Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fireball over DC!

The return of a squash

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

A little something for the Ladies...

The marketing of ideologies is always interesting to me.  

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

RIP Signe Anderson

Happy Birthday Percy Helton!

Happy Birthday John Agar!

Happy Birthday Suzanne Pleshette!

Happy Birthday John Lydon!

Happy Birthday Alan Lomax!

Happy National Brandy Alexander Day!

Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!


Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Virginia Renaissance Faire is coming in May

A computer wins at Go

I'm rarely impressed by the claims made in AI circles, (I consider the braying about wins in Chess and Jeopardy to immature and silly).  But this impresses me.

My Next Lair...

A new TV series? H.G. Wells Time After Time

A nice interview with Joel Hodgson about the resurrection of MST3000

RIP Jean Stapleton,,20705565,00.html

Happy Birthday Dick Martin!

The Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss occurs today!

Anniversry of the Beatles rooftop performance in 1969

Happy Birthday Tapestry!

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Steve Marriott!

Happy Birthday Marty Balin!

Happy Birthday Saul Alinsky!

Happy Calves Head Day!

Happy National Croissant Day!

Happy National Seed Swap Day!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Dare you play with...THE DEVIL'S TOY?!?

This has just got to be a mockumentary....

RIP TJ Tindall

RIP Paul Kantner

Very saddening, another of my faves is gone.

Happy Birthday to The Raven!

First published on this date in 1845.

Happy Birthday to The Muppet Show! (the TV show)

Premiered on this day in 1976.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Andrew Loog Oldham!

Happy Birthday W.C. Fields!

Happy Birthday Light Horse Harry Lee!

Happy Birthday Harriet Tubman!

Happy Birthday Thomas Paine!

One of the Essential Men of the Revolution.

Happy National Corn Chip Day!


Happy Freethinkers Day!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Name the new planet Yuggoth!

The latest tale about black eyed children

This is one of the more recent, and frightening, phenomena within Forteana and urban legends.

Happy Birthday Sarah McLachlan!

Happy Birthday Elijah Wood!

Happy National Kazoo Dy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The return of the cassette?!?!?

Ork Records

A fascinating article about one of the foundations of American punk rock.

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Remember kids: Porn Kills!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Thomas Crapper!

Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!

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

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Roadrunner - The Final Episode

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

RIP Abe Vigoda

The Voynich Manucript is available online!

An interesting article about the problems of manufacturing vinyl records

I remain very cynical about this so-called resurgence.

Happy Birthday Babylon 5!

Premiered on this date in 1994.

Happy Birthday Paul Newman!

Happy National Pistachio Day!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Education is failing us

We've just got to get a better class of criminals.

Cthulhu Wallpaper!

Why I Love Cheese

I have a Stilton on my back!

Anniversary of the Battle of Mengo in 1892

One of my favorite battles, the first use of machine guns between white men, as Protestant and Catholic missionaires clashed over who'd get to baptize enslave Ugandans.

Happy Birthday to The Blair Witch!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday to MASH! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Dick Tuck!

Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Happy National Irish Coffee Day!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Klaus Nomi!

Happy Birthday Warren Zevon!

Happy Birthday John Belushi!

Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Lincoln!

A Patriot.

Happy Eskimo Pie Patent Day!

Happy National Beer Can Appreciation Day!

Happy Paul Pitcher Day!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Question: Is it legal to give a blowjob to a corpse in Louisiana?

Star Trek postage stamps are on the way

Full Wolf Moon Tonight

The ultimate model train set

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany holds the record as the largest model railroad in the world, and with an astounding 13 kilometers of track and over 200,000 miniature people, that’s not too surprising. Now Google has shrunk their Street View technology to give us a first-person train ride through the massive model.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Danny Federici!

Happy Birthday Joseph Hewes!

A Patriot.

Happy National Handwriting Day!

Happy National Pie Day!


Friday, January 22, 2016

Alienated from the Law?

DC before a snowstorm

I have written on this topic several times before.  DC goes friggin' nuts when there's ANY snow anticipated.  

Teach The Controversy T-Shirts!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Stalin's Night Witches

An interesting little footnote to the War.

120 year old beer

Happy Birthday Linda Blair!

Happy Birthday Robert E. Howard!

Happy Birthday Sam Cooke!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Woody Guthrie VS Trump (the elder)

Artisanal Fire Wood

Great satire!

(Thanks for the link, John!)

A New Night Vale Series!


Happy Birthday Alferd "Hamburger Helper" Packer!

The Colorado Cannibal.  

Happy Birthday Wolfman Jack!

Happy Birthday Edwin Starr!

Happy Birthday Richie Havens!

Happy Birthday Roger Nash Baldwin!

Happy Birthday Ethan Allen!

Happy National New England Clam Chowder Day!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Some neat surreal photography by Stephen McMennamy

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

An Occult Coloring Book

(Thanks for the link, Hannah!)

Happy Birthday Arte Johnson!

Beginning of month of Pluviose in French revolutionary calendar

Happy Birthday to the album, Meet The Beatles!

Released on this date in 1964.!

Happy Birthday to One Step Beyond!

Premiered on this date in 1959.

Anniversary of the publishing of The Crisis in 1775

Happy Birthday DeForest Kelley!

Happy Birthday Robert Morris!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday George Burns!

Happy Birthday Lead Belly!

Happy National Cheese Lovers Day!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

RIP Mic Gillette

RIP Dallas Taylor

RIP Gary Loizzo

Happy Birthday Lysander Spooner!

Anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill in 1770

A precursor to the Revolution.

Happy Birthday Richard Lester!

Happy Birthday Dewey Bunnell!

Happy Birthday Janis Joplin!

