Posts in category "The Odd and Unusual"
Is the supermoon shining tonight What the cosmos is thinking of Trump? On reflection is our solar light Showing him its contempt with its rump?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt suffered from it. And a survey taken by American Demographics in 2000 concluded that well over 30 million Americans may have it. There’s even a sesquipedalian word for it: friggatriskaidekaphobia. Fear of Friday the 13th. The Norse goddess Frigga (Friday’s eponym) + triskaideka (Greek for 13) + phobia (irrational fear). Of... Read more »
Today is the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. For mystery and horror, an author to know. His Raven’s a favorite I have to confess. Poe died, sad to say, broken-down, penniless. (Edward Gorey) “No doubt I now grew very pale;—but I talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice. Yet the sound increased—and what... Read more »
Born today was Nostradamus. On his prophecy props, I’m a true Doubting Thomas. You can decode a text anyway that you choose When essentially cryptic and clearly abstruse.
Born today was Jacques Cousteau. Explored the Seas for miles below. There vast expanses he did see And showed us them with photography. “If somebody said: ‘what do you expect to see at the bottom of the Romanche Trench?’ — which they were the first to photograph — he would say: ‘If I knew what I... Read more »
Marketing News: “An Italian mannequin manufacturer called Almax has designed a mannequin equipped with surveillance cameras behind the life size dolls’ eyes. These sneaky marketing schemes are already being used by retailers in the U.S. as well as three European countries.” PoliticalOutcast.com That mannequin in stylish clothes With eyes that do not blink. Who’s standing... Read more »
I’ve written about coincidences twice before: “Life is a Synchronicity” (9-21-11) and “Coincidences:The Devil’s in the Details” (9-29-12). It’s said the third time’s a charm. So here’s another go at it. Today I heard Progressive talker, Ed Schultz [one of my favorites] say on his radio show—aired here on WCPT—that one of those uncanny coincidences... Read more »