Saturday, April 30, 2005

Get A Life!

D.C. blogs

A nice local resource - lists D.C. area blogs by neighborhood locations.

Mexican WMD

the ultimate seafood restaurant

The Cutting Edge Of A Barter Economy

Kinks box set on the way!

Their complete output on the Pye label - this looks great!

Friday, April 29, 2005

a cute little goth/prog video animation

Don't know anything about it, the band is apparently Italian, the music sounds like European progressive rock, circa '74.

having fun with baby pictures

Mega-Cool Stuff!

webcast televsion from around the world

This is so cool...

Listings of Ghost Towns

Kinda neat...


an unbelievable listing..,17910.0.html

Many dozens of online generators are listed here. Be sure to check out Ming's Blessing Generator!

It's Sushi! No, it's a USB Memory Drive!

Happy Arbor Day!

Six Flags Over Vishnu!

Mind Reading Machine For Sale!

Great picture...

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Neat new (to me) singer-songwriter music label

This looks pretty cool - Donovan, Holly Near, Seeger, Arlo, Si Kahn, etc.


I keep thinking this must be some sort of joke on or by the BBC. I can't believe there's a disease that resurrects its victims!

( I just read on a site that this is indeed a fake BBC site. Nevertheless, since it's on the Internet, it MUST be true!) ;)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Trunk Monkey

Unbelievable fighting moves!

the moonwalking bird...

Very cute...

The next addition to Blau Manor...

Space Elevator!

Serenity Preview!

I talked about this a few months ago. Serenity was a failed sci-fi series that Linda and I fell in love with after watching the DVD's. I consider it one of the best series of the past 10 years. It has that special quality of having a cast of characters you actually care about. Watch the first two episodes and you'll be intrigued; by the fourth, you'll be hooked.
At any rate, now we can look forward to a film - and I just know it's going to be great. And I think it's going to lead to the resurrection of the series.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

the book signing...

Tee hee!


a new movie - Geekin

Love, Jealousy, & Twenty Sided Dice...

Sunday, April 24, 2005

test your Simpson's knowledge

Beware Of Exploding Toads

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Adopt a chicken

a neat (and dark) little animation

Reminds me of Nightmare Before Christmas.

My advice to Cultists' Fashion questions: Accessorize!

political review of Springsteen's latest

Reverse Dictionary

Interesting resource - it finds words that match the description you give. I think it needs some more work, though. I wasn't impressed with my results.

Cobra Origami!

What gender do you write in?

Interesting. I tried writing in what I thought was a light florid style about Spring flowers, etc., but it still came up as 97% Male. I then wrote a way-over-the-top paragraph about one soldier disembowling another in combat and that came up 160/59 chance of being female. I have yet to submit a story of a soldier violently disembowling a flower...

A short history of D.C. Resurrectionists

(This link may not last more than a week). The City Paper has a nice article about this gloriously gruesome footnote of local history.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

a cute & spooky little animated film

The Gonzo Game

Backyard BBQ film

French Police Dogs

You won't call him Fifi anymore...

Popcorn Science!

Snoopy's Revenge!

Today is the anniversary of the shooting down of the Red Baron in 1918.

bionic suit

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

the cutting edge of mailorder

Hi-Tech! Solar Powered Clothes Dryer!


Monday, April 18, 2005

amazing dance moves

The Shot Heard 'Round The World...

Happy Patriots Day!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

coin stacking

some of this is VERY impressive

The Return of Harryhausen!

The 8th Voyage of SinbadEntertainment Weekly recently spoke with action director Rob Cohen who revealed new details about his planned live-action adventure "The 8th Voyage of Sinbad" project for Sony Pictures.
Keanu Reeves will star as Sinbad the sailor, the legendary character from The Arabian Nights. In the film, set in eighth-century China, Sinbad and his shipmates embark on a quest to find the Lamp of Aladdin. Along the way, they meet a beautiful empress and battle fantastical creatures as well as a rebellious Chinese general who threatens the kingdom with his supernatural powers.
Cohen looked up effects genius Ray Harryhausen and said, 'I really would be honored if you would be with me on this, since none of us would be here without you.' What Ray understood in movies like 1958's The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad was how to do action-fantasy-adventure at a time there was no CG. So he's coming out of retirement to be the creative consultantfor the film!
Cohen thinks Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) is the one for the job of the empress, and he's already talked with the likes of Jet Li, Djimon Hounsou and Hayden Christensen for roles as members of the crew. The film is aiming for a January start of shooting date and is aiming for a PG rating with the MPAA.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Thumb Wars - The Phantom Cuticle

Gollum - the Missing Link!,3604,1460082,00.html

Rural Fashion

Happy Birthday Uncle Tenoose!!!

