Friday, May 29, 2015

The Church of Bacon


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The Church of Bacon


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Melissa Etheridge!

Happy Birthday Patrick Henry!

Happy National Paperclip Day!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Timothy Matlack!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Fogerty!

Happy Birthday Gladys Knight!

Happy Birthday Dr. Joseph Guillotin!

Happy Slugs Return From Capistrano Day!

Happy Amnesty International Day!

Today is World Hunger Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Some very cool Phil Ochs recordings at this Youtube channel

The Upper Class never has any...

'Real' Vampires

Not really....

Happy Birthday to God Save The Queen!

Released on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday Bruce Cockburn!

Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis!

Happy Birthday Dashiell Hammett!

Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

Happy Birthday Vincent Price!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Children summoning a demon


Happy Birthday Dracula! (the book)

Published on this date in 1897.

Happy Birthday John Wayne!

Happy Birthday Bob Goldthwait!

Happy Birthday Matt Stone!

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy Birthday Peter Cushing!

Happy Sally Ride Day!

Monday, May 25, 2015

A nice article about the "Doomsday Monument"

I seem to remember a rumor about twenty years ago that someone had figured out who the person was who was behind this thing...

Tome Raiders

An interesting, and very sad, article about book thieves.

a neat blog devoted to the history of witchcraft

Just discovered this one.

Happy National Hamburger Day!


Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

Happy Birthday Richard O'Brien!

Happy Birthday Hal David!

Happy Towel Day!

Happy National Wine Day!


Today is Memorial Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

RIP Anne Meara

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

Happy Birthday Nell Campbell!

Happy Birthday Patti LaBelle!

Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman!

Happy National Escargot Day!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday to The Thin Man! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1934.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Drew Carey!

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.!

Happy Lucky Penny Day!

The cutting edge of littering

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

What I did on my Spring vacation

Spent a week strolling around New England, mostly in the area in and around Portland.  (I suppose that it supplies some balance in my life that two of my favorite towns are named Portland, and located on opposite coasts).  The purpose was to visit some friends and family, do a little shopping, and eat some of the best seafood on earth.  A few highlights:
I honestly believe that 10% of the population of Maine is engaged in pottery.  There’s some really great craftspeople up here, and it’s difficult to drive two miles without passing a potter’s shop.  One of my faves is located in the heart of Portland:  Another good one, located a few miles north of town was  But there are dozens of others all over the state.
For eating in and around Portland:
Great nouveau cuisine, the best lobster roll that I’ve ever had, and a nice selection of raw oysters:
The best clam chowder that I’ve ever had:
A wonderful seafood restaurant with some of the nicest staff:
On the way back home, we stopped in Yarmouth, Massachusetts to see the Edward Gorey House.  After this famous illustrator passed away, his home was made into a museum of his works.  If you’re a fan, (and you should be), it’s well worth the visit!