Sunday, May 31, 2015

A neat article about how old English terms and words have survived in America

Happy Birthday to A Big Hand For The Little Lady!

Premiered on this date in 1966.  One of my fave films, and the only one that I think accurately portrays gaming fanatics.

Happy Birthday John Bonham!

Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood!

Today is National Save Your Hearing Day

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Copacabana!

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday Mel Blanc!

Happy National Mint Julep Day!

Happy Water A Flower Day!

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Church of Bacon


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The Church of Bacon


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Melissa Etheridge!

Happy Birthday Patrick Henry!

Happy National Paperclip Day!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Timothy Matlack!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Fogerty!

Happy Birthday Gladys Knight!

Happy Birthday Dr. Joseph Guillotin!

Happy Slugs Return From Capistrano Day!

Happy Amnesty International Day!

Today is World Hunger Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Some very cool Phil Ochs recordings at this Youtube channel

The Upper Class never has any...

'Real' Vampires

Not really....

Happy Birthday to God Save The Queen!

Released on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday Bruce Cockburn!

Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis!

Happy Birthday Dashiell Hammett!

Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

Happy Birthday Vincent Price!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Children summoning a demon


Happy Birthday Dracula! (the book)

Published on this date in 1897.

Happy Birthday John Wayne!

Happy Birthday Bob Goldthwait!

Happy Birthday Matt Stone!

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy Birthday Peter Cushing!

Happy Sally Ride Day!

Monday, May 25, 2015

A nice article about the "Doomsday Monument"

I seem to remember a rumor about twenty years ago that someone had figured out who the person was who was behind this thing...

Tome Raiders

An interesting, and very sad, article about book thieves.

a neat blog devoted to the history of witchcraft

Just discovered this one.

Happy National Hamburger Day!


Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

Happy Birthday Richard O'Brien!

Happy Birthday Hal David!

Happy Towel Day!

Happy National Wine Day!


Today is Memorial Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

RIP Anne Meara

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

Happy Birthday Nell Campbell!

Happy Birthday Patti LaBelle!

Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman!

Happy National Escargot Day!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday to The Thin Man! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1934.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Drew Carey!

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.!

Happy Lucky Penny Day!

The cutting edge of littering

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

What I did on my Spring vacation

Spent a week strolling around New England, mostly in the area in and around Portland.  (I suppose that it supplies some balance in my life that two of my favorite towns are named Portland, and located on opposite coasts).  The purpose was to visit some friends and family, do a little shopping, and eat some of the best seafood on earth.  A few highlights:
I honestly believe that 10% of the population of Maine is engaged in pottery.  There’s some really great craftspeople up here, and it’s difficult to drive two miles without passing a potter’s shop.  One of my faves is located in the heart of Portland:  Another good one, located a few miles north of town was  But there are dozens of others all over the state.
For eating in and around Portland:
Great nouveau cuisine, the best lobster roll that I’ve ever had, and a nice selection of raw oysters:
The best clam chowder that I’ve ever had:
A wonderful seafood restaurant with some of the nicest staff:
On the way back home, we stopped in Yarmouth, Massachusetts to see the Edward Gorey House.  After this famous illustrator passed away, his home was made into a museum of his works.  If you’re a fan, (and you should be), it’s well worth the visit!

Friday, May 22, 2015

X-Minus One - 1950's radio drama about our future

Pretty neat, will begin exploring this exploration of our present...

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Not too many posts...

Will be out for a few days, so please don't expect to see too many blog posts until the weekend.  Talk to ya soon!

Happy Birthday Dusty Hill!

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!

Happy Birthday Joey Ramone!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Dwayne Hickman!

Happy Birthday Mark Mothersbaugh!

Happy Visit Your Relatives Day!

Happy International Museum Day!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Pack Rat Day!

Happy Birthday Craig Ferguson!

Happy Birthday Maureen O'Sullivan!

Happy Birthday Trent Reznor!

Happy Birthday Seth Warner!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Penn!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Pet Sounds!

Released on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday David Boreanaz!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Richman!

Happy Birthday Harry Carey, Jr.!

Happy Birthday Studs Terkel!

Happy Love A Tree Day!

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Gate To Hell

I hate to dispute scholars, but am reasonably certain that the Gate To Hell is located along Interstate 66 at Nutley Street in Virginia.

Reunited - The 13th Floor Elevators!

I'm So Happy!

(Thanks for the link, Hannah!)



Happy Birthday Ralph Steadman!

Happy Birthday Eno!

Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum!

Happy Endangered Species Day!

Happy Birthday Utah Phillips!

Happy International Day of Families!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

World Religion Tree

Very cool!

The "Kilted Killer"

Fascinating story of one man's actions against the nazis.

Happy Birthday Robert Owen!

Happy Birthday Richard Deacon!

Happy Birthday David Byrne!

Happy Birthday Jack Bruce!

Happy Birthday Samuel Holden Parsons!

A Patriot.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Humans VS Rats
An interesting article about the eternal struggle...

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Scully & Mulder attempt to sing Neil Young

Headline of the Day

Happy Birthday Let It Be! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Getting Straight!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Anniversary of the founding of Arlington Cemetery

Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens!

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Happy Frog Jumping Day!

