Monday, October 30, 2006

A Seasonal Graphic

Click on the image for a larger view.

And just in time for Halloween, HERE is a story about Houdini, who died on October 31, 1926. It seems there was more to Houdini than met the eye:
"...A new biography of the legendary performer suggests that Houdini worked as a spy for Scotland Yard, monitored Russian anarchists and chased counterfeiters for the U.S. Secret Service — all before he was possibly murdered...."

49 Comments:

At 10/30/2006 6:32 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

HoooWeeeeOoohhhh!
Scary to leftistas indeed!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

 
At 10/30/2006 6:55 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
I was looking for a graphic with something about "leftist utopians," but I didn't find one. Unfortunately, I'm graphically challenged, so I couldn't create my own graphic.

 
At 10/30/2006 7:09 AM, Blogger JINGOIST said...

What an absolutely fascinating character!! I watched the Tony Curtis movie, but never had a clue he was this deep. Wow! Chasing down Commie Anarchists, counterfeiters and exposing "spiritual channelers" are all great services to mankind. Good for Harry Houdini, he was real mensch!

Morgan

 
At 10/30/2006 7:11 AM, Blogger JINGOIST said...

AOW like many Jews in showbiz Harry changed his name. Do you know his real name?

 
At 10/30/2006 8:11 AM, Blogger Raven said...

Facinating...I didn't know ANY of this.

Thank you AOW- I have saved that link
and might do a post. The things I learn!!

 
At 10/30/2006 8:41 AM, Anonymous Seth said...

Same here, I knew little about Houdini.

That Halloween graphic would scare away more liberals than a real live demon or werewolf, LOL.

 
At 10/30/2006 9:05 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I think most people still believe that he died failing to escape from the "water torture chamber" during one of his acts.

 
At 10/30/2006 9:12 AM, Anonymous Michael said...

Cool, I need to get this book.,

 
At 10/30/2006 9:14 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i've always found the "star of david" to be the most repulsive item to a leftist - honestly, if you want to have a war of words put one on and you soon find out who's who! we wear the buttons and people are either genuinely interested or start calling us all sorts of names - it ain't purty.

 
At 10/30/2006 9:15 AM, Blogger nanc said...

houdini was such an escapist!

 
At 10/30/2006 9:55 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Morgan,
AOW like many Jews in showbiz Harry changed his name. Do you know his real name?

Without taking time to look it up, I believe that Houdini was from Hungary and that his real name was Erich Weiss.

For a time in my life, I was fascinated by Houdini. Part of that fascination stems from the Tony Curtis/Janet Leigh film.

 
At 10/30/2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

I dig the graphic. Don't know much about Houdini to comment about it.

 
At 10/30/2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Raven,
Facinating...I didn't know ANY of this.

...I have saved that link
and might do a post. The things I learn!!


This is an educational site. ;)

 
At 10/30/2006 10:08 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
I think most people still believe that he died failing to escape from the "water torture chamber" during one of his acts.

Thanks to that dramatic scene in the Tony Curtis movie.

Houdini also debunked many spiritual mediums and thus came into conflict with Arthur Conan Doyle.

 
At 10/30/2006 10:11 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

A legend, of which I don't know the veracity: For years on Halloween, Houdini's widow held seances trying to reach her husband on the other side--no success.

My father, as a teenager, actually saw Houdini perform in either D.C. or Baltimore. Apparently Houdini's act was a huge draw and very spectacular.

 
At 10/30/2006 10:22 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Michael,
The book is getting a lot of promo. Before long, it should be in the public library. Perhaps the book already in on the library shelves. I'll check in a minute.

 
At 10/30/2006 10:25 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

The new book about Houdini, The Secret Life of Houdini is on order at the Fairfax County Public Library. I just placed my hold on it.

 
At 10/30/2006 10:48 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Chasing down Commie Anarchists, counterfeiters and exposing "spiritual channelers"...

Hmmm. I don't suppose Houdini got reincarnated as beakerkin, do you?

 
At 10/30/2006 1:23 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Great graphic! ANY of those things are sure to scare the pee out of a liberal!

I read somewhere that Houdini was so determined to escape that he once even tore up his own arms to do so, and in front of a live audience!

 
At 10/30/2006 1:24 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Escape a trap, I mean! ;)

 
At 10/30/2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
I think that I first saw the graphic at Mike's America. Too funny and a great satire, huh?

Farmer,
Houdini reincarnated as Beakerkin? Well, maybe. But Beakerambo still needs to be liberated! Maybe Beakerambo can study up on some of Houdini's techniques.

 
At 10/30/2006 2:42 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

...perhaps then he wouldn't need so much liberating! He could escape without having to be rescued by the Beamish Brigade.

 
At 10/30/2006 3:11 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I never saw the movie AOW..but because of it, that's how I always believed Houdini had died until I was probably in my twenties. I had a friend in college who was an expert on his life.
For some people, he seems to be much more than a magician/escape artist. It's almost as if he is attributed to being a master of black arts.

