Saturday, December 21, 2013

10 Dizzying Structures Perched On Cliffs

10 Dizzying Structures Perched On Cliffs 

Forgotten?

10 Forgotten Hollywood Scandals 

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Driver allegedly chugged cologne during Fayette County traffic stop 

I Miss the Old Days

The 22 Most Embarrassing Pages Of The 1990 JC Penney Christmas Catalog

Song of the Day

▶ Huey Piano Smith & the Clowns - Silent Night. - YouTube:

Texas Doesn't Lead the Way (But It's Close)

10 Most Rat-Infested Cities in the Western World

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10 Celebrities Who Spied on the Side

10 Celebrities Who Spied on the Side

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Daniel Stern, The Guests of Fame, Ballantine 1955

A List I Should Probably Be On

10 Obsessed Hoarders And Their Insane Collections

The Website We've All Been Waiting For!

Welcome | CrocBITE: WORLDWIDE CROCODILIAN ATTACK DATABASE

A Forgotten Series?

The World of Tiers series by Philip Jose Farmer

Forgotten Heroes of Pulp Fiction

Forgotten Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Jim Maitland

Ned Vizzini, R. I. P.

latimes.com: Author and television writer Ned Vizzini, who achieved fame at a young age but also wrote openly about his struggles with depression, took his own life Thursday in Brooklyn, said a spokeswoman for the chief medical examiner of New York. He was 32.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Paris Hilton Update

Paris Hilton offers rare glimpse of her childhood family Christmases in heartwarming snaps   

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

The Blue Dahlia

▶ 1946 THE BLUE DAHLIA TRAILER ALAN LADD VERONICA LAKE - YouTube:

Friday, December 20, 2013

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

NBC4 Washington: According to court documents, Lawrence was trying to hang a projection TV in his Accokeek home when he became angry that his wife didn't know where the screws to hang it were. He allegedly grabbed a can of Lysol and sprayed his wife in the face every time she spoke.

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales

Soon to Be A SyFy Movie of the Week?

Could an Octopus Really Be Terrorizing Oklahoma's Lakes?  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Big Sale!

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine February 2014 Magazine
12 months of EQMM's digital edition for $12.99?  It's a steal!

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Magazine Subscription on Web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Tablet device, Windows 8 from Magzter - Digital Magazine Store

JibJab 2013 Year in Review: "What A Year!"

▶ JibJab 2013 Year in Review: "What A Year!" - YouTube:

Short, Sharp Interview: K A Laity

Short, Sharp Interview: K A Laity

Not Leading the Way, but Closing Things Out

The South Won the Last Battle of the Civil War

Song of the Day

▶ Allan Sherman - The Twelve Gifts of Christmas - YouTube:

Or Maybe You Did

10 Things You Didn't Know About Greek Mythology

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The Science Of Comic Strips

The Science Of Comic Strips: OUR BRAINS RECOGNIZE THEM AS A DISTINCT, AND COMPLEX, "VISUAL LANGUAGE."

10 Strangest Things Recovered from the Bottom of the Sea

10 Strangest Things Recovered from the Bottom of the Sea 

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Judith Merril, Daughters of Earth, Dell, 1970

How the "Sneeze Guard" Changed Buffet Tables Forever

How the "Sneeze Guard" Changed Buffet Tables Forever

What’s the Difference Between a Mammoth and a Mastodon?

What’s the Difference Between a Mammoth and a Mastodon?

Readers of this Blog Have Known about this Trend for Years

Breaking Fad: Alligators becoming the new pit bulls for drug dealers, cops say 

Literary Snobs: A Ranked Taxonomy

Literary Snobs: A Ranked Taxonomy

The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister and How Women Are Sidelined in History

The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister and How Women Are Sidelined in History 

More Forgotten Books

Robert E. Howard and the Yellow Peril

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Texas, Harris County Still No. 1 in Executions, but Numbers Down Sharply Nationwide

Forgotten Books: The Quest -- Nelson DeMille

I suspect that not many people have read Nelson DeMille's original version of The Quest.  I have, and I still have the copy I bought back in 1975.  It's a Manor book, and I don't think it got great distribution when it was published.  As far as I can tell, there are no copies available for sale on the Internet.

