Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Anniversary of the Tunguska Event

Happy Birthday Lights Out! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1946.

Happy Birthday Flo Ballard!

Happy Birthday N.O.W.!

Founded on this date in 1966.

Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!


Happy Go For A Stroll Downtown Day!

Happy National Meteor Watch Day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Darwin wins in the long run...

The stupid can't reproduce...

I don't envy folks who try to learn English...

Mini-Muffins for Captain Worf

Happy Birthday Oriana Fallaci!

Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen!

Happy National Hug Day!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

An interview with Frank Ferrante about An Evening With Groucho

I've see Ferrante's show - it is FANTASTIC!  I cannot recommend it too highly.  If you are a fan of Groucho, or want to be, it is Essential.

To Boldly Go..

Given Chinese quality control and corruption, it will be interesting to see if this thing lasts longer than the original three year series....

Happy Birthday to Where The Action Is!

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Today is the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969

Happ;y Birthday Gilda Radner!

Hapy Birthday Mel Brooks!

Today is Wolr War One Commemoration Day

Happy Paul Bunyan Day!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


An interesting technique. 

(Thanks for the link, Doug!)

Happy National Flash Fiction day!

Happy Birthday Dark Shadows!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Bob Keeshan!

Happy Birthday Helen Keller!

Happy Smokey The Bear Day!

Anniversary of the Attack of the Fruita Vampire!

Friday, June 26, 2015

A mysterious book - The Rohonc Codex

Happy Birthday Peter Lorre!

Happy Birthday Colin Wilson!

Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Day

Happy Forgiveness Day!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

RIP Patrick Macnee

The Sword of Goujian

An amazing find.

A nice interview with Lewis Black

Anniversary of the worldwide broadcast of All You Need Is Love in 1967

Happy Birthday to The Omen!

Premiered on this date in 1976.  It's all for you, Damian!

Happy Birthday Tony Bourdain!

Happy Birthday Carly Simon!

Anniversary of Virginia's ratification of the Constitution in 1788.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A nice article about the stars & bars, and the biggest asshole in DC


A nice interview with Diana Rigg

A little bigfoot in Southern Pennsylvania?


RIP Don Featherstone

Anniversary of Kenneth Arnold sighting flying saucers in 1947

The beginning of the modern era of UFO stories and studies.

Happy Birthday Arthur Brown!

Happy Birthday Ambrose Bierce!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beatlemania - The Indian Perspective

A nice interview and review of DC Rollergirls
Fun Stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Golowan!

Happy Birthday Stuart Sutcliffe!

Happy Birthday Joss Whedon!

Happy National Women In Engineering Day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

My Cousin Rob's Hot Rod
A wonderful video featuring my cousin Rob's hot rod in several shots.  Look for the red car with black highlights starting at 21 seconds. 

The Onion Understands the way the major media never will


A great article about how the airlines hate us
And I hate them right back.  It's not just flying, it's the whole process that I hate.  The cab drivers trying to rip me off, (2 out of the past six rides); the buggy computer self-check in machines; the TSA parasites and thugs, the tiny seats and overcrowding.  I hate it all. And so, for the past several years, my wife and I have a simple set of rules:
1.  For a trip up to 500 miles - we drive.
2.  For a trip between 500-1000 miles, we think long and hard before considering flying over taking the car.

That pretty much covers the Eastern third of the United States.  Beyond that distance, we bite the bullet and get on a plane.  We just don't have enough paid leave to spend half of it driving.  But come retirement, all bets are off.

Too True...

On Lovecraft and his virulent racism
An excellent article by one of the great comedians within the Mythos.

Happy Birthday Tim Russ!

Happy Birthday Bruce Campbell!

Happy Birthday Howard Kaylan!

Happy Birthday Peter Asher!

Happy Birthday Todd Rundgren!

Happy National Onion Rings Day!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dragon Boat
I so would have loved having one of these in grade school.  Hell, I'd love having one, now!

Happy Birthday Nils Lofgren!

Anniversary of the assassination of Chaney Goodman & Schwerner

Happy Birthday Ray Davies!

Happy Birthday Berke Breathed!

Happy Baby Boomers Recognition Day!

Happy World Humanist Day!

Happy Solstice!

Neat illustrations from an old occult text

Happy Fathers Day!

I hope everyone has a great day.  And I hope you have the type of relationship with, or as, a Father to enjoy it even more.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Scandal
I'm not going to go and double check, but I believe that the following aren't in the Hall, yet should be, in my opinion:

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Darlene Love
Dionne Warwicke
Barbara Lewis
Mary Wells
Last Poets
Brooke Benton
Tina Turner
Chaka Khan
Pointer Sisters
Dave Clarke 5
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Chad & Jeremy
Peter & Gordon
Sonny & Cher
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Guess Who
Moody Blues
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Link Wray
Dick Dale
Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay
Carly Simon
Phil Ochs
Spanky & Our Gang
Seals & Crofts
Jackie DeShannon
Jim Croce
Neil Diamond
J. Geils Band
Warren Zevon
Herman Hermits
Canned Heat
Deep Purple
Gil Scot Heron
Brian Eno
Graham Parker
Go Gos

Happy Anniversary to The Bowman Body!