Hans Conreid was always one of my fave character actors. He played Uncle Tenoose on the old Make Room For Daddy show, was one of the stock voices for the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, played a Communist bellhop in the under-rated film, The Senator Was Indiscreet, and hosted the brilliant and far ahead of its time "Fractured Flickers".

Thursday, April 14, 2005

draw a pig & have it analyzed...

Dr Demento Archive!


Ash Soundboards (from Army of Darkness)

Nightmare Before Christmas game due in the Fall!

an interesting little tale

I don't know too much about this, (particularly the veracity of it), but this is apparently a web printing of a book about the experiences of a WWI British POW, and how he used a ouija board scam to escape his confinement at an Ottoman prison camp. Kinda interesting stuff.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Only 200 days till Halloween! Posted by Hello

Nanobot Swarm!

someone is archiving the Internet!

Star Wars transportation - for real

Astronomical Real Estate...

And so the Revolution began...

It was on this date in 1953 that Bill Haley recorded Rock Around The Clock...

Monday, April 11, 2005

the lucky basketball shot

The History of Perpetual Motion Machines

An incredible compendium...

Sunday, April 10, 2005

alphabet dice

This looks pretty cool, I'm sure the True Gamesmen amongst us could come up with some good uses for these, (the company aos sells astrological die).

Lovecraftian film source

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Cow Conspiracy

A Curmudgeonly Day

Happy Birthday to two of my faves!

W.C. Fields

Tom Lehrer

Each an irredeemable genius!

Friday, April 08, 2005


I just discovered this site, and I don't think I can really do it justice describing it here. The guy's hobby is going out to junk shops and finding the weirdest most bizarre recordings ever made and putting them on his site as mp3 files - one per day. It's just incredible, much more unusual than I can describe.

Lovecraft List

Someone is trying to put together a list of all Cthulhuesque literature..

For fans of Gerry Anderson:

Subject: New Hardback Edition of "The Complete Gerry Anderson" Episode Guide Book Published in May! Which two UFO regulars appeared in Space:1999? What do Dire Straits, A Flock of Seagulls, Wax, Fuzzbox and Renegade Soundwave have in common? What type of animal are Dash, Wag, Wearizy, Megabyte and Yoko? How many episodes of Space:1999 did Ministry Of Mayhem's Mr Lee appear in? These questions and thousands of others are answered in a newly revised and updated edition of The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide which is to be published in hardback next month by Reynolds & Hearn. Detailing all of Gerry Anderson's productions under one cover, the book includes not only popular television series such as Thunderbirds, UFO and Space:1999 but also Anderson's feature films and unscreened pilot episodes. The new hardback edition has been revised throughout and features over 50 pages of new material including guides to FireStorm and New Captain Scarlet as well as compilation features, the Eternity project and alternative versions of the Thunderbirds episodes. Written by Chris Bentley, author of The Complete Book Of Thunderbirds and The Complete Book Of UFO, and with a foreword by Gerry Anderson, the book includes story synopses, production dates, broadcast details, full cast and crew lists, script changes, missing scenes, continuity errors and miscellaneous trivia for over 600 television episodes, four feature films and five television pilot episodes. The Complete Gerry Anderson also features details of abandoned film and television projects and examines Anderson's extensive work in television commercials. In the new edition, readers will visit the alternate futures of 2053, 2086 and 2104, fly in the Tornado, the Star Car and the Hummingbird, meet the personnel of WANDER, SWAT and Storm Force, and combat the menace of the Zolions, the Zargons and the Mysteron Consciousness. In addition, the book details the contributions of Ennio Morricone, John Barry, Yoko Ono, Stevie Winwood, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Doggie Kruger and Jet Black to the Anderson oevre and for the first time reveals what Joanna Lumley's deleted role in The Protectors was actually all about. "Painstakingly thorough... superbly researched... a real wealth of facts, figures and fascinating trivia. " - TV Zone "Anderson devotees won't be able to put this down. " - Time Out "This is the one book a Supermarionation fan simply must have. " - Starburst "Comprehensive to the point of obsession." - DVD Review "Easily the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the diverse works of Gerry Anderson." - Dreamwatch Packing literally thousands of facts about the Gerry Anderson productions into 350 pages, the hardback edition of The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide will be published by Reynolds & Hearn Limited on Tuesday, May 3rd and will be available in all good bookshops (including most branches of Waterstones, WH Smith and Borders) priced at £19.99. (If in difficulty, quote the book's ISBN number 1-903111-97-8 for a shop assistant to locate it on the database.)

Welcome to the Matrix...

Happy Birthday Big Sid!

Today is Buddha's birthday...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

The Documentary

I'll never be able to watch another Ken Burns film again...

The Pentagon's Flying Saucer

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Buddy Rich plays...

what time is it?

Very Very cool film of an octopus changing color

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Attention Herb Gardeneres in the D.C. area

DeBaggio's is now open for business.

suicidal bunnies

Very weird...

a palm pilot with a terabyte of storage...

