Sunday, May 31, 2009

nice video for the Jefferson Airplane performing We Can Be Together

Part of my DNA. One of the greatest songs from the late 60's.

The Beatles perform Two Of Us

Probably my favorite Beatles song, (and that's saying a lot). "You and I have memories, longer than the road that stretches out ahead" is, I feel, one one of the most simple yet profound statements about a long-term relationship that's ever been sung. You acquire a comfort zone with someone, and that can be important, (it is to me).

The Cowsills perform Hair

Ah, AM radio memories of May of '69...

fanvid of Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' by Crazy Elephant

Stupid, but fun.

The Moody Blues perform The Story In Your Eyes

A pretty intersting song. It was the summer of '71 and the 12 year recession was just beginning. the optimism (and hubris) of the 60's was breaking on the rocks. There were clouds and doubts gathering, and the Moodys expressed it.

Tru Fax & The Insaniacs perform Pictures Of You

DC's music scene has always been stunted and hidden, but it's there. And in the late 70's, it was magical. We had Razz, the Slickee Boys, the Urban Verbs, and a dozen other talented contenders. The Verbs and Tru Fax were my faves. My only regret is that the latter never made it onto CD. They deserve better. Those guys were great.

The Proclaimers video for 500 Miles

Neat anthemic rock form the 80's.

Marshall Crenshaw performs Mary Anne

One of the best artists of the past 25 years. Power Pop God.

Coronet Blue intro

The American version of The Prisoner. Too cool to survive, and with a neat soundtrack by Johnny Rivers, (thus reinforcing the Patrick McGoohan/Secret Agent connection).

Jimi performs Wild Thing at Monterey

So cool...

Ronnie Spector performs Walking In The Rain

One of the great songs sung by one of the great singers. Ronnie....

The Doors perform The WASP & Love Me Two Times

Another nice Spring evening here at the Manor. Long shadows reminding me of past Summers. It was around this time in '71 that the Doors' LA Woman was released. The WASP was one of my favorite tunes on that album. I'm convinced that it's a rather poetic description of DC and Morrison's life here.

RIP John Brown, Jr.

Happy Anniversary to "A Big Hand For The Little Lady"!

Premiered on this date in 1966. One of my faves. The only film that I'm aware of that portrays True Gamesmen in an accurate manner. Now shut up - let's play cards...

Happy Birthday to the Man With No Name!

Happy Birthday John Bonham!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

It Suits Him

a battery that runs on air?

bacon vodka

A rose by any other name....

The MP3 Experiment

"smart" wind turbines

Pretty neat!

The music of Karl Straub & The Graverobbers Online!!!

Karl's an old friend and one of the best songwriters going. His former band, the Graverobbers were a local legend, and performed some of the best concerts I've ever seen, (you've not lived until you're seen the Velvet Underground's "Heroin" performed on accordion...). This site presents some of Karl's best, including personal faves "Cadillacs On My Eyes" and "Drinking From A Swimming Pool". Very cool. Essential.

Happy Birthday Mel Blanc!

Perhaps the most famous voice in the history of the world.

Friday, May 29, 2009



Anthony Bourdain visits Alexandria!

Too bad it didn't air. Eamonn's is first rate, quite excellent, but WAYYYY too small. Fifteen people would fill it up, (and that takes place about 2 minutes after it opens). And there's nowhere nearby (like a park) to sit and enjoy this great food.

Redneck Bank

Ummm, okay.........

The DIY electric chair

the helping hand

The Renaissance of Radio

This is what I've been waiting for.

Happy Birthday Melissa Etheridge!

Awesome talent.

Happy Birthday Patrick Henry!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obama hates Roman Catholic Priestesses!

Actually, so do I. Clearly a nutcase. The idea that Georgia has a newspaper is clearly deranged...

Mission Missed Martians?

at last, I can convert my record collection...

Actually, this sounds quite revolutionary for computer storage, if true....

near article on rooks' mental abilities

the cutting edge of justifiable homicide

(Thanks for the link, Linda!)

a documentary about Count Gore DeVol!!!

Happy Birthday Dr. Guillotin!

Happy Birthday John Fogerty!

