Friday, October 31, 2014

Commemorating Unknown Soldiers
A nice article.  The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington is one of the three sites on the top of my list when visitors ask what to see while touring DC.  One addendum - there is an official Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier.  It is perhaps one of the most obscure historical items in DC, not even known to many long time residents.  It's located at the cemetery of the old Presbyterian Meeting House in Old Town Alexandria.

DC is #6 for Vampires, Baltimore is #3

We've always been known for our blood suckers...

Happy Birthday Tom Paxton!

Happy Birthday Bud Spencer!

Happy Birthday to The Lincoln Highway!

Dedicated on this date in 1913.

Happy Nos Calan Gaeaf!

Happy Nutcrack Night!

Happy National Carve A Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Candy Apple Day!


Happy National Magic Day!

Happy Allantide!

Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

An explanation of the Lovecratian city of R'Lyeh

A unified field theory of Cthulhu.  I like it!

Halloween Happenings in Virginia

Anniversary of the radio broadcast of The War Of The Worlds

In 1938.  Probably the most famous radio broadcast, ever.

Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

Happy Halloween Eve!

Devil's/Cabbage/Tick-Tack/Mischief/Corn/Goosy/ Trick/ Gate/ Beggars Night

Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Happy Birthday Otis Williams!

Happy Birthday Ruth Gordon!

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of the Recent Dead.

Happy Punkie Night!

Happy National Candy Corn Day!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The First Space Walk

A very brave and resourceful man, and a great story.

Churchill's Moment of Revenge

The Butchers' Secret Language

Happy Birthday N.O.W.!

Founded on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Ralph Bakshi!
Wizards is one of my favorite movies.

Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin!

Genius.  Essential.  One of the greatest cartoonists of all time.

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Remembrance of Forgotten Ancestors.

Happy Birthday to the Internet!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Irony and the Game of Operation

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

What If Google Was A Guy?

This is pretty neat!

The Spirit Of Halloween From Smithsonian/Folkways

A neat collection of songs, stories and poems from the archives. 

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester!

Happy Birthday John Laurens!

A Patriot.

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is The Night of Remembrance For Pets & Animals.

Happy Wild Foods Day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

LoveCraft Brewing!
Very cool!

(Thanks for the link, Art!)

Happy Birthday to The Great Pumpkin!

Premiered on this date in 1966.  A personal fave.

Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life! (The radio show)

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday to The Federalist Papers!

The first one was published on this date in 1787.

Happy Birthday Garry Tallent!

Happy Birthday Lara Parker!

Happy Birthday John Cleese!

Happy National Potato Day!


Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of The Nurterers.

Happy American Beer Day!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

A nice little article about the humble hourglass and its importance

Happy National Pretzel Day!

Happy Birthday Doonesbury!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of The Artists.

Happy All Hallows' Read Week!

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween & Class

RIP Jack Bruce
I am really saddened by this....

Happy National Greasy Food Day!

Pumpkin Carving

Some Oldies But Goodies.

Let the Coffin Races Begin!

I've always wanted to attend this!

Anniversary of The Charge Of The Light Brigade

Happy Halloween Week!

Tonight is the Night of Heroes & Martyrs.

Happy World Pasta Day!