Weirdness

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Ed Walker!

A local DC radio legend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Walker_%28radio_personality%29

http://thejoyboys.com/

Happy Birthday Roy Orbison!

http://www.royorbison.com/


Happy National Picnic Day!

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-picnic-day


Happy Birthday William Williams!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Williams_%28Continental_Congress%29

A Patriot.

Happy English Language Day!

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

Happy World Book Night!

http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/


Happy World Book & Copyright Day!

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Powdered alcohol

http://eater.com/archives/2014/04/18/powered-alcohol-gets-us-government-approval.php

This sounds both fake and vile.  Is anyone over the age of 20 really going to waste their money on this?



(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Tree Resurrection

http://laughingsquid.com/a-fallen-tree-magically-stands-back-up-in-its-original-position-after-being-cut-with-a-chainsaw/


Wuss America

http://laist.com/2014/04/10/students_harmless_science_projects.php

I never would make it through 3rd grade at this point...


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The return of MST3000???

http://io9.com/joel-hodgson-wants-to-resurrect-mystery-science-theater-1566056299


The re-release of the soundtrack to Porky's Revenge!

http://theseconddisc.com/2014/04/22/porkys-is-back-revenge-soundtrack-features-george-harrison-dave-edmunds-robert-plant-more/
Stupid movie, great soundtrack.

Happy Birthday Peter Frampton!

http://www.frampton.com/


Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0369061/


Happy Brithday Glen Campbell!

http://glencampbellmusic.com/


Happy Earth Day!

http://www.earthday.org/


Monday, April 21, 2014

Why I don't have any ebooks, and why I never will

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/gadgets/you-dont-own-your-kindle-books-amazon-reminds-customer-f1C6626211

Anything or person who can destroy/take one of my books, could do the same thing to any ebook that I (supposedly) owned.  But not anyone or anything that could destroy/take an ebook could get to my  REAL books....

My next vehicle and driving lesson...

http://www.driveatank.com/


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

The World's Fastest Record - from Jack White

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPGK84Yuihc&sns=em

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Snoopy Wins!

The red Baron was shot down on this date in 1918.

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


Happy Birthday Iggy Pop!

http://www.iggyandthestoogesmusic.com/us/news


Happy Patriot's Day!

http://www.nps.gov/mima/patriots-day.htm


Happy Dyngus Day!

http://www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com/


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nice artilce on coincidence studies

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/622460-frontier-science-dr-bernard-beitman-on-coincidence-studies/


New studies supporting the existence of precognition

http://deanradin.blogspot.com/2014/04/feeling-future-meta-analysis.html


UFO - or a new stealth aircrarft being tested?

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/clearer-photo-of-mysterious-ufo-taken-in-1564513147/+jesusdiaz

Photos of extoic dancers of the 1890's

Hubba hubba!

http://www.retronaut.com/2012/01/exotic-dancers-1890s/



Robert E. Howard Days is coming in June

http://www.rehupa.com/?page_id=4136


Pulp AdventureCon in New Jersey in November

http://boldventurepress.com/


A new Cthulhu collection!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0993718000


The delicious irony...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597411/Was-Adolf-Hitlers-lover-Eva-Braun-Jewish-family.html

A cute Dragnet parody/mashup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcwkioSe5BI&feature=youtu.be


Nice little article on Northeastern Breweries

http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/fbsp/amtrak/awesome-northeast-breweries-you-should-know-about


Happy Birthday L'Auberge Chez Francois!

One of my fave restaurants, opened on this date in 1976.

http://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/


Happy Birthday George Takei!

http://www.georgetakei.com/


Beginning of month of Floreal in French revolutionary calendar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flor%C3%A9al


Happy Easter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XJaDzI_wVg&feature=kp


Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Next Lair...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poveglia-worlds-most-haunted-island-up-for-auctionis-anyone-be-brave-enough-to-buy-it-9264797.html


Happy Birthday Tim Curry!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000347/


Happy Birthday Dudley Moore!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001545/


Happy Brithday

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/sherman.htm

A Patriot.

Happy National Amaretto Day!

Yum!

http://www.disaronno.com/


Happy Birthday Phlorescent Leech!

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

Happy National Garlic Day!

http://www.nationalgarlicday.com/

Yum!

Happy Record Store Day!

http://www.recordstoreday.com/


Friday, April 18, 2014

Remind me never to visit Peoria

http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/18/peoria-mayor-calls-out-police-to-track-d

The mustache fits...

The cutting edge of Tetra Min

http://www.thelocal.no/20140411/man-finds-dildo-in-cods-stomach


I do believe that the Beach Boys were ahead of the curve on this new type of fish food:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU

The cutting edge of not going silently into the night...

http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2014/04/n32343.html


I believe that this is referred to as Amateur Night

http://www.thelocal.de/20140411/school-kids-hospitalized-after-porno-party


Headline of the day

http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2014/04/n32363.html


The Black Ring

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604240/What-Black-Ring-Leamington-Spa-Mysterious-object-sky-captured-girl-16-iPhone.html
Interesting, if true...

A wonderful collection of WWII propaganda cartoons

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/04/17/bugs-bunny-goes-to-war-how-hollywood-animators-turned-their-toons-loose-on-the-axis/
A lot of these have been circulating as pirate copies for years, but it's nice to see them online now.

Prince album and reissues on the way!

http://variety.com/2014/music/news/prince-makes-peace-with-warner-music-sets-new-album-and-reissues-1201159487/


Dreams In the Witch House - A Lovecraftian Rock Opera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxWH3HEJIHo


P:reviously unreleased Jefferson Airplane recordings

http://www.willardswormholes.com/?p=22745

Very strange...

Happy Birthday to Legend!

Premiered on this date in 1995, a very under-rated TV show.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112045/


Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow!

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/darrow.htm

Happy Brithday Ebenezer Learned!

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/learned.html

A Patriot.

Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites!

http://www.icomos.org/en/what-we-do/focus/18-april-international-day-for-monuments-and-sites

Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride

http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/


Thursday, April 17, 2014

A great interview with Nils Lofgren

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/nils-lofgren-talks-guitars-springsteen-neil-young-and-box-set-face-the-music-598485/1

Am really looking forward to the box set.

An interesting article on the state of the beer industry in America

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/the-state-of-american-beer/360583/

It's amusing to see how bland the top 10 brands and wimpy the top ten brands are.  Am proud to say that I honestly don't think I've tasted one in close to twenty years.  Stone Rules!

Happy Birthday Liz Phair!

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

Happy Birthday Kristine Sutherland!

http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Kristine_Sutherland


Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%B1or_Wences

Genius.

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tucker!

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bright/tucker/biography.html


Happy Birthday Samuel Chase!

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/chase.htm

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheeseball Day!

http://cheesetique.com/

Yum!