Monday, January 31, 2005

The Zombie Cake

Cthulhu - The King Of Rock & Roll!

Just Say No

The Cutting Edge of Frank Perdue

fantasy coffins

Isn't this how most sci-fi movies begin?

Sunday, January 30, 2005


The Hitchhikers Guide to The Universe homesite:

The Lego Church

Iron Maiden Education

Scottish DUI Test

The Bud Commercial

Gene Kelly Breakdances

The video technology these days is amazing.

Jim Capaldi RIP

Dr Sarcofoguy Online!

Our own local Horror Host has a website.

Pagonis Short Story

Perri Pagonis is a rather surreal writer whose short stories are generally based in Northern Virginia. His latest little tale is at the above link.

Chinese Watermelon Sculpture

Some amazing stuff here.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

double guitar

the cloud

Employee Revenge

Sweet, Lifesaving, Beer

I hereby pledge to always be prepared for any avalanche; you should too.

Trust Is A Beautiful Thing...

fun stuff! - a real mechanoid!

Bran Mak Morn being reissued!

a great resource for fans of the pulps

new Prisoner novel on the way!

Purple Heart Registry

I thought I'd pass along this interesting little site where they are attempting to maintain records of all Purple hearts awarded. There's also a nice FAQ regarding the medal.

Happy Birthday William Claude Dunkenfield!

AKA W. C. Fields.....

Friday, January 28, 2005

a very cool looking kid's game - Fireball Island

Children's Book

Russian Airforce vs Cloud

impressive picture of a waterspout

Thursday, January 27, 2005

some great Monty Python sound clips

a new keyboard

The Matrix creates a "religion"

(Sigh), the Matrix is NOT about religion, it is about anarchism. Stupid wankers...

Phone Call for you, Dr. Moreau

Superman, Spiderman, &.....RINGO!!!

Tee Hee!

The latest pseudo headline:

India plans two moon missions. First will map lunar terrain, second will establish call center.

the cutting edge of the Atkins diet

the cutting edge of cock fighting

Cool news - Douglas Adams honored

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

the ride....

weird car crashes

Truly - THE Cutting Edge of Cleanliness

the cutting edge of shoes

Things just get weirder and weirder.

for the pet that has everything

a nice source for all thing Gorey

Diplomacy Convention in D.C.!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Kung Fu, Onion style....

an amazing sky diving video

Ghost Tour of Fells Point

Dylan exhibit in Georgetown

Gaming and Artificial Intelligence

(It'll never win at Diplomacy...)

Gimme That Old Time Religion...

very cool article explaining various theories about the Universe(s)

I especially like the "Big Splat" theory, (or at least the description of it). I hope to work it into every conversation I have today.

Monday, January 24, 2005

New Agey Tree Houses

Tiki Central

stopping smoking...

Space Fossils

Some intriguing pics...

WW I Aerial Dogfight Game

the cutting edge of taxidermy

creating digital environments

very strange....

The Kryptos Scultpture,1284,66334,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

Sunday, January 23, 2005

the Iron Chef game...,,FOOD_16696_27031,00.html

Create Your Own Bayeux Tapestry!

Very cool!

the water balloon

Kolchak Lives!,73255,

a new Sword & Sorcery e-zine

new REH book out!

Kool Aid Man. OH YEA!

(You'll have to sit through a commercial before viewing this, but it IS worth it. I wish this were a real film!)

The Sperm Game

create your own facelift

Alien Killer game

THE Watch...

This is sooo cool!

CD Fashions

Snow Writing!

RIP Johnny...

There'll be tons of ink about the loss of Johnny Carson. He was one of the last common denominators in America. He was also one of our most unique comedians. Johnny's jokes were rarely all that funny, it was his reaction to their failure that was masterful and great. Farewell Karnack the Magnificent!

Monopoly Variants

I just came upon this now. The Straight Dope has published a list of variant rules for the game Monopoly. Cool stuff!

An Oscar for Bela

Apparently, there's a move on to try and get the late great Bela Lugossi an Oscar. I wish them luck.

World Horror Convention in NYC

Dragons Are Coming!

Apparently, the Animal Planet network believes dragons are real, and hopes to convince you too. There are previews of their program on this site. The interesting thing is that some of the shots appear to be in mountainous country. I'd be curious if it's the Swiss Alps. If I remember my cryptozoology, dragons HAVE been reported there in modern times (!).

nice little synopsis about the Aurora aircraft

Alpha Force?

