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Forum: Other Mysteries 01-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mayerling
Good one Sam! Reminds of one of the word...

Good one Sam! Reminds of one of the word illustrations used by Ambrose Bierce in "The Devil's Dictionary", to the effect that he once saw a grown man emerge from a cellar door!

Abby, personally I...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 01-07-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,959
Posted By Mayerling
I have decided to add some pictures of Eyraud,...

I have decided to add some pictures of Eyraud, Bompard, the trunk, and illustrations of Gouffe's murder in Paris. He had been invited for an evening with the gamin like Gabrielle Bompard, and when...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 01-06-2019, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
Actually the Eyraud-Bompard Case is fairly well...

Actually the Eyraud-Bompard Case is fairly well written up in books on the development of forensic science like Jurgen Thorwald's "Century of the Detective". It involved problems in identifying the...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 12-28-2018, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
I have had some health problems regarding my legs...

I have had some health problems regarding my legs this past year, so I have not been very busy on this site as I usually have been. Not much to add (like the details about M. Orfila from the Marie...
Forum: Pub Talk 12-25-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Mayerling
There was also that wonderful Alistair Sim/George...

There was also that wonderful Alistair Sim/George Cole/Terry-Thomas comedy, "The Green Man", where Sim (a professional, but "picky" assassin for hire - he has to decide if the proposed victim...
Forum: Pub Talk 12-24-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Mayerling
An interesting concept that, but I have never...

An interesting concept that, but I have never heard of one.

Years ago there was a film called "The Tenth Victim" in which (in a future world) people can join a contest of mutual assassinations, and...
Forum: Pub Talk 11-07-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Mayerling
Never heard of Leigh Smith, his ship disaster,...

Never heard of Leigh Smith, his ship disaster, but successfully keeping all members of his crew alive and conducting important research into Franz Josef Land. It was a better ending to an Arctic...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,667
Posted By Mayerling
I don't know if this can be of any help, but I...

I don't know if this can be of any help, but I once thought I had the germ of an idea where Mr. Larkin came up with his murderous pair of Portuguese cattle drivers. In 1878 a family in Llangibby in...
Forum: Other Mysteries 09-21-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By Mayerling
If I'm not mistaken at that time Noel Coward had...

If I'm not mistaken at that time Noel Coward had a home in Jamaica, and so did the movie actor Errol Flynn.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,667
Posted By Mayerling
Unhappy Sorry, but I feel less and less sure it will be...

Sorry, but I feel less and less sure it will be solved. But it has opened up so many hitherto underdiscussed areas of Victorian history (mainly dealing with the poorer citizens, or the police) that...
Forum: Pub Talk 09-21-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,120
Posted By Mayerling
I read the complete four volume book years ago,...

I read the complete four volume book years ago, published in the US by Bantam Books. Liked it a great deal. Churchill was not ashamed to voice all kinds of opinions in it, like how he felt the...
Forum: Other Mysteries 07-27-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,157
Posted By Mayerling
That Japanese story actually dates back fairly...

That Japanese story actually dates back fairly early after the tragedy occurred. In 1943 a film starring Rosalind Russell and Fred MacMurray called "Flight For Freedom" appeared in Hollywood, and...
Forum: Other Mysteries 07-27-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,157
Posted By Mayerling
Hi Graham, I read of the Gardner Island theory...

Hi Graham,

I read of the Gardner Island theory the other day. Quite haunting to think of Amelia's desperate attempts to use the plane's radio a few hours every day until the plane fell off the reef...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-22-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Mayerling
There have been questions about the two sets of...

There have been questions about the two sets of bones found in the Tower since 1678 when they were found under a staircase. Forensics did not exist in the reign of King Charles Ii (who was having...
Forum: Non-Fiction 07-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,164
Posted By Mayerling
Hi Simon, No, I just don't know enough...

Hi Simon,

No, I just don't know enough background to wonder why this figure may be the man you say it is. It's a matter of my own ignorance.

Jeff
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 07-15-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,764
Posted By Mayerling
I'm not sure Russia has been truly trusted by...

I'm not sure Russia has been truly trusted by Sweden since Poltava in 1709.

Jeff
Forum: Non-Fiction 07-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,164
Posted By Mayerling
Why do you suppose this is that man?

Why do you suppose this is that man?
Forum: Visual Media 07-15-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By Mayerling
I like to watch the show every now and then to...

I like to watch the show every now and then to try to guess what is the meaning of the items they choose per museum. They had one concerning a museum in New Orleans that had some item connected to...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,293
Posted By Mayerling
I feel that Mr. Ed was a far more stable...

I feel that Mr. Ed was a far more stable genius!!:rolleyes2:


Jeff
Forum: Pub Talk 07-15-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,293
Posted By Mayerling
Possibly. I think we learned it from our...

Possibly. I think we learned it from our forebears - Britain. However, to be perfectly fair, I believe "doublethink" (a term invented by one of my favorite Englishmen) is used by every country. ...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-14-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,293
Posted By Mayerling
Every President, good, mediocre, or poor, will...

Every President, good, mediocre, or poor, will have supporters and critics. It is inevitable. It's true (as you observed in Germany in the 1930s) in other countries as well. There were plenty of...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-07-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,327
Posted By Mayerling
In 1915 the Wilson administration learned of an...

In 1915 the Wilson administration learned of an indiscreet letter from the Ambassador from Austria-Hungary that was critical of the President and the electorate, and suggested how stupid and na´ve we...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-07-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,327
Posted By Mayerling
Given their differing styles of music, this get...

Given their differing styles of music, this get together was simply a matter of marking thyme.
Forum: Pub Talk 07-05-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Mayerling
Anglesey is where the Royal Charter sank in 1859...

Anglesey is where the Royal Charter sank in 1859 in a really hurricane storm. nearly 500 people from Australia died.
Forum: Rippercast 06-29-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By Mayerling
Excellent podcast, and it certainly makes me want...

Excellent podcast, and it certainly makes me want to look closer into Le Grand.

Earlier in the podcast the issue of spelling mistakes and the "Ripper writings" (here the "Juwes"/"Jews" controversy...
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