Weirdness

Friday, July 03, 2015

Happy National Fired Clam Day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/2015/07/02/new-day-proclamation-national-fried-clam-day-july-3rd/


Anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison

http://www.biography.com/people/jim-morrison-9415576

Happy Dog Days!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_days

Happy Eat Your Beans Day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-eat-your-beans-day-july-3/
https://www.anasazibeans.com/

Thursday, July 02, 2015

We're #1! We're #1! We're #1!

http://wtop.com/travel/2015/07/dulles-airport-leads-tsa-baggage-damage-claims/

And once again, the DC region pulls ahead of the pack!  Ah, how I've loved the TSA agents at Dulles.  The ones who've yelled at me, and scowled at me, and slowed me down...

The End Of An Era

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/02/sealed_air_corp_s_redesigned_ibubble_wrap_can_t_be_popped.html?wpsrc=slatest_newsletter&sid=5388d019dd52b8417a00396f


Ultra-Rare Dylan Album For Sale

http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/452735/amoeba-music-are-selling-the-rarest-most-expensive-record-theyve-ever-stocked.htm
Hopefully, whoever picks it up will put these rarities out on the Internet..


(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

The cutting edge of donut decorating

http://nerdist.com/an-alien-facehugger-donut-is-just-what-your-stomach-needs/


Happy Birthday Airplane!

Premiered on this date in 1980.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy Birthday Shaft!

Premiered on this date in 1971.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067741/

Happy Birthday Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Premiered on this date in 1959.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/


Happy Birthday Roy Bittan!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bittan


Happy Birthday Stephen Stucker!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0835992/

One of my fave character actors.

Happy Birthday Hermann Hesse!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hesse

Happy Birthday Paul Williams of the Temptations!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Williams_%28The_Temptations%29

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Ole!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/01/1398402/-There-s-a-Donald-Trump-pi-ata-now-and-it-s-huge-in-Mexico?detail=facebook#


ASH LIVES!!!

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/26/ash-vs-evil-dead-exclusive-first-image-bruce-campbell-back-ash


MST3000 Headboard!

http://nerdapproved.com/household/mst3k-headboard-critiques-your-performance/#pxbiccU7MjGwkShy.01

Happy Birthday Isaac Sears!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Sears

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Fred Schneider!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Schneider

Happy Birthday Dan Aykroyd!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000101/

Happy Birthday Debbie Harry!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Harry

Happy International Reggae Day!

http://www.national-awareness-days.com/international-reggae-day.html


Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day!

Yum!

Happy National Hot Dog Month!

Yum!

http://www.nathansfamous.com/

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Yum!

http://www.hopkinsfarmcreamery.com/

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rent-A-Hater?

http://www.nytimes.com/live/gay-pride-parade-updates/jewish-group-with-hired-protesters-opposes-the-parade/



Anniversary of the Tunguska Event

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event

Happy Birthday Lights Out! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1946.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041037/


Happy Birthday Flo Ballard!

http://www.biography.com/people/florence-ballard-17170010

Happy Birthday N.O.W.!

Founded on this date in 1966.

http://now.org/

Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!

Yum!

Happy Go For A Stroll Downtown Day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0


Happy National Meteor Watch Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/meteor-watch-day/


Monday, June 29, 2015

Darwin wins in the long run...

The stupid can't reproduce...

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/spanish-boy-diphtheria-dies


I don't envy folks who try to learn English...

http://www.tickld.com/x/90-of-people-cant-pronounce-this-whole-poem-you-have-to-try-it


Mini-Muffins for Captain Worf

https://www.sweetesbakeshop.com/wewantworf/


Happy Birthday Oriana Fallaci!

http://www.giselle.com/oriana.html


Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen!

http://www.rayharryhausen.com/


Happy National Hug Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/June/hugholiday.htm

Sunday, June 28, 2015

An interview with Frank Ferrante about An Evening With Groucho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_q8_84Exc&app=desktop

I've see Ferrante's show - it is FANTASTIC!  I cannot recommend it too highly.  If you are a fan of Groucho, or want to be, it is Essential.

http://www.eveningwithgroucho.com/

To Boldly Go..

http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/26/news/star-trek-enterprise-headquarters/index.html?sr=fbmoney052615startrek0100story

Given Chinese quality control and corruption, it will be interesting to see if this thing lasts longer than the original three year series....

Happy Birthday to Where The Action Is!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240305/

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Today is the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969

http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/06/449-stonewall.html


Happ;y Birthday Gilda Radner!

http://www.biography.com/people/gilda-radner-9450459


Hapy Birthday Mel Brooks!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000316/

Today is Wolr War One Commemoration Day

http://www.history.co.uk/this-day-in-history/June-28


Happy Paul Bunyan Day!

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/paul-bunyan-day

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bibliotherapy

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happier?mbid=social_facebook_aud_dev_kwjunsubreadingnewtherapy&kwp_0=20736

An interesting technique. 


(Thanks for the link, Doug!)

Happy National Flash Fiction day!

http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/

Happy Birthday Dark Shadows!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059978/

http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Shadows_Wiki

Happy Birthday Bob Keeshan!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0444828/bio


Happy Birthday Helen Keller!

http://www.biography.com/people/helen-keller-9361967


Happy Smokey The Bear Day!

http://www.smokeybear.com/vault/story_main.asp


Anniversary of the Attack of the Fruita Vampire!

http://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/co-vamp/

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/woman-says-vampire-in-road-caused-crash