 So I don't blame DeMille for deciding to cash in on it by rewriting it.  I've linked to a PW article about the new version, and you might want to read the whole thing.  I found it very interesting to read bout what DeMille decided to change in the revision, aside from doubling its length.  I haven't read that one, and I probably won't.  All I can say is that the older book was a lot better than the cop books DeMille was writing at the time.   I might read it again one of these days.

DeMille’s Newest Quest a Success: In 1975, when Nelson DeMille was in his early 30s, he published his first full-length novel, The Quest, with Manor Books. The book hinges on one of history’s most enduring secrets: the location of Christ’s cup from the Last Supper, the Holy Grail. 

The search for the Holy Grail “has universal appeal in Western culture,” said DeMille. The continuing fascination with the Holy Grail was proven once again when DeMille’s revamping of the novel, released on September 17, debuted at #5 on PW’s adult hardcover fiction list and last week was in the seventh spot, with total sales of just under 42,000 copies at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. Yet, DeMille was motivated to dust off a book he wrote nearly 40 years ago by more than the evergreen allure of the Holy Grail.

Billy the Kid in Law and Order

▶ 1942 BILLY THE KID LAW AND ORDER TRAILER BUSTER CRABBE - YouTube:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Woof Woof

Study: Your Dog Probably Recognizes Your Face — Even In Photos

13 of the Weirdest Holiday Movies

13 of the Weirdest Holiday Movies 

Or Maybe You Did

6 Things You Might Not Have Known about Billy Jack 

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Texas Gun Club grand opening goes wrong when employee shoots own hand 

Seepy Benton Makes a Living Doing This

Here's What Happens When A Bunch Of Adults Try To Do Fifth-Grade Math

Song of the Day

▶ We Didn't Start The Fire | 2013 Celebrity Edition - YouTube:

Al Goldstein, R. I. P.

The New York Observer: Al Goldstein was a much more complicated man than the “crude, obese pornographer” character he himself helped create. He was a passionate defender of the First Amendment, and not just out of self-interest—he deeply understood how important it was to America’s greatness and viewed its defense as the height of patriotism.

The Best Western Movies, TV Series & DVDs of 2014

The Best Western Movies, TV Series & DVDs of 2014

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Free houses for writers

Free houses for writers - Boing Boing: Writeahouse is a Detroit-based charity that trains people in carpentry and related trades by having them renovate houses, then gives the houses to writers (novelists, journalists, poets), encouraging them to relocate to Detroit. Applications open in spring 2014. Writers are given a house that is 80 percent renovated, and are responsible for finishing the work and paying insurance and taxes. After two years, they are given the deed to the house, with the stipulation that if they sell the house within five years, Writeahouse gets the right to buy it back at an independently appraised value.

Fossils, Hoaxes, and Christmas Trees in the Old West

Western Fictioneers: Fossils, Hoaxes, and Christmas Trees in the Old Wes

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Felice Swados, Reform School Girl, Diversey, 1948

The Best Books on Writing and Creativity of 2013

The Best Books on Writing and Creativity of 2013

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

South Boston man allegedly assaults neighbor over parking spot 

Surrender Is Imminent

Giant Multi-Colored Slugs Invade France 

Or Maybe You Did

Top 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Christmas

Impossible Questions: Music

Impossible Questions: Music 

Elvis!

The Biggest-selling Christmas Album of All Time

There's an interesting comment in the article about Elvis' version of "White Christmas," which was exactly like the version by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters.  Deezen says that the Drifters version was played only on black radio stations for decades.  Maybe so, but it was on the jukeboxes in Mexia, Texas, when it was originally released.

The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013

The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013

Ummmmm -- Larks

39 Dishes from the First Christmas Menu, Published in 1660: In a section titled “A bill of fare for Christmas Day and how to set the meat in order,” May suggests 39 dishes split over two courses, plus oysters, oranges, lemons, and jellies for dessert.

