Weirdness

Monday, April 21, 2014

Snoopy Wins!

The red Baron was shot down on this date in 1918.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen


Happy Birthday Iggy Pop!

http://www.iggyandthestoogesmusic.com/us/news


Happy Patriot's Day!

http://www.nps.gov/mima/patriots-day.htm


Happy Dyngus Day!

http://www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com/


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nice artilce on coincidence studies

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/622460-frontier-science-dr-bernard-beitman-on-coincidence-studies/


New studies supporting the existence of precognition

http://deanradin.blogspot.com/2014/04/feeling-future-meta-analysis.html


UFO - or a new stealth aircrarft being tested?

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/clearer-photo-of-mysterious-ufo-taken-in-1564513147/+jesusdiaz

Photos of extoic dancers of the 1890's

Hubba hubba!

http://www.retronaut.com/2012/01/exotic-dancers-1890s/



Robert E. Howard Days is coming in June

http://www.rehupa.com/?page_id=4136


Pulp AdventureCon in New Jersey in November

http://boldventurepress.com/


A new Cthulhu collection!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0993718000


The delicious irony...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597411/Was-Adolf-Hitlers-lover-Eva-Braun-Jewish-family.html

A cute Dragnet parody/mashup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcwkioSe5BI&feature=youtu.be


Nice little article on Northeastern Breweries

http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/fbsp/amtrak/awesome-northeast-breweries-you-should-know-about


Happy Birthday L'Auberge Chez Francois!

One of my fave restaurants, opened on this date in 1976.

http://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/


Happy Birthday George Takei!

http://www.georgetakei.com/


Beginning of month of Floreal in French revolutionary calendar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flor%C3%A9al


Happy Easter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XJaDzI_wVg&feature=kp


Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Next Lair...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poveglia-worlds-most-haunted-island-up-for-auctionis-anyone-be-brave-enough-to-buy-it-9264797.html


Happy Birthday Tim Curry!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000347/


Happy Birthday Dudley Moore!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001545/


Happy Brithday

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/sherman.htm

A Patriot.

Happy National Amaretto Day!

Yum!

http://www.disaronno.com/


Happy Birthday Phlorescent Leech!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Volman

Happy National Garlic Day!

http://www.nationalgarlicday.com/

Yum!

Happy Record Store Day!

http://www.recordstoreday.com/


Friday, April 18, 2014

Remind me never to visit Peoria

http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/18/peoria-mayor-calls-out-police-to-track-d

The mustache fits...

The cutting edge of Tetra Min

http://www.thelocal.no/20140411/man-finds-dildo-in-cods-stomach


I do believe that the Beach Boys were ahead of the curve on this new type of fish food:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU

The cutting edge of not going silently into the night...

http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2014/04/n32343.html


I believe that this is referred to as Amateur Night

http://www.thelocal.de/20140411/school-kids-hospitalized-after-porno-party


Headline of the day

http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2014/04/n32363.html


The Black Ring

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604240/What-Black-Ring-Leamington-Spa-Mysterious-object-sky-captured-girl-16-iPhone.html
Interesting, if true...

A wonderful collection of WWII propaganda cartoons

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/04/17/bugs-bunny-goes-to-war-how-hollywood-animators-turned-their-toons-loose-on-the-axis/
A lot of these have been circulating as pirate copies for years, but it's nice to see them online now.

Prince album and reissues on the way!

http://variety.com/2014/music/news/prince-makes-peace-with-warner-music-sets-new-album-and-reissues-1201159487/


Dreams In the Witch House - A Lovecraftian Rock Opera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxWH3HEJIHo


P:reviously unreleased Jefferson Airplane recordings

http://www.willardswormholes.com/?p=22745

Very strange...

Happy Birthday to Legend!

Premiered on this date in 1995, a very under-rated TV show.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112045/


Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow!

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/darrow.htm

Happy Brithday Ebenezer Learned!

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/learned.html

A Patriot.

Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites!

http://www.icomos.org/en/what-we-do/focus/18-april-international-day-for-monuments-and-sites

Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride

http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/


Thursday, April 17, 2014

A great interview with Nils Lofgren

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/nils-lofgren-talks-guitars-springsteen-neil-young-and-box-set-face-the-music-598485/1

Am really looking forward to the box set.

An interesting article on the state of the beer industry in America

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/the-state-of-american-beer/360583/

It's amusing to see how bland the top 10 brands and wimpy the top ten brands are.  Am proud to say that I honestly don't think I've tasted one in close to twenty years.  Stone Rules!

Happy Birthday Liz Phair!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Phair

Happy Birthday Kristine Sutherland!

http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Kristine_Sutherland


Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%B1or_Wences

Genius.

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tucker!

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bright/tucker/biography.html


Happy Birthday Samuel Chase!

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/chase.htm

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheeseball Day!

http://cheesetique.com/

Yum!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Muppet Christ Superstar

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/04/16/muppet_christ_superstar_why_songwriter_christo_graham_created_the_hilarious.html


A Jewish Arabia?

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/04/07/A-Jewish-state-in-Saudi-Arabia-New-British-document-reveals-1917-idea-to-do-so.html

An interesting little footnote to the history of Zionism.

Britain's accents in 1:24 take!

http://twentytwowords.com/tour-accents-across-british-isles-performed-single-unedited-take/

Fun stuff!


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Am I old fashioned - or just edjumicated?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/word-meaning_n_5113730.html
I am a bit curious about this article.  With the exception of the word 'literally', I believe that I use all of the words listed here the way that the article states that they were originally intended to be used.  Would this be a generational problem?  Because I honestly didn't get any shock value out of the explanations:  "Oh!  I've been saying it wrong all of this time!", etc. 

Happy Birthday Gerry Rafferty!

http://www.gerryrafferty.com/clientsites/20541/hold.html


Happy Birthday Sean Maher!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0536883/

Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfield


Happy Birthday Jacob Coxey!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_S._Coxey,_Sr.

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!

http://www.charliechaplin.com/

Happy Emancipation Day!

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/emancipation-day-dc


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ten Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jul13hong/10-reasons-why-librarians-are-awesome


(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Some old time baseball portraits - with a mysteriously suspended baseball

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/posed-portraits-of-19th-century-baseball-stars/

Fun stuff!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Dick Cavett talks about Groucho and others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81SCOBqosyk#t=232

Fantastic!  Cavett at his best.

Happy Birthday to In Living Color!

Premiered on this date in 1990.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098830/


Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Edmunds

Happy Birthday Hans Conreid!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0175788/

One of my fave character actors.

Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci!

http://www.biography.com/people/leonardo-da-vinci-40396