Thursday, October 31, 2013

Haunted Military Spots

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Some nice back story about the Great Pumpkin TV special

Great Moments In Satanic Pay Negotiations

The history of candy corn
I'm not a big candy eater, but find the hatred of candy corn to be puzzling, especially given all of the other goop that's being sold.  At any rate, every Halloween I treat myself to half a dozen of them, and consider it one more thin reminder and connection to childhood.

Happy Punkie Night!

Happy Allantide!

Happy Birthday Tom Paxton!

Happy Birthday Bud Spencer!

Happy National Candy Apple Day!


Happy Carve a Pumpkin Day!

Happy Crack Nut Night!

Happy National Magic Day!

Happy Nos Calan Gaeaf!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A nice article on the history and analysis of the Ouija Board

Ghost Tape #10

A spooky little footnote to the Vietnam War....

Unfortunate Candy Wrappers

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

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

Dark Side Of The Net

It's been a long time since I mentioned this blog and listing site.  A long -lived and absolutely essential resource for all things gothic and/or related to horror, halloween, and the dark.  Fantastic site.

The Halloween Candy Taste Challenge

Pretty cute!

The Ultimate Ouija Board!

This is so cool!

Happy National Candy Corn Day!


Anniversary of the broadcast of War of the Worlds

Probably the single most famous radio broadcast of all time.

Happy Birthday Ruth Gordon!

Happy Birthday Otis Williams!

Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

Halloween Week - Night of the Recent Dead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Furniture & Furnishings for the Bookworm
Some of these are pretty cute!

And yet another brewpub opens in DC - Bluejacket

I just wonder how much more the local market can support.

The cutting edge of Icelantic fashion!

Sneaky (and spooky) Librarians....

The Demonic Doll

The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

A nice interview with Marshall Crenshaw

One of the best popsters, ever. 

(Thanks for the link, Peter!)

Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin!

Happy Birthday Ralph Bakshi!

Halloween Week - Night of Remebrance of Forgotten Ancestors, Heritage, & Origins

Happy Birthday to The Internet!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday John Laurens!

A great Patriot, and almost forgotten, now.

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester!

Happy National Wild Foods Day!

Halloween Week - The Night of Remembrance of Family Pets & Familiars

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A neat site devoted to the War of the Worlds radio broadcast

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

RIP Lou Reed

We've lost a Giant...


Candles shaped like animals - when they melt, they leave the skeleton behind.  Neat-O!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

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

First broadcast on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday to The Federalist Papers!

First began publishing on this date in 1787.

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

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday Garry Tallent!

Happy Birthday John Cleese!

Happy Birthday Lara Parker!

Happy American Beer Day!


Happy National Potato Day!


Halloween Week - The Night of Nurterers

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Residents and the ultimate box set

Cthulhu Bendy Toy!

RIP Marcia Wallace

The Lego Record Store

Ah, sweet nostalgia!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A new blog devoted to vampirology

Happy Birthday Doonesbury!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!

Halloween Week - The Night of Artists

Happy National Pretzel Day!


Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Friday, October 25, 2013


Trekkie T-Shirt!mwY3g

A nice article about Alexandria's Apothecary Museum
I've always liked this place.  It's nothing big or fancy, but kind of neat to browse around if you're in Old Town.

Anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade

Happy World Pasta Day!


Halloween Week - The Night of Heroes & Martyrs

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

When the Grim Reaper Attacks!

I've just GOT to get one of these!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Shower the Star Trek Way!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Beginning of Halloween Week - The Night of Seers

Happy Birthday American Pie!

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy National Bologna Day!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Here There Be Dragons

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

Happy Birthday Johnny Carson!

Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

Happy Birthday Thomas Pinckney!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Baby Cthulhu!

More Barn!

An amusing little story about Neil Young...

Happy Birthday to The Sterile Cuckoo! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1969.  One of my all-time fave movies.  And one of those rare instances where I think that the film surpasses the book.

Happy Birthday to She Wore A Yellow Ribbon!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

Happy Birthday N.C. Wyeth!


