Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy First Footing!

interesting article about Einstein & "The Great Escape"

a little something for the Ladies....

The REH Foundation

Collected letters of REH to be published

nice video tribute to Ray Harryhausen

Conan & Weird Tales Anniversary Celebration in Chicago this May

Happy New Year!

Let's hope it's a good one...

Happy Hogmanay!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

the cutting edge of cross stitch,,2-2006000705,00.html

(Thanks for the link, Rick!)

Happy Birthday Patti!

One of my all-time faves...

Happy Birthday Davy Jones & Mike Nesmith!

Happy Birthday Skeeter Davis!

Happy Birthday Bo Diddley - The Originator!

Happy Birthday Tracy Ullman!

WEIRD Military

I don't even know where to begin with this. Let's see, it's a site run by the Veteran's administration for the Department of Defense to introduce it's health care workers to procedures for intial treatment of veterans returning from combat. They do so through the use of an animated version of the Gilgamesh Epic (!!!) and the presentation is Vaudevillian/Borscht Belt. There's even a brief reference to Groucho! Ultra-bizarre. I look forward to future VA cartoons featuring Beowulf and/or the Vedas!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Friday, December 29, 2006

very cool "armor" and contraptions

neat list of roadside Americana architectural oddities

Man's Best Friend

Hi-tech Swiss Army Knife

Ghee Happy!
A fun site! They have the cutest pictures on prints and t-shirts of Hindu dieties there. And the one of Mother Kali is just precious! All murder cults should be so adorable! Now where did I leave that strangling scarf...

Cthulhu Bucks!

Cthulhu is my Copilot bumper sticker

Video of Altered Images taking on The Village.....
We're all pawns, my Dear....

Happy Birthday Sister Morphine!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Dave Edmunds - Slippin' Away

One of the classic British Rockers...

Jane Wiedlin - Blue Kiss

One of the most under-rated songwriters of the past twenty years. A perfect mix of Brill Building and 80's pop; equal doses of whimsy and wary sophistication.

Rockville's Finest - Joan Jett performs Bad Reputation!

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun!

Mach 25 Space Plane

more on Cloaking...

New Years' traditions
(Hmm, would this make the Turks "red diaper babies"?

nice resource - Today's Front Pages

Satellite Imagery of the World's Most Mysterious Places

Mars: 2020: Springtime

(Nick, you're gonna love this!)

Russian Flying Tank of WWII

(Thanks for the link, John!)

interesting tidbit about a pre-WWII British super-submarine

Road Trip!

These routes ARE pretty impressive. But I'm afraid they pale in comparison when it comes to driving around Baileys Crossroads at rush hour when there's a half inch of snow on the ground. For sheer terror and amazement, nothing can compare.

Happy Birthday Alex Chilton!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

neat little article about the written language of Easter Island


Parrot Intelligence?

I still feel we're not looking at our definitions and evaluations of intelligence and consciousness with enough sophistication. As we do so, animals are going to present us with more and more surprises and shades of meaning. (And I am betting on elephants being reevaluated in the long run...).

Happy Birthday Sydney Greenstreet!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Al Green - Sha La La

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness (from Monterey)

Probably my fave Soul singer. Amazing voice.

Spirit - I Got A Line On You

Dead Skunk - a video interpretation

I know that Loudon's done a lot of good songs, but I've always loved this one. The fact that everyone else hates it just adds to my merriment...

Dire Straits - Skateaway


the end of snake charmers?

Happy Wren Day!

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Was released on this day in the US in 1963...

Happy Birthday Steverino!

Monday, December 25, 2006

What an excellent day for an exorcism!

Happy Anniversary to The Exorcist! Probably the best propaganda for Roman Catholicism in the past century, and a fun horror movie, to boot! Suddenly, parents had an excuse for why their kids were always smoking dope and sassing 'em! Based on a "real" incident that was exposed as bogus long ago ( But some great imagery and location shots in Gtown. Meet you at the Steps!

Happy Birthday Bogey!

that gift for the man who has everything
Nothing says "True Love" more than whale vomit...

And where were the Kennedys at this time?

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Worst job in the world?

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

RIP James Brown

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Elf Yourself

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

new Doors box set from Rhino

DC just keeps growing...