Happy Leprechaun Day!

Happy Jamestown Day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Palindrome Week!

(Thanks for the link, Barb!)

Nanu! Nanu!

Happy Birthday Burt Bacharach!

Happy Birthday Avalon Hill!

Started on this date in 1954, ushering in the modern wargaming hobby.

Happy Birthday George Carlin!

Happy Birthday Steve Winwood!

Happy Limerick Day!

Happy International Nurses Day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hell - It's Not The Heat, It's The Humiditiy

The last surrenders
An interesting footnote to VE Day.  I was unaware of the revolt of the Georgian troops. 

Don't cook around a telescope!

What an odd little footnote to astronomy!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy Birthday to Bride Of The Monster!

Premiered on this date in 1955.  A classic of bad cinema!

Happy birthday Salvador Dali!

Happy Birthday Country Dick Montana!

Happy Birthday Phil Silvers!

Happy Birthday Eric Burdon!

Happy Twilight Zone Day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Bono!

Happy Birthday Donovan!

Happy Birthday Bruce Pennington!

Happy National Train Day!

Happy National Shrimp Day!


Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Cthulhu flexes his psychic muscles...

Happy National Miniature Golf Day!

I have many fond memories of doing this in high school....

We're #2! We're #2!

Happy Birthday to The Muppets!

First broadcast on this date (in DC!) in 1955.

Happy Lost Sock Memorial Day!

Happy Birthday Dave Prater!

Happy Birthday John Brown!

Friday, May 08, 2015

The DC Flyover online
I believe that this recording will only be kept up for a day or two.  An even honoring VE Day, with a flyover of DC of many of America's combat aircraft from those days.  You'll not see this type of event ever again.

Happy Birthday to The Triffids!

According to the book, the invasion starts on this date...

Happy Birthday to Let It Be!

Released on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Bob Clampett!

Happy Birthday Ricky Nelson!

Happy Birthday Robert Johnson!

Happy Birthday Let It Be! (the album)

Released on this date in 1970.

Happy Furry Day!

Happy Truman Day!

Today is Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Anniversary of the death of Mordecai Anielewicz & end of Warsaw ghetto uprising

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

Happy VE Day!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

What's good for the goose...

RIP James Garner

Happy Birthday Gabby Hayes!

Happy Birthday Darren McGavin!

Happy National Roast Leg of Lamb Day!


Happy National Day of Reason!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The cutting edge of coffee tables

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Investment Opportunity!

What could go wrong?

The Skeleton's Tea Party

And the cover up begins...

Clearly, the authorities are out to try and stop the panic that would ensue from the acknowledgment of Our Lord Cthulhu.  Nice try, boys...

The Return of the Knights Templar!
I assume that their purpose continues to be the armed escort and protection of Catholic pilgrims to the so-called Holy Land....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Who Knew British Politicians Were So Soulful!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to (I Can't Get NO) Satisfaction!

Keith Richards created the rift on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday Robespierre!

Happ;y Birthday Sigmund Freud!

Happy Birthday Orson Welles!

Happy Birthday Frank Nelson!

A great comedic character actor.

Happy Birthday Bob Seger!

Happy Birthday Richard Bland!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015


Record Label Art


Happy Birthday Michael Palin!

Happy National Teacher Day!

Happy Oyster Day!


Monday, May 04, 2015


Chad Vader tries to get into Star Wars

Those Bavarian Rhythms!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Headline (and asshole reasoning) of the Day

Of course, MGM was way ahead of the curve on this:

RIP Grace Lee Whitney

Happy Birthday to The Mummy! (The '99 remake)

Happy Birthday Dick Dale!

Happy National Hoagie Day!


Happy National Homebrew Day!


Anniversary of the Kent State Massacre

Anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides

Sunday, May 03, 2015

What to do with the empties

Happy Birthday to The Black Cat!

Premiered on this date in 1934.

Happy Birthday to The Cocoanuts!

Premiered on this date in 1929.

Happy Birthday Machiavelli!

Happy Birthday Frankie Valli!

Happy Birthday Pete Seeger!

Happy Birthday James Brown!

Happy Nettle Day!

Happy Paranormal Day!

Happy World Press Freedom Day!

Full Flower Moon Tonight

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Polish Movie Posters

These are fantastic!

Laser Turntable
I've been reading snippets about this technology for about twenty years now.  I wish the cost would go down.  It seems the answer to the wear on LP's from normal stylus action.

Interesting article about The Onion

Happy Birthday Miracle On 34th Street!

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday Lesley Gore!

Happy Birthday Link Wray!

Happy Herb Day!

Happy Space Day!

Happy Brothers & Sisters Day!

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

Friday, May 01, 2015

What's Good For The Goose Is Good For The Satanist

The Avengers & Josh

I'm in.  Just shut up and take my money...

The Fruit Bowl

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

RIP Ben E. King

Alert Indiana Jones!

Happy Birthday Desk Set!

Premiered on this date in 1957.

Louie Nye!

Happy Halfoween!
We're half way there!!!

Anniversary of the end of the Marymount Community in 1628

Happy Birthday Judy Collins!

Happy Birthday Mother Jones!

Happy Zombie Awareness Month!

Happy Mother Goose Day!

Happy May Day!