Happy National Nut Day!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Neil Young at the Cellar Door to be released on CD!

Project T.P.

This is pretty cute!  T.P. the location of your choice!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to Trinity Is Still My Name!

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Manfred Mann!

Happy Birthday Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

Happy All Hallows Read Day!

Happy National Caramel Apple Day!


Only Ten Days Until Halloween!

Happy Free Speech Week!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Army of Darkness 2!!!

Some 45's I've never heard of before - but have now just got to own!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

A fave of mine.

Happy Birthday Art Buchwald!

A DC Legend, a personal favorite, and a very nice man.

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Happy Birthday Bela!

Happy Dorothy Parker Day!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lovecraft's Dreams In The Witch House is now a rock opera!

Happy Brithday Trey Parker!

Happy Birthday Tor!

Happy Birthday Christian Febiger!

A Patriot.

Anniversary of the War Of Jenkin's Ear!

My favorite name for a war.

Happy Yorktown Surrender Day!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Cats stealing dog beds
And a dog & deer - best friends:


(Thanks for the links, Mathew!)

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

Happy Birthday Bunnyman!

NoVa's own monster!  First sighted on this date in 1970.  Long may he hop.

Happy Birthday Laura Nyro!

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Tonight is the Hunter's Moon!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A neat card trick on Penn & Teller

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Hollywood Squares!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Tom Poston!

Happy Birthday Jim Seals!

Happy National Pasta Day!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gandalf - The Early Years

A Mother's Love...

My new faorite corporate mascot

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

A horror movie for the rest of us

Firefly - the game

Hmmm, I don't think that the show readily lends itself to a game theme.  To its credit, the plots were character driven, not goal oriented.  I confess that this didn't seem real interesting to me. 

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Happy Birthday Nico!

Happy National Liqueur Day!


Happy Dictionary Day!

Happy World Food Day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Denver Airport Exploits Its X-Files Reputation!

Fun stuff!

The wrong safe to crack

Puppy Chow
Of course, my boy Nick Lowe was way ahead of the curve on this one:

The Haunted Asylum

A neat possibility in West Virginia

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Happy National Grouch Day!

Happy National Roast Pheasant Day!


Monday, October 14, 2013


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Photoshop babydoc kim!

A nice article on protecting your records

The story behind the Dead Parrot Sketch

One of the greatest comedy sketches - ever.

A ghost tour of Occoquan

A credit card commercial for the Halloween season...

Happy Birthday Justin Hayward!

Happy Native Americans Day!

Happy Columbus Day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cthulhu Fridge Magnet

And yet another fan based Trek series

Happy Birthday Paul Simon!

Happy Birthday John Ford Coley!

Happy Birthday Lenny Bruce!

Happy National Chess Day!

Happy Birthday Joseph Graham!

A Patriot.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A new Star Trek series?

A new Star Trek series?

A new documentary about Calvin & Hobbes


A late battle from WWII

An interesting footnote to the war in Europe.

A new collection for the Cthulhu Mythos!

Adding Monsters To Thrift Store Paintings

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Kristine!)

Happy Birthday Melvin Franklin!

Happy Birthday Sam Moore!

Happy Farmers Day!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nice interview on the new documentary on Dr. Sarcofoguy

A local ghost host of note.

A nice interview with Joel Hodgson

IKEA or Death
Can you tell the difference between IKEA's names and those of metal bands?

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to To Have And Have Not!

Premiered on this date in 1944.

Happy Birthday Saturday Night Live!

Premiered on this date in 1975.

Happy Birthday Mike Nelson!

Only 20 Days Until Halloween!

Happy It's My Party Day!

Happy Pulaski Memorial Day!

Happy National Sausage Pizza Day!


Happy World Egg Day!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Telekenesis (sort of...)

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

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(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

RIP Scott Carpenter

A tour of the Halloween Museum!

I've always wanted to visit this place.

Rock Stars with their parents
A cool little set of pictures.

(Thanks for the link, Hannah!)

Still Dead

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Diamond Dave!

Happy Birthday Kirsty MacColl!

