Saturday, February 28, 2015

I Am Superman

Happy Birthday Zero Mostel!

Happy Birthday William Washington!

A Patriot.

You can become a stick figure!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Some wonderful signs

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

Nutella - The Silent Killer

More and more, life resembles a Monty Python skit...
(Thanks for the link, Sarah!)

Happy Open That Bottle Night!

Friday, February 27, 2015

RIP Leonard Nimoy
Another celebrity death that truly saddens me.  Gene Roddenberry and Leonard Nimoy were able to create one of the major characters in American pop culture, (and most likely beyond that).  I mean, think about it:  there's Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes, and maybe a few others; but how many characters have that much staying power, presence, and influence?

Mordor Fire Pit!

This is so cool!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Majel Barrett!

Happy Birthday W.E.B. DuBois!

Happy National Chili Day!

Happy Printed Book Day! (aka Guttenberg Day)

Today is Iwo Jima Day

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Off for a week

Will be busy with work for about a week, so postings will be very light over the next few days....

Happy Birthdya Sheldon Leonard!

Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay!

Happy Birthday George Washington!

A hometown boy who made good.

Only 250 Days Until Halloween!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You Shall Not Pass!

Happy Birthday Mary Chapin Carpenter!
One of my faves.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Natural Selection...

Headline of the Day

Of course, the Lemon Pipers were way ahead of the curve:

Happy National Cherry Pie Day!


The most bizarre Kickstarter campaign

I'm not sure that I see the market....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The MST3000 episode of Manos is now online!

Classic.  Essential.

Night of the Frozen Dead

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A lost Sherlock Holmes story is found!

Kim Jong's New Haircut!

Murderous Dweeb...

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Joel Hodgson!

Happ;y Hoodie-Hoo Day!

Happy Birthday Anthony Stewart Head!

Happy Birthday Richard Matheson!

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier!

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!

Happy Birthday William Prescott!

A Patriot.

Happy World Day of Social Justice!

Happy Pully Lug Day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I wonder if more than three people will read this

Medieval Apps

Very cool.

Response from an Inventory Manager

13th Floor Elevators Reunion!!!

The source of Joy Division's album cover for Unknown Pleasures


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Dogfish VS the suits at Budweiser

Bravo!  I absolutely despise Bud...

Let's get our delusions straight, shall we?

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Anniversary to The Bowman Body!

his weekly show began on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday to the Phonograph!

Patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1878.

Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson!

Happy Birthday Copernicus!

Beginning of month of Ventose in French revolutionary calendar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

If Thine Eye Offends Thee..

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

nazi chic in Asia

I continue to be bewildered by people having fun with an ideology that considered them subhuman. It is the ultimate idiocy.  The article and interviewees' focus on the Holocaust just shows how shallow their understanding of nazi ideology is.  The Thais, Javanese, Indians, etc. - none of them were considered for anything other than victimhood or slavery.  The same goes for the many Slavs who've taken up nazism.  Hitler wanted them enslaved and exterminated - it's all documented!  The suicidal ignorance of these idiots is astounding.

The Unknowns

A documentary about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.  Am looking forward to seeing this when it's completed.  Arlington is one of the three top places that I always recommend to visitors to DC. 

Happy Birthday Bobby Hart!

National Tickbird Day!

Happy Birthday Sonia Rutstein!

Happy Birthday Jack Palance!

Happy Drink Wine Day!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The cutting edge of coming out of the closet

A Unified Field Theory for The Simpsons?

Seasalt & Co. - and the KKK school of advertising


Happy Birthday John Sullivan!

A Patriot.

Monday, February 16, 2015

RIP Lesley Gore
I am seriously bummed.  One of my faves.

I have a new fan crush

A film/TV show about Elric?

A wonderful sword and sorcery series and character - faves of mine.

Ghost Dating Service

Because Love means never having to say you're Spooky.

Happy Nickana Night!

Happy Birthday Hairspray! (the original film)

Premiered on this date in 1988.

Happy Birthday Jerry Moore!

A local DC ghost host.

Happy Birthday Sonny Bono!

Happy Daisy Gatson Bates Day!

Happy Birthday Christopher Gadsden!

A Patriot.

Happy Presidents Day!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wuss America
A nation of cops, nannies, snoops, bureaucrats, worrywarts, busybodies, and commissar wannabes.  I am convinced that I and most of my contemporaries would never have made it past 3rd grade in today's wussified state.  I would have been expelled from school, submitted to electro shock, massive drug injections, a lobotomy, and a regimen of behavior modification and manipulation that would boggle what would have been left of my mind.  Both myself and my parents would be  incarcerated for life, and a horde of state parasites would then crow how we and Western Civilization in general had been saved by their intervention. 
I've always considered my childhood to have been rather privileged and protected.  But compared to the way children are to be dealt with now, I was Conan the Barbarian.  Sheesh!

Nice article about Joel Hodgson (of MST3000)

Happy Birthday Harvey Korman!

Happy Birthday Matt Groening!

Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

RIP Sam Andrews

Happy Birthday Ray Teller!

Happy Birthday Jack Benny!
Genius.  Essential.  An American Treasure.

Happy Birthday Robert Shea!

Happy Birthday Emperor Norton!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

RIP Gary Owens

Firesign Theatre - Eat Or Be Eaten

Lewis Black Live - Answering Questions Posed on The Internet

Fun stuff!

A Map Of History

Very cool!

Happy Birthday to Black Sabbath! (the album)

Released on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Susan Oliver!

Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel!

