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Date Literary Gem
18.05.15Walt Whitman Refuses to Use the Internet
01.06.15The Locksley Hall Leaves the Solar System
08.06.15John Milton's Game of the Month Review - Satan Online
15.06.15William Blake, Internet Troll
22.06.15North America's First UFO Sighting
29.06.15Jules Verne's Blockade Runners: The Annotated First Chapter
06.07.15The Road Not Taken
13.07.15Maud Muller and the Road Not Taken
20.07.15 The Song of Wandering Aengus
27.07.15 The Dream of an Hour, by Kate Chopin
03.08.15 Bob the Mockingbird, by Sidney Lanier
10.08.15 What Game Are They Playing? – Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
17.08.15 Treachery (and Painful Dialogue) in Outer Space – A Tom Corbett (Space Cadet) Adventure
24.08.15 Croquet in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
31.08.15 Spanish Fly
07.09.15 Ben Franklin Talks to Other Mad Scientists
14.09.15 Ben Franklin Explains the Calendar Shift
21.09.15 Ben Franklin, Swimmer
28.09.15 Ben Franklin, Sailor
05.10.15 Longfellow's Ballads, reviewed by Edgar Allen Poe
05.10.15 A Literary Supermoment
12.10.15 Edgar Allen Poe's Great Balloon Hoax
12.10.15 Caption Challenge: Drive-Through Estate Agent
19.10.15 Caption Challenge: Kitty Bake-Off
19.10.15 Edgar Allen Poe's 'Three Sundays in a Week'
26.10.15 Caption Challenge: Just Kidding Around
26.10.15 Edgar Allen Poe's 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head'
02.11.15 Caption Challenge: Public Spaces
02.11.15 O Henry's 'The Rose of Dixie'
09.11.15 Caption Challenge: Magritte-ing
09.11.15 O Henry's 'The Greater Coney'
16.11.15 Caption Challenge: Reaching into Space
16.11.15 O Henry's 'A Cosmopolite in a Café'
23.11.15 Caption Challenge: Red Square
23.11.15 O Henry's 'Sociology in Serge and Straw'
30.11.15 Caption Challenge: Exhibitions, Comrade
30.11.15 O Henry's 'Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen'
07.12.15 Socialist Carol of the Week: The Cherry Tree Carol
07.12.15 Caption Challenge: Festive
14.12.15 Socialist Carol of the Week: The Coventry Carol
14.12.15 Caption Challenge: Sleepy
21.12.15 Socialist Carol of the Week: The Wassail Song
21.12.15 Caption Challenge: Sugarplum Cops
28.12.15 Socialist Carol of the Week: What Child Is This?
28.12.15 Caption Challenge: Contemplative Kitty
04.01.16 Twa Dogs, by Robert Burns
04.01.16 Caption Challenge: Phone Box Puzzle
11.01.16 Address to the Deil, by Robert Burns
11.01.16 Caption Challenge: Kitten on the Keys
18.01.16 To a Louse, by Robert Burns
18.01.16 Caption Challenge: Peace, Love, and Cats
18.01.16 Old Joke Department: Snow on the Roof
25.01.16 For the Sake o' Somebody, by Robert Burns
25.01.16 Caption Challenge: Tattoo!
01.02.16 The Camp of Refuge, by Charlotte M Yonge
01.02.16 Caption Challenge: Cosy Snowman
08.02.16 Several Paragraphs in Which Nothing At All Happens, by Charlotte M Yonge
08.02.16 Caption Challenge: White Stuff
15.02.16 The Promise, by Charlotte M Yonge
15.02.16 Caption Challenge: More Cat Mayhem
22.02.16 St Ambrose's Choir, by Charlotte M Yonge
22.02.16 Caption Challenge: When You Really Need to Go
29.02.16 The Dove in the Eagle's Nest, by Charlotte M Yonge
29.02.16 Caption Challenge: Sit Quietly and Don't Fuss
07.03.16 The Rising of the Moon, by Lady Gregory
07.03.16 Caption Challenge: Jail!
14.03.16 Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth
14.03.16 Caption Challenge: Way Down Upon the Monongahela???
21.03.16 The King's Threshold Prologue, by WB Yeats
21.03.16 Caption Challenge: An Egg of a Different Colour
28.03.16 A Monk and His Pet Cat
28.03.16 Caption Challenge: Teddy and Co
04.04.16 A French Lady Comes to Visit
04.04.16 Caption Challenge: A Rare Treat
11.04.16 The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, by EJ Ruppelt
11.04.16 Caption Challenge: At the Post Office
18.04.16 Descending the Riffelberg, by Mark Twain
18.04.16 Caption Challenge: Blinking at the World
