Friday, July 31, 2015

The Ultimate Hole In One?

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Lobo!

Happy Birthday Gary Lewis!

Happy Birthday Ted Cassidy!

Happy Birthday Marinus Willett!

A Patriot.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue Moon tonight!

A nice little article about Churchill in DC during the Wat

Happy Birthday to the Modern Lovers album!

Released on this date in 1976.

Wild Thing!

On this date in 1966, the Troggs' "Wild Thing" hit #1!

Happy Birthday Smedley Butler!

Happy Birthday Alton Brown!

Happy International Day of Friendship!

Happy National Father In Law Day!

Alert Tippi Hedren!

(Thanks for the link & title, Mathew!)


I had some computer problems over the last few days.  Hopefully, they're repaired now....

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!

Premiered on this date in 1940, in "Wild Hare".

Happy Birthday Gary Gygax!

Happy National Scotch Day!


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nice interview with Michael Moorcock

Happy Birthday Kate Beckinsale!

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!

Happy Birthday Nana Visitor!

Happy Birthday Darlene Love!

Happy Birthday Gracie Allen!

Happy National Aunt & Uncles Day!

Happy Birthday Carl Jung!

Happy National All Or Nothing Day!

Happy National Bagelfest Day!

Happy Parents Day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Headline of the year

(I've heard that this story is fake.  I don't care.  Sometimes something is just too good not to be worthwhile...)

The Firesign Theater Lives On In SIRI

This is so cool.  Their Bozos album is one of my faves!  Here's the whole routine:

Anniversary of Bob Dylan Going Electric at the Newport Folk Festival

In 1965...

Happy Birthday Walter Brennan!

Happy Birthday Henry Knox!

A great Patriot.

Happy National Merry Go Round Day!

Happy National Culinarians Day!

Happy National Day of the Cowboy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

The scariest bridge in America?

I know that there are folks who have a real fright at the thought of bridges.  I understand that.  But aside from those folks, this is not a scary bridge.  It's a big bridge, I'll grant you, but it's not a tough ride.  Personally, the only bridge I've ever gotten shaky about going over was this one:

You can see through the wooden slats that make up the roadway....

A wonderful article about the new Leadbelly collection
Wonderful!  I'm proud to say that Jeff Place is the main guy who trained me in the record store biz....

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday to Pleasant Dreams!

Released on this date in 1981, one of my fave albums by the Ramones.

Happy Birthday Summer Glau!

Happy Birthday Radio Free Oz!

Began broadcasting on this date in 1966.  Brilliant.

Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart!

Happy Birthday Lord Dunsany!,_18th_Baron_of_Dunsany

One of my fave writers.

Happy National Cousins Day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A new Converse for old farts like me?

I am second to none in my almost-genetic love for Converse All Star shoes....

A Poem to inspire?

I'm afraid that I tend towards the original reading...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice little article about the last battles of the Revolution

Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler!

Happy Birthday Castle Keep!
The strangest war movie that I'm aware of.  I still don't think I really catch on to everything happening in it, and how to interpret it.  Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Charisma Carpenter!

Happy Robert Anton Wilson Day!

Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!


Happy National Hot Dog Day!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday to My Aim Is True

Released on this date in 1977.  Fantastic album.

Happy Birthday Vaughn Bode!

Happy Birthday George Clinton!

Only 100 Days Until Halloween!

Happy National Rat Catchers Day!

Happy Spooners Day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Gold Tooth

Fascinating story of forensic ID'ing

Happy Birthday C. Aubrey Smith!

The cutting edge of Japanese martial arts

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Garry Trudeau!

Happy Birthday Robin Williams!

Monday, July 20, 2015

A nation of yahoos

I'm selling yellow stickers for $10 a piece,,,,

Japan's Weird Hotel

Come for the robot dinosaur desk clerk, stay for the creepy listening device next to your bed!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Villains from Batman (the TV show)

Happy Birthday to "Do Anything You Wanna Do"!

Released by Eddie & the Hot Rods on this date in 1977.  One of my fave songs.

Happy Anniversary to the Bowman Body!

A local ghost host of note, who first appeared (as a Summertime replacement) on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday John Lodge!

Happy Birthday Diana Rigg!

Happy Birthday Carlos Santana!

Happy Moon Day!

Happy International Chess Day!

Happy National Fortune Cookie Day!


Happy National Lollipop Day!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

The secret American cemetery from WWII

Interesting.  I'd never heard of this one before.

Cthulhu Crochet!

Happy Birthday Herbert Marcuse!

Anniversary of the 1952 UFO Flap Over DC!,_D.C._UFO_incident

Happy Birthday Benedict Cumberbatch!