The Big Sombrero

▶ 1963 THE BIG SOMBRERO RE-ISSUE TRAILER GENE AUTRY - YouTube:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New McSweeney's: Hitchcock v Bradbury!

New McSweeney's: Hitchcock v Bradbury!: Daniel from McSweeney's writes, "At stake in the latest McSweeney's is nothing less than a celestial duel between Alfred Hitchcock and Ray Bradbury. Culled from old anthologies edited by Hitchcock and Bradbury, McSweeney's 45 includes stories by Franz Kafka, Roald Dahl, Josephine W. Johnson, and John Steinbeck, among others. Paired alongside these stories is new work from Brian Evenson, China MiƩville, Benjamin Percy, and E. Lily Yu. Also featured is a letter from Boing Boing's own, Cory Doctorow.

Sunset 12-18-13


The Decline of Western Civilization Continues Apace

440 lb virgin sends lover to ER during his first time: Welcome to the new TLC series “Sex Sent Me to the ER,” premiering Dec. 28.

Vendetta by Ed Gorman now an e book for only $2.99

Ed Gorman's blog: Vendetta by Ed Gorman now an e book for only $2.99

Uh-Oh

Fourth Book In 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Series Planned With New Author  

Hat tip to George Kelley.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

NYPD: Dad tossed soiled diapers at cops just before barricading himself inside Staten Island home 

State Motto: We're Still Even Crazier than Texas

The 40 Most Insane Things That Happened This Year In Florida

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

New 2012 data show that 3 states used 23% of U.S. electricity

Buffalo Gal

Buffalo Gal: Adele Von Ohl Parker—her saddle was her stage.

6 Offbeat Reasons Why Vinyl Is Better Than Digital

6 Offbeat Reasons Why Vinyl Is Better Than Digital  

One image possibly NSFW.

Harlan Ellison calls ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ a Disney ‘fraud’

Harlan Ellison calls ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ a Disney ‘fraud’ in video rant 

Song of the Day

▶ Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition - YouTube:

A History of Godzilla on Film, Part 1: Origins (1954–1962)

A History of Godzilla on Film, Part 1: Origins (1954–1962)

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Happy Birthday, Keith Richards!

33 Rocking Pictures To Celebrate Keith Richards' 70th Birthday

Heathers Update

Heathers: The Musical Is Coming to Broadway Next Year 

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H. W. Roden, Wake for a Lady, Dell, 1949

Math Update

It all adds up: Remote islanders invented binary number system

Yet Another List I'm Not On

Amazon’s best-selling book every year since 1995 

Gator Update (Greeter Edition)

Alligator can greet Michigan restaurant patrons

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Texas police can get search warrants based on the ‘prediction of a future crime,’ judge notes 

Uh-Oh

'Gilligan's Island' movie in the works 

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

State Motto: Even Crazier than Texas

The Year In Florida 2013

Blackie's Girls' Annuals

De Civitate Dei by Saint Augustine (1477)AbeBooks: Blackie's Girls' Annuals: Before status updates, endless text messages and video-on-demand, young girls entertained themselves by reading Blackie's Girls' Annuals. Published by Blackie and Son, these annuals from the 1920s and 1930s offered short stories accompanied by memorable illustrations.

Ronnie Biggs, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: Ronnie Biggs, a carpenter and petty crook who became an international celebrity for his role in one of Britain’s most famous crimes, the Great Train Robbery of 1963, and for the decades he spent afterward eluding a worldwide manhunt by Scotland Yard, died on Wednesday in London, according to his publicists. He was 84.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Act of Violence

▶ Act of Violence 1948 - Trailer - YouTube:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Uh-Oh or OK?

The Original Django, Franco Nero, Wants Back In The Saddle With DJANGO LIVES!  

Hat tip to Jeff Segal.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

Winterport woman arrested after allegedly striking husband with spatula 

Pimpage: An Occasional Feature in Which I call Attention to Books of Interest

Amazon.com: The Dead Man Vol 6: Colder than Hell, Evil to Burn, and Streets of Blood eBook: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink, Anthony Neil Smith, Barry Napier: Kindle Store  After dying in a freak accident, Matt Cahill inexplicably “wakes up” three months later with the disturbing ability to see things—terrible things—that others cannot. Drafted as a warrior in the battle between good and evil, Matt will stop at nothing to destroy the malevolent Mr. Dark. In The Dead Man Volume 6, a trio of sinister new stories tracks the reluctant hero on his nightmarish quest.

