Monday, June 28, 2010

Around The Blogosphere 28 June 10

For reasons unknown (to me), I'm getting a lot of incoming traffic today on a couple of old posts: one about the Zodiac and the other concerning black market Harry Potter stuff...

My all-time favourite Zodiac book is one I picked up as a teenager at a garage sale: "The Mysteries of the Zodiac" by Prof. A.F. Seward (pictured at left) "World's Foremost Astrologer."

First printed in 1928 (the edition I posess), this little booklet's aim is true. I've read all the signs but I clearly identify with everything the good Prof. wrote about Scorpio. No doubt when the manual's copyright ran out someone re-published it, but I would trust only the original, if you can find it! Last year I saw a 1915 copy listed on eBay for $3.99!

What's really cool about the book: in the back there is a "coupon" for a personalized astrological forecast for $1. It bears Seward's boardwalk address and declares "This Coupon is never out of date --- send it in anytime." I've been wondering what would happen if I did send it in? Should I?

LA Times Blog ::: Melrose Place Actress Amy Locane Involved in Fatal DUI Accident

Stephanie Ragusa, the Tampa FL teacher who had sex with two of her middle school students was sentenced today. Text messages exchanged between Ragusa and of her student sex-partners were released today as well.

A mixed martial arts fighter has died from brain injuries in his professional debut. The Aiken County coroner said Monday that 30-year-old Michael Kirkham died from bleeding inside the brain.
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