Wednesday, February 29, 2012

RIP Thomas Watters, International Brigades Veteran

RIP Buck Compton

Gummy Haggis

RIP Davy Jones

Happy Leap Day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Zero Mostel!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Prosthetic limbs that feel

I'm always in awe of stuff like this.  Really incredible.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Joanne Woodward!

Happy Birthday Mary Jo Pehl!

Happy Natonal Strawberry Day!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

My next t-shirt

A blog devoted to Edward Gorey!

For All True Gamesmen

Irreconcilable Differences....

Fallout shelter ads

I still remember seeing these for sale at a store on Duke Street...

Musicians VS Robots!

A bypass of the Internet?

This sounds quite interesting to me, but I do wonder if the technology can exist in the near future to do it efficiently.

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Earthquake Music

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!

Happy Birthday Godfrey Cambridge!

Happy Birthday Fats Domino!

Happy Birthday Francis Marion!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cthulhu Cupcakes!

A new collection for the Cthulhu Mythos!

We're #1! We're #1!

I would offer one footnote to this rather telling article.  Yes, the town is awash in liars, cheats, and monumental hypocrites.  But please remember, almost all of them came from somewhere else.  You elected some of them to come here, and their corruption and amorality attracted others, and so on.. 

Tazer Ball

The smallest transistor


Mother of Cod!

A new bomber being developed

I wonder if this will feature the "pulse engine" of the long-rumored Aurora project?

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday to Yes, Minister!

Premiered on this date in 1980.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday to Your Show of Shows!

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday Zeppo!

Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Happy Birthday Carroll Borland!

Happy Birthday Jim Backus!

Happy Open That Bottle Night!

Happy National Clam Chowder Day!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Top 10 Weirdest Theme Parks (at least according to Time Magazine...),28804,2106937_2106938_2106939,00.html

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Michelle Shocked!

Happy Birthday Franz von Stuck!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday George Thorogood!

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!


Happy Pully Lug Day!

An unbelievably obscure English holiday that I am single handedly resurrecting.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

John Peel's record collection in an online museum!

This is incredible news for anyone into rock'n'roll!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

The Batman garage sale

If you're of a certain age, this is brilliant!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Flying Manta Ray in Lynchburg?

I seem to remember a similar phenomena being reported about 35 years ago.  The photos were quite like the ones now being shown, but the "creatures" were much larger, and I think it was in the upper Midwest.  I think Fate Magazine did a story at the time.

A nice interview with Trace Beaulieu (MST 3000)

Happy Birthday Majel Barrett!

Happy National Chili Day!

Today is Iwo Jima Day

I am in awe of those guys.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My next t-shirt

Wargaming - A Comparative Exercise

Pretty accurate!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

How Condoms Are Made & Tested

Pretty neat, despite the high giggle factor.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)


This looks like a good site for ordering microbrews - they need to add a lot more breweries to their list, however.

(Thanks for the link, Rick!)

The Eyes Have It

Absolutely fascinating!  I love it when someone takes a totally different tack on a question or problem.

(Thanks for the link, Linda!)

Milton Berle in Star Trek!??!

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Sheldon Leonard!

Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

Only 250 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Birthday George Washington!

A local boy who did good.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Mary Chapin Carpenter!

DC's finest.  One of my faves.

Happy Mardi Gras!

Monday, February 20, 2012

RIP Michael Davis of the MC5

(Thanks for the head's up on this, Perry!)

A new documentary on the Hollies!

Very cool!

(Thanks for the link, Peter!)

Happy Birthday Richard Matheson!

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier

Happy Birthday Joel Hodgson!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Hoodie Hoo Day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Bowman Body!

The bowman Body premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday to the Phonograph!

Edison patented it on this date in 1878.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hart!

Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson!

Happy Birthday Copernicus!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Posting will be down for 2 days

See you Monday!

hitler's French son???

Maybe... I'd have to know a lot more than this article is displaying to have an opinion.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Chainsaw Juggling

And the Darwin Awards holds its breath...

Death by Lava Lamp

Well, I certainly hope that Vanilla Fudge and Iron Butterfly tunes were played at the funeral.

The acoustics of Stonehenge?

Interesting theory.


Milky Way discovery

That's nothing, I've got a brother in law who's been humming away in a haze for years....

Classic toys from the 60's

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday to Hello, My Name Is Blotto!

A fun little album. Released on this date in 1980.

Happy Birthday Sonia!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Jack Palance!

Happy Birthday Gahan Wilson!

Genius. Essential.

Happy Drink Wine Day!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Teddy Bears Killing Spree

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Great moments in free throw heckles

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday John Sullivan!