A legendary local Ghost Host - who premiered on this date in 1970.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Anniversary of the Born To Run photo shoot 1975 by Eric Meola

Happy Birthday Patricia Quinn!

Happy Birthday Martin Landau!

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Happy Birthday Audie Murphy!

Happy Birthday Wolfe Tone!

Happy Birthday William Richardson Davie!

A Patriot.

Happy National Vanilla Milkshake Day!

Happy American Eagle Day!

Anniversary of the Norfolk Rising

Friday, June 19, 2015

RIP Phil Austin

I am very bummed out by this.  No more Nick Danger....

Happy Birthday Ann Wilson!

Happy Birthday Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane!

Happy Birthday Alan Cranston!

The only American to be sued by hitler!

Happy Mass Market Paperback Book Day!

Beginning of month of Messidor in French revolutionary calendar

Happy Juneteenth!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zimbabwe Wins!

I don't believe that any other state in history has issued a $100 trillion note.  Well done, Mugabe!

Movie about Groucho is on the way

I think that the book it's based on was very good. 

Happy National Dump The Pump Day!

Happy Birthday Linda Thorson!

Happy Birthday Paul!

Happy International Sushi Day!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Candidates

A nice interview with Tommy James

Happy Watergate Day!

Happy Bunker Hill Day!

Happy National Eat Your Vegetables Day!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

RIP Blaze Starr

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday to Them! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1954.

Happy Birthday to The Monterey Pop Festival!

From this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Stan Laurel!

Monday, June 15, 2015

John Cleese and Eric Idle are going on tour!

Tee Hee!

Happy Birthday to Unknown Pleasures!

Joy Division releases this wonderful album on this date in 1979.


Happy Birthday Black Adder!

Premiered on this date in 1983.

Happy Birthday to The Legend of Hell House!

Premiered on this date in 1973.

Happy Birthday Jim Varney!

Anniversary of the Pig War of 1859

Happy Birthday Harry Nilsson!

Happy Birthday Arlington National Cemetery!

This is as close to "Sacred Ground" that I get.  For visitors to DC, I always recommend this in my top 5 locales to check out, particularly the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Happy National Lobster Day!

Happy Magna Carta Day

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Nice artilce on Yeats' occult tools while in The Golden Dawn

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

Established on this date in 1775, with George Washington as its Commander.

Happy Pop Goes The Weasel Day!

Happy Birthday robert La Follette, Sr.!

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Happy Birthday Junior Walker!

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day!


Happy National Bourbon Day!


Happy Flag Day!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A nice article about Christopher Lee

Happy Birthday Basil Rathbone!

A new Lovecraftian collection of stories

Happy Birthday Paul Lynde!

Happy Birthday Ben Johnson!

Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

Happy National Cucumber Day!


Happy National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day!

I'm a proud member...

Happy National Weed Your Garden day!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Igor Smiles...
Besides the outrageousness of judges condoning organ thievery under the guise of high school wordplay, I can only ask when they became employed by Dr. Frankenstein?

You can always tell the dudes who can't get a date....

Anniversary of the murder of Medgar Evers

Anniversary of the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776

Happy Birthday Reg Presley!

Happy National Jerky Day!


Happy National Red Rose Day!

Happy World Wide Knit In Public Day!

Happy Loving Day!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wuss America, Chapter 5,859....

I, and almost everyone I grew up with, if transplanted to today's society of nannies, busy bodies, government parasites, and worrywarts, would be taken away and our parents executed.  I cannot begin to recount how many hours I spent playing in my family's yard, or someone else's, with no one calling cops and social workers.  Where did all of these meddling  little hitlers come from, and why?

HonFest is this weekend in Baltimore

Some funny BBC news captions

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

RIP Christopher Lee

We've lost a Giant.

Wuss America

We're now safe....

Happy Birthday to A Day At The Races!

Premiered on this date in 1937.

Happy Birthday True Grit! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Gene Wilder!

Happy Birthday Frank Beard!

Happy Birthday Ronnie Van Zandt!

Happy Birthday Joseph Warren!

A Patriot.

Happy International Yarn Bombing Day!

Happy National Corn On The Cob Day!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vote Cthulhu!

High Eels!

(Thanks for the link and title, John!)

Anniversary of the Liberty Affair

Another stepping stone to The Revolution.

Happy Birthday Howlin' Wolf!

Happy National Herb & Spice Day!


Happy National Ice Tea Day!


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Bohemian Rhapsody on a fairground organ

People who block Metro's escalators

For those of you who visit DC, I will give two bits of advice when it comes to the subway system here:

1.  We never call it the subway, it is Metro.
2.  If you block the escalator's left hand side, we will murder you.  Quickly.  And there's not a court in the region who will consider it anything other than "self defense".  You won't be warned again...

RIP Jean Ritchie

Anniversary of Bruce signing to Columbia Records in 1972!

