Thursday, December 31, 2015

A nice article about the Western Folklife Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

I've  not been in Elko since college, have always wanted to attend the Gathering and see the Folklife Center, will need to get back there some day.

Lovecraftian Films Online!

The Cutting Edge of Tech Support

Ah yes, the self-important spoiled brats of DC.  Deprive them of their toys, and watch the tantrum begin!

Happy Birthday Burton Cummings!

Happy Birthday Edward Hand!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday George C. Marshall!

Happy Make Up Your Mind Day!

Happy National Champagne Day!


Happy Hogmanay!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bowling - The Next Generation?

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Can You Hear Me Now?

A possible cure for Alzheimer's?

A nice article about "Gloomy Sunday" - the suicide song

The recrod postage stamps of Bhutan!

This is so cool!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday Eliza Dushku!

Happy Birthday Skeeter Davis!

Happy Birthday Tracey Ullman!

Happy Birthday Jeff Lynne!

Happy Birthday Patti Smith!

Happy Birthday Mike Nesmith!

Happy Birthday Davy Jones!

Happy Birthday Bo Diddley!

Happy Birthday John Otto!

A local legend in Western Colorado.

Happy National Bacon Day!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

That religion of peace

RIP John Bradbury

New Orleans' Pharmacy Museum

This sounds pretty interesting, actually.

A neat article about the Dr. Who theme

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Listing of the 'Best' Cryptozoology Books of 2015

Happy Pepper Pot Day!

Happy Tick Tock Day!

RIP Lemmy

Happy Birthday Ray Thomas!

Happy Birthday Marianne Faithfull!

Happy Birthday Mary Tyler Moore!

Happy Birthday Barbara Steele!

Monday, December 28, 2015

A nice article on current psychological research

The first one I find to be the most interesting/disturbing one.

Proof - Condoms aren't always the safe method!

RIP Meadowlark Lemon

I am seriously saddened by this man's passing.  What a wonderful entertainer.

Happy Birthday Alex Chilton!

Happy Birthday Nichelle Nichols!

Happy Birthday Return Jonathan Meigs!

A Patriot.,_Sr.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

RIP Stevie Wright

Happy Birthday Mike Pinder!

Happy Birthday Sydney Greenstreet!

Happy Birthday Marlene Dietrich!

Happy National Fruitcake Day!


Saturday, December 26, 2015

RIP William Guest

Anniversary of the U.S. release of I Want To Hold Your Hand

In 1963...

Happy Birthday Monterey Pop!

Premiered on this date in 1968.

Happy Birthday Thomas Nelson, Jr.!,_Jr.

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Elisha Cook!

Happy Birthday Steve Allen!

Happy Wren Day!

Happy Thank You Note Day!

Happy National Candy Cane Day!


Happy Boxing Day!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Cold War Mysteries

There are some good ones here.  The fate of the USS Scorpion is a classic.

Happy Cold Moon!

Happy Birthday to After The Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1936.

Happy Birthday to The Exorcist!

Premiered on this date in 1973.

Happy Birthday Shane MacGowan!

Happy Birthday Cab Calloway!

Happy Birthday Rod Serling!

Happy Birthday Bogey!

Happy national Pumpkin Pie Day!


Merry Christmas!

Regardless of one's beliefs on the day.  I hope you have a very safe and happy Holiday, Gentle Reader.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Creepy Victorian Christmas Cards

Happy Birthday Fritz Leiber!

Happy National Eggnog Day!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Birthday to The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday José Arturo Castellanos Contreras!

Anniversary of the publishing of The Crisis in 1776

Happy Tom Bawcock's Eve!

Happy Festivus!

Happy Roots Day!

Happy HumanLight!

Happy National Bake Day!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ray & Dave - together (at least for one song...)

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Bedbugs Can Kill

Happy Birthday to They Call Me Trinity!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday to The Mummy!

Premiered on this date in 1932

Happy Birthday James Burke!

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

Happy Yule!

Happy Forefathers' Day!

Happy Winter Solstice!

Monday, December 21, 2015

NORAD Tracking Santa

Happy Birthday to The President's Analyst!

Premiered on this date in 1967.  One of my faves, and a film ahead of its time.

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa!

Happy Birthday Vampira!

Happy Mumping Day!

Happy National Kiwi Fruit Day!


Happy National Hamburger Day!


Happy National Fried Shrimp Day!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Cthulhu Crib!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Birthday to The Graduate!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Billy Bragg!

Happy Birthday Nicole de Boer!

Happy Games Day!

Happy International Human Solidarity Day!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Jersey Devil in Maryland?

An article updating what's going on with Little Richard


Happy Birthday Phil Ochs!

One of my all-time faves.

Friday, December 18, 2015

1939's view of the clothing of 2000

Happy Birthday to The Grinch!

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday to A Few Dollars More!

Premiered on this date in 1964.  My favorite spaghetti western.

Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock!

Happy Birthday Keith Richards!

Happy Birthday Christopher Fry!

Happy National Roast Suckling Pig Day!


Happy Bake Cookies Day!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Birthday to Night of the Demon!

Premiered on this date in 1957.  A great horror movie.

Happy Birthday to The Simpsons!

Premiered on this date in 1989.

Happy Birthday Eddie Kendricks!

Happy Birthday Paul Rodgers!

Happy Wright Brothers Day!

Happy National Maple Syrup Day!


Happy Picrous Day!

Happy Saturnalia!

Happy Chewidden!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Benny Andersson!