A Patriot.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Jerry Moore!

The horror host of DC's own Monster Madhouse.

Happy Birthday Sonny Bono!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wuss America - Feed 'Em Soylent Green...

This is wrong on so many levels, and typical on so many levels of what a bunch of little whiny worrywart pseudo-commissars we've become. They now have lunch police!?!  With inspections!?!  And in North Carolina - a land I most remember for the Klan billboards that greeted you when you drove into the State?  Sheesh!  I'd finish by pointing out that many/most Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, and not a small number of Christians and neopagans would have a problem with meat being forced down their children's gullets by these so-called health rules, (which sound strangely enough as if they were written by the pork and poultry industry that dominates the State's agriculture...). 

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

Truth In Advertising

Happy Birthday Harvey Korman!

Happy Birthday Matt Groening!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wuss America

My next teapot

Mad Dogs & Englishmen...

Both articles are interesting, but the second one is the one I'm focusing on - What a life!  This is a movie script!

(Thanks for the link and title, Dennis!)

The U-2 - Still Flying

Amazing longevity.

Happy Birthday Ray Teller!

Happy Birthday Robert Shea!

Happy Birthday Jack Benny!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Norton I, Emperor of the United States, Protector of Mexico!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Last Marx Brothers Appearance

Happy Birthday to Black Sabbath (the album)

A great LP, released on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

slavery represents "individual rights"

It is always fascinating to someone who studies history how the slaveholders' rebellion is described as a matter of liberty and rights. A cursory reading of the speeches and writings of the time will prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the only supposed right being fought for was to own and brutalize those of another color. It's also interesting to see someone who is obviously a white supremacist accusing others of playing the "race card"...

A nice article about "The Kiss"

Planet of the Twains

Twisted and brilliant.

Happy Birthday Dracula (the film)

One of my all-time fave movies.  Premiered on this date in 1931.

Happy Birthday Ray Manzarek!

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The cutting edge of drive-through

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Great shots

Some of these are almost supernatural.

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

The Love Bug?

The Dangers of Monty Python...

Firesign Dinner Theatre!

This sounds like fun!

An interesting article on synesthesia

A mutiny in WWII?

I'm a little curious about this. It's possible. And I've even heard a rumor that there was one full-blown firefight between Australian and American troops over the usual frictions and resentments, that incurred several deaths and was hushed up to prevent any escalation of tensions.

New details added as the Mossad files are (partially) opened on capturing eichmann


Senor Wences sells cereal

Nice review of the new Whisperer In Darkness film

The Building Climber


Upcoming Horror Movies

Just like the title says, a nice reference for fans of the genre.

It's What's For Dinner!

A nice recap article on 'The Bloop'

Cthulhu, obviously....

Interesting article on the state of cancer research

The Space Jump


Zombie Musician

I wonder if he performs 'Time of The Season'?

The PinUp Calendar for the Apocalypse

the rot sets in

It's interesting to see Marines lying like a sack of shit.  "Sniper Scouts", eh?  Those punks knew EXACTLY what that flag stood for, as did the paid mouthpiece who came up with this defense of the indefensible.  I wonder how many American service men were killed by the SS - certainly thousands, both in combat and afterwards, (see Peiper - Battle of the Bulge, for an example of what the SS did to captured Americans).  I wonder how their progeny feel about members of our (I guess that they're "our" - maybe not anymore) military now openly glorifying the schutzstaffel. It's obvious that the usual whitewash/cover-up/stonewalling has already begun, with vague talk of classes, and talk of talks, and talk of talks about talks.  Heaven forbid anyone actually be punished, or at least tossed out.  It's sickening. 
I would also point out to these obergruppenfuhrer wannabes one other little fact - the ss lost.  REAL Americans helped beat 'em....

Happy Birthday Bobby "Boris" Pickett!

Happy Birthday Gene Vincent!

Happy Birthday Sheryl Crow!

Happy Birthday Leslie Nielsen!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Underwater dog gallery

Cute stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Replica Tiger Tank

Amazing.  I would love to have one of these for my commute home...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

RIP Nello Ferrara - candy man,0,5564922.story

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

New way to limit population growth in China

Hypothermia as birth control.  Now, why didn't I think of that?

Happy Birthday Bertolt Brecht!

Happy Birthday Jimmy Durante!

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney Jr.!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Wuss America

I am so ashamed.  We have become the most delicate little snowflakes in the history of humanity. 

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan!

Happy Birthday Frank Frazetta!

THE undisputed master of sword and sorcery illustration and art.

