A collection of links to amuse you over the weekend.
101 Ways to Say “Died”: A collection of quotes (and images!) of the euphemisms for “death” used on early American tombstones. Get inspiration for your own journey to the “Summer Land.”
Spotters’ Guide to UFOs, 1967: I love this collection of UFO typologies. There’s something bizarre and fascinating about this kind of American marginalia.
Book Riot’s Limited Edition Read More Books T-shirt: Yep. I ordered one. Surprise.
Robert W. Chamers: Sentimental Horrification: Michael Dirda writes a spoiler-free introduction to the author of The King in Yellow, inspiration for HBO’s True Detective.
Terra Incognita: The Paradoxical History of Cosmic Horror, from Lovecraft to Ligotti: Mike Mariani explores the origins of “cosmic horror” and its ongoing appeal. “For them and us, the cosmic ecstasy was always hidden in the horror. The imagination, weaned on a materialistic civilization and thoroughly disillusioned with it, yearns for that sublime unknown.”
Speakers of Truth
While we’re at it, you should visit From Couch to Moon.