Monday, September 22, 2014

Anniversary of the Checkers Speech

Happy Birthday to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Bruce!!!

Happy Birthday Santo!

Happy Birthday John Lomax!

Happy Birthday Ray Charles!

A Fascinating Creature

Changes its genome every time it has sex. 

Joan Rivers - Still Posting

The Selfie

The Gimp Man of Essex

Headline of the day

Let the horror movie begin!

Literary inspiration

The mystery of the Deadly Double Dice

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

iPhone VS Samsung,36969/

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday to The Music Scene!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Happy Birthday John Houseman!

Anniversary of the hanging of Nathan Hale

A Patriot.

Happy Family Day!

Beginning of Vendemiaire in French revolutionary calendar

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation!

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day!

Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Autumn Equinox!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A nice little analysis of Internet trolls

Hall & Oates - and their strange little video

The Cramps live on video!

Happy Birthday Bill Murray!

Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Chuck Jones!

Genius.  Essential.

Anniversary of Yes, Virginia leeter to the editor,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus

The most famous letter to the editor and response. 

Happy Miniature Golf Day!

Happy World Gratitude Day!

Happy Wife Appreciation Day!

Happy International Day of Peace!

Happy Devil's Nutting Day!

Only 40 Days Until Halloween!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Another theory about the Jersey Devil

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.

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

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

Happy Birthday Jay Ward!


Happy Birthday Upton Sinclair!

Happy Eat An Apple Day!


Happy National Rum Punch Day!


Friday, September 19, 2014

The Internet reacts to the Scottish vote

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice little review of downtown Vienna, Virginia

Pure Pasty and the Vienna Inn are essential!

Happy Birthday Brian Epstein!

Happy Birthday Bill Medley!

Happy Birthday Mama Cass!

Happy Birthday Brook Benton!
A very under-rated R&B star.

Happy Birthday Charles Carroll!

A Patriot.

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Achiever

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The cutting edge of militayr procurement

The International Association For The Preservation of Spiritual And Occult Periodicals

I just discovered this fascinating online resource.  

Second headline of the day...

Chernobyl Stalkers
Enjoy the cancer, kids....

Headline of the Day

More on the 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.

Happy Birthday WKRP In Cincinnati!

Premiered on this date in 1978.

Happy Birthday P.F. Sloan!

Happy Birthday June Foray!

Happy Birthday Eddie "Rochester" Anderson!

Happy Birthday Leon Askin!

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!


Happy Respect Day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Anne Bancroft!

Happy Birthday Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson!

Happy Birthday Fee Waybill!

Happy Birthday James Smith!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Baron von Steuben!

Happy Constitution Day!

Anniversary of the beginning of the rule of Emperor Norton

He proclaimed himself Emperor on this date in 1854.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lyon Sisters Breakthrough?

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!

What the hell is going on in Idaho?!?

Happy Working Parents Day!

Happy Birthday to Talking Heads 77!

Released on this date in, (duh) 1977.

Happy Birthday to UFO!

Premiered on this date in 1970

Happy Birthday to The Outer Limits!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

Happy Birthday Lauren Bacall!

Happy Birthday to The Bob Newhart Show!

Premiered on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday to A Fistful of Dollars!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy National Play Doh Day!

Happy National Guacamole Day!


Happy Birthday to The Haunting!

Premiered on this date in 1963.