Thursday, April 30, 2015

DC Flyover on May 8th

This is going to be impressive.

Some very cool musical instruments

Electromagnetic spaced drive gets one step closer

Neat Flying Spaghetti Monster T-Shirt

The SCP Foundation

A wonderfully imaginative and creepy game/literature site. 

Happy Calan Mai!

Happy Birthday Wayne Kramer!

Happy Birthday Al Lewis!

Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day!


Happy National Raisin Day!


Happy International Jazz Day!

Happy Beltane/Walpurgisnacht!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kolberg film is online
You can read the explanation about it at this link - the last big-time propaganda film out of nazi Germany.  The film is available for viewing at this link, too; but the dialogue is German, (of course), and the subtitles are in French. 

Some new band names

I love stuff like this!

The Saw Lady
Very cool.  The poor man's theremin!

Many horror movies start this way....

Martian Critters?

Aircraft nose art from WWII

A pretty neat collection of photos.

Happy Birthday Tommy James!

Happy Birthday Tammi Terrel1!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

RIP Jack Ely of the Kingsmen

A neat article about the revival of Beltane festivities

Happy Birthday William Moore!

A Hero.  Almost forgotten, now....

Happy Birthday Carolyn Jones!

Happy Birthday James Monroe!

Today is Workers Memorial Day

Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Bigfoot Bundt Cake!

The perfect birthday cake for that special Fortean in your life!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

"Movin' With Nancy" TV special is now online

So cool.  For any fan of Nancy Sinatra.

Happy Birthday Frank Belknap Long!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

When Kilroy Met Ivan

A nice footnote to the War.

Nice little article about the study of parapsychology at UVA

Trying to make money off of goebbel's diaries

Lotsa luck, bitch....

A re-discovered Scottish bunker from WWII

Fascinating.  I think a lot of people would be surprised by how desperate Britain's situation was a for the first year after the fall of France.  And how desperate its plans were.

How wolves evolved into dogs

Very interesting article.

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753 !)

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Happy National Pretzel Day!


Happy National Kids & Pets Day!!kids-and-pets/c1z80/about.htm

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Peter Jurasik!

Happy Birthday to The Adventures of Robin Hood!

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

Happy Birthday Björn Ulvaeus!

Happy Birthday Jerry Leiber!

Happy Birthday Meadowlark Lemon!

Happy Birthday Gina Torres!

Happy Red Hat Society Day!

Happy International Marconi Day!

Friday, April 24, 2015

The return of bookstores?

As much as I hope that this article is right, I think that it's overly optimistic.  The world and the market have changed...

My next motorcycle

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

the bus

Fun stuff!

Vodka VS Bees & Wasps

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

A nice article about Joan Jett

Falls Church Is #1!

(Thanks for the link, Susan!)

The Walmart Conspiracy

Actually, this does sound suspicious to me.  And in the spirit of ecumenicism, I believe that all of the conspiracy theories are correct....

Cash After Doomsday

A nice article about the Culpeper Switch, and the Fed's ideas on riding out a nuclear war.

Jesus Is Coming?

Python Reunites for the Today Show

Burger King & Tittygram

Life just gets stranger every day....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Anniversary of the Irish Easter Rebellion

Happy Birthday William Castle!

Happy Arbor Day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The weirdest movie?
It's fun/good hype.  I don't believe a word of it, but it looks neat.

For all of you parents with school-age children

Happy Birthday Bernadette Devlin McAliskey!

Happy Birthday Charles Kerr!

Happy Birthday Ed Walker!

A DC radio Legend.

Happy Birthday Roy Orbison!

Happy Birthday William Williams!

A Patriot.

Happy English Language Day!

Happy World Book & Copyright Day!

Happy World Book Night!

Happy National Picnic Day!

Happy St. George's Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Hunger...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

A finger to Budweiser
It is amazing and disappointing to me how a company with the cash for TV commercials can get people to drink that pissy swill.  It's called the boob tube for a reason...

Happy Birthday Ryan Stiles!

Happy Birthday Glen Campbell!

Happy Birthday Peter Frampton!

Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!

Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The first Dracula film?

Have never heard of it.  Nosferatu remains a Classic, regardless.

Headline of the Day

Bacteria that exists off of electricity
Fascinating!  And the beginning of a future sci fi movie, I'm sure!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Snoopy Wins!

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

Happy Birthday Iggy!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cancel my appointments

A little stocking stuffer for that special someone in your life

Death In Chocolate

A short film of the Sunset Tower Records in 1971.

Fun stuff!  Memories!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Neat Flyers!

Happy Birthday L'Auberge Chez Fancois!

One of my all-time favorite restaurants.  Opened on this day in 1976.

Beginning of month of Floreal in French revolutionary calendar

Happy Birthday George Takei!

Happy Patriot's Day!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Why Librarians are cooler than super heroes

The Beginning of the End of FM Radio?

Great Moments In Archaeology

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Kraken Sculpting!

The cutting edge of game shows
Of course, the Pointer Sisters were ahead of it:

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Mark Volman!

Happy Birthday Tim Curry!

Happy Birthday Dudley Moore!

Happy Birthday Roger Sherman!

A Patriot.

Happy National Garlic Day!


Happy Amaretto Day!


Happy Patriots' Day!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Honest Wine Labels

The Master

Here we have a wonderful article about my old pal, Jeff Place, and how central he's been to the archiving, preservation and promotion of folk music and related arts.  I had the pleasure of working with Jeff in my first record store job, and he was my main teacher.  A wonderful person; and I can't think of anyone better suited for his job with the Smithsonian. 

When was the last Western beheading?

The slow and undectable poisons of Italy

Fascinating history.

Happy Birthday Ebenezer Learned!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow!

Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites!

Happy National Animal Crackers Day!

Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride in 1775

Happy Record Store Day!

Friday, April 17, 2015

The return of "Dazzle Camouflage"?

Maybe, it still sounds much too limited in being effective in a real life situation.

I prefer my cancer medium rare, please

Owning Goering's Sweat

One of the stranger tidbits of War memorabilia collecting.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Liz Phair!

Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Kristine Sutherland!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tucker!

Happy Birthday Samuel Chase!

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheese Ball Day!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mac Sabbath

Tee Hee!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Sleeping With The Enemy
An interesting little article about women who collaborated with the nazis during WWII, (or at least had sex with them).

Happy Birthday Gerry Rafferty!

Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield!

Happy Birthday Sean Maher!

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!

Happy Birthday Jacob Coxey!,_Sr.

Happy Emancipation Day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A nice article about Dickie Goodman

Happy Birthday In Living Color!

Premiered on this date in 1990.

Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

Happy Birthday Hans Conried!

Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci!

Happy National Glazed Ham Day!


Pink Moon Tonight

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RIP Percy Sledge

Today is Equal Pay Day

Happy Birthday Tony Burrows!

Happy Birthday Gerry Anderson!

Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!

Happy Cuckoo Day!

Anniversary of the Tree Riot

Another precursor to The Revolution.

Happy John Hanson Day!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Potato Cthulhu

Exploring the abandoned tunnels of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

A new Blair Witch Project in the works?

Wuss America
The continuing commissar/nanny state approach.  If those kids were Black, nothing would happen. No one would be called, etc.   It is the continuing pampering and over-protecting of white middle class kids.

Happy Birthday Don Adams!

Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

Happy Birthday Harold Stassen!

I'm proud and happy to say that this is the only major party Presidential candidate that I've ever actually met.

Happy Birthday Al Green!

Happy Birthday Charles Armand Tuffin!,_marquis_de_la_Rouerie

A Patriot.

Only 200 Days Until Halloween!

Happy National Peach Cobbler Day!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

My next license plate

Zamir Vodka
If you're a fan of Anthony Bourdain, then you know Zamir.

Art For Art's Sake

Anniversary of the Halifax Resolves of 1776

A major step towards the Declaration of Independence.

Happy Birthday Nicholas Brendon!

Anniversary of Bill Haley recording Rock Around The Clock in 1954!

Happy Birthday John Kay!

Happy Birthday Tiny Tim!

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

Happy National Licorice Day!


Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

New research on Intuition

Respect The Robot

The fake country convention

PEZ smuggling and collecting

Weirdly interesting.

Happy National Cheese Foudue Day!


Happy National 8 Track Tape Day!

Happy Birthday Richard Berry - Happy Louie Louie Day!

Happy National Pet Day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wicker Man Etiquette

Anniversary of the Beatles breaking up in 1970

Thanks a lot, Yoko...

Happy Birthday Bobby Smith!

Happy Birthday Alfred Kubin!

Happy National Siblings Day!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Anniversary of the suicide of Phil Ochs

Happy Birthday Carl Perkins!

Happy Birthday Avery Schreiber!

Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!

Happy Birthday Paul Robeson!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The star Wars Imperial March - the coolest version

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Emma Caulfield!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

RIP Stan Freberg

Anthony Bourdain is going on tour!

(Thanks for the link, Hannah!)

Get A Life! (The Wi Fi edition)

H.R. Giger gets a plant named after him


Happy Birthday Ravi Shankar!

Happy Birthday Janis Ian!

Happy United Nations' World Health Day!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Happy Birthday Phil Austin!

Happy Birthday John Waterhouse!

Happy Tartan Day!

Happy Dyngus Day!,1.html

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Genome Bottleneck?

A fascinating question regarding neolithic human breeding.

The exiling of vampires....

April 1st in Williamsburg

Happy First Contact Day!

On this date, in 2063, First Contact will be established between Earth and Vulcan.

Happy Tomb Sweeping Day!

Happy Birthday Sybil Ludington!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Dan Perkins!

Happy Birthday Robert Bloch!

Happy Birthday Agnetha Fältskog!

Happy Birthdya Nigel Hawthorne!

Happy Birthday Roger Corman!

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Florida - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

I try not to post weird stories from Florida, because there are so many that this little blog would consist of little more than that.  I've done counts, and the batshit craziness from that state easily outpaces every other.  In fact, it's not even a close competition. 

Happy Birthday Robert Downey, Jr.!

Happy Birthday Muddy Waters!

Happy International Pillow Fight Day!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Easter Gifts From Hell!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birhtday Rumpole! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1978.

Happy Birthday Washington Irving!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

New Math VS Abbott & Costello
I love this old routine.

Crime & Punishment

RIP Gary Dahl - The Ultimate Salesman
I love anyone who can take money from people who clearly have too much of it.

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Leon Russell!

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye!

Happy International Children's Book Day!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

RIP Cynthia Lennon

British Comedy Postage Stamps!


Happy Birthday Ronnie Lane!

Happy Birthday Pirate Radio!

premiered on this date in 2009.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Sr.!

Happy National Sourdough Bread Day!


Happy St. Stupid's Day!

Happy April Fools Day!