Weirdness

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Iggy video for I'm Bored

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4zQpFSYCJ0

Me too. See ya tomorrow...

Duane Eddy performs Rebel Rouser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xulVF_PE5Vg

King of the Twang.

Freda Payne performs Band of Gold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_65LLafsa9g

Singer, song, and performance: beautiful.

Paul Simon performs Cecilia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2e1Rpn5WGs&feature=related

Fun song!

fanvid for Glass Prism performing The Raven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl9AIBVU69g&feature=related

Does anyone besides me remember them? Late psychedelic garage band who did an entire concept album around Poe's works. Wonderful stuff!

an island on a lake on an island on a lake, etc. etc.

http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/2010/01/tiny-philippine-island-is-center-of-a-crazy-but-true-natural-wonder.php?page=1

Interesting article on Soviet espionage in Japan during and prior to WWII

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20100131x1.html

Happy Birthday John Lydon!

http://www.johnlydon.com/jlhome.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeP220xx7Bs

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow...

Well, as usual, the weathermen were wrong. The prediction of one to two inches of snow has turned into the reality of at least five, and it's still coming down. Nevertheless, it's been a nice sort of Norman Rockwell painting day - with a roaring fire going as we read and/or listen to Firesign Theatre albums on the stereo, and eating some of Linda's homemade turkey soup. I, (or at least my back), am not looking forward to tomorrow's shoveling. A nice day.

I want this...

With a 50 cal machine gun...

http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blogs/cant-get-much-more-dieselpunk

a new Monopoly game

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/30/new-monopoly-game-coming-around/

I'm stickin' with the old Classic...

nice interview with Joel Hodgson of MST3000

http://www.sfbg.com/blogs/pixel_vision/2010/01/joel_from_mst_3k_talks_bots_an.html

a great link header..

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4983035&tt=s

a new bowling museum!

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/bowling-museum-texas/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+roadsideamerica+%28RoadsideAmerica.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

I love bowling...

Quidditch League Forming?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8470000/8470425.stm

(Thanks for the link, Doug!

How To Suck At Facebook

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/facebook_suck

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Unhappy Hipsters

http://unhappyhipsters.com/

Tee hee!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy National Seed Swap Day!

http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/national-seed-swap-day

last performance

Today is the anniversary of the Beatles rooftop performance in '69.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlWFpdPX45g

Happy Birthday Marty Balin!

http://martybalin.net/

http://www.myspace.com/martybalinmiracles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQfOqT1pisM

Great singer and songwriter.

Happy Birthday Steve Marriott!

One of the great rock'n'roll screechers.

http://www.humble-pie.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZMmV6xXYFw&feature=related

Friday, January 29, 2010

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers perform Chinese Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-HR3R72hc

NY punk at its finest.

The Stranglers perform Hanging Around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=806Z42bqBGE

Great band. Perfect for the late 70's.

No doubt about it - in the Shetlands they really know how to party!

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4980924&tt=s


This reminds me of a certain Halloween party we threw many decades ago out at Bluemont, (except I think we had more fatalities....)

Revenge: Facebook Style

http://www.sojones.com/news/1636-facebook-revenge-brother-vs-sister/

Be careful kids...

The 14 cent solution

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_side&id=7245547

Anatomy of a News Segment

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/01/anatomy-of-a-news-segment.html

Brilliant! (I think, I refuse to get my news from TV)

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Sourdough Alligator

http://www.urlesque.com/2010/01/28/sourdough-alligators/

Yum!

Ghana is off my vacation list

http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2010/01/28/exploding-toilet-blows-mans-penis-off/

wuss ebay

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1246724/Dads-Army-board-game-banned-eBay-inciting-racial-hatred.html

We are becoming such a gaggle of wimps...

I love the theatre....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/7097689/German-play-descends-into-chaos-after-actors-experiment-with-vodka.html

WMD

http://www.wpxi.com/news/22357124/detail.html

the pet chicken

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=9687581

I can't get really bothered about this, given that we're probably less than a hundred years since NYC (probably) had chickens being grown in its environs. Some of you old-timers will remember that my own family had a pet chicken and a pet rooster (at seperate times). Each travelled with us cross country on our vacations, sitting calmly at my Mother's feet in the car. I've had home-gorwn eggs and been wakened by crowing from the basement.

Russia's new fighter aircraft - maybe

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g1pM1xcmleffdDk4xv1LGakTO_Cw

It's a long way from a test flight of a prototype to an active squadron...

Creigh Deeds - The Most Dangerous Game

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/01/deeds-pushes-bill-infant-hunting-licenses

At first I thought Deeds was offering up a chance for the rest of us to hunt infants. It didn't seem quite sporting to me, but what the hey, Bristol could use the extra protein source.
Now, this does raise a few questions, what type of caliber weapon do you arm a two year old with? And their little hands may not be so steady, better to have full automatic or a heavyduty shotgun for spread. Decisions, decisions...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday W.C. Fields!

One of my faves. Yessss....

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001211/

http://www.webtrec.com/wcfields/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDD0eOq-0o&feature=related

Nevermore...

Poe's Raven was first published on this date in 1845.

http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html

Happy Birthday to The Muppet Show!

Premiered on this date in '76.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074028/

http://www.muppetcentral.com/

Happy Birthday "Lighthorse" Harry Lee!

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/lee.htm

Another great patriot.

Happy Birthday Thomas Paine!

http://www.ushistory.org/PAINE/

One of my fave patriots. Essential to the success of the Revolution.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

white death from above

Well, the weathermen are predicting that we may or may not get precipitation in the next 1-3 days, and that this possible precipitation may be rain, or sleet, or snow. A prediction that could pretty much be made for any date between, say 11/1 and 3/21, during any given year. Thanks guys.
I don't mind the fact that our meteorologists can't tell me whether or not I need an umbrella when I leave the house in the morning. I mind that they've spent billions of dollars on research and equipment so that they can't tell me. One might as well go out and molest wooly catepillars to determine what our forecast is going to be.
But if it does snow, we're ready here at the Manor. Well, everything but my damn back, which is still aching from the last bout of snow shovelling...

Stockton's Wing performs Walk Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0OG0IeItp0

Almost unknown in the States, but big in Ireland, and should've been more popular here.

The Bus Boys perform New Shoes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWMDIXOwh00&feature=related

I have no idea why the Bus Boys didn't become major stars. I always thought they were great.

fanvid for Aretha & Stevie singing Until You Come Back To Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfbkQ9pOAK8&feature=related

One of my faves by either performer.

Pentangle performs The Hunting Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFuxq_J1VuA

Beautiful.

RIP Zelda Rubinstein

http://parasearcher.blogspot.com/2010/01/zelda-rubinstein-who-played-psychic-in.html

nice article on Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=10724

The Nautilus One-Man Band

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/blog/201001/the-nautilus-one-man-band?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BrassGoggles+%28Brass+Goggles%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Hunter Thompson documentary online!

http://theslaver.com/2010/01/11/fear-and-loathing-in-gonzovision-1978/

a nice article on the current state of SETI-type efforts to communicate

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527441.300-exolanguage-do-you-speak-alien.html?full=true

Chat Roulette

http://www.disinfo.com/2010/01/welcome-to-the-weirdest-new-internet-pastime-chat-roulette/

Joe's Record Paradise Is Moving

http://www.justupthepike.com/2010/01/joes-record-paradise-re-opens-in-silver.html

A local monument for the musical cognoscente.

a new chapter in Stygian Darkness Across The Potomac

http://stygiandarknessacrossthepotomac.blogspot.com/

One of the several dozen reasons why I'll never get a tattoo

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/28/misspelled-tattoos-perman_n_439993.html

The Virtual Toilet Paper Museum

http://nobodys-perfect.com/vtpm/index.html

the neatest product from Amazon.com (with great customer reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ZING44/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk

Interesting interview with a nazi hunter

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8481343.stm

The last survivor of the Great Escape

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1246656/I-owe-life-Nazis-foiled-Great-Escape-says-survivor.html

a mystery missile over Canada?

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/01/27/nl-ufo-military-012710.html

no wonder I fell listless

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100126104844.htm

WMD....with cream cheese

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9DGA1800&show_article=1

vending machine refund

http://www.eatliver.com/i.php?n=5287

what to do if your car is speeding out of control

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=96463&catid=168

I have vast experience with this situation, as my car is always speeding out of control...

Serling Stamp?

http://www.petitiononline.com/petition/

Apparently, there's an effort to get Rod Serling on a postage stamp. Nice idea. I Those were cool.

And now, a little spiritual help...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnbYcB9ctu8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWT07iRvI9M&NR=1&feature=fvwp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnbE8VGLnZw&NR=1

Happy Birthday Sarah Mclachlan!

http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/

Happy National Kazoo Day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The target finally dies

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/01/27/2010-01-27_thug_who_survived_countless_cop_bullets_dies_happy_in_florida.html

Franken Berry Stool

http://www.examiner.com/x-32018-Strange--Mysterious-Facts-Examiner~y2009m12d7-Franken-Berry--Stool--A-Surprise-in-Every-Bowl

Auschwitz Rap

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,674190,00.html

While never a fan of rap, I'd be interested in hearing this, (with translations).

Tom Robinson performs Up Against The Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsolWr1_D6M&feature=related

Poor sound, great song. Robinson is another one in a long line of British performers virtually unknown and ignored in the States. Pity. His first album was one of the best of the late 70's.

Joe Cocker performs She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1gUfCIaDvA

It's like Star Wars - many years ago and far far away. Cocker's second album had just been released. I was in high school and it was, (I think), late Fall. I entered the classroom for my world geography class, and the teacher (a local legend named Ed Raskind) was playing it on a hi-fi he'd stolen from the audio/visual room, (it was the 60's, kids). I fell in love immediately, (with the album, NOT Ed...). I think we both agreed that Bathroom Window was the standout track amongst a host of strong contenders. He played it at least three times during that class period, (I know, I know, we should have been studying geography, but one has to prioritize). And that album is still one of my faves.

Al Green performs Let's Stay Together

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVzYxqG9N1c

So cool, so talented.

Lenny Kravitz video for Are You Gonna Go My Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLhpHjmxNw8

Classic song and vid.

Mae West Would Love This

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/weird_news/20100126_ap_mancaughtatairportwith44lizardsinpants.html

Starting Off On The Wrong Foot

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/World/2010/01/26/Doctors_amputate_the_wrong_foot_421326.html

The Beer Run...

http://www.aroundglobe.net/2010/01/drunk-russian-sailor-travels-to-japan.html

Holocaust Memorial Day is today

Marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27th January 1945.

http://www.ushmm.org/

Happy Thomas Crapper Day!

http://blog.holidays.net/index.php/2009/01/27/january-27-today-were-celebrating-thomas-crapper-day/

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

D'OH! Wuss Australia..

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/the-simpsons-porn-lands-man-on-sex-offender-list-20100126-muzn.html

Somehow, I don't consider cartoon characters real, as opposed to Australians, who apparently do...

Kermit's X-Ray

http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2010/01/kermit-x-ray.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IHaveSeenTheWholeOfTheInternet+%28I+have+seen+the+whole+of+the+internet%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

D&D and wuss America

http://www.wkowtv.com/global/story.asp?s=11876814

Banning D&D. Because it "promotes gang-related activity". Quiver....roll eyes...snort...can't-hold-back-any-longer - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GANG ACTIVITY??!!?? From Dungeons & Dragons??!!?? Well yea, if you're a god-damned fuckin' elf, then sure, I guess it does promote it. It is amusing that this little bit of real-life fantasy was decided by a bunch of dudes who wear black evening dresses to go to work in, but hey, who am I to comment as I'm obviously neck-deep in some sort of gang activity. Yea, don't tell me about the Crips and the Bloods, my college days were spent in rumbles with the Chess Club. I've lived the life, man.
It is doubly ironic that D&D was developed in Wisconsin, (Lake Geneva). Gary Gygax - Mr. Big. The Dr. Mabuse of the Underworld. Jesus H. Christ, when did this country become such pansies?!?

"When you're an Elf you're an Elf all the way; from your first +5 sword to your last dyin' day..."

Adopted?

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/25/you-dont-belong-to-them/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

uncommon bottle openers

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/25/uncommon-bottle-openers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Kitty VS Bear

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/25/cat-attacks-bear/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

deer hunting...

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/25/deer-hunter-gets-pranked/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Goosed

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/25/insane-goose-attacks-dog/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

I can't believe how zombified that dog was and I can't believe that guy didn't ring the stupid bird's neck. I hate geese- except for dinner. Around here they're like pigeons x 10.

RenCon 2010

http://www.renconvention.com/

Tempting...

elastic water

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Japanese-Elastic-Water-Plastic-Tokyo,news-5635.html

This sounds neat. I hope it can become a viable replacement for plastic.

Happy Birthday Babylon 5!

http://babylon5.warnerbros.com/

http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/

Fun show, premiered on this date in '94. One of the few shows (especially in sci-fi) that brings something of an understanding of politics.

Monday, January 25, 2010

nice collection of Bruce Campbell film trailers

http://thevaultofhorror.blogspot.com/2010/01/trailer-trash-bruce-campbell-edition.html

And now, something for the little tykes...

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/1660914.html

The Turnstile...

http://failblog.org/2010/01/24/turnstile-fail/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+failblog+%28The+FAIL+Blog+-+Fail+Pictures+%26+Videos+at+Failblog.ORG%29

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Nina Hagen performs White Punks On Dope (TV Glotzer)

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

There's only one Nina...

The Jesus & Mary Chain video for Never Understand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noeTCf8PLuc&feature=related

Brilliant sythesis of the Beach Boys and Suicide.

Garbage's video for Stupid Girl

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

Wonderful!

There at the bar - Is it a drunk? Is it a pickup artist? No! It's Superman!

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2820834/Superman-saves-girl-from-bar-date-rape.html

The Fixer-Upper

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/810213-hungarian-castle-for-sale-for-just-0-3p

a French take on Star Wars

http://neatocoolville.blogspot.com/2010/01/1970s-french-twist-on-star-wars.html

The Star Wars Holiday Special is still lamer, if such a thing is possible.

the cutting edge of assassination techniques

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1245311/21-stone-Mia-Landingham-kills-father-children-sitting-row.html

It's a new week...

http://vimeo.com/8718627

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Happy Birthday Blair Witch!

One of my faves. Premiered on this date in 1999.

http://www.blairwitch.com/

Happy birthday M*A*S*H! ((the film))

Premiered on this date in 1970.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066026/

Happy National Irish Coffee Day!

Breakfast of champions..

http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/home.aspx

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Roky Erickson performs You're Gonna Miss Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkL-STcSz5o&feature=related

The sound is a little murky on this, but that's the way it is with all true religious revelations.... See ya tomorrow.

fanvid for The Radiators From Outer Space performing Television Screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XEnFNYrI78&feature=related

I loved this band, one of the first genuine punk bands, and totally unknown in the States. I honestly believe I was their only fan in the States.

James Brown performs Sex Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fav0cE3JnDQ

Just incredible. And what an influence, almost incalculable.

Spider's video for New Romance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4zUaYE1RU

Great pop song and band, almost forgotten now.

Graham Parker performs Heat Treatment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3tLRpR1coY

There is no justice. If there was, Graham would be a superstar. Brilliant and unbelievable talent.

The Plimsouls video for A Million Miles Away

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

Great power pop band.

The Monkees perform Daily Nightly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfmQ6w7RW7k&feature=PlayList&p=3A756E92F5EED185&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

Neat pop psychedelia!

new download songs available from Nils Lofgren

http://www.nilslofgren.com/

astronauts get the internet!

http://www.disinfo.com/2010/01/astronauts-finally-get-internet-access-in-space/

Kind of surprising to me that it took this long.

various hometowns' claims to fame

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/24/what-is-your-hometowns-claim-to-fame/

hillbilly ninja

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuigcXvcy1A&feature=player_embedded

Classic...

a new terrorist threat

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/24/airport-arrest-report/

It certainly terrorized me in high school...

the great leprechaun plague

http://flamingzombiemonkeys.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-leprechaun-plague.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FlamingZombieMonkeys+%28Flaming+Zombie+Monkeys%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

I simply must spend more time studying others' economic systems...

the anti-theft sticker

http://flamingzombiemonkeys.blogspot.com/2010/01/anti-theft-sticker.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FlamingZombieMonkeys+%28Flaming+Zombie+Monkeys%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Crayola's Law

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/18/crayolas-law-the-number-of-colors-doubles-every-28-years/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Neatorama+%28Neatorama%29

The Serial Killer...

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-32018-Strange--Mysterious-Facts-Examiner~y2010m1d22-The-Snowman-Killer-of-Crawley

good listing of deaths from experiments

http://brainz.org/15-worst-experimental-deaths-all-time/

If I remember correctly, there was also a radiation experiment in the early 50's (in West Virginia?) of researchers injecting children with various radioactive substances to see what would happen. And I've always believed there were some high-altitude expertiments in the late 40's in New Mexico involving human guinea pigs, (who weren't aware of or had given their consent), thus explaining the various shenanigans around the Roswell incident. And then there's that persistent rumor of the guys chained to a fence on the outskirts of one of our atomic bomb tests in the late 40's....

hitler's chauffer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245511/I-Hitlers-chauffeur--I-bunker-hurl-flaming-rag-petrol-soaked-corpse.html

An interesting footnote to the War.

Cheddar Ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqlQS5CCmwI

Polish Remover

http://www.eatliver.com/i.php?n=5269

The Bee Gees perform Loenly Days

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x38or6_lonely-days-bee-gees_music

Always liked this song on a murky Winter's day...

Happy Paul Pitcher Day!

http://books.google.com/books?id=ERguAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=paul+pitcher+day+Cornish&source=bl&ots=TEP9_sBMMe&sig=j-Xt7fnyOh7FDSkQDm44YbgG9wg&hl=en&ei=dclNS6COD8OelAf13f2NDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=paul%20pitcher%20day%20Cornish&f=false

An incredibly obscure Cornish holiday that I am single-handedly reviving.

Happy Eskimo Pie Patent Day!

Happy Birthday John Belushi!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000004/

http://www.belushi.com/

Happy Birthday Benjamin Lincoln!

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

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

An under-appreciated Patriot.

Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

http://www.neildiamond.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z16UBKjTlQ0

I've always liked Neil, particularly his first ten years or so. Much cooler songwriter than most folks give him credit for.

Happy Birthday Warren Zevon!

http://www.warrenzevon.com/

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrWK6jHbPW4&feature=PlayList&p=2DFCAB5538FD491A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

Saturday, January 23, 2010

neat steampunk zeppelin painting

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?t=080531

More than a little Giger influence here.

Netwoofing

http://news.discovery.com/tech/dog-tweets-with-dog-tag.html

nice article on dolphin intelligence

http://news.discovery.com/animals/dolphins-smarter-brain-function.html

Wizards is online!

http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/ralph_bakshis_wizards_and_the_other_avatar/

I always loved this movie.

Dirty Harry Meets Rainman

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/23/dirty-harry-meets-rainman/

the value of good software testing...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100122/wl_time/08599195464300

Most of the software development I've been involved with has been quite diverse and international. One expects the office to break into a few verses of the old coke song, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing", etc. So it's amusing to thing about these software flaws and the incompetence that they display...

for the well dressed guinea pig

http://cuddlycavies.homestead.com/home.html

WMD

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583629,00.html

the healing process

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/754265--paralyzed-man-had-gun-in-hospital-room?bn=1

neat billboards

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/22/a-few-funny-billboards-2/

How to increase your vocabulary

http://thefuckingwordoftheday.com/

The Combined Operations Piloting Parties of WWII

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/people/Heroes-of-Hayling-paved-the.6006155.jp

Very brave guys. The Americans had similiar teams in the Pacific Campaign, who were alos involved in underwater demolition blastings, to clear landing beaches just ahead of the main troops. One of the members was named De Earle Logsdon, a very old and dear friend of my family's.

Clark Ashton Smith in paperback

http://www.hippocampuspress.com/

Hippocampus Press is announcing a September release of the complete poems and translations in September.

Cthulhu Ski Mask!

http://www.cthulhulives.org/store/store.lasso?1=product&2=33196

Firesign Theatre cuts online!

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Firesign+Theatre/_/Ralph+Spoilsport+Motors

Nimoy on Vulcan

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gA2F22sMypwxGNHxR5oxw15OSlEg

Happy National Pie Day!

http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/Celebration-Of-National-Pie-Day.asp

Happy Birthday Leadbelly!

http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/lead-belly

http://www.hlmusic.com/LeadbellyPage.htm

http://www.leadbelly.org/intro.html

http://www.myspace.com/leadbelllllllllyyyyyyy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuzdTHOE67k

Genius. Essential. American Original. A Giant.

Happy Birthday Phantom Dan!

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

http://www.dannyfund.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLYAEoFY0ZA

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cthulhu Bench

http://loki23.blogspot.com/2010/01/cthulhu-bench.html

fake cop arrested by fake prostitute

http://www.wxyz.com/news/story/Fake-Cop-Arrested-During-Prostitution-Sting/rgpVQvFZs0eIZooNObWVew.cspx

just another day in DC

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2010/01/21/d-c-jail-releases-inmate-early-city-officials-wrongly-blame-superior-court/

Half of Firesign Theatre Interviewed On Radio

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/0/13/1601959/Top.Stories/The.Firesign.Theatre

Asking for it...

http://news.stv.tv/oddly-enough/152091-alexander-the-greats-ring-stolen-from-theft-show/

Meteorite hits Lorton!!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/20/AR2010012004767.html?g=0

Very close by! Needless to say, I've got my umbrella out.

I believe this proves that Joan of Arc was a cat....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34964439/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Snow Missed Us?

Well, the sleet and snow mix some of our weathermen were predicting seems to have missed us; leaving a cold rainy drizzle. The Republic will survive. If tradition holds, we've got about another 7-8 weeks of Winter here at the Manor. I'm actually looking forward to a little gardening this year, planted patches of two different species of wolfesbane last Autumn, and I'm curious as to whether or not they'll take here. Got 'em from Alchemy Works. Would also like to put in some more ground cover and mulch. My hope is to attract more native toads, snakes and salamanders. Have spotted a few around here over the years, but not nearly enough. We'll see how it goes.

An Exorcist Remake?

http://captainhowdy.com/2009/11/the-exorcist-remake-a-mini-series-written-by-blatty-directed-by-friedkin/

The Odd Couple...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0lWR5C_TpW4/S0kk7-RnQtI/AAAAAAAABgE/aMJ9mYzPVjU/s1600-h/howard.bmp

new Cthulhoid film: The Last Lovecraft

http://unfilmable.blogspot.com/2010/01/last-lovecraft-trailer-debuts.html

an interview with the folks who make the plush Cthulhu

http://lovecraftnewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2009/12/plush-cthulhu-conquers-net-lnn.html

She Makes My Head Spin!

Happy Birthday Linda Blair!

http://www.lindablair.com/

Happy Birthday Robert E. Howard!

One of the greats in sword & sorcery. Creator of Conan.

http://www.conan.com/

http://www.rehupa.com/

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bear Cam

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8462000/8462296.stm

Pretty neat!


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Beltway is the 3rd Worst Commute

http://www.welovedc.com/2010/01/19/beltway-3rd-worst-commute-in-us-surprised/

C'mon people, you just aren't trying. We can do better than that. #1! #1! #1!

two video interviews with H.R. Giger

http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/two-video-interviews-with-hr-giger.html

fanvid for The Electric Hellfire Club covering Light My Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYW17U74TAg&feature=related

Cool! EHC were one of the more interesting bands from the 90's.

Lou performs Walk On The Wild Side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jk-Ngm5kKQ

One of the greats. I know it was release in late '72, but I seem to remember this only starting to get airplay around this time of year in '73. Pretty neat hearing this on my little AM radio...

Martha & The Vandellas perform Nowhere To Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jk-Ngm5kKQ

Wonderful. One of the great Motown tunes. And Martha & the Vandellas were so cool. A bit more edge than the Supremes.

fanvid for Liz Phair performing Why Can't I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SePx7TJoDJI

I love Liz, am so disappointed she never really broke through. Great writer and performer.

Dire Straits peforms Solid Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIhOqB6Hbjg

Fun song.

Set Phasers To Sugary Goodness

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/1649408.html

the cutting edge of card games

http://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/excrementthe-splattering

Lego flames

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/18/realistic-lego-flames/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Neatorama+%28Neatorama%29

Pretty neat.

A five pound bet on WWII

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7034587/Two-generals-bet-5-over-the-fate-of-Europe.html

Happy New England Clam Chowder Day!

Yum!

Happy Birthday Alferd "Hamburger Helper" Packer!

http://www.museumtrail.org/AlferdPacker.asp

Happy Birthday Wolfman Jack!

http://www.wolfmanjack.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA2m7KYqG5s

Happy Birthday Richie Havens!

http://www.richiehavens.com/official_site/home.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1pMeyy__r0

Happy Birthday Edwin Starr!

http://www.edwinstarr.info/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01-2pNCZiNk

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And now, a little something for all of you "Weak Men" out there...

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/1647934.html

Great grammar....

Carole King & James Taylor on the Today Show

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34956068#34956068

Beautiful.

Happy National Cheese Lovers Day!

http://www.cheesetique.com/

Monster Toys

http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/

A great site devoted to monster-oriented toys and models. I was always a sucker for this stuff - still am. Neat-O!

Happy Birthday to Meet The Beatles!

Released on this day in '64.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_The_Beatles!

Happy Anniversary to One Step Beyond

Premiered on this date in 1959. Great show!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052442/

http://www.johnkennethmuir.com/JohnKennethMuirsRetroTVFile_onestepbeyond.html

Happy Birthday Bones!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001420/

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/DeForest_Kelley

Happy Birthday George Burns!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0122675/

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

the treehouse

http://twistedsifter.com/2009/12/oshatz-wilkinson-tree-house/

VERY cool!

Awwww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SMqCgX6G3E&feature=player_embedded

I swear this sounds like a joke from The Onion...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/wacky/hotel-staff-get-in-your-bed-for-free/story-e6frev20-1225821297152

the property line...

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/land-wars.html

Dentistry - the Old Ways are the Best...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-z8GBEUZAc&feature=player_embedded

the cutting edge of motorcycle helmet safety

http://www.shipmentoffail.com/fails/2010/01/helmet-fail/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+shipmentoffail+%28Shipment+of+Fail%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

No Poe Toaster This Year!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/edgar_allen_poe_mystery_visitor_zf8EU2vgUPBLVopqQq2kiI

Pity. It was a nice tradition. The position had been "handed off" a few years ago, and it was obvious that the new Toaster had a slighly more lackadaisical attitude towards the whole thing.

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

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

http://www.poemuseum.org/

http://www.eapoe.org/

Happy Birthday Dewey Bunnell!

http://www.venturahighway.com/

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0KKGdb4qUY

Happy Birthday Phil Everly!

http://www.everly.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LexgZTJOD54

Happy Birthday Janis!

http://janisjoplin.com/news/?page_id=3

http://www.janisjoplin.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjD4eWEUgMM

Happy National Popcorn Day!

Yum!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nils performs Moontears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_n_D5An2Gg&feature=related

DC's Finest! Love this tune.

vanvid for Parliament performing Dr. Funkenstein

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1hpWDMZDig

Playful. Weird. Brilliant.

The Three Degrees perform When Will I See You Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6fVDAjs9f0

Perfect Top 40 pop/soul.

Tyrone Davis performs Turn Back The Hands Of Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTdx8rEaV9Q

A great light soul song. Very early 70's.

Too much hot sauce?

http://www.ksbw.com/news/22251570/detail.html

The Five Creepiest (Unknown) Broadcasts

http://www.cracked.com/article_18381_the-5-creepiest-unexplained-broadcasts.html

Interesting stuff!


(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Tee hee! My name is Ozymandius...

http://tundratabloid.blogspot.com/2010/01/turkmenistan-to-dismantle-golden-statue.html

the sonic blaster

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/01/a-sonic-blaster-so-loud-it-could-be-deadly/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WiredDangerRoom+%28Blog+-+Danger+Room%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

bringing back the auroch

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7011035/Giant-cattle-to-be-bred-back-from-extinction.html

Neat! I'm getting in line at 5 Guys now!

Happy Birthday David Ruffin!

http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/David%20Ruffin.html

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Kxlm6H3Ss

Great singer.

Happy Birthday Cary Grant!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000026/

Happy King Day!

http://www.mlkday.gov/

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bruce & Costello perform together

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2010/01/springsteen_joins_costello_for.html

my fave map of China

http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/438-the-great-firewall-of-china/

Ah yes, the old emergency room roster...

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4943994&tt=s

Record Fair at the Black Cat on 2/14

http://dcist.com/2010/01/record_fair_to_hit_black_cat.php

Neat!

Baltimore remains Poe Central

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/ap/81879562.html

RavenCon in Richmond in April

http://ravencon.com/

Pittsburgh's Horror Realm Convention in September

http://www.horrorrealmcon.com/

the absolute cutting edge of Charlie Brown obsessions

http://www.wezen-ball.com/2010-articles/january/calculating-charlie-browns-wins-losses-a-other-stats-introduction.html

Good grief!

No Willow in faux Buffy film

http://scifiwire.com/2009/12/buffys-willow-says-no-way.php

Good for her!

Churchill's cigar for sale

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243875/Yours-300-Sir-Winston-Churchills-cigar-butt-stubbed-August-1941.html

Seems a little pricey to me, and how would one authenticate such a thing?

neat bicycles

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/01/hi-tech-low-tech-bicycle-madness.html

Happy Kid Inventors Day!

http://www.kidinventorsday.com/

Spanky & Our Gang perform Sunday Will Never Be The Same

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

My fave song by them; one of the great pop tunes pertaining to loss. It's an appropriately sullen morn here at the Manor...

Kolchak VS Cthulhu?

http://ireadsyou.blogspot.com/2010/01/moonstone-books-gives-kolchak-more.html

Happy Birthday Ben Franklin!

http://www.english.udel.edu/lemay/franklin/

http://www.fi.edu/franklin/

Patriot. One of the Essential Men of the Revolution.

Happy Birthday Jim Carrey!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/

Saturday, January 16, 2010

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/16/this-will-not-end-well/

more wuss America

http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-01-15/local-county-news/suspicious-object-prompts-school-evacuation

cool venn diagram of the undead

http://www.soberinanightclub.com/2010/01/most-excellent-venn-diagram.html

Peanuts Peanuts

http://www.soberinanightclub.com/2010/01/peanuts-peanuts.html

Very cute!

Disability

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/01/15/Dance-with-bunny-leads-to-jail-sentence/UPI-89401263604278/

I seem to remember a Lemmon/Mathau movie calle The fortune Cookie that dealt with this about 40 years ago...

The Great Escape - NOT

http://www.wbbm780.com/Man-Attempts-Court-House-Escape-SEE-VIDEO/6127361

Sacrilege

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jan/15/auto-pour-systems-take-power-out-bartenders-hands/news-money/

Another sign of wuss America and the retreat from humanity. Of course, what this really does is allow bars to cheat customers - who is to say if that was 1.5 or only 1.4 ounces of whiskey in your mixed drink? I am also amused at the statement that customers are intrigued by these devices, as if a soda fountain technology was some sort of meta-device of wonder. Doubtless, these shallow souls stand entranced at gas stations - staring reverentially at the pumps.
I'm no longer a habitue of bars, so this really doesn't affect me, but it just seems so pathetic. I can't imagine going out with friends to ogle pumps cheating me out of my drink.

the school bus

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/809257-marijuana-plantation-discovered-in-buried-school-bus

All I can say is, thank the gods it wasn't ginseng...

a collection of essays: How is the Internet changing the way you think?

http://www.edge.org/q2010/q10_index.html


Just started dipping into this, should be pretty interesting.

Ice Ribbons

http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/Terris/

Neat!

the amazing power of cans...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zJv0gssH2s&feature=player_embedded

a new Moorcock reissue

http://us.macmillan.com/hawkmoonthejewelintheskull

Happy Birthday John Carpenter!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000118/

http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/pages/home.html

Happy National Nothing Day!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Ramones perform Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGgfHZ02I2k&feature=related

So cool, so unbelievably cool...

Nena's video for 99 Luftballons

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

Always loved this song. Pity they could never follow it up with another hit in the States.

Black Sabbath performs Paranoid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIhh9nFYv4

It's so easy to dismiss Ozzy and the boys now. But in their day, they were GREAT.

The Big Bopper performs Chantilly Lace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TcC_ni0ojo

Great fun!

Three Dog Night performs Mama Told Me Not To Come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4


My fave Randy Newman tune. Always remidns me of the first "adult" party I attended, sometime back in high school. The memory is very funny to me.

the cutting edge of billboard hacking

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60E3ZN20100115?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FoddlyEnoughNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Oddly+Enough%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

this is damned strange

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/ap_cowpens_cofired_011310/

You're cruel, but we'll keep you on?!?!

painful flower

http://www.shipmentoffail.com/fails/2010/01/new-flower/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+shipmentoffail+%28Shipment+of+Fail%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Paradise Springs Winery opens in Fairfax County

http://www.paradisespringswinery.com/

Had to be about the last patch of agricultural space around here...Will be checking it out soon.

Wuss America

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/1176349.html

Rejoice! Your kids are safe from overdosing on ginseng....

'Frisco in Jell-O

http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com/2007/02/san-francisco-no-room-for-parking-but.html

amazing!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Irony...

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/6681781/floor-caves-in-at-weight-watchers-meeting/

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

http://www.chuckberry.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y3-NSalpKI

One of the Immortals.

Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067927/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA4ymmXa8rs

Great film. The movie that taught me how to drive.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A DC Discography

http://www.30underdc.com/index.html

Just found this - a wonderful resource for independent rock made in the DC area in the last 30+ years.

Tina Peel perform Blow Me (A Kiss) and Penis Between Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16my0qhdXS8&feature=PlayList&p=AAAAA27F98E57E8F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=10

A great early garage/punk band out of Pennsylvania that hung around DC quite a bit in '77. Later evolved into the Fuzztones. Fun stuff!

Eddie & The Hot Rods cover Get Out Of Denver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ELfRL75vME

I loved the Rods. Totally ignored in the States, of course. A great band.

The Pointer Sisters perform Slow Hand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVOt2LK2Gg

Great song and vocals.

roberta Flack performs First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go9aks4aujM

Beautiful. DC's finest.

DARPA researches hibernation

http://www.disinfo.com/2010/01/darpa-tests-zombie-hibernation-formula/

The cutting edge of, well, I don't know what the hell it's the cutting edge of...

http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/crime_lords_fake_penis_falls_off_during_raid/

Internet Bridge Troll

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/14/internet-bridge-troll/

Brilliant...

airport security

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/14/no-wonder-the-lines-are-long-at-airport-security/

I know this couldn't have been taken at Dulles, as the TSA thugs there are much too busy being assholes to have time for silly games.

the cutting edge of banking

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/chimp-outperforms-94-of-russia-bankers.html

the awesome power of BACON

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1240932/Bacon-eggs-help-pregnant-women-boost-babys-intelligence.html?ITO=1490

a strange little burglary

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/809025-intruder-beheads-womans-fish

I just know there's a pun in this somewhere, but for the life of me I don't know what it is.

Toasted Jesus

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/808989-crucifixion-portrait-is-bread-of-heaven

I'm working on the Last Supper in bagel form...

some nice appreciations of Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=10077

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=10087

Very nice article on the lack of privacy on Facebook, (or pretty much anyplace else)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34825225/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

I think the real point is that to achieve a level of privacy that you had, say, pre-Internet, then you have to stay off of the Internet. The control of technology and the focus of it is based on various elites gaining information from and/or power over the users. My personal policy has always been to put no more on Facebook, or anyplace else, than I am willing to see and to defend if it were put up on a huge billboard on Route 1.
Financial concerns are also important. But the fact of the matter is that even this data was widely available, even before the Internet. The number of people who (potentially) can get access to a check you wrote or a credit card slip at a box store is truly huge. You're only hope under such circumstances is to avoid those conveniences and return to cash and/or postal money orders.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The littlest Keith Moon..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnwOZA0DQk&feature=related

That kid is soooo cute! Fantastic!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

This year's date for the annual Mike The Headless Chicken Festival is May 14th & 15th

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704362004575000841720318942.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_3

The website has yet to be updated...

nice article on Tesla's image being shined up

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704362004575000841720318942.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_3

RIP Teddy Pendergrass

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail??blogid=95&entry_id=55254

The Human Tower

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IZ7CaGNI6w&NR=1&feature=fvwp



(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Anniversary of the death of Glenn Brenner in 1992

A local TV legend, sorely missed. Difficult to describe how well he connected with so many of us.

http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-119031.html

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxFBvGI_iW8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVQMqc-t2s&feature=related

Happy Mallard Day!

On this date, All Souls College in Oxford celebrates the discovery of a large mallard found in a drain while digging the foundations of the college in 1437.

Happy Cakes & Ale Day!

http://www.web-holidays.com/calendar/01/14_1.htm

Happy Ratification Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratification_Day_(United_States)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Judy Collins performs Send In The Clowns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5os4NFeKFFs

Beautiful. Remember seeing her perform this at Merriweather Post one hot August night - must have been '77. Just laying back looking up at the stars and letting the music envelope me...

fanvid for Cactus performing Feel So Good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djSmaCx6S9k&feature=related

Classic early 70's hard rock.

Joe Jackson performs Is She Really Going Out With Him

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

Great, great song.

a little something for the ladies...

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/1625320.html

I love the statement, "The only improvement made in douche bags in twenty years." Come to D.C. my dear, our douche bags are in a constant state of evolution....

beautiful iron work

http://acidcow.com/pics/6367-the-most-beautiful-smith-in-the-world-32-pics.html

GaryCon in March

http://www.garycon.com/

For old-school D&D fans.

The Jack Benny/Casablanca controversy rages on!

http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2010_01_10.html#018340

(Thanks for the link, Phil!)

Happy Birthday Klarkash-Ton!

http://www.eldritchdark.com/

One of my favorite fantasy authors. Absolutely brilliant.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

more Cthulhu crochet

http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2010/01/cthulhu-catch-up.html

new book by Patti Smith

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780066211312/Just_Kids/index.aspx

The Airplane performs Today (at Monterey)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-pQCzQ0oCo

Pretty poorly filmed. But one of my all-time fave love songs.

fanvid for Elephant's Memory perfroming Mongoose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9L7xTIVGow

Weird, but I really like this tune, another one that almost no one remembers from back in '70. E.M. went on to backup Lennon.

fanvid for The Winstons performing Color Him Father

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=075cR3YIbE8

Great light R&B, almost forgotten now.

Inkubus Sukkubus performs Heart of Lilith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUM4umqnJZk

Not the best recording. Great band and song.

Chrissie performs Back On The Chain Gang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy0VOWnK1Qw&feature=related

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

New Mary Chapin Carpenter album on the way

http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2010/01/12/mary-chapin-carpenter-readies-new-age-of-miracles/

the caveman diet

http://www.disinfo.com/2010/01/the-new-caveman-diet/

Yes, I certainly want to emulate a lifestyle that gave one an average life expectancy of about 28 years. Have fun kids, don't forget to put me in the will!

Water Wars - an interesting new book

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2010642314_br03water.html

the cutting edge of hood ornaments

http://www.watoday.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/woman-drives-home-with-body-lodged-in-windscreen-police-20100112-m3bb.html

I had to keep checking this story to make sure it hadn't occured in Florida...

seems like a fair trade - Bravo!

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_BEER_FOR_BLOOD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2010-01-11-16-38-08

When Zombies Protest

http://www.soberinanightclub.com/2010/01/protesting-zombies.html

The Scream - explained

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/scream-explained.html

the marshmallow roast...

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/barbeque-youre-doing-it-wrong.html

The Japanese rip off Monty Python

http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2010/01/dramatic-chipmunk-breaks-out.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IHaveSeenTheWholeOfTheInternet+%28I+have+seen+the+whole+of+the+internet%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

New films based on the old ED Comic books?

http://www.ifmagazine.com/new.asp?article=8874

Happy Birthday John Hancock!

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/hancock.htm

Happy Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day!

http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/feast_of_fabulous_wild_men_day.html

Monday, January 11, 2010

EMO Vampire Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glNuQiE77E&feature=player_embedded

Brilliant. I hate what's become of horror. Mormon vampires....sheesh....

newly discoverd etchings by William Blake

http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/newly_discovered_hells_from_william_blake/

Cool!

Beer Battleship!

http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/beer_battleship/

Stupid, but tempting...

nice collection of photos of Bela

http://thevaultofhorror.blogspot.com/2010/01/many-faces-of-bela-lugosi.html

A Fine Line...

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/11/a-fine-line/

I am, officially, not a douchebag

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/11/are-you-a-douchebag/

I know how much this will disappoint some of you...

Remember kids - drink in moderation, OR ELSE

http://failblog.org/2010/01/09/drunk-fail-blue-tape-win/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+failblog+%28The+FAIL+Blog+-+Fail+Pictures+%26+Videos+at+Failblog.ORG%29

My one-stop store

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6063XW20100107?feedType=nl&feedName=usoddlyenough

My ideal would be a book and music store with free and abundant parking, wine bar, chiropractor, bourbon boutique, psychotronic film theatre and Pakistani eatery. With the exception of the bone cruncher, I've come close to this, I call it The Manor....

The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/horribly-slow-murderer-with-extremely.html

Classic! Wonderful! A new level in Horror!

jumping jellyfish!

http://www.news.com.au/national/jellyfish-stings-fisherman-25-metres-above-sea/story-e6frfkvr-1225818097825

the turkey testicle festival

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/10/turkey-testicle-festival-2/

The Gilligan's Island Threat

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/81046722.html

just another day in DC...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/10/AR2010011002558.html?wprss=rss_metro

a quick journey through the known Universe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

Cool!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

growing up german in Japan in WWII

http://www.lompocrecord.com/lifestyles/article_20ec720a-fccb-11de-9606-001cc4c03286.html

An interesting little historical tidbit. I'd be curious on how the missionaries' relationship with the government was handled. Christianity, even a perverted strain, would have been a direct challenge to the foundations of the Japanese government with whom the nazis were allied.

Not the nose! The neck, you idiot, THE NECK!

http://www.aroundglobe.net/2010/01/man-bites-off-his-friends-nose-as-they.html

Apparently, we must now beware of the dreaded drunk mucus vampires of Russia...

Snow bales in the UK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6950788/Snow-stories-rare-self-rolling-snow-balls-found-in-UK.html

Pretty neat!

Sigh...the future....

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2803152/Worlds-first-sex-robot-revealed.html

Given the number of social losers, nerds, Aspergers, and just plain unbearable people in the software biz, I expect they'll be devoting most of the industry's energies to "perfecting' this contraption. I predict fembots will be a top priority. They and their critics will be talking past each other, as the things someone like me would object to or find most uncomfortable and/or silly will be those qualities which the computer dudes most need and want from the device. We will divide into two groups, those who desire human contact, and those incapable of handling it. We're right on the edge of a social shift.

Happy Birthday Big Man!

http://www.clarenceclemons.com/

http://www.myspace.com/clarenceclemons

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clarence-Clemons/91141977179

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81wv_w6_Z8M

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/hamilt.htm

http://www.alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org/



One of my fave patriots.

Happy Birthday to The Night Stalker!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067490/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Stalker_(telemovie)

One of my fave horror movies. Premiered on this date in '72. It was one of those made-for-TV things, with no real expectations beforehand. And everybody was talking about it the next day.

Happy Burning The Clavie Day!

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

http://website.lineone.net/~cathm19/clavie.htm

Happy Plough Monday!

http://web.mac.com/robstockman/Plough_Monday/Plough_Monday_Events.html

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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

fanvid for The Lords of the New Church performing Like A Virgin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1DsD0_cHaQ&feature=PlayList&p=6D5DCEF5BA39C8F7&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

Good ol' Stiv Bators. Always loved this version. Charming.

Jane Wiedlin video for Rush Hour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsLDf-tYlg&feature=related

I just love everything Wiedlin does. A great American popster.

The Silhouettes perform Get A Job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CboQudzPdPE&feature=PlayList&p=564B0658B0DE9DF4&index=0&playnext=1

Wonderful. Classic R&B/Doo Wop.

The Knack perform I Want Ya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CboQudzPdPE&feature=PlayList&p=564B0658B0DE9DF4&index=0&playnext=1

The whole counter-reaction to the over-ormotion of My Sharona was unfortunate. The Knack were a very good power pop band, and that fact got lost in all the hoopla.

Dog Judo

http://www.dogjudo.com/

Silliness.

RIP Art Clokey

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/08/art-clokey-creator-o.html

Two Hearts Are Better Than One

http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/4842097.Bruce_Springsteen_brought_Ramona_Mulligan_a_new_life_____and_a_husband_/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CUw5pbfbZ8

Happy Birthday Rod Stewart!

http://www.rodstewartfanclub.com/home.php

Happy Birthday Jim Croce!

http://www.jimcroce.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcqauC49Xmc&feature=related

Happy Peculiar People Day!

Happy Birthday Ethan Allen!

http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/

Happy Birthday Pat Benatar!

http://www.benatarfanclub.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGwWte7am0

Happy Birthday Metropolis!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(film)

Premiered on this date in 1927. Great movie.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Poe Birthday Bash coming up!

http://www.poemuseum.org/news_and_events/events.html

Stygian Darkness Across The Potomac

http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/lovecraft-pastiche-blog-stygian.html

This...looks...so...cool! Supernatural horror in DC - Why didn't I think of this! Whoa, I did, (with my friend Roger):

http://www.amazon.com/BEFORE-Roger-Lhooms/dp/1425711901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263065843&sr=1-1

the Civil War will never end....

http://www.kansascity.com/450/story/1670035.html

had lunch at Dogfish

http://www.dogfishalehouse.com/dogfish-head-alehouse-falls-church.html

Tried their Fort Ale for the first time. Wow.....

Irma Thomas performs Time Is On My Side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpmqZ0ciuCk

Lousy recording - great singer.

Green On Red perform Two Lovers/ Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XsX1HE6rng

Long live the Paisley Underground!

Ray Charles performs What'd I Say

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38Dos-dSw8o

Brilliant, as always.

Steely Dan perform Reelin' In The Years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDRd0Z0O4o

I've read that Fagen can't stand this song. Too bad, as I think it's one of their best and I find new ways to apreciate it with each passing year.

Robots VS cellphone contract

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH4CaPVOJEI


I'm reminded of one of my favorite lines from The President's Analyst: "Even Bedouins hate the phone company."

Siberian Bridge Crossing

http://rutube.ru/tracks/2724159.html

I'm impressed.

growing a chair

http://atlasobscura.com/places/chair-grew

the dating game...

http://www.freedating.co.uk/articles/worst-dating-show-ideas.html

Kung Fu movie script generator

http://www.onlyknives.com/diy-kung-fu-movie-script/

Pretty neat!

The Past Future!

http://vintagefuture.tumblr.com/

Great pics!

How big is the Internet?

http://www.onlineeducation.net/internet/

my vacation list

http://listverse.com/2010/01/06/top-10-places-you-cant-go/

the deadliest place on earth?

http://www.ironammonite.com/2009/12/surviving-cueva-de-los-cristales-giant.html

interesting article on the Ukrainian resistance in WWII

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/05/AR2010010503610.html

One of the things I find more fascinating about WWII was how complicated it was. Let's face it, the nazis and Japanese were villains right out of central casting. But there were also many shades of gray when it came to the political situation, particularly when dealing with the empires of Russia, Britain and France. The old adage that the enemy of my enemy is my friend made for a real mosaic of real and/or facile alliances and cooperation.

the asshole

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/09/arrest-made-newart-airport-security-breach/?source=newsletter_must-read-stories-today_headlines

Jack Benny in Casablanca?!?!?!

If you know me then you know that this is my all-time favotire film. I gave up counting how many times I'd watched it at 125, and that was about twenty years ago. So I'm embarassed to say that I was completely unaware of this little tidbit. Pretty neat!

http://www.jackbenny.org/wwwboard/messages/2100.html

http://scottedelman.livejournal.com/164993.html

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091223/ANSWERMAN/912239981/1023

(Thanks for the heads-up on this, Phil!)

Happy Birthday Angel Eyes!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001812/

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Little Buddy!

http://www.bobdenver.com/

Happy Birthday Joan Baez!

http://www.joanbaez.com/

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

Happy Birthday David Johansen!

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9aBySJkRQ

Happy Birthday Jimmy Page!

http://www.jimmypage.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvXLp4f1gs

Friday, January 08, 2010

If I remember correctly, her name was Abby Normal...

http://blogs.app.com/saywhat/2010/01/08/dead-womans-brain-accidentally-given-to-family-in-personal-effects/

I believe I have a future in theatre set design

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_kx3byv8ow&feature=player_embedded

Remember kids - don't drink and blow

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/808223-man-arrested-for-drunk-snow-blowing

Pi in the sky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/pi-calculated-to-a-record-number-of-2-7-trillion-digits/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Neatorama+(Neatorama)&utm_content=Twitter

Ninnies

http://news.discovery.com/tech/modern-warfare-insurgent-attacks-prediction.html

It is always hazardous to comment on serious scholarship as it's presented in the popular press, (I've learned time and again how such reportage twists and perverts the actual subject matter). But if this article is true, it sounds like a near-worthless waste of time to me. The idea that all conflicts follow some sort of universal time/violence line is prepsoterous. The conclusion that a couple of guys with guns on each side is the same as a couple million guys with guns on each side is preposterous. And their claims of predictabily have so many caveats and disclaimers that it sounds like an amateur playing at being a military intelligence officer. They admit it provicdes no help to tactical thinking, and if your ead it carefully it doesn't sound like it's even competitive with a good intelligence and reconaissance effort. If you believe that the battle of Verdun was run the same way as the Tupamaro campaign in Montevideo which was the same as the Battle of Tora Bora which was the same as the Destruction of Army Group Center, then you are welcome to your graphs and charts. I remain unimpressed.

neat interview with Firesign Theatre

http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/martian_space_party_firesign_theatre_part_2/

Happy Birthday David Bowie!

http://www.davidbowie.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8v486aUYu0

Happy Birthday Robby Krieger!

http://www.robbykrieger.com/

Happy Birthday Graham Chapman!

http://pythonline.com/meet/chapman

Happy Birthday Elvis!

http://www.elvis.com/

Happy Birthday Little Anthony!

http://www.littleanthonyandtheimperials.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq204wG8UfA

Great singer.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Avatardation

http://gawker.com/5442399/avatards-are-the-new-twihards-how-to-tell-if-you-or-a-loved-one-is-at-risk

Get a life!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Tom Petty's video for Mary Jane's Last Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowSGxim_O8

You're a sick puppy, Tom, but we love ya...

Wicked Wilson Pickett performs Land Of 1,000 Dances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk4Uwge4DzQ

Classic.

Flock of Seagulls video for Wishing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS9RPyznAPg

Horrible video, great song.

The Bangles video for Hazy Shade of Winter

Tis another chilly night at the Manor....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG9PVucS9aw

nice article on the local (DC) beer scene

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2010/01/05/2009-looking-back-at-a-growing-beer-city-part-2/

an obvious old-time fan reviews the new Star Trek movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9i9N-Ez5Y8&feature=related

A paratrooper avenges his cousin's death

http://fromcowpasturestokosovo.blogspot.com/2010/01/pvt-brennan-on-patrol-that-captures-hvt.html

Fascinating, and hopefully satisfying for the family.

NSFW Star Trek Costumes

http://dinnerinthedarkroom.tumblr.com/post/294663757/lol-que

Christopher Lee sings Charlemagne

http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/saruman_sings_charlemagne/

I'm beginning my new diet immediately

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1240978/Aliens-eat-fatties-Gym-sparks-outrage-new-advertising-campaign.html

Cross Dressing

http://www.woosk.com/2010/01/cross-dressing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Woosk+%28Woosk%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

John Carter of Mars coming to film

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=9685

Hobbit film news

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=9656

just another day in DC...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34745519/ns/local_news-washington_dc/


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Alert Fred Garvin!

http://www.lvrj.com/news/brothel-to-get-the-bucks-80777187.html

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=23497314

Happy Distaff Day!

http://seventrees.blogspot.com/2009/01/st-distaffs-day-means-work-and-play.html

Happy Birthday Charles Addams!

http://www.charlesaddams.com/

Brilliant. Essential.

Happy Birthday to The Avengers!

Premiered (in the UK) on this date in 1961. One of my all-time fave TV shows. Absolutely brilliant!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054518/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvmgrnsaE1U

http://theavengers.tv/forever/

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

John Waite video for Missing You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e157Ner90

It's another frigid and windy night at the Manor. The Holiday lights here and around the neighborhood are down, and we've got at least ten more weeks of another bleak Winter stomping around like some twerp on white crosses. So this song seems pretty dead-on. Sigh. See ya tomorrow.

today's Metro atrocity

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/getthere/2010/01/metro_train_nearly_hit_team_of.html?hpid=topnews

Manager-for-life Catoe must be sorely disappointed that he can't add a few more notches to his tally of death and destruction.

Van Morrison performs Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2N2JnJ4iKk

One of my fave Morrison songs.

Little Steven & Friends video for Sun City

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk6ye17lqBo

Great tune and video.

Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge perform Worst That Could Happen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPTvxkV3FAk

Yes, it's schmaltzy, but I've always loved this song. Was a hit back in the Spring of '69, and the last gasp for doo wop.

The Crystals perform Da Doo Ron Ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgtsai2aKY

Great song and performance.

The Apology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOuI3eVUQY8&feature=PlayList&p=E61D2FEA5D3855F7&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=33

Cool commercial - horrible pissy beer....




(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

RenCon 2010

http://www.renconvention.com/

Takin' out the trash

I'm overjoyed to report that James Von Brunn finally did something wonderful - he died.

Wuss America

http://reason.com/brickbat/2010/01/06/he-has-an-arm-like-a-rifle?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reason%2FDailyBrickbats+%28Reason+Online+-+Daily+Brickbats%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

A great link header

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4908172&tt=s

A Stephen King/John Mellencamp Musical?

http://www.examiner.com/x-6950-Portland-Paranormal-Examiner~y2009m12d30-John-Mellencamp-and-Stephen-Kings-ghostly-musical

the race to create an artificial brain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1240410/The-real-Frankenstein-experiment-One-mans-mission-create-living-mind-inside-machine.html

We'll see....

just another day for DC's finest....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/05/AR2010010502999.html?wprss=rss_metro

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes!

http://www.sherlockian.net/world/

Happy Birthday Rowan Atkinson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000100/

http://www.westlord.com/rowan-atkinson/

Genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday Gustav Dore!

http://dore.artpassions.net/

Genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday Syd Barrett!

http://www.sydbarrett.net/

http://www.sydbarrett.com/

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

baby products for little Damien...

http://hauntstyle.blogspot.com/2010/01/dangerous-baby-accoutrements.html

The All-IKEA Meal

http://food.theatlantic.com/stories/an-all-ikea-meal.php

Pretty neat acrobatics

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/05/dude-of-many-talents/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

the bureaucrat...

http://www.topix.net/news/weird/2010/01/mouse-nest-found-on-policemans-filthy-desk

Date Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsAPMhuABU&feature=player_embedded

Fantastic!

looking for clues...

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20100104-24345.html

I never knew Antwerp could be so mercantile

http://www.shipmentoffail.com/fails/2010/01/belgian-ass/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+shipmentoffail+%28Shipment+of+Fail%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

neat metal art work

http://www.yeah-oops.com/2010/01/04/amazing-metal-iron-work-art/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahOops+%28Yeah+Oops%21+-+The+Center+of+Funny+Stuffs+-+Funny+Pictures%2C+Funny+Videos%2C+and+Flash+Games%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

The choice: Orc or wife

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2792768/Wife-forces-husband-to-give-away-giant-World-of-Warcraft-Orc-figure.html

a new slant on foster care

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100103/NEWS/1030345/Iowa-veterans-gain-freedom-family-through-foster-program

On the one hand, quite touching. On the other, it's a pity that these are the choices for those guys.