(For those of you in the Hinterland, Richmond is about 100 miles from the Capitol...)

God performs Badge

Nico - I'm Waiting For My Man
Smack Valkyrie. A spiral waltz for the dying.

The Byrds - It Won't Be Wrong

Beautiful song...

video for Mazzy Star's Fade Into You

Tee Hee!

a final reminder - NORAD tracks Santa


Friday, December 22, 2006

for the kids - A plush Necronomicon (with squeaky toy!)

new REH collection on the way

The Cthulhu Fanny Pack!

THE police car...

The 10 Least Successful Holiday TV Specials of All Time


One Billion Mazes

British trap for U-Boats discovered,,2-2515016,00.html

new nano-critters

very weird moth

Munchkin Cthulhu Game

Weird Fossil Finds of 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Space Marines!

(Sounds like a boondoggle to me...)

Jesus & Mary Chain perform Kill Surf City!!!

The Cramps perform Human Fly!

Dancing Russian Helicopter

Amazing stuff. (It resembles my last attempt to find a parking space at Tysons Corner...)

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!

We'll Always Have Paris...

Daring Methodist Church Name

(Thanks for the link, Don!)

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Happy Birthday Vampira!

very nice animation on the Mythos

(Thanks for the link, Sean!)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

David Bowie performs Heroes

The performance that scares the shit out of the Washington Post.

Bowie & Bing

As usual, the Post misses the whole god damned point. The important feature of the Christmas special and the duet was the historical importance in pop music of Bing and David. Crosby was THE entertainer in America from the mid 30's up until Sinatra started to move in during the mid 40's; and he continued to be a major money maker and star right up to his death. It became popular in pop music circles to chart super superstars as going from Bing to Sinatra to Elvis to the Beatles. And after 1970 there was always talk of who would be "next". No one ever really was. But Bowie probably came closest in terms of both depth and breadth of his exposure and influence.
So, here we have a unique performance by the grand old man of pop and someone who was as close to being the heir apparent as anyone. THAT is what the Post missed, THAT is why it's of interest - it's not just "white bread" Crosby and "offbeat" Bowie; it's a chance to see two of the most important people in pop music history performing together for the first and only time, (and performing quite well, I might add).
And while we're at it, I take exception to the Post's breathless characterizations of Bowie. I watched that broadcast, and he was quite subdued. There was a wonderful video in the show of him singing "Heroes", (my fave Bowie song), but it was no wilder than an episode of The Muppet Show or any other artist's performance at the time. Only a Postie would go on about Ziggy Stardust, (a performance aid Bowie had moved away from years earlier), in the context of the show. There was no such weirdness, bizarreness, or any other hyperbole the article is throwing around. It was just a typical Holiday show of its time. Perhaps if they had been born in time to see it, the Posties would know that. They really need to get a grip. And they need to hire someone who has an interest in and a knowledge of anything that happened before the year 2000. They're just pathetic.

Christmas Radio this Sunday!

My friends Peter and Perry will be hosting a Christmas music spectacular on Perry's regular show, "One Part Harmony" on WRVU out of Nashville this coming Sunday morning (12/24)from 9:00 - 11:00 EST. The broadcast may be followed from the above link, and will also be available at the site's archive. Pete has already hinted that we can look forward to Christmas tunes from the Kinks, the Pogues and DC's own Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band. I can only hope that they will see fit to include such Holiday Classics as "Godzilla Christmas" by The Towels, "Monster Holiday" by Lon Chaney Jr., and the immortal "I Found The Brains Of Santa Claus" by Jason & The Strap-Tones.

Interesting video documentary on nazi underground bunkers from WWII


"The Graduate" premiered on this date in 1967. You either get this movie, or you don't.

And here's to you, Mrs Robinson....

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Forget About Those Ipods...

Happy Birthday Phil Ochs!

Monday, December 18, 2006

a creepy guitar

Holiday Lights always bring out that special Christmas Spirit

nobody knows the truffles I've seen....

the cutting edge of Yule Logging

very interesting interview on cybernetics

Helium-3 & the race to the Moon

I ahve no idea on the validity of any of this...

