Weirdness

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Sabbath of the Undead!

At least according to Hammer films...

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


Happy Birthday William Moultrie!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Boris Karloff!

http://www.karloff.com/


Happy Birthday Harpo!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0555617/

Happy National Cashew Day!

Yum!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

RIP Jimmy Ruffin

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2014/11/19/jimmy-ruffin-dies-motown/19281307/



A nice article about Bear Family Records

http://famouslastwordsrecords.com/coffee/the-king-of-reissues/
THE King of reissue labels.  Really fantastic.  Just got their Chuck Berry box set and it's wonderful.

A nice recounting of the Devil's Footprints mystery

http://whofortedblog.com/2014/11/20/the-devils-footprints-devon-england/

A mainstay of Fortean literature.

A nice article about the Bookplate Bookstore

http://chestertownspy.org/2014/11/21/bookplate-bookstore-optimistic-expands/
A wonderful shop, Tom is an old workmate of mine and I highly recommend his place to anyone heading out to the Eastern Shore.

The Villains of Batman!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60213/visual-guide-all-37-villains-batman-tv-series

Fun stuff!

Anice article about Shemp

http://mentalfloss.com/article/29410/shemp-forgotten-stooge


Happy Birthday to the Phil Spector Christmas Album!

Released on this date in 1963.  A Classic.

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


Happy Birthday to The White Album!

Released on this date in 1968.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_%28album%29

Happy Birthday Staughton Lynd!

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

Happy Birthday Terry Gilliam!

http://terrygilliamweb.com/


Happy Birthday Steve Van Zandt!

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

http://undergroundgarage.com/little-steven-van-zandt/little-steven-biography.html

One of my faves. 

Happy National Cashew Day!

Yum!

Friday, November 21, 2014

A newly translated Egyptian grimoire

http://io9.com/a-1-300-year-old-egyptian-book-of-spells-has-been-decip-1661596138


Happy Birthday to Shadow of the Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1941.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034172/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Happy Birthday to The Thin Man Goes Home!

Premiered on this date in 1944.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037365/?ref_=nv_sr_2


Happy Birthday Frankenstein! (the movie)

Premiered on this date in 1931.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/


Happy Birthday Ingrid Pitt!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0685839/


Happy Birthday Josiah Bartlett!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Joseph Plumb Martin!

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

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Voltaire!

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

Today is the beginning of the month of Frimaire in the French revolutionary calendar

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Simpsons in real life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RE9iVY9beA

Very cool!

The Poo Bus

http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/20/uk-first-poo-bus/?ncid=rss_truncated

DC alone could power the entire hemisphere's fleet....


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice article about Witch Wreaths

http://hauntedohiobooks.com/news/strange-deaths-news/witch-wreath-museum/


Still Dead!

General Franco died on this date in 1975.


Happy Birthday Dick Smothers!

http://www.smothersbrothers.com/


Happy National Beaujolais Day!

Yum!

http://www.discoverbeaujolais.com/


Happy Absurditiy Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/November/absurdityday.htm


Happy Universal Children's Day!

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


Happy World Philosophy Day!

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/philosophy/philosophy-day-at-unesco/


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Anniversary of the murder of Joe Hill

http://www.joehill.org/joesbio.htm


Happy Birthday George Rogers Clark!

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

A Patriot.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Christmas Story!

Premiered on this date in 1983.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/


Happy Birthday Graham Parker!

http://www.grahamparker.net/Home.html


Happy birthday Imogene Coca!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0168042/

Happy Birthday Sojourner Truth!

(This date is believed to be her Birthday)

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


Happy Occult Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/occult-day/


Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Cards for the rest of us...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/down-with-fruitcake


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to Another Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1939.

Real-life Sweeney Todd

http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/three-accused-over-human-flesh-pastries-297989.html


The Slovene Unicorn

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141112-unicorn-deer-slovenia-antlers-science-animals/


Photos from the Siberian Mystery Crater

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0018-exclusive-new-pictures-inside-mystery-siberian-crater/

The man who hears colors

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29992577


Cramming For An Exam

http://metro.co.uk/2014/11/15/student-who-had-sex-with-sheep-was-stressed-about-exams-4949857/
I've waited my whole life to be able to use that title/pun.

Jesus Arrested For Ice Skating

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20141116__Philly_Jesus__arrested_for_disorderly_conduct.html

Happy Birthday to the Star Wars Holiday Special!

Premiered and ONLY shown on this date in 1978.  Perhaps the worst TV special of all time.  A Classic!

http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0193524/


Happy Birthday to Duck Soup!

One of my all-time favorite movies.  Premiered on this date in 1933.  Pure Genius.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023969/


Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot!

http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/


Happy Birthday Peter Cook!

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


Happy Take A Hike Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-a-hike-day/


Happy Homemade Bread Day!

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/