Monday, July 31, 2006

Chris Elliott immitating Bill Shatner performing Rocket Man


(Thanks for the link, Phil!)

the cutting edge of agriculture...

The Wide World Of Sports

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Newest Dept. 56 Halloween Decorations!

New Collection of Stories Inpsired by CAS!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

a nice interview with Mike Nelson (of MST 3000 fame)

Happy Birthday William Powell!

Smart, sophisticated, stylish, and with Myrna Loy on his arm...

Happy Birthday Patti Scialfa!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Two New CAS Reissues!!!

Essentil additions to any library of Fantasy literature.

For All Halloween Recording Fans!

This site is amazing!

some nice horror oriented t-shirts and gimcrack

mmmmmm, bacon....

Cheyenne Mountain put on Standby

The end of an era...

Happy Birthday Phil Proctor!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

photos of an abandoned Russian submarine base!
The site is in Russian, but the photos are really cool.

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

A nice update on Art Buchwald

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Northern Virginia memories

The above site is a wonderful treasure trove of pictures and remembrances about Northern Virginia (mostly from the 50's into the 70's). Highly recommended to all you natives.

testing a WWII myth

The Monster List of Halloween Projects


A VERY cool site devoted to one guy's Halloween decorating. Check out the scarecrows!

Happy Birthday Bugs!

He first appeared on this date in 1940 in "A Wild Hare"

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Let's Do The Time Warp Again!

Rocky Horror is back in Northern Virginia!!!!

Jonathan King - Everyone's Gone To The Moon

One of the prettiest pop songs ever made.

Eric Burdon & The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

When I was in grade school, back in the old neighborhood, there were two bands that mattered - the Animals and the Stones. They still do.

Black Sabbath

It's easy to forget there was a time when Ozzy wasn't a joke, and Black Sabbath was the coolest, most dangerous, and most innovative band going.

Steppenwolf on Ed Sullivan!

John Kay. The blind leading the blind. Equal measures of fear, danger, and freedom. Let the sound take you away....

The cutting edge of island get-aways

Red Mercury & Terror Bombs

There have been scams with "red mercury" before. I think it's all a hoax.

Cab Calloway's Crazy Reefer Man!!!

This film clip is actually from a rather weird and obscure comedy movie called International House. I recommend it, although the plot and comedy routines don't always work. Besides Calloway, there are performances by W.C. Fields, Rudy Vallee, Burns & Allen, Bela Lugosi and Baby Rose Marie, (yup, the actress from the old Dick Van Dyke show).

The Onion takes on Wikipedia!

Happy Birthday, Jumpin' Jack Flash!

You're Only As Jung As You Feel. Happy Birthday Carl!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The London Assassins Game

I still remember almost getting arrested for this in Old Town many years ago....


I had no idea that zombies with stereos were considered weapons of mass destruction! Minneapolis is ceratinly vigilant!

Dirty Car Art

Happy Birthday Henry Knox!

One of the essential men of the Revolution...


On this date in 1965, Dylan went electric...

Monday, July 24, 2006

THE All-Time Cutting Edge Of Remote Controls!!!

neat article on Deja Vu

Actually, I tend to suffer from Vuja De - the mysterious feeling that I've never been here before...

the latest toy

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Butch Warren Interview

My friend Erik just published his interview with local jazz legend Butch Warren. I highly recommend it and all of Erik's columns at the All-About-Jazz site. Check 'em out and you'll get a fine education in the intricacies of Jazz.

Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler!

Saturday, July 22, 2006


interesting article on British women in Home Defense during WWII,,1800860,00.html

New info on Japan's germ warfare unit in WWII

Nice artilcle on SETI myths

Happy Spooners Day!

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Battle of Niihau

An interesting footnote to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Ask A Ninja: Colds

I love this guy...

Evil Dead - The Musical...

neat toys for geeks

Neat New Electric Car!
I love the name of the company.

(Thanks for the link, Sandy!)

Digital Effects

My friend Nick has just enrolled a the Dave School down in Florida to learn about digital special effects and animation. He's started a blog that will be documenting his progress as well as showing off examples at the cutting edge of computer graphics. The initial examples are really cool, check it out.

The Return of the Neaderthal!

Jesus & Mary Chain albums back in print!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

dictation to a computer...


the cutting edge of snake food

King Tut's Space Gem???

Jackalope news

The Song of the Dunes

Listen here:

Happy Moon Day!

I remember sitting in my Uncle Harry's living room with all the cousins, watching the broadcast of those first steps. It really was amazing.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Peel!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Extreme Penguin game

an extraordinary story of echolocation,26334,1212568,00.html

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Kinky in the Post!!!

Happy Birthday Hunter!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Ronnie and the Ronettes sing You Baby ((Sigh......))

Another fave, both song and singer.

video of The Flirtations performing Nothing But A Heartache!!!

Incredible song. One of the most under-rated tunes from the 60's. The Missing Link between Phil Spector and the Motown Sound. Brilliant. Essential.

The Return of Chekov and Uhura

Happy Wrong Way Corrigan Day!!!

appy Birthday James Cagney!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Worst Beatles' Covers

Shatner's #1! Shatner's #1! Shatner's #1!

Happy Anniversary D.C.!

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Mayor-For-Life Marion Barry

Happy National Ice Cream Day!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Film of Fowl Horror

Poultrygeist - Night of the Chicken Dead!!!

World Fantasy Convention

World Horror Convention

Neat Horror Props and Decorations!

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Teddy Scares!

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Happy Birthday Ian Curtis - Pied Piper of Despair!

