One of my daughters sketch books already contains better election coverage than @CNN: https://t.co/ibsQiuCQvA
"We've got company" -- mercenaries in action movies/my grandma in real life
Whoa! I never thought of that. Puts a new spin on the "pair of .45s" lyric. https://t.co/8ZM85gNQzc
But he could be informing for them. Could be a brag -- he acts pretty cowardly during the shootout? https://t.co/F9Ivp3h3DO
Is the narrator of The Hollies' "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" a cop or a police snitch?

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Wed, Oct 18


31 HORROR STORIES -- "The Horror of the Heights" (1913)

@ 1:00 PM

Arthur Conan Doyle writing a horror story?! And what's more, it's a big, honking, flying MONSTER story?

Well, yeah. And it works. The creator of Sherlock Holmes is channeling Lovecraft here. But where Lovecraft suggests, Doyle likes to be plausible...but explicit. Gahan Wilson, in his introduction to this story, says you'll think about this on your next transatlantic flight and look up. So many times when I've been on an airplane, and we entered one of those huge-but-enclosed canyons of clouds, I thought of this. Long before I ever read this story. And Doyle brought my suspicions to life. To horrible, bloated life.



 
 
   
   
   
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