Monday, October 31, 2011

The Last of The Few

The Poles were generally regarded as almost suicidally fearless during the Battle of Britain.  They knew what was at stake.

THE Song Of The Season!

By the Master, Bobby "Boris" Pickett.  Ladies & Gentlemen, please rise for the National Anthem of Halloween.

Happy Birthday Bud Spencer!

Happy National Magic Day!

Happy Birthday Kinkster!

Happy Birthday Tom Paxton!

Happy National Candy Apple Day!


Happy Carve A Pumpkin Day!

Happy Nutcrack Night!

Happy Allantide!

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cracking an 18th Century Code

I love stuff like this, and would be interested to see if they can crack the Voynich Manuscript. 

The Onion tackles child psychology,2870/

Balloonosaurus Rex!

(Thanks to Infidel753 for the link and title!)

Anniversary of the Martian Invasion of Earth

The most famous radio broadcast, ever.

Some tunes for the Season...

Carl Bonafede

Laverne Baker

The Ghouls

Little Anthony & The Imperials

Happy National Candy Corn Day!


Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Happy Birthday Ruth Gordon!

Happy Birthday Otie Williams!

Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

Happy Devil's/Cabbage/Tick-Tack/Mischief/Corn/Goosy Night / Trick/ Gate/ Beggars Night

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Some suggestions for rebooting Star Trek

Actually, I kind of like/agree with this.

I will live forever

Awkward Pregnancy Photos

Deliciously bad...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Plush Cthulhu Tentacle

The cutting edge of construction equipment

Crazy, but a pretty cool commercial for this device.  (The film starts off a little slow, give it time.)

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Drunk Nightmare

Fun stuff!

UFO's become experts in camouflage...

Sneaky bastards...

Slushy Halloween

It is a cold and drizzly day here at the Manor, if you can all the cloud encrusted darkness around here daytime.  There is actually light snow* reported in the outer suburbs, (about 40+ miles from the Manor).  We were planning on putting a variety of our smaller Halloween decorations outside today.  But have given up on that idea - most are lit with normal or electric tealights, and that's not going to work under today's conditions.  At any rate, the interior remains cheery and bursting with decorations and knick knacks of the season.  Linda is baking holiday cookies, and I'm eyeing a bottle of pumpkin wine.  Damn the weather, let the Halloween Celebration begin!

*By the way, this is not a record. I seem to remember sleet and flurries on Columbus Day in '73 or '74.

Princess Bride Reunion Photo


It's almost impossible for me to write accurately without it. 

Some tunes for the Season...

Tim Curry

Bruce & The Heartbreaks

Bruce Springsteen

Dr. West's Medicine Show & Junk Band

Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Internet!

Happy Birthday Ralph Bakshi!

The Annual Coffin Races are held today in Manitou Springs, Colorado!

Friday, October 28, 2011

NPR's fow chart for SF&F Books

I appreciate the effort, but as I pointed out at the time, they leave out too many of my faves.

(Thanks for the link, Susan!)

A new Josh Whedon film - or joke?

An Oldie But goody: The Life & Death Of A Pumpkin

A classic, from the folks who bring you Chad Vader.

The Halloween Decoration Abduction Apology

Video of the Coffin Races in Manitou Springs, CO

Some tunes for the Season...

The Fortunes

Baron Daemon

The Nazz

Pax Romana

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester!

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Happy National Wild Foods Day!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

MythBusters takes on The Flying Guillotine!

I've always been into non-gunpowder weaponry - the weirder, the better. And the flying guillotine is sort of the Holy Grail for this. The MythBusters are almost correct in saying that it is a figment of Kung Fu movie writers' imagination.  But I believe I've read in a fairly scholarly work that there are at least one or two historical references that at least mention it in a real context, but without a solid description.  The thing is so damn impractical, that I myself am prepared to dispute the accuracy of these references, but it's a fun instrument to introduce into a D&D game....

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Poe's NY Cottage Restored!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Great article about Etta James

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Some tunes for the Season...

Ray Parker Jr.

