Wednesday, April 30, 2008

10 Most Wanted nazis

The Real Indiana Jones?

Fluffy the Drug Turtle
Does he work for scale?

neat behavior by Orang-utans

Israeli military robots

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Tommy James!

One of my fave TOP40/Bubblegum performers.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Carolyn Jones!


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fire & Sound - Fun Stuff!

I've just gotta get one of these hooked up to my stereo and then play some Arthur Brown!!!

Sinead O'Connor & Shane MacGowan perform Haunted

Two legends perform one of the most beautiful songs to come out of the 80's. Forlorn times and lost thoughts. I need a drink...

Blondie performs X Offender

So cool. I remember first hearing 'em on GTB back around this album's release. What a great station.

The Moody Blues perform Tuesday Afternoon

One of my fave bands. Those seven "middle period" albums are all classics. I remember one summer (72?, 75?) going with my cousins up to Telluride to attend a hang gliding festival. Just lying in a field, surrounded by the most beautiful mountain scenery I've ever seen, colorful gliders lazily drifting overhead, and the Moodys playing on my little Sony cassette player. A perfect day.

Johnny Burnette covers Hound Dog

Great, great rockabilly.

The Radiators From Space perform Television Screen

One of the greatest bands you've never heard of. A great pub rock/proto punk band from around '76. I think they recorded on the late great Chelsea label, (along with the Count Bishops, another band that should've made it...).

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers perform Chinese Rock
Fantastic 70's punk. Another essential.

The Stones perform Honky Tonk Woman

Classic. Essential.

The Bar-Kays perform Son of Shaft (from WattStax)

Should've been bigger. Cool band.

Paul Revere & The Raiders perform Kicks
A staple on Where The Action Is, I think this was their biggest hit. One of the first Top 40 anti-drug songs.

Happy Birthday Frank Belknap Long!

One of my fave dark fantasy writers. Huntmaster of the Hounds of Tindalos...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fanny performs Special Care

Great all-female band from the early 70's; almost forgotten now. They were cool.

the determined dog

a chapter from my youth

France's Air Force

Not good, guys...

Clockpunk Sci Fi Blog

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

I know Stevie's range is kind of limited, but I've always liked her; and Rhiannon is one of those songs where over exposure has probably hurt it, but it really is a great tune, and using Welsh mythological imagery in a pop song is pretty neat too.

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Genius. Essential. One of my faves.

Happy National Pretzel Day!

Friday, April 25, 2008

geomagnetic suicides


How Many Cannibals Can You Feed?

Happy Birthday Meadowlark Lemon!!!

The only guy to ever get me interested in watching basketball. Genius.

Welcome to Sherwood!
Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of my all-time favorite movies - The Adventures Of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. I've been watching this masterpiece since I was a kid - at least 40 times, and love it more and more. A swashbuckling classic! And it features one of THE best entrances in all of filmdom: Brilliant!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Phantom Dan Honored

I know, I suppose it's silly to think of a celebrity in a personal manner. But that's how we always viewed Bruce and the E Streeters, just the way you would with any other friend you'd hung out with back in the day. You'll be missed Danny. "Sandy" will never sound quite the same.

company logos...

this person has got to live in NoVa...

the fish/bird tank

fly in an ME262

This would be quite an experience...

the cutting edge of finance

new prosthetic hand

Wow! Cool!

I guess cigarettes are good for you!

Don't Talk During The Show!

Great stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Lone Ranger To The Rescue!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

the future...

"Forever" Drones

laptop privacy

Hershey's Army

My Life...

fun street performance trick

Suitable For Drunk Driving!

The Russian Army Faces Its Gravest Challenge!!!

Imagine! The horror of a beast that can nearly travel 2mph! Only that rarest and mightiest of weapons can stop it - a hand grenade! IT'S THE END!!!!

The Blessing...

Myth-O's! The Cthulhu Cereal!

Folger's Commercial: Make Me Some Coffee, You Stupid Bitch!


Haunter Net

move over, Barbie & Ken...

Happy Birthday Roy Orbison!


Happy Birthday Ed Walker!

A legend of DC radio - one of the Joy Boys!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Addmas Family Online!

the smallest transistor


birth control...

fascinating brain disease

Alert Sally Fields!

Neat New/Weird Computer Possibilities!