 
At 10/30/2006 6:33 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i'm concerned about beak - i haven't seen him all day and he hasn't posted comments.

 
At 10/30/2006 8:37 PM, Blogger lilfeathers2000 said...

Click and Comment Monday and have a God Blessed Week.

 
At 10/30/2006 9:02 PM, Blogger City Troll said...

Happy Holloween....

 
At 10/30/2006 10:15 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Hiya AOW..good to see ya back!..wow I didnt know any of this either..ty !..and BOO!

 
At 10/30/2006 10:36 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Just the word WORK will scare most LEFTARDS!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

 
At 10/30/2006 11:40 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

I like the "work" and "responsibility" part of that graphic.

 
At 10/31/2006 10:19 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

I'm scared! That building on the left just keeps gettin' bigger and bigger!

 
At 10/31/2006 10:40 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

...and from what I hear the msm tell, at least one of those two chambers is likely to fall into the hands of some really evil spirits.

 
At 10/31/2006 12:01 PM, Blogger cube said...

Don't let the lefties scare you!!!Come Nov 8th, they're the ones that will be scared.

Happy Halloween!

 
At 10/31/2006 12:50 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Happy Halloween, cube!

I hope you're right!

 
At 10/31/2006 2:33 PM, Blogger nanc said...

if you haven't seen brooke's halloween costume for plucky - you're missing out on one of the seven funniest things of the day:

http://neoconcommandcenter.blogspot.com/

no carbonated or hot drinks when viewing!

 
At 10/31/2006 4:42 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
I stopped by Brooke's a left a comment. Is that graphic hilarious or what?

Farmer,
You keep changing costumes. Sometimes I can't recognize you. ;)

Cube,
Will we know on November 8th, or will the election results be tied up in court.

 
At 10/31/2006 5:03 PM, Blogger David Schantz said...

I had forgot that he died on Holloween. He was a great showman. This makes him even more interesting.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

 
At 10/31/2006 5:18 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Happy Halloween, all!

 
At 10/31/2006 5:19 PM, Blogger nanc said...

you should see the first article thread at fpm - you'd die laughing at the lack of lefties and then one actually lost it over the kerry "APOLOGY" today! does my heart good to see the left a little more than shaken, not stirred!

 
At 10/31/2006 6:04 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

HA! That's great! Interesting about Houdini also... We saw "The Prestige" this weekend. It was actually very good:>)

 
At 10/31/2006 7:27 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

His real name was Erich Weiss. But I didn't know the rest of this stuff, AOW. Interesting post and good for Houdini! :)

 
At 10/31/2006 10:10 PM, Blogger nanc said...

BOO!

 
At 10/31/2006 10:36 PM, Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Houdini is fascinating!

Happy Halloween! I did scare a liberal today.

 
At 11/01/2006 7:48 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

We didn't have a single trick-or-treater last night. The chocolate is MINE!

 
At 11/01/2006 8:11 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

We had only one, the teen boy from down the street, but he wasn't actually trick or treating us, he just had a really bizarre costume and wanted to say HI! He was with a, dare I say it, a girlfriend. So he got a hug, in spite of his costume!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

 
At 11/01/2006 8:19 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
he just had a really bizarre costume

What was it?

Actually, I'm glad that we didn't have any trick-or-treaters--besides getting to eat the chocolate, I mean. Their absence allowed for me to deliver my car to the car dealership for what looks like a major and expensive repair.

I don't live to leave the house untended on Halloween because of pranksters. However, in truth, we don't get much from pranksters these days.

 
At 11/01/2006 8:40 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

We had a troop of Downs-kids came through our neighborhood last night, along with the regular ghouls and goblins. They were a blast!

Holloween is fun!

 
At 11/01/2006 9:03 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Well, I have to say first, this boy is very much a boy! He was at a friend's house and saw a pair of little girl's fairy wings in the closet. Then somewhere he found a pink tutu. And a fuzzy lime green hat! So he shows up in pink wings and tutu, and fuzzy green head! He's 6'1" and broad shouldered, skinny though. It was quite a sight! His mom didn't even want him to leave the house, but he wanted to come show us what an idjit he looked like! My daughter was yelling out the door that we don't celebrate holoween, until he said who it was, we just laughed!

tmw

 
At 11/01/2006 9:16 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
He was enjoying the fun of Halloween.

I understand why some Christians don't celebrate Halloween, but I admit that I enjoy the dress-in-costumes aspect. Nothing wrong with having fun! Your visitor sounds hilarious.

Yesterday, at the vet's office, the receptionist was dresses as a pirate--complete with eyebrow piercings and socks with skulls on them. Quite a get-up!

 
At 11/01/2006 11:50 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I was at the dentist's office on St. Patty's Day, 2 ladies from another office made the rounds to every dentist and left Irish Soda Bread, they were wearing leprachaun outfits. They do that for every holiday!

tmw

 

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