Happy Birthday Lin Carter!

Happy Birthday Johnny Depp!

Happy Birthday Jackie Wilson!

The "Lost Beatle"

A sad story....

The Sex Pistols Credit Card

My head is exploding right now...

Gnome Attack!
Aren't they supposed to repair her shoes, or something?

A new Night Gallery?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Beer Price?
Amazing.  There's a story behind this menu item, I'm sure.

(Thanks for the link,Mathew!)

Happy National Best Friends Day!

Vampire Ad

My next grill

Anniversary of the unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty

Happy Birthday Keenen Ivory Wayans!

Happybirthday Nancy Sinatra!

Happy birthday James Darren!

Happy World Oceans Day!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Happy Birthday El Dorado!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Tom Jones

Happy Birthday Nikki Giovanni!
One of my fave poets.

Happy Birthday Prince!

Happy National VCR Day!

Happy National Chocolate Ice Craem Day!

The coolest video I've seen in weeks

I love it when the scientific method is used to help people.  And now, you'll excuse me, I seem to have something in my eye....

RIP Ronnie Gilbert

Casting the first stone

Happy Build A Scarecrow Day!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

I believe there's a horror movie plot here...

Two Weeks until Monster Bash!

Anniverary fo "Convoy"

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

Rock Around The Clock hits #1!

On this date in 1955.

Happy Butterfly Education & Awareness Day!

Happy Birthday Damien Thorne!

Supposedly born on this date, (probably in 1966...)

Happy Birthday John Trumbull!

Happy Birthday Gary "U.S." Bonds!

Happy Birthday Levi Stubbs!

One of the great Motown performers.

Happy National Trails Day!

Happy Birthday Danny Strong!

Happy Birthday Nathan Hale!

A Patriot.

Happy National Drive-In Movie Day!

Happy National Doughnut Day!


Today is the Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion
An amazing feat and victory.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Headline & Story of the Day

The New Age Meets Technology!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Amazon's List of the Most Well Read Cities
A pity that my old hometown is now considered too small in population to qualify...

Happy Dead Duck Day!

Happy Birthday James Connolly!

Anniversary of the Solemn League & Covenant document of 1774

Another important step towards the Revolution.

Happy Festival of Popular Delusions Day!

Happy National Fish & Chips Day!


Happy National Gingerbread Day!


Happy World Environment Day!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Greenock Catman

A story that is apparently a mixture of fact, folklore, sadness, and the bizarre.

The cutting edge of criminal behavior.

First of all, I love the quote that this celebratory behavior was “against the peace and dignity of the State of Mississippi.”.  Perhaps the only time that the words 'dignity' and 'Mississippi' have ever been used in the same sentence.  And secondly, the article missed the truly big story here:  someone graduated from high school in Mississippi....

Happy National Cheese Day!

Happy Birthday Gordon Waller!

Happy Birthday John Eager Howard!

A patriot.

Anniversary of the Battle of Midway in 1942

The battle that determined that Japan would lose WWII.

Happy National Congnac Day!


150 Days Until Halloween!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For The Love Of Spock

A Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about Nimoy/Spock by his son.

An alternate version of the Stones' Brown Suger is to be released, featuring Clapton!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Hannah!)

The cutting edge of tourism ambassadors

The Final Proof - We are a nation of idiots

Anniversary for the Ode To Billie Joe

The events in the song supposedly took place on this date.  One of the greatest story telling songs of all time, containing one of pop culture's great mysteries.  A Classic of Southern Gothic culture.

Happy Birthday Leo Gorcey!

Happy Birthday Suzi Quatro!

Happy Birthday Curtis Mayfield!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Josephine Baker!

Happy Jack Jouett Day!

Happy National Egg Day!


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

New MST3000 reissue on the way!

A remake of Big Trouble In Little China

I pretty much agree with everything said in this article, (and I love the video clips presented).  Rather than a remake, I've always regretted that there wasn't a (short) series of Jack Burton, hauling cargo from adventure to adventure, and subculture to subculture (Italians in New York, Irish in Boston, Cajun/Creole in New Orleans, etc.)

There's still time to visit the Virginia Renaissance Faire

Isaac Asimov makes predictions for 2014

Happy Birthday Universal Studios - The Home of the Monsters!

Formed on this date in 1912.

Happy Birthday Jewel Staite!

Happy Birthday Morena Baccarin!

Happy Birthday Alessandro di Cagliostro!

Happy Birthday Wayne Brady!

Happy Birthday Martha Washington!

Monday, June 01, 2015

A new single from Well Hung Heart!
One of my favorite new bands.  I really like these folks.

June is National Turkey Lovers Month!


June is Nationall Fresh Fruit & Vegetables month


June is National Rose Month

June is National Accordian Awareness Month

Oh, we're aware...

Happy Birthday Rene Auberjonois!

June is LGBT Pride Month!

Happy Global Day of Parents!

Happy Birthday Sgt. Pepper!

Happy Birthday Le Petomane!

One of the Immortals.