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The Infamous Buckley Family Halloween Photo

This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick-or-treater. The mother’s body was later found half eaten.*

*This story is Internet fiction. It has been a popular myth and featured on many websites to be true.

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Oscar Wilde, date unknown

What a gorgeous photograph of the man.

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Creepy Halloween costumes c. 1900’s- 1950’s

Well I wasn’t planning to sleep with the hurricane and all anyway…

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Bring Out the Pagan In You (by Charm and Poise)

Bettie Page dancing to “Love in a Trashcan” by the Ravonettes. This seriously never gets old. Maybe that’s just me. Anyway, whoever did this did a fantastic job.

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Banjo kitty!

 One of the greatest pictures I have ever seen!


Marilyn Monroe as Theda Bara

Photo by Richard Avedon

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In Soda Revival, Fizzy Taste Bubbles Up From The Past

“The soda fountain was once an equivalent to the local saloon,” says Darcy O’Neil, the author ofFix the Pumps, a history of the golden age of soda fountains. In 1875, he explains, there was a soda counter in almost every American city….

“In the beginning, pharmacists are using good flavors to hide flavors they need us to drink,” explains mixologist Owen Thompson…. 

So, you’d walk into the pharmacy, pick up your foul-tasting medicine, and then walk to the other side of the counter, where the pharmacist had a soda jerk. He’d mix the medicine with a sweet, flavored syrup and soda water.

“At first, [the pharmacists] used sweetened soda water to conceal the taste of bitter drugs like quinine and iron. Then they started to add more exotic substances,” says O’Neil, the drink historian. (NPR)

Photo: A 1939 soda jerk flips ice cream into malted milk shakes in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Library of Congress)

I’ve been wanting to go to American Eats tavern here in DC for quite some time. I’m definitely going for sure now!

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