The Frantics


Johnny Fever

Happy Birthday to The Federalist Papers!

The first article was published on this date in 1787.

Happy Punkie Night!

Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life (the radio show)

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday to It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

An absolute Classic and one of my all-time faves. Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Lara Parker!

Happy Birthday John Cleese!

Genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday Garry Tallent!

Happy National Potato Day!


Happy American Beer Day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's What's For Dinner!

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Some tunes for the Season...

Another theme...


Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger

The Vanilla Fudge

Joan Jett

RIP Paul Leka, Kiss Him Goobye...,0,7625180.story

Happy Birthday Doonesbury!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy birthday Natalie Merchant!

Happy National Pretzel Day!


Happy National Pumpkin Day!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chad Vader's Halloween Seance!

I love those guys.

DC's musical olden days

I think I own about 90% of what's mentioned in this article. Ah, memories....

Grandfather's Will....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Some tunes for the Season...

a theme...

The Rolling Stones

Jonathan Round


Bryan Ferry

Anniversary of The Charge of the Light Brigade

Happy World Pasta Day!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Some sound advice for parents this Halloween from The Onion...,26438/

Cool Halloween Light Show!



(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

Some tunes for the Season...

Rob Zombie

Gene Moss

Reverend Horton Heat

The Groovy Ghoulies

Happy Birthday to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

one of my fave movies. Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy National Bologna Day!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe - starring Vincent Price

Wonderful!  (Dare I say, Priceless?)

Some tunes for the Season...

Bob McFadden & Dor


Carl Bonafede

Jimmy Dee

Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

Happy All Hallow's Read!

Happy Birthday Johnny Carson!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A sign of Halloween: The Wolfsbane is blooming at The Manor!

Some tunes for the Season/...

Inkubus Sukkubus

The Omen

The Exorcist

Destroy All Monsters

Some neat links for Halloween

Supplied by one of my faves, Count Gore!

Another victim of Catwoman!

Neat Exo-Robots

Washington's rye whiskey now for sale

Oh lord, why does it have to be rye? (I've never liked the stuff). I'm not an expert on colonial era distilling and agriculture, and am in no position to question those who are. But I do wonder where the rye comes from? I always associate that grain with more Northern climes, (the Dakotas and Canada) than the mid-Potomac area.

Mars Attacks cards!

I loved this series, had virtually the whole set, too. Have no idea what happened to it, so bought the reissue that came out 10-20 years ago.

U.S. Marines in Ancient Rome

Fun little story.

The Music Typewriter


Angry Birds

Nice listing of Halloween Happenings around NoVa

hitler not a vicitm of gas attack

I've written about this before. It is possibly true, but I remain deeply skeptical. I have read the accusations that the German army handed out iron cross awards like candy, but only recently and strictly in the context of hitler. Why not elsewhere and earlier? And I have read that he was always in the rear areas. But I find that near-impossible to believe. Messengers were used to carry orders and information to and from the front, and between units as the front. That meant running around, not necessarily hunkered down in trenches and bunkers when the cannon started firing, etc. As for being a tea boy, we are presented with two facts from these historians - the one, that Hitler was safe in the rear areas, buttering up officers for awards and what not; secondly, that he suffered an extreme hysterical reaction to this life of comfort and luxury that caused him to become a megalomaniacal leader of millions. Huh?!?
Look, if there is a "I Hate Hitler Club", I want to be a charter member. But that doesn't mean you go around making up stories that almost certainly aren't true. Shit, you really think you need to throw more dirt on this guy's personality??? I think adolf was most likely a good soldier, and earned those medals. The arguments for it make a lot more sense than the arguments against. Like a lot of other guys, he fought in the war, and some of them were just as bad as he was, (although not so lucky later on). It's just one aspect of a huge and ultimately horrible life. Not every second of that life has to demonstrate his utter comtemptability from our point of view.  

RIP Barry Feinstein

(Thanks for the links, Perry!

Cuttlefish camouflage

Steve Jobs Rebooting?

A piece of Lennon

Quantum Levitation demonstrated



Tut, tut....