25.04.16 Pioneer Etymologies
25.04.16 Caption Challenge: Sign Nostalgia
02.05.16 Caption Challenge: War Horse
02.05.16 The h2g2 Traveller: I Want to Hang My Bicycle
02.05.16 Merlin Gets Vamped into a Tree
09.05.16 The h2g2 Traveller: Pagans Dance in the May
09.05.16 The h2g2 Traveller: Suwannee, How I Love Ya...
09.05.16 A Very Secret Agent, by Mari Wolf
09.05.16 Caption Challenge: A Useful Warning
16.05.16 Caption Challenge: A Domed Puzzle
16.05.16 I Impersonate a Russian Prince and steal a treaty, by Horst von der Goltz
23.05.16 Caption Challenge: Towels Rule!
23.05.16 The Mysterious Man Who Asked for a Light
30.05.16 Caption Challenge: Pretty and Proud
30.05.16 Spies Die Hard! by Arnold Marmor
30.05.16 Book Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
06.06.16 Caption Challenge: Tractor Supplies
06.06.16 Excelsior
13.06.16 Caption Challenge: Nature Unnatural
13.06.16 Food in the Good Old Summertime
27.06.16 Caption Challenge: Looking Out at the World
27.06.16 A Honeymoon Experiment
04.07.16 Caption Challenge: An Awkward Moment in Nature
04.07.16 The Declaration of Independence
11.07.16 Caption Challenge: Curse You, Red Baron
11.07.16 Love, Victorian Style
18.07.16 Caption Challenge: Sending You a Tweet
18.07.16 Now Showing: Cardigan, the Movie
25.07.16 Caption Challenge: What Time Is It?
25.07.16 The Jupiter Weapon
01.08.16 Caption Challenge: Who Ya Gonna Call?
01.08.16 Conspiracy in Three Acts
08.08.16 Caption Challenge: Waiting His Turn
08.08.16 How to Think at Your Kids
15.08.16 Some Summer Days in Iowa
15.08.16 Caption Challenge: Hi, There
22.08.16 George Stephenson Invents the Railway
22.08.16 Caption Challenge: Making an Entrance
29.08.16 Joe Foss, Flying Marine
29.08.16 Caption Challenge: Gardening Anomaly
29.08.16 Farm Report: Outrage Meeting
29.08.16 Poets for Hire
29.08.16 Stormy Weather
05.09.16 Ben Franklin and George Whitefield
05.09.16 Caption Challenge: Absurdly Cheerful
12.09.16 Another Scifi Bargain
12.09.16 Caption Challenge: Rest in Pieces
19.09.16 What Made Teenagers Laugh in 1930
19.09.16 Caption Challenge: Sunflower Surprise
26.09.16 The Roots of Doowop: The Männerchor
26.09.16 Caption Challenge: Skywatching
03.10.16 The Ghost and the Lawsuit
03.10.16 Caption Challenge: Catwash
10.10.16 The Blazing World
10.10.16 Caption Challenge: Transport
17.10.16 Spiritism Ranted At
17.10.16 Caption Challenge: Octopus v Bus
24.10.16 What Did the Friar Recollect?
24.10.16 Caption Challenge: What Fresh Madness Is This?
31.10.16 An Expert View of Spirit Photography
31.10.16 Caption Challenge: What Fresh Madness Is This? Part II
07.11.16 The Only Page of Proust You'll Ever Need
07.11.16 Caption Challenge: More Dodgy Produce
14.11.16 The Unspeakable in Pursuit
14.11.16 Caption Challenge: Volya, Sitting Pretty
21.11.16 Game of Thrones, Northumbrian Edition
21.11.16 Caption Challenge: Another Cat Mystery
21.11.16  Gloomy Prognostication About Democracy
28.11.16 What Casanova Read in Jail
28.11.16 Caption Challenge: Riding the Dragon
05.12.16 Happy New Year, 1901
05.12.16 Caption Challenge: No Skateboarding
12.12.16 A Christmas Letter, by Stephen Leacock
12.12.16 Caption Challenge: Lullaby and Good Night
19.12.16 The Art of the Typo
19.12.16 Caption Challenge: Architectural Wonder
26.12.16 Why There Is Nothing to Read This Week
26.12.16 Caption Challenge: Open Year Round
02.01.17 Getting the Skinny on Andrew Jackson
02.01.17 Caption Challenge: Teddy Bear's Picnic
09.01.17 Prayer for the First Earth Battalion
09.01.17 Caption Challenge: Magritte Moment
16.01.17 In Bruges
16.01.17 Caption Challenge: Kitchen Incident
23.01.17 Space Flight as Reality TV
23.01.17 Caption Challenge: Mighty Like a Whale
30.01.17 Car Nuts in 1909
30.01.17 Caption Challenge: Short and Sweet
06.02.17 The Dairyman's Daughter
06.02.17 Caption Challenge: The Cat, Miracle of Nature
13.02.17 Sheep, by Foot
13.02.17 Caption Challenge: Peering into the Wilderness
20.02.17 How Cool Was Printing?
