Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Secret History of Cheese

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Sticky Fingers reissue on the way...

The cutting edge of fitness training

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Pac-Man on Google Maps
I suppose that it was inevitable...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to The Matrix!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Wolrd Backup Day!

Happy Tater Day!


Happy National Clams On The Half Shell Day!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana gets what it wants - Good & hard

Happy Birthday Lene Lovich!

Happy Birthday Graeme Edge!

Happy Birthday John Astin!

Happy Birthday God!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Patty Donahue!

Happy Birthday Terence Hill!

Happy Birthday Eric Idle!

Genius.  Essential.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I have seen the calls for a boycott - But who the hell goes to Indiana? 

Happy Birthday Futurama!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Children's Picture Book Day!

Friday, March 27, 2015

I will never drown

Teletubies - The Joy Division Edit

This is fantastic!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Bottom's Up!

Happy Birthday Nathan Fillion!

Happy Kite Flying Day!
The DC celebration will be held the next day.

Happy National Spanish Paella Day!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sound manipulating matter and energy

This is very cool!

(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

RIP John Renborun

Happy Birthday Strother Martin!

Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy!

Happy Birthday Diana Ross!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Richard O'Brien!

The earliest breweries?

Happy Birthday John Barry!

A Patriot.

Anniversary of the disappearance of the Lyon Sisters

A very real tragedy and one of the great mysteries in the DC region.  The final chapter may be playing out, now.

Happy Birthday Johnny Burnette!

Happy Birthday Elton!

Happy Birthday Aretha!

Essential.  An American Treasure.

Happy Maryland Day!

Today is International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sherlock News!

Happy Birthday Alyson Hannigan!

Happy Birthday Nick Lowe!

Happy Birthday Houdini!

Happy Birthday Wilhelm Reich!

Today is International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's like a day without Sunshine!

How Banks Make Their Money

David Steinberg on meeting Groucho
Two of my faves.

The Return of the X-Files!

Happy Birthday Ric Ocasek!

Happy Birthday Chaka Khan!

Happy Birthday John Peck Rathbun!

A Patriot.

Happy National Chip & Dip Day!


Happy National Puppy Day!

Happy Liberty Day!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Headline & Story of the Day

The crayfish in New Orleans are fed only the best!

(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

Happy Birthday Jeremy Clyde!

Happy Birthday Chico!

Happy Birthday Werner Klemperer!

Happy Birthday William Shatner!
And don't forget, it's also International Talk Like William Shatner Day!

Happy Birthday General Samuel Thompson!

A Patriot.

Happy World Water Day!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

John Lennon and Phil Ochs - together!


The Cutting Edge of Dating Books/Authors

Happy Birthday Francis Lewis!

A Patriot.

Happy National french Bread Day!


Happy International Day of Forests!

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

Happy World Poetry Day!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hidden Messages


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Captain Bligh's Revenge

RIP Michael Brown

Very sad, I was always a big fan of the Left Banke.

RIP Any Fraser

(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

I, for one, Welcome our Alien Overlords

Happy Birthday Dick Dyszel!

Count Gore deVol!  My fave ghost host.  A DC Legend!

Happy Birthday John De Lancie!

Happy Birthday Carl Reiner!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy International Day of Happiness!

Happy Spring Equinox!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bowling with Any Varipapa

I love bowling, and think that this guy was amazing.

Is Vinyl Dead? Or is Dead Vinyl?

(Thanks for the link, Art!)

The Peanuts Gang, Merged With Rock'N'Roll


A new King & Goffin compilation!

Beware of the Comfy Chair!

Of course, Monty Python is more than aware:

Vote Conan!

Happy Birthday Bill Bowman!

A beloved local ghost host.

Happy Birthday Clarence "Frogman" Henry!

Happy Birthday Patrick McGoohan!

One of my faves.

Happy National Poultry Day!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mondo Elvis is online!

A wonderful little mini-documentary that good ol' Rhino Records put out about 30 years ago, taking a look at Elvis Presley fanatics.  Essential viewing! 

Party Time!

Pee-Wee Returns!

Oh My Gods! Kill It! Kill It With Fire!!!

A Lovecraft Audio Library


Happy Birthday Wilson Pickett!

Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day!


Happy Sheelah's Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My new favorite Virginia town name,_Virginia

Happy Birthday Karl Straub!

One of my faves, and an old friend.

Happy Birthday Brigitte Helm!

Happy Birthday Pattie Boyd!

Happy Birthday Paul Kantner!

Happy Birthday John Sebastian!

Happy Evacuation Day!

Happy st. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

History & Hip Hop
Tee hee!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Elliott Murphy!

Happy Birthday Jerry Jeff Walker!

Happy Birthday Nancy Wilson!

Happy Birthday Leo McKern!

Happy Birthday Alan Tudyk!

Happy Freedom of Information Day!

Happy Bachanalia!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Anniversary of Washington addressing the Newburgh Meeting in 1783

One of the most important speeches in American history.

Happy Birthday Forbidden Planet!

Premiered on this date in 1956.

Happy Birthday Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Premiered on this date in 1959.  One of the greatest movies of all time.

Happy Birthday Sly Stone!

The Buzzards return to Hinckley Ohio!

Today is International Day Against Police Brutality

Happy National Brutus Day!

Happy National Peanut Lovers Day!


Happy Ides of March!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A new (to me) online journal of parapsychology and paranormal weirdness.

