Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Campaign for the Museum of the American Revolution

I love The Onion,32252/

A Kickstarter campaign for a Dr. Demento documentary!

Happy Birthday Wayne Kramer!

Happy Birthday Al Lewis!

Happy National Raisin Day!


Happy Beltane/Walpurgisnach!

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Three Wise Men

A nice attack on Twitter

Happy Birthday Tommy James!

Happy Birthday Tammi Terrell!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Yabba Dabba Doo!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753 !)

How To Build A Human

This is wonderful!

Happy Birthday Carolyn Jones!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Alert Queequeg!

A new robot

All it needs are lasers...

Happy Birthday Frank Belkap Long!

Great horror writer.

Friday, April 26, 2013

A neat little paean to a bookstore

Great moments in sports star interviews

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Unpublished color photos of the Creature From The Black Lagoon!
Very cool!  An under-rated movie.

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Happy National Pretzel Day!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Birthday to The Adventures of Robin Hood!

One of my all-time favorite movies. Premiered on this date in 1938.

Happy Birthday Björn Ulvaeus!

Happy Birthday Jerry Leiber!

Happy Birthday Meadowlark Lemon!

Happy Red Hat Society Day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Melee! Manly Mormon Minister Manipulates Mighty Mikado Machete - Manhandles Miscreant Mugger!

(Thanks for the link, Eddie!)

Cthulhu Goblet!

Glasswork Cthulhu!

Happy Birthday William Castle!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

An online magazine devoted to Wisconsin Cheese

Listening To Trees

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Happy Birthday Roy Orbison!

Happy Birthday Ed Walker!

A DC radio legend.

Happy National Picnic Day!

Happy World Book Night!

Monday, April 22, 2013

RIP Richie Havens
Very sad.  Havens had a unique ability to cover a song in a completely different way than the original - and make it his own.  I never saw him perform in person, but he always came across as a unique, caring, and talented artist.

Happy Birthday Peter Frampton!

Happy Birthday Glen Campbell!

Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!

Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A South Park Con in NoVa!

A nice interview with Al Stewart
One of my faves.

Snoopy Wins!

The Red Baron was shot down on this date in 1918.

Happy Birthday Iggy Pop!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Ultimate Monopoly Game

UFO over Maryland

The original 'Black Eyed Kid" encounter
Supposedly, this story precedes all of the others, one of the great and current Fortean mysteries.

A mysterious stone...

Robert Anton Wilson texts online!

Ghost from the 70's

Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive....

Space Squid?

Some nice Springsteen covers...

The Internet - A Warning From History
This is wonderful!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday L'Auberge Chez Francois!
One of my fave restaurants, perhaps the finest in the DC region.  Established on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday George Takei!

Happy Record Store Day!

Friday, April 19, 2013

My hometown, always tactful...

Happy Birthday Mark "Phlorescent Leech" Volman!

Happy Birthday Tim Curry!

Happy Birthday Dudley Moore!

Happy National Amaretto Day!


Happy National Garlic Day!


Happy Patriot's Day!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Legend!

Premiered on this date in 1995.  An under-appreciated TV show.

Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The unveiling of the record booth!
This is so cool!

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

The Closest Shave....


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Liz Phair!

Happy Birthday Senor Wences!


Happy National Cheeseball Day!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Scultping!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

The cutting edge of allergies

Bad news...   Of course, I think that the Tubes were ahead of the curve on this affliction:

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Gerry Rafferty!

Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield!

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!

Happy Emancipation Day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Great moments in the history of outer space exploration!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday In Living Color!

Premiered on this date in 1990.

Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

Happy Birthday Hans Conried!

One of my fave character actors.

Happy Birthday Da Vinci!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

RIP Lumpy

A nice interview with Agent 99

The cutting edge of out of control egoism

False memories lead to false conclusions

Another scam by shrinks in search of research dollars.  There are millions, even tens of millions of people who have real memories of getting sick from alcohol.  Repeatedly.  They're called frat boys.  And we'd have graduating classes full of teetotalers as a result, if there was one iota of truth in this bilge.  Hell, the University of Maryland's alumni from the 1970's alone would have single-handedly resurrected the Prohibition Party and led it to Presidential victories by now.  DC would be a desert...

Happy Birthday Tony Burrows!

Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!

Happy Birthday Gerry Anderson!

Happy Birthday John Hanson!

First U.S. President?

Happy Cuckoo Day!

Happy Pine Tree Riot Day!

A now obscure event in the Revolutionary history of America that I'm single handedly promoting.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Some sound advice for students, from H.P. Lovecraft

Neil Young has a blog about his dreams

A cooking show for our future...

The resurrection of Cambodian rock'n'roll

The Evils of Chess

Clearly, these are not True Gamesmen.  (Although to be honest, I've never been a big fan of this particular game...)

