Weirdness

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Doritos joins the fight against vampires!


http://geekologie.com/2016/09/doritos-japan-releases-anti-vampire-blac.php


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A good article about Rockpile

http://web.musicaficionado.com/main.html#!/article/how_rockpile_tried_and_failed_to_save_rock_and_roll_by_mitchellcohen

One of the most under-rated rock bands of all time.

Happy Birthday Jasper Maskelyne!


http://www.magictricks.com/war-magician.html


Happy Birthday Tommy Boyce!


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



Happy Birthday to The Prisoner!

My all-time favorite TV show.  Premiered on this date in 1967 (in the UK).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061287/

http://www.theunmutual.co.uk/


Happy Birthday Joseph Rhine!


http://archived.parapsych.org/members/jb_rhine.html



Happy Birthday Mark Farner!


http://www.markfarner.com/


Happy Birthday Jerry Lee Lewis!


http://jerryleelewis.com/

Happy Birthday Madeline Kahn!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001404/


Happy National Pumpkin Day!


http://www.almanac.com/plant/pumpkins


Today is National Poisoned Blackberry Day

http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/28/michaelmas-the-day-the-devil-spit-on-your-blackberries/


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today is the anniversary of the start of the siege of Yorktown


https://www.nps.gov/york/learn/historyculture/history-of-the-siege.htm


Happy Birthday Janeane Garofalo!


http://www.janeanegarofalo.com/


Happy Birthday David Walker!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Walker_(abolitionist)


Happy Birthday James Warren!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Warren_(politician)

A Patriot.


Happy Drink Beer Day!


http://www.stonebrewing.com/


Happy Crack Nut Day!


http://www.livinginseason.com/tag/crack-nut-day/


Happy National Strawberry Cream Pie Day!

Yum!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/231506/strawberry-cream-pie-to-die-for/



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Randy Bachman!


http://randybachman.com/



Happy Birthday Mr. Loaf!


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


Happy Birthday Zacherley!

http://www.zacherley.com/



Happy Birthday Thomas Nast!


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

The greatest American editorial cartoonist of all time.  Creator of the modern Santa Claus.

Happy Birthday Samuel Adams!


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

A great patriot.  One of the essential men of the Revolution.


Happy Ancestor Appreciation Day!


http://blog.calendars.com/2012/09/ancestor-appreciation-day/



Monday, September 26, 2016

The Staten Island Ferry 'Disaster'

http://gothamist.com/2016/09/25/artist_tricks_tourists_with_elabora.php?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds


Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday to Carnival of Souls!

Premiered on this date in 1962.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055830/



Happy Birthday to The Beverly Hillbillies!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055662/

Premiered on this date in 1962.


Happy Birthday Gilligan's Island!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057751/


Happy Birthday abbey Road! (the album)

Released on this date in 1969.

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


Happy Birthday Bryan Ferry!


http://www.bryanferry.com/



Happy Birthday Edmund Gwenn!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0350324/

As close as we're ever going to get to Santa Claus.

Happy Birthday Abraham Whipple!

A Patriot.

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



Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!


https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/johnny-appleseed-day/



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Math Storytelling Day!

http://www.dreambox.com/blog/math-storytelling-day-2016-8-math-storybooks-for-young-readers



Happy Birthday Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Premiered on this date in 1975.  I see you shiver with Anticipation!

http://www.rockyhorror.com/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073629/


Happy Comic Book Day!


https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/comic-book-day/



Happy National One Hit Wonder Day!


http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-one-hit-wonder-day-september-25/



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pulp Studies Symposium coming to Harrisonburg, VA

https://sites.jmu.edu/specialcollections/pulp-studies-symposium/



Apple and Cidery activities coming up in Virginia


http://blog.virginia.org/2016/09/everythingapple/


RIP Buckwheat Zyedeco

http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/article_731e5378-821a-11e6-85ac-3f8437951c61.html?sr_source=lift_amplify


Hey Jude reached #1 on this date in 1968.


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

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Gerry Marsden!


http://www.gerryandthepacemakers.co.uk/the-band/gerry-marsden/



Happy International Rabbit Day!


http://www.rabbit.org/hrs-info/worldrabbitday.html

Happy Birthday Jim Henson!


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


Happy National Punctuation Day!


http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/


Friday, September 23, 2016

Sad news about Terry Jones of Monty Python

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/sep/23/terry-jones-monty-python-star-dementia-diagnosis-bafta-cymru


RIP John D. Loudermilk




http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/09/22/songwriter-john-d-loudermilk-dead-82/90826022/

Happy Birthday to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/



Today is the anniversary of Nixon's Checkers speech


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



Happy Birthday John Lomax!


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


Happy Birthday Rosalind Chao!


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001034/


Happy Birthday Bruce!


http://brucespringsteen.net/



Happy Birthday Santo!


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


Happy Birthday Ray Charles

An American Treasure.

http://www.raycharles.com/


Happy Native American Day!


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