Monthly Archives: February 2017

P is for Phosphorus

I’m continuing my examination of major Victorian murder cases brought about by poisoning. A new one every Monday! These posts were inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), from which I am … Continue reading

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Bad “Jungle Book” Covers

It’s another Bad Book Covers! And today I fulfill my (long-standing) promise to look at some bad The Jungle Book covers. This post ended up being really difficult, because the vast majority of covers I found were beautifully and thoughtfully done. … Continue reading

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The Finger

Just a quick one today. I found this post on Futility Closet’s blog here. “Here are the Boston Beaneaters and the New York Giants on opening day 1886. “Tempers must have been running high that day — pitcher Old Hoss … Continue reading

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O is for Opium

I’m continuing my examination of major Victorian murder cases brought about by poisoning. A new one every Monday! These posts were inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), from which I am … Continue reading

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Victorian Snark Theatre 3000: The Man in the Iron Mask

It’s time for another installment of Victorian Snark Theatre 3000! And this time we’ll be discussing The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). As you guys know, I watch a lot of shitty Victorian-inspired films with my good friend @VictorianMasculinity … Continue reading

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Henry Spencer Ashbee, Porn Bibliographer

I don’t remember where I first heard about Henry Spencer Ashbee (1834-1900), but he was an avid collector of books (most avidly collecting works of Cervantes . . . and porn), and was part of a loose collective of writers … Continue reading

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N is for Nicotine

I’m continuing my examination of major Victorian murder cases brought about by poisoning. A new one every Monday! These posts were inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), from which I am … Continue reading

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