Weirdness

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The hangtown Two are coming to Vienna, VA!

http://jamminjava.com/event/1295741-hangtown-two-eric-brace-vienna/

Starring local faves  Karl Straub and Eric Brace.


(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday to Born To Run!

My all-time favorite album.  Released on this date in 1975.

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


Happy Birthday to The Monster Mash!

Released on this date in 1962.  One of my faves!


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


Happy Birthday Elvis Costello!


http://www.elviscostello.com/


Happy Birthday Tim Burton!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000318/


Happy Birthday Sean Connery!


http://www.seanconnery.com/



Happy National Banana Split Day!

Yum!


http://justinesicecream.com/


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Birthday William Wilberforce!

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


Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg

Perhaps the greatest defeat in U.S. history.

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




Happy Birthday Howard Zinn!


http://howardzinn.org/


Happy Birthday Niagara!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_(painter_and_singer)



Happy Birthday Jennifer Lien!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000497/


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rescuing horses from the nazis!?!


https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Horse-Priceless-Stallions-Kidnapped/dp/0345544803/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471979221&sr=1-1&keywords=nazi+horse


I've never heard of this event before!


(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Today is Black Ribbon Day

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


Happy Birthday to The Big Sleep!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038355/

Premiered on this date in 1946.


Happy Birthday Keith Moon!


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



Happy Birthday Mark Russell!


http://markrussell.net/



Happy Birthday Gene Kelly!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000037/


Happy Birthday Jonathan Wainwright!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_M._Wainwright_(general)



Happy Birthday Oliver Perry!


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


Happy Birthday Malvina Reynolds!


http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/MALVINA/homep.htm


Anniversary of the 2011 Mineral Quake


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Virginia_earthquake



Anniversary of the murder of Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti


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


Anniversary of the murder of Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti


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


Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition


http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/slave-trade-and-its-abolition/



Monday, August 22, 2016

The Cthulhu Hawaiin Shirt

https://www.betabrand.com/crowdfunding/cthulhu-print-bawaiian-shirt-mens.html?utm_source=The%20Betabrand%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NL_WOMEN_Rainbow_Cthulhu_082216&utm_term=Newsletter_Master_Female


So wrong....


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Secret Libraries

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

Neat!

Happy Birthday John Lee Hooker!


http://www.johnleehooker.com/



Happy Birthday Dorothy Parker!

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

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dorothy_Parker


Sunday, August 21, 2016

A nice article about Fortean researcher John keel

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2016/08/a-brief-look-at-the-life-and-ideas-of-john-a-keel-part-one/



Keep an umbrella handy

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-extinctionlevel-asteroid-that-could-kill-us-all-in-2175


(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Poets Day!


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


Happy Birthday Carrie Anne-Moss!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005251/


Happy Birthday Joe Strummer!


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


Happy Birthday Jackie DeShannon!


http://www.jackiedeshannon.com/


Happy Birthday Friz Freleng!


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


Happy Senior Citizens Day!


http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-senior-citizens-day-august-21/


Saturday, August 20, 2016

RIP Jack Riley

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/08/19/jack-riley-actor-on-bob-newhart-show-and-rugrats-dies-at-80.html


The HP Lovecraft Film Festival is coming up!

http://hplfilmfestival.com/hplfilmfestival-portland-or#top

In Portland, OR

Happy Birthday James Marsters!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551346/


Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft



Happy Birthday Phil Lynott!


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



Happy Birthday Robert Plant!


http://www.robertplant.com/


Today is International Homeless Animals Day


http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad/


Happy Birthday Isaac Hayes!


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


Anniversary fo the crushing of the Prague Spring


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


Happy National Radio Day!

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13017039/radio-free-georgetown


Happy National Lemonade Day!

Yum!

Happy National Honey Bee Day!


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


Friday, August 19, 2016

Preparing your cat for that precious bundle


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BNPXRPQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=gham-20&linkId=8905a829b3d96f9ccf11e2cdef392e8c

A wonderful way to relieve the clueless of their cash.  Bravo!


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Love that dare not speak its name

http://wdtn.com/2016/08/17/man-arrested-after-trying-to-have-sex-with-a-van/



(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEIToOWr64


Happy Birthday Jonathan Frakes!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000408/


Happy Birthday Ginger Baker!


http://www.gingerbaker.com/

Happy Birthday Gene Roddenberry!


http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry


Happy Hot & Spicy Food Day!

https://thewrath.com/

Yum!

Happy National Potato Day!

Yum!

Happy Photography Day!


http://worldphotoday.com/


Happy World Humanitarian Day!


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