and his partner have 72 hours to catch.  The have only 72 hours because that's how long the commissioner (Henry Fonda) gives them after Ihnat, whom they've already caught once, turns the tables on them and takes their guns.

Fonda has plenty of other problems, too, some personal, some departmental.  As you can see in the poster, the book the movie is based on is The Commissioner, but although he's the title character in the book, it's Widmark who's the one with the big role in the movie.  

This isn't one of those movies that's like a TV series where everything is wrapped up neatly before the credits roll.  Not everything ends the way you might expect it to, and not everything is tidied up.  It's not a feel-good film, but it's certainly worth checking out.

Madigan

Madigan Trailer 1968 - YouTube:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Now Available: How the West Was Written: Frontier Fiction, Vol. 2, 1907-1915 by Ron Scheer

The Education of a Pulp Writer: How the West Was Written: Frontier Fiction, Vol. 2, 1907-1915 by Ron Scheer: During the years 1907–1915, frontier fiction boomed with new writers, and the success of Owen Wister’s The Virginian (1902) began to make itself felt in their work. That novel had made the bestseller lists for two years running. With the continued popularity of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show, and the appearance of one-reeler westerns on movie screens, many featuring the adventures of Bronco Billy Anderson, the cowboy hero was becoming an established mythic figure in the public imagination.

Get it here.

Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday

Since today is the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe, I couldn't let it pass without a snapshot of me at the site of his grave back in 2008.

Lee Goldberg Interview

INTERVIEW WITH LEE GOLDBERG by author Phoef Sutton

Philip K. Dick Unavailable for Comment

Daily Mail Online: That's cheaper than an airfare! Paul McKenna launches 'holiday hypnotherapy' so tired workers feel like they've had a two-week trip in 20 minutes

Or Maybe You Did

5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe 

Lovey Award Nominees

Mystery Fanfare: Lovey Award Nominees

Uh-Oh

Liberace Is Going Back On Tour...As A Hologram: Apparently, the “hologram” won’t just be a typical projection, but one that will actually be able to “interact” with audience members. In fact, Jonathan Warren, the chairman of the Liberace Foundation, said that those who attend the show will be able to “ feel the warmth from his heart, the sparkle of his eye”.

It's Never too Early to Begin Your Christmas Shopping

You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million  

Link via The Presurfer.

Song of the Day

Abraham, Martin and John. Dion. (1968) - YouTube:

The 50 Greatest Midnight Movies of All Time

Flavorwire: The 50 Greatest Midnight Movies of All Time

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Forgotten Hits: 50 Year Flashback - January 19th, 1965

Forgotten Hits: 50 Year Flashback - January 19th, 1965

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Edmund Gilligan, The Gaunt Woman, Dell, 1949

15 Movies That Were Turned Into TV Shows

15 Movies That Were Turned Into TV Shows

A Movie I Haven't Seen









I can't remember if I've run this before, but it's probably worth a repeat.

Texas Aggies Lead the Way

A&M researcher says cats are good at sleeping  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Vintage Treasures: Echoes of Valor II, edited by Karl Edward Wagner

Vintage Treasures: Echoes of Valor II, edited by Karl Edward Wagner

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day in United States: Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Department of News Stories I Don't Plan to Read

Colombian woman used potato as contraceptive hospitalised after it grew roots   

Hat tip to Mel Odom.

Uh-Oh

Fox Plans 'Grease' Live Musical Starring Julianne Hough

18 Of The World's Most Beautiful Gardens

18 Of The World's Most Beautiful Gardens

Song of the Day

Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand (LP edit) - YouTube:

The Forbidden Places & Subterranean Secrets of 10 Big Cities

The Forbidden Places & Subterranean Secrets of 10 Big Cities  

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That Is, If You Trusted the Media in the First Place

27 Hilarious Literary Corrections That Will Ruin Your Trust In The Media

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Richard Burke, Here Lies the Body, Popular Library, 1951

The first Coke was Bordeaux mixed with cocaine | Daily Mail Online

Very first Coke was Bordeaux mixed with cocaine: The very first Coke? It was Bordeaux mixed with cocaine... and 23 other interesting facts about the world's best-known brand

There's One I Plan to Watch

2015 Amazon Pilots, Ranked 

Or Maybe Not

The 22 Celebrity Names You’re Probably Saying Wrong 

Flipbooks

Flipping Out Over Handheld Movies, a Century Before Smartphones  

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