Sources for Dollop # 21 - William Walker


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·   Soodalter, Ron. “William Walker: King of the 19th Century Filibusters.” History Net.

·   Norvell, John E. “How Tennessee Adventurer William Walker became Dictator of Nicaragua in 1857.” Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy & History. Volume XXV, Number 4.


Sources for Dollop # 22 - Acharya Rajneesh


·   Zaitz, Les. “25 years after Rajneeshee commune collapsed, truth spills out – Part 1 of 5” The Oregonian/Oregon/Live. (April 14, 2011)

·   Zaitz, Les. “Thwarted Rajneeshee leaders attack enemies, neighbors with poison – Part 2 of 5” The Oregonian/Oregon/Live. (April 14, 2011)

·   Zaitz, Les. “Rajneeshee leaders take revenge on The Dalles' with poison, homeless – Part 3 of 5” The Oregonian/Oregon/Live. (April 14, 2011)

·   Zaitz, Les. “Rajneeshee leaders see enemies everywhere as questions compound – Part 4 of 5” The Oregonian/Oregon/Live. (April 14, 2011)

·   Zaitz, Les. “Rajneeshees' Utopian dreams collapse as talks turn to murder – Part 5 of 5” The Oregonian/Oregon/Live. (April 14, 2011)


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Sources for Dollop # 23 - The Willie Dee


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·   Cooper, Sarah. “‘Don’t shoot, we’re Republicans’ – The Strange Tale of the US Destroyer Which almost Assassinated The President.” War History Online. (November 21, 2016)

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Sources for Dollop # 24 - John Africa


·   McCoy, Craig R. “Who was John Africa?” The Philadelphia Inquirer. (May 8, 2010.)

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·   Trippett, Frank, “It Looks Just like a War Zone: A police raid in Philadelphia turns to tragedy.” TIME (May 27, 1985).,9171,956982,00.html

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Sources for Dollop # 25 - The Two Dog Men


·   Pomorski, Chris. “The Brutal Honesty of a Bloodsport Baron” Bidden History on (August 8, 2013)


·   Millspaugh, John Gibb. “Henry Bergh: 'The great meddler' The Unitarian who founded societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals and children.” UU World Magazine. (August 1, 2011).

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·   Aurandt, Paul. “Whip inspires man.” Lakeland Ledger. (May 7, 1982). p 10C,2537025&hl=en

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·   Miller, Tom. “‘The Rat Pit’ – Captain Joseph Rose House.” Daytonian in Manhattan. (June 15, 2010).

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Sources for Dollop # 26 - Bernhard Goetz


·   Stengel, Richard. “A Troubled and Troubling Life” TIME. (June 24, 2001.),9171,141513,00.html

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·   Raab, Selwyn. “A Man Goetz Shot Is Charged With Faking Own Abduction” The New York Times. (March 27, 1985).

·   Weber, Bruce. “James Ramseur, Victim of Bernhard Goetz Subway Shooting, Dies at 45.” The New York Times. (December 23, 2011).

·   Terry, Don. “The Teen-Agers Goetz Shot: 4 Years Marked by Struggle” The New York Times. (January 14, 1989).

·   Peyser, Andrea. “Bernhard Goetz: NYC’s most ‘high’-minded citizen.” New York Post. (November 7, 2013).

·   “‘…You Have to Think in A Cold-Blooded Way’” The New York Times.  (April 30, 1987)

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·   McShane, Larry. “For One Goetz Victim, Suffering Won’t End : South Bronx: Youth was immobilized from the waist down, fell into a coma, suffered irreversible brain damage. Now 29, he has the mental capacity of a third-grader.” Los Angeles Times. (January 8, 1995).

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Sources for Dollop # 27 - Oofty Goofty


·   Jerry's Brokendown Palaces “Big Bertha and Oofty Goofty, San Francisco, CA in the mid 1880’s” (September 19, 2012).

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·   McCabe, Charles, Esq. “Champ puts hurt on S.F.'s pain-free freak” SFGate. (March 7, 2010).