Some of you reading this probably remember/know more than I do about this unit. Weren't there vague rumors years ago of a platton-sized unit within Delta Force called Alpha Force? I wonder if this is it.

Friday, January 21, 2005

trailer for the new Tim Burton film

poke him in the face


Thanks for all the wildlife photos Rob Lake!

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Jackalopes Are Official Now!

getting older

"Meet The Beatles" was released on this date 41 years ago....

God Is My Copilot


Well, the moment I’ve been dreading finally arrived. D.C. had its first snowfall. You may remember that I wrote about the anticipation for this catastrophe a month or two ago, and now the dark night is upon us. As predicted, the media weathermen pounced on the possibility of snow with the type of feral glee one expects of a school of crazed piranha. By one o’clock we’d accumulated about 2 inches of snow. Now, that may seem paltry by outlander standards, but hereabouts that’s the psychological equivalent of a new Ice Age. I left work early, knowing that commute would already be something out of a Bosch nightmare, and was not disappointed.
For sheer terror, depravity and panic, I think one would have to go back to Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow to get a true picture of my commute home. I’d already heard that there’d been several major accidents blocking my usual ways home. One at Shirley Highway and Route 7 was strategically placed, and would guarantee a backup that would stretch from Richmond to Delaware. I would need all my knowledge of the back roads and all my skills as a veteran Road Warrior to get home. Route 1 was already in terminal deadlock and I barely managed to escape to some side streets to avoid permanent entombment there as I left my office in Crystal City. I then faced the challenge of going through Arlandria, a community inhabited by illegal aliens. Under the best of times, this is a slow and treacherous tarpit; adding snow increases the hellishness by a factor of ten. Those inhabitants who can afford cars all buy the same type. I’m no expert, (some of you reading this would have to identify it for me), but it’s a very small foreign model, (I believe Japanese). Judging by its performance, it is powered by a used weed wacker. It is apparently required by law that they never possess more than one working tail light. The natives pile into it until it resembles nothing more than a circus clown car, and then they creak out into traffic at 5 mph. Well, the car sits so low that even our two inches of snow pile into the engine grill causing the miserable little things to slow down and stall. I found myself weaving through the carnage like some sort of maddened auto-pinball, leaving in my wake an army of stunned and unprepared men. The snow will take them all, and there’ll be a grim thaw come Spring…
From Arlandria I wended my way up through the old neighborhood to Bradlee and Fort Ward. Now the problem with this area is that the average age of the inhabitants is 127. They drive cars that are as big as battleships with a speed that would make continental drift look like a NASCAR event. Of course the snow merely increased the danger as I skidded around one dreadnaught after another in a Jutland-like exercise of evasion. I should point out that during this entire trip I saw no evidence of any treatment of the roads. Not one grain of sand, not one dollop of salt aided me in my sojourn. Clearly, local government now views snow as some sort of experiment in natural selection. Life belongs to the strong and the agile here in Northern Virginia!
By the time I got to North Springfield the strain was beginning to show. My hands were shaking uncontrollably, sweat poured from my brow as bloodshot eyes darted madly about – looking for the next obstacle – alert for the next death trap. The strain would have killed a lesser man, but I come from strong stock. As it was, luck was with me – traffic was light and I managed to fishtail my way home. I suspect most people were at the grocery stores; rioting and fighting over the last rolls of toilet paper and loaves of bread. At night I could see the gentle glow in the distance, as the now empty stores were torched by the losers in those contests. Famine will follow, but Linda and I are well stocked. Let the silly and the weak perish, Darwinism begins at home!
It is calm now, but as I type this I know that there are still ten more weeks of Winter. April and Spring are but a distant taunt, and there are predictions of a MAJOR storm this weekend. The culling will continue…

The Poe Grave Tradition Continues


X-Ray Spex!

The Crossdressing Spawn Of Cthulhu!

It's so difficult to be a parent these days!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

the lawyer ad...

Why we need software testers

Bill Gate's learns the hard way...

For Serious Tramps

An unbelievable source for all things Springsteen. The recording notes are awesome.


Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Cheetah Unleashed!

Boy's Family Wants Monkey Locked Up
NEW YORK, NY -- A confrontation between a boy and a monkey in a Brooklyn, New York supermarket has left the boy with bite marks and his family fuming.

Disabled Brooklynite Steven Seidler was shopping with his service monkey, Darla, on Sunday at a Key Food store. He claims Darla was on a leash and in her harness when two-year-old Thomas Romano reached over from his shopping cart and yanked on the animal's hair.