An explanation for the Scandinavian 'Ghost Rockets'?
This has been a part of Fortean lore since it began.  It'll be interesting if this explanation is true.

The return of Weirdbook Magazine!
Another reminder of horror and dark fantasy literature from the 1970's.

New collection of the art of Lee Brown Coy

If you were reading dark fantasy in the 1970's, you're familiar with his illustrations.

A New Cthulhu Collection

Spreading the gospel

Well, he's spreading something...

Micky Dolenz = The Fonz?

MST 3000 at the Atheist Convention!

Fun stuff

RIP Gene Gene The Dancing Machine

It's difficult to explain the Gong Show.  I suspect massive amounts of cocaine were involved and more than a touch of surrealism, and Gene was certainly a part of the latter.

Happy Birthday Michael Martin Murphey!

Happy Birthday Michael Caine!

Happy Birthday Lee Hays!

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!

Happy National Potato Chip Day!


Happy Genalogy Day!


Happy Pi Day!

Friday, March 13, 2015

RIP Daevid Allen

Guitar + iPhone

Neat images!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Let the puns begin!

Uranus was discovered on this date in 1781 by William Herschel.

Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

Premiered on this date in 1971.  A personal fave.

Happy Birthday Mike Stoller!

Happy Frozen Dead Guy Days!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Iron Man and the Arm

Very cute.

A nice article about Melissa Hunter and Adult Wednesday Addams
I have a crush...

An update on Weasel,0,2808380.story

A legendary DC DJ.

Happy National Plant A Flower Day!

Happy Birthday James Taylor!

Happy Birthday Barbara Feldon!

Happy Birthday Liza Minelli!

Happy National Baked Scallops Day!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The SS gets into trouble, yet again...

Amazing, isn't it?  Reactions are coming in:

Through sources that I'd rather not name, I've managed to secure footage of current SS activities and training:

A new project for Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk!

Airliner of the future?

(Thanks for the link, Tony!)

Happy Birthday Nina Hagen!

Happy Birthday Douglas Adams!

Happy Penny Loaf Day!

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Like Father, Like Son
You wonder if it's the drugs or the inbred arrogance that keeps the Barry's going.  The son is certainly displaying all of the qualities that his old man had, guaranteeing him mastery of the District for decades.

Happy Birthday to Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

Premiered on this date in 1997.

Happy Harriet Tubman Day!

Monday, March 09, 2015

Bruce Campbell hosts a new game show...

Lost & Forgotten Motown


RIP Sam Simon

Happy Birthday Mark Lindsay!

Happy Birthday John Cale!

Happy Panic Day!

Happy National Crab Meat Day!


Sunday, March 08, 2015

A listing of "bad decision" bars...

Sounds like mostly frat boy places.  I've been tossed out or worse than this....

Happy Birthday Micky Dolenz!

Happy Birthday Alan Hale Jr.!

Happy International Women's Day!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Happy Birthday Agrippa Hull!

A Patriot.

Typewriter Art


(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

Happy Birthday Willard Scott!

Happy Birthday Peter Wolf!

Friday, March 06, 2015

The original film version of Batman is coming to TCM

A nice article on Cornwall and being Cornish

The Whipped Cream Lady...

Happy Birthday Lou Costello!

Happy Birthday Mary Wilson!

Happy Birthday Kazimierz Pulaski!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Wussiness loses one

Those are my sons and daughters.  In spirit, at least.

My Hometown!

Fake News Sites

It's become impossible for me to tell the difference.

Happy Birthday to The Creature From The Black Lagoon!

Premiered on this date in 1954.

Happy Birthday Howard Pyle!

Happy Birthday Penn Jillette!

Happy National Absinthe Day!


Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

Happy St. Piran's Day!

Happy World Book Day!

Full Worm Moon Tonight!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

My New Crush

The Colonel's recipe of secret herbs and spices....

Religious Differences...

On this date in 1966, Lennon speculated that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.

Happy GamesMasters Day!

Happy Birthday Nosferatu!

Premiered on this date in 1922.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Glen Baxter!


Happy Birthday Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Baron of Arizona
Fascinating.  I can't believe anyone would put up with this fraud, but I suppose it happens, even today.

Headline of the Day

The Summer Schedule of Wolf Trap is announced

A blog devoted to the history of bodysnatchers and ressurectionists

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday James Doohan!

Happy Birthday Jean Harlow!

Happy National Cold Cuts Day!


Happy National Mulled Wine Day!


Happy National Anthem Day!

Monday, March 02, 2015

A new (to me) magazine devoted to Ireland's military history

Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher!

Happy Birthday Lou Reed!

Happy Birthday Austin Roe!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Willis O'Brien!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy Read Across America Day!

Happy National Banana Cream Pie Day!


Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

An alternative to coffins

The Lost Marx Brothers Musical

Ramming a tiger tank
A fascinating tidbit from the War - and a very brave tank crew!

The Ultimate Sendoff For Spock

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Nappy VS Bunnies

Fun stuff!  But what a wuss hunting arrangement.  Were goldfish in a barrel scheduled as well?

Sparing the Leaning Tower

A little tidbit from the War.

A nice interview with Lulu

Anniversary of the ratification of The Articles of Confederation in 1781

Happy Birthday Otho Williams!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Roger Daltrey!

Happy Birthday David Niven!

Happy Birthday Bill Gaines!

Genius.   An American Treasure.

Happy Whuppity Scoorie!

Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!

Happy St. David's Day!