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Postcard: Egyptian Child’s Chair, c. 1330 BC

March 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Card is untitled on its front.

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Tags: history · postcards

Rare Confederate Currency

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

I found this incredibly rare Confederate 100 dollar bill in a now-shuttered antique mall in Birmingham, Alabama, around 2009.

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The Perils of Trusting Wikipedia

January 8th, 2011 · No Comments

This is what Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s Wikipedia page looked like at 1:37 p.m. CST on 8 January 2011. Click on the image if you wish to enlarge it. As of 2:00 p.m. CST, Rep. Giffords was reported as still being alive. The Wikipedia page had been updated to reflect this.

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Tags: history · politics

NaNoWriMo word cloud

December 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Can you get an idea about what is happening in this work-in-progress by reading its word cloud?

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Tags: fiction · history · ideas · language · writing

Attack Dogs

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Sculpture in Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama.

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SA 9·11

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments

I check the time on my wrist and notice the date. In digital form, it appears a brand on my skin, a match to the one on my memory.

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Tags: CNFtweet · history · self

Train-Hopping Wobbly (Wobblytalk #2)

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Got northbound accomodations, riding with two peckerwoods. Am hungry, must have dropped my nosebag when I flipped this rattler. • From the Wikipedia entry for “Wobbly lingo:” Wobbly lingo is a collection of technical language, jargon, and historic slang used by the Industrial Workers of the World, known as the Wobblies, for more than a […]

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Crazy Homeless Wobbly (Wobblytalk #1)

May 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Clover kicker in dusty duds, bindle under his arm, drops a frogskin as he passes, talking a blue streak to no one in particular. • From the Wikipedia entry for “Wobbly lingo:” Wobbly lingo is a collection of technical language, jargon, and historic slang used by the Industrial Workers of the World, known as the […]

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Postcard: Custer Battlefield, Montana

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Card is titled: “Custer Battlefield and National Cemetary, Montana.”

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Things I’ve Learned from The Intellectual Devotional

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Before devoting himself to psychology, Freud conducted zoological research and is credited with discovering testicles in eels.

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Tags: books · history · music · politics