Weirdness

Monday, January 26, 2015

Film and sound recording of le Petomane!!!

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/farting_performance_art_from_the_turn_of_century

A Legend of entertainment.

Cthulhu Yoga

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/cthulhu_yoga_goths_embrace_their_dark_side_while_staying_fit

Happy Birthday Babylon 5!

premiered on this date in 1994

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105946/

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Anniversary of the Battle of Mengo in 1892

Believed to be the first use of machine guns by white men against each other as Catholic and Protestant missionaries battled it out to see who would civilize (conquer) Uganda.  Classic...

http://www.monitor.co.ug/SpecialReports/ugandaat50/-/1370466/1371198/-/ujn7gfz/-/index.html

Happy Birthday to The Blair Witch Project!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday M*A*S*H!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066026/

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy National Irish Coffee Day!

Yum!

http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/us/agegate

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Oh stewardess, I speak Jive

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/cab_calloways_hepsters_dictionary_language_of_jive_1939


Do Not Pass Go

http://mentalfloss.com/article/61096/how-game-monopoly-put-15-criminals-behind-bars


Alexandria to be the locale of a Civil War drama series!

http://patch.com/virginia/delray/new-tv-series-air-based-alexandria-civil-war-life

My hometown!

Happy Birthday John Belushi!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000004/


Happy Birthday Klaus Nomi!

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


Happy Birthday Warren Zevon!

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


Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

http://www.neildiamond.com/


Happy Birthday Benjamin Lincoln!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Paul Pitcher Day!

http://thewidowsweeds.blogspot.com/2012/01/24-january-pauls-pitcher-day.html

An obscure Cornish holiday that I'm resurrecting.

Happy Eskimo Pie Patent Day!

http://www.foodreference.com/html/feskimopie.html

Yum!

Friday, January 23, 2015

When you buy sliced breat, hitler smiles...

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/pre-sliced-bread-was-once-banned-in-the-united-states/

Actually, this makes sense to me, sort of.  The article mentions the huge stockpile of wheat that this country had in 1943.  What it doesn't mention is that almost all of our other allies were suffering from major food shortages, as well as the fact that we had no idea in 1943 if winning was going to be a sure thing for us.  To give one sad example, Britain's food policies led to a predictable famine in India.  In total war, food is an essential commodity, and in total war there's no such thing as "too much" when it comes to those things. 

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Whoopsies!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/61258/museum-curators-accidentally-ruin-priceless-king-tut-burial-mask

There's an Abbott & Costello routine in all of this...

Bangor, Maine

http://z1073.com/watch-we-are-bangor-the-music-video/?trackback=fbshare_top


(Thanks for the link, Pam!)

Happy Birthday Danny Federici!

http://brucespringsteen.net/the-band/danny-federici


Happy Birthday Joseph Hewes!

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

A Patriot.

Happy National Handwriting Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/handwriting-day/

Happy National Pie Day!

Yum!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A nice interview with Roy Bittan

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/roy-bittan-looks-back-on-40-years-in-the-e-street-band-20150122?page=4

Soundtrack for the End of the World

http://disinfo.com/2015/01/theme-song-apocalypse/

Happy Birthday Linda Blair!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000304/

Happy Birthday Robert E. Howard!

http://www.rehfoundation.org/


Happy Birthday Sam Cooke!

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A nice little article about cattle mutilations

http://m.santafenewmexican.com/life/features/sunday-spotlight-santa-fe-man-aims-to-solve-mystery-of/article_c44b30a7-a9b1-5d64-a0dc-65c2e6854dfd.html?mode=jqm
I've read and liked this researcher's analysis and openness about this mystery.

Happy Birthday Alferd Packer!

Mr. Hamburger Helper!

http://www.museumtrail.org/alferdpacker.asp



Happy Birthday Wolfman Jack!

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

Happy Birthday Edwin Starr!

http://www.edwinstarr.info/

Happy Birthday Richie Havens!

http://www.richiehavens.com/official_site/home.html

Happy Birthday Ethan Allen!

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

Happy National New England Clam Chowder Day!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/dave-lieberman/new-england-clam-chowder-recipe.html

Yum!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photos of the New York Punk Scene in the 1970's

http://flavorwire.com/499740/rare-photos-of-the-new-york-city-punk-scene-in-the-70s-and-80s/view-all

Fun stuff!


(Thanks for the link,Mathew!)

The return of the X Files?

http://io9.com/fox-wants-to-bring-back-the-x-files-david-duchovny-and-1680262280

A nice interview with Howard Kaylan of The Turtles

http://www.goldminemag.com/article/singles-box-set-brings-best-turtles-turntable

A career with a bright future

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/01/15/377470376/carrying-the-torch-for-londons-last-gas-lamps


The million dollar robot

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/meet-million-robot-buy-amazon/story?id=28324798

Looks kind of clunky to me...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday to Meet The Beatles!

Released on this date in 1964.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_the_Beatles!


Happy Birthday to One Step Beyond!

Premiered on this date in 1959.  A great show.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052442/


Anniversary of the publishing of The Crisis in 1775

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-229X.2009.00465.x/abstract

Happy Birthday DeForest Kelley

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/DeForest_Kelley


Happy Birthday Lead Belly!

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


Happy Birthday George Burns!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0122675/


Happy Birthday Robert Morris!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Morris_%28financier%29

A Patriot.

Today is the beginning of month of Pluviose in French revolutionary calendar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluvi%C3%B4se

Happy National Cheese Lovers Day!

Yum!

http://cheesetique.com/