Happy Birthday Billy Gibbons!

Anniversary of Boston Tea Party in 1773

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas idea for all Trekkies!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Young Frankenstein!

Premiered on this date in 1974.

Happy Birthday to One, two, Three!

Premiered on this date in 1961.  One of my favorite movies.

Happy Birthday Garrett Wang!

Happy Birthday Tim Conway!

Happy Birthday Alan Freed!

Happy Birthday John Hammond, Sr.!

Happy Birthday Samuel Blatchley Webb!

A Patriot.

Happy Bill of Rights Day!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Lovecraft Inspired Bottles

For you Star Wars fans - the lightsaber wiper blade!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

New Star Trek Trailer

UFO's in Fairfax County!

Happy Birthday to I'm Gonna Get You Sucka!

Premiered on this date in 1988.

Happy Birthday Patty Duke!

Happy Birthday Spike Jones!

Happy Birthday Morey Amsterdam!

Today is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

The Beginning of Halcyon Days!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A ncie article about the Old Ebbitt Grill

A DC institution.

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday to Patti Smith's "Horses" Album!

Released on this date in 1975.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Popcorn String Day!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A vending machine for crates of beer!

Well Done, Belgium!

Tesla provides wi-fi!

Willard Scott to retire

A legend of local DC TV and radio.

The first show by the Velvet Underground - 50 years ago!

MST3000 Is Back!!!!!

I contributed early on, and am so happy about this.  As stated in the past, this was my second favorite TV show of all time, (after The Prisoner).  I can't wait the new episodes!

Happy Birthday Robin Tyner!

Happy Birthday Karl Wagner!

Happy Birthday Dionne Warwick!

Happy Birthday Edward G. Robinson!

Happy Birthday John Jay!

Happy National Cocoa Day!


Friday, December 11, 2015

The latest on the Flat Earth Society

It's turtles all the way down....

Goats Singing Christmas Carols

Miskatonic Railroad

An amazing model railroad layout!

The Signs As Troubled Birds

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to The Capitol Steps!

This famous DC troupe of satirists started on this date in 1981.

Happy Birthday to V For Vendetta!

Premiered on this date in 2005.

Happy Birthday George Mason!

Happy Birthday Isaac Shelby!

A Patriot.

Happy Lost & Found Day!

Happy International Mountain Day!

Happy Have A Bagel Day!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Celebrities on the new MST3000

Prague's Alchemy Museum


Slap Kirk!

Fun Stuff!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy Birthday CBGB!

Opened on this date in 1973

Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!

Happy National Lager Day!

Happy Human Rights Day!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Bach - As you've never heard him before...

Steampunk Wristwatch!


Wreaths Across America Comes To Arlington This Saturday

I have written before about this.  Normally, activities of this nature aren't really my thing, but I admit that there's something about this that really moves me.  Seeing Arlington with all of those wreaths is quite a sight.  I always recommend it to visitors of DC, as one of my 'top 3' places to see when visiting town.

A documentary film about Creem Magazine is in the works

RIP John Trudell

Happy Birthday to A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday Margaret Hamilton!

Happy Birthday Neil Innes!

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.!

Happy Birthday Michael Dorn!

Happy Birthday Dalton Trumbo!

Happy Birthday Joan Armatrading!

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon

Happy Birthday Sinead O'Connor!

Happy Birthday Mario Savio!

Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!

Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!

Happy Birthday Jerry Butler!

Happy Birthday Flip Wilson!

Happy National Pretend To Be A Time Traveller Day!

I'm a little curious - all of the time travel stories that I've heard of that involve someone visiting this time period involve someone from the future.  Has anyone ever tried a story of someone travelling forward from the past?

Happy National Brownie Day!

Monday, December 07, 2015

Cthulhu (and other Dark) Christmas Tree toppers and ornaments!


Happy Birthday Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes!

Mr Excitement!

Happy Birthday Noam Chomsky!

Happy Birthday Eli Wallach!

Happy Birthday Allan B. Calhamer!

The inventor of Diplomacy, one of the greatest games of all time.

Happy Birthday Tom Waits!

Happy Birthday Harry Chapin!

Happy Letter Writing Day!

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Sunday, December 06, 2015

1939's view of the clothing of 2000

Eww Swish!

Happy Birthday Turn Turn Turn!

Released by the Byrds on this date in 1965.!_Turn!_Turn!_(album)

Happy Birthday Wally Cox!

Alien Abduction On SNL!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Happy Birthday Rudolph! (the cartoon)

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Birthday David Ossman!

Happy Miners Day!

Happy National Gazpacho Day!

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Happy Birthday Amy Acker!

Happy Birthday Alvy Moore!

Happy Birthday Little Richard!

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Ninja Day!

Happy World Soil Day!

Happy Tree Dressing Day!

Friday, December 04, 2015

Happy Birthday Southside Johnny!

Anniversary of Washington's farewell to his officers in 1783

Happy National Dice Day!

Happy National Cookie Day!


Happy World Wildlife Conservation Day!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Dawn Wells - still stranded

Happy Birthday Ozzy!

Happy 3D Printing Day!

Happy Roof Over Your Head Day!

Happy Make A Gift Day!

Happy National Apple Pie Day!


Today is the International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Happy Birthday Jonathan Frid!

Happy World Mutt Day!

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Anniversary of Rosa Parks sitting down!

Happy Birthday Woody Allen!

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Happy Birthday John Densmore!

Happy Eat A Red Apple Day!

Today is World AIDS Day