Saturday, October 25, 2014

Let the Coffin Races Begin!

I've always wanted to attend this!

Anniversary of The Charge Of The Light Brigade

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Heroes & Martyrs.

Happy World Pasta Day!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The cutting edge of street busking

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

An interesting history/article on vampire hunting in Serbia in the 18th century

The Ultimate Halloween Prop

Happy Birthday Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday American Pie!

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Seers.

Happy National Bologna Day!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charles Fort's Notes To Be made Available!

This'll be an excellent resource for Forteans.

Air New Zealand teaches travel safety, Hobbit-style


Headline of the Day

Swiss Cream and hitler
Long time readers will remember that I've always viewed Switzerland's proclamations of neutrality and innocence during WWII as being against the facts.  So I'm amused to see this "accident", (because no one in a company ever pays the slightest attention to marketing - oh no).  Am also curious as to why a company would want the image of cigars associated with cream?  I guess it's a fascist thing...

The Archaeology of Hollywood

From Ox Carts To Railways

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

Happy Birthday Johnny Carson!

Happy Birthday Thomas Pinckney!

A Patriot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The occult influence on rock music

An interesting, if too short, article and interview.  It mentions Coven as a serious group in this area.  I'd also add Black Widow to that little list.

The End of TSOP

What a sad end to a center of American pop culture.

(Thanks for the link, Tom!)

RIP Ben Bradlee

Happy Birthday to The Sterile Cuckoo!

Premiered on this date in 1969.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday to She Wore A Yellow Ribbon!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday N.C. Wyeth!

Happy Birthday Timothy Leary!

Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

Today is the Beginning of the Month of Brumaire in the French Revolutionary Calendar


Happy National Nut Day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The "miss hitler" contest
I continue to be amazed at how people whom adolf would have gleefully enslaved or murdered continue to venerate him.  His plans for Russia were beyond medieval. And these people are beyond stupid...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Oysterfest is coming up in Maryland!

Happy Birthday to Trinity Is Still My Name

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Manfred Mann!

Happy Birthday Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

Happy National Caramel Apple Day!


Ten Days Until Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Beauty By Lovecraft!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Nixon's The One!

Anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973.

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

One of my fave rock'n'rollers.

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi!

Happy Birthday Art Buchwald!

A Washington Institution for many years, a personal fave of mine, and a very nice man.

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

Happy Free Speech Week!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bela's Lugosi's Dead - The Nine Hour Version

Happy birthday Trey Parker!

Happy Birthday Tor Johnson!

Anniversary of the War of Jenkin's Ear
Today is the anniversary of my favorite name for a war.

Happy Birthday Christian Febiger!

A Patriot.

Today is the anniversary fo the surrender at Yorktown in 1781

Happy Dorothy Parker Day!