Happy Birthday to Wizards!

It has its flaws, but it's still one of my favorite movies. Premiered on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday Barbara Lewis!

Another of my all-time faves.  Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Carole King!

One of my all-time faves.  Genius.  Essential.

Happy National Bagel & Lox Day!


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Your Monty Python T-Shirt of the Day

What Dr. Seuss is really about..


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Vinyl District

A wonderful blog/resource for pop music history and events.

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

Happy Birthday Dan Seals!

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Lost Atlantis...

Persian Female Ninjas

I believe I sense a potential Monty Python skit, here. As for this hobby being liberating, I remain laughably cynical. Go ahead, girlies, practice your gymnastics - talk to me when you want to get serious about political change in a theocratic dystopia. And don't bring throwing stars and nunchuks. That's for video game kiddies.  Bring explosives and machine guns...


An amazing collection of photos (and a few videos) from the past.

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

Monday, February 06, 2012

The cutest little sheep herder...

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday Patrick MacNee!

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Happy Birthday Adam Weishaupt!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

My next cellphone

RIP Mike Kelley

A documentary about The Bayou

A famous DC rock club from my misspent youth.

Missing Russian Scientists?

This sounds more and more Lovecraftian...

Maybe the Sumerians weren't a cool as we thought...

No contest - THIS is the coolest music video you're going to see today!

Crazy Coffins

Make your own Cyclops Visor!

Meteor Wine

And yet another in the seemingly endless ways smart people are able to relieve stupid rich people of their money.

Baby Robot


Happy Birthday to the Urban Verbs!

Their first, self titled, album was released on this date in 1980.  DC's finest, and one of my faves.

Happy Birthday to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour!

Premiered on this date in 1967.  Brilliant.  Essential.

Happy Birthday John Carradine!

Happy Birthday H.R. Giger!

Happy Birthday James Otis, Jr.!

A Patriot.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Roswell & Manned Fugo Balloons

I've always found these two (possibly related) subjects of interest, and find Keel's stories of manned Fugo balloons to be on the edge of the possible.  I do know there were serious plans to have light Japanese bombers transported and launched from submarines in the Pacific, bomb the Texas oilfields and then crash land in the Gulf of Mexico, (with the pilots picked up by German u-boats).  But they could never quite pull off the logistics.  Suicide balloons would have been a much easier proposition, however, (I don't think a human could have made it all the way from Japan, as the non-manned balloons were handled).  I look forward to whatever Refern can dig up on this.

A roundup of UFO and strange creature sightings in Pennsylvania

This is the future...

hitler schnapps

Sigh.  It seems inevitable that things like this will occur as we get further along in time.  It will be helped along by the general ignoring of teaching things like history, critical thinking, and the lack of empathy that our gadget-obsessed times seems to generate.

RIP Navajo Code Talker Jimmie Begay

Churchill's gadgets

Neat little article.  I confess that I'd never heard of the metal cocoon!

I always cry at weddings

The 20 Million Year Old Lake

I believe there's a Cthulhu Mythos story in here, once they reach the lake...

Happy Birthday Alice Cooper!

Happy Birthday Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

A Patriot.

Happy National Homemade Soup Day!


Happy National Stuffed Mushroom Day!


Friday, February 03, 2012

Bogey at the Smithsonian

Very cool....

The Super Bowl Party Platter...

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

A 'lost' Ed Wood pilot film - rediscovered!

A True Gamesman

Sheep Cyclone!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Day The Music Died....

Happy Birthday to Creature Feature!

On this date in 1973, Creature Feature and its host, Count Gore De Vol, premiered in the DC region. One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Charles Roberts!

The father of modern wargaming.

Happy Birthday Melanie Safka!

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Self-Steering Bullet

Amazon Kindle Parody!

Fun stuff - and True!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Will the thief be sent to the Cooler?

I am, once again, in awe and admiration of folks who come up with ideas to relieve the stupid rich of their money.  Designer H2O!  Bravo!

Happy Birthday Wilbur Whately!

According to H.P. Lovecraft, Wilbur, (and his brother....), were born on this date in 1913.

Happy Birthday Talleyrand!

The patron saint of Diplomacy players.

Happy Birthday Graham Nash!

Happy birthday Tom Smothers!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

RIP Don Cornelius

Lost DC Soul Recordings Being Released

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Finished: The Dictionary of American Regional English


Happy Birthday Clark Gable!

Happy Birthday Bill Mumy!

Happy Birthday Terry Jones!

Happy Birthday Don Everly!

Happy National Freedom Day!

Happy Imbolc!