Matt is trapped on a traffic-choked interstate in a hellacious blizzard that’s Colder Than Hell…chasing an escaped psycho killer while battling a mutant virus so virulent and horrific that it even terrifies Mr. Dark…

A crippled Matt, badly injured in a bloody bus crash, is in a race against time across a blasted desert hell to prevent a massacre that will give Mr. Dark terrifying new powers and plenty of Evil to Burn.

Matt is tormented by puzzling nightmares that draw him to a town that is covered in Streets of Blood by a dark force, one more powerful than Mr. Dark, that is driving people to commit insane acts of unimaginable violence.

Wrist Bone Connected to the Hand Bone, Hand Bone Connected to the Evolutionary Gap

Discovery of 1.4 million-year-old fossil human hand bone closes human evolution gap

No Comment Department

Book Deals: Week of December 16, 2013: Agent William Clark at William Clark Associates sold North American rights to The Annotated Big Sleep, edited by Owen Hill (author of The Chandler Apartments), Anthony Rizzuto (a bookseller/professor), and Pamela Jackson (co-editor of The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick). Edward Kastenmeier at Vintage acquired the book, which is an annotated, illustrated edition of Raymond Chandler’s celebrated noir novel. Clark said the book will draw on “the wealth of archival, biographical, social, and literary” background material available on Chandler’s classic, in order to “bring new life” to it.

Hat tip to Fred Zackel.

Gator Update (Fair Exchange Edition)

Alligator, beer trade leads to citation: Man's attempt to trade an alligator for beer falls flat, wildlife officials say

Song of the Day

▶ The Ventures - Sleigh Ride - YouTube:

I Miss the Old Days

1871 Treaty hinged on Americans agreeing not to split infinitives: If you think that you're a stickler for grammar, consider the position of the British regarding the 1871 Treaty of Washington. According to a literary historian, the British government refused to sign a treaty with the Americans if the treaty contained a single split infinitive.

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Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity

Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized 

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Arthur Calder-Marshall, The Scarlet Boy, Corgi, 1962

5 Surprising Things You Learn as a Real Life Private Eye

5 Surprising Things You Learn as a Real Life Private Eye

Or Maybe You Do

9 Movies You Might Not Realize Were Remakes 

It's Already Too Late If You Live in Alvin, Texas

7 Endangered NYC Foods You Should Eat Before They Disappear Forever

As Punishment, the Arresting Officer Will Have His Mouth Washed Out With It

The Raw Story: Authorities have dropped charges against a New York pair who spent nearly a month in jail after tests confirmed two kilograms of cocaine were, in fact, soap.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

Man dressed as Batman seen lighting fires in library return chutes 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 inductees announced

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 inductees announced: Kiss, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens top list 

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

Overlooked Movies -- The Mouse that Roared

As I mentioned last week, I hadn't seen many British movies by the time I went to college.  No VCRs, much less DVD players in those days, and the three or four TV channels we got in the little town of Mexia, Texas, didn't show a lot of British films.  Or any.  So part of my college education consisted of seeing movies like none I'd seen before, and those included The Mouse that Roared.  Okay, it's not even a British movie, but it does star Peter Sellers, so that makes it British enough for me.  (I was surprised to learn that the movie was directed by Jack Arnold, who directed many of my favorites from my younger days, including The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which is, as you might guess, quite different from this one.)

The plot is simple.  The tiny (almost microscopic) Duchy of Grand Fenwick is facing bankruptcy, so why not declare war on the United States, lose, and get a bunch of foreign aid?  Why not, indeed?  Except that the Duchy wins the war, and the U. S. is conquered.  Complications ensue.

