Weirdness

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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/


Saturday, October 18, 2014

A nice interview with Cassandra Peterson (Elvira)

http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/cassandra-peterson/240290/cassandra-peterson-talks-elvira-elvis-and-evil-bong-in-exclusive-interview


Happy Birthday to The Bunnyman!

An authentic urban legend in NoVa.  First sighted on this date in 1970.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/vr/bunny/

Happy Birthday Laura Nyro!

http://www.lauranyro.com/

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

http://chuckberry.com/
One of my faves.  The real King of Rock'N'Roll.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Hollywood Squares!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059995/


Happy Birthday Jim Seals!

http://www.sealsandcrofts.com/main.html


Happy Birthday Tom Poston!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0692976/


Happy National Pasta Day!

Yum!

http://www.pastavalente.com/