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The Creepiest Game You’ve Never Heard Of

(YouTube Link) Take the works of Edgar Allen Poe, use them as the basis for an adventure video game starring William S. Burroughs and you’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the strangeness that is The Dark Eye. Video games in the 90s definitely weren’t lacking in originality, it’s just too bad that most truly exceptional [...]

James Earl Jones Reads The Raven

(YouTube Link) The guy who gave Darth Vader his voice reads Edgar Allen Poe’s classic poem The Raven, and his booming baritone has ruined all further readings of the poem forevermore. When James Earl Jones reads something, it stays read! –via Gizmodo

Skull & Crow Salt And Pepper Shakers

Skull & Crow Salt & Pepper Shakers – $14.95 Halloween is coming up soon. Are you on the lookout for a perfectly creepy salt & pepper shaker set for your kitchen table? You need the Skull & Crow Salt & Pepper Shaker from the NeatoShop.  There was nevermore perfect salt & pepper shaker for your next [...]

10 Cultural Giants Who Died Coinless

The notion of the starving artist is nothing new, and whether it was because they toiled in obscurity, were swindled or the victims of financial mismanagement, some of the most famous contributors to culture sadly perished in poverty. 1. Vincent van Gogh Though his life was short, Vincent van Gogh left the world with almost 2000 [...]

Poe Toaster is a No-Show

Every January 19th, an unidentified person comes to the grave site of Edgar Allen Poe in Baltimore and leaves three roses and a half bottle of cognac. It’s a tradition that goes back to at least 1949. About three dozen fans were waiting this morning for the toaster, but for the first time in over [...]

13 Examples of Literature in Song

It’s no real surprise that Wikipedia has a thorough list of these, but it’s interesting to parse through the many, and find a neat collection of songs and albums that were based on, or influenced by books. Led Zeppelin has a scatological lyric library referencing JRR Tolkien, but let’s see what else is out there. 13. Alan Parson’s [...]

6 Lost Treasures Just Waiting To Be Found

Last month we told you about people who stumbled upon their fortune. If you haven’t found your own copy of the Declaration of Independence or a few thousand Ancient Roman coins, let me give you a push in the right direction with these tales of lost treasures that are just waiting for you to find [...]

Airships and Tentacles

“QUANTUM SHOT” #584Link – by Avi Abrams There is a touch of sensuality in the pink tentacles, scarlet flowers, and protruding ship masts How can we not feature something that boasts airships, Arctic wastes, tentacles and sensuality – all at once? Impossible, I say! So here is the “Airships and Tentacles” Series by Myke Amend, combining Vernian [...]