I thought it was hilarious.  It's not as slapsticky as Carry On, Nurse, though at times it comes close.  I was amazed at the performances of Peter Sellers (three roles), of whom I'm sure I'd never heard before.  And while I'd seen Milton Berle in drag on TV (a stunt that never failed to reduce my mother to tears of laughter), I'd never seen anybody pull it off like Sellers.  It's just masterful, and so funny I probably laughed as much as my mother did at Uncle Miltie.  And he's great in the other two roles, too.  And then there's Jean Seberg.  She's lovely and lively, and it's sad to see her here and think of her ending.

I've never read the novel that the movie is based on, but I have a copy here somewhere.  I think I'll read it one of these days.


The Mouse that Roared

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Ray Price, R. I. P.

Fox News: Good friends like Willie Nelson and Merle haggard got more credit for their contrary ways and trend-setting ideas, but it was Ray Price who set the precedent for change in country music more than a decade earlier. 

Price passed away Monday at his Texas home, having long outlasted most of his country music contemporaries and the prognosis doctors gave him when they discovered his pancreatic cancer in 2011. He was 87.

Janet Dailey, R. I. P.

ABC News: Romance writer Janet Dailey, whose books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide, has died at her southwest Missouri home. She was 69.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

Michigan Man Arrested For Punching Mother In Face While Decorating Family Christmas Tree

The Decline of Western Civilization Continues Apace

Betabeat: Just Give Up on Your Dreams Now Because ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ Is Becoming a Novel

Neanderthal Update

AFP: Neanderthals cared for elder, burial site shows: An old Neanderthal man who could barely walk and had lost his teeth was cared for by fellow cave people and then painstakingly buried after he died, researchers said Monday. 

The latest findings are based on 13 years of research at an excavation site in central France, adding new evidence to the argument that cavemen were actually a sophisticated lot.

Will the Persecution Never End?

15 Times Paris Hilton Attempted A Comeback In 2013

Celebrate Philip K. Dick’s 85th Birthday With Mindbending Art From His Paperback Novels

Celebrate Philip K. Dick’s 85th Birthday With Mindbending Art From His Paperback Novels   

Warning: Scans are of novels in pretty sad shape.

Houston's Five Funniest Crimes of 2013

Houston's Five Funniest Crimes of 2013

Song of the Day (Lou Reed's First Group)

▶ The Jades Leave Her For Me 1958 - YouTube:

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

Video: Sewer fishing is the newest rage for some anglers: According to Kevin Naegeli, a 15-year-old Texas resident who believes he is the pioneer of sewer fishing, to sewer fish you need some line, some bait and some patience.

​The secret origins of nerd, dork, and other things you've been called

Well, not you, but people you know.

The secret origins of nerd, dork, and other things you've been called

FUR PEOPLE from author VICKI HENDRICKS

Victor Gischler's Blogpocalypse: FUR PEOPLE: Guest blog post from author VICKI HENDRICKS

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First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

Man 'grabs officer's testicles' at football match

Texas Doesn't Lead the Way (But It's Close)

Hell on wheels: The state with America's worst drivers revealed 

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

10 Astonishing Ancient Subterranean Structures

10 Astonishing Ancient Subterranean Structures

Christmas in Korea

Western Fictioneers: Christmas in Korea with Robert "Dick" Vaughan

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Vernon Lee, Ravenna and her Ghosts, Corgi, 1962

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: A History

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

7 Quotes From Author Umberto Eco On Why People Love Lists

7 Quotes From Author Umberto Eco On Why People Love Lists

Long-Guns of the Gunfighters

Long-Guns of the Gunfighters: Powerful, accurate, and deadly.

New Poem at The 5-2

The 5-2 | Crime Poetry Weekly, Annual Ebooks - Gerald So, Editor: Paul Hostovsky STEALING BAND-AIDS FROM HOSPITALS

I Miss the Old Days

The Birth of the American Motel—and the Problem it Solved for L.A. to S.F. Drivers in 1925 

Gunfight at Dodge City

▶ 1959 GUNFIGHT AT DODGE CITY TRAILER JOEL McCREA - YouTube:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Joan Fontaine, R. I. P.

