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Eve of Gettysburg: the speech by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. [video]

This clip is from the 1993 Civil War film Gettysburg, directed by Ronald Maxwell, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. Jeff Daniels, one of my … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Recipe: easy sushi, perfect for a hot summer evening.

Here in the West (USA) we’re in the grip of a heat wave, thanks to global warming, and last night I felt like something cool and refreshing for dinner. The … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Astral disaster: the Tunguska event, 105 years ago today.

The pastoral picture above (taken by L. Pelekhan) depicts a peaceful meadow in Siberia. However, 105 years ago today, on June 30, 1908, this exact spot was the epicenter of … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

History: the original CBS Kennedy assassination broadcast, as it happened. [video]

Here’s a creepy video. This is a recording of the video feed on CBS on the afternoon of November 22, 1963–complete with commercials, station breaks, and an episode of the … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 7 Comments

Chapter 17 of “The Armored Satchel”: The “emo” chapter!

The second chapter of The Armored Satchel to come out this week, Chapter 17, is something special, if I say so myself. I had planned it to be a little more … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth: Ten Bells Pub, London, where two victims of Jack the Ripper had their last drinks.

This is the Ten Bells Pub, on Commercial and Fournier Streets in Whitechapel, London. There has been a pub on this site since at least the time of the American … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Scott Hilbert, missing 25 years.

More than a quarter century ago, on March 13, 1988, 19-year-old Scott Hilbert, a student at Morehead State University in Kentucky, vanished somewhere in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Scott was … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Archduke Francis Ferdinand, assassinated 99 years ago today.

On June 28, 1914, 99 years ago today, Francis Ferdinand, Archduke and heir-apparent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was riding through the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia with his wife Sophie when … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Numbers stations: the most boring radio in the world…or maybe not? [audio]

Click the image above (it will open an MP3 file in a new tab). What is this woman doing? Just reading random numbers into a microphone, it seems. Or maybe … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Earth: Beautiful sand dunes in western China.

What is this? CGI? A vat of cocoa powder? A latte frappucino under an electron microscope? Nope. It’s a real place, located in western China. These are sand dunes, formed … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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