Searching for "peculiar lives", though, comes up with some wonderful stuff, a fact which for some reason I never discovered when it was the title of this blog. Excluding references to the blog and the novella, here are some of the items which get dredged up:
- The blurb for a book by Chuck Palahniuk, referring to "the peculiar lives of submariners".
- A barmily Dickian Treatise on Cosmic Fire by some esoteric philosophers.
- A great many references to a book called Grace, Beauty and Banjos: Peculiar Lives and Strange Times of Music Hall and Variety Artistes, of which I'd never previously heard. Oddly enough it appears to be the work of the actor Michael Kilgarriff, who played the Cybercontroller in The Tomb of the Cybermen and Attack of the Cybermen.
- A page about honeymooning in Mumbai, on what appears to be a marriage agency's website.
- An article about bacteria and food poisoning from the University of Helsinki.
- Some disturbing erotic fan fiction based around Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Among the things I had no particular wish to read this morning: "Buffy rose up and impaled herself on Giles, both letting out a heartfelt groan as she slid down his length.")
- An interview with Alan Moore about From Hell.
- An Addams Family fansite. Albeit not a very devoted one, as it seems to attribute the original cartoons to Scott, rather than Charles, Addams. (Dilbert vs Pubert, anyone?)
- A review of the computer game Phantom Crash, which apparently has a "peculiar lives structure"...
On another note, but also courtesy of Google -- who's been buying and selling shares in this blog? I didn't even know you could do that.