Happy Birthday Ed Wood!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A nice (but too short) interview with Eric Burdon

A new Woody Guthrie collection!

Keith Richards has his own bomb maker?!?

The relationship with Mick has really gone sour....

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

Happy Birthday John Entwistle!

Happy Birthday Jackson Browne!

Happy birthday John Lennon!

Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Happy National Hoagie/Submarine Sandwich Day!


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Paisley Underground Lives!

Happy Birthday to Love Happy!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

RIP Philip Chevron
A great loss.  His song, Thousands Are Sailing, is one of my faves.

The ultimate dating site...

More signs that we are living in the End Times: Dinosaur Porn


Was released on this date in 1971...

Monday, October 07, 2013

Have it Yahweh!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday John Mellencamp!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

a new documentary about Gene Clark

Happy Ivy Day!

Happy Mad Hatter Day!

Happy National Noodle Day!


Saturday, October 05, 2013

Count Gore!

With our entrance into the Halloween season, it's time for my annual endorsement and plug for THE online horror show, Creature Feature, starring DC's own Count Gore De Vol.  It evolved out of his ghost host show on TV and is now a staple of the web, dealing with all forms of horror in all formats.  I highly recommend it.  Count Gore Rules!

The cutting edge of exorcism...

The cutest lion roar that you're going to hear today

Dogfish Disappointment
Normally, I love Dogfish beers, and consider them my second favorite brewery.  But to me, this just sounds stupid and forced.

Who is quieter - a ninja or a Navy SEAL?

An article on some of the ghosts in the White House

Alexandra David-Neel & Her Tulpa

This is a fairly well known story in mystic circles.  And it's a good one.  But I have serious doubts as to this supposed ability.  I would not be the first person to point out that if tulpas are real, then there really would constant and serious episodes with Santa Claus.  Millions of children, laser-focused on a character, with a hundred years and billions of dollars in reinforcing marketing, etc.  And yet - nothing. 

Happy Birthday to Love Me Do!

The Beatles first record, released on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday Monty Python's Flying Circus!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life! ((the TV show))

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Post Awful

Vincent Price filmfest on TCM this month!

Woo Hoo!

Happy Birthday Sputnik!

Launched on this date in 1957.

Happy Birthday Isaac Asimov!

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton!

Happy National Taco Day!


Thursday, October 03, 2013

The latest thoeries about rudolf hess
I continue to believe that hess's voyage is one of the two or three great mysteries of the War, another being Churchill's attempts at negotiation with the axis from mid 1940 to mid 1941.  This story touches on both, significantly.  But I remain unconvinced of hess having official sanction or negotiating power.  And his flight is all too dramatic, when official channels were conveniently available in Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and Portugal.  I do think something was going on, on both counts, but the evidence is too slim, and the mysteries may never be solved. 

The lake of stone...


Happy Birthday Captain Kangaroo!

Premiered on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday MythBusters!

Premiered on this date in 2003.

Happy Birthday to The Dick Van Dyke Show!

Premiered on this date in 1961.

Happy Birthday Charles B. Middleton!

Ming the Merciless!

Happy Birthday to The Maltese Falcon! ((the film))

Premiered on this date in 1941

Happy birthday Lindsey Buckingham!

Happy Birthday Eddie Cochran!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Great Halloween costumes of the past

A list of unusual museums
Have visited the Mustard Museum, and am a big fan!

Nice article on I. J. Good and the 'superintelligent machine'

Corn Mazes in Virginia and Maryland

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday to The Twilight Zone!

Premiered on this date in 1959.

Happy Birthday Bud Abbott!

Happy Birthday Groucho!

Happy National Fried Scallops Day!


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Happy Birthday to Peanuts!

The strip premiered on this date in 1950.

Gothtober starts!

A new video every day!

Happy Birthday to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson!

Premiered on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday John Peter Muhlenberg!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Dave Arneson!

Happy Birthday James Lawrence!

A Patriot.

Happy Homemade Cookies Day!


Happy International Day of Older Persons!

Only 30 Days Until Halloween!