Sunday, June 30, 2013

New song and video from Disappear Fear!

One of my faves. 

Tha Annapolis Irish Festival is coming up

It's Shark Week!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Anniversary fo the Tunguska Event

Happy Birthday to Lights Out (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1946.

Happy Birthday Flo Ballard!

Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Cutting Edge of Bagpipes!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Some neat old Halloween photos

A couple of these are delightfully creepy!

Playing Footsie...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Don't bogart that bacon...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Throwing and Human Evolution
A neat article!  Of course, I believe in hurling invective...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen!

Friday, June 28, 2013

The return of the Minnesota Ice Man

I remember stories about this, 40 odd years ago.

Lego Cthulhu!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

The "Silly" War

Better late then never, I suppose...

Happy Birthday to Where The Action Is!

Premiered on this date in 1965.  I fondly remember rushing home from school or play to watch it every afternoon.

Happy Birthday Gilda Radner!

Happy Birthday Mel Brooks!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Bela Purse!

For your own safety - Stop drinking Bud!

If there was ever an endorsement for my fave beer, this would be it!

Cute commercial (with voice by Chad Vader!)
Too bad that it's for Pringles....

Space Money
As a true fan of Star Trek, I am convinced that this scheme won't work.  Only Quatloos
will do...

Happy Anniversary to the Fruita Vampire!

First spotted in Fruita, Colorado on this date in 2010.

Happy Birthday Dark Shadows!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Bob Keeshan!

Happy Birthday Helen Keller!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RIP Alan Myers,0,238028.story

Happy Birthday Colin Wilson!

Happy Birthday Peter Lorre!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The March of the (Emperor) Penguins!
Tee hee!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Making of Help!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Japanese Rockabilly!

Fun stuff!

All You Need Is Love

Anniversary of the world wide broadcast in 1967


Happy Birthday to The Omen!

Premiered on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday Tony Bourdain!

Happy Birthday Carly Simon!

Happy Ratification Day!

Virginia ratified the Constitution on this date in 1788.

Monday, June 24, 2013

RIP Richard Matheson

The sad fate of the Iron Sheik

Bourbon, to the beat of Deep Purple...

For DC residents

Just discovered this blog devoted to issues in and around the District, and it looks pretty informative. 

Anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold Flying Saucer Sightings

Generally viewed as the start of modern interest in UFO's.

Happy Birthday Arthur Brown!

Happy Birthday Amborse Bierce!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

DC - doing what it does best
The Phantom Planter misjudged his audience/market.  Had he planted coca plants, the authorities would have HELPED him, perhaps even gotten him some sort of agricultural subsidy from the City Council.  We have rules, Buddy, ignore them at your peril.

For Sale: The White House
(Thanks for the link,Mike!)

Great moments in Tennessee Terrorism!

Great Amazon Comments

Including one by George "Sulu" Takei.

Cerphe's Interviews

A well know Washington DJ interviews some of Rock's legends and near greats.

The first 'domesticated' animal?
I suppose it depends on one's definition of 'domesticated'...

The Cutting Edge of DIY

The Diet...

Headline of the Day

A moving Egyptian statuettte?

The lastest on the Voynich Manuscript
Actually, there's really nothing new here...

Happy Birthday Stu Sutcliffe!

Happy Birthday Josh Whedon!

Genius.  Essential.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The cutting edge of hitting the bottle

Happy Anniversary to the Bowman Body!

The Bowman Body, (a legendary Virginia ghost host) made his appearance on TV for the first time on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Howard Kaylan!

Happy Birthday Peter Asher!

Happy Birthday Todd Rundgren!

Happy National Onion Rings Day!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Real bats performing the Batman theme!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The ultimate Star Trek send off

Happy Birthday Nils Lofgren!

Happy Birthday Berke Breathed!

Happy Baby Boomers Recognition Day!

Happy Solstice!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A battery made of wood!


