Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kids - Remember Protection!

Seattle - My Kind of Town!

Your moment of terminal cuteness

Regency era slasng of crime and criminals

Fun stuff!  I love this type of history.

Marriage Or Death?

I believe that the Western/Comedy film, Goin' South is all about this, as well.

Irish Werewolf Cub Scouts From Hell

The chair of death

The mystery of the Rohonc Codex

Electric Light Poisoning

An article about the history of Soviet space dogs

A short article about the modern alchemist, Fulcanelli

I will point out, that most of his reputation is based around Jacques Bergier's writing, and I consider him to be an accomplished liar and exaggerator (although I absolutely love his books, nevertheless - they really get you thinking!)

The first human cannonball - Zazel!

A Pact With Satan

A nice little footnote to art history.

The next addition to my garden

18th century slang

This is wonderful!

The mystery of the white pyramid

The latest on the antikythera mechanism

The mysterious disappearance of a film pioneer

A great historical mystery!

Australian Tribes and the Oral Tradition


Marlene Dietrich plays the musical saw!

Pretty neat!

Rolling Stone magazine archive online!

Happy Birthday Johnny Rotten!

Happy National Seed Swap Day!

Happy Birthday Suzanne Pleshette!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Stay Alive to '75!

I think that I want to get a t-shirt that says "I survived 1975 and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

It gets warm in Arizona

Happy Birthday Tapestry!

Released on this date in 1971.  Beautiful album.

Happy Birthday Saul Alinsky!

Today is the anniversary of the 1969 rooftop performance by Beatles

They passed the audition....

Happy Birthday Steve Marriott!

Happy birthday Marty Balin!

Happy Calves Head Day!

Happy National Croissant Day!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hi-Tech Rube Goldberg!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Save The Canadians!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

CAnnibal Shia LaBeouf

A very odd little performance/song...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The original demo of Bobby Fuller's I Fought The Law is out!

Necronomi Con News!

Dream From The Witch House - Women Authors of the Cthulhu Mythos
I'm looking forward to reading this!  I've high hopes for some new perspectives.

Happy Birthday Andrew Loog Oldham!

Happy Birthday to The Muppets Show!

Premiered on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday to The Raven!

First published on this date in 1845.

Happy Birthday W.C. Fields!

Happy Birthday Light Horse Henry Lee!

Happy Birthday Harriet Tubman!

The date is approximate.  I've seen references to March, as well.

Happy Birthday Thomas Paine!

Happy National Corn Chip Day!


Happy Freethinkers Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Way Out

A wonderful short animation about our addiction to 'virtual communication'.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Kids - Don't Drink and Drone

The Insane Button on Tesla


An online library about the American Revolution

Just discovered this - it looks amazing!

Happy Birthday Elijah Wood!

Happy Birthday Sarah McLachlan!

Happy National Kazoo Day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Route 666
I don't think I've ever been on this road at night, but have driven it, or been a passenger, dozens of times over the course of my life, and outside of the usual numerological nonsense over 666, have never heard anything bad about it.  I'm sure there are quite a few accidents on it, both due to the usual phenomena of a very straight road that lulls drivers asleep or inattentive, as well as a large number of drunks on it.  The lack of development around it has nothing to do with monsters and hauntings, but is due to the fact that it is primarily located on the Ute Indian reservation; and, as the article points out, is pretty damn desolate.  The nearest towns of note, aren't all that big or economically exciting/secure themselves.  It is off the beaten path, and that explains much more of the economics than spooks and devil cars do. 

TV Special About Leadbelly Is Coming In February!

Happy Thomas Crapper Day!

Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!

Today is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Monday, January 26, 2015

Film and sound recording of le Petomane!!!

A Legend of entertainment.

Cthulhu Yoga

Happy Birthday Babylon 5!

premiered on this date in 1994


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Anniversary of the Battle of Mengo in 1892

Believed to be the first use of machine guns by white men against each other as Catholic and Protestant missionaries battled it out to see who would civilize (conquer) Uganda.  Classic...

Happy Birthday to The Blair Witch Project!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday M*A*S*H!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy National Irish Coffee Day!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Oh stewardess, I speak Jive

Do Not Pass Go

Alexandria to be the locale of a Civil War drama series!

My hometown!

Happy Birthday John Belushi!

Happy Birthday Klaus Nomi!

Happy Birthday Warren Zevon!

Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Lincoln!

A Patriot.

Happy Paul Pitcher Day!

An obscure Cornish holiday that I'm resurrecting.

Happy Eskimo Pie Patent Day!


Friday, January 23, 2015

When you buy sliced breat, hitler smiles...