Happy Birthday Jacob Bayley!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Martin!

One of my fave painters.

Beginning of month of Thermidor in French revolutionary calendar

Happy National Ice Cream Day!


Happy Sundae Sunday!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cosby: Predator & Parasite
What a cowardly, worthless bastard....

Remember Ladies, never accept a car ride from strange men

Happy Birthday Hunter Thompson!

Happy Birthday Red Skelton!

Happy Birthday Dion DiMucci!

Happy Birthday Martha Reeves!

Happy National Caviar Day!


Anniversary of the Fairfax Resolves of 1974

An important step along the way to Independence and Revolution.

Happy Nelson Mandela Day!

Happy Birthday, Soft Parade!

Released on this date in 1969.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The most successful female pirate

Happy Birthday Yellow Submarine! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1968.

Happy Wrong Way Corrigan Day!

Happy Birthday Vince Guaraldi!

Happy Birthday James Cagney!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Remake of Night Gallery On The Way?

A strange little tale of crop circle faking and the police state...

Rumania Wins for the coolest ticket sales gimmick of all time

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

A new online article about NoVa's own Bunnyman!

Beer Yoga
In my hometown, of course.

DC is #2!

We try harder...

Happy Birthday DC!

Founded on this date in 1790.,_D.C.

Happy National Cherry Day! (in the UK)


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A break in the Lyons Sisters case!

This was a VERY big deal in the DC area at the time, and one of its most tragic mysteries. 

The mystery of Room 1046

A strange little murder mystery.

The mystery of Room 1046

A strange little murder mystery.

The mystery of Room 1046

A strange little murder mystery.

Happy Birthday Ian Curtis!

Happy Birthday Roky Erickson!

Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt!

Happy National Gummi Worm Day!


Happy National Hot Dog Day!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Could it be.....SATAN?!?
People are morons.  Make sure she doesn't look at the clouds overhead - she see horses and cows and nightmares galore....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Vincent Price perform Poe!

A little primer on the so-called "Dark Web"
Anything based around bitcoins is definitely a web - made to catch flys...


And they've taken over Wales!

Graverobbing F.W. Murnau

Kids who get their occult understanding from album covers...

Headline of the Day

NoVa, you're always entertaining...

Meanwhile, In Portland, Oregon

Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie!

Happy National Grand Marnier Day!


Happy Bastille Day!

Monday, July 13, 2015

A belated Happy Birthday to Malala Yousafzai!

A modern Heroine.

UFO film?
My suspicion is that it's one of two things - a drone of some type, or a toy with the usual special effects that are all over the Internet.  The presenters talk of the thing's size and distance, although I see no frames of reference at all. And I really don't see any obvious "proof" that what we're looking at is extra or ultra terrestrial.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A nice little article about Anthony Bourdain
I'm glad that he likes Alton Brown, he's one of my faves, as well.  Adam Richman's show was awful.  I like his personality, at least what is presented by him on the show, but hate the whole premiss that he works under.  It's not food oriented, it's not eating oriented.  It's just how much shit you can shove down your maw.  He's not enjoying it, he looks ill and about ready to throw up the few times I watched the show.  What's the point?  I'd parallel with Bourdain's comment regarding what a family of poor folks must think of this. 

Happy Birthday Patrick Stewart!

Happy Birthday Roger McGuinn!

Happy Birthday John Dee!

Happy Birthday John Parker!

A Patriot.

Happy National French Fries Day!


Happy National Beans & Franks Day!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

"Con Man" - for All Firefly fans

This looks fun, (and maybe a little too depressingly true....)

A new collection of the Kane stories from Karl Wagner!

Happy Birthday Alexandria!

My hometown.

Happy Birthday Christine McVie!

Happy Birthday Bucky Fuller!

Happy Disability Awareness/Pride Day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015



Happy Birthday Creature Feature! (the internet version)

A local and beloved Ghost Host show in DC, now broadcasting over the Internet since this date in 1998.  Starring Count Gore De Vol!

Happy Birthday Bonnie Pointer!

Happy Birthday Robert Bruce!

Friday, July 10, 2015

RIP Omar Sharif

Happy Birthday Ron Glass!

Anniversary of France's attack on the Rainbow Warrior
France's attack against an unarmed ship would appear to be the country's only significant military victory of the past century....

Anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial

Happy Birthday Arlo!

Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

Happy Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

A nice examination of the tsa thugs

One more reason I try never to fly anywhere.

Tortilla Record

Amazing.  I can't believe the stylus doesn't just slice through it....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

News about Adult Wednesday Addams,manual
I love this series.  It needs to be seen, and to be supported.

