Weirdness

Friday, April 29, 2016

How KISS applied makeup in 1975


http://mashable.com/2016/04/27/kiss-makeup/#IiYQCsn9ikqT

A little bit of pop culture history.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Virginia Renaissance Festival is starting up!


http://www.varf.org/




Cthulhu Sex Toys!

https://boingboing.net/2010/12/11/cthulhu-sex-toys.html


For the Cultist who has everything....

Happy Arbor Day!


https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/dates.cfm



Happy Birthday Tommy James!

https://www.tommyjames.com/



Happy Birthday Kate Mulgrew!


http://www.totallykate.com/



Happy Birthday Tammi Terrell!


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


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ringo & Fans: Reunited


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513710/Ringo-Starr-reunited-Las-Vegas-teen-friends-iconic-photo-taken-1964.html

This is kind of cute!

RIP Philip Kives


http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/philip-kives-founder-of-k-tel-dead-at-87-377361531.html

Founder of K-Tel


A new sighting of Goatman in Maryland

http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2016/04/supposed-maryland-goatman-observed-by.html


This urban legend has been around since I was a child.

Happy Birthday Carolyn Jones!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0427700/



Happy Birthday William Moore!


http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/02/the-ballad-of-the-walking-postman-mp3.html




Happy Birthday James Monroe!


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


Happy National Cracker Day!


http://www.westminstercrackers.com/

Yum!

Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!


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


Today is Workers Memorial Day

http://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Job-Safety/WorkersMemorialDay



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Frank Belknap Long!


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



Happy Birthday Judy Carne!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0138637/


Happy Birthday Hubert Henry Harrison!


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



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kids react to the Beatles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9US-cXJMo

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



(Thanks for the link, Kendall!)

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!


http://carolburnettfan.com/


Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!


http://rockalittle.com/



Happy National Kids & Pets Day!


http://www.colleenpaige.com/#!kids-and-pets/c1z80


Happy National Pretzel Day!


http://www.juliussturgis.com/

Yum!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Stop swallowing crucifixes, people!


http://ktla.com/2016/04/20/mother-to-be-sees-christ-on-the-cross-in-her-sonogram-picture/


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Cool! In my day it was just hopscotch...

http://imgur.com/gallery/d2kBSgu



Happy Birthday to The Adventures of Robin Hood!

Premiered on this date in 1938.  One of my faves.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029843/



A great article about absinthe


https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4515


Really liked this article.  I've been drinking (and researching) it for years, and this article matches up with my experiences and findings, exactly.  There's more bullshit and blather about this stuff - it seems directed towards ignorant frat boys.  If you like the taste of anise/licorice, try it, you'll like it.



RIP Billy Paul

http://wtop.com/music/2016/04/me-and-mrs-jones-singer-billy-paul-has-died/


Happy Birthday Peter Jurasik!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0432867/


Happy Birthday Gina Torres!


http://www.gina-torres.com/



Happy Birthday Jerry Leiber!


http://www.leiberstoller.com/



Happy Birthday Björn Ulvaeus!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rn_Ulvaeus


Happy Birthday Meadowlark Lemon!

http://www.meadowlarklemon.org/biography/



Happy Red Hat Society Day!

http://redhatsociety.com/


Sunday, April 24, 2016

A new "lost civilization" found?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/did-a-coded-message-lead-an-american-to-a-lost-civilization-in-china


Fascinating article and archaeologist.


Happy Birthday William Castle!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0145336/



Saturday, April 23, 2016

A nice article about Aqualung

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/my_god_jethro_tulls_aqualung_really_is_an_album_you_must_hear_before_you_di