Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The original Strawberry Fields
Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Phil!)

Happy Birthday Lobo!

Happy Birthday Gary Lewis!

Happy Birthday Ted Cassidy!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Great Moments in Amazon.Com Product Reviews

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Ah, so many uses.....

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Headache On The Bounty
Interesting little article.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Wild Thing!

Reached #1 on Billboard this week in 1966.

Happy Birthday to Modern Lovers!

One of the greatest rock albums of all time.  Released on this date in '76.

Happy Birthday Alton Brown!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

RIP "Life In Hell"

One of the great comic strips.

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown documentary is now online!

(Thanks for the link, Doug!)

new film - Haulin' Ass

Looks like fun!

(Thanks for the link, Taylor!)

For all of your goth paper needs
Beautiful work!

Happy Birthday James Warren!

Happy Birthday Patti Scialfa!

Happy Birthday Thelma Todd!

Happy Birthday William Powell!

Happy Birthday Maria Ouspenskaya!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A trip to the Beatles' Hamburg
Nice little article for anyone going on the pilgrimage.


Happy Birthday Phil Proctor!

Happy National Day of the Cowboy!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Great Moments In Yahoo Answers

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Frank "Groucho" Ferrante's tour schedule

I love this guy.  Got to see him perform a few months ago, and loved every minute of it.  If you are a fan of Groucho, (and you should be), then you need to see this show.  

Berlin is now officially Broke

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

A Red Flag Exercise

If you're a fan of (relatively) modern combat aircraft, you've got to see this. Wonderful stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

I'm changing my bank Immediately!!!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

The cutest lil' walrus you're going to see all day!

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to Radio Free Europe!

REM released this classic on this date in 1981.

Happy Birthday Bugs!

Premiered in "Wild Hare" on this date in 1940.

Happy Birthday Gary Gygax!

Happy National Scotch Day!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Space smells like bacon, raspberries and rum
Clearly, outer space is delicious!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Groucho advertising Right Guard deodorant?!?

I just discovered this, and have never heard/seen it before.  I'm wondering when and where it was broadcast, as I'm a huge Groucho fan, and would think that I'd of remembered it.  

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!

Happy Birthday Peter Cushing!

Happy Birthday Carl Jung!

Happy Birthday Darlene Love!

Happy Birthday Gracie Allen!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Walter Brennan!

Happy Birthday Henry Knox!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nice article on airline scams
Long-time readers will note that I now loathe flying in general, and airlines and airports in particular.  Any destination within 800 miles of home - I make the effort to try and drive it, now. 

Happy Birthday to Pleasant Dreams!

Released by the Ramones on this date in 1981.  Great album!

Happy Birthday to Radio Free Oz!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Lord Dunsany!

Happy Cousin's Day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

RIP Sally Ride

Happy Birthday Castle Keep!

The weirdest war movie ever made.  Premiered on this date in 1969.  I believe that my friend Karen is the only person I know who understands this film.  It is totally beyond me.

Happy Birthdya Raymond Chandler!

Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!


Happy Robert Anton Wilson Day!

Scientists who believe in the 'paranormal'

I tend to agree with the idea that there's a lot that we still don't understand about the universe, and ourselves - but that the right research can reveal.

I've decided to do nothing about my baldness

The physics of staying dry

Of course, this question was pondered by the Ronettes decades ago...

I bet that his name is Billy

I'm never riding in an amusement park again...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Cthulhu Fluxx! (a new Lovecraftian card game)

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Devil - the new song from Well Hung Heart
I really like this band.

Anniversary of Dylan going Electric in 1965

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to "My Aim Is True"!

One of the great rock albums.  Released on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday to The Daily Show!

Premiered on this date in 1996.

Happy Birthday George Clinton!

Happy Spooner's Day!

Happy Parents Day!

Only 100 Days Until Halloween!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thinking outside the box...

(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

Happy Birthday Kim Fowley!

Happy Birthday Garry Trudeau!

Happy Birthday Robin Williams!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Who knew that the Middle ages could be so Uplifting?

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Anniversary to "Do Anything You Wanna Do"!

One of my all-time favorite songs.  Performed by Eddie and the Hot Rods, released on this date in 1977.  A part of my DNA.

Happy Birthday John Lodge!

Happy Birthday Santana!

Happy Birthday Bowman Body!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Diana Rigg!

Happy Moon Day!

Happy National Fortune Cookie Day!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

The nazi plan to kill Churchill by chocolate

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

An interesting article about Five Guys

One of my fave places to eat.  And in the early days, I can assure you, those guys worked hard at the shops. 

