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Category Archives: Workplace safety

Boston Daily Globe, December 17, 1889. It strikes me as beyond marvelous (and too cool for words) that skeletons should be intact or even recognizable after a full year plus change under the ocean. How does that work? Sure must have been cinematic to look upon, anyway.

Chicago Tribune, May 11, 1875. This kind of thing happens to me all the time–other bloggers try to provoke me into throwing a punch so they can pull out a hand cannon. Old media, new media: what’s the difference?
I’m not familiar with an opera or operetta called Deborah. Anyone know of it?

I’ve never seen “nerve” as an adjective before, but I kinda like it.

“Downing’s carrying a pistol was regarded by everybody as a joke”–ouch!

Chicago Defender, February 10, 1917. Read more.

New Hampshire Sentinel, January 27, 1827. Gee, I wonder what their problem was?

Two items of apocalyptic import in this week’s Chicago Reader, here and here.

The [Charleston] Southern Patriot, July 31, 1844. Talk about cutting out the middleman.

Vermont Phoenix, April 27, 1838. Yeah, I’d say that horse was blooded but good.

Biloxi Herald, October 10, 1891. At last, some hard scientific data on this here blue gum phenomena. Which has to be real, because Yankee newspapers refer to it and most Southerners believe in it.
The persistent association of the BGN with hydrophobia (rabies) is interesting. It’s as if the BNG is a vector for rabies but doesn’t get the disease himself (and BGNs do seem to be exclusively male so far.)
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Biloxi Herald, October 10, 1891. “Of an uncouth appearance”? Is that any way to talk about one of the Elder Gods? Read More »

Augusta Chronicle, January 23, 1891. This is tonally ambivalent in a bet-hedging kind of way: They’re not calling bullshit, but still just need to get that shot in there about the credulity of black folk.

“Nimple Brown” is a strange name. Nimple = nipple + dimple. Brown = brown.