Seidler claims the boy pulled the monkey's hair three times before the animal finally snapped. But the boy's grandmother told the New York "Daily News" Thomas was minding his own business when Darla bit him on the forearm.

The boy's family wants the monkey locked up. Monkeys are illegal as pets in New York City, but police say Seidler has a permit for a service monkey under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Thanks for the article Pete!

I met a girl who sang the blues...

And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.

Janis would have been 62 tomorrow....

Sock Full Of Bees Game!

Darth Tater

the snow storm...

Fireworks, the Way God Intended Us To Use Them!


And my next t-shirt:

Thanks for the links Nick!

an interesting article on one person's efforts to thwart ageing

Monday, January 17, 2005

for all fans of Babylon 5 (tee hee!)

when biotech combines with nanotech

This really is getting fascinating...

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Water Balloon Drop Game

Conan O'Brien plays baseball, circa 1864

When in New York City...

Happy Birthday to the REAL King of Rock and Roll!

If he were White, Berry would be the one considered the greatest rock'n'roller of all time. Unfortunately, his discography on CD reissues is still not perfect. For all serious fans, you need the three volume LP set, Golden Decade. Listen to it, and you just know he is THE MAN at the center of Rock.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Motown Lives!

This looks soooo cool!

Thursday, January 13, 2005

a very strange little game

for emergencies

When idiots play with cheap imitation swords...

very cool origami

Strawberry Fields Are Not Forever

neat article on the evolution of chess and computers

Jim Warren interview

For those of you who don't know, Warren was the publisher of the magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland as well as Eerie and Creepy comics, (and therefore a major influence on American pop culture). Someday I want to write about those zines, they were VERY cool.

A Cthulhu LARP taking place during WWII

Pretty neat!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

No Child Left Behind

Darwinism Lives!

The Cutting Edge of Divorce Settlements...

There's a new werewolf picture coming out called "Cursed" with Christina Ricci. I've no idea if it's going to be any good, but one VERY encouraging sign is the cane she's holding from this publicity still - it's the cane from the original Wolfman, used to kill Larry Talbot (lon Chaney, Jr.). Someone knows their horror film history! Posted by Hello

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A Legal Precedent Is Set!

I had no idea that reptiles could give legal depositions!

Old Frothingslosh Is Back!!!!

I have to get some cans! This is a Classic!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

RoboSapien Foundation

Be sure to check out the heart warming videos.

beer haiku

for sushi lovers

Ahhnold Meets Jesus

Eddie Munster is coming to town!

neat article about singing sand dunes

The King Of The World! The Master Of The Universe!

Happy Birthday BIG MAN!

As many of you know, there's nothing like a Bruce Springsteen performance. And the rock on which its built is Clarence Clemons. He provides a perfect counterpoint to Bruce's leaping around the stage. A massive presence around whom the tunes, and Bruce, orbit.
His solo albums are pretty good, but Clarence is at his best in tandem with musical Superstars. Just check out his work with Aretha, Ronnie Spector, and Darlene Love. You know it's gonna be all right when the Big Man Joins The Band.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Oh! The Humanity!

the campers

Are You Ready To Rumble!?!

The Polearm Shop

You've got to be a fan of Monty Python AND D&D to really enjoy this...
Thanks for the link, Nick!

new military history TV channels

The Mysteries of the Universe Revealed!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

my next car

And, Happy Birthday Little Buddy!

Today is Bob Denver's birthday - player of two of televsion's two most beloved characters - Gilligan and Maynard G. Krebs.

Happy Birthday Angel Eyes!

Almost everyone prefers Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name in Spaghetti Westerns, but my favorite was always Van Cleef playing Colonel Moritimer in For A Few Dollars More. A quiet, sardonic, intelligent man, who'd kill you in an instant. I've found all of these traits to be necesary in software testing....

On The Poe Side Of Town

Looks like Baltimore will be putting on a nice birthday celebration for Edgar.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

resource for minaturist gamers

Incredible work here - they've created little templates of historical flags for miniatures.

a cute little comic strip

for gamers...

These sites look pretty good for information on bows and archery:

Have a chat with Jack...

A creepy little site...

Friday, January 07, 2005

Museum of Food Anomalies

This is kinda cool, actually...

neat article about a whistle language

strange weaponry ideas

Thursday, January 06, 2005

dollar paintings

the flashlight

(check out the price)


Happy Birthday Chill!

