Weirdness

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Let the Coffin Races Begin!

http://www.colorado.com/events/2014-manitou-springs-emma-crawford-coffin-races

http://www.emmacrawfordfestival.com/

I've always wanted to attend this!

Anniversary of The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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


Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Heroes & Martyrs.

http://life.paperblog.com/it-s-halloween-week-let-s-celebrate-83593/

Happy World Pasta Day!

http://www.pasta-unafpa.org/pasta-day.htm


Friday, October 24, 2014

The cutting edge of street busking

http://vimeo.com/109672232


Pretty neat!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

An interesting history/article on vampire hunting in Serbia in the 18th century

http://esoterx.com/2014/10/18/johannes-the-vampire-slayer-and-the-reluctant-revenants/



The Ultimate Halloween Prop

http://empirenews.net/man-dies-in-haunted-house-mistaken-for-prop-for-almost-2-weeks/


Happy Birthday Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

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

Happy Birthday American Pie!

Released on this date in 1971.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_%28song%29


Happy Frankenstein Friday!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/October/frankensteinfriday.htm


Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Seers.

Happy National Bologna Day!

Yum!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charles Fort's Notes To Be made Available!

http://whofortedblog.com/2014/10/23/charles-forts-notes-will-become-available-shortly/

This'll be an excellent resource for Forteans.

Air New Zealand teaches travel safety, Hobbit-style

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152270728951572

Charming.

Headline of the Day

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11174548/Rubber-ducks-can-kill-your-sex-drive-research-finds.html


Swiss Cream and hitler

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/creamer-packaging-features-dictator-mugs/41074650
Long time readers will remember that I've always viewed Switzerland's proclamations of neutrality and innocence during WWII as being against the facts.  So I'm amused to see this "accident", (because no one in a company ever pays the slightest attention to marketing - oh no).  Am also curious as to why a company would want the image of cigars associated with cream?  I guess it's a fascist thing...

The Archaeology of Hollywood

http://www.livescience.com/48321-ten-commandments-sphinx-unearthed.html?cmpid=558444


From Ox Carts To Railways

http://www.strangehistory.net/2011/05/02/from-ox-carts-to-railways/


Happy Birthday Weird Al!

http://www.weirdal.com/


Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

http://www.elliegreenwich.com/

Happy Birthday Johnny Carson!

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


Happy Birthday Thomas Pinckney!

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

A Patriot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The occult influence on rock music

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/season_of_the_witch_how_the_occult_saved_rock_and_roll

An interesting, if too short, article and interview.  It mentions Coven as a serious group in this area.  I'd also add Black Widow to that little list.

The End of TSOP

http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/article/philly-intl-records-to-be-demolished/18497

What a sad end to a center of American pop culture.


(Thanks for the link, Tom!)

RIP Ben Bradlee

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ben-bradlee-legendary-washington-post-editor-dies-at-93/2014/10/21/3e4cc1fc-c59c-11df-8dce-7a7dc354d1b1_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboPN


Happy Birthday to The Sterile Cuckoo!

Premiered on this date in 1969.  One of my faves.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065037/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy Birthday to She Wore A Yellow Ribbon!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041866/


Happy Birthday N.C. Wyeth!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._C._Wyeth


Happy Birthday Timothy Leary!

http://www.biography.com/people/timothy-leary-37330#synopsis


Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

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


Today is the Beginning of the Month of Brumaire in the French Revolutionary Calendar

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


HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caps_lock#International_Caps_Lock_Day


Happy National Nut Day!

http://www.national-awareness-days.com/national-nut-day.html


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The "miss hitler" contest

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2014/10/jew-hating-russian-women-are-competing-to-be-named-miss-hitler-2014/
I continue to be amazed at how people whom adolf would have gleefully enslaved or murdered continue to venerate him.  His plans for Russia were beyond medieval. And these people are beyond stupid...


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Oysterfest is coming up in Maryland!

http://www.cbmm.org/oysterfest/

Happy Birthday to Trinity Is Still My Name

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068154/

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Manfred Mann!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Mann_%28musician%29


Happy Birthday Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

http://www.online-literature.com/coleridge/


Happy National Caramel Apple Day!

Yum!

Ten Days Until Halloween!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Beauty By Lovecraft!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beauty-by-H-P-Lovecraft/338508486325721

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Nixon's The One!

Anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/watergate/articles/102173-2.htm


Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

http://www.carolynemas.com/

One of my fave rock'n'rollers.

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

http://www.tompetty.com/




Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000509/


Happy Birthday Art Buchwald!

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

A Washington Institution for many years, a personal fave of mine, and a very nice man.

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0241669/


Happy Free Speech Week!

http://www.freespeechweek.org/

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bela's Lugosi's Dead - The Nine Hour Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOBe--9NqLU


Happy birthday Trey Parker!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005295/


Happy Birthday Tor Johnson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426363/


Anniversary of the War of Jenkin's Ear

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins%27_Ear
Today is the anniversary of my favorite name for a war.


Happy Birthday Christian Febiger!

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

A Patriot.

Today is the anniversary fo the surrender at Yorktown in 1781

http://www.nps.gov/yonb/index.htm

Happy Dorothy Parker Day!

http://www.dorothyparker.com/nj/