inktober52: brain

“I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.” — Mitch Hedberg Mitch Hedberg was a favorite comedian of a lot of comedians. His offbeat delivery and awkward stage presence set …

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inktober52: ufo

George Adamski built a wooden observatory to house his six-inch telescope and foster his interest in astronomy. Friends and acquaintances called him “professor” and assumed he had some association with Cal Tech’s nearby Palomar Observatory. George rarely denied the title, despite having only a third grade education. In October 1946, during a meteor shower, George …

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inktober52: sandy

In 1978, the film version of the stage musical Grease was released to theaters. It was a huge hit. Personally, I didn’t like it. However, a recent theory concerning the true story of Grease has been making its way across the internet — making the film a bit more enjoyable… at least to me. According …

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inktober52: wires

“I don’t believe it! / There she goes again! She’s tidied up, and I can’t find anything! All my tubes and wires / And careful notes / And antiquated notions.” — She Blinded Me with Science Magnus Pyle was a well-respected scientist, published author, admired expert and Chairman of the Nutrition Society of Scotland long …

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inktober52: puppet

Paul Winchell was an unusual character. He was an accomplished ventriloquist, taking up the hobby to overcome a pronounced childhood stutter and to bide his time while confined to bed as he battled polio. He eventually returned to school, where he constructed a ventriloquist dummy in exchange for class credit. He cobbled together jokes and …

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