Weirdness

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Majel Barrett!

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Majel_Barrett-Roddenberry


Happy Birthday W.E.B. DuBois!

http://www.webdubois.org/


Happy National Chili Day!

http://www.hardtimes.com/


Happy Printed Book Day! (aka Guttenberg Day)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima
http://www.bookplate.biz/

http://www.overthemoonbookstore.com/



Today is Iwo Jima Day

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


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Off for a week

Will be busy with work for about a week, so postings will be very light over the next few days....

Happy Birthdya Sheldon Leonard!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0502766/


Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0296859/


Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

http://www.edwardgoreyhouse.org/


Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_St._Vincent_Millay

Happy Birthday George Washington!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/georgewashington

http://www.mountvernon.org/

A hometown boy who made good.

Only 250 Days Until Halloween!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

You Shall Not Pass!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIQXUgHm4c8


Happy Birthday Mary Chapin Carpenter!

http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/
One of my faves.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Natural Selection...

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/parents-trying-to-reverse-kids-autism-by-flushing-out-vaccines-with-bogus-miracle-bleach-enemas/


Headline of the Day

http://kfor.com/2012/06/29/tambourine-player-tased-during-church-service/

Of course, the Lemon Pipers were way ahead of the curve:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Vz-z4PEkk




Happy National Cherry Pie Day!

Yum!

The most bizarre Kickstarter campaign

http://www.kfiam640.com/onair/gary-hoffmann-11314/the-creepiest-kickstarter-campaign-weve-ever-13271780/

I'm not sure that I see the market....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The MST3000 episode of Manos is now online!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbzkn4Wce-A

Classic.  Essential.

Night of the Frozen Dead

http://cheezburger.com/8448399360/epic-win-pics-snowman-graveyard-zombie?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+failblog+%28The+FAIL+Blog+-+Fail+Pictures+%26+Videos+at+Failblog.ORG%29

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A lost Sherlock Holmes story is found!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11425042/Read-the-lost-Sherlock-Holmes-story-found-in-an-attic.html


Kim Jong's New Haircut!

http://www.vox.com/2015/2/19/8069897/kim-jong-un-has-an-amazing-new-haircut-we-have-many-many-questions

Murderous Dweeb...


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Joel Hodgson!

http://joelhodgson.com/


Happ;y Hoodie-Hoo Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/hoo.htm

Happy Birthday Anthony Stewart Head!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372117/


Happy Birthday Richard Matheson!

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

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001627/


Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!

http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324


Happy Birthday William Prescott!

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

A Patriot.

Happy World Day of Social Justice!

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


Happy Pully Lug Day!

https://books.google.com/books?id=zthnTSrSBuwC&pg=PT148&lpg=PT148&dq=Pully+Lug+Day&source=bl&ots=GyGMMAPSKf&sig=xEc_Utqi1CWvsv7zzYG_YfDtf9k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dczQVLdvyYI2ppWAwAY&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Pully%20Lug%20Day&f=false

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I wonder if more than three people will read this

http://www.psmag.com/books-and-culture/killing-pigs-weed-maps-mostly-unread-world-academic-papers-76733


Medieval Apps

http://medievalbooks.nl/2015/01/16/medieval-apps/

Very cool.

Response from an Inventory Manager

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-inventory-manager-of-a-wholesale-sex-toy-manufacturer-responds-to-a-shipping-request


13th Floor Elevators Reunion!!!

http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2015-02-12/13th-floor-elevators-to-reunite-at-levitation-festival/


The source of Joy Division's album cover for Unknown Pleasures

http://gizmodo.com/the-origin-of-joy-divisions-most-famous-album-cover-fi-1686589791

Neat-O!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Dogfish VS the suits at Budweiser

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/drinks/dogfish-head-s-sam-calagione-squares-off-against-budweiser-20150218

Bravo!  I absolutely despise Bud...

Let's get our delusions straight, shall we?

http://cheezburger.com/8446329856/funny-news-fail-conspiracy-barack-obama-correction?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+failblog+%28The+FAIL+Blog+-+Fail+Pictures+%26+Videos+at+Failblog.ORG%29

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Anniversary to The Bowman Body!

his weekly show began on this date in 1971.

http://www.bowmanbody.com/

Happy Birthday to the Phonograph!

Patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1878.

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


Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson!

http://www.smokeyrobinson.com/


Happy Birthday Copernicus!

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


Beginning of month of Ventose in French revolutionary calendar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vent%C3%B4se

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

If Thine Eye Offends Thee..

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/michigan-republican-official-fatally-shoots-self-in-eye-while-adjusting-gun-in-her-bra-holster/

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

nazi chic in Asia

http://www.vice.com/read/nazis-chic-is-asias-offensive-fashion-craze-456

I continue to be bewildered by people having fun with an ideology that considered them subhuman. It is the ultimate idiocy.  The article and interviewees' focus on the Holocaust just shows how shallow their understanding of nazi ideology is.  The Thais, Javanese, Indians, etc. - none of them were considered for anything other than victimhood or slavery.  The same goes for the many Slavs who've taken up nazism.  Hitler wanted them enslaved and exterminated - it's all documented!  The suicidal ignorance of these idiots is astounding.


The Unknowns

http://www.theunknownsmovie.com/

A documentary about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.  Am looking forward to seeing this when it's completed.  Arlington is one of the three top places that I always recommend to visitors to DC. 

Happy Birthday Bobby Hart!

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

National Tickbird Day!

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


Happy Birthday Sonia Rutstein!

http://www.soniadisappearfear.com/


Happy Birthday Jack Palance!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001588/


Happy Drink Wine Day!

Yum!

http://www.lindenvineyards.com/


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The cutting edge of coming out of the closet

https://medium.com/covilian-military-intelligence-group/the-soldier-who-hid-from-the-germans-in-a-womans-wardrobe-for-four-years-5263b1912689

A Unified Field Theory for The Simpsons?

http://observationdeck.io9.com/new-simpsons-fan-theory-is-intriguing-really-depressin-1686153252?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


Seasalt & Co. - and the KKK school of advertising

http://wonkette.com/576367/deeply-stupid-small-business-seasalt-co-will-sue-you-for-bitching-bout-its-sweet-lynching-ad

Morons...

Happy Birthday John Sullivan!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sullivan_%28general%29

A Patriot.