Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad

You are missed.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Driving Upside Down
Pretty cute!

(Thanks for the link, Rob!)

Happy Birthday to I Want To Hold Your Hand!

Released on this date (in the UK) in 1963,

Happy Birthday to Rocky & His Friends!

Premiered on this date in 1959.

Happy Birthday Stan Rogers!

Happy Birthday Peter Bergman!

Happy Birthday Felix Cavaliere!

Happy National Lemon Cream Pie Day!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Record Store Day!

Anniversary of the Alice's Restaurant Massacree of 1965

Happy Birthday Jon Stewart!

Happy National Day of Listening!

I think this is a pretty cool idea.  Pity that one has to declare a day in its name to encourage it.

Happy Birthday Berry Gordy

Happy Maize Day!

Happy You're Welcome Day!

Happy Native American Heritage Day!

Happy National Letovers Day!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pterosaur Sighting in Arkansas

Reminder - MST 3000 Turkey Day Marathon starts shortly!!+Factory+Master&utm_campaign=c8da2f9708-MST3K_Turkey_Day_Final_Reminder_November_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d0d2f6aeb4-c8da2f9708-88764669#marathon

The Munsters at Macy's

A weird little bit of Thanksgiving nostalgia.

Art Buchwald's Thanksgiving Column
It was a DC tradition, right up to his death, for the Post to publish this every Thanksgiving, and I guess it's up to me to carry it on, now.

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix!

Happy National Stuffing Day!


Happy National Turkey Day!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Artemas Ward!

A Patriot.

The beginning of a horror movie....

The Ultimate Leadbelly Box Set Is On The Way!
Very cool...

The cutting edge of air travel

I guess he was happy to see them...

A nice article about Ouija Boards and how they work

Happy Birthday to Weirdness!

This little blog started ten years ago this date....

Happy Birthday to Anarchy In The UK!

Released on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday Casablanca!

My all-time #1 fave movie.  Premiered on this date in 1942.

Happy Birthday Tina Turner!

Happy Birthday Charles Schulz!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Percy Sledge!

Happy Birthday Robert Townsend!

A Patriot.

Happy Evacuation Day!

Today Is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Monday, November 24, 2014

My favorite piano just sold

Happy Birthday Mystery Science Theater 3000!

One of my all-time favorite TV shows.  Premiered on this date in 1988.  Pure Genius.

Happy Birthday Forrest Ackerman!

Happy Birthday Baruch de Spinoza!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Russian Screw

Something that is VERY out of place....

Cthulhu LEGO!

Science and the Soul

Interesting,  but I wonder how one would test this?

Mayor For Life is Dead

Good riddance....

Happy Sabbath of the Undead!

At least according to Hammer films...

Happy Birthday William Moultrie!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Boris Karloff!

Happy Birthday Harpo!

Happy National Cashew Day!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

RIP Jimmy Ruffin

A nice article about Bear Family Records
THE King of reissue labels.  Really fantastic.  Just got their Chuck Berry box set and it's wonderful.

A nice recounting of the Devil's Footprints mystery

A mainstay of Fortean literature.

A nice article about the Bookplate Bookstore
A wonderful shop, Tom is an old workmate of mine and I highly recommend his place to anyone heading out to the Eastern Shore.

The Villains of Batman!

Fun stuff!

Anice article about Shemp

Happy Birthday to the Phil Spector Christmas Album!

Released on this date in 1963.  A Classic.

Happy Birthday to The White Album!

Released on this date in 1968.

Happy Birthday Staughton Lynd!

Happy Birthday Terry Gilliam!

Happy Birthday Steve Van Zandt!

One of my faves. 

Happy National Cashew Day!


Friday, November 21, 2014

A newly translated Egyptian grimoire

Happy Birthday to Shadow of the Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1941.

Happy Birthday to The Thin Man Goes Home!

Premiered on this date in 1944.

Happy Birthday Frankenstein! (the movie)

Premiered on this date in 1931.

Happy Birthday Ingrid Pitt!

Happy Birthday Josiah Bartlett!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Joseph Plumb Martin!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Voltaire!

Today is the beginning of the month of Frimaire in the French revolutionary calendar

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Simpsons in real life

Very cool!

The Poo Bus

DC alone could power the entire hemisphere's fleet....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice article about Witch Wreaths

Still Dead!

General Franco died on this date in 1975.

Happy Birthday Dick Smothers!

Happy National Beaujolais Day!


Happy Absurditiy Day!

Happy Universal Children's Day!

Happy World Philosophy Day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Anniversary of the murder of Joe Hill

Happy Birthday George Rogers Clark!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Christmas Story!

Premiered on this date in 1983.

Happy Birthday Graham Parker!

Happy birthday Imogene Coca!

Happy Birthday Sojourner Truth!

(This date is believed to be her Birthday)

Happy Occult Day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Cards for the rest of us...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to Another Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1939.

Real-life Sweeney Todd

The Slovene Unicorn

Photos from the Siberian Mystery Crater

The man who hears colors

Cramming For An Exam
I've waited my whole life to be able to use that title/pun.

Jesus Arrested For Ice Skating

Happy Birthday to the Star Wars Holiday Special!

Premiered and ONLY shown on this date in 1978.  Perhaps the worst TV special of all time.  A Classic!

Happy Birthday to Duck Soup!

One of my all-time favorite movies.  Premiered on this date in 1933.  Pure Genius.

Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot!

Happy Birthday Peter Cook!

Happy Take A Hike Day!

Happy Homemade Bread Day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy Dutch American Heritage Day!

Happy Hecate Night!