True Gamesmen

Happy Birthday to She Wore A Yellow Ribbon!

One of the great U.S. Cavalry movies.  Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday N.C. Wyeth!

One of the great illustrators.

Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

A horribly under-rated performer.

Happy Birthday Sterile Cuckoo!

One of my all-time favorite movies.  Premiered on this date in '69.  Absolutely bitter sweet and charming.  One of the few movies to accurately capture some of the feel of college romance.


Happy National Nut Day!


Friday, October 21, 2011

A neat article about Giger and the making of Alien

Fun stuff!

The Honey Badger - He don't give a shit

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Zombie Run in C'Ville!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

A neat article about Giger and the making of Alien

Fun stuff!

Only Ten Days Until Halloween!

Happy Birthday Manfred Mann!

Happy Birthday Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

Happy National Caramel Apple Day!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again

the biggest asshole in DC

Happy Birthday Art Buchwald

A sentimental favorite of mine. A piece of an older DC, now long gone.

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi!

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

One of my faves.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Some tunes for the Season

Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Julie Driscoll


Gene Moss

Help Wanted

I want an albino cyclops shark (with laser beams) for my secret lair,

(Thanks for the link, Janet!)

Faces of Fear from the Nightmares Factory!

Some of these are great!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Where The Deep Ones Are

Anniversary of the start of The War Of Jenki''s Ear

Happy Birthday Tor Johnson!

Happy Birthday Trey Parker!

Happy Yorktown Surrender Day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Charity

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)


It is a perfect October evening here at the Manor. The temperature outside is mild, feels about 60-65. The leaves are changing color and a few are starting to fall. The light breeze captures them and sends them skittering across the street and yard like small alien crabs. The humidity is scaled way back from Summer. I think I detect someone having a fire going about a block away.
I'm too tired to go out, but it's the type of night meant for toodling around Old Town. Although all of my old haunts are long gone. I really miss Mason's, Scotland Yard and Wayfarer's. Time for another bourbon. See ya tomorrow.

Some tunes for the Season

Slant 6 Jumpstarts

The Misfits

45 Grave

Inkubus Sukkubus

The return of Mazzy Star!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Bunnyman!

Our local monster. First appeared on this night in 1970. Those first two appearances have blossomed into a major folklore trend in NoVa. The best history of him is here:

For some, shall we say, entertaining views:

The appearances was just down the road from where I'm typing - about two miles from The Manor. And who is to say that he isn't still out there, axe in hand, hippity-hopping his way into your nightmares....

Happy Birthday Laura Nyro!

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Genius. Essential. An American Treasure.

Monday, October 17, 2011

This year's Double Bastard Ale was released today

Be Afraid. Be Very Very Afraid....

They grow up so fast...

Some tunes for the Season

The Tubes

Satan's Pilgrims

Electric Frankenstein

Dark Shadows

Happy Birthday Hollywood Squares!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Jim Seals!

Happy Birthday Tom Poston!

Happy National Pasta Day!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some tunes for the Season

Concrete Blonde

Roky Erickson

David Bromberg

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

I want one with a ejector seat and tire slashing axles!

Ladies - Drink Up!

Happy Birthday Nico!

Happy Dictionary Day!

Happy National Liqueur Day!


Happy World Food Day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Three Wisemen Flask


Some tunes for the Season

Payne's Gray

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

Rocky Horror

Harry Belafonte

Remidner - check out Gothtober

A neat little film every day in October.

I'd rather bid on his brass balls

Stand Up For Your Rights!

Moss Man!

Bring out yer dead....

The crooked forest

Realism in a zombie movie

Get A Life!

A repeat request

As we get into October, the local media can be expected to post a couple articles about local ghost stories, folklore and monsters. I try to collect these. If you see one for the greater DC region, (say, within a hundred miles of the Capitol), I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know (send me the link). Most of you know my email address. If not, just post it in the comments section and I'll be sure to pick up on it. Thanks.
And if you're interested in such tales, please check out my other blog Magick Theatre, for whatever I find interesting dealing with mysticism, the occult, parapsychology, folklore, and whatnot.