Cringeworthy Engagement Photos

Not all of these are horrible.  But then I got to Number 33, and it was OH MY GODS - KILL IT!  KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!

The cutting edge of animal rescue

First national digital library is online soon!
This is going to be neat!

The Cthulhu Nursery....

A good reference point for local stalkers
With an emphasis on Alexandria, VA...

Some views on living in DC...

A nice shot of the "Exorcist Steps" in Gtown

Of course it's more interesting looking at night...

Views of the Aurora tonight?

Happy Birthday Don Adams!

Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

Happy Birthday Al Green!

Happy Birthday Harold Stassen!

200 Days Until Halloween!

Friday, April 12, 2013

RIP Jonathan Winters

And a little Hamster shall lead them....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to Rock Around The Clock!

Recorded by Bill Haley & His comets on this date in 1954.

Happy Birthday Tiny Tim!

Happy Birthday John Kay!

Happy National Licorice Day!


Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

An MTM Show Reunion!

Fun stuff!

Seek psychological help from Lucy...

Nice article about Britains Guerilla Army during WWII
These brave men's story has been kicking around for a few years now, as details have leaked out.  I'd add that their life expectancy past the first month of operations would be just about nil.

Karl Edward Wagner's Kane books to be reissued!
One of my faves.  Great sword & sorcery literature.

The Masked Marauders Hoax

Fun stuff!  I honestly don't remember this, however.

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy 8-Track Tape Day!

Happy National Cheese Fondue Day!


Happy Birthday Richard Berry - and Happy Louie Louie Day!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

You can forget about gerbils...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Headline, & Story, Of The Day!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

And in the end....

The Beatles broke up on this date in 1970.  Yoko chortles...

Happy Birthday Bobby Smith! (of the Spinners)

Happy National Siblings Day!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Fox Network VS Firefly
I always like having a new reason to despise Fox.  Thanks, assholes!

Happy Birthday Avery Schreiber!

Happy Birthday Carl Perkins!

Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!

Genius.  Essential.

Monday, April 08, 2013

My next toy!

RIP Annette

You know, this genuinely saddens me.  This is another person whom I grew up with, and I've never heard a bad thing about her, either.  I will also point out that (I believe) she was the first American performer to try and introduce ska to the States...

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The history of toilets and privacy

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Story of the week!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Disturbing tape recording
I would agree with several of the folks commenting on this in the article, that it's a brilliantly creepy piece of performance art.  Sort of an aural equivalent of 'The Ring' film. 

A (partial) defeat of death?
Fascinating article!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

A nice interview with Eric Burdon

One of my faves...

Happy Birthday Ravi Shankar!

Happy Birthday Janis Ian!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The silent killer...

Happy Birthday John Waterhouse!

One of my fave painters.

Happy Birthday Phil Austin!

Happy Tartan Day!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Groucho was right - he should have gone to Alabama...

Listening to records that no longer exist


Virtual cockpit for a variety of aircraft

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Future Anniversay or 'First Contact'

According to Gene Roddenberry, it'll occur on this date in 2063.

Happy Birthday Agnetha Faltskog!

Happy Birthday Nigel Hawthorne!

Happy Birthday Roger Corman!

Happy Birthday Dan Perkins!

Happy Birthday Robert Bloch!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Should Bruce write the National Anthem?
I've always hated the Star Spangled Banner.  An un-singable mess that no one knows the words to.  No, the National Anthem should be something that every red-blooded citizen knows the lyrics to, and is easy to sing, as well.  There is one tune that stands above all the rest in these matters:

RIP Jane Henson

It was a joy to grow up watching these puppets.

RIP Roger Ebert

A million dollar bus stop in Arlington
I would note that it won't even keep you dry in the rain....

Tee Hee!

Happy Tomb Sweeping Day!

Happy Birthday Muddy Waters!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Straw Hat Riots
Had never heard of this before...

Microorganism named after Cthulhu!!!

Ia! Ia!  Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Neat article about Tony Schwartz, sound collector

Fascinating little article about a unique collector/archivist.

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday Rumpole!

Premiered on this date in 1978.  Great show!

Happy Birthday Washington Irving!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Congratulations to Square Books!

Happy Birthday Leon Russell!

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Wuss America
I loved dodge ball when I was in grade school....

8 Ways To Reincarnate a Peep

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

RIP Hugh McCracken

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

The Toilet Bomb

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

I see my future: Marriage Broker

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Pirate Radio!

Premiered on this date in 2009.  I love this movie.

Happy Birthday Ronnie Lane!

One of the greatest Rock'N'Rollers that you've never heard of.

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Sr.!

Happy National Sourdough Bread Day!


Happy St. Stupid's Day!

Happy Dyngus Day!

Happy April Fool's Day!