I definitely want a Slime Mold computer!


Stealth Technology Car...

Happy Birthday Peter Frampton!

I know, he's a great and under-appreciated rock guitarist, and was an important member of one of the great British bands - Humble Pie. But we'll always remember Peter for his live album - an inescapable soundtrack to the Summer of '76. In the long run, it probably hurt his career, and I'm sure he's had his regrets regarding it, but it was a fun album, (and actually represented a nice recap of a multi-album solo career that had been lackluster in the States); and how many artists can lay claim to so dominating a particular time period?

Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Snoopy Wins!

The Red Baron was shot down on this date in 1918.

Happy Birthday Iggy Pop!

One of the Immortals. Essential.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday George Takei!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o! Get along little doggies!

As many of you know, my maternal grandparents were small-time dirt farmers and ranchers out in Western Colorado. Their brand was the Lazy W Quarter Circle, (reproduced below with a big thanks to my friend John for the jpeg!). The brand is still active in that state. It's registered under the names of three of my first cousins once removed, (a fact I am mighty jealous of). But it turns out that the Old Dominion also allows registered brands, and I (and my brother) have done so - Registry #125). The Lazy W Quarter Circle rides again! I even had a couple of smaller brands constructed by these nice folks:

I confess that it's amusing, sitting here along the Beltway, filling out a questionaire about exactly what part of the cows I plan on burning the brand on, etc. Meanwhile, there are plenty of stray cats and children in the neighborhood; round-up time is going to be amusing..

Dog Armory

Goth Bowling!

Happy Birthday Phlorescent Leech!

Happy Record Store Day!

Record stores and radio - those were the coolest things. Radio is shot to hell, (at least in terms of broadcast radio), and record stores are going fast, (at least the good ones). I consider myself so fortunate to have worked at one which, at least for a time, was one of the best. (So did quite a few of you (maybe) reading this - Here's to Pete, Carol, Chris, Doug, Paul, Stella, Debbie, Jane, Sarah, Andrew, Richard, Charlotte, Erik, Mathew, Karl, & Geoff - we had some fun, didn't we?)

Happy Patriot's Day!

Generally celebrated on the third Monday in April, this is the official day. There are quite a few events in the Revolution that I find quite moving, this is one of them.

Friday, April 18, 2008


nice little article on the Gurkhas during WWII

RIP Phantom Dan

I am seriously bummed. Danny was there from the beginning.

Listen My Children...

Today is the anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rat Fink Album Covers by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!
Roth was sooo cool!

Cool variation on sky writing

Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

People think they're so god-dmaned hip these days. NO ONE is cooler than Senor Wences! The man was a surrealist genius. A guy just talking to a box that says "S'alright". Brilliant. Essential.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chesapeake crab news

Sad news. I see no end to this. Too much of everything - people, chemicals, etc., around the Chesapeake. You'll be able to tell your gandchildren about the fun we had at a crab feast, and they'll wonder what the hell you're talking about.

Godzilla Worship

Rejected Tire Commercials

Unbelievably Cool Retro-Future T-Shirts!

Interview with one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

I'm in awe of those people.

Happy Birthday Gerry Rafferty!

Most folks think of Gerry as a one, or maybe two, hit wonder, which is too bad. While not a prolific recording artist, he's put out some very good albums and tunes over the years. And Baker Street is wonderful - Summer of '78, thinkin' you own the world, tearing down Indian Head Highway...

Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield!

One of the great blue-eyed pop/soul singers. Really moving.

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

one of my all-time fave TV ads!

I love this sucker! We used to make fun of it at the record store - talking about how many great porno themes were actually from the Old Masters, etc. The English accent is perfect, (everyone knows we Colonials are incapable of appreciating anything beyond some inbred grit banging away on a banjo). So cool - get the 8-Tracks!

Where Are My Robot Slaves?

more wuss America

I am soooo glad I grew up at a time when a kid was allowed to be a kid... I don't know why all these worthless prisses just don't make a law permanently encasing children in three layers of bubble wrap and smothered in antibiotics. No tag! No dodge ball! Man, I was the KING of dodge ball. Oh, I couldn't throw worth a damn, (no accuracy and all the power of an enraged hamster), but I have a highly developed sense of self preservation and could dodge like there was no tomorrow. Dunder-headed jocks would collapse from exhaustion trying to hit me. And I'm still dodging them today...