A nice article about Ziegfield - the man, the women, and the follies

A Plug...

The Katmandu Trading Company deals in all sorts of Fair Trade items, with an emphasis on Nepal.  Great for clothing, incense, and home decor.  And run by some good friends of mine. 
They're also another good reason to visit Portland, Oregon, one of the cooler cities...

Experiments with lava and canned food

Fun stuff!  The ultimate cooking experience.

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Anniversary of Rock Around The Clock hitting #1!

In 1955.

Happy Birthday Lee Hazlewood!

Happy Birthday Richard Roundtree!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Captain Jack Sparrow Does Good

Russia trys to combat - the danger of selfies
Darwin frowns...

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Little Free Library

I love this idea.

99 taps of beer on the wall, 99 taps of beer.....

Portland just became an even cooler a place than it was.

Anniversary of REM's release of Radio Free Europe!

In 1981.

Happy Birthday Marty Feldman!

Anniversary fo the start of Kett's Rebellion

Happy Birthday Eugene Pallette!

A great character actor.

Happy Heritage Day!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A little more info on the upcoming Evil Dead TV series

The Monster who tells jokes
You know, I grew up listening to Bill Cosby's comedy records.  I've heard each of them dozens of times, and they still bring a smile to my face. I consider him one of the greatest standup comics of all time.   And I loved his emphasis on education throughout his life.  I really admired the guy, and considered him an American Treasure.  But month after month the revelations get worse and the proof of them builds up.  This guy is a sexual predator of the worst kind.  What a bastard.  I cannot tell you how angry and disappointed I am.  And I cannot figure out why an army of criminal prosecutors are not after him.  He needs to be put away before he hurts anyone else. 

Happy Birthday Good Eats!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday Ringo!

Happy Build A Scarecrow Day!

Happy National Macaroni Day!


Happy National Strawberry Sunde Day!


Monday, July 06, 2015

Hannibal II

I guess I need to catch up on my Klingon language lessons

Grease - The Death Metal Version

Anniversary of the release of the B-52's!

On this date in 1979.

Happy Birthday Jefferson Airplane!

Formed on this date in 1965.

Anniversary of when Lennon met McCartney

On this date in 1957.

Happy Birthday Pat Paulsen!

Happy Birthday Jennifer Saunders!

Happy Birthday Bill Haley!

Happy Birthday Joshua Barney!
A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Paul Jones!

Another great Patriot.

Happy Birthday Daniel Morgan!

One of the greatest military leaders in the Revolution.  A true hero, and almost forgotten, now.

Happy International Kissing Day!

Happy National Fried Chicken Day!


Anniversary of the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms

In 1775.  Another step in the Revolution.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Spring Cleaning?

A nice llittle article about some of the backstory behind the Jersey Devil

Moldy Ghosts?

Happy Birthday to Earth VS The Flying Saucers!

Premiered on this date in 1956.

Happy Birthday Bill Watterson!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The mystery of the Sad Satan game

World Fantasy Convention in November in New York

The room that makes men mad

A fascinating and frightening footnote to torture under Leninism/Stalinism.

An excellent article about Firesign Theatre's film, J-Men Forever

More Cthulhu Knitting!

Happy International Day of Cooperatives!

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Russian Roulette Before The Pistol

Fun for the whole family!

Wuss America

Clearly, I could never be a prof at LSU.  Hell, I don't think I could be a student...

Happy National Fired Clam Day!

Anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison

Happy Dog Days!

Happy Eat Your Beans Day!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

We're #1! We're #1! We're #1!

And once again, the DC region pulls ahead of the pack!  Ah, how I've loved the TSA agents at Dulles.  The ones who've yelled at me, and scowled at me, and slowed me down...

The End Of An Era

Ultra-Rare Dylan Album For Sale
Hopefully, whoever picks it up will put these rarities out on the Internet..

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

The cutting edge of donut decorating

Happy Birthday Airplane!

Premiered on this date in 1980.

Happy Birthday Shaft!

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Premiered on this date in 1959.

Happy Birthday Roy Bittan!

Happy Birthday Stephen Stucker!

One of my fave character actors.

Happy Birthday Hermann Hesse!

Happy Birthday Paul Williams of the Temptations!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015



MST3000 Headboard!

Happy Birthday Isaac Sears!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Fred Schneider!

Happy Birthday Dan Aykroyd!

Happy Birthday Debbie Harry!

Happy International Reggae Day!

Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day!


Happy National Hot Dog Month!


Happy National Ice Cream Month!