Monday, December 31, 2012

A site devoted to the rim shot...

The Internet is an amazing thing...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Burton Cummings!

Happy Hogmanay!

Happy Birthday George C. Marshall!

Happy National Champagne Day!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Edward Gorey Meets Dr. Who

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday John Otto!

A half-mad visionary regarding the preservation and appreciation of Colorado.

Happy Birthday Skeeter Davis!

Happy Birthday Tracy Ullman!

Happy Birthday Jeff Lynne!

Happy Birthday Mike Nesmith!

Happy Birthday Davy Jones!

Happy Birthday Patti Smith!

Happy Birthday Bo Diddley!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nice listing of some tech breakthroughs in 2012

Six movie locations that you'll instantly recognize

The Soviet version of The Hobbit!

Crime Wave!

German spies at Pearl Harbor

An interesting footnote to the War.

Vikings VS Dinosaurs?

Super Chess!!

RIP Harry Carey Jr.

The art of pencil sharpening

Happy Birthday Ray Thomas!

Happy Birthday Barbara Steele!

Happy Birthday Mary Tyler Moore!

Happy Birthday Marianne Faithfull!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Headline of the Day

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Plumber bookshelves

The Count Gore De Vol 40th Anniversary Show!!

A D.C. Legend!

Happy Birthday Alex Chilton!

Happy Birthday Nichelle Nichols!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Michael Pinder!

Happy Birthday Sydney Greenstreet!

Happy Birthday Marlene Dietrich!

Happy National Fruitcake Day!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

RIP Gerry Anderson

Very sad, another childhood influence gone...


Abby Normal....

The Ghostbusters VS "Cathuhu"

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Happy Birthday to I Want To Hold Your Hand!

Released in the U.S. on this date in 1963.

Happy Birthday to Monterey Pop!

Premiered on this date in 1968.

Happy Birthday Steverino!

Happy Birthday Elisha Cook!

Happy National Candy Cane Day!


Happy Wren Day!

Happy Boxing Day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Neat article!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday to The Exorcist!

Premiered on this date in 1973,

Happy Birthday Shane MacGowan!

Happy Birthday Rod Serling!

Happy Birthday Cab Calloway!

Happy Birthday Humphrey Bogart!

Happy National Pumpkin Pie Day!


Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays!

There are about a dozen different Holidays that I know of that are celebrated around this time of year, depending on one's culture/attitude.  I will simply wish each of you a safe and happy time. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Printable Records!

Preety impressive!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Paranormal Santa Sightings!

Christmas Eve In Washington

Yes, I know, it's sappy, but it's all we've got for the Season....

Happy Birthday Fritz Leiber!

Happy National Eggnog Day!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bohemian Rhapsody - The Hobbit version...

(Thanks for the link, Jesse!)

Insert Fedreal Worker Joke Here...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

RIP Lee Dorman

(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

Happy Birthday to The Good, The Bad & the Ugly!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Festivus!

Happy Roots Day!\

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Science Fiction t Fact

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday to Trinity!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday to The Mummy! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1932.

Happy Birthday James Burke!

Friday, December 21, 2012

The (Multi) Million Dollar Book

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A fun take on Fifty Shades of Grey

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Steve van Zandt producing a new rock'n'roll film!

(Thanks for the link, Doug!)

The first (effective) death ray?

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Buckingham/Nicks to be released on CD?
One of the last great holdouts for CD release...

Happy Birthday to The President's Analyst!

One of my fave movies.  Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Vampira!

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa!

Happy Mumping Day!

Happy National Kiwi Fruit Day!


Happy Hamburger Day!

Happy Solstice!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

An oldie but goody for the Season...

Boiling to Freezing in about a second

Ah yes, Russia's ultimate Defense against invasion, "General Winter"...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Billy Bragg!

Happy Birthday to The Graduate!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy National Fried Shrimp Day!


NORAD tracks Santa

I've always thought that this was a cute idea.  I just wish that they'd update/upgrade their graphics.  I mean, you're the hi-tech folks, right?

Happy Chewidden Thursday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


A stick(y) up?

I love the idea of a global strategic reserve for syrup...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Headline of the Day....

I'm not sure I want to see mealworms doing this...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Four Battles Won By Food

I've never heard of the Uruguayan Navy's cheese artillery before...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Water Skiing Santa is on December 24th

A DC tradition....

Happy Anniversary to The Crisis!

First published by Thomas Paine on this date in 1776.  One of the essential elements in The Revolution.

Happy Brithday Phil Ochs!

One of my all-time faves....

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh, The Cowmanity!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Hall & Oates - In The News!!!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to For A Few Dollars More!

Premiered on this date in 1965.  My favorite spaghetti western. 

Happy Birthday to The Grinch!

First broadcast on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock!

One of the last great living fantasy writers.

Happy Birthday Keith Richards!