Actually, this makes sense to me, sort of.  The article mentions the huge stockpile of wheat that this country had in 1943.  What it doesn't mention is that almost all of our other allies were suffering from major food shortages, as well as the fact that we had no idea in 1943 if winning was going to be a sure thing for us.  To give one sad example, Britain's food policies led to a predictable famine in India.  In total war, food is an essential commodity, and in total war there's no such thing as "too much" when it comes to those things. 

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)


There's an Abbott & Costello routine in all of this...

Bangor, Maine

(Thanks for the link, Pam!)

Happy Birthday Danny Federici!

Happy Birthday Joseph Hewes!

A Patriot.

Happy National Handwriting Day!

Happy National Pie Day!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

A nice interview with Roy Bittan

Soundtrack for the End of the World

Happy Birthday Linda Blair!

Happy Birthday Robert E. Howard!

Happy Birthday Sam Cooke!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A nice little article about cattle mutilations
I've read and liked this researcher's analysis and openness about this mystery.

Happy Birthday Alferd Packer!

Mr. Hamburger Helper!

Happy Birthday Wolfman Jack!

Happy Birthday Edwin Starr!

Happy Birthday Richie Havens!

Happy Birthday Ethan Allen!

Happy National New England Clam Chowder Day!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photos of the New York Punk Scene in the 1970's

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link,Mathew!)

The return of the X Files?

A nice interview with Howard Kaylan of The Turtles

A career with a bright future

The million dollar robot

Looks kind of clunky to me...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday to Meet The Beatles!

Released on this date in 1964.!

Happy Birthday to One Step Beyond!

Premiered on this date in 1959.  A great show.

Anniversary of the publishing of The Crisis in 1775

Happy Birthday DeForest Kelley

Happy Birthday Lead Belly!

Happy Birthday George Burns!

Happy Birthday Robert Morris!

A Patriot.

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

Happy National Cheese Lovers Day!


Monday, January 19, 2015

RIP Dallas Taylor

Special Delivery

Happy Birthday Janis Joplin!

Anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill in 1770

'First Blood' of the American Revolution.

Happy Birthday Dewey Bunnell!

Happy Birthday Phil Everly!

Happy National Popcorn Day!


Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

Happy Blue Monday!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Reaction to the Grateful Dead Reunion

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Robert Anton Wilson!

Happy Birthday David Ruffin!

Happy Birthday Cary Grant!

Happy Pooh Day!

Happy Thesaurus Day!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Jim Carrey!

Happy Birthday Ben Franklin!

Happy Kid Inventors Day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Beer pairings for Girl Scout cookies...

A bunch of malarkey...

Very appropriate name...

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Lovecraft Beer

RIP Kim Fowley

Happy Birthday John Carpenter!

Happy Book Publishers Day!

Happy National Nothing Day!

Happy International Hot & Spicy Food Day!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Could it be....SATAN?!?!

What a moron....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

Premiered on this date in 1971.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Alan Lomax!

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Happy National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A nice article about Link Wray

RIP Robert Kinoshita - Master of Robots

The apple didn't fall far from the tree....

Or should I say the crack pipe didn't roll too far from the stash...

Just another day in The Nation's Capital
Expecting competence or humanity from either the DC government or their fellow parasites at Metro is like expecting the Sun to rise in the West.  Combining their actions (or lack thereof) is like throwing oil on a fire.  An entire generation of bureaucrats and fellow travelers devoted to not doing anything worthwhile, competently, or honestly.  And they say Marion Barry is dead...

Robots learning from watching videos
Can the Home Shopping Network be far behind?

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday William Whipple!

A Patriot.

Happy Mallard Day!

Happy Cake & Ale Day!

An old English holiday that I'm single handedly resurrecting.

Happy Ratification Day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Give 'Em Glitter!

50 Years of Dvaid Bowie's hairstyles in a single GIF

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Clark Ashton Smith!

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on EVP

Have always been fascinated by this phenomena.

I wish that I could have one of these for my office commute

At home with the Cramps

Happy Birthday Roger Baldwin!

Happy Birthday John Hancock!

Happy Feast of the Fabulous Wild Men!

Happy Plough Monday!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The forgotten armies on the Western Front of WWI

I'd never heard about the Portuguese or Brazilian contributions.

Happy Birthday to The Night Stalker!

First broadcast on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday Clarnce Clemmons!

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

Happy Burnng of the Clavie!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Ultimate Fire Engine

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Technology Advances!

(Thanks for the link, Moana!)

Happy Birthday to Common Sense!

Published on tis date in 1776.  A great polemic.

Happy Birthday to Metropolis!

Premiered on this date in 1927.