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A perfect gift for Scotty

A nice article on the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier
As some of you know, I try to make a point to take visitors to DC out to see this grave, as it's truly off the beaten path for most.  I highly recommend it if you're anywhere near Old Town, as well as the Tomb of the Unknowns
 at Arlington, which I find to be one of the most moving scenes in our region.

The End of Society...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Anniversary of the Born To Run photo shoot with Eric Meola in 1975

Happy Birthday Ray Davies!

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Happy Birthday Audie Murphy!

Happy National Vanilla Milkshake Day!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

An interview with Frank Ferrante about his show, An Evening With Groucho

I love this guy and his show.  I cannot recommend it too highly.

The Ultimate Music Critics...

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

"The Founders" Documents Online!

This is so cool!  Access to source documents from the Revolutionaries!  For me, THIS is what the Internet is for.

Happy Birthday Ann Wilson!

Happy Birthday Spanky McFarlane!
One of my fave singers.

Happy Birthday Alan Cranston

The only American to be sued by hitler...

Happy Juneteenth!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tank Paintball!
I would be a complete danger, here...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Last Telegram

The end of an era.  I do think that a bigger deal should be made about this.  I can see a half hour TV special devoted to the history of the telegram and how it helped transform and influence the world.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Linda Thorson!

Happy Birthday, Paul!

Happy International Sushi Day!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Corman's Drive-In on Youtube!

Happy Bunker Hill Day!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

RIP Johnny Smith

(Thanks for the link(s), Erik & Perry!)

Brilliant Cosplay!

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967

Most people consider Woodstock the ultimate 60's get together, but for me it'll always be Monterey.  A great collection of performers, and the last time that the pop music played on AM and FM would be heard at the same time.

Happy Fathers' Day!

I only wish that I could still say that to my Dad.

Happy Birthday Stan Laurel!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Zombie Garden Gnome

Journal of the American Revolution
I really like this site - devoted to daily articles about the Revolution, as well as columns and articles about touring sites, etc. 

A neat collection of scary Dutch safety posters

James Brown sells Japanese soup...

A Fortean article about the White House

Renault's Ultra-Cool Commercial!

Hobbyist killer drones - the future?

And a late call: Happy National Bourbon Day!!!
I was too busy enjoying the stuff to remember to celebrate....

Happy Birthday to The Legend of Hell House!

Premiered on this date in 1973.  One of the greatest horror movies of all time.

Happy Birthday Black Adder!

Premiered on this date in 1983

Happy Birthday Harry Nilsson!

Happy Birthday Jim Varney!

Anniversary fo Lennon & McCartney meeting in 1956

Anniversary of the founding of Arlington National Cemetery in 1864
The closest thing to Sacred Ground for me...

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!

Anniversary of the Pig War of 1859

Anniversary of Commander In Chief Washington

George Washington was assigned head of Continental Army by 2nd Continental Congress on this date in 1775.

Happy Magna Carta Day!

Happy National Lobster Day!


Friday, June 14, 2013

The Sad Dog Diary

I love this...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

E.T. - Phone your defence attorney!

London's Ghost Stations....

There's a horror move in all of this, I just know it.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Neat Freak

Our Chinese "allies"...

Air Hockey Robot
Pretty neat!  I think this is another possible example of how certain types of people are going to abandon playing some games where machines have taken over.  We'll be playing Diplomacy...

That's "Sir Blackadder", now!
Fun stuff!

Catch the Bonnaroo Music Festival Live!

(Thanks for the link, Perry!

The cutting edge of religious iconography

(Thanks for the link, Linda and Mike!)

Happy Birthday Junior Walker!

Happy Flag Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Forget the mandoline slicer - I want this for my kitchen!

Dark Side of the Net
I've not mentioned this blog and resource site in too long a time.  Essential for all fans of goth, darkness, and scary.

Tommy Tutone In Court!

A nice article about the biggest prick in DC

The Scots VS Voice Recognition...
(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Sad Cat Diary


(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday Paul Lynde!

Happy Birthday Basil Rathbone!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Reg Presley!

Happy Loving Day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saving Muddy Waters' House

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

My next lair....

