Monday, July 28, 2014

New Poems at Beat to a Pulp

ThreePoems by Keith Rawson.

2014 Scribe Awards Announced

2014 Scribe Awards Announced 

Happy Birthday to the Blog

I almost forgot to mention it, but this is the blog's 12th birthday.  It's gone through a couple of incarnations before settling into the current format, whatever that is.  I'm still not sure.  

It's been a good distraction for me over the years, so I'll keep it going for a while longer.  So far there have been 41,725 posts prior to this one.  That's kind of scary.  Maybe I should just get a life.

Uh-Oh

You Can Own Too Many Books: How many books does a person have to own to officially be labeled a book hoarder? According to Shelfari’s Compulsive Book Hoarders Group, the answer is simple: 1,000 or more.  

Hat tip to Beth Foxwell.

Comic Strip of the Day (well, yesterday, but who cares?)

Link.

No Comment Department

Semen collecting is tricky and dangerous: Working with penises, semen and testicles is no laughing matter but a sense of humour is essential, says a bull whisperer.

6 Survival Tips from a Professional Adventurer

6 Survival Tips from a Professional Adventurer 

Song of the Day

Roy Orbison : Lana - YouTube:

Some of You Won't Care

Three Previously Out-of-Print J.D. Salinger Stories Published 

Alvin Led the Way!

After 35 years, Alvin still holds U.S. record for most rain in one day

Today's Vintage Ad


Not That I'd Be Interested

Hotel WiFi Test website ranks hotels by the speed of their internet connection

A Visit With Wayne D. Dundee

A Visit With Wayne D. Dundee

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Richard Poole, West of Devil's Canyon, Crest, 1958

Uh-Oh or OK?

Bruce Campbell to Headline Evil Dead TV Series

Cursive Update

Should Arizona schools still teach cursive writing?  

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36 Nature Photos That Prove Texas Is Not Just Tumbleweeds

36 Nature Photos That Prove Texas Is Not Just Tumbleweeds

New Poem at the 5-2

The Five-Two: Paul Hostovsky: Paul Hostovsky THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

I Miss the Old Days

Forty years ago, chaos reigned in pop culture 

I'm Back from ArmadilloCon

Judy and I had a great time at ArmadilloCon over the weekend.  Judy was very tired when we got back yesterday evening, but then I was a bit tired, too.  I was on some panels that I thought went very well and had a good attendance.  Saw a lot of old friends and got to spend a little time with some of them.  I was away from the Internet for most of Friday, Saturday, and today, and I survived.  Since this weekend went well, it's likely that we'll take a full week starting on August 2 and visit our daughter and son-in-law in California.  That should be interesting, and fun.

Satan Met a Lady

1936 SATAN MET A LADY TRAILER BETTER DAVIS - YouTube:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dean Koontz Interview

Dean Koontz: By the Book 

One Day Late, but Still a Good List

Satisfaction: Ten great Stones songs to mark Mick Jagger’s 71st birthday 

Behind the Scenes with Lee Goldberg (Short Videos)

Well worth your time.

The Story Behind WATCH ME DIE

The Story Behind McGRAVE

The Story Behind FAST TRACK

Writing My First Book

My Living Outlines

My Writing Process

This is the Golden Age of Publishing

Or Maybe You Did

Things You Didn't Know About Dickens's London

Song of the Day

FIVE NOTES -SHOW ME THE WAY.wmv - YouTube:

Today's Vintage Ad


30 Vintage Photos of People in Libraries

30 Vintage Photos of People in Libraries

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Nelson Nye, Riders by Night, Crest, 1958

8 Cons that Seem Too Ridiculous To Be True

8 Cons that Seem Too Ridiculous To Be True

Philosopher-on-Philosopher Insults: The 30 Best

Flavorwire: The 30 Harshest Philosopher-on-Philosopher Insults in History

An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream

An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream

Or Maybe You Did

36 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "The Catcher In The Rye"

The Old Fashioned Way

1934 THE OLD FASHIONED WAY TRAILER W. C. FIELDS - YouTube:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

No Wonder I'm So Happy

The Happiness Benchmark for Each State 

Song of the Day

Kingston Trio-I'm Going Home - YouTube:

The Weird Week in Review

The Weird Week in Review

Today's Vintage Ad


Richard III Update

Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public

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Duane Yarnell, Mantrap, Crest, 1957

Top 10 Heists and Robberies

Top 10 Heists and Robberies  

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Archaeology Update

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils: (Reuters) – Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday.

Or Maybe You Did

9 things you probably didn't know about the moon

12 Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

12 Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms   

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10 Myths About Famous Explorers

10 Myths About Famous Explorers 

13 West Street

1962 13 WEST STREET TRAILER ALAN LADD ROD STEIGER - YouTube: