Friday, June 24, 2016

Well. Here's what I posted on Twitter just now:


This 2016 is defective and I would like to return it, please. I believe the six-month warranty is still in effect. Er, right?


That being said, Folderol is taking a week off and will be back after July 4th, provided the world does not implode or explode or anything exciting like that. Stay safe, and see you soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A sit-in today at the U.S. Congress, a vote for/against Brexit today in the UK. We live in interesting times, don't we?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Solstice! (Many thanks to Cassandra for the link.)

 I am still not really sure how much I want to interact with the outside world, so links may be on the skimpy side for a while. Today, we feature modern ghost towns – one in China, one in Uganda. I think they should start calling these Ozymandius cities (Ozymandia?).

Friday, June 17, 2016

Links from others this Friday. Thanks, everyone, and here’s hoping for some better days to come this year.

From Cassandra: The connection between human sacrifice and social inequality. 

From Julie: They’re auctioning off the Hammer Horror tomb from Lust of the Vampire! 

Have a safe and spiffy weekend, everyone. See you next week.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Today’s escapist links:

- Trntbl is the 21st century turntable you didn’t know you needed.

- Broomgate! Controversy sweeps the sport of curling!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

If, like me, you are feeling a strong urge to escape this planet, NASA has some motivational posters for you.  Let's go to Mars!  I volunteer for the night shift.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The outside world is just all sorts of terrible and I’d rather not interact with it, frankly. So here are some fascinating news articles having to do with the past: A lost medieval metropolis has been discovered in Cambodia, and they’re making new discoveries about the Antikythera mechanism.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Greetings! Folderol will be on hold until next week. However, in the meantime, there’s a chance Meet Cleaver Theatre could be returning from the abyss. What do you think? Should we resurrect it?

In 1920, vampire fashion was all the rage. Seriously, take a look. Although they seem to think “Asiatic” equals “vampire,” which is…odd.

Has the mysterious A858 code been solved? Its creator seems to think so, but codebreakers disagree! 

The Morbid Anatomy Museum’s latest exhibit, called “House of Wax,” was once part of Castan’s Panopticum in Berlin. I just might be seeing this in the near future, and if I do, I will report back!

Have a spiffy week and weekend, everyone. See you soon.