Happy Birthday Christopher Fry!
A brilliant writer, and originator of one of my all-time favorite characters - a guy named Thomas Mendip....

Monday, December 17, 2012

RIP Daniel Inouye

A member of the famous 442nd.  A unit I am in total awe of.  An American Hero and Patriot.

They're not just about waffles anymore!

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

Happy Saturnalia!

Happy Birthday to The Simpsons!

Premiered on this date in 1989.

Happy Birthday to Night of the Demon!

Premiered on this date in 1957.  Great horror movie.

Happy Birthday Paul Rodgers!

Happy Birthday Eddie Kendricks!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chirstmas Spirit!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The "Return" of Gary Gygax...

The suits and machinations around Gygax are minor legends in the wargames world.  It'll be interesting to see how this situation pans out.

Happy Birthday Benny Andersson!

Happy Birthday Billy Gibbons!

Anniversary fo the Boston Tea Party!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to Young Frankenstein!

Premiered on this date in 1974.  Brilliant.

Happy Birthday to One Two Three!

One of my favorite movies.  Premiered on this date in 1961.

Happy Birthday Alan Freed!

Happy Birthday Dave Clark!

Happy Birthday Tim Conway!

Happy Birthday John Hammond, Sr.!

Happy Bill of Rights Day!

Wreaths Across America Day

On paper, it seems kind of corny and even wasteful to me.  But the reality is that there is something quite moving (at least to me) when going over to Arlington and seeing it all decked out. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

Premiered on this date in 1988. 

Happy Birthday Patty Duke!

Happy Birthday Morey Amsterdam!

Happy Birthday Spike Jones!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Halcyon Days!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Climbing to the top of a tower....

Impressive. I get a touch of vertigo just watching stuff like this.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Indy Lives!!!!
This is pretty neat...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A site devoted to Mucilage!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy Birthday to Patti Smith's Horses album!

Released on this date in 1975.  One of my all-time faves.

Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!


Happy Picrous Day!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Wolf Man! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1941.

Happy Birthday Edward G. Robinson!

Happy Birthday Rob Tyner!

Happy Birthday Dionne Warwick!

Happy Birthday Karl Wagner!

One of my fave horror and sword & sorcery authors.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to V For Vendetta!

Premiered on this date in 2005.

Happy Birthday to The Capitol Steps!

A famous DC comedy troupe that started on this date in 1981.

Happy Birthday George Mason!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!

Happy Birthday CBGB's!

Opened on this date in 1973.

Happy National Lager Day!


Sunday, December 09, 2012

Happy Birthday to A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Premiered on this date in 1965.  What can one say, A Classic; and one of the best Christmas themed albums of all time.

Happy Birthday Michael Dorn!

Happy birthday Margaret Hamilton!

Happy Birthday Joan Armatrading!

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Count Gore show - LIVE!!!!

This is very tempting...

Article and Headline of the Day

The Oldest of the Oldest Profession

On, Wisconsin!

Alert Magnus!

The cutting edge of confetti

A bomb map of London from the Blitz


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

I will never die

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Catfish VS Pigeons

Interesting behavioral adaption.

Star Trek Film News!

The cutting (and Cthulhuesque) edge or prosthetic arms

Happy Birthday Jerry Butler!

Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!

Happy Birthday Sinead O'Connor!

Happy Birthday Flip Wilson!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Happy Birthday Vlad Tepes!

Mr. Excitement!

Happy Birthday Allan B. Calhamer!

Inventor of Diplomacy.  One of the greatest games of all time. 

Happy Birthday Tom Waits!

Happy Birthday Harry Chapin!

Happy Birthday Eli Wallach!

Happy Letter Writing Day!

A lost art....

Today is Pearl Harbor Day

Thursday, December 06, 2012

RIP Ed Cassidy

Happy Birthday David Ossman!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Rube Goldberg Meets Hanukkah!

I am a total sucker for anything Rube Goldberg-inspired.  The man was a genius.  And this little video is great!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Turkey VS The Simpsons

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Pizza Hut Fragrance


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Ghost Elevator

It's interesting.  At first I was appalled, both for the safety of the victims, as well as the "ghost", (who might've gotten slugged).  But the more I viewed it, the more amused I became. 

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Ninja Day!

Happy Birthday Little Richard!

Happy Birthday Alvy Moore!

Happy Repeal Day!


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Brain Drain...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

I once was blind, but now I see....

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Southside Johnny!

Happy National Cookie Day!


Monday, December 03, 2012

Your house as a snow globe!

(Thanks for the link, Rob!)

Happy Birthday Ozzy!

Happy National Apple Pie Day!


Sunday, December 02, 2012

The real "Q"

Anamorphic Illusions
Pretty amazing!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Jonathan Frid!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Alert Buffy!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Woody Allen!

Happy Birthday John Densmore!

Happy National Pie Day!