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·   Breach, Sam. “Leonard Borchardt’s ‘Oofty Goofty’” Guidelines: SF City Guides. (2012)

·   “Odd Characters in Houston. (No. 4.): Oofty Goofty.” Houston Daily Post. (August 10, 1900) p 8.

·   “Oofty-Goofty: He Has Almost Gotten Through Eating His Thirty Quail.” Houston Daily Post. (January 10, 1897) p. 2


Sources for Dollop # 28 - The Talk Board


·   Abbott, Karen. “The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism” (October 30, 2012)

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·   Zepke, Terrance. “The Ouija Board: Is It A Fun Game or Occult Activity?” Terrance Zepke. (October 19, 2015).

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Sources for Dollop # 29 - The Flying Pinto


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·   Associated Press Wirephoto. “’Hybrid’ Flies” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (June 27, 1973) p 1


Sources for Dollop # 30 - The Taxidermist

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Sources for Dollop # 31 - Jack Parsons

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·   Luoma, Mike. “The Mysterious Mr. Parsons — Life at the Crossroads of Crowley and Hubbard: Sex Magick – Rocketry – Con Games – Espionage and More…” Medium. (February 2)

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Sources for Dollop # 32 - The Leatherman

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Sources for Dollop # 33 - The Stomach Men


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Sources for Dollop # 34 - Dan Burros


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·   Phillips, McCandlish. “State Klan Leader Hides Secret of Jewish Origin; Klan Leader Here, Hiding the Secret of His Jewish Origin, Preaches Anti-Semitism" The New York Times. (October 31, 1965).


Sources for Dollop # 35 - Thanksgiving

Sources for Dollop # 36 - Kentucky Meat Shower


·   Soniak, Matt. “That Time it Rained Flesh in Kentucky” Mental Floss. (October 24, 2014).


·   Crew, Bec. “The Great Kentucky Meat Shower mystery unwound by projectile vulture vomit.” Scientific American. (December 1, 2014.)

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·   “The Kentucky Meat Shower.” The American Journal of Microscopy and Popular Science. Vol 1 No. 7. (June 1876) p 84

·   Kastenbine, L.D., M.D. “The Kentucky Meat Shower.” Louisville Medical News. Vol 1 No. 21 (May 20, 1876). p 254-255;view=1up;seq=263

·   Special Dispatch to the New-York Times. “Flesh Descending In A Shower; An Astounding Phenomenon In Kentucky--Fresh Meat Like Mutton Or venison Falling From A Clear Sky.” The New York Times.  (March 10, 1876) p 1

Sources for Dollop # 37 - AC/DC

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·   Carlson, W. Bernard. Tesla: Inventor of The Electrical Age. Princeton University Press. (2013)

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Sources for Dollop # 38 - Balloonfest


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·   Hobster, Kevin. “The Time the Coast Guard Got Bamboozled By 1.5 Million Balloons in Cleveland.” The SITREP Military Blog. (July 8, 2015).


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·   McCormack, Simon. “Releasing 1.5 Million Balloons Into The Air Is A Bad Idea.” Huffpost. (April 24, 2014)

·   Waterman, Cole. “Photos: Bald eagle saved by Coast Guard from Saginaw River recuperating in Bay County.” mLive. (September 23, 2014).

·   O’Malley, Michael. “25 years ago, thousands watched a balloon launch on Public Square.” (September 26, 2011).

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·   Kushins, Jordan. “That Time Cleveland Released 1.5 Million Balloons and Chaos Ensued.” Gizmodo. (April 22, 2014).


Sources for Dollop # 39 - LADP The Beginning


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·   Rassmussen, Cecilia. “A Forgotten Hero From a Night of Disgrace.” Los Angeles Times. (May 16, 1999).

·   Spitzzeri, Paul R. “Unwhipt of Justice: Michel Lachenais and Criminal Justice in 19th Century Los Angeles.” The Branding Iron, Los Angeles Westerners Corral. (Summer 2003).


Sources for Dollop # 40 - LAPD 2 - The James Davis Years

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·   Rasmussen, Cecilia. “Officers in Elite Team Did Things Their Way” Los Angeles Times. (August 8, 2004).

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