Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

KFC Infiltrates the UN

Colonel Sanders, international secret agent:

lighters and matches

"There's a whole multiverse (literally!) of cool old cigarette lighters out there, all of which are perfectly suitable for time-transcending troublemakers such as ourselves."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stingy Jack's Halloween Legend

The true story of Jack O'Lantern himself:

Saturday, October 24, 2009


A tribute to the late Soupy Sales:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Goodbye, Cafe Metro

The Louisville snooty bistro "Cafe Metro" folds, and JSH bids it a fond farewell. Okay, maybe it really isn't so fond:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is the Belle of Louisville haunted?

And did the ghost of an old captain recently send the steamboat out of control?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Abandoned House in Scott County

JSH takes a wrong turn trying to leave Georgetown and finds a creepy old abandoned house in the woods:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Today in JSH history: "Weird Kentucky" announced

On this date and on this site (at its former Geocities location), JSH's book "Weird Kentucky" was formally announced:

"A new JSH book, Weird Kentucky, is due to hit store shelves nationwide in May 2008 and is now available for pre-ordering on Amazon. The book is sort of an extension of JSH's Unusual Kentucky website, but features mostly new material that's never been seen on that site. Expect a book-signing tour in the weeks surrounding the book's release."


Seen on JSH's Twitter this evening:

"Having an 'Ari from Entourage' day. And you're all Lloyd. Beware."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Stringbean Cometh

This week's Suspension of Disbelief: Part one of a two-part list of Kentuckians whose stories would make a great play.

Kentucky Hoarders

"You have a right to be so sentimental about possessions that you save objects from 40 years ago whose significance you've long since forgotten, but you keep them anyway, because you know the younger you would have wanted it that way."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sonic Boom

Hyping the new KISS album, Sonic Boom...... KISS Mr. Potato Heads?? Really?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Death of a Secret Service Agent

Two different Federal workers inexplicably found in remote Kentucky rural graveyards, both cases years apart. JSH connects the dots:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Duck Shoes Rag

"The Grinnel Giggers made only eight recordings, all done in one session in Memphis, May 1930."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The "Old Fashioned" Drink

"Supposedly, the first drink ever to be called a 'cocktail' was the Old Fashioned, and the Old Fashioned was supposedly invented in Louisville at the Pendennis Club. Supposedly."

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Scary Cells of Henrietta Lacks

"On October 4, 1951, an African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer.

Samples of her cervical cancer cells were extracted by Dr. George Otto Gey. To his amazement and horror, Henrietta Lacks's cervical cells multiplied readily and rapidly, faster than anything ever seen."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Water Nymph Ballet"

See sexy Vera Zorina dance the "Water Nymph Ballet" in the 1938 film The Goldwyn Follies.