Friday, July 27, 2018

An Infamy! Infamy! Weekly Link Round-Up

Most of you are probably not going to have a clue what I'm talking about when I mention the Carry On films because they are old British comedy films filled with jokes so bad that I can't even groan. I just roll my eyes and shake my head. Yes, Denis introduced me to them, and there's only one line from any of the ones I've seen that I like. From Carry On, Cleo, Caesar shouts, "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it infamy!" [In for me] And that's how I feel about rubber duckies: Everyone's got it infamy.

Friends see yellow rubber ducky pool floats at WalMart and post a photo of them on my Facebook page. It seems that any time one of those things is spotted-- you guessed it-- it, too, winds up on my Facebook page. I'm haunted by those yellow plastic creatures, and it's only getting worse.

To quack or not to quack...ACK!
You see, our Daisy turned twenty-one last week, and she went to Stratford-upon-Avon for the day. While wandering the streets made famous by the Bard, guess what Daisy spotted in a shop window? Shakespeare Duck. Guess what she did? Yep. She took a photo and posted it on my Facebook page. Guess what Denis did? Yep. He found one for sale on Amazon and ordered it.

He also found Batduck and Bagpiper Duck. By the time that man gets done, there might be room in the pool for me. If I'm lucky.

And all because Denis had to have three in the pool and silly me started taking photos of the critters. And posting them on my Facebook page. I tell you, not only do they all have it infamy, I'm on the verge of going quackers! I'd better head on out to the corral and hope the feeling goes away.

Head 'em up! Mooooooooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • It's pooches vs. poachers in the fight against wildlife smugglers. 
  • How we elected T. Rex to be our tyrant lizard king.
  • Australian feral cats eat more than a million reptiles per day. (How can any species survive an onslaught like that?)
  • A video of a police dog performing CPR has gone viral. (One of my dogs thought I was drowning and immediately started pulling my body toward the pool steps. That's the most heartwarming bald spot I've ever experienced.)
  • You've got to love karma: lions ate three suspected poachers at an Eastern Cape reserve in South Africa.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄
  • Seattle through twenty-one crime novels.
  • Eight gritty crime dramas that ditch the violence against women.
  • Seven authors on the books they're packing for their summer vacations.
  • Cara Black: Five books that reveal Paris.
  • Summer's most anticipated crime, mystery, and thrillers.
  • Nine of the all-time great (fictional) swindlers and grifters.
  • Seven nominees for the best tree in literature.
  • Crime fiction's best (and worst) meals according to Martin Walker.

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. Hmmm...I'll have to keep an eye out for lots of rubber duckies, Cathy, and send them all to you ! ;-) Interesting, in all seriousness, how you see them everywhere. I wonder if there are any on that Neolithic roadway I'm about to look at...

  2. OK, so what you're saying is that I need to take back the Dallas Cowboys duck and the one with the Texas cowboy hat that I got for you? (Kidding!)

    I will thank you for the link to the mystery book lovers podcast. I've listened to podcasts now and then, but there are so few that highlight mystery/crime books. A new one is rare. Most people seem to want the 'true crime' type and I'm not interested in those. I know that crime actually exists, but I don't like to read about it much. I prefer my crimes fictional. Yes, I know. It doesn't have to make sense except to me. ;-)

    1. Makes sense to me, although I did start out by reading true crime. That is, after I OD on historical fiction.

  3. Love the continuing duck stories!!

  4. These ducks are going to start haunting my dreams. If I took baths, rather than showers, I might even own one.

    Lots of good lists of books and TV shows. I admit I binge-watch good mystery series. I did that with the Australian Janet King episodes.

    1. I'll have to look up those Janet King episodes. Right now I'm bingeing the Dr. Blake mysteries.


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