Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Happy Birthday Dad

You are deeply missed.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

new (to me) seller of indy films

castles for sale

Tres cool!

VERY cool outdoor chess games

The Blues Magoos Performing We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet!

Ahh, my wasted youth...

Cthulhu Family Circus!

Getting Older...

I Want To Hold Your Hand was released by the Beatles (in Britain) on this date in 1963 - 42 years ago...

Happy Birthday Stan Rogers!

One of my fave folkies!

Monday, November 28, 2005

very interesting article on hypnosis

the bounty of the sea!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

True GamesWomen!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

getting old...

The Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK" was released, (in Britain), on this date in 1976. One of my fave records, it's now 29 years old, which makes it considerably older than what mainstream Rock was when the Pistols and other Punks started to challenge it as being too stodgy. It is ironic/amusing/astounding that Queen Liz has outlasted her most bombastic critics.

We'll Always Have Paris...

"Casablanca" premiered on this date in 1943. My favorite film. After 125+ viewings, I still find it as fresh and entertaining as ever. It has it all - cynical Americans, nazis getting killed, Euro-trash acting wimpy and/or treacherous, a great theme song, and a smart ending. Here's looking at you kid...

Happy Birthday Sparky!

for fans of Fantasy literature

This looks pretty good.

New Cthulhu Mythos Titles

The Red Crystal

As a High Priest in the Cult of the Red Crystal, I cannot begin to tell you how angered we are with the usurpation and blaspheming of this, our most sacred symbol. We will shortly be using the Holy Radio Set to contact our God (located in Waterford) to see how to reply to this outrage!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Legos - The Dark Side

A Dark Day...

Carrie Nation was born on this date in 1846.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

film of Joy Division!!!

Dark, desperate, descending...One of my faves!

Happy Thanksgiving!
The holiday is full of traditions. For D.C., the above article is one of them - Art Buchwald's annual Thanksgiving column. Enjoy.

Happy Birthday Mystery Science Theater 3000!!!

One of my all-time faves! One of the most charming shows, ever.

Happy Birthday Forey!

The ultimate sci-fi, fantasy, horror fan. Creator of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, collector, archivist, historian, and father of Vampirella.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Jewelry for the Role Player

The cutting edge of medieval crackpots

neat video of an octopus versus a shark

message in a bottle

Happy Birthday Boris!

Master of Horror, Narrator of the Grinch. A great actor and one of the most recognized voices in history. I could listen to him read the phone book.

Happy Birthday Harpo!

The mythical Trickster, come to life. Silent chaos. Genius.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

the chimney

a site devoted to toy soldiers from the 50's

Very cool! Check out the Thor Train Gun Carrier! (Thanks for the link, Roger!)

Link Wray, RIP

All that Glitters is not gold...

getting older...

The White Album was released on this date in '68. It continues to amaze me , every time I listen to it, (and I've done so hundreds of times) I hear something new.

Happy Birthday Terry Gilliam!

Happy Birthday Little Steven!!!!!

I just can't recommend his radio show too much. Essential listening.

Monday, November 21, 2005

video of the Syndicate of Sound singing Hey Little Girl


Video of the Count Five performing Psychotic Reaction!!!

Go Go Dancers!!!! (but not in cages....)

Divorce - Hungarian Style

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Still Dead...

Franco had the good graces to die on this date in 1975...

Punk on DVD!

John Lydon, Elvis Costello, the Jam, Iggy, Patti Smith and the Ramones!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

movie posters to Call Of Cthulhu now available

Friday, November 18, 2005

A Great Yo-Yo Performance!

(Thanks for the link, Sandy!)

online vidoe of Jerry Butler singing Only The Strong Survive!

A great voice. We're not just talking Cool, we're talking COLD - The Ice Man!

online video of the Kinks singing Well Respected Man!

interesting take on The Who Sell Out

a new version of The Prisoner?!?

Info for locals

The Post has set up a blog, (really just an announcement site) for Fairfax County.

Cthulhu - a love story

A little shaky, but kinda sweet...

The ULTIMATE Star Trek Souvenir

This is so twisted...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

the cuttinge edge of prioritizing one's life

Happy Birthday Graham Parker!

One of the most under-rated rock'n'rollers. Checkout The Real Macaw or Squeezing Out Sparks.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Touchy-Feely Robots

a new (to me) type of Sake

Happy Birthday Peter Cook!

His screenplay and performance in Bedazzled alone would make him one of my faves.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

the ultimate in Star Trek Irony

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Pass the Cheetos...

Ok, let's see here. According to medical experts, if I spend three or four years worth of my life time doing strenuous, repetitive, mind-numbingly dumb and pointless physical activity resulting in a commensurate loss of reading time, socializing, productive labor and leaving me in a sweaty mess, the result will be that I'll get that lost time back at the end of my life when I'm in my 80's/90's and can't enjoy it anyway. Wowee! What a DEAL!!!!! Think of all the extra fun I'll have with my alzheimers. Why, I can use the extra time to try and remember my name while gumming my porridge. What a great ideal to strive for! This really gives me something to look forward too, if I just waste my time now, in forty years I can watch everyone I know die off while my joints and organs turn to granite! Look out, Golds, and clear the exercise machines, Blau is on his way!


Apparently, copyright protection is just a code word for destroying everyone's computer. What morons. In their feverish effort to garner more profits, Sony has now made it so that you'd have to be an idiot to play their product on your computer.