Beach Art!

Neat stuff! Reminds me a little bit of crop circles.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

Another fave. One of the great Rockers.

Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci!

Happy Birthday Hans Conreid!

One of my fave character actors/narrators.

Monday, April 14, 2008

wuss America
I'm fascinated how Zero Intelligence is now renamed Zero Tolerance.

parental woes
I've always felt that potential parents need to openly and honestly discuss the religious upbringing their children will receive BEFORE conception, and reach a consensus early on that everyone finds acceptable. Sometimes, compromise is essential. In this case, perhaps the child could join the Bloods. Another possibility is that he could deal crack for each group on alternating weeks. We are all adults here and should act accordingly.

Vidal Sassoon - Anti-Fascist!
I'm familiar with the 43 Group, but had no idea Sassoon was a member!

Happy Birthday Tony Burrows!

One of the great voices in pop music. King of the One-Hit-Wonders!

Happy John Hanson Day!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

HWY - An American Pastoral now available online!

A very rare art film starring Jim Morrison

Ginger VS. Mary Ann - A Scholarly Examination

Rock On!

Worst Movie Scenes

Neat Vehicles!

interesting little footnote to Himmler's crackpot research

Just finished reading Himmler's Crusade which talks of the nazi expeditions to Tibet. Mildly interesting. One interesting thing that comes across during any study of the Ahnenerbe is the dichotomy in Himmler - bloodless, detail-oriented master bureaucrat of death on the one side, and woolly headed romantic crackpot on the other.

Only 200 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

Happy Birthday Al Green!


Happy Birthday Harold Stassen!

The only Presidential candidate I've ever met.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

and yet another recall of a deadly Chinese product....

I'm left devastated....

the feathered threat to our military

Saturday Morning Cartoons - 1966
I had pretty much gotten away from cartoons at this point, don't even remember some of these. But the cool thing is the YouTube presentment of Super 6 features their theme song, performed by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. When I met Gary, many years later, and many years ago, he was amazed when I brought that up.

Spring Cleaning


Neat stuff on The Ghost & Mr. Chicken

I find that a little Don Knotts goes a long way, but have always enjoyed this movie. The Vic Mizzy soundtrack is great - one of the best. This site has a wonderful rendition of the Haunted Organ piece on it.

very nice article on the film, "The Mystery of the Wax Museum"

Friday, April 11, 2008

Rock Around The Clock Anniversary!

Bill Haley & His Comets recorded this Classic on this date in '53.

more fake British invasion rip offs

The Redcoats are a VERY good Herman's Hermits fake!

failure of Army's killbots....

Guess they should have tested 'em first....

interesting article on subs VS carriers

the turtle catcher....

Everybody needs a hobby...

Tee Hee!

elephant in a bubble

when parrots go bad...


Thanksgiving's Revenge

Happy Alferd Packer Day!

Happy 8-Track Tape Day!

Happy Birthday Richard Berry - Happy Louie Louie Day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Instant Sumo!

Pipecleaner Monsters!


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

another interesting heart transplant story

the cutting edge of delayed luggage

Does any airline really work well anymore? I don't travel that much by air, some of my decision is based on previous experiences and hassles. At times, my flights have seemed like the slave galley scenes from Ben Hur....

nice article on the moral problems of presenting Germany's WWII missile technology

And for my view:

Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!

Genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday Carl Perkins!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hirohito Saved

Should've hanged him in '45...

nice little article on Ian Fleming during the War

The Ramones perform I Just Wanna Have Something To Do

Great song by one of my fave bands from one of my fave movies, Rock'N'Roll High School.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The A's perform CIA

A great power pop band out of Philly. Wonderful song, perfect for DC...

The Flying Lizards perform Money

I love it! Fun stuff!

Easterhouse perform 1969
Great 80's British New Wave.

The Guess Who perform Star Baby

Cold, cold nights in the Winter of '74 playing pinball down at the Electric Circus in the bowels of Hybla Valley. Horrible pizza. Fun song.

Advertising a la Rube Goldberg

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

the divorce settlement

The Suicide Heart

Interesting set of coincidences...

(Thanks for the link, Linda!)