Benny Hill Police Chase

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/04/benny-hill-police-chase/


Looks like the Springfield Mixing Bowl around 4:00PM...

Star Trek Eggo's!

http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/01/05/star-trek-reaches-new-unexplored-universe-of-merchandising-with/

'Cause nothing says New Worlds like a waffle!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Cowbell Girl

http://tv.gawker.com/5440255/world-meet-cowbell-girl-cowbell-girl-world-updated

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

that special love between a mother and her son

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/mother-of-year.html

Wuss America, and why I'd never live in Ohio

http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/national_world/stories/2010/01/03/copy/Wine_Limit.ART_ART_01-03-10_A1_67G6AUO.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

Hell, that'd just get me through April...

Good to the last drop

http://bitsandpieces.us/2010/01/03/lawn-mower-coffee/

Okay! My kind of disaster!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8438314.stm

Hello Kidney

http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/2010/01/hello-kidney.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IHaveSeenTheWholeOfTheInternet+%28I+have+seen+the+whole+of+the+internet%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

the cutting edge of flight delays

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34664924/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

Darwin Award Nominee

http://www.wsmv.com/news/22105548/detail.html

The Christmas Hostess with the Mostest

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4898716&tt=s

I had no idea that Big Brothers taught such interesting skills

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sirens/2009/dec/27/big-brothers-poster-boy-accused-attempted-murder/

new Fritz Leiber collection on the way!

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=9552

A great fantasy author.

reading of The Hobbit online

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=9282

Estonian Economic Forecasting in the news!

http://www.aroundglobe.net/2010/01/two-headed-calf-born-in-estonia.html

Beats what we've got...

I believe this is how most Zombie movies begin...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a104822.html

the driving class

http://wbztv.com/local/driving.instructor.hurt.2.1405199.html

I believe Bob Newhart was ahead of the curve on this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8w8gIOTCx0

True Love

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/news/offbeat/iowa-man-spells-out-wife's-birthday-message-in-manure_5415058

the brewing schedule for Dogfish in 2010

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/thee-schedule.htm

Yum!

Get A Life!

http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/star-wars-chop-sticks-and-star-trek-cuff-links/?news=123

the cutting edge of Amazon.com purchases!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1239887/Man-buys-3billion-CD-ROM-Amazon--just-happen.html

Neat!


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Stella Schindler show

Stella's an old friend...

Friday, January 8
Velvet Lounge
915 U St NW WDC
http://www.velvetloungedc.com
202-462-3213
$10, 18+, doors at 9pm

Erik Deutsch (pianist for Norah Jones, Charlie Hunter, Ellery Eskelin and Trevor Dunn!)
Stella Schindler (one of DC's finest singer-songwriters)


Erik Deutsch
http://www.hammerandstring.com

Erik Deutsch, born in Washington D..C., is as busy as anyone in the music business. Currently a resident of Brooklyn, NY, the pianist has recently worked with Norah Jones, Trevor Dunn, and Ellery Eskelin (to name a few). He just wrapped up three years in the Charlie Hunter Trio (recording Mistico and Baboon Strength), and is currently splitting time with Kristina Train and Erin McKeown in support of their new albums. Erik has recently completed work on a new album: Hush Money. Released on November 10, the music reflects a unique balance between the chamber-esque cinematic composition of Deutsch’s previous record, Fingerprint, with the rhythm and blues aesthetic of Charlie Hunter. Throw in a heavy dose of Erik’s extensive arsenal of analog synthesizers and Hush Money is surely the most wide-ranging recording of his career. “Erik Deutsch, a pianist with a taste for tuneful provocation, is an especially valuable resource as a solo commentator and accompanist…” – NY Times Recent

Discography:

Charlie Hunter Trio: Baboon Strength (2008 Spire Artists)
Erik Deutsch: Fingerprint (2007 Sterling Circle Records)
Erin McKeown: Lafayette (2007 Signature Sounds)
Ron Miles: Stone/Blossom (2006 Sterling Circle Records)


Stella Schindler
http://www.myspace.com/stellaschindler

"With an emotive delivery that at various points brings to mind Marianne Faithfull and Iris Dement under the spell of eerie gothic gloom, Stella Schindler makes a striking impression on Distant Hum. Her seductive style has a hazy feel that’s elusive yet inviting. She effectively integrates various strands of quiet despair, resulting in an album deliriously imbued with imagery and allusion.

The set begins provocatively with the dirge-like ballad “Ancient Trail” and maintains its sensual sway. However, Schindler hits her stride with “Get Along Joseph,” an upbeat shuffle that suggests vintage Dylan helmed by Gram and Emmylou." (Lee Zimmerman, Performing Songwriter Magazine)

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Saturday, January 9
Velvet Lounge
915 U St NW WDC
http://www.velvetloungedc.com
202-462-3213
$8, 18+, doors at 9pm



(Thanks for the announcement, Erik!)

Happy Birthday Stephen Decatur!

http://www.decaturhouse.org/

http://www.foundersofamerica.org/decatur.html

Happy Birthday Robert Duvall!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000380/

Great, great actor.

Greetings!

Bruce released Greetings From Asbury park, N.J. on this date in '73. One of my all-time fave albums.

http://www.brucespringsteen.net/albums/greetings.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetings_from_Asbury_Park,_N.J.

Happy Twelfth Night!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Firesign Theatre - Sperm Bank Holdup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PpAOo5-qWs

an oldie but goody - Hardware Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7p96aiE32k&feature=PlayList&p=737E16DC7C587F1E&index=0&playnext=1

Classic...

The Clash perform Train In Vain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIx7k2gYT1I

For a too brief moment it did look like the Clash would be the only band that mattered.

Steppenwolf performs Sookie Sookie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GLZRiUhq5k

Cream performs White Room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vylPdd3mT0k

So cool...

Lennon performs Come Together

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euCbfLX-tLg&feature=related

the littlest headbanger

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/04/hardcore-baby-rocks-out-t_n_410698.html

Complaint Choirs

http://www.complaintschoir.org/choirs.html

more investigations on "the man who wasn't there"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/world-war-2/6923826/Historian-claims-to-have-finally-identified-wartime-Man-Who-Never-Was.html

turning brain waves into speech

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34642356/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

Fantastic.

interesting article on dolphin intelligence

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6973994.ece

There's A Fungus Among Us!

http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=369128

the bones of Santa Claus...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8432314.stm

a new mag devoted to Virginia wines

http://www.virginiawinelover.com/

Yum!

the ad

1803 -- A widow wrote this epitaph in a
Vermont cemetery:

Sacred to the memory of
my husband John Barnes
who died January 3, 1803
His comely young widow, aged 23, has
many qualifications of a good wife, &
yearns to be comforted.

Happy Handsel Day!

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

Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!

http://remhq.com/index.php

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

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

Brilliant. Essential.

Happy Trivia Day!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

O Holy Crap

http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000570.php

Classic.


(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

bones from wood

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8438209.stm

Amazing.


Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Back from Charlottesville

Had a wonderful weekend hanging out with our friend Carol and visiting some of the local book stores, (and hitting my fave pizzaria - Crozet Pizza!).

Happy Birthday Stephen Stills!

http://www.stephenstills.com/index-v10.html

http://www.myspace.com/stephenstills

Happy Birthday Sergio Leone!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001466/

Genius. Essential.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Only 300 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Birthday El Kabong!

Debuted on Quickdraw McGraw on this date in 1960.

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

Happy Birthday Christine Lavin!

http://www.christinelavin.com/

One of my fave folkies. Absolutely charming.

Happy Science Fiction Day!

http://www.wsfa.org/

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy Birthday Country Joe!

http://www.countryjoe.com/

Happy Birthday Paul Revere!

http://www.paulreverehouse.org/

Happy Birthday Betsy Ross!

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

Happy Feast of Fools & Asses Day!

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

Happy First-Footing Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-Foot

Happy First Footing!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-Foot

Happy New Year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faU-SK0pHCI&feature=related