I'm in the middle of proofing HIDDEN GHOSTS; while I enjoy reading these stories once again, proofing is very tiring, especially when you do it during your day job too. I hope to have it done within the next few days. In the meantime, here are some things I found while taking a break and cruising the Internet:
London Daily Photo had this picture of Sir Francis Bacon today. Daisy Bacon was a descendant of this philosopher, writer and scientist. What I didn't know is that he died after contracting pneumonia, experimenting with the use of freezing to preserve meat.
Buzz Feed has a photo gallery of The Most Sexist Cigarette Ads of the 1960s, almost all of them featuring Silva Thins. (Thanks for the tip, Bill Crider.) While my memory tells me that there were a LOT of other ads that were just as sexist, these brought back some nice flashbacks. I smoked for 5 years, in the early 1970s. There was a lot of identity associated with what brand you smoked, especially when you're young. None of the 'female' brands did it for me. I smoked Marlboros like all my friends did.
Davy Crockett's Almanack has a full length Laurel and Hardy movie available for viewing. The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case is from 1930. This is part of the Overlooked Film Series which runs every Tuesday.
One of my favorite pages on Facebook is about Xena the Warrior Puppy. She and her best friend Jonny, who has autism, have become famous around the world. If you don't know the story, here it is from the msnbc.com site:
And that's all for today! Off to work I go.
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