I suppose I ought to write something here. I wouldn't want you to think that I was an enormous, sentient computer from the Andromeda galaxy merely masquerading as a human to lull your suspicions until the time when my armada of conquering robot arachno-weasels reach Earth. No, that wouldn't do at all.

So. The basics. I'm a mid-forties, tall-looming, book-reading, cat-serving, Michigan-living, cheese-eating, beard-lacking data warehouse analyst and fiction writer--see my website, GaryWOlson.com for more information on the 'writer' part, and for news about my dark fantasy novel Brutal Light.

In addition to posting (and reblogging) pictures and items I find amusing, I also have entries from my blog on my main site crossposted here. I'm also on Twitter and Facebook and Google+ and heaps and heaps of other places. See any page of my site on the right-side column under the "Me on the Intertubes" heading.

I am not a taco.

 

weirdvintage:

The Lavery Electric Automatic Phrenometer whirrs into action, August 1907.  It supposedly measured the activity of the brain, but in actuality it studied the bumps on one’s head with hopes to gain insight about their personality.  This is the portable version.  (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

weirdvintage:

The Lavery Electric Automatic Phrenometer whirrs into action, August 1907.  It supposedly measured the activity of the brain, but in actuality it studied the bumps on one’s head with hopes to gain insight about their personality.  This is the portable version.  (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

libraryofva:

Recent Acquisition - Ephemera Collection
Victorian Trade Card.Use Carter’s Little Liver Pills. A cure for nervousness and dyspepsia. “Don’t be nervous”
(It’s a GIANT frog - this kid should be nervous !)

libraryofva:

Recent Acquisition - Ephemera Collection

Victorian Trade Card.
Use Carter’s Little Liver Pills. A cure for nervousness and dyspepsia. “Don’t be nervous”

(It’s a GIANT frog - this kid should be nervous !)

apothecaryads:

Wand’s Gelatine-coated Horse Balls, advertised in the Chemist and Druggist, c.1905 (I did write the date down somewhere but can’t find it!)

apothecaryads:

Wand’s Gelatine-coated Horse Balls, advertised in the Chemist and Druggist, c.1905 (I did write the date down somewhere but can’t find it!)