Story of the week

The WWII Thankyou Note

Curious little story.

Tellers of Weird Tales

A new (to me) blog devoted to the authors found in Weird Tales magazine.  This looks really good!

New Clark Ashton Smith on the way!

New book on germany's 'rocket soldiers'

Should be interesting;  not a lot, (in English) on this topic.

Happy National Roast Pheasant Day!


Haven't had roast pheasant in decades.  There used to be a lovely little Scottish restaurant in Old Town that served it, (Scotland Yard - long gone, now).  That was a regular hangout for Linda and I back when we were dating, and I proposed there.  Yup, I definitely like pheasant.

(Un)Happy National Grouch Day!

Friday, October 14, 2011


The leaves are starting to change color, here at the Manor.  Interestingly, some are going straight to brown.  I consider this unusual because of all the rain we've had.  Perhaps too much water affects the colorization of some species as much as drought.  At any rate, its' kind of neat when the breeze catches the  just right and the leaves go skittering across the road like some sort of manic arachnid.
In addition, the wolfsbane is just starting to bloom.  The rain has affect it, too.  The rot is setting in, and I don't see how we'll get much this year.  Just enough to keep the werewolves at bay, I'd guess.

WOO HOO! Tours at A. Smith Bowman Distillery are finally available!

The home of Virginia Gentleman Bourbon.  Essential to modern living.

Some tunes for the Season

The Slickee Boys

The Rolling Stones

Glass Prism

The Eagles

Happy World Egg Day!


Happy Birthday Justin Hayward!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some tunes for the Season

Rocky Horror

Alice Cooper

The Ramones


MORE American wussies: freedom of speech is okay, unless it's the Eagles

I have to say, that it's a thing of beauty.  Almost brings a tear to my eye.  Here, DC has the biggest asshole in town owning the Redskins, alienating as many people as possible, being a complete jerk; and Philly sees fit to try to take some of the pressure off by bullying people, saying "free speech is okay, as long as it doesn't involve anything I disagree with".  It's interesting to see how these two waaaay overpaid thugs are so easily hurt/disturbed/diverted by one little sign.  A couple more prissy American snowflake wussies.  I know they can beat the shit out of me.  Most genetic freaks can.  Big fucking deal.  Nevertheless, I'll always be tougher than they can ever dream of.  Well done, Eagles!  Freedom lovers and tough guys everywhere give you the finger!

E.A. Poe celebrations to aid the Poe House in Baltimore

The loving maternal side of The Onion,4238/

Happy Birthday Lenny Bruce!

Happy Birthday Paul Simon!

Happy Birthday John Ford Coley!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wuss America

We are the lamest baby-assed wusses on the planet.  Snowflakes.  A fucking nation of delicate, wilting, snowflakes.  Sheesh!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Eddie Munster's in Luray this weekend!

The ultimate home defense against Zombies!

(Thanks for the pic, Missy!)

Night of the Living Cupcakes!

So cute!

(Thanks for the link, Tom!)

A cute wedding proposal

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Some tunes for the Season

Rob Zombie

Jimmy Dee

Round Robin

Barnes & Barnes

Happy Birthday Love Happy!

The last Marx Brothers film. Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Old Farmers Day!

Happy Birthday Sam Moore!

Happy Birthday Melvin Franklin!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hmmm, attacking people for dancing

Golly - I think we have the first Methodist Super Hero!

Zombie Preparedness Center - the cutting edge of hardware stores!

Cute idea!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Some tunes for the Season

Classics IV

Ozzy Osbourne

Jack & Jim

Leroy Bowman & The Arrows

Happy It's My Party Day!

Happy Birthday Mike Nelson!

Genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday To Have And Have Not!

One of my fave movies.  The film that made Lauren Bacall a star.  Premiered on this date in 1944.

Happy Birthday Saturday Night Live!

Premiered on this date in '75.

Happy National Sausage Pizza Day!


Happy Pulaski Memorial Day!

A Patriot.

Only 20 Days Until Halloween!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tee Hee!

