Weirdness

Friday, October 31, 2014

Commemorating Unknown Soldiers

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/10/27/known-but-to-god-how-the-world-commemorates-its-unknown-soldiers/
A nice article.  The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington is one of the three sites on the top of my list when visitors ask what to see while touring DC.  One addendum - there is an official Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier.  It is perhaps one of the most obscure historical items in DC, not even known to many long time residents.  It's located at the cemetery of the old Presbyterian Meeting House in Old Town Alexandria.

DC is #6 for Vampires, Baltimore is #3

http://patch.com/district-columbia/georgetown/dc-ranks-best-city-be-vampire-list-0



We've always been known for our blood suckers...

Happy Birthday Tom Paxton!

http://www.tompaxton.com/


Happy Birthday Bud Spencer!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817881/


Happy Birthday to The Lincoln Highway!

Dedicated on this date in 1913.

http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/


Happy Nos Calan Gaeaf!

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

Happy Nutcrack Night!

http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-nut1.htm


Happy National Carve A Pumpkin Day!

http://www.zombiepumpkins.com/


Happy National Candy Apple Day!

Yum!

Happy National Magic Day!

http://magicsam.com/national-magic-week-press-page/


Happy Allantide!

http://childrensbooks.suite101.com/blog.cfm/allan_day

Happy Halloween!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

An explanation of the Lovecratian city of R'Lyeh

http://mentalfloss.com/article/59676/weird-physics-hp-lovecrafts-corpse-city-rlyeh

A unified field theory of Cthulhu.  I like it!

Halloween Happenings in Virginia

http://www.virginia.org/halloween/?adref=fb1014halloweenevents#NV


Anniversary of the radio broadcast of The War Of The Worlds

In 1938.  Probably the most famous radio broadcast, ever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_%28radio_drama%29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6YNHq1qc44


Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

http://www.wellcat.com/october/haunted_refrigerator_night.htm


Happy Halloween Eve!

A/K/A:
Devil's/Cabbage/Tick-Tack/Mischief/Corn/Goosy/ Trick/ Gate/ Beggars Night


Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

http://www.jeffersonairplane.com/the-band/grace-slick/


Happy Birthday Otis Williams!

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


Happy Birthday Ruth Gordon!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002106/


Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of the Recent Dead.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/


Happy Punkie Night!

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

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Yum!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The First Space Walk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_9035/index.html

A very brave and resourceful man, and a great story.

Churchill's Moment of Revenge

http://www.strangehistory.net/2014/10/28/churchill-urinating-germany/


The Butchers' Secret Language

http://blogs.theage.com.au/lifestyle/allmenareliars/archives/2006/08/the_secret_lang.html


Happy Birthday N.O.W.!

Founded on this date in 1966.

http://now.org/


Happy Birthday Ralph Bakshi!

https://ralphbakshi.com/
Wizards is one of my favorite movies.

Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin!

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

Genius.  Essential.  One of the greatest cartoonists of all time.

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Remembrance of Forgotten Ancestors.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/


Happy Birthday to the Internet!

http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/october-29-1969-happy-40th-birthday-to-a-radical-idea/


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Irony and the Game of Operation

http://www.wpxi.com/news/entertainment/operation-game-creator-cant-afford-his-own-operati/nhs9R/


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

What If Google Was A Guy?

This is pretty neat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuOBzWF0Aws

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B759dzymyoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJD1Iwy5lUY



The Spirit Of Halloween From Smithsonian/Folkways

http://www.folkways.si.edu/the-spirit-of-halloween/music/playlist/smithsonian

A neat collection of songs, stories and poems from the archives. 

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006471/


Happy Birthday John Laurens!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is The Night of Remembrance For Pets & Animals.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/


Happy Wild Foods Day!

http://www.food.com/food-holidays/wild-foods-day-1028

Monday, October 27, 2014

LoveCraft Brewing!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/473587906/lovecraft-brewing-company
Very cool!


(Thanks for the link, Art!)

Happy Birthday to The Great Pumpkin!

Premiered on this date in 1966.  A personal fave.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060550/


Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life! (The radio show)

Premiered on this date in 1947.

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


Happy Birthday to The Federalist Papers!

The first one was published on this date in 1787.

http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/


Happy Birthday Garry Tallent!

http://www.garrytallent.com/


Happy Birthday Lara Parker!

http://laraparkersite.blogspot.com/


Happy Birthday John Cleese!

http://www.thejohncleese.com/


Happy National Potato Day!

Yum!

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of The Nurterers.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/

Happy American Beer Day!

http://www.craftbeer.com/brewers-association

Yum!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A nice little article about the humble hourglass and its importance

http://unenumerated.blogspot.it/2013/07/a-very-underrated-invention.html

Happy National Pretzel Day!

http://www.juliussturgis.com/


Happy Birthday Doonesbury!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/


Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!

http://www.nataliemerchant.com/splash/

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of The Artists.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/

Happy All Hallows' Read Week!

http://www.allhallowsread.com/


Happy National Pumpkin Day!

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-pumpkin-day


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween & Class

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/10/23/rich-person-writes-letter-complaining-about-having-to-give-candy-to-poor-kids-on-halloween/


RIP Jack Bruce

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/r.i.p._jack_bruce_of_cream
I am really saddened by this....

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29772926

Happy National Greasy Food Day!

http://www.food.com/food-holidays/greasy-foods-day-1025


Pumpkin Carving

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/inappropriate-pumpkins-photos_n_6004724.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000022&ir=Weird+News

Some Oldies But Goodies.

Let the Coffin Races Begin!

http://www.colorado.com/events/2014-manitou-springs-emma-crawford-coffin-races

http://www.emmacrawfordfestival.com/

I've always wanted to attend this!

Anniversary of The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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


Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Heroes & Martyrs.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/

Happy World Pasta Day!

http://www.pasta-unafpa.org/pasta-day.htm