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Classic Monster Horrorscopes

The traditional western hororscope, mapped onto the classic movie monsters.
posted by The Whelk on Oct 28, 2016 - 0 comments

Our Curious Obsession With the Ridiculous

For its ten-year anniversary, online magazine The Millions has kicked off its new series of shorter-form ebook originals with: Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever. [more inside]
posted by cmaxmagee on Feb 4, 2013 - 0 comments

The Compleat Aberree: The Non-Serious Voice of Scientology, 1954-1965

The Aberree was a 'zine, or newletter, published from 1954 through 1965 by a former Dianetics practitioner. The Aberree started out as "the non-serious voice of Scientology" and ultimately encompassed all kinds of spiritual and self-help interests, from psychic phenomena and UFOs to improving eyesight. It shows that convention and uniformity weren't the whole story of the 50s, by a long shot. The Compleat Aberree offers text and images from all 110 issues. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Sep 25, 2012 - 0 comments

TIME 2 TRAVEL: An Untourists guide to time

Time 2 Travel is a group blog for the fashionably broke time traveler. Get advice from people who've been then - Learn about Safe houses! The best cults on Delos! and maybe contribute some advice or reviews of your own. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 5, 2011 - 21 comments

Whoa, Canada!

Astonish your friends with these Canadian facts, many of which are up to 100% true! [more inside]
posted by randomination on Sep 28, 2011 - 4 comments

Chit-Chat of Humor, Wit, and Anecdote

"A mixture of fact, fun, fancy, philosophy, and freaks of adventure." Blogging a humor book from 1857 (hot on the heels of this other Victorian joke blog). Updated daily.
posted by imposster on May 13, 2009 - 1 comment

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