Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Winter σέλας

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The etymology of Selene is uncertain, but if the word is of Greek origin, it is likely connected to the word selas (σέλας), meaning “brightness”.

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Deviant Burial

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Deviant Burials

Sunday Independent, 25th September 2011


Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Thunderbirds- America's Living ... - Google Books 2011-07-10 15-28-44

Thunderbirds- America's Living ... - Google Books 2011-07-10 15-39-29

– from Thunderbirds: America’s Living Legends of Giant Birds
Mark A. Hall



Messrs. Kearley & Tonge

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Mitre Square looking toward Mitre Street, 1925 (photograph by William Whiffin).After the last of the murders, an article appeared in the newspaper of W. T. Stead, the Pall Mall Gazette, by Tau Tria Delta, [D’Onston] who offered a solution for the motive of the murders. It stated that in one of the grimoires of the Middle Ages, an account was given of a process by which a sorcerer could attain “the supreme black magical power” by following out a course of action identical with that of Jack the Ripper; certain lesser powers were granted to him spontaneously during the course of the proceedings. After the third murder, if memory serves, the assassin obtained on the spot the gift of invisibility, because in the third or fourth murder, a constable on duty saw a man and a woman go into a cul-de-sac. At the end there were the great gates of a factory, but at the sides no doorways or even windows. The constable, becoming suspicious, watched the entry to the gateway, and hearing screams, rushed in. He found the woman, mutilated, but still living; as he ran up, he flashed his bullseye in every direction; and he was absolutely certain that no other person was present. And there was no cover under the archway for so much as a rat.


Mitre Square, Lloyd's Weekly News, 7 October 1888.Miller's Court, photo by Leonard Matters, 1928MKelly alt angle

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Good old George

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

george-orwell-vintage-typewriter - Copy

I keep coming back to this.

Thinking always of my island in the Hebrides[12], which I suppose I shall never possess nor even see. Compton Mackenzie says even now most of the islands are uninhabited (there are 500 of them, only 10 per cent inhabited at normal times), and most have water and a little cultivable land, and goats will live on them.

[12] This is the first reference to Orwell’s dream of living in the Hebrides, to be realised in 1945 when he rented Barnhill, on Jura. Compare Winston Smith’s version of ‘the Golden Country’ in Nineteen Eighty-Four; see also Orwell’s review of Priest Island, 640. Peter Davison

via Orwell Diaries

Stephen McKenna – The Oldest God (1926)

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010


This blurry fish seems to agree…

Blurry fish

Necrophilia by Jim Leon (1938-2002)

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Necrophilia by Jim Leon - Oz #36 (1971)

Necrophilia by Jim Leon, Oz #36 (1971). Via John Coulthart.

Online library of Oz magazines here.

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