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Entries from May 2014

Ralph Holland’s Exd Motor

May 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

In the late 1940s, fans and followers of Richard Shaver tried to research his claims.  Some of them tried to find their way into the caves he had described; others tried to build the machines that he claimed the cavern races used underground.  Of the latter, most concentrated on the telaug, or telepathy augmenter, or […]

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Tags: Literature

Children’s Card Games (203)

May 16th, 2014 · 9 Comments

This “Crazy Eights” deck comes with no indication of date or publisher.  It has perforated edges, so maybe it was sold as a sheet.  It bears images of animals carrying numerals: raccoon, bear, rabbit, pig, squirrel, lamb, duck, and kitten.  For some reason, the first four are set against a yellow background, and the last […]

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Richard Shaver on Time and Space

May 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Every now and then, we like to post something about Richard Shaver.  Here we have some of his ruminations on time and space, and, at the end, a bit about tuna.  (Please click to enlarge.) (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Ancient History · Literature