Actually, I'd prefer a steam-punk Nautilus, with a ram and Peter Lorre as a captive/guest on board....

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Yarn Bombing Day!

Happy Birthday to True Grit!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday to A Day At The Races!

Premiered on this date in 1937.

Happy Birthday Donnie Van Zandt!

Happy Birthday Frank Beard!

Happy Birthday Gene Wilder!

Happy Birthday Joseph Warren!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Marie LaVeau!
Some place her birthdate as 9/10, but I think this is the actual date....

Happy National Corn On The Cob Day!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Tales From The Crypt! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1989.

Happy National herb & Spice Day!

Happy National Iced Tea Day!


Sunday, June 09, 2013

Anniversary of Bruce signing to Columbia Records in 1972

Happy Birthday Johnny Depp!

Happy Birthday Lin Carter!
A so-so writer, but a great editor and promoter of sword & sorcery and fantasy literature.

Happy Birthday Jackie Wilson!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

A (too) brief article about the Alaska Territorial Guard
Another little footnote to the War.  I'm a little surprised to read that it was disbanded after the War, as I believe that there are stories out there about their involvement in some Cold War confrontations with Spetsnaz.

Strangely beautiful and unusual photos of the dead...


I always cry at weddings....

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A nice little travel article about visiting Maryland's Eastern Shore

Happy World Wide Knit In Public Day!

Happy Birthday Keenan Ivory Wayans!

Happy Birthday Nancy Sinatra!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Josh does it again!

Cthulhu Bookend

The cutting edge of Consumer Rights!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

True Gamesman....

Bounding British badgers bruise burly bullyboys

It's not dead - it's pining for the fjords!

Python was way ahead of the curve on this...

The cutting edge of dog curbing enforcement

Happy Birthday El Dorado!

One of my fave Westerns, premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Prince!

Happy Birthday Tom Jones!

Happy Birthday Nikki Giovanni!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

A new ad/video for Stone Ruination IPA
Long time readers will know that I am a huge fan of Stone Brewery
.  I consider their IPA to be the best of any that I've ever tasted.  And the Ruination IPA is just over-the-top great!

Honfest is coming!

The cutting edge of chocolate...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

How not to remove a tree
I think that we're getting close to Darwin Awards territory...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Phonetic Description of the Annoyin Sounds That Teenagers make


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)


The events in the song took place on this date....

Happy Birthday Damien Thorne!

Born on this day, (at least according to The Omen...)

Anniversary of Rock Around The Clock hitting #1 in 1955!

Happy Birthday Gary U.S. Bonds!
One of my faves!

Happy Birthday Levi Stubbs!

Happy Birthday Nathan Hale!

Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

One of the greatest rolls of the dice in history.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

RIP Joey Covington

The cutting edge of Chinese knockoffs...

The comments on this article are great...

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

The Longest Book Domino Chain!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Happy Dead Duck Day!

Happy Festival of Popular Delusions Day!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

The battle that determined that Japan would lose...

Happy National Cognac Day!


Happy Birthday Gordon Waller!

150 Days Until Halloween!

Happy National Yo-Yo Day!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Ode To Billy Joe

The events in the song supposedly took place on this date...

Happy Birthday Ian Hunter!

Happy Birthday Suzi Quatro!

Happy Birthday Leo Gorcey!

Happy Birthday Josephine Baker!

Happy National Cheese Day!


Happy National Egg Day!


Happy Jack Jouett Day!

Virginia's Paul Revere...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The "Last Battle"
An interesting new book about a nearly unknown battle from the War in which Wermacht troops supposedly joined forces with Americans to battle the SS. 

Happy Birthday Universal Studios!

Home of American Horror Movies, launched on this date in 1912.

Happy Birthday Alessandro di Cagliostro!

Happy Birthday Martha Washington!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The Body Paint Fesival


(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

The Martian Rat...

Happy Birthday Sgt Pepper!
Released on this date in 1967...

Happy Birthday Le Petomane!

June is National Accordion Awareness Month