I guess that's why they call them "stiffs"

Happy Birthday Roger Corman!

King of the B's.... Without him, there'd be no drive-ins.

Happy Birthday Sir Humphrey!

The BBC series, Yes, Minister, is one of my faves (as well as its successor - Yes, Prime Minister). And the main reason for that is the character of Sir Humphrey, played by the brilliant Sir Nigel Hawthorne. He is the penultimate political animal and bureaucrat. I can't think about this show and his antics without cracking a smile. You can put down those books about public administration and political science; if you want to see how government really works (and why), this is the show to watch! Hawthorne and his equally brilliant co-star, Paul Eddington, give the viewer the best half hour education on how things run that you can get. Regretably, they are both no longer with us, gone to that giant ministry in the sky. They and their show are missed by all true fans of society and how it works.

Happy Birthday Eric Burdon!!!

I've written before how much I loved the music of Burdon's first band, The Animals. In the old neighborhood, they and the Rolling Stones were the two bands that you just HAD to listen to, (reflecting the cold, hard streets of Monticello Park ;) ). "It's My Life" is almost a part of my DNA makeup, and more than once that tune has gone through my head when facing a tough situation or choice. "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "Sky Pilot", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "San Francisco Nights", all classics. And let's not forget "Spill The Wine", his funky, trippy excursion with War. Happy Birthday Eric, you overfed, longhaired, leaping gnome!

Monday, April 04, 2005


STAR WARS - Episode III (sort of....)

the janitor's problem...

Time Machine For Sale!!!

Wasn't that a time...

On this date, in 1964, in an event unique in pop music history, the Beatles had 12 songs on the Billboard Hot-100 singles chart and held the top-five positions with "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me."

Free Ice Cream on 4/19!!!

(Thanks for the link, Sandy!)

Sunday, April 03, 2005

the cutting edge of geekdom

the home sale

Soylent Green...

Don't you just hate Mondays?

Foosball Champs

more than you ever wanted to know about Kool-Aid

Vote for Dracula!

Spanky & Our Gang reissue!!! The complete Mercury recordings

I always loved these guys. Everyone always compares them to the Mamas & Papas, and I suppose that's understandable (hell, for the M & P reunion tour, Spanky replaced Mama Cass, so who am I to argue). But I think there were significant differences. They never had the coolness quotient of the Mamas & Papas, but were every bit their equal in harmonies and quality. Where John Phillips primarily drew from a straight folk-rock angle, the Gang also used pop/jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. The rock cognoscenti never really took to Spanky, the vocals were probably a little too coy and old fashioned on many of the LP cuts. But there's also a sophistication to many of their tunes. "Sunday Will Never Be The Same ", (my personal fave) is a wonderful pop tune with some of the saddest underlying lyrics within that genre. If you've ever lost someone close - this song will remind you of being with them. "Like To Get To Know You", would have been cool on anyone else's album. And "Lazy Day" ranks up there with any summertime song. On your next compilation tape/CD/download just put it between the Temptations "My Girl" and the Rascals "Beautiful Morning" and it'll be June. I also rank "the Klan" highly. Most songs about them are filled with anger of fear. Spanky & Our Gang treated them in a much more fruitful manner - poking fun at their ignorance and terrible fashion sense. You'll never treat them as serious humans again after hearing a line like "And I look so high and mighty in my pointy hat and nightie". A very neat band.

Maryland is for Faeries...

Maryland Renfest site is updated for 2005

Celtic Festival in Maryland

for Sword & Sorcery fans - a new issue of Flashing Swords

new Lovecraft on television

Lovecraft - Dreams in the Witch HouseShowtime Networks has joined with IDT Entertainment's New Arc Entertainment, Industry Entertainment and Nice Guy Productions to present a shockingly entertaining new anthology series entitled Masters of Horror. For the first time, the most prominent directors of the horror film genre have joined forces to produce a series of new original horror films that promises to shock, terrify and captivate even the most discriminating horror film fans. Slated to direct are Dario Argento ("Suspiria," "Opera"), John Carpenter ("Halloween," "The Thing"), Larry Cohen ("It's Alive"), Roger Corman ("Little Shop of Horrors"), Don Coscarelli ("Phantasm" "Bubba Ho-tep"), Joe Dante ("The Howling," "Gremlins"), Mick Garris ("Riding the Bullet," "The Stand"), Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator"), John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London"), Tobe Hooper ("Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Poltergeist") and George Romero ("Night of the Living Dead") for a minimum of 13 one-hour films. Stuart Gordon will direct "Dreams in the Witch House," adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft classic.

How To Be A Cultist

Airline Tag!

(Thanks for the link, Chris - see you in Guantanamo!)

Use that computer for something important - Fondue!

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Friday, April 01, 2005

Great music news - Smithsonian Folkways available on MP3

the latest combat robot

The cutting edge of Lost & Found