Weirdness

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Ultimate Hole In One?

http://boingboing.net/2015/07/30/golf-club-hunts-mystery-man-wh.html

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)


Happy Birthday Lobo!

http://www.fansoflobo.com/lobo-bio.html


Happy Birthday Gary Lewis!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Lewis_%28musician%29


Happy Birthday Ted Cassidy!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0144252/


Happy Birthday Marinus Willett!

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

A Patriot.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue Moon tonight!

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/fridays-blue-moon-what-need-know


A nice little article about Churchill in DC during the Wat

http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/winston-churchill-and-franklin-roosevelts-arcadia-conference/



Happy Birthday to the Modern Lovers album!

Released on this date in 1976.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Modern_Lovers_%28album%29


Wild Thing!

On this date in 1966, the Troggs' "Wild Thing" hit #1!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hce74cEAAaE

Happy Birthday Smedley Butler!

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


Happy Birthday Alton Brown!

http://altonbrown.com/


Happy International Day of Friendship!

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



Happy National Father In Law Day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-father-in-law-day-july-30/


Alert Tippi Hedren!

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/28/gull-running-is-the-weird-new-craze-hitting-british-seaside-towns-5315938/

(Thanks for the link & title, Mathew!)

Offline...

I had some computer problems over the last few days.  Hopefully, they're repaired now....

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!

Premiered on this date in 1940, in "Wild Hare".

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


Happy Birthday Gary Gygax!

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


Happy National Scotch Day!

Yum!

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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nice interview with Michael Moorcock

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2015/07/michael-moorcock-i-think-tolkien-was-crypto-fascist


Happy Birthday Kate Beckinsale!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000295/

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!

http://www.mickjagger.com/


Happy Birthday Nana Visitor!

http://nanavision.com/


Happy Birthday Darlene Love!

http://darleneloveworld.com/


Happy Birthday Gracie Allen!

http://www.biography.com/people/gracie-allen-9542415


Happy National Aunt & Uncles Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/July/auntandunclesday.htm


Happy Birthday Carl Jung!

http://www.cgjungpage.org/


Happy National All Or Nothing Day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-all-or-nothing-day-july-26/


Happy National Bagelfest Day!

https://www.bagelsforever.com/


Happy Parents Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents%27_Day


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Headline of the year

http://disinfo.com/2015/07/wyoming-man-found-with-30-eyeballs-stuffed-up-his-anus/



(I've heard that this story is fake.  I don't care.  Sometimes something is just too good not to be worthwhile...)


The Firesign Theater Lives On In SIRI

https://medium.com/@stannenb/with-one-of-its-easter-eggs-siri-evokes-the-firesign-theater-and-steve-jobs-86ea5b4874d3

This is so cool.  Their Bozos album is one of my faves!  Here's the whole routine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmWFrMq3qNY


Anniversary of Bob Dylan Going Electric at the Newport Folk Festival

In 1965...

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylan-goes-electric-at-the-newport-folk-festival


Happy Birthday Walter Brennan!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000974/


Happy Birthday Henry Knox!

A great Patriot.

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


Happy National Merry Go Round Day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-merry-go-round-day-july-25/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-carousel-on-the-national-mall-washington


Happy National Culinarians Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/July/culinariansday.htm


Happy National Day of the Cowboy!

http://www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com/


Friday, July 24, 2015

The scariest bridge in America?

http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/6448-the-scariest-bridge-in-america?viewfull=true

I know that there are folks who have a real fright at the thought of bridges.  I understand that.  But aside from those folks, this is not a scary bridge.  It's a big bridge, I'll grant you, but it's not a tough ride.  Personally, the only bridge I've ever gotten shaky about going over was this one:  http://royalgorgebridge.com/

You can see through the wooden slats that make up the roadway....

A wonderful article about the new Leadbelly collection

http://diffuser.fm/new-lead-belly-collection-is-smithsonian-curators-labor-of-love/
Wonderful!  I'm proud to say that Jeff Place is the main guy who trained me in the record store biz....

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday to Pleasant Dreams!

Released on this date in 1981, one of my fave albums by the Ramones.

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


Happy Birthday Summer Glau!

http://www.summer-glau.com/


Happy Birthday Radio Free Oz!

Began broadcasting on this date in 1966.  Brilliant.

http://rfo.chromiumswitch.org/

Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart!

http://www.ameliaearhart.com/

Happy Birthday Lord Dunsany!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Plunkett,_18th_Baron_of_Dunsany

One of my fave writers.

Happy National Cousins Day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cousins-day-july-24/

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A new Converse for old farts like me?

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/23/9024561/converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-II-sneaker-for-old-feet

I am second to none in my almost-genetic love for Converse All Star shoes....

A Poem to inspire?

http://mashable.com/2015/07/23/chanie-gorkin-poem/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

I'm afraid that I tend towards the original reading...


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice little article about the last battles of the Revolution

http://allthingsliberty.com/2015/07/the-final-theaters-the-final-fights/


Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler!

http://home.comcast.net/~mossrobert/


Happy Birthday Castle Keep!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064137/
The strangest war movie that I'm aware of.  I still don't think I really catch on to everything happening in it, and how to interpret it.  Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Charisma Carpenter!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004806/


Happy Robert Anton Wilson Day!

http://obsoletemag.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-23rd-is-robert-anton-wilson-day.html


Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

http://www.hopkinsfarmcreamery.com/


Yum!

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

http://www.hautedogsandfries.com/

Yum!