I loved Joy Division. One of the most important and influential bands of the past 25+ years...

Friday, July 14, 2006

supersoaker of death

The Maryland Renaissance Festival starts next month...

Ah yes, all my memories of P.E. class are coming back to me...

the alchemist bug...

Dracula & Frankenstein to be re-released on DVD!

Ahhhh, VooDoo Baby Dolls!

Happy Bastille Day!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

film of Little Anthony & The Imperials - Hurt So Bad

A classic song and a great vocalist.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Spaceman!!!

Southside's now on MySpace!

Always under-rated, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes have lived for thirty years in Bruce's shadow. And that's a shame. John and the boys are the perfect rock & roll/rhythm & blues soundtrack to a hot, steamy, east coast summer. I've mentioned before that he's not always a consistent performer, but the show Linda and I caught at Merriweather was one of the best concerts we've ever attended. And each album is a wonderful collection of soulful gems. It is a music for good friends and tough times. Check out Johnny and his music, and experience love on the wrong side of town...

Promotional film of Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play"!

The Chinese at D-Day

A fascinating footnote to WWII. I had no idea.

nice site devoted to regional breweries

Zombie Dogs!

Things get weirder and weirder....

the inflatable space module

Pretty neat!

Happy Birthday Capt. Picard!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Pics of any home

You can go to Zillow, get a home estimate with satellite photos of the place,and view stuff like the Beverly Hillbillies Mansion at:

(Thanks for the link, Susan!)

Paralyzed Man Uses Computer

This is so neat, (interesting how the article ignores the military aspects of this technology...)

very cool looking crop circle

Unlike the "cerealogists", I am convinced that all crop circles are very human works of art.

Happy Birthday Cos!

I love the old Warner Brothers albums. They are classics.

Happy Birthday Bucky Fuller!

Mike Nelson news!

Legend Films has appointed Michael J. Nelson as Chief Content Producer. Nelson will be responsible for building and leading the company's creative content, providing on-going commentaries and developing other premium web-based programming. "Mike Nelson is an outstanding addition to Legend Films," said David G. Martin, CEO of Legend Films. "His experience, vision and skills will be an important asset to the company as we continue to build our entertainment library." Mike Nelson has had a long relationship with Legend Films, providing audio commentaries and video wraparounds on movies such as The Three Stooges In Color, House on Haunted Hill, Night of the Living Dead, Reefer Madness, Plan 9 From Outer Space and The Little Shop of Horrors. "I'm very excited. Legend Films is such a great fit for me -- talented people who consistently put out a great product. Plus there are Flaming Hot Cheetos in the lunch room vending machine. That made it an easy choice to join the team," enthused Nelson. To view Mike's first days of work at Legend Films, please visit or

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The New York Dolls Live!!!

very nice soul-oriented music blog

RIP, Syd Barrett

(Thanks for the link, Pete!)

Harry Nilsson documentary re-discovered!
Here's the first ten minutes:

new horror film: Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!!!

What's he got in his basket for you.....

WWII, Irony, and Poland

the latest news on Kinky Friedman

And don't forget to visit the Kinkster's website:

the music suit...

Internet Economics

Truly fascinating....

More Coal! I need to download a big attachment!,,1817636,00.html

I love this...

The Vienna Inn is now Online!

A Northern Virginia landmark, and my favorite place for a beer, (if only they'd serve Stone Brewery we'd reach perfection...). Say hi to Gaby for me when you visit.

Dare you face....The Magic Gopher!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Rock! Rock! Rock!

Rock Around The Clock hit #1 on this date in '55. The first rock record to do so.

Happy Birthday Tesla!

Happy Birthday Shaft!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The 1910 Fruitgum Company Lives!!!!

Be afraid Pete, be very very afraid....

nice book review of the nazi economy during WWII,,923-2258999_1,00.html

my next 4th of July project...

3.2 MILLION firecrackers on a string....

Harry Nilsson on the Ghost & Mrs. Muir!


The Calls of Cthulhu

Allessandro Bavari artwork

Reminds me a little of Bosch...

some strange Cthulhu t-shirts here...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Top 10 Video Gme Weapons

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

the geometry of music

neat article on Invisibility

Happy Birthday Ringo!!!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Cute! A nice tribute to The Grinch!

The Armageddon Flowchart

Happy Birthday Pat Paulsen!

Happy Birthday Jennifer Saunders!

He's very clean....

A Hard Days Night debuted in London on this date in 1964 - 42 years ago!!!

Get you there on time....

The Jefferson Airplane formed on this date in 1965.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!!!

Happy Birthday Rube Goldberg!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Putin asked about Cthulhu!!!

Now, you can paint just like Jackson Pollock!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Rider On The Storm...

Jim Morrison died on this date in 1971...

Sunday, July 02, 2006

grow your own six pack...

Liechtenstein and WWII

It's interesting how the article avoids the question of how the little money laundering machine, er, I mean country, avoided absorbtion into the Third Reich. My best guess is that, like their Swiss neighbors, the Nazis found it advantageous to have someplace independent to invest and hide their personal finances, especially after Stalingrad... The principality's blather about having the "right people in charge" practically confirms this. They certainly weren't diplomatic or military geniuses. But mercenary - that's an Alpine specialty...

interesting Star Trek news

Happy Birthday, Plan 9 From Outer Space!

It premiered on this date in 1959.

Happy Birthday, Der Steppenwolf...

Happy Birthday, Professor!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Boris Karloff & Thriller on DVD!

new REH biography on the way

Happy Build-A-Scarecrow Day!