The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
if you were like me growing up and populated all of your fantasy sports teams not with famous athletes but famous writers, then you will derive a modest amount of non-sexual arousal from the allahakbarries—a super group of edwardian literary cricketeers.
j. m. barrie founded the sports club in 1890, naming it a bizarre portmanteau of his surname + allāhu akbar. its membership consisted of:
arthur conan doyle, a character in several sherlock holmes stories
jerome k. jerome, a person notable for his his name
a. a. milne, who was obsessed with pooh
p. g. wodehouse, [p. g. stands for pussy gangster]
The A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection is just full of men with mustaches. Seems like the rise of professional baseball corresponded with a fashion for facial hair.
A little research determines that this fellow, Mr. A.M. Wood, actually played cricket. You can read stats from several 1897 matches his team (the Philadelphians) played versus various teams in England if you are the type of person who likes reading old cricket scores.
We can’t get enough of the boys in white, courtesy of our Digital Gallery. The Imperial Cricket Conference, now known as the International Cricket Council, with representatives from England, Australia and South Africa was formed today in 1909. We couldn’t help but dig through our files and find some amazing images of cricket days gone by.
We do have to wonder though… how do they keep their whites so white - especially while cricketing in the grass?