Project Grizzly!

interesting new hand weapon for the Marines

an expensive fungus

We Will Kill You If You Don't Present Us As Civilized People!

Happy Birthday Pet!

One of my faves...

Monday, November 14, 2005


Evil Santa Tales...

a new generation discovers "classic" rock
I believe this is the third resurrection of the Doors' music. Still, it seems to be a big win for corporate radio. Just a few tunes by the usual suspects (Led Zep, Beatles, Floyd, etc.), no mention of equally interesting but more obscure bands and songs. I will now go listen to my Chocolate Watchband LP's...

Anti-Gravity Device?

Fashion News For Paranoid Schizophrenics

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Atlatl Hunting!

High-End Dark Fantasy and Horror Publisher

An interesting explanation for "Mother Riley Meets The Vampire"

I've heard about this film, but never actually seen it. Poor Bela...

K. Gordon Murray tribute site

If you like trashy drive-in flicks, Mexican wrestler movies, or just bottom bin psychotronia, he's your man.

And now for something completely different...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Happy Veterans Day!

There's something kinda weird about the above exclamation. My knowledge of English doesn't give me a a word or two that really expresses the mood and appreciation that the date represents. I've always been in awe of physical courage, (having practically none, myself), and so I find those men and women who have been in combat all the more interesting and indeed, heroic. You study military history and wonder at the people who made it through battle. And you go up to Arlington, and see the guys who didn't. "Happy Veterans Day" just seems so out of place. At any rate, at least a few of you reading this are or have been in the military - Thanks. Shalom.

Happy Birthday Ennio Morricone!

My fave film score composer. Take Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, and have 'em make a film with Morricone's music and you've got yourself a masterpiece of a Western. Is there anything cooler than the theme to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly?

Happy Birthday Marshall Crenshaw!

Power Pop Prince! One of the most underrated performers in Rock'N'Roll.

Happy Birthday Jonathan Winters!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Interesting footnote on the last of the WWI Veterans

True Gamesman

This is fucking batshit insane. I wish I'd thought of it.

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

some amazingly bizarre album covers

(also has a link to Companion Reocrds for some greatly weird CD's)

a nice appreciation of Carol Burnett

For those of you too young to have caught it, it really was an amazing show. There's been nothing like it since.

a shot in the dark?!?!

Is this really a priority for blind people? I'm not against hunting, but this just strikes me as silliness and a waste of everyone's time.

neat article about space lichen

Happy Birthday Inspector Renault!

I'm shocked! Shocked to announce that it's the great Claude Rains' birthday!!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

the cutting edge of the housing bubble

the pumpkin computer!

a very busy little website

Get A Life!

The Khitomer Massacre will occur on this date in 2346, making Worf an orphan...

The Walrus Was Paul...

Paul McCartney died on this date in 1966. Koo Koo Ka-Choo!

Happy Birthday Hedy Lamarr

One of the most drop dead beautiful actresses ever. Brilliant inventor, patriot.

Christmas Tree Weirdness

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Pet For PETA

the business meeting

the creepy art of the 70's...

Kiddie Kirk Koming?

Breathe Like A Fish

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

I shall live forever...

Happy Birthday Bram Stoker!

There's a new MST3000 Catalog Out!

Monday, November 07, 2005

the physics of cow tipping,,2-1858246,00.html

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Happy Birthday Dr. Smith!

What a sublimely slimy character Joanthan Harris created.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Car Darts!

Attention REH Fans!

EVERYTHING Robert E. Howard had published in Weird Tales!

Christmas Shopping Begins In D.C.!

It's a pity we couldn't have treated all the customers who acted this way in a similiar fashion, sigh.

Happy Birthday Will Rogers!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Supernatural Literature of the World

This looks like an amazing compendium, if only I could afford it...

interesting article about space weaponry

neat article about gravity and new theories in physics

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

interesting article about the rumored Aurora aircraft & UFOs

nice article about online privacy

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Hollow Weeners

Well, Blau Manor is recovering from another Halloween. We had a slight increase in trick-or-treaters this year - up to 44, but what weenies! All but one group had adults with them, even several in their early teens! And many were too young or terminally stupid to figure out what was going on. Most seemed incapable of figuring out that normally one has to knock at a door or ring its bell in order to alert people to one's presence. It's a good thing I was keeping a sharp lookout, or some of these morons would have spent all night huddled out front wondering what the hell to do. I don't know how many times I'd open the door to find some clueless, craven rugrat staring dumbly at me while their parent stood behind them trying to push them forward while inanely repeating "Say Trick Or Treat! Say Trick Or Treat!". Of course, their spawn was incapable of even this utterance and stood there while I glumly tossed candy into their sacks. Just my luck to be stuck with a bunch of deaf mutes for the holiday. Pathetic.
The costumes were okay, but I have to assume they were all the parents' doing. These urchins seemed incapable of mustering the enthusiasm to even tie their shoes, much less dress up. I suppose I could console myself by imagining that the entire neighborhood's kinder were simply imitating Night of the Living Dead, but I refuse to engage in fantasy. They were just lame.
One keeps hearing over and over how the holiday has transformed itself into one for adults, and I believe it. It's kinda sad...

Wanna buy the Albanian Air Force?

the cutting edge of How To books...

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Laser Rifle for the Military

an interesting remnant of the Cold War for sale,,2087-1849406,00.html