Weirdness

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Interview with Michael Dorn about Captain Worf series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSO1jc2asfE


Some haunted attractions in Virginia

http://screamfreak.com/

We're getting closer to that time of year....

For Record Lovers

http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/things-vinyl-collectors-love#ayawa9


Anniversary of the murder of Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti

http://spartacus-educational.com/USAsacco.htm


Happy Birthday to The Big Sleep!

Premiered on this date in 1946.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038355/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt


Happy Birthday Mark Russell!

http://www.markrussell.net/


Happy Birthday Keith Moon!

http://thewho.com/history/keith-moon/

Happy Birthday Gene Kelly!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000037/


Happy Birthday Malvina Reynolds!

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

Happy Birthday Oliver Perry!

http://www.history.navy.mil/bios/perry_oliver_h.htm

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Jonathan Wainwright!

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jwainiv.htm
An under-appreciated general of WWII.

Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Standells and Bing?!?

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_standells_rock_with_bing_crosby_1965

I don't remember this show at all!

A nice recounting of the witch of WWII

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/08/22/wartime-witchcraft-the-strange-tale-of-helen-duncan-and-the-sinking-of-hms-barham/


The hermit

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201409/the-last-true-hermit
Originally, I was going to classify this story as interesting, but upon reflection, it just strikes me as one about a sad and off-kilter dude.

Happy Birthday John Lee Hooker!

http://www.johnleehooker.com/

Happy Birthday Dorothy Parker!

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/dorothy-parker

One of my faves.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Great Cosplay

http://io9.com/creepy-cosplay-thats-as-horrifying-as-anything-we-see-i-1625187200


Happy Birthday Joe Strummer!

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


Happy Birthday Jackie DeShannon!

http://www.jackiedeshannon.com/
One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Friz Freleng!

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


Happy Senior Citizens Day!

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/senior-citizens-day

http://www.graypanthers.org/

Happy Poets Day!

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/country/America/American_poets.html

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mining engineer's blowpipe

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/crazy-blowpipe-apparatus/

Pretty neat technology!

Zombie Ant Fungus!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/19/fungus-turns-zombie-ants-into-booby-traps/
Fascinating!


(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

Happy National Radio Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/radioday.htm

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/16638/radio-free-georgetown

Anniversary fo the crushing of the Prague Spring

The Russians have a lot of practice....

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


Happy Birthday Robert Plant!

http://www.robertplant.com/?frontpage=true


Happy Birthday Phil Lynott!

http://www.thinlizzy.org/phil.html


Happy Birthday Isaac Hayes!

http://www.isaachayes.com/


Happy Birthday James Marsters!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551346/


Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!

http://www.hplovecraft.com/


Happy National Lemonade Day!

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-lemonade-day

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cthulhu Fez!!!

http://fez-o-rama.com/shop/current/cthulhu-fez/

It doesn't get any cooler than this, Folks!

A nice article about George Washington's Guards

http://allthingsliberty.com/2014/08/his-excellencys-guards/


An interesting article on the state of historical reenactment groups

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/08/18/theatre-of-war-14-unexpected-historic-reenactment-groups/


Lost Games

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58439/29-games-nobody-plays-anymore

(Thanks for the link, Tom!)

Happy Birthday Ginger Baker!

http://www.gingerbaker.com/


Happy Brithday Gene Roddenberry!

http://www.roddenberry.com/corporate-gene-biography


Happy National Potato Day!

Yum!

Happy National Hot & Spicy Food Day!

https://www.thewrath.com/


Happy world Humanitarian Day!

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


Monday, August 18, 2014

Gunshot to a Neanderthal?

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/wraithscape/was-neanderthal-shot-by-a-time-traveller-1-6786186

A cool mystery!  While not having any education in forensic medicine and analysis, I would ask this - Could such wounds be accounted for by the use of slings with lead pellets?  At close range, the things are damnably devastating, and even long range, (a couple hundred yards, apparently), they can kill. 

Happy Birthday Criswell!

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


Happy Birthday Meriwether Lewis!

http://www.biography.com/people/meriwether-lewis-9381267

Beginning of month of Fructidor in French revolutionary calendar

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

Happy Bad Poetry Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/badpoetryday.htm

http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Vogon_poetry

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Rapture!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGz9VKTk7c


Move over, Citizen Kane, there's a new kid in town...

Birdemic!

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


Call Girl of Cthulhu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwqJ9IXn4WU&feature=youtu.be
Keepin' it classy...

Crocs Versus Japanese soldiers

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/08/the-horrific-crocodile-massacre-of-ramree-island/

As the story implies, I've also read reports that claim that this is an exaggeration...

The 'talking' vampire plant

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/08/vampire-plant-talks-to-victims-while-sucking-their-life-out/

75 Days Until Halloween!


Happy Birthday Mae West!

http://allaboutmae.com/

Genius.  Essential.

Happy National Rum Day!

Yum!

http://www.bacardi.com/us/lda