Anniversary of "UFO's Over The White House"

In 1952...

Happy Birthday John Martin!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My next clock
This is so cool....

Comics and Literacy
Fun stuff!  I always felt that, at least for some folks, getting them into something as basic as comics, could then help one lead them onto what influenced those stories, and then to what influenced those stories, and so on.  To go from comics to the pulps to the gothic and romantic movements in literature, and back to classic mythology. 

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

RIP Bob Babbitt

Wuss America
So, anything that's edible, and could possibly choke someone, is illegal.  That would include nearly all fruits, vegetables, meats, and breads.  What is being done about the Grape Menace???  And what of all the toys, plastic or otherwise, already plastering the landscape?  Monopoly playing pieces - the silent killer....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Red Skelton!

Happy Birthday Hunter Thompson!

Happy Birthday Dion!

Happy Birthday Martha Reeves!

Happy National Caviar Day!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alert Diver Dan!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Which came first - Game or Video?

(Thanks for the title and links, Mathew!)

The cutting edge of dentistry,grave-robber-extracts-the-teeth-of-dead-composers.aspx

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Vince Guaraldi!

Happy Birthday James Cagney!

Happy Wrong Way Corrigan Day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

A possible answer to the Baltic mystery

The best way to serve Bourbon!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Cookie, Lend Me Your Comb!


(Thanks for the title and link, Mathew!)

Head Bangin'

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Badgermin!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Fun with fruits and veggies, (and meat...)


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday D.C.!

Founded on this date in 1790.  My hometown.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Books Are Awesome!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Wuss England

How pathetic....  I bet if it'd been Liz, or Chuckles, or some other inbred bastard with a crown on their head, there wouldn't have been a curfew....

RIP Norman Sas - inventor of electronic football
I actually owned one of these things in my childhood - they were cool! 

(Thanks for the head's up, Edmund!)

Happy Birthday Ian Curtis!

Happy Birthday Roky Erickson!

Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt!

Happy National Gummi Worm Day!


Happy National Ice Cream Day!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

The return of Amazing Stories magazine

Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie!

Happy National Grand Marnier Day!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Bill Medley on Spector, and You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

Great article and interview!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

A newly found magazine dealing with behind-the-scenes of the film Metropolis!
This is so cool.  Great movie!

Saucy book leads to saucy attack

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Cheech Marin!

Happy Birthday Patrick Stewart!

Happy Birthday Roger McGuinn!

Happy National French Fries Day!


Happy National Beans & Franks Day!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

The pilot of the Entebbe rescue
A wonderful little interview.  I'd like to point out that idi amin ended up living quite nicely with out saudi "ally".

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Amazon is going to rule
I pretty much agree with this article.  With the exception of second hand bookstores, there's almost nothing worth my while to drag me out into the hassle of driving and parking to go shopping these days.

Happy Birthday Bill Cosby!

Happy Birthday Christine McVie!

Happy Birthday Bucky Fuller!

Happy Birthday Alexandria!

My hometown, founded on this date in 1752.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The menu at the Wisconsin State Fair!

Survivors get a free defibrillator and a lifetime supply of Lipitor!

Headline of the day...

Cartoon Laws of Physics

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Neat documentary on the Princeton Reocrd Exchange
Fun stuff!  I've always wanted to go to this Mecca...  Ah, for the good ol' days...

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday Creature Feature (Internet)

Anniversary of Count Gore's webcast of Creature feature, premiering on this date in 1998.  Highly recommended!

Happy Birthday Bonnie Pointer!

Happy Birthday Robert the Bruce!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Great Moments in Retail Displays

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Potential Lairs...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Farewell to Chumbawamba

An interesting band.  I really liked their release on old English rebel songs.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The first photo posted on the Web

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Future...

Nice little 'satire', until it comes true....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Arlo!

Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

Happy Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Rock Around The Clock!

It hit #1 on the charts on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday Richard Roundtree!

Happy Birthday Lee Hazlewood!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

RIP Ernest Borgnine

Review of Savage Continent
This sounds like a reasonably good book on the immediate aftermath of the War, (a period as fascinating as the war itself, from a geopolitical viewpoint).  I would disagree with the author's and reviewer's sentiment that this story has never been told.  Perhaps not as well as they think it should be, or in one book, (I don't know, I have yet to read it for myself); but the post war situation is well written about, at least from a scholarly point of view - if you're willing to look for it, rather than wait for it to be spoon fed to you from the mass media, (like the Post).  There are excellent articles and books on Russia's activities in the conquered lands, the Greek civil war, the occupation of Germany and the treatment of its POW's, post war positioning of Italian partisans, the Finnish predicament, the Yugoslav cauldron, etc.  You've just got to look for them.  I'm unaware of anything offhand about the Lowlands or occupied Scandinavia in the late 40's, but that's because I've never tried to find anything. 

