The Mysterious Bog People

As many of you know, I’m fascinated by bog bodies. Back in 2005, there was an exhibit called the Mysterious Bog People traveling the world. The closest it got to New Jersey was Pittsburgh, which is about 8 hours away. I decided to make a trip of it and a bunch of friends decided to come along. I also decided that it would happen the weekend of my birthday, causing one friend to dub it the Bog Body Birthday Bash. A college friend of mine, who independently became fascinated with bog bodies, was asking about the exhibit since she hadn’t been able to to, so I took pictures of most of the souvenirs I got. (I didn’t take one of the book; I ate the chocolate; and I sadly lost the silver spiral bracelet a few years ago–a loss I still mourn. It was a favorite piece of jewelry and though the Met in NY used to carry the same piece, they no longer make it.) So to make a long story short (too late!), I figured I’d post the pics here as well.

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December 26, 2012 · 8:55 pm

“Frankenstein” Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland

“Frankenstein” Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland.

This is awesome in a creepy kind of way.

 

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New Species: “Rebel” Coelacanth Stalked Ancient Seas

New Species: “Rebel” Coelacanth Stalked Ancient Seas.

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Well, it was bound to happen: Sh*t Editors and Agents Say

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January 31, 2012 · 7:57 pm

Oh Stephen Fry, I love you

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January 30, 2012 · 1:22 pm

Thanks for the follow. I love your blog name. Yay for Mack the Knife!

Thanks! 🙂

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The Most Badass Excerpt From Barney Frank’s Interview With The NY Times

Interviewer: You’ve long argued for the decriminalization of marijuana. Do you smoke weed?

Barney Frank: No.

Interviewer: Why not?

Barney Frank: Why do you ask a question, then act surprised when I give an answer? Do you think I lie to people?

Interviewer: I thought you might explain why you support decriminalizing it but don’t smoke it.

Barney Frank: Do you think I’ve ever had an abortion?

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January 28, 2012 · 6:23 pm