20.02.17 Caption Challenge: View from a Window
27.02.17 Henry Fielding on the Isle of Wight
06.03.17 Caption Challenge: Meet Officer 666
06.03.17 Conquering Puerto Rico, 1898
13.03.17 Caption Challenge: Pittsburgh Saves the Environment
13.03.17 Global Warming, 1874
20.03.17 Caption Challenge: Interplanetary Dictionary
20.03.17 Ben Bolt and Alice
27.03.17 Caption Challenge: High Flier
27.03.17 Proofs of Phrenology
03.04.17 Caption Challenge: Spooky Books
03.04.17 Never Bet the Devil Your Head (by EA Poe)
10.04.17 Caption Challenge: In the Land of the Artichokes
10.04.17 Boy Scout War on Banana Peels
17.04.17 Caption Challenge: Dinosaurs in the Garden
17.04.17 Educational Tofu
24.04.17 Caption Challenge: Teddy Roosevelt and Horse
24.04.17 The Devil in Bedford, PA
01.05.17 Caption Challenge: Up in the Air
01.05.17 French Novels, Not as Bad as French Cooking
01.05.17 Counting Your Chickens
08.05.17 Caption Challenge: Birdbrain Gossip
08.05.17 (Lost in) Chicago
15.05.17 Caption Challenge: Diver Dieter
15.05.17 Media Bias in the 1850s
15.05.17 My Hovercraft Is Still Full of Eels
22.05.17 Caption Challenge: What Sign O'Clock Is It?
22.05.17 A Letter to Abraham Lincoln from Hawaii
29.05.17 Caption Challenge: French Firefighting
29.05.17 Bird Hats Are Hate Crimes
05.06.17 Caption Challenge: Strolling Down History Lane
05.06.17 A Snob Abroad
05.06.17 Out-of-Print Book Review: Two Views of Internment
12.06.17 Past Projects
12.06.17 Caption Challenge: Improvise Something
19.06.17 A Prussian Abroad
19.06.17 Caption Challenge: Bunker Down
26.06.17 Davy Crockett Sets the Record Straight
26.06.17 Caption Challenge: The World Whizzing By
26.06.17 Pastoral
03.07.17 In the Good Old Bizarre Summertime
03.07.17 Caption Challenge: Something for Me?
10.07.17 Sea Dirge, by Lewis Carroll
10.07.17 Caption Challenge: Sound of Music
17.07.17 Eli Perkins' Pedometer
17.07.17 Caption Challenge: You Talkin' to Me?
24.07.17 Temperance Drinks for Summer
24.07.17 Caption Challenge: The Captain's Chair
31.07.17 Post Some Bills
31.07.17 Caption Challenge: Wild Horses
07.08.17 The Joys of Abroad
07.08.17 Caption Challenge: Oh, My Ears and Whiskers
07.08.17 Caption Challenge: Seal of Approval
14.08.17 Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee: The Original Mary Sue
14.08.17 Caption Challenge: I Took My Shirt to Kew
21.08.17 The Fallen Giant
21.08.17 Caption Challenge: What Boxes Are For
28.08.17 Dolls' Journey
28.08.17 Caption Challenge: On Exhibit
04.09.17 Go Figure
04.09.17 Caption Challenge: The Catsitter
11.09.17 Caption Challenge: Words Fail Us
18.09.17 George Washington and the Pittsburgh Insurgency
18.09.17 Caption Challenge: If Sunflowers Could Talk
25.09.17 Humour from 1920
25.09.17 Caption Challenge: Fluff's New House
02.10.17 The Eugene Field Myth
02.10.17 Caption Challenge: Pass the Remote
09.10.17 Prohibition, a Child's-Eye View
09.10.17 Caption Challenge: The Door Into Summer
16.10.17 The Little People of North America
16.10.17 Caption Challenge: Welsh Auto Challenge
23.10.17 Fiction Reading, the Streaming Video of 1919
23.10.17 Caption Challenge: What's the Buzz?
30.10.17 Frost on the Punkin
30.10.17 Caption Challenge: Boo!
30.10.17 Childe Roland: Updated and Illustrated
06.11.17 Caption Challenge: What Is It With Kew Gardens?
06.11.17 The Armless Knight
06.11.17 Telephoning for Kids, 1940s
13.11.17 Caption Challenge: Large and Hungry
13.11.17 Heliography
20.11.17 Caption Challenge: Where Do We Go from Here?
20.11.17 Courtship of Miles Standish in the Style of F Scott Fitzgerald
27.11.17 Caption Challenge: By the Numbers – Be Musical!
04.12.17 Underground Railroad Station
04.12.17 The Underground Railroad
04.12.17 Caption Challenge: Sign of the Times?
11.12.17 Wah-SAIL!
11.12.17 Caption Challenge: Music in Your Bones
18.12.17 Our House in (the Middle of) Our Street
18.12.17 Caption Challenge: Nyah, Nyah, Nyala

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