Happy Birthday Ravi Shankar!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Kingsmen sing the real National Anthem

bug killer...

Intro to Secret Agent

A very cool intro and theme song, (performed by the great Johnny Rivers). The TV show was and is one of my faves, and starred my boy Patrick McGoohan. Despite his denials, it WAS the precursor to my all-time favorite TV shos - The Prisoner.

my next bumper sticker

More Cthulhu Cakes!

So cute!

my ancestor

Happy Tartan Day!

Happy Birthday Phil Austin!

Genius. Essential.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The "Grid" - a new internet?

Brian sings California Girls
One of the best and most famous intros in the history of music. I believe that's the Wondermints backing him. Should be the state anthem for California.

Jerry Jeff performs LA Freeway

One of the great "Escape" songs. Essential.

Labelle perform Lady Marmalade


The Stranglers perform Get A Grip On Yourself

Sinister carnival music. Winter of 77/78. Dank and dark skies and times. And the Stranglers...

Count Gore interviews P.J. Soles!

So cool!!! Riff Randle!!!!

the cutting edge of mistaken identity

The Barbarians perform Hey Little Bird

One of the great garage bands, featuring Moulty, the hook-handed drummer!

the playpen....

Martha & The Vandellas perform Nowhere To Run

One of the great, great Soul songs.

Ace performs How Long

Early pub rock, and one of the few tunes to break into the American market, back in '75...

Spooky Tooth performs That Was Only Yesterday

A minor classic.

The Raspberries perform Go All The Way

Power pop gods.

The Go!Ream perform Keys to The City

Very cool!

The Dick Cavett Show with George Harrison & Ravi Shankar!

Wuss America

a nice partial recounting of Swiss "neutrality" in WWII

The Swiss have always had an easy run of it. I always believe we should have invaded in the Summer of '45 and cleaned out that nest of parasites, (for all the talk of an armed citizenry and vast "mountain fortresses", Switzerland's military situation was and is laughable). What the author does not recount is the still semi-secret history of Swiss POW camps where Allied prisoners were tortured. Nor is there any recounting of the many Swiss allowed to volunteer in the nazi military machine. One of the continuing and most nauseating myths of the War is about the so-called "neurtral" countries. Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal - they were all pro-nazi, they all actively helped Germany and they all lie like rugs about it.

Happy Birthday Nigel Hawthorne!

The Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister series is one of my all-time fave TV shows. Brilliant.

Happy Birthday Robert Bloch!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday to the King of The B's - Roger Corman!

Friday, April 04, 2008

car stereo

the seriously friendly skies...

(Thanks to Infidel 753 for the link!)

capering carp's carping causes calamity!

great moments in wrongful death suits...

Batman Bin Suparman

Happy Birthday Muddy Waters!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

the psychological paradox

the ressurectionist...

social losers waste government's time

Sorry, I'm much more concerned about what real people do in real life. As for the mimicking of terrorism - yawn. I've played wargames for years and mimicked Ghengis Khan, Adolf Hitler, and Attilla the Hun. BFD. Real guys with real weapons are what worry me, not some dweeb pretending he's Osama Jr. in a silly computer game/business that's pretending to be important. Go ahead and mess with me in your little electron fantasy, come over to my house and I'll blow your fucking head off. Let's see who laughs last....

computer news

Hand Solo!

(Thanks for the link, Rick!)

Happy Birthday Washington Irving!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

collection of MAD Magazine Fold-Ins

Very cool! I didn't think the NYT had it in it!

LEGO's & Rubik's Cubes

neat road sign

great site for WWII era British posters and other neat stuff

Very cool info and offerings here, including a broadcast by Lord Haw Haw.

snake vodka

Save The Anasazi Santa!


“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” - Michael Bakunin

Bolivians need to be more aware - you gotta drive a stake through his heart...

(Thanks for the link, Pete!)

Happy Birthday Leon Russell, Master of Time & Space!

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

the acoustic bazooka

never again suffer the embarrassment of naked squirrels

the toast mattress

Happy St. Stupid's Day!

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney Sr.!,_Sr.

Genius. Essential.

the first PHYSICAL computer attack?

Amazing, (and dangerous). I'm also curious about the (possible) politics behind it, why would an anti-scientology group target epileptics?

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy April Fools Day!