Old reporting from Nagasaki finally available,CST-NWS-wwii17.article

Rogue Creches!

For some reason this reminds me of the old joke:

Q. How do you terrorize a Unitarian?

A. Burn a Question Mark on their front lawn.

Be, All That You Can Be!

New Wargame: War On Terror

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Happy Birthdya Michael Moorcock!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Great Horror Movie!

That Ghost Host With The Most, Count Gore De Vol, is webcasting the Christopher Lee film, "Horror Hotel", this week! I highly recommend this rather obscure horror movie. It's sort of a proto-Hammer Studios film and very cool with an interesting plot and imagery. Neat stuff!

Merry Whatever!

With December 17th we come to the beginning of the Saturnalia Festivals. So let me just take the time right now to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy Saturnalia, Christmas, Channukah, Solstice, New Years, Festivus, Yule, Kwanzaa, Cthulhumas, and whatever other names we've come up with for the darkest time of the year.
Since I was a kid I've always taken some time around this season to reflect back on the previous twelve months, to sort of recount and categorize what I've done wrong, and what I've done right; where I've succeeded, and where I've failed; to appreciate the friends that are with me, and to remember those who no longer are. And to get some idea of where the hell I'm going. I suspect I am not alone in this activity. May your past be satisfying and honorable, and the future more so.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Problem with Zombies?

the ultimate Velvet underground recording

interesting article on one of WWII's greatest spies,,13509-2506830,00.html

new weapon (DIME) being tested in Gaza?

Friday, December 15, 2006


My next car. Perfect for the Springfield Mixing Bowl.


Cool photos!

Deck The Halls!

Happy Birthday Alan Freed!

My "To Do" list...

book review of the Wagner cult and its nazi connections

nice little article on the T-34 tank

Happy Birthday John Hammond Sr.!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

my next cabinetry

RIP Ahmet Ertegun

We've lost a giant...

Is the military this far behind the curve ball?!? Think of the excitement when they discover that Nixon beat Humphrey in '68! Place your bets now, Kids!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

My Theme Song! Black Moses conducts "Shaft"!

One of the coolest songs ever. Essential.

Who's the black private dick That's a sex machine to all the chicks?
Ya damn right!
Who is the man that would risk his neck For his brother man?
Can you dig it?
Who's the cat that won't cop out When there's danger all about?
Right On!
They say this cat Blau is a bad mother...
I'm talkin' 'bout Blau.
He's a complicated man But no one understands him but his woman

Shark spies for the military

Happy Birthday Spike Jones!


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Neat Buildings!

RIP Peter Boyle

the cutting edge of artistic technique

She surrendered immediately

Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tommy James & The Shondells sing Crimson & Clover!
A fun song from a mis-spent youth! Undoutedly the only band to ever have their album liner notes written by Hubert Humphrey!

Nilsson performs Jump Into The Fire

This was a scene from a movie called Son Of Dracula, one I doubt any of you have seen; probably because it's a muddled mess of a film. But you got to see Ringo and Nilsson mumble through a bunch of surreal scenes and there was some excellent music, including this song, (and the wonderful ditty, Daylight, with it's happy-go-lucky tune masking a dark theme). And yes, that's Keith Moon on drums. I caught it when it came out. My friends Roger and Margrete took me down to the old Foxchase Cinema for a midnight showing amidst the porno movies that were its usual fare, ("See Misty Beethoven - Our 75th Week!"). The crowd was very edgy; for once I was the most sober person in the room. People were yelling up at the screen in sort of a proto-Rocky Horror fashion. Which was fine. Like I said, the movie was a mess...
Poor Harry, another lost talent. For the record, he recorded the second best version of As Time Goes By. That's pretty impressive in my book.

Mars Attacks?

Christmas Shopping for Norman Bates

Happy Birthday Karl Wagner!

One of the last great writers of Fantasy, and one of my faves.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Patti Smith performs Gloria

Jesus died for somebody's sins; but not mine...

Joy Division perform Dead Souls

Marching to Hell...The Anthem of Dis.

the cutting edge of cookies

Rudolph! No!

Liquid Armor

(Thanks for the link, Sandy!)


Happy Birthday George Mason

The most under-rated Founding Father. A Giant. Essential.

The Stones perform 2000 Light Years From Home
Smoke filled darkness, mixture of grass, tobacco and jasmine; glass of Mateus; single candle; old friends quietly listening; a song never played in the daylight.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Gary "U.S." Bonds - Quarter To Three

One of the great frat party songs. Cannot be appreciated sober.

Psychedelic Furs perform Ghost In You

One of the great lost groups of the 80's. First two albums were brilliant.

the pocket knife...


for the children...

For centuries now, the Holiday Season has always resulted in children asking their parents that most important of questions - Does HE really exist? And this is the classic reply.

The Return Of Water-Skiing Santa To The Potomac

My annual plug for NORAD's Santa Tracker site

The coolest thing the government does...


(Of course, the song is referring to the Justified Ancients of Mummu, as any Illuminated One can tell you. fnord)

Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know
One of my fave videos.

Dusty performs A Brand New Me


quantum communication
Fascinating stuff, the potential for very long distance simultaneous communication...

Interesting hero of WWII,CST-NWS-xscour09.article

Count Gore De Vol Calendars!

Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Haunted Cruise

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!

I've written about this before. One more footnote in my complicated relations with the Holiday.

Happy Birthday Worf!

Happy Birthday, My Pretty!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Forget Mary...

Try Scary Poppins!


Lennon was assassinated on this date in 1980...

Happy Birthday Sinead O'Connor!

Messed up mind, FANTASTIC Voice.

Happy Birthday Mr. Mojo Risin'!

Ahh, many hours/bottles spent divining Jim and the Doors...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Joan Armatrading performs I'm Lucky!

Christmas on TV

An incredibly weak article, but hey, it's the Post, so what did you expect? What people need to know is that regardless of one's views of the holiday, (and let's face it, mine are pretty shaky), the Grinch is incredibly important. You've got the basic storyline and artwork by that genius, Dr. Seuss; animation by another genius, Chuck Jones; and narration by a fine actor and one of the greatest voices in the history of mankind, Boris Karloff; (and let's not forget the theme song sung by the unmistakable and immortal voice of Thurl Ravenscroft, AND June Foray as Cindy Lou Who). Why, we're talking something along the lines of THE Harmonic Convergence of Pop culture here! Who hasn't watched this at least half a dozen times? And does anyone NOT know the theme song? Why, only Gilligan's Island's theme is probably better known. As for myself, I am petitioning the Olympics Committee to recognize Zoo-Zither-Carzay in upcoming games. This is imporatant and Essential.

Santa Science

Re-Attaching a Head?!?!

Is this for real??? Was his name Abby Normal? Since when are 12 year olds in car races???

new "military" weapon,72134-0.html

my Mythos Shopping List

AKLO - Music of the Mythos

A Cthulhu Party Game!

Happy Birthday Tuco!

A really great actor - one of my faves.

"A Date Which Will Live In Infamy"

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. The follwoing is a site with newly discovered photos of the attack. Hirohito dying peacefully in bed makes him the luckiest man of the 20th Century...

(Thanks for the link, Dolores!)

Happy Birthday Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes - Mr. Excitement!

AKA Dracula...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Naughty Or Nice

Watch It! He's Got A Marshmallow!!!

Wow! Dogfish Olde School Barleywine!
We just purchased some this morning and I'm trying it now. I've been very impressed by Dogfish brews ever since they were recommended to me by Phil down at one of my fave restaurants - Laporta's, (no web site, but it's at 1660 Duke Street, 703/683-6316 ). At any rate, their IPA's are just about at the level of my beloved Stone Brewery, and now here's their barleywine. Like Stone's brews - this is not for the timid or meek. We're talking 15% alcohol and a real powerhouse of flavor. Wow!

RIP Mariska "Venus" Veres

Zombie Portraits

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Justifiable Homicide

You Are Damned!

Tee hee! Too Late!

Happy NinjaDay!

Happy Birthday to the Queen of Rock'N'Roll!

Happy Birthday Mr. Kimball!

Monday, December 04, 2006

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

Another personal fave. One of the coolest songs in a year that was full of them, (1967).

"Wreaths Across America"

An interesting personal project. The accompanying video has some nice shots of Arlington. For those of you out in the hinterland, it's quite a place. When folks are visiting town I often tell 'em that Mt. Vernon is my favorite place to visit, but Arlington vies with the Lincoln Memorial as to the most important place to see.

Cylon Jack-O-Lantern!


(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Santa Butt Beer Controversy

Hmmm, there's something about a brewery in a place called Belchertown that sounds less than appetizing. I am curious if the good people in the Maine Department of What Is Pleasant would ban alcohol making fun of the Easter Bunny? Or perhaps the Tooth Fairy? How about other mythological creatures such as unicorns, elves, fairies, mermaids? I need to know if my plans to market "Frosty the Snowman Melted Pilsner" in Bangor are in jeopardy.

Russian Card "Mysery"

I am unconvinced there is anything going on here. But feel free to have a go:

Bad Santa

Piranha In Illinois?
I detect a new Made-For-TV movie from the Sci Fi Channel...

Hitchhiker's Guide To Astrobiology

a blog devoted to weirdness in India

WWII Code Talkers are dying off...

Happy Birthday Southside!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Something Abbie Normal at University of Maryland

The War On Halloween

How long, O Cthulhu, will we have to tolerate non-believer rampages such as this against us at our Holiest Day of the year? Already, there are stores forcing the clerks to say "Happy Harvest" when greeting customers, rather than the traditional "Merry Human Sacrifice". And try to find a blood-stained altar! In my youth, every neighborhood had one prominently displayed in public parks and store windows. Nowadays, you'd be lucky to find so much as a skull on a pike. All in the name of some ACLU mandated secularism. It makes me sick! Something is being lost here and I worry for our children's sake that the true meaning of Samhain is going with it. We must protect our sacred traditions, for our children's immortally damned souls, if nothing else. It's time these do-gooders and busy bodies realized that this is a Cthulhoid Nation and founded on Cthulhoid Principles. We need to Re-Take America, and restore her to our Lord's Tentacled Embrace! Ia! Ia!

Cool English Class on Vampires in Literature

Mythos Art For Sale

Count Gore DeVol is showing White Zombie this week!

Happy Birthday Ozzy!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Feeling old...

The year and the temperature outside are both getting cold. It remains a time of reflection. I am reminded of nights long ago. Here's to those of you who were there...

my next computer...
This looks so cool!

The Marx Brothers and the Mirror Scene


Happy Birthday Barnabas!

Firesign Theatre Film Extravaganza!

Toy Wars

Olympic Confidential

Sperm Bank Holdup

Last handgun On Earth

Heaven Is Hell

The Mounties Catch Herpes

Friday, December 01, 2006

a nice video collage for Michelle Shocked's "Come A Long Way"

A very nice video, and a wonderful song, perhaps my favorite by 'Chelle. It's been decades since I've been in L.A.*, and I hear it's the only American town that's a bigger pain in the ass to drive than D.C., but I would like to take the freeway there once at night while listening to this tune.

*The last time would have been '77. I was visiting my Uncle Bill and Aunt Lois, two of the nicest people, always happy to take me around to bookstores and whatnot. Both long gone, and both sorely missed.
I found the town interesting, but also sinister. There seemed to be fires everywhere, and the ever present danger of earthquakes. In DC the dangers are human, LA has that too, but the blind wrath of angry earth gods is a little more than I want to roll dice with.

Cat Stevens performs Where Do The Children Play

Brilliant! (What went wrong with this guy?)

Santa was just following orders...


My Little Cthulhu!

Happy Birthday John Densmore!

The Castaways perform Liar Liar!

Wow! The End of Radio?

The sad thing is that radio has been so destroyed by its owners that its death wouldn't have any effect on pop culture.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

my Christmas list...

The Tunnel of Doom in Russia!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753! I'll once again recommend that folks check out his blog of humor, politics, weirdness and science:

This is your goat on porn...

(Remind me never to visit the town of Mahopac, NY...)

RepRap - the next tech miracle & the next intellectual property battle,,1956794,00.html

Thank Goodness!

Now I can complete my plans to garrote the world's smallest human!

Ultrasound Levitation!

the secret to Stradivarius violins discovered

Ancient "Computer" Discovered!,,1960316,00.html