we live in a slightly mad world


Nov 30 1731

100,000 dead when a massive quake strikes Peking, China.

Nov 30 1900

Celebrated Irish author/sodomite Oscar Wilde, dies in Paris of meningitis. Wilde had been charged three times with indecency, specifically “the seduction and corruption of young men.” Evidence admitted against him included testimony about fecal stains on his sheets.

Nov 30 1929

Dick Clark, the American Bandstander, born. We heard a rumor about extensive facial plasticizing treatments in the early 1970’s. While this rumor remains unverified we must note that the man no longer ages and may not even be human.

Nov 30 1954

At 1 pm, an 8.5 pound stone meteorite falls from the sky and strikes Elizabeth Hulitt Hodge from Sylacauga, Alabama. The housewife was seriously bruised but survived, although the meteorite destroyed her radio.

Nov 30 1985

Frankenchrist released by the Dead Kennedys. More controversial than the album itself was the packaging: The Shriners filed suit regarding the cover (pictured were some of the ridiculous little cars they drive); and a poster by H.R. Giger included in the album sparked an obscenity trial in Los Angeles.

Nov 30 1991

In Costa Mesa, California, battered wife Omeima Nelson kills her abusive husband and then proceeds to cook him. “I did his ribs just like in a restaurant. It’s so sweet, it’s so tender and delicious. I like mine tender.”