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Birthday Trio – Ellison, Lee, Price

Posted in art, books, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, funny, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, horror films, humor, legends, life, literature, macabre, monster, monster movies, movies, News, people, reading, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/27/2017 by Edward Brock

3 of my favorites were born today:

Harlan Ellison (1934)

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Christopher Lee (1922)

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Vincent Price (1911)

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Posted in art, books, children's book, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, ebook, fiction, gross, horror, literature, macabre, middle grade, monster, reading, scary, Uncategorized, weird, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 05/22/2017 by Edward Brock

Today is the final day to get my newest story, An Apple A Day, for Free (on Kindle).

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Historical Happening – Robinson Crusoe

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, ebook, fiction, Film, history, literature, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , on 04/25/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic novel, Robinson Crusoe (by Daniel DeFoe), was published on this day–in 1719.

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(Classics Illustrated #43)

Historical Happening – Virginia Woolf’s 1st Novel

Posted in amazon, art, books, ebook, fiction, history, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , on 03/09/2017 by Edward Brock

Author, Virginia Woolf, delivers her first book–The Voyage Out–to publisher.

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WhaHuh? – The Great Balloon Hoax

Posted in books, Cool Stuff, fiction, folklore, funny, history, humor, laughter, life, literature, News, poe, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , on 02/16/2017 by Edward Brock

On April 13, 1844, New York’s The Sun added an extra page to their paper. The page claimed that a popular balloonist, named Monck Mason, had flown across the Atlantic Ocean in just 74 hours–a historical first.

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Named Victoria, the balloon had departed from England and was headed for Paris, when one of the propellers malfunctioned. The balloon drifted off course–and ended up in South Carolina. Word quickly spread and readers were excited to get a copy of the paper for themselves. They even showed up to the newspaper’s office to get copies. 

But, unknown to the enthusiastic crowd, the story was actually a hoax–perpetrated by Edgar Allan Poe. The hoax was revealed two days later but, by then, The Sun had already made quite a bit of money.

Poe later wrote that, “I never witnessed more intense excitement to get possession of a newspaper.” He seemed surprised that people were so easily manipulated by false news. He even stood on The Sun’s steps to inform the crowd that the story was a hoax. But, most of the readers ignored him while they were snatching up copies of the paper.

Historical Happening – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

Posted in art, box office, Cool Stuff, Film, history, humor, legends, movies, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Though it had a premiere on January 21, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid hit theaters on this day, in 1921.

It starred Chaplin–who wrote, produced, and edited the film, as well. It was also Chaplin’s first feature-length film as director.

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Historical Happening – James Joyce & Ulysses

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, kindle, legends, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/02/2017 by Edward Brock

James Joyce was born on this day, in 1882.

And his door-stopping novel, Ulysses, was published (in a single book form)–on this day, in 1922. It was originally serialized in the magazine, The Little Review.

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