The cryptid entity of the Southern United States known as the “Black Howler” or “Ozark Howler” has gotten some notable mention lately. Wes Johnson of the Springfield News-Leader reports: “We get a lot of tips in the newsroom, but this has to be one of
Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects. To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages: The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious
As I began reading A Study in Revenge: A Novel by Kieran Shields, I was willing to overlook the literary mimicry of Arthur Conan Doyle. Archie Lean, a well-meaning workaday detective in the late 1800s who needs outside help to crack a case, is clearly
… I am Queen Elizabeth. At the conspiracy website Godlike Productions, user cometa’planeta has announced that the “breaking” news that “Comet Siding spring is nibiru planet x hercolubus!!! All characteristics seem to match. Coming below the ecliptic. Red in colour. Mass of a planet!” In
Seen at Beth’s Farm Market in Warren, Maine. Whatever red warty things there may have been at Beth’s Farm Market, they are no longer there. Apparently, red warty things are very popular these days. I shall have to inform my uncle.
Two pieces of social media data that make me go hmm: Quite a spike up and back down there in new likes per week for The Common Sense Coalition… and a rather unusual fan base for an 501c4 corporation advocating tax and spending restructuring favorable
The Catholic Pope, the former Nazi Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, gave a speech today in which he spoke about his church’s problem with sexual crimes, saying, “How are we to explain the fact that people who regularly received the Lord’s body and confessed their sins in the sacrament of Penance have offended in this way? It remains a mystery.”
Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay has responded to a copy of the motion to reverse one of its decisions by refusing to accept the motion while vaguely acknowledging that the motion has a point and generally promising to make some unspecified changes some time in the future. Read the details here.
As the presidential-ticket-running corporation/political party called Americans Elect gets ready for a public launch, I need your help establishing the veracity of some documents that may be related to their efforts to get on the ballot. As it gathers ballots from the Upper Midwest through
UPDATE, 12/15/2010: Thanks to the resourceful Ross, we know now that this protest has been postponed and will probably happen some time later this year. In a handful of places on the web there’s a banner announcing a protest in Washington DC on January 15
Here’s a small curiosity to puzzle over. In its 2nd quarter 2010 IRS disclosure, Americans Elect, the Section 527 Corporation with the goal of electing its own U.S. presidential ticket in 2012, lists a $603 “fundraising expense” at Boston’s Nine Zero Hotel on June 27,