Weirdness

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Honest Wine Labels

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/15/honest-wine-labels_n_7062062.html?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003


The Master

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/from-woody-to-lead-belly-the-master-of-smithsonian-folkways/2015/04/17/0574a67a-e1f7-11e4-81ea-0649268f729e_story.html

Here we have a wonderful article about my old pal, Jeff Place, and how central he's been to the archiving, preservation and promotion of folk music and related arts.  I had the pleasure of working with Jeff in my first record store job, and he was my main teacher.  A wonderful person; and I can't think of anyone better suited for his job with the Smithsonian. 

When was the last Western beheading?

http://www.strangehistory.net/2010/10/21/last-axe-decapitations-in-the-west/


The slow and undectable poisons of Italy

https://allkindsofhistory.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/aqua-tofana-slow-poisoning-and-husband-killing-in-17th-century-italy/

Fascinating history.

Happy Birthday Ebenezer Learned!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow!

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



Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites!

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



Happy National Animal Crackers Day!

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


Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride in 1775

https://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/real.html


Happy Record Store Day!

http://www.recordstoreday.com/


Friday, April 17, 2015

The return of "Dazzle Camouflage"?

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2015/04/10/hiding-in-plain-sight-how-ww1-era-dazzle-camouflage-could-save-lives-in-21st-century-war-zones/

Maybe, it still sounds much too limited in being effective in a real life situation.

I prefer my cancer medium rare, please

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/04/kidney-stone-removing-bed-and-cancer-fighting-barbecue-pit/


Owning Goering's Sweat

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3027354/How-know-85-000-uniform-really-worn-Nazi-Hermann-Goering-stained-SWEAT.html

One of the stranger tidbits of War memorabilia collecting.


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Liz Phair!

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


Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

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

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Kristine Sutherland!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0840133/



Happy Birthday Benjamin Tucker!

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


Happy Birthday Samuel Chase!

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

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheese Ball Day!

Yum!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mac Sabbath

http://laist.com/2014/12/31/mac_sabbath_a_black_sabbath_cover_band.php

Tee Hee!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Sleeping With The Enemy

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/78558.html
An interesting little article about women who collaborated with the nazis during WWII, (or at least had sex with them).

Happy Birthday Gerry Rafferty!

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


Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield!

http://www.biography.com/people/dusty-springfield-9491157


Happy Birthday Sean Maher!

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


Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!

http://www.charliechaplin.com/


Happy Birthday Jacob Coxey!

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


Happy Emancipation Day!

http://emancipation.dc.gov/



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A nice article about Dickie Goodman

http://www.rebeatmag.com/dickie-goodman-and-the-art-of-the-break-in-record/


Happy Birthday 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 Conried!

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


Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci!

http://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/


Happy National Glazed Ham Day!

Yum!

Pink Moon Tonight

http://www.almanac.com/content/full-pink-moon-aprils-moon-guide


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RIP Percy Sledge

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/14/entertainment/percy-sledge-dies-feat/


Today is Equal Pay Day

http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html


Happy Birthday Tony Burrows!

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


Happy Birthday Gerry Anderson!

http://www.gerryanderson.co.uk/


Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001264/


Happy Cuckoo Day!

http://www.projectbritain.com/year/april.htm


Anniversary of the Tree Riot

http://allthingsliberty.com/2013/02/the-pine-tree-riot/

Another precursor to The Revolution.

Happy John Hanson Day!

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


Monday, April 13, 2015

Potato Cthulhu

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


Exploring the abandoned tunnels of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/04/the_abandoned_pennsylvania_tur.html


A new Blair Witch Project in the works?

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3339759/the-blair-witch-project-returns-exclusive/


Wuss America

http://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2015/04/md-free-range-kids-found-alone-again-taken-into-custody/
The continuing commissar/nanny state approach.  If those kids were Black, nothing would happen. No one would be called, etc.   It is the continuing pampering and over-protecting of white middle class kids.

Happy Birthday Don Adams!

http://www.biography.com/people/don-adams-11495609


Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

http://www.maxweinberg.com/
http://brucespringsteen.net/the-band/max-weinberg


Happy Birthday Harold Stassen!

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

I'm proud and happy to say that this is the only major party Presidential candidate that I've ever actually met.

Happy Birthday Al Green!

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


Happy Birthday Charles Armand Tuffin!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Armand_Tuffin,_marquis_de_la_Rouerie

A Patriot.

Only 200 Days Until Halloween!


Happy National Peach Cobbler Day!

Yum!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My next license plate

http://www.fabgearusa.com/lost-in-space-robot-license-plate/


Zamir Vodka

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1930272401/zamir-vodka
If you're a fan of Anthony Bourdain, then you know Zamir.

Art For Art's Sake

http://mashable.com/2015/04/10/dallas-museum-of-art-crane/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link


Anniversary of the Halifax Resolves of 1776

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

A major step towards the Declaration of Independence.

Happy Birthday Nicholas Brendon!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107183/


Anniversary of Bill Haley recording Rock Around The Clock in 1954!

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


Happy Birthday John Kay!

http://steppenwolf.com/p-4268-john-kay.html


Happy Birthday Tiny Tim!

http://www.tinytim.org/


Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

http://www.un.org/en/events/humanspaceflightday/


Happy National Licorice Day!

Yum!

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!


Yum!