Weirdness

Monday, September 22, 2014

Anniversary of the Checkers Speech

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/nixon-checkers/


Happy Birthday to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/


Happy Birthday Bruce!!!

http://brucespringsteen.net/

http://www.backstreets.com/

Happy Birthday Santo!

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


Happy Birthday John Lomax!

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


Happy Birthday Ray Charles!

http://www.biography.com/people/ray-charles-9245001

A Fascinating Creature

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/oxytricha-encrypted-genome/

Changes its genome every time it has sex. 

Joan Rivers - Still Posting

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/19/joan-rivers-apple-iphone-6-instagram


The Selfie

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/13/gravedigger-photo-dead-body_n_5810300.html


The Gimp Man of Essex

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-29203663


Headline of the day

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/polygamist-women-utah-sex-assault-case


Let the horror movie begin!

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ufo-alert-scientists-puzzled-by-green-alien-eggs-found-sydney-dee-why-beach-1466509


Literary inspiration

http://www.contactmusic.com/story/nicolas-cage-buys-haunted-house-for-horror-novel_4381128


The mystery of the Deadly Double Dice

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/09/the-mystery-of-the-deadly-double-dice/

Fascinating! I'd never heard of this little mystery before seeing this posting.

iPhone VS Samsung

http://www.theonion.com/articles/iphone-6-plus-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5,36969/

Fun stuff!


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday to The Music Scene!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063932/

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

http://www.joanjett.com/


Happy Birthday John Houseman!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002144/

Anniversary of the hanging of Nathan Hale

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/hale.htm



A Patriot.

Happy Family Day!

http://www.casagrandealliance.org/component/content/article/1-general-information/76-national-family-day-sept-22nd.html


Beginning of Vendemiaire in French revolutionary calendar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vend%C3%A9miaire


Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!

http://www.hopkinsfarmcreamery.com/index.cfm?ref=10100


Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation!

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals_iv/sections/preliminary_emancipation_proclamation.html


Happy Elephant Appreciation Day!

http://www.today.com/pets/its-national-elephant-appreciation-day-7-reasons-love-them-4B11216389

Happy Hobbit Day!

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


Happy Autumn Equinox!

http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-fall-autumnal-equinox

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A nice little analysis of Internet trolls

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-online-secrets/201409/internet-trolls-are-narcissists-psychopaths-and-sadists


Hall & Oates - and their strange little video

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_story_behind_hall_and_oates_ultra_wtf_video_for_shes_gone


The Cramps live on video!

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/bad_music_for_bad_people_the_second_best_cramps_footage_youll_ever_see


Happy Birthday Bill Murray!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000195/


Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!

http://www.biography.com/people/hg-wells-39224#synopsis

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Chuck Jones!

http://www.chuckjones.com/

Genius.  Essential.

Anniversary of Yes, Virginia leeter to the editor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus

The most famous letter to the editor and response. 

Happy Miniature Golf Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/miniature-golf-day/


Happy World Gratitude Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-gratitude-day/


Happy Wife Appreciation Day!

http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/national-wife-appreciation-day/


Happy International Day of Peace!

http://internationaldayofpeace.org/


Happy Devil's Nutting Day!

http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/devilnutting.html


Only 40 Days Until Halloween!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Another theory about the Jersey Devil

http://whofortedblog.com/2014/09/16/chris-chaos-jersey-devil-hammerhead-bat-theory/


Happy Birthday Firefly!

Premiered on this date in 2002.  My favorite TV show from this century, (so far).  I could go on forever telling you why and how cool it is, but you'll just need to check it out yourself.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/

http://firefly.wikia.com/wiki/Firefly

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

http://www.carolynemas.com/

One of my fave rock performers, almost totally ignored, but still great.

Happy Birthday Jay Ward!

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

Genius.

Happy Birthday Upton Sinclair!

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

Happy Eat An Apple Day!

Yum!

http://www.fallschurchva.gov/547/Farmers-Market

Happy National Rum Punch Day!

Yum!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Internet reacts to the Scottish vote

http://mashable.com/2014/09/19/scotland-independence-memes/

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice little review of downtown Vienna, Virginia

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/wp/2014/09/19/street-smart-what-to-do-in-vienna-va/

Pure Pasty and the Vienna Inn are essential!

Happy Birthday Brian Epstein!

http://www.brianepstein.com/


Happy Birthday Bill Medley!

http://www.billmedley.com/


Happy Birthday Mama Cass!

http://www.casselliot.com/


Happy Birthday Brook Benton!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook_Benton
A very under-rated R&B star.

Happy Birthday Charles Carroll!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html


Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Achiever

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gerard-depardieu-says-he-can-drink-12-13-14-bottles-of-wine-a-day/


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The cutting edge of militayr procurement

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29224170


The International Association For The Preservation of Spiritual And Occult Periodicals

http://www.iapsop.com/

I just discovered this fascinating online resource.  


Second headline of the day...

http://m.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11475934.Baker_in_court_for_head_butting__27_000_sausage_roll_machine_when_it_stopped_working_properly/?ref=mr


Chernobyl Stalkers

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140917-nuclear-tourism-chernobyl-stalker/
Enjoy the cancer, kids....

Headline of the Day

http://gawker.com/post-threesome-hamburger-meat-taste-test-leads-to-bathr-1635823974


More on the Lyon sisters case

http://www.wtop.com/52/3704120/Closer-to-answers-in-Lyon-sisters-case

For nearly 40 years this sad story has haunted the DC region...

Happy Birthday Alien Nation!

Premiered on this date in 1989.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096531/?ref_=nv_sr_2


Happy Birthday WKRP In Cincinnati!

Premiered on this date in 1978.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077097/



Happy Birthday P.F. Sloan!

http://www2.gol.com/users/davidr/sloan/


Happy Birthday June Foray!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004931/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy Birthday Eddie "Rochester" Anderson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026655/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy Birthday Leon Askin!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0039169/


Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

http://www.fiveguys.com/

Yum!

Happy Respect Day!

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


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Anne Bancroft!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000843/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


Happy Birthday Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson!

http://elvira.hostedbywebstore.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005308/


Happy Birthday Fee Waybill!

http://www.thetubes.com/waybill.htm


Happy Birthday James Smith!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Baron von Steuben!

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

Happy Constitution Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_Day_%28United_States%29


Anniversary of the beginning of the rule of Emperor Norton

He proclaimed himself Emperor on this date in 1854.

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/norton.html



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lyon Sisters Breakthrough?

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/275339991.html

I have posted about this every anniversary of their disappearance.  One of the greatest mysteries in the DC area, and one of the saddest.  The news reports here aren't hype.  It really did shake the town up, and is an open wound....

DC Is #2!

http://wtop.com/654/3702672/DC-drivers-among-rudest-in-US

What the hell is going on in Idaho?!?

Happy Working Parents Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/working-parents-day/


Happy Birthday to Talking Heads 77!

Released on this date in, (duh) 1977.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_Heads:_77


Happy Birthday to UFO!

Premiered on this date in 1970

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063962/?ref_=nv_sr_2


Happy Birthday to The Outer Limits!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056777/?ref_=nv_sr_2


Happy Birthday Lauren Bacall!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000002/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


Happy Birthday to The Bob Newhart Show!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068049/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Premiered on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday to A Fistful of Dollars!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058461/


Happy National Play Doh Day!

http://www.hasbro.com/playdoh/en_us/

Happy National Guacamole Day!

Yum!

Happy Birthday to The Haunting!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/?ref_=nv_sr_6