I had long been aware of the WWI legend of The Angel of Mons
, in which a piece of deliberate fiction was accepted as literal truth.
But I was unaware until recently that right in my own backyard, in nearby Hadley, Massachusetts, a similar bit of fiction-as-history existed, the Angel of Hadley
, the account of how a mysterious elderly warrior saved settlers from the Indians.
Another good piece on the subject here.
The seamed pantyhose give it that authentic Filipino cultural touch.
Boring pep talk from a CEO segues into a husband's foreign sex fantasies. That's a sweepstakes promotion!
I don't follow contemporary wrestling, but some cursory googling seems to reveal that there are still "little people" active in the sport.
But nothing like these glory days, I imagine...
Guardians of the Galaxy
was great. But I'd pay twice as much to see a feature-length version of this.
After being deemed innocent on charges of attempted terrorism while trying to smuggle 20,000 euros out of the UK in her underwear, Nawal Msaad
gave her unique public reaction to the verdict in the form of the video above.
Many more odd and fascinating details (Chanel-enhanced ankle monitor) at the link.
I never knew before about Morph, the forerunner
of Wallace & Gromit. On first glance, he seems less weird and manic than either Gumby or W&G.