Tomorrow will be Charles Addams' birthday. A wonderful cartoonist (the Addams Family, etc.)

Bonus Link - Cousin Itt's Site!!!:

Dastardly Drowned Darjeeling Displayed - Despite Dark Doubts

Last Gasp

I'd lost track of these guys over the years, and just rediscovered them. A nice little resource for "underground" comics and the like...

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


Does this mean Peter Straub took out George Harrison?

Life, The Universe, And The E Street Shuffle

It was on this date in 1973 that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band released their first album, Greetings From Asbury Park, and the soundtrack for my life, (and a lot of other folks’ too), began, although I was unaware of the album at that time. Much has been written about that album and Springsteen’s career. It brilliantly combined elements of pre-British invasion American rock’n’roll with Dylanesque lyrics, and a street punk delivery and poise. I could go on and on, but it’s all been said before and better than I could. So I’ll talk about something else – me!
My friend Cliff introduced me to Greetings as well as the next album (The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle), in the next year. I will forever be grateful to him. I will also forever be embarrassed to say that they didn’t click with me immediately. Perhaps I was a little too young, or too engrossed in the shamanistic revels of the Doors, but for what ever reason, I just found them pleasantly interesting. Then in ’75, Born To Run was released and it was like Satori! I quickly went back to the first two albums and was immediately hooked. In ’78, Darkness On the Edge of Town was released and those four LP’s formed a backdrop to the decade. A lot of you reading this were there too, I’m happy to say. For those of you who weren’t, it still strikes me as a strange time. There was always an edge to it, and that’s reflected in Springsteen’s lyrics. It almost certainly had something to do with the economy, which was in a shambles, lurching from one recession to the next. So much opportunity seemed to be slipping away. It was probably also due to our age, being young is always dramatic. Once, a British reviewer exasperatingly asked why every time Springsteen went to the 7/11 for a pack of cigarettes he had to write an epic song about it. I still laugh when I think about that accusation – it’s really kinda true. But that’s the way it was then, your life IS important to you and that’s what Bruce was reflecting. Though they may hold universal truths and observations, these songs, both lyrically and musically, reflect real lives and times. I can tell you with great confidence that you didn't have to live in the 70’s to experience them. Listen to Spirit In The Night and you ARE in 1974. Listen to Backstreets and you ARE in ’78. I, (and many of you), could site dozens more examples.
The thing I don’t know is if the music has much validity beyond that. Can a kid in California or Kansas, living today, find themselves in these songs – I just don’t know. But as for me, it means hanging out and “Growing Up” with Edmund, Millie, Nancy, Scott, Ed, Roger, Margaret, Cliff, Rick, Ron, Beth & Ken, and a ‘supporting cast” of hundreds. Shuffling along the bricked sidewalks of Old Town and Georgetown, cruising the one-time back roads of Fairfax and PG counties, loves found and lost, plans both joyous and grim, shows and concerts, parties and Gatherings, chances and gambles, clubs and bars – always the bars. And through it all, Bruce was there on the stereo, putting down on vinyl what we were putting down on our lives. Whether it was the cocky joy of Rosalita or the forlorn loss of Darkness On The Edge of Town – he was there creating a melody and a poem for those of us stumbling into adulthood.
So, here’s to Bruce, and his E Streeters – Mad Dog, Funky Chicken, Mighty Max, Miami Steve, The Big Man, Phantom Dan, Professor Roy, and the rest. And here’s to my compatriots in an ill-spent youth, wandering the Backstreets. Perhaps we still are.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Mickey, No!!!!!,,2-2005001262,00.html

take the National Geographic Survey


Mr. Inferno

a neat Halloween Haunt

I wish we could do this at Blau Manor...


New Age crap....

Learn English!

tee hee!


this is soooo cool!

Create your own South Park Character!

The Hendrix Seance...

Thanks for the link Pete!

neat article about the DSM & the dude who authored it.

Monday, January 03, 2005

The Linux Geek

guess their name

paper airplane simulator


a page out of my old high school yearbook... ;)

Stalin VS Hitler - The Comic Book

A fascinating little hybrid of history and comics...

How was your commute?

This is cute, rate your commute and/or check out the average in your hometown.

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Alert Ripley!

mini golf from Hell

Sunday, January 02, 2005

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Saturday, January 01, 2005

upside down rainbow

web weirdness

All sorts of strange little graphics going on here...

make your own candy heart

Microsoft VS The Borg