Monday, October 24, 2016

RIP Bobby Vee

Happy Birthday American Pie!

Released on (or about) this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Kurt Huber!

One of the real heroes of the anti-nazi resistance.

Happy National Bologna Day!


Today is the beginning of Halloween Week - Tonight is the Night of Seers

RIP Tom Hayden

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The train of the Dead

Absolutely fascinating!

(Thanks for the link, Moana!)

Happy Birthday to The Magnificent Seven!

Premiered on this date in 1960.

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

Happy Birthday Johnny Carson!

Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

Happy Birthday Jon Huertas!

Happy Birthday Thomas Pinckney!

A Patriot.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Life & Death of a Pumpkin

An Oldie but Goody.  

The largest Ouija Board

An old report about the Baltimore Phantom

A short little article about Ouija Boards

Pterosaur in California?

Happy Birthday N.C. Wyeth!

Happy Make A Difference Day!

Happy Birthday Timothy Leary!

Happy Birthday to She Wore A Yellow Ribbon!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday to The Sterile Cuckoo! (the movie)

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

Happy Birthday Annette Funicello!

Happy Birthday Esther de Berdt Reed!

A Patriot.

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


Happy National Nut Day!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Bermuda Triangle Solution?

Actually, I think it's possible.  I also think that there is no triangle - there are loads of missing planes and ships all over the world.  I'd want to see a comparison of traffic versus MIA's.  If there are more problems in the Bermuda Triangle I suspect it's because there's a lot more shipping taking place there.

Happy Birthday to Trinity Is Still My Name

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Manfred Mann!

Happy Birthday Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

Happy Apple Day!

Only 10 Days Until Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A game about global warming

Happy Birthday Ranger Hal Shaw!

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi!

Happy Birthday Art Buchwald!

Happy National Brandied Fruit Day!


Anniversary of the start of the Continental Association

In 1774.  Another step towards the Revolution.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dr. Quatro!

RIP Phil Chess

Postcards against hitler

A weird little micro-footnote to the War.

Anniversary of the War of Jenkins' Ear

My favorite name for a war...

Happy Birthday Trey Parker!

Happy Birthday Tor Johnson!

Happy Birthday Christian Febiger!

A Patriot.

Happy National Seafood Bisque Day!

Today is the anniversary of the Yorktown Surrender

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A nice article about Chuck Berry

Bruce Springsteen - Possessed!

It was on this date in 1976 that I saw my first Bruce Springsteen concert - at the McDonough Arena in Gtown.  The show took place VERY close to the (in)famous Exorcist house and steps.  During it, Bruce went into a little monologue while the piano started playing Tubular Bells in the background.  he spoke of an incident that happened while he was driving around the neighborhood; this is a transcript of a concert rap that he's never used before or since:

"...The hood ornament started spinnin’ around that cross! The gas tank flew open and spit gas on my face! The cross was jammed into the radiator! Then, all of a sudden, I said, ‘Who are you?! You ain’t my ’57 Chevy, who are you?!’ And it said, ‘I AM A NEW TOYOTA!’ It jammed itself into first... popped into some wheelies, spinnin’ down the street. I commandeered a vehicle, knocked this old lady outta the front seat of this Camaro. I jumped in and started spinnin’ after my car, right? I called up my own Keith Richards; my guitar flew out the trunk! I picked it up like this and called on all the guitar heroes up in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven to help me!"

Happy Birthday Bunnyman!

NoVA's own legend of terror.  First sighted on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Dawn Wells!

Happy Birthday Laura Nyro!

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Today is Anti-Slavery Day