Happy Birthday Pat Benatar!

Happy Peculiar People Day!

Happy Birthday Jim Croce!

Happy Birthday Rod Stewart!

Happy Birthday John Cadwalader!

A Patriot.

Friday, January 09, 2015

RIP Rod Taylor

When Jesus Attacks

I'd of thought that he'd use a cross, a la Justin Hoffman...

Happy Birthday David Johansen!

Happy Birthday Bob Denver!

Happy Birthday Lee Van Cleef!

Happy Birthday Gypsy Rose Lee!
(some say her birthday wasz in February, but I believe that this is the correct date)

Happy Birthday Joan Baez!

Happy National Static Eectricity Day!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Why, when I was your age...

I am told that Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest counties on Earth, have closed their schools today - because it's cold outside.  I can only assume it's because they consist of the only buildings in this region that have yet to install heating, (one is reminded of Douglas Adams' quote to primitives:  "The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys"). If it's not based on a cro magnon limitations, then it is one more piece of evidence that we've become hopelessly wussified.
All year long, vast sections of this society treats its progeny like little delicate snowflakes.  Now that the weather is perfect for such, they turn into hothouse orchids. 

Happy Birthday S.L.MacGregor Mathers!

Happy Birthday Robby Krieger!

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Happy Birthday Graham Chapman!

Happy Birthday David Bowie!

Happy Birthday Little Anthony!

Happy Birthday Roy Kinnear!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Paul Stanley shills for coffee

A nice selection of Black Adder clips

Emergency Tweet!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday to The Avengers!

Premiered (in the UK) on this date in 1961.  One of my faves.

Happy Distaff Day!

Happy Birthday Charles Addams!

Happy Birthday Israel Putnam!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

And I thought all of the dickheads were in Ol' Virginny!

Maryland proudly enters the fray!

The Aztec Death Whistle

Zamfir's got some competition...

Audio drama CD's based on the Prisoner TV series are being developed

I hope they don't ruin it...

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes!

Born on this date in 1854, supposedly...

Happy Birthday Syd Barrett!

Happy Birthday Rowan Atkinson!

Happy Birthday Gustave Dore!

Happy National Bean Day!


Monday, January 05, 2015

The War Poodle

A new distillery for DC

Interesting articles about Sam Adams beer and the current market

The Making of the Lost Skeleton of Cadvra

Happy Birthday Zebulon Pike!

Happy Bird Day!

Happy Birthday to Greetings From Asbusry Park, N.J.!

Released on this date in 1973.,_N.J.

Happy Birthday Mark Tatulli!

Happy Birthday Robert Duvall!

Happy Birthday Stephen Decatur!

Happy Twelfth Night!

Happy Handsel Day!

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Very early Talking Heads recordings online!


I admit that I've always hated Stallone as a human being and an actor.  Pompous and hypocritical don't begin to cover him. 
And so, we get to see Rambo/Rocky creak into new films for the final ridiculous chapters...

How to stay private
I would also point out that you simply live as you did in the 1970's.  Keep everything offline (whether it's paper, LP's, CD's, etc.)

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753 !)

Alert Tinkerbell!

Happy Birthday to The Doors! (the album)

Released on this date in 1967.  Remains one of my all-time faves.

Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!

Happy Trivia Day!

Happy National Spaghetti Day!


Saturday, January 03, 2015

Happy Birthday Stephen Stills!

Happy Birthday George Martin!

Happy Birthday Sergio Leone!

Friday, January 02, 2015

The largest clairvoyance experiment


RIP Donna Douglas

Secret nazi weapon research facitily discovered?

Maybe...I'd want to see a lot more digging and research done before publishing headlines like this.  And I seriously doubt over 300,000 slave laborers died in its tunnels during its construction and use, like the article states.  That's absurd.  Nothing would get built/accomplished under those horrendous circumstances.

The last Beatles' song

An interesting footnote to pop history.

Happy Birthday to El Kabong!

Premiered on this date in 1960.

Happy Birthday Glenn Brenner!

I really miss this guy.  A local TV legend.  The only person who could get me to pay attention to television sportscasts.

Happy Birthday Baxter Black!

Happy Birthday Christine Lavin!

Happy Science Fiction Day!

Only 300 Days Until Halloween!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy Feast of Fools/Asses!

Happy Birthday Country Joe!

Happy Birthday Anthony Wayne!

Happy Birthday Betsy Ross!

Happy Birthday Paul Revere!

Happy Birthday Harriet Tubman!

Nobody knows when her real birthday is, so this seems as good a time as any to celebrate her life.

Happy First Footing!

Happy New Year!

We made it...