The Rise and Fall of the Naked Cyclist

Joseph Glynn Farley made international news for what he didn’t wear while unicycling. Resources: 10 Of The Weirdest Things That Have Ever Happened In Texas (onlyinyourstate.com) Naked unicyclist puts Kemah in national spotlight (click2houston.com) Texan Known As The ‘Naked Unicyclist’ Struck, Killed – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth (cbslocal.com)

That Time Ozzy Peed on the Alamo

In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne committed one of the gravest sins in Texas, by relieving himself on the Alamo cenotaph. Resources: Forget the Alamo by Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford A Brief History of Peeing on the Alamo – Texas Monthly Ozzy Osbourne publicly urinated in Alamo Plaza 40 years ago this week (expressnews.com) Ozzy Osbourne…

Clara Harris: The Mercedes Benz Murder

In 2002, a woman wronged struck and killed her husband with a Mercedes Benz, and then turned around to hit him again. Resources: Clara Harris, Who Killed Cheating Husband With Her Mercedes, Released From Prison – Texas Monthly Suburban Madness – Texas Monthly Shattered Lives (oprah.com) Murder of David Lynn Harris – Wikipedia Amazon.com: Suburban…

Aleister Crowley and the Austin Connection

“The Most Wicked Man on Earth” ended up with a huge collection of documents in an Austin insitution. Resources: https://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingAid.cfm?eadid=00144 https://houston.culturemap.com/news/travel/02-23-14-strange-and-wonderful-treasures-with-magical-powers-can-be-found-at-austin-research-center/#slide=0 https://documents.pub/document/aleister-crowley-university-of-texas-at-austin-biographical-sketch-aleister-crowley.html https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/keasbey-lindley-miller