Happy World Radio Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lou Reed and Theosophy

The world just got a little stranger.

Retro Cthulhu Figure!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Great moments in medical history


Sigh, since this was announced, I have believed that it is nothing more than a scam to get people to watch yet another so-called 'reality show'.  Has anyone else besides me noticed that shows labelled as such never come close to resembling reality?

Saying Hi To Mom

Kind of cute!

Goth Baby Carriage

So cool!

Happy Birthday to Dracula! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1931.

Happy Birthday Ray Manzarek!

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

Happy Darwin Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sponge Bob: Satanist Illuminati
Some people are so fucking stupid....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

An Honest Pint!

A pretty neat analysis of Aleister Crowley

DC Craft Beer Festival is coming in March!


(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

The cutest little wombats that you're going to see all day

Happy Cheney Day!

Anniversary of the Massachusetts Circular Letter of 1768
Another factor leading to The Revolution.

Happy Birthday Leslie Nielsen!

Happy Birthday Sheryl Crow!

Happy Birthday Gene Vincent!

Happy Birthday Bobby "Boris" Pickett!
The official Court Minstrel of Halloween!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tallmadge!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What if Disney's characters were in the real world?

(Thanks for the links, Mathew!)

Female Spies

I've always been very suspicious about the public story about Norwood.  The British are not usually so tolerant, and are not above killing someone if a trial might prove inappropriate.  There's something else to her story that we don't know.....

Revenge on Ozzy

Happy Birthday Jimmy Durante!

Happy Birthday Bertolt Brecht!

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Jr.!

Monday, February 09, 2015

And so, The Matrix begins....

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

My home town is a 'Zombie Safe Zone', apparently

I'm not familiar with anything but the hype surrounding this series, I'm afraid.

The Return of BattleBots!

Happy Birthday Wizards!

One of my faves.  Premiered on this date in 1977.

Anniversary of the Beatles appearing on Ed Sullivan!

And the Universe shifted slightly...

Happy Birthday Frank Frazetta!

Happy Birthday Barbara Lewis!
One of the great performers.  A personal fave of mine.

Happy Birthday Ronald Colman!

Happy Birthday Carole King!

A National Treasure!

Happy National Bagel & Lox Day!


Sunday, February 08, 2015

A cute t-shirt for fans of the TV series, Firefly

A nice article about the Mars Attacks trading cards

I was a fan of these things in my misspent childhood.

The Ruination of the English Language

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753 !)

Itching Powder VS U-Boats

Happy Birthday Seth Green!

Happy Birthday England Dan Seals!

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

May 8th in DC - THE Flyover

This should be neat!

Ireland's "Vanishing Triangle"

Another sad and spooky little situation.

Swamp dolls

This does sound kind of creepy. 

A nice article about the V-1 during WWII

Happy Birthday Gloria Talbott!

Friday, February 06, 2015

A wonderful little film about June Foray and Bill Scott

Fun stuff!  A treat for any Rocky & Bullwinkle fan.

Happy Birthday to The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra!

Premiered on this date in 2001.

Happy Birthday Greta Valenti!

I'm a big fan of her group, Well Hung Heart, and consider them one of the most interesting bands in music nowadays.

Happy Birthday Patrick MacNee!

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Happy Birthday Robert La Follette Jr.!,_Jr.

Happy Birthday Adam Weishaupt!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Floating Record Store


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Tanks For The Memories

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

A classic concert from Patti Smith online

So cool!

Happy Birthday to The Urban Verbs! (the ablum)

Released on this date in 1980.  One of my faves, and a great DC band.

Happy Birthday to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday H.R. Giger!

Happy Birthday John Carradine!

Happy Birthday James Otis, Jr.!,_Jr.

A Patriot.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Playing For Change

Very cool, and very moving.

The decline of the Amazing Johnathan

How sad.  The performances I've seen of him on TV have all been wonderful.

A video game based on Bunny Man!

Stop Whining
Just another day around DC, the city of Love, Efficiency, and Competence. 

Anniversary of George Washington's first election in 1789.,_1788%E2%80%9389

Happy Birthday Constance Markievicz!

Happy Birthday Alice Cooper!

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!

Happy Birthday Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

A Patriot.

Happy National Stuffed Mushroom Day!


Happy National Homemade Soup Day!


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A little Lord of the Rings humor!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

The Day The Music Died...

Happy Birthday to Creature Feature!

Premiered on this date in 1973, with Gore De Vol, a DC ghost host legend.

Happy Birthday Melanie Safka!

Happy Birthday Charles Roberts!

The father of American wargaming.

Monday, February 02, 2015

At last - someone who knows how to deal with snow!

RIP Don Covay

Astrology - Bah! Forget about the planets and stars - It's the Moon that holds your future!

Happy Birthday Wilbur Whately!

Born on this date in 1913 in Dunwich, MA (at least according to H.P.Lovecraft...)

Happy Birthday Graham Nash!

Happy Birthday Tom Smothers!

Happy Birthday Charles de Talleyrand!

Patron Saint of Diplomacy  Players!

Happy World Wetlands Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Wuss Texass

Will someone tell them...

Post graduate work at Battlestar Galactica

A nice article about Dogfish Brewery and craft beers

Call of Cthulhu - The Musical

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Happy Birthday Bill Mumy!

Happy Birthday Helen Chandler!

Happy Birthday Terry Jones!

Happy Birthday Clark Gable!

Happy Birthday Don Everly!

Anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-In of 1960

Happy National Freedom Day!

Happy Imbolc!