One of the greats.

Happy Birthday Gladys Knight!

The Slugs Return From Capistrano!

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Elgins perform Heaven Must Have Sent You


Lou Reed performs Walk On The Wild Side

Another tune from '73. Amazing that this got AM airplay.

fanvid for the Isley Brothers' Who's That Lady

Great song. Hard to believe it was 36 years ago that it was released....

THE absolute cutting edge of banking.....

I'm sure P.T. Barnum would approve....

Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis!

Happy Birthday Vincent Price!

Another essential person to pop culture; and one of my faves.

Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

So cool, so essential.

Happy Birthday Dashiell Hammett!

One of my fave writers. Genius. Essential.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

new USB flash drive

nice article about the many beers that are available

Atoms for Whiskey!

You'd need to irradiate rye to make it drinkable....

The Pizza Threat To DC

Perhaps if DC arrested criminals, rather than electing them, or making them government employees, cops and firemen, crime might decrease.

iPhone Music

Going Bridal

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

always liked Stevie...

Happy Birthday John Wayne!

Yes, he could be an arrogant and hypocritical jerk, but Wayne definitely touched something in this country. Like a Norman Rockwell illustration, "Duke" might not have been representative of America, but he a lot of people felt he was. (And when given a chance to really act, he could do so - he's marvelous in The Searchers).

Monday, May 25, 2009

Frank Zappa on Dance Fever....

This is your mind on drugs...

a nice article on the Kryptos code - a little piece of local lore

And for those interested:

Next time I rob a bank - THIS will be my mask of choice!

The Cthulhu Chess Set

If there were Justice in the Universe (instead of it being an uncaring chaotic nightmare of Yog Sothoth), I would own this set....

Summer's tunes

I guess it's time. Here are a few songs that directly or indirectly remind me of Summer. Enjoy.

The Urban Dictionary

Do not pass Vulcan, Do not collect $200

The Potomac Celtic Festival next month

don't forget the Virginia Renfest

Tee hee!

Star Wars: 1983 VS 2005

no honking

Conan audiobooks

a new collection of Conan stories

Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

So cool.....

Happy Birthday Hal David!

Memorial Day

I pondered how to title this post. Wishing someone a "Happy" Memorial Day seems to verge on the obscene. I wish you peace, and a calm day.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Richard O'Brien!

a new (to me) goldmine of a site for fans of the Monkees

The Worst Drivers;_ylc=X3oDMTE5ZmdmcGVkBF9TAzI3MTYxNDkEc2VjA2ZwLXRvZGF5BHNsawN3b3JzdC1kcml2ZXJz

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

The end of Moore's law?

(thanks for the link, Mathew!)

I Am At One With The Universe

Just got back for a nice weekend in C'ville and fulfilled the hope of a lifetime* - I finally got to visit the legendary and ultra-mystical site - Foamhenge! So many times in the past I've been thwarted by bad weather or poor scheduling. But at long last, Linda and I were able to walk reverentially beneath it's majestic columns.

Our good friend Carol was very instrumental in helping us locate this sacred site. At first, I was afraid we would have to go the route of hiring native bearers and guides. That area of RoVa is a particularly primitive and savage land. We had already laid in stocks of steel fish hooks and hatchets to trade, (although most of the natives prefer to be paid in Confederate money).

The journey from Charlottesville took about 90 minutes. Linda drove, as I was too nervous from spiritual anticipation and enthusiasm. every mile travelled seemed to increase my sense of wonder and awe. Despite the perfect weather, I was sweating profusely, my mouth was dry, and my hands constantly shook, (we'd run out of Chardonnay about 10 hours earlier).

And finally, we arrived! At the top of a large hill overlooking the highway stood the very center of our Universe. We scurried up the incline and I basked in a sense of timeless wisdom and ancient knowledge. Styrofoam does that to me.

We wandered around the site for a half hour or so, although it seemed much longer. I reverently caressed the rough pillowy texture, delighting in the squeaking noise it made. It's almost as if they talk to you! Rumor has it that if you put your ear up against one of the columns you can hear the waves of the chemical vat from whence it came. Truly, a Holy place!

But, as I alternately swooned in rapture and meditated profoundly at the scene, I was also filled with questions. How did this magnificent structure come to be? Who built it? The natives of the area are incapable of such construction, having not evolved beyond the simple engineering of mobile homes and corrugated sheds. Some of the structures at Foamhenge weighed tens of pounds - from whence came the knowledge to lift such behemoths? I do not know the answer to this question, but suspect our ancient astronaut space brothers of having at least helped in the erection of this structure. As I gazed upward, I noticed that the "stones" corresponded to the contrails left by planes flying into and out of the Roanoke airport. Clearly, the structure had been built by beings possessing the ability of flight delays and lost luggage. They were centuries ahead of us, and it is only now that we're catching up.

But I suppose all good things must come to an end. I was very reluctant to leave. Everything here seemed so pure and good. The light just a little brighter, sounds just a little clearer, etc. But Linda and Carol were able to persuade me (finally!) by offering yet one more sakti-like journey. I am, of course, speaking of lunch at Crozet Pizza (the best pizza in the state). I went, but am a changed man. There'll always be a little styrofoam in my spirit...

And I want to add, that this is not the end. No, it is but a beginning in my long journey towards wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual perfection. I am already planning out next trip....

*Or at least the hope of the last week or two.

the cutting edge of educational mentoring

(Thanks for the story, Pete!

Happy National Escargot Day!

One of my fave foods. Back in my salad days, one would go to Maison de Crepes on a Sunday morning after spending all of Saturday night crawling around Gtown. An escargot crepes with ice tea and a old fashioned glass of triple sec would perk me right up.
Linda makes the best escargot....

Happy Birthday Patti LaBelle!

Wonderful singer.

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman!

What can I say that hasn't been said a million times before?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary to The Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in '34. Starring the great William Powell & Myrna Loy. The ideal married couple. This, (and the other five Thin Man movies) are essential. The book is first rate too...

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks Sr.!

THE original swashbuckler! Absolutely essential!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Bernie Taupin!

Great lyricist.

Happy Birthday Arthur Conan Doyle!

Genius. Essential.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Ron Isley!

One of the greats.

Two great Anniversaries today...

Bogey & Bacall; and me and Linda....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cool! The Walking Gel.

I guarantee you that there's a horror movie in all of this.

Creating a brand new Universe!

Hopefully this one won't have Britney Spears...

the phone call to Goebbels
A strange little footnote to the War.

nice article about "The Hum"

There are some Fortean aspects to this phenomena.

Handyman Soup

Optical SETI

Is that a banana in your pocket or are you trying to rob me?

computer/telepathy for the military?

a modern resurrectionist

It's nice to see old crafts being revived and preserved.

Can Spock Save Vulcan?

the baby monitor threat to Wi-Fi

the cutting edge of babysitting

my path is clear...

Since I've never done it before, I am going to write authoritative books on skydiving, Thai boxing, and learning to speak Urdu. My competence to do so will be based on my couseling people who do know how to do these things, and from running a web site, (for almost a year!), where I offer my advice on these topics.

penguin weirdness

the cutting edge of office refrigerators

a serious burrito lover

the willpower nodule

I continue to believe in the cartoon explanation - with a little angel sitting on your right shoulder telling you the right thing to do, and a little devil on your left shoulder telling you the rotten thing to do. (The hearing in my left ear is much better than in my right...)

zombie fire ants!


the cutting edge of landlord/tenant relations

the mind-controlled home of the future?

neat article on ants

this film sounds kinda cool

the cutting edge of denture financing

promo film for Jackie DeShannon singing L.A.

The Family Cthulhu Circus

I know there's a pun in this story somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can think of it,-gets-stuck-in-Mets-toilet

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

the cutting edge of jump rope

(Thanks for the link, Pete!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Orpheus performs Can't Find The Time

The Animals perform We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

My second fave Animals tune, (It's My Life is sacred). What a great band.

The Castaways perform Liar Liar

Great song. Sort of a combo frat rock/garage band sound. And Go-Go Girls! Any video with Go-Go Girls is worth an extra two points to me. But I have to deduct one point because everyone knows that the proper locale for them is in a cage. Tradition must be maintained!

The Bonzos perform Death Cab For Cutie (from magical Mystery Tour)

Wonderful fun! The Bonzos Rule!

Danny & The Juniors perform Rock'N'Roll Is Here To Stay

Great band and song.

Renee - Found!

Three of the greatest pop songs to unrequited love were inspired by this young lady. A minor legend.

Happy Birthday Joey!

Essential. Genius.

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!

Essential. Genius.

Happy Birthday Dusty Hill!

An American Original.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Visit Your Relatives Day!

Happy Birthday Mark Mothersbaugh!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Born To Love That Boy performed by For Real from the film , Grace of My Heart

One of my fave films, based (loosely) on the life of Carole King. This is a spot-on perfect rendition of a Brill Building girl group sound, circa 1963-64.

Steely Dan performs Reelin' In The Years

Yes. It was a hit around this time in '73. Much trepidation. Stress. We were graduating, wondering what the future would bring to a group who had little faith in anything more than an hour ahead of time. And now we're reelin' in those years....

Loudon Wainwright performs Dead Skunk

I know Loudon hates this song, but I've always thought it was cute.

The Beatles perform If I Fell

Ah, youthful innocence...

What We Did On Our Summer, (er, Spring) Vacation

Overall, it was a very nice trip, full of “firsts”, including the first time either Linda or I had ever visited Washington or Oregon. Many thanks to all of you who offered suggestions, and a special thanks to our friends Erik and Elina for all the ideas, including the insistence that we dine at the Herb Garden Restaurant, (more on that later). The flight out went as well as could be expected. I continue to believe that the airlines have based their business model on the film The Incredible Shrinking Man. It is all I can do to contort my body to sit for 5+ hours in the thimble of a seat that is now provided. Now, I cannot afford the outrageous prices charged for first class, but I don’t understand why there isn’t some sort of $200 – 300 option for a realistic seating arrangement. Rowers on medieval slave galleons had better accommodations.
One little oddity also occurred just previous to the flight – Dulles was deserted. Now, it was an early morning flight, but so are most of the ones we go on. We’ve never seen the place so empty of people. We were immediately whisked by unoccupied employees to the United Airlines check-in counter – no line at all. There were only a few folks ahead of us at the security checkpoint, etc. It wasn’t until about 8:00AM that things seemed to pick up. Usually by 6:00AM we’re in the midst of a mob. Don’t know if this is the result of a poor economy, or just some fluke, but it was kind of strange.
At any rate, Seattle was our first destination. As soon as we got our rent-a-car, it was off to the legendary Archie McPhee's! It was a real treat to finally see the place, after having dealt with these fine purveyors of kitsch for the past 20 years, or so. They’re in the process of moving to a new location, so I think stocks looked a little thin, but it was still a pleasure. I picked up a tin of Last Supper after-dinner mints as a souvenir. My spirituality remains a Rock.
We stayed at the Westin Hotel, and had a great view of the city, looking right across at the famous Space Needle. The next day was one of several highlights – we spend it down at the wharf area, and the famous Pike’s Place Market. In a word – fantastic. We spent all day down there, and it was worth it, exploring the maze-like blocks of eateries and shops, (unfortunately, the famous fish tossing was not to be seen that day, at least when we were around). My one disappointment was that there was no geoduck to be found! We must have checked at a score of restaurants, all without success. We were told that this local favorite had been virtually priced out of the market by sales to East Asia, where it’s placed on a long list of those foods for “male enhancement” and virility. ((There are what, about 2 billion East Asians – why do they need MORE virility? These guys need to take an ego check and a cold shower…)) I really wanted to try this food. Regardless, I can’t recommend the Market too highly, it’s essential.
The next day was another highlight, we had dinner at the world famous Herb Farm Restaurant, while staying next door at their sister establishment, Willow’s Lodge. The Lodge is excellent, one of the most comfortable places we’ve ever stayed. As for the meal at the Herb Farm – it was a one of a kind experience, some of the best and fanciest food we’ve ever eaten, and the best and most attentive service and surroundings. Every few weeks, the restaurant and chef base their dinner on a different theme, (there is no menu to choose from). When we went, the theme was “Spring Forager” and ONLY featured local and regional food, much of it from their own farm or contracted locals. Portions are small – because it’s NINE courses! Ingredients included fiddlehead fern, wagyu (Kobe) beef, chevre, Dungeness crab, rabbit, morels, squab, and sturgeon caviar. Each course came with its own specially matched wine. We were in heaven. The chef and/or another member of the staff stopped by each table to explain each course and answer any questions. The whole thing took about 4 ½ hours. Another essential. I’d go back to Washington just for this.
Seattle is a town I’d definitely return to and would love to explore further. I only had one difficulty, and this may say more about me than the town. The driving is soooo slow there! Every single block has a traffic light, and none of them are synchronized. It is virtually impossible to get up a head of steam around there! Some of you are probably thinking that this situation is set up to slow down fast drivers – but the good citizen here DON’T drive fast. They can get downright pokey. I’m used to DC driving, and there everything is so genteel. Oh once in a great while someone on the Interstate might cut me off or roar up onto my bumper. It was then I’d realize I was dealing with another East Coast visitor to the city, and cheerily salute them with my middle finger and the traditional greeting of “Get out of my way and learn how to drive, you worthless fucktard!” It’s the little things that remind one of Home…
The following day we travelled down the coast, visiting the World Kite Museum and the Cranberry Museum (!). We stopped for the night in the Oregon town of Astoria, along the entrance to the Columbia River. We stayed at a newly renovated hotel called the Cannery Pier. What a wonderful deal! As the name suggests, it’s a converted cannery, located about a hundred yards out on an old pier over the river. The main channel lies just a few hundred feet from you, and you can sit at your room’s window or on the deck and watch the freighter and other shipping roll by. Really pretty - another essential. The town is nice too, we didn’t have as much time to explore it as we’d of liked.
Then it was on to Portland. We finally got to meet and have dinner with my ol’ pen pal, Infidel753; and had a wonderful evening discussing life, the universe, and everything. We visited the famous and wonderful Powell’s Books, twice; as well as the Portland Japanese Garden (really beautiful), the International Rose Test Garden (too early to catch it in full bloom), Chinatown, and the Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame – which was pretty neat. It’s not large, but is well worth visiting for even the casual fan. It included a full-sized replica of Robby the Robot as well as the original robot from Lost In Space and a replica of the female demon-bot from Metropolis, (all three are faves of mine). There are all sorts of props from Star Trek and other sci-fi films and series, loads of photos, fanzines, books, posters, and bric-a-brac. Pretty fun stuff!
I really liked Portland, and it was another instance where we felt we needed to return and spend more time exploring all that it had to offer. My one caveat here is that it’s a good-sized metropolitan area – about half the size of DC; and yet I believe the downtown only contains about seven parking spots. Definitely a place for walking and/or public transport.
After two nights in Portland, we went down to Albany to visit my cousin Marcie, (whom I’d not seen in about 15 years). We had a fun time catching up, and she took us to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where we saw the (in)famous Spruce Goose and a wonderful variety of both combat and civilian aircraft. I honestly think this place is comparable in many ways to NASM. I felt one was allowed better and more access to many of the planes than we get from the Smithsonian. Another essential. We also visited one of the local parks – beautiful scenery – picture perfect. And then it was time to go home. The flight back was again cramped, but at least it was without delay or incident.
I'd conclude by saying we're really happy we went and would enjoy returning. I'd also note that virtually everyone we met was really nice - even airport security! None of the usual casual rudeness I'm used to at home.

Happy Pack Rat Day!

Happy Birthday Trent Reznor!


Happy Birthday Country Dick!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Maureen O'Sullivan!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

great moments in the history of William & Mary (and Michael Jackson)

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

fun with vodka

One would never do this with bourbon, for that is sacrement...

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

For True Gamesmen - Settlers of Catan Cake!

(Thanks for the link, Cristy!)

nice article about Fawlty Towers

(Thanks for the link, Phil!)

The ultimate version of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

This is perfect...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)


Just got back two hours ago from our vacation. It was a fun trip, and I'll write it up over the next day or two. There's much catching up to do...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

On Vacation! See ya in ten days...

My next career...

Anit-theft lunch bags...

The Seashell House

Mean Bunny


I believe I see a horror movie on the way....

Ewww! No wonder Bush hated broccoli!


the search for the monopole

I believe that my attitude is the missing monopole - being entirely negative, with no positive side.


Neat effect. Psychedelic!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

a cure for Alzheimers?

If true, this'd be great.

Security - NOT

For True Gameswomen!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Gabby Hayes!

King of the Sidekicks.

Happy Birthday Darren McGavin!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Post Box for Fairies

fanvid of Roberta Flack's Feel Like Making Love

DC's finest...

Isaac Hayes performs Shaft (from WattStax)

So cool. Black Moses.

Every Mother's Son performs Come On Down To My Boat

Classic mid-60's Top 40.

Melanie promo video for Lay Down

Flower Power!

Harry Chapin performs Taxi

I know it's schmaltzy, and Harry could overstate his case, but I've always liked this song. And Harry was a saint, the man raised and contributed a lot of money for causes such as ending hunger.


Keith came up with the riff for Satisfaction on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday Orson Welles!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

En Garde!
I used to love fencing. And now, at long last, I think I've found someone I can take on....

Ants VS Plants



RIP Dom DeLuise

Bill Shatner - How To Handle A Woman

The Master....

(Thanks for the link, Phil!)

Happy National Hoagie Day!

Happy Birthday Bob Seger!

Happy Birthday Michael Palin!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Eno's King's Lead Hat

Great tune.

Earl Scruggs & The Byrds jam and perform You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

It doesn't get any better than this.

Little Eva performs The Locomotion

A Carole King Classic

Eddie & The Hot Rods cover Get Out Of Denver

It was '77 and I was losing and the world was going to hell and Eddie and the Rods came along and provided the soundtrack. Totally ignored in the States, they should've been bigger.

Liz Phair performs Supernova

Liz Rules...

The theme to In Living Color

Neat theme song. I loved this show, some of the best comedy - ever. Absolutely essential.

David Ruffin performs Walk Away From Love

A great talent.

Barbara Lewis performs Make Me Your Baby

One of my all-time favorite singers and one of the most criminally under-rated.

the new nerd game

new fan film - The Hunt For Gollum

Human Tetris

Where's the Beer?

I knew there was a reason I was travelling to Oregon...

neat monster images from Andrew Scott

Crying Sumo

Ninja Seaweed!

my next t-shirts

the secret formulae...

Happy Birthday Dick Dale - King of the Surf Guitar!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Seatrain performs 13 Questions

Always liked this song. Nice occult undercurrents...

Thunderclap Newman's promo for Something In The Air

Ah, a song from my mis-spent youth.

REM perform Sitting Still

Great song, one of my faves by REM.

Bunnyman on YouTube!

A local legend of note, (just down the road from the Manor!). Here's the real story:

And here's the exaggerations, lies and fun on YouTube:

(Thanks for the links, Phil!)

just another day in DC

It's amusing to see thieves and crackheads worrying about alcohol.

Mapping Sin

A rose by any other name...

Happy Birthday Machiavelli!

Happy Birthday to The Cocoanuts!

Premiered on this date in 1929.

Happy Birthday James Brown!

Happy Birthday Fankie Valli!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Happy Birthday Lesley Gore!

Friday, May 01, 2009

fanvid of Jefferson Airplane's We Can Be Together

A song both beautiful and dangerous. One of my faves.

fanvid for Flash & The Pan's Lady Killer

Boring video, but a great song. If I remember correctly, this group was the last gasp for the guys who started out in the Easybeats.

The Radiators From Space perform Television Screen

Completely unknown in the States, which is a pity. These guys were hot in '76.

just another day in DC

a great article on the scientific study of the penis

No, really.


the swine flu panic of '76

I will remind the readers that more people died from the vaccine than from the flu....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Onion takes on O Henry

If you aren't familiar with the Ransom of Red Chief, I highly recommend it. Classic.

Happy Birthday Judy Collins!