There is an area of study that I am unaware of any serious reporting on.  There were rumors within certain circles of a possible coup in West Germany in the mid to late 50's.  It was to be both anti-American and Russian. I can't find out if it's true, or not. 

New (to me) blog devoted to horror fiction
Very cool - I remember some of these old titles quite well.

Five Day Time Lapse Film of the Fires At Colorado Springs
Impressive, and frightening.  Be sure to catch the shots at night.

(Thanks for the link, Rob!)

Happy Birthday Marty Feldman!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Disco - The coolest parakeet

The Ouija Board and Psychology
I've held this view for years.  I think it actually can be a valuable tool for psychology.  I suspect that use of the I Ching could, too.  Really.

The Black Eyed Children Phenomena

I've posted a few links on this before.  A curious little corner of Forteana.

Our future alien overlords

The King Is Dead - Long Live The King!

Alert Buffy!

'Dancing' Russian tanks

um, okay...

Suddenly, I feel older...

Happy Birthday to Good Eats!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday Ringo!

Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!


Friday, July 06, 2012

Ask Lovecraft

This is an incredibly narrow little field within comedy - BUT I LOVE IT!!!!

Hollywood Auction!

This is so cool!  An unbelievable amount of memorabilia for sale.  If only I had the disposable cash...

The electronic butt
My head is about to explode from all of the puns/jokes/comments that I could make right now...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Crowds As Art
Interesting little article and pictures.  But I share the one commenter's thoughts about there being a fascistic tendency in all of this.  It too much reminds me of 'Triumph of the Will' or something out of a north korean event.

The Capital Fringe Festival is on!

Just $5!

And here's one that's tempting:

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday, B-52's (the album)

Released on this date in 1979.

Happy Birthday, Jefferson Airplane!

Formed on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday to A Hard Day's Night!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Birthday Pat Paulsen!

Happy Birthday Jennifer Saunders!

Happy Birthday Bill Haley!

Happy Birthday John Dee!

Happy Birthday Joshua Barney!

Another great Patriot, almost forgotten, now.

Happy Birthday Daniel Morgan!

Another great Patriot.  And my nominee for one of the greatest American generals of all time.

Happy Birthday John Paul Jones!

A great Patriot.  

Happy National Fried Chicken Day!


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse in Atlanta!

This sounds like fun!  Of course, they won't allow me in with my chainsaw - wimps....

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Alert Diver Dan!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday to Earth Versus The Flying Saucers!

Premiered on or around this date in 1956.

Happy Birthday Bill Watterson!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I thought Detroit was already like this...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

My next backpack

My next lair?

McTora! McTora! McTora!

Be careful where you bank!


Oh my.....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Samuel Thompson!

A great, and now forgotten, Patriot.

Happy Birthday Rube Goldberg!

Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Rock'N'Roll In 100 Riffs!

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Virginia has the coolest weather - ever!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison

Happy Dog Days!

Happy Eat Beans Day!


Monday, July 02, 2012

Great Old Spice Body Wash!

Fun stuff!!!

Strictly for Laffs
This sounds great!  I believe there was something similar attempted on Comedy Central when it was starting out.  I think it's interesting seeing how different comedians come up with ideas, deal with situations, plot out their timing, etc. 

This looks fun...

As many of you reading this know, I'm a huge fan of the Four Corners region, and frybread is a staple there.  I doubt this little satire will appeal to a broad audience, but it looks damn cute to me!

Happy Birthday, Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Premiered on this date in 1959.  Essential.

Happy Birthday, Shaft!

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday, Airplane!

Premiered on this date in 1980.

Happy Birthday Hermann Hesse!

Happy Birthday Paul Williams!

Happy Birthday Roy Bittan!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ghostmother Photos

Weird, and vaguely disturbing...

The last cavalryman

A fascinating character!

An opera about John Dee!

Strange, but kind of neat.

Claim jumping
I think I see the ultimate Monopoly game in all of this.

The end of the Mintel

I was completely unaware of this device/system.  Interesting!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

The Last Aryans...
Fascinating!  I seem to remember a similar colony set up in Chile that became a major cult in the region.  And I think an attempt may have been made in Nicaragua before the war, that quickly foundered.

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Birthday Debbie Harry!

Happy Birthday Fred Schneider!

Happy Birthday Dan Aykroyd!

Happy Build A Scarecrow Day!