Some tunes for the Season

David & Jad Fair

Big Crosby

Jackie Morningstar

Carol Bonafede


The headlines says it all. It's only a recession if the top 1% aren't being shoveled money by the government. If the rest of us are hurting, it's "Happy Days Are Here Again".

Happy Birthday Kirsty MacColl!

Happy Birthday Diamond Dave!

Happy Birthday Ed Wood!

Happy Columbus Day!

Well, unless you're an Indian....

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Some tunes for the Season

Blue Oyster Cult

Arthur Brown

Graham Parker


What if Dr. Seuss wrote The Call Of Cthulhu?!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Growing Up In Alexandria

Someone's put together a nice collection of photos and postcards from the past. My Hometown...

The Mini Band takes on Metallica!

So cute!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Happy Birthday Jackson Browne!

Happy Birthday John Entwistle!

Happy Birthday John!

Happy National Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day!


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Some tunes for the Season

Paul Roland



Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

A new edition of Count Gore is online!

I just love this guy. Absolutely essential, particularly at this time of year.

Burglars who enforce the law

(Thanks for the link,Dennis!)

But what will they put on their Freedom Fries?

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)


Released on this date in 1971...

Friday, October 07, 2011


Actually, as a human being, I think Jobs was nothing more than a huge turd. I hate the whole planned obsolescense, exclusivity-ridden, monolithic me-or-hit-the-highway attitude of what in the end is a just a bunch of tools. And I hate his cult-like marketing, his treatment of his daughter, and the fact that he's treated as a martyr by all the tech drones. He was VERY well paid for whatever giggles he brought to your life. Too well paid. You don't owe him anything - you've paid it already, in the only way that he understood, money and megalomaniacal theatre.He was just another businessman, when all is said and done, and like most of the biggest ones, he made some popular products, and he was a total asshole and a selfish, childish little prick.  And don't give me all that bullshit about changing the world.  Listen, sonny, the world ain't changed all that much.  Trust me.  You want a hero?  You want earth shattering change?  You want someone you can cry over?  Then take the hint offered in the above article and look up the death of Fred Shuttlesworth.  He wasn't a billionaire, and he didn't have a bunch of asperger's brats beating off to his photograph.  He's the real deal.

Grow your own bicycle

The ultimate ski resort

You can put the umbrella away

Arthur Dent is a suspect

iPhone is talking out of its ass

Klingon VS Dyslexia

A tool-using fish

Pretty neat!

Mowing the yard at Halloween...

Does this resignation mean that he lacked political support?

An underwater invisibility cloak

I suspect this will be viewed quite carefully for military applications...

The cutting edge of cheesecake

My one-stop shopping store!

More on the intelligence of crows

The Ultimate Rock Tour - On The Road

The monarchist

For all of you vampire hunters out there...

A neat article and interview with Brian Wilson

Neat stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

RIP Bert Jansch

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Steve Jobs=Cthulhu

Could be...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Some tunes for the Season

The Stranglers

The Revillos

The Dead Elvi

The Electric Hellfire Club

Happy birthday John Mellencamp!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Amish Threat

Great food, but batshit crazy...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The DC Record Fair returns on 10/23!

Very cool!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Some tunes for the Season

Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams

Van Halen

Tarantula Ghouls & Her Gravediggers

Screaming Lord Sutch

Happy Mad Hatter Day!

Happy Ivy Day!

Happy National Noodle Day!


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A benenfit to save the Poe House

Some tunes for the Season

Black Sabbath

Alice Cooper


The Sonics

The best way to get a flu shot

Very cool. I've not visited this brewpub, (yet), but Durango is one of my all-time fave places on Earth.

Love Me Do

The Beatles first single was released on this date (in the UK) in 1962.

Happy Birthday Monty Python's Flying Circus!

Brilliant. Essential.

Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life!

The TV show premiered on this date in 1950. Fun stuff!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Spock's Last Con

RIP Robert "Butcher Cover" Whitaker,0,3816120.story

Some tunes for the Season

Roky Erickson

Black Widow

Cliff Richards

Blue Oyster Cult

I met a girl who sang the Blues, and I asked her for some happy news....