Happy International Day of Tolerance!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


My Next T-Shirt

The Travelling Library

RIP Tony Auth
I'm way late on posting this, just heard about his passing.

Anniversary of the Articles of Confederation in 1777

Happy Birthday to A Night At The Opera!

Premiered on this date in 1935.

Happy Birthday Frida Lyngstad!

Happy Birthday Jck Burns!

Happy Birthday Petula Clark!

I will always have a crush on Pet...

Happy Birthday William Hope Hodgson!

Happy America Recycle Day!

Happy Clean Your Refrigerator Day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

What's Good For The Goose...

Happy Birthday Veronica Lake!

Happy National Guacamole Day!


Happy National Pickle Day!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Ayaan Hirsi Ali!

Happy Birthday Robert Louis Stevenson!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ten Mysterious Historical Artifacts

This is actually a pretty good list.  I might add the books/notes left by John Dee and Edward Kelly during that magick experiments and experiences.

Happy Birthday Neil Young!

Happy Birthday Booker T Jones!

Happy Birthday Molly Pitcher (Margaret Corbin)!

Happy National Pizza-With-Everything Day!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Deadskins

Couldn't happen to a nicer owner....

A nice article about the Weekly World News
I was addicted to reading this thing for years....

The Bedpan Collector

Upcoming TV special about DC in the 80's

More on the origins of "OK"

Germany's Stencil Cypher

Pretty clever.  A neat little footnote to the War.

Happy Birthday Marshall Crenshaw!
The King of Power Pop!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Winters!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Haraden!

A Patriot.

Happy Young Readers Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy National Sundae Day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Evil Dead Comes To TV!!!

Ash Lives!!!!!

Listen To Wikipedia!

Fun stuff!  Very clever.

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Get Thee Behind Me, Energy Drink!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Denmark sure take their bus service seriously...

(Thanks for the link, Elina!)

(Supposedly) Creating Ghosts
This experiment may account for some phenomena.  But the Swiss, as usual, are liars when it comes to insisting that the folks who see such things are all suffering from various "malfunctions".  That's complete bullshit, and the anecdotal evidence is overwhelmingly against it.  And the process here doesn't in any way explain why different people see examples of the same phenomena in the same place at wildly different times and under different circumstances. 

Happy Birthday Lord Sutch!

Happy Birthday George Fenneman!

Happy Birthday Ennio Morricone!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Carl Stalling!

Happy Birthday Claude Rains!

Happy World Science Day for Peace and Development!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Headline of the Day

Opening a Portal To Hell!


Huge scale models of cities

This is awesome!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel 753 !)

Happy Birthday to Laporta's Restaurant!

Opened on this date in 1986.  One of the best restaurants in NoVa, and a meeting place for the Wargaming subculture here.  Fantastic food, with the best calimari that I've ever had.

Happy Birthday Benjamin Bennker!

Happy Birthday to 5 Million Years To Earth!

Premiered on this date in 1967.  Great sci-fi horror film.

Today is the future anniversary of The Khitomer Massacre

In 2346,the Romulans slaughter over 4,000 Klingons on an agricultural colony; Worf & Kahlest are the only two survivors...

Anniversary fo when Paul Died in 1966

Anniversary of the Kingsmen's release of Louie Louie in 1963!

Happy Birthday Hedy Lamarr!

Beautiful, brilliant, and a Patriot.

Happy Chaos Never Dies Day!

Today is Remebrance Sunday

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Happy Birthday Rickie Lee Jones!

Happy Birthday Bram Stoker!

Happy Cook Something Bold Day!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Happy Birthday Johnny Rivers!

Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

ACME gets recognized

Rejected Star Wars Titles

(Thanks for the link,Mathew!

A Chinese in the wehrmacht

An interesting little footnote to the War.

Happy Birthday to It's My Life!

Released by the Animals on this date in 1965.  One of my all-time favorite songs.  A part of my DNA.

Happy Birthday Trace Beaulieu!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Harris!

Happy National Sadie Hawkins Day!

This is one of half a dozen dates that it's celebrated.  I guess Sadie gets lonely....

Happy National Nachos Day!


Today is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Just Beat It

Future Darwin Award Nominee

The return of the crossbow?

Turkey Day Marathon of MST3000 is GO!!!!!

So cool!

Happy Birthday Manos - The Hands Of Fate!

Premiered on this date in 1966.  Wonderfully awful!

Happy Birthday Peter Noone!

Happy Birthday Art Garfunkel!

Happy Birthday John Glover!

A patriot.

Happy Devil's Stone Day!,_Devon

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A nice article about Tru Fax & The Insaniacs

One of my fave DC bands.  A local Treasure.

I'm Making A List, Checking It Twice....

Happy Birthday Chris Difford!

Happy Birthday Will Rogers!

Happy King Tut Day!

Happy Waiting For The Barbarians Day!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Happy Give Someone A Dollar Day!

Happy Cliche Day!

Happy Birthday Lulu!

Happy Birthday to The Days Of Wine And Roses!

Released by the Dream Syndicate on this date in 1982.  One of my fave albums.

Happy Birthday Kevin Murphy!

Happy National Sandwich Day!


Sunday, November 02, 2014

Zap Comics reissued in a book!


(Thanks for the link  Karen!)

The Biggest Asshole in DC

Snyder never disappoints.

Happy Plan Your Epitaph Day!

Happy Cookie Monster Day!

Happy National Deviled Egg Day!


Saturday, November 01, 2014

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Happy National Family Literacy Day!

Happy Birthday Kinkster!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Jim Steinman!

Happy Birthday Dan Peek!

Happy Calan Gaeaf!

Happy Book Lovers Day!

Happy National Deep Fried Clams Day!