Dogs, yes. Birds, no.

“I once had a mynah bird, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. When I put music on, it would start yelling at me. It was like living with an ancient, fractious aunt. The fucker was never grateful for anything. Only animal I ever gave away. Maybe it got too stoned; there were a lot of guys smoking weed. To me it was like living with Mick in the room in a cage, always pursing its beak.”

— From Life (2010) by Keith Richards

Conversation

Charles Raymond Macauley in Fantasma Land (1904), from Weird & Wonderful: Discoveries from the Mysterious World of Forgotten Children’s Books (2010) with thanks again to Ellen Heath and Laura Heath.

Christmas?

This image from “Christmas Comes but Once a Year” (1903) by L.J. Bridgman, collected in Weird & Wonderful: Discoveries from the Mysterious World of Forgotten Children’s Books (2010), confuses the heck out of me.

Look and Learn

And they wonder why children have nightmares. These images from “Look and Learn” (1940) are collected in Weird & Wonderful: Discoveries from the Mysterious World of Forgotten Children’s Books (2010), compiled by Welleran Poltarnees, for which I thank Ellen and Laura Heath.