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 96 | Inside Movies | EW.com: Joan Fontaine, the Oscar-winning actress who was one of the last remaining links to Hollywood’s golden age of the 1930s and ’40s, has died at age 96, her assistant confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. 

In her most famous films — Rebecca, for which she was Oscar-nominated, and Suspicion, for which she won — Fontaine came across as appealingly passive-aggressive. She could seem radiantly shy, believably insecure, gazing into the middle distance with a hesitancy that drew you immediately to her side. Yet she fashioned a movie career out of willpower and, quite possibly, large reservoirs of spite.

Uh-Oh

Fox plans remake of 'Murder on the Orient Express'  

Hat tip to Fred Zackel.

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

Men in Santa costumes, possibly part of SantaCon, fight near Union Square 

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

George Rodrigue, R. I. P.

NPR: George Rodrigue, the artist who transformed the image of Louisiana's loup-garou into a pop art icon, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. 

Rodrigue took the legend of the Cajun werewolf and transformed it into instantly recognizable portraits of a quizzical blue dog framed by different landscapes.

Tom Laughlin, R. I. P.

EW.com: Actor and activist Tom Laughlin, best known for the Billy Jack films, died last week at age 82, his family announced Sunday. 

In addition to that series of films — which kicked off with 1967′s The Born Losers — Laughlin also mounted three failed bids to become the president, starting in 1992. There were four Billy Jack films in all, and Laughlin co-produced and starred in all of them alongside his wife, Delores Taylor, to whom he’s been married since 1954.

Peter O'Toole, R. I. P.

'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81: Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 81.

99 Cent Sale!

Amazon.com: West of the Big River: The Artist eBook: Jackson Lowry: Kindle Store: Before he was a world-famous Western artist, Charles M. "Charlie" Russell was a horse wrangler on a ranch in Montana during the worst winter in that state's history. The danger of freezing to death while riding for the brand isn't the only threat Russell has to face, however. A ruthless band of rustlers is sweeping the range of cattle, and a beautiful but trouble-making rancher's daughter complicates Russell's life even more. He'll need more than his artistic ability to survive this deadly winter! 

THE ARTIST is the latest volume in the popular West of the Big River series from the Western Fictioneers. Acclaimed author Jackson Lowry spins as entertaining a tale as any of those from Charlie Russell himself in this superb new historical novel.

Why Are Introductory Classes Called "101"?

Why Are Introductory Classes Called "101"?

Song of the Day

▶ Emmylou Harris - Little Drummer Boy - YouTube:

Wonderful Castles and Mansions That Are Haunted by Tragic Ghosts

Wonderful Castles and Mansions That Are Haunted by Tragic Ghosts

Short, Sharp Interview: Tony Black

Short, Sharp Interview: Tony Black 

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10 Incredible Stories of Animals that Were Arrested

10 Incredible Stories of Animals that Were Arrested

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How many of the party-goers can you name?

Update: In case you can't name any of them, or only a few, here's the key, thanks to Art Scott.

How Do Postal Workers Decipher Really Sloppy Handwriting?

How Do Postal Workers Decipher Really Sloppy Handwriting?

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

Boy, 11, Arrested For Punching Grandmother In Face After She Refused To Buy Him Toy At Department Store

Audrey Totter, R. I. P.

The Hollywood Reporter: Audrey Totter, the blond starlet who made her mark in such 1940s film noir classics as Lady in the Lake, The Set-Up and High Wall, has died. She was 95.

10 Unexplained Mysteries From Arkansas

10 Unexplained Mysteries From Arkansas 

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee. . .

 CBS Miami: According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report last month’s employee of the month at a Deerfield Beach Wal-Mart store on South Military Trail had her car shot up by a co-worker who was angry after she won the award.

The 13 Horrifying Christmas Trolls Of Iceland

The 13 Horrifying Christmas Trolls Of Iceland

Abandoned Santa Parks

Rudolph and Ruins: Photographs of Abandoned Santa Parks

Dr. Renault's Secret

▶ 1942 DR. RENAULT'S SECRET TRAILER J. CARROL NAISH - YouTube: