Weirdness

Friday, February 29, 2008

LOOK OUT! He's got a jar of Hai Karate!

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=107994&in_page_id=2

I love the photo of this doof...

RIP Buddy Miles

http://www.buddymiles.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/29/db2902.xml


(Thanks to Pete & Perry for the head's up on this)

Happy Leap Day!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

RIP Mike Smith

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23395584/
http://www2.rpa.net/theboltons/DC5main.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ixzkg5O0co

I Got You Babe collection

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/02/i-got-you-babe.html

Very cool! Besides Sonny & Cher, we've got versions featuring Bowie, Robyn Hitchcock, Marianne Faithful, & Tiny Tim!

the tunnel house

http://www.designverb.com/2007/06/11/tunnel-house


Cool!

Happy Birthday Zero Mostel!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0609216/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Mostel

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hindus Only!

http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2868

misogyny as an advertising tool...

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/831217.html

What the hell were they thinking?

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/828472.html

Did ANY man ever buy one of these???

neat musical instruments

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/07/automated-music-instruments.html

the gift that keeps on giving....

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=106375&in_page_id=2

EWWWW!

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=105954&in_page_id=2

It's worked for me...

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080227181655.7ypqks33&show_article=1

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Black 47 perform James Connolly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwEv2YCrSoY

Another band you've likely never heard of, performing one of their best songs. A great Irish/American/Rock band. I can't say enough nice things about these guys.

Booker T & The MG's perform Time Is Tight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHq4laFwAEM

So cool...

The Everlys perform Bowling Green

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF_ut2L5A6U

My fave Everly Brothers song. Reminds me of sunny afternoons in my beloved Colorado back in '67...

Wanda Jackson performs Fujiyama Mama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVs3iwkAP0k&feature=related

Almost forgotten now, Jackson was as hard rockin' as any man. The Queen of Rockabilly. Essential.

Clarence Clemons performs Paradise By The C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXfPIEtdQVM

The Big Man!

more fake Beatles rip-offs

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/02/fake-beatles--1.html

Pretty interesting. The "John & Paul" record sounds like the song was written by Sonny Bono, (and I'm not sure it wasn't...). The "You Know Who" sound a bit like the Mindbenders. The Guess Who remind me of early Manfred Mann. That first album by them had the coolest cover - a couple dancing the jerk in an aluminum foil covered room! Ow!

great quote...

http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/1451.html

defense against lasers

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/02/26/laser-metamaterial.html

Nothing will replace my aluminum foil hat...

Has Anyone Seen This Movie?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386836/

I gotta check it out...

(Thanks for the link, Roger!)

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!

http://www.johnnycash.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Cash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2iv_E-Fn9E

Happy Birthday Fats Domino!

http://www.fatsdominoonline.com/

http://www.fatsonline.nl/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90zAFD0UBbE

Happy Birthday Godfrey Cambridge!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0131387/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Cambridge

One of my faves. VERY under-rated actor and comedian.

Happy Birthday Francis Marion!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion

http://www.patriotresource.com/people/marion.html

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/MARION.HTM

Monday, February 25, 2008

Indian Election: Hitler VS Frankenstein

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/02/25/india.names/index.html

I shall always carry protection from now on....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/7261513.stm

the bird poop disguise...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23283844/

Dengue Fever & The Return of Cambodian Pop

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19339460&sc=emaf

Great NPR radio show.


(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Happy Birthday George Harrison!

http://www.georgeharrison.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365600/

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Club/8446/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABIHB1uJKQY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_N3bjqlr4

Happy Birthday Jim Backus!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000822/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Backus

Happy Birthday Zeppo!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0555688/

http://www.geocities.com/sls2002x/zeppomarx.html

http://www.marx-brothers.org/living/zeppo.htm

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rotting Flesh Radio

http://www.rottingfleshradio.com/

For home haunters...

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

http://www.taquitos.net/snack_reviews/Tortilla_Chips

Happy Birthday Michelle Shocked!

http://www.michelleshocked.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVxDIrhjLxk

One of my faves...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Michael Martin Murphey performs Geronimo's Cadillac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Hn4kMzp50

Another great song. Murphey has become one of the great performers of cowboy music, (another passion of mine). Before that, he was a sort of hippie country singer and this is one of my faves by him from those times.

Canned Heat perform On The Road Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4MXwrXXgo

So cool. Great song to drive to late at night. A classic.

Little Anthony & The Imperials perform Goin' Out Of My Head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSUwifxzhqg

Another essential from one of the great American singers.

The Beat Farmers perform Bigger Stones & Hollywood Hills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXtYxAthoxY

One of the best and coolest bands - ever. Essential.

Paula Cole video for Where Have All The Cowboys Gone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6K7iJ0ahqU

I always liked this song.

The Beatles perform Nowhere Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRv34Cat3Vw

Beautiful, just beautiful....

Life in DC

http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=25&sid=1350460

First of all, this has gotta be the easiest title in the newspaper world. All you have to do is keep it on hand and fill in the blank: "D.C. __________ is getting worse." Go ahead, put in anything - crime, the school system, the fire department, the rescue squads, the hospital, the police, public works, the library system, city services, etc., etc., ad infinitum. It's all true now, and will be truer this time next year. And this article is SOOOOO DC - they actually spent $93,000,000 (!) to make it worse. Classic. They didn't get rid of the Lorton Prison, they simply renamed it the DC Government. The Olympian Ideal of Incompetence, Laziness, Corruption and Ignorance.

Cthulhu in Claymation!

http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2008/02/cthulhu-in-weird-claymation-piece.html

Cool!

Happy Birthday Majel Barrett!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000854/

http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/cast/111529.html

Today is Iwo Jima Day


http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/iwoflag.htm



Happy National Chili Day!

http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Chili/ChiliHistory.htm

http://www.hardtimes.com/menu/

Friday, February 22, 2008

Joy Division perform Shadowplay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o8noZIfO1M
Rock'n'Gloom. Perfection.

Al Stewart performs Year of the Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7LR46zrQU

One of my faves. 30+ years ago. A night just like tonight, bitterly cold and damp, sloshing around Gtown with Roger and Margrete. Mr. Smith's, Desperado's, Winston's, Cafe de Paris. Too many tom collins and the fog rolling in...

Steely Dan perform My Old School

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj9Rs56u8YY&feature=related
Whoa No! William & Mary won't do. Amen, Brother....

Johnny Maestro performs The Worst That Could Happen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieYlC_FkpfI

It's a cold and dreary night here at the Manor, and I've run out of bourbon. The mind turns sour, and this song seems appropriate...

The Dukes of Stratosphear video for The Mole From The Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cl7hP4ZI8

So cool! (Thanks for the link, Doug!)

a nice collection of cool-looking retro devices and machines

http://www.gameparlor.com/

Thank Heaven For Little Girls...

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSN2257905520080222?feedType=nl&feedName=usoddlyenough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyBffCiGr8c

The Music of Lennon & McCartney TV Special

http://bedazzled.blogs.com/bedazzled/the-music-of-lennon-mccar.html

http://bedazzled.blogs.com/bedazzled/quicktime-the-music-of-le.html

The fantastic art of Mia Makila

http://www.miamakila.com/

Wonderful stuff! Very Bosch-like!

Wild West Zombies!

http://blogs.amctv.com/monsterfest/2008/02/on-the-set-of-g.php

Glow Zombie Finger Puppets!

http://www.mcphee.com/items/M6215.html

From Archie McPhee, of course!

Here There Be Monsters!

http://www.b1158.cn/b1158.html

Hitler's Cartoons?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10493882

I really doubt it...

The Founding Of The SAS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=517254&in_page_id=1770

interesting technique...

Tanks For The Memories

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ieJBvv9fBtCP9fMVoDwwNMdZDdHA

the cutting edge of crimes of passion

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=00a65b43-1a41-4181-a414-eb0d0dae3664&k=68086

Sleep Walking Robot...

http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=1467

Blarney About Blarney?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/21/wblarney121.xml

The Sounds Of Silence...

http://www.lep.co.uk/weird/Pet-sounds-top-the-charts.3800473.jp

Dr. Syn - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh is FINALLY coming to DVD!

http://dvdspindoctor.typepad.com/dvd_spin_doctor/2008/02/juno-dvd-due-ap.html

One of my all-time faves, starring Patrick McGoohan!

RIP Ben Chapman, The Creature From The Black Lagoon

http://www.the-reelgillman.com/

Only 250 Days Until Halloween!!!


Happy Birthday George Washington!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gw1.html

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/washington/fitzpatrick/

http://www.mountvernon.org/

http://www.nps.gov/gewa/

http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/index.php/academic/americanpresident/washington

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

http://www.edwardgoreyhouse.org/

http://www.goreyography.com/west/west.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gorey

Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0296859/

http://www.horror-wood.com/frye.htm

http://www.missinglinkclassichorror.co.uk/dwight.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwJRHZL7ck8

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Actually, it's 23...

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080220/full/news.2008.610.html

Happy Birthday Mary Chapin Carpenter!

http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/

http://www.sonynashville.com/MCC/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Chapin_Carpenter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vEAEwDRNjY

DC's Finest, & one of my faves.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

just another day in the District....

http://whyihatedc.blogspot.com/2008/02/this-now-borders-on-parody.html

The Bangles video for Hazy Shade of Winer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMEjoNcOMVA

A light snow has fallen on the Manor, and this seemed appropriate...

Stealers Wheel perform Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDnVnB6A3k

Great song. An almost-forgotten hit by them. Another band that should've been bigger. That's Gerry "Baker Street" Rafferty on vocals...

David Essex performs Rock On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_mzadEFuP4
Nice sound. His only American hit. For a month or two in late '73/early '74 it looked like he'd be the next big thing. Oh well....

The Chesterfield Kings cover 99th Floor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfg1CVptjE

So cool. One of the great cover bands, (probably the best...)

Dionne sings Walk On By

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R-ZE-gFcBA&feature=related

One of the great pop songs, sung by one of the best. (The Stranglers did a great rock cover of this too...)

The Four Tops perform Baby, I Need Your Loving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt89ZLRkgdE&feature=related

Fantastic Motown Sound. Essential. The Four Tops are so much cooler than most people figure...

Robyn Hitchcock video for The Man With The Lightbulb Head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGAEY9uXc8

Syd Barrett's spiritual heir. One of the most interesting rockers going...

Jethro Tull performs The Teacher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DjDqblPUgM

Great band and song.

The National Toy Hall of Fame!

http://strongmuseum.com/NTHoF/NTHoF.html

At one point or another, I owned 29 of these, (No asshole, not Barbie....)

Oedipal Advertising

http://bp2.blogger.com/__XCWUd8FFjQ/R7CkvCqgOmI/AAAAAAAACps/7ehXwoPu8Mc/s1600-h/AmericanAirlines1968.jpg

I believe this guy now writes for the TV series, Lost....

Old Spice commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPYWTkP9NDM

Cute!

great moments in advertising


great moments in courtroom drama

http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2841

the tattoo

http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2833

Mecha Manga Bible Heroes

http://www.mmbibleheroes.com/

Clearly, Astro Boy is the Messiah...

little article on the state of cryonics

http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Feb192008/snt2008021852972.asp

a little footnote to WWII: The "Great" L.A. air raid

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8311662

I'd like my next suit in this color, please....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/19/AR2008021902617.html?wpisrc=newsletter

At last! Something to match my soul....

Happy Hoodie Hoo Day!

http://www.wellcat.com/february/northern_hemisphere_hoodie.htm

Happy Birthday Joel Hodgson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388273/

http://members.tripod.com/joelnomiko/joel/joel.html

http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/brains/20q.html

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Amber Room Found?

http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2008/02/nazi-gold-found-lost-amber-room-of.html

amazing, if true.

Beware of Beelzebufo!

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/02/19/2166580.htm?site=science&topic=latest

Get Thee Behind Me, Croaker!

The Friendly Skies...

http://www.examiner.com/a-1220277~United_worker_postpones_plea_on_gun_possession_charge.html

(Thanks for the link, Sandy!)

Happy Birthday Smokey!

http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/smokey-robinson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Robinson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrriUZJ_Qwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2kxlZDOHeQ&feature=related

Happy Birthday Copernicus!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus

Monday, February 18, 2008

Little Roger & The Goosebumps - Stairway to Gilligan's Island

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTCYLbFxTpI

I think this tune is to old record clerks what "The Aristocrats" is to old comedians. A classic. Bedrock.

The Smothers Brothers on What's My Line

http://classicshowbiz.blogspot.com/2008/02/whats-my-line-with-mystery-guests.html

Love Sculpture download!

http://hippy-djkit.blogspot.com/2008/02/love-sculpture-forms-and-feelings-1970.html

Great stuff! Dave Edmunds!

The Peppermint Rainbow's Will You Be Staying After Sunday

http://hippy-djkit.blogspot.com/2008/02/peppermint-rainbow-will-you-be-staying.html

Looks like you can download it here. neat band - sorta like Spanky & Our Gang.

some Celtic festivals and fairs coming up in the DC region

Celtic Festival of Southern Maryland: http://www.cssm.org/index.php?festival

Frederick Celtic Festival: http://www.sasmm.com/celtic_festival.htm

Chesapeake Celtic Festival: http://www.celticfest.net/

McHenry Highland Festival of Mountain Maryland: http://www.highlandfest.info/

Potomac Celtic Festival: http://www.potomaccelticfest.org/

Williamsburg Scottish Festival: http://www.wsfonline.org/

Richmond Highland Games & Celtic Festival: http://www.richmondceltic.com/site.asp

Virginia Scottish Games: http://www.vascottishgames.org/

Fredericksburg Welsh Festival: http://www.welshfred.com/

Maryland Irish Festival: http://www.irishfestival.com/links.htm

Alexandria St. Patrick's Parade: http://www.ballyshaners.org/content.aspx?page=2&section=1

ShamrockFest: http://www.shamrockfest.com/

Happy Birthday, Tick Bird!

http://www.nndb.com/people/087/000023018/

film on Joe Gruskecky

http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2008/02/16/news/doc47b7b5d11d482096344499.txt

Joe Grusecky & The Iron City Houserockers were one of the best bands of the past 25-30 years. Awesome songs and a great show.

The Turtles lipsynch The Guide For The Married Man

http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2008_02_16.html#014836

Another great band.

(Thanks for the link, Phil!)

Happy Birthday Gahan Wilson!

http://www.gahanwilson.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gahan_Wilson

One of my fave cartoonists!

Happy President's Day!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Patty Duke Show theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIX5kk24UvA&feature=related

One of the great televison themes. Classic - and with the weirdest line found in any song, ever: "A hotdog makes her lose control". No Bible passage has ever come close to securing such curiosity and scrutiny. The best minds of my generation have pondered and analyzed it. Rock on, Patty!

Easterhouse video for Nineteen Sixty Nine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJUceq6RsYI
Ignored by America, (perhaps understandably), one of the great unsung 80's new wave bands...

The Stranglers perform No More Heroes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKVYpzKa7ug&feature=related

I've always loved The Stranglers. Great sound and lyrics.

Randy & The Rainbows perform Denise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQZZ6CLaNS8&feature=related

Great, great song and sound.

The Silhouettes perform Get A Job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC92Ek9EV5g

Classic! Essential!

The Everlys perform Crying In The Rain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz0Sscke9z4
Another beautiful tune by two of the Immortals.

Bob Seger performs Against The Wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydTdZ9Au7c

"We were young and strong, we were running against the Wind". Tell me about it....

Joe Cocker perform Delta Lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOz6Mt2t084

Beautiful.

the cutting edge of outsourcing

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1151328
It must be hell to write for The Onion and have to try and stay ahead of real life....

Picture of a Matchstick Man

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=99611&in_page_id=2

Home Theater

http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2821

Insurance Company Begs For Food ;)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7247472.stm

Phil Ochs performs Power & Glory

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8527227335353377755
One of my faves....

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Ramones perform I Want You Around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2GVx-9rL9Y
A great song from one of the greatest bands of all time in one of the greatest movies of all time - Rock & Roll High School!
Was there anything cooler than a Ramones concert?

The Ronettes perform You Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0wFm9DPs8U&feature=related

Perfect Spector production, and Ronnie....

The Castaways perform Liar Liar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tVHm6mIGsM

Poor video, great garage band tune.

The Syndicate of Sound lipsynch Hey Little Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgLy3ArIVRE&feature=related

The Strawberry Alarm Clock perform Incense & Peppermints

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhYLz63csS0

So cool, Nehru Jackets.....

Supermarket Domino!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HfMaJJlxTE&eurl=
Fun stuff!

photos from Asia

http://my.mmoabc.com/article/Michael/2670/We-live-in-strange-times.html?login=no

Pittsburgh - Undefended!

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/41676

modernization...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-burning12feb12,0,1556747.story

a new Sword & Sorcery collection

http://cyberwizardproductions.googlepages.com/returnofthesword

New Cthulhu Stuff!

Statue: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PF01406%20

Gloves: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12524

Bust: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12516

Wicked Plush: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12528

Suction Cupped: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12533

Hand Puppet: http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12019

I know what I want under my Christmas Tree this year!

Elric reprint on the way!

http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345498625

new edition of the Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia

http://www.esp-books.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=252

Friday, February 15, 2008

I Love Bollywood!

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/02/bollybunnywood.html
Oh, and Kids - Just Say No....

Cthulhu Valentines!

http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2008/02/cthulhu-valentines.html

the unsinkable James Bond car

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/14/ncar114.xml

horse riding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teHfyby_veU

Beware of the Carniverous Trees!

http://blog.fuchsiashock.co.uk/2008/01/trees-of-padrame.html
I'll pit my dandelion problem against these guys any day....



(Thanks for the link, Jim!)

Happy Birthday Matt Groening!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Groening

http://www.thesimpsons.com/bios/bios_creators_index.htm

http://www.toonopedia.com/lifenhel.htm

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cthulhu in 2008!

http://www.takimag.com/site/article/you_think_a_mormon_candidate_has_troubles/

antique Japanese armor

http://www.bornrich.org/entry/in-photos-antique-japanese-armor-and-related-regalia/

The Czech Limo!

http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_mar2007/SkodaLimousine.htm

Indiana Jones - the trailer!

http://www.rte.ie/arts/2008/0214/indianajonestrailer.html

Invisible Tank?

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008995661

I Fart In Your General Direction!

http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKL1373765120080213

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

LOL Trek

http://granades.com/2007/05/02/loltrek/

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Lolthulhu!

http://lolthulhu.com/

it had to happen...

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Abbott & Costello's routine - The Susquehanna Hat Company

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3rzUi7FytI

Classic. Surreal, and quite modern, really. (There are earlier versions of it that are quite dark...)

Happy Birthday Jack Benny!

http://www.jackbenny.org/

http://imdb.com/name/nm0000912/

http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/B/htmlB/bennyjack/bennyjack.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIa7GYstYOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA_r1Ynl4Ls&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNK1Jt4JLg&feature=related

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Emperor Norton!

http://www.zpub.com/sf/history/nort.html

http://www.knauer.org/mike/discordia/norton.php

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/norton.html

One of my heroes...

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Eddie Cochran performs Twenty Flight Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTpxJC4AAJ0&feature=related

One of my faves. Eddie Cochran is Essential

Blondie's video for Hangin' On The Telephone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTVANp6Psd4

Great song and band.

Elton performs Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JvHkdYNNw

Spring of '74. Hanging out with Rick, Paul and other miscreants. Smoke everywhere. Bad pizza and worse beer at the Electric Circus down on Route 1. Lost weekends - Hell, lost weeks....

the Beatles perform Ticket To Ride (from Help!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxWPG5nOCow

memories...

David Lindley performs Mercury Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAbbgSKUZB4

Great song. His first album should've been a contender. Fantastic and eclectic mix.

ABC video for When Smokey Sings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEN6n5aY048
Great 80's pop wave tune. Smokey rules!

Flamin' Groovies perform Roll Over Beethoven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_PAr445CwM&feature=related

One of the great pop anthems sung by one of the great power pop bands.

I need a new wine glass...

http://www.hammacher.com/publish/70375.asp?promo=homeliving#

the emergency

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=98787&in_page_id=2

Lost - The Musical

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TWwGbF5v-Y

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Half Scale Modeling

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6253734632034016208

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Rob!)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Last Man - the end of WWI

http://www.historywire.com/2008/02/newsweekcom-of.html

And time lopes along. It must be kind of surreal knowing you're the last of your generation/group. And the way history is taught and appreciated (NOT), it must be kind of sad knowing that few will have any idea what you and your companions went through, what your lives were like, etc. More people know who Britney Spears last fucked, than know anything about World War I, or it's consequences.

Beer Bottle Symphony Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUru7nSyKxQ

I've always loved the Classics!

some neat signs...

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/weird-signs-part-9.html

weather war...

http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/02/navy-research-p.html

a rather pedestrian article...

does it convey?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080207/od_nm/house_dead1_dc;_ylt=ApVkLY_.IC0D8PIy4ErdqzrtiBIF

cool & obscure recordings at Waxidermy

http://waxidermy.com/

Some very neat, and very strange stuff here!




(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Leafy Sea Dragons - some neat photos

http://www.divegallery.com/Leafy_Sea_Dragon.htm


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Dracula Premieres!

The film Dracual, premiered on this date in 1931. It's pretty slow by today's standards, but I still love it, and it's influence is incalculable.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UULu6O3TKmg

http://imdb.com/title/tt0021814/

Happy Birthday Ray Manzarek!

http://www.mcclure-manzarek.com/manzarek.html

http://www.raymanzarek.us/

http://www.thedoors.com/

Happy Birthday Abe!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html

http://members.aol.com/RVSNorton/Lincoln2.html

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html

Monday, February 11, 2008

Samurai Jesus

http://www.historywire.com/2008/02/a-quest-for-jes.html

I can hardly wait for the prequel - Moses: Ninja.

the lodger....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=513079&in_page_id=1770

Mmmm, Flesh..Just like Mom used to make...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7235205.stm

RIP Roy Scheider

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/movies/11scheider.html?em&ex=1202878800&en=d67b73161697dc8d&ei=5087%0A

Happy Birthday Bobby "Boris" Pickett!

http://www.themonstermash.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTiqeDlP-Dk

Halloween's Troubadour...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lego Megadeth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5blsr1J2ag&eurl=

the latest hi-tech weaponry

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=128222

Mysterious Blue Chalk of DC

http://www.readexpress.com/read_freeride/2008/02/mysterious_substances_different_reaction.php
Clearly, this is a Double-Secret Conspiracy of the darkest kind. Beware of Chalk Cults...

children of mixed marriages always have problems...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5527935.html

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney Jr.!

http://www.lonchaney.com/

http://imdb.com/name/nm0001033/

Poor Lon, always overshadowed by his amazing Father, battling alcohol, etc. He's still one of the greats in my book. A man pure of heart...

Happy Birthday Bertholt Brecht!

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/brecht.htm

http://german.lss.wisc.edu/brecht/


Flawed genius.

Happy Birthday Jimmy Durante!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Durante

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0002051/

http://www.redhotjazz.com/jdurante.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSCe_6FHYbo&feature=related

An interesting guy. Does anyone dislike Jimmy Durante? He's been likened to a favorite uncle, and I guess that's pretty good; but I just don't think I've ever read (or figured out myself) quite what made him so popular. He's just this guy you enjoyed hanging out with. A little magic.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Equals perform Baby Come Back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IGn0C-fk6Y&feature=related
(That's Eddy Grant on lead vocals, (Electric Avenue...))

? & The Mysterians lipsynch 96 Tears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrTnaPa9BaA

Sooo cool!

B-52's video for Planet Claire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPP3gkh_00

I just love that first album.

Slade perform Get Down & Get With It

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m-loYwaCJI&feature=related

Stupid and fun!

The Theremin on I've Got A Secret

http://classicshowbiz.blogspot.com/2008/02/whats-my-line-with-guest-theremin-1966.html

Very cool!

Bye Bye Polaroid

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803598.html?hpid=topnews

Ah, the old Swinger commercials...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw_d5o6ocEU&feature=related

nice quote from Winston

http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/407.html

Churchill now a myth

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=512982&in_page_id=1770

I despair...

Happy Birthday Frank Frazetta!

http://www.frankfrazetta.com/ff/index.html
Probably the greatest fantasy illustrator of all time, (although Doré comes close...).

And the world changed....

The Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan on this date in '64.... In 24 hours, the barbershop industry died.

Happy Birthday Barbara Lewis!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Lewis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnYJtORCI6k


Another great singer/songwriter, almost forgotten now. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Lewis wrote many of her songs. Her voice is a perfect mix of sadness and anticipation, worldliness and vulnerability. Should've been MUCH more successful...

Happy Birthday Carole King!

http://www.caroleking.com/

http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/gerry-goffin-and-carole-king

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_King

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi3cOw5iJ10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPdzr5omIo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikcM38Vfpno


Genius. Essential. One of my faves.

Friday, February 08, 2008

DEVO's video for Jocko Homo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRguZr0xCOc

Waltzing into collapse....

The Undertones perform Teenage Kicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAtUw6lxcis

I know I've posted this before - but it's just so perfect.

The Rubinoos perform I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sOxBFslxEU&feature=related

One of the greatest power pop bands - ever. Almost unknown, of course....

Frazetta: The Definitive Reference

http://www.vanguardproductions.net/frazetta/index.html

Essential for all fans of fantasy illustration and art.

The Complete Poems of CAS coming soon!

http://www.hippocampuspress.com/smith/the_complete_poetry_and_translations_of_clark_ashton_smith_v1.html

http://www.hippocampuspress.com/smith/the_complete_poetry_and_translations_of_clark_ashton_smith_v2.html

The Complete Horror Stories of REH!

http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345490209

The Return of the Cliffhanger!!!!

http://www.cliffhangerproductions.net/

This is soooo neat!

Grand Central Freeze-Out!

http://current.com/items/88830919_time_stops_at_grand_central

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Dubai...

http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-GAL1.htm

Record Store Day - April 19th!

http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

This is very cool!


(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Pully Lug Day!

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/cookson/We39re-losing-our-traditions.3749688.jp

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

http://www.online-literature.com/verne/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne

Thursday, February 07, 2008

chicken pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0upJWYRl1dY&eurl=

Three Parents

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7227861.stm

That's nothing - in West Virginia we've got guys who are their own fathers...

Lawrence Welk Reincarnates!

http://cbs4.com/local/SeaWorld.Orlando.Bubbles.2.647161.html

Watch Out For Morlochs!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=512733&in_page_id=1770

Cyborg Insects

http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080204-cyborg-insect.html

I just know there's a horror movie in this...

The "Carpetbaggers" of WWII

http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080206/NEWS01/802060301

Brave men, and an interesting chapter in the War.

Happy Year of the Rat!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Clockwork Orange ;)

http://www.wunderkabinett.co.uk/damndata/index.php?/archives/1265-A-real-Clockwork-Orange.html

Gilligan's Island - the "Lost" pilot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aWS7ugvSYs&eurl=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV5y3ubYz9s&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIa_U3oNUU8&feature=related

You can have your Dead Sea Scrolls, your John the Baptist tomb, your Da Vinci manuscripts - THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FIND!

new documentary about the Code Talkers

http://www.gallupindependent.com/2008/February/020408codetalkers.html

The Eagles & The Cellar Door - a little history

http://www.eaglesfans.com/community/meetings/viens.htm
(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

The Door was a pretty interesting place. I certainly would call it intimate. Hell, I'd call it claustrophobic! The tables were about the size of my mousepad. Around these were placed chairs that had been designed by anoerexics with a penchant for sado-masochism. But the shows were great, (if I could only remember most of 'em...). John Cale gave a wonderful performance that I still remember as one of the five or six best I've ever seen, Kinky Friedman was there with all the Texas Jew Boys jammed on the tiny stage; and I saw an early performance by the Urban Verbs that was absolutely riveting. Fun stuff....

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

http://web.bobmarley.com/index.jsp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7pAvbjChQM

Happy Birthday Patrick MacNee!

http://www.patrickmacnee.com/

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001495/

http://theavengers.tv/forever/bio-macnee.htm

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

World Zombie Day!

http://blogs.amctv.com/monsterfest/2008/02/world-zombie-da.php

Tough Neighborhood...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7226730.stm

En Garde!

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2264503,00.html

RIP Raymond Jacobs

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/02/04/obit.jacobs.iwojima/index.html?section=cnn_latest

The "Blog" Of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/

Cute!

Happy Birthday H. R. Giger!

http://www.hrgiger.com/frame.htm

http://www.giger.com/Home.jsp

Happy Birthday John Carradine!

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001017/

http://www.briansdriveintheater.com/johncarradine.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carradine

Monday, February 04, 2008

Happy Mardi Gras!

Spooky Tooth perform That Was Only Yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGxRstWAZBc&feature=related

Classic late 60's British prog rock.

Nancy & Lee sing Summer Wine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQiDs9tKZv4

Great stuff!

great moments in consumer advocacy

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=92933&in_page_id=2

crime prevention

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=92925&in_page_id=2

Holosonic Voices....

http://www.anomalymagazine.com/2008/02/01/guided-by-voices/

My aluminum foil hat is my best friend....

Another of life's little pleasures - gone

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/03/AR2008020302580.html?hpid=topnews

Smoking, drinking, fats, drugs, toad licking and now this - no more inhaling pigs brains! What kind of life is left to us?!?!

Happy Birthday Alice Cooper!

http://www.alicecooper.com/

http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHr6GbWPBVQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqI4xfsdv7Y

Happy Birthday Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadeusz_Ko%C5%9Bciuszko

http://www.polishamericancenter.org/KosciuszkoHistory.htm

Sunday, February 03, 2008

the fastest railgun

http://www.defense-update.com/newscast/0208/news/news_030208_railgun.htm

Fleetwood Mac perform Go Your Own Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GN2kpBoFs4

One of the great break-up songs.

scenes from the Mike The Headless Chicken Festival!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b3LEqvlqqI

Held in beautiful downtown Fruita Colorado! (I gotta make it to the actual Festival some day).

Edwin Starr performs 25 Miles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6nRKvQs2Fg&feature=related

Great song and performer. So cool - Agent Double-O Soul...

The Ventures video for Hawaii Five-O

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgHced1hpBk&feature=related

The credits say it's '64, but that's nonsense. It's almost certainly '69, or a little later.

Bobby Freeman performs C'mon and Swim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJf547wGTa8&feature=related

Cool!

The Third Rail video for Run Run Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rvhcT-5_Rg

Great pop tune. I loved this when it came out. True then, and true today. General Chaos, up one quarter...

Teddy! NOOOOOO!

http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2795

the history of World War II...

http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2789

Bunny Suicides

http://alisher.city.tomsk.net/shared/bunnies/

(This'll take a minute to download...)

Electronic Sculpture

http://steim.org/projectblog/?p=114

The Wicked Winter Renaissance Pirate Ninja Lovecraftian Faire III

http://www.wickedfaire.com/

The Day The Music Died

http://www.buddyhollyonline.com/

http://www.ritchievalens.com/

http://www.officialbigbopper.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHkT2YfqHE4

http://www.missamericanpie.co.uk/lyrics.html

http://www.fiftiesweb.com/crash.htm

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

http://www.normanrockwell.com/
http://www.nrm.org/?gclid=CJLikKKAqJECFQspFQodFzB3dg

http://www.normanrockwellvt.com/

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Blue Oyster Cult perform Don't Fear The Reaper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpy_pYXSpPA
Perfect song to watch Winter's shadows widen as the afternoon rolls on. Of course, it could use more cowbell...

Parliament/Funkadelic peform Dr. Funkenstein

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99pY1wcXTh4

OW!

X performs Los Angeles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBvrK2TfumI&feature=related

One of the great American rock bands.

The Platters video for With This Ring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M54vhpQy0m8

Classic soul.

Ellen Foley video covering Stupid Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdeDjd88TqI&feature=related

Another great and under-appreciated rock vocalist. Classic late 70's rock.

Zombie World News!

http://www.zombieworldnews.com/

Keep informed!

Happy Birthday Graham Nash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-96Lia4IX8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLfTr8V8C5w

http://www.bgarnett.co.uk/GrahamNash/

Happy Birthday Tommy Smothers!

http://www.smothersbrothers.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810691/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kj_ZoQZUps

Happy Groundhog Day!

http://www.groundhog.org/

Friday, February 01, 2008

Eurythmics video for Would I Lie To You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pqoGXuNuu8

Another very cool blue-eyed soul song. Fun video!

The Grassroots video for Let's Live For Today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTD5P4n9i2A&feature=related

A lipsynch, but still a great song.

The Cars perform Just What I Needed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMlakWZ3o50

Great song. I still believe this is based on Nosferatu...

Steel Pulse film performing Ku Klux Klan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULRZ3zLXc8

Probably my fave reggae group, after Marley.

Beatles In Space!

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/02/beatles-song-to.html

Actually, haven't we already beamed the Fabs' tunes into space with a little thing called radio?

To Save Your Soul...

http://in-souls.com/

Thorazine Stops Giant Eyeball Attacks!

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/780530.html

Yesterday's Future!

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/

Cool compendium of ads and articles.

So That's How It Happens...

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/783530.html

The Acid Test...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080129/sc_livescience/strangecreatureimmunetopain

the hidden castle

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=510161&in_page_id=1770&ito=1490

Bruce Cockburn performs Lover's In A Dangerous Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGNDUdtNh8

Lousy film Great song. Great title. And dangerous times need only be the flick of a switch away...

The Unspeakable is becoming Unavailable

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1587154838/ref=nosim/thedanclorenecro

The author states that this is going out of print. I highly recommend this collection of dark fantasy to all fans of the genre. Great writing.

EEEWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b8a_1201224885&c=1

Alfred Hitchcock would be proud...


(Thanks for the link, Roger!)

Behind Glen Echo...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behind_the_Mask:_The_Rise_of_Leslie_Vernon

I just got a copy of the DVD - Behind the Mask, The Rise Of Leslie Vernon, (thanks Roger!). It's great! A "mockumentary" of some film students interviewing and following around a mass murderer in the mold of Jason/Freddy/Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc. And it supposedly takes place right here in our own little Glen Echo, Maryland, (although it clearly wasn't shot there). The film features dozens of in-jokes and cameos and has some creepily funny scenes dealing with a film genre that's ripe for satire.

Happy National Freedom Day!

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/pa/free_1

Happy Birthday Terry Jones!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001402/

http://www.fortunecity.com/bennyhills/jones/724/

http://www.terry-jones.net/

Happy Birthday Bill Mumy!

http://www.billmumy.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0612621/

Happy Birthday Clark Gable!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000022/

http://www.clarkgable.com/

Happy Birthday Clark Gable!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000022/