Once again, just some stuff I've found
on the internet recently but didn't use
for any posts. Usually for good reason.
If you've ever wanted to be buried in a
pauper's grave in a cheap pine coffin just
like Mozart, you can get this authentic
Austrian one at Casket Furniture. You could
even go Mozart one better and spray paint it
some spiffy color — my personal choice would
be candy-apple red.
You can also get a billiard table made out of
a coffin there. Just in case you were in the
market for that type of thing.
The theme music is almost worth the visit alone
— it's a VERY old bluegrass number called
"Oh Death" sung by Ralph Stanley of the famous
Stanley Brothers. Here's a bit of it:
Oh death, Oh death
Won't you spare me over til another year?
Well what is this that I can't see
With ice cold hands taking hold of me
Well I am death none can excel
I'll open the door to heaven or hell
Kinda hard to dance to. But what can you
say about those beautiful, mournful,
old bluegrass songs?
I think this was an actual book — though it's
sometimes hard to tell on the internet. Evidently,
the book had to be pulled from bookstore shelves
after animal rights groups protested. It's a shame
to see the old traditions die out, ain't it?
And I have no recollection of where I got this
one (honest!) but it extended somehow from the
Cat Juggling site.
A cool photo of Aleister Crowley.
And of course after that Crowley shot, we have
to have one of Anita Ekberg as Mrs. Satan.
And I might as well throw in one of Claudette
Colbert as Cleopatra, just to make it some
really weird threesome. I'm sure Crowley would
have appreciated that.
It's tough for me to imagine the totally hilarious
Claudette as Cleopatra. "Hey, bring me that snake!
— Ha! Just kidding! Bring me some more wine!"
FYI, the pagan orgy starts at midnight. I'll be
wearing my best toga. And Fairuza Balk will be
dancing naked with a snake — if I can talk her
From the strange and the unusual to 100% American
cheesecake — Marilyn Monroe in Korea, 1954.
Apple unveils its new computer.
Ha! Just couldn't resist!
At least it has the QWERTY keyboard. I've seen
some of those really old ones that don't.
As usual with the Junk Drawer posts, I conclude
with a really sleazy photo of some celebrity.
In this one it's actress Julianne Moore, who I
can only guess is preparing for her upcoming role
in the movie "Boogie Night Ninjas."