But she just smiled and turned away....   Janis died on this date in 1970...

Happy Birthday Sputnik!

Launched on this date in 1957.

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton!

Happy National Taco Day!


Monday, October 03, 2011

new job!

Just started a new job, dear readers, so postings are going to get a bit sparse for a little while until I get my schedule figured out.

Some tunes for the Season



Oingo Boingo


Happy Birthday MythBusters!

Premiered on this date in 2003.

Happy Birthday to The Dick Van Dyke Show!

Brilliant, Essential.  Considered by many, including myself, to be the best sitcom - ever.  Premiered on this date in '61.

Happy Birthday Maltese Falcon!

Premiered on this date in 1941.  Brilliant, and Essential.

Happy Birthday Captain Kangaroo!

Premiered on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday Charles "Ming the Merciless" Middleton!

My ultimate mentor in management skills.

Happy Birthday Eddie Cochran!

One of my faves.  I love this guy.  Brilliant. 

Happy Birthday Lindsey Buckingham!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

HA! Take that, digital world!!!

This is wonderful!  I am reminded of when CD's first came out, when I was working at the record store.  I had one guy return one, complaining that it wouldn't track on his turntable, (True Story!).  I gently and calmly explained him to the reality of the situation....

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

a neat yard haunt in Denver

I love stuff like this!

10 Halloween Movies For Kids

The list seems a little broad to me.  But, in keeping with it, I'd add Disney's Aladdin, as well as Fantasia.  I'd also include the various Abbott and Costello monster movies, (particularly Frankenstein, and including the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and the Mummy); and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, 

I love relieveing the stupid rich of their money,0,7871168.story

I know that it's obscene opulence, but it's also a nice way for some techies to relieve vapid millionaires of 100K+, just so that they can watch the same crappy reruns of Wealth TV looking at last year's yachts at Monte Carlo.  Bravo, guys!


The Persians always seem to find as much influence from Monty Python as they do from allah, (as this oldie but goody confirms:

Tee Hee!

I suspect the real reason that the song was used was because all of the technology on this craft was purchased or stolen from the U.S....

Dark Classics

A wonderful blog devoted to dark art.

Some tunes for the Season

Alice Cooper

Dave Edmunds

The Cramps


A new Black Adder Series?!?!

An article about some Halloween programming on TV this month

Count Gore De Vol

My fave Ghost Host, and a DC legend. His site was the first devoted to hosting horror movies online, and remains an ESSENTIAL for anyone interested in the genre. Besides films, (both mainstream and independent), it features reviews and postings on conventions, books, music and just about anything else devoted to horror, monsters and fantasy. It's wonderful, it's updated (at least) weekly, and I can't recommend it too much.

Some tunes for the Season

The Cramps

The Doors

The Shaggs

Loudon Wainwright III

Happy Birthday Peanuts!

The strip premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday Twilight Zone!

Premiered on this date in 1959. Genius. Essential.

Happy Birthday Bud Abbott!

Happy Birthday Groucho!

My fave. Genius. Essential. A National Treasure.

Happy National Fried Scallops Day!


Happy Intergeneration Day!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

When Light Breaks Free

A wonderful little animated film.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

'Season 8' Buffy on DVD!

Goths banned from 'Dracula's cemetary'

If they're being destructive, so be it.  But the idea that taking photos in a graveyard is somehow naughty seems the height of wussiness.  Don't come to Arlington, mates, you'll be shocked shitless at all the pictures being taken. 

Some tunes for the Season

Black Sabbath

Paul Roland

Alice Cooper

Inkubus Sukkubus

Happy Birthday, American Pie!

I'm actually not quite sure on the exact date of release, but know that it was in October of 1971.  One of my fave songs.

Happy Birthday to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson!

Premiered on this date in 1962.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Dave Arneson!

A True Gamesman and a genius. 

Happy Birthday James Lawrence!

A Patriot.

Happy National Homemade Cookies Day!


Only 30 Days Until Halloween!