Happy Birthday Phil Everly!

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

Happy National Popcorn Day!


Monday, January 18, 2016

RIP Glenn Frey

(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

Atoms in two places at once!


The letter to NASA

Spy Letters of the Ameriacn Revolution

RIP Dale Griffin

The cutting edge of cutting pizza

John Dee's magic mirror

Fascinating that it still exists.  One of the most famous and important artifacts in Western occultism.

The Japanese super tank of WWII

The all-time absolute cutting edge of Valentine's gifts

A little something for that extra special person in your life....

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday Robert Anton Wilson!

Happy National Peking Duck Day!


Happy Birthday David Ruffin!

Happy Birthday Cary Grant!

Happy Thesaurus Day!

Happy Pooh Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Happy Blue Monday!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

An interesting, and altered, painting of the Magus John Dee

Happy National Hot Buttered Rum Day!


Happy Birthday Jim Carrey!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin!

Happy Kid Inventors Day!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

My new favorite fungi

Happy Birthday John Carpenter!

Happy Book Publishers Day!

Happy National Fig Newton Day!


Happy International Hot & Spicy Food Day!


Happy National Nothing Day!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tim Curry Returns To Rocky Horror!

A new Poe Toaster and Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day

The new Poe Toaster doesn't sound like they'll have any of the mystery that the old one possessed.

Iceland goes Atheist

Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

One of my favorite movies.  Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Happy Strawberry Ice Cream Day!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman

Happy Birthday Murray Bookchin!

Happy Birthday William Whipple!

A Patriot.

Happy Mallard Day!

Mallard Day at All Souls College in Oxford celebrates the discovery of a large mallard found in a drain while digging the foundations of the college in 1437.,_Oxford

Happy Cake & Ale Day!


Happy Ratification Day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The cutting edge of tech support

Bowie VS Baptists

Gates McFadden - choreographer


Happy Birthday Jinx Dawson!

I once was Lost, but now I'm Found

Happy Birthday Clark Ashton Smith!

One of my favorite fantasy authors and poets.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

a map of DC breweries

Camp Nerdly gaming con coming to Triangle, VA in May

1D4Con coming to Martinsburg, WV in April

UnPub gaming convention coming to Baltimore in April

Cold Wars gaming convention coming to Lancaster, PA in March

MystiCon SF convention coming to Roanoke in February

PrezCon gaming convention coming to Charlottesville this February

Williamsburg Muster gaming convention coming to Hampton Roads, VA this February

Winter GAme Fest coming to Rockville, MD this month

Winter Offensive gaming convention coming to Bowie, MD this month

MarsCon in January in Williamsburg

An SF/Fantasy/Gaming convention.

Happy national Curried Chicken Day!


The cutting edge of Texas crime waves

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday John Hancock!

Happy Feast of Fabulous Wild Men!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Types of Beer Snobs

Pretty accurate!

(Thanks for the link, Thirsty Shisa!)

RIP David Bowie

Happy Plough Monday!

Happy Burning of the Clavie!

Happy Birthday to The Night Stalker!

Premiered on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday Clarence Clemons!

Happy Birthday Marc Blucas!

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy Plough Sunday!

Happy Birthday to Common Sense!

Published on this date in 1776.

Happy Birthday Metropolis!

Premiered on this date in 1927.

Happy Birthday Rod Stewart!

Happy Birthday Jim Croce!

Happy Birthday Pat Benatar!

Happy Birthday John Cadwalader!

A Patriot.

Happy Peculiar People Day!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Happy Birthday to LaFollette's Weekly! (The Progressive)

Founded on this date in 1909.

Happy Birthday Gypsy Rose Lee!

Happy Birthday Joan Baez!

Happy Birthday David Johansen!

Happy Birthday Jimmy Page!

Happy Birthday Lee Van Cleef!

Happy Birthday Bob Denver!

Happy National Static Electricity Day!

Happy National Apricot Day!


Friday, January 08, 2016

Lemmy on the Periodic Table!

So Cool!

Guide to upcoming fantasy and sci fi TV shows

No Crypt Keeper!?

That's kind of Bogus....

A nice (older) interview with Michael Moorcock

A new Tracey Ullman TV show!

Happy Birthday S.L.MacGregor Mathers!

Happy Birthday Michelle Forbes!

Happy Birthday Roy Kinnear!

Happy Birthday Little Anthony!

Happy Birthday David Bowie!

Happy Birthday Robby Krieger!

Happy Birthday Graham Chapman!

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Happy Birthday Amber Benson!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Happy Birthday Butterfly McQueen!

The return of Tales From The Crypt to TV?

The return of John Cleese as Basil Fawlty

RIP Pat Harrington,_Jr.

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival in DC in June

Monster Bash is coming to Mars, PA in July

BlobFest is coming to Phoenixville, PA in July

Sci-Fi Valley Con coming to Altoona in June

Chiller Theatre Expo coming to New Jersey in April

Horror Realm Convention coming to Pittsburgh in March

Happy Distaff Day!

Happy Birthday to The Avengers!

Premiered on this date (in the UK) in 1961.

Happy Birthday Charles Addams!

Happy Birthday Israel Putnam!

A Patriot.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The return of Super 8?!?

I'll be curious if this works out...

Happy National Bean Day!


Happy Birthday Syd Barrett!

Happy Birthday Rowan Atkinson!

Happy Birthday Gustav Dore!

Happy Birthday Aron Eisenberg!

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes!

Born on this date in 1854.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Happy Twelfth Night!

Happy Birthday George Reeves!

Happy Birthday To Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ!

Released on this date in 1973.  One of my all-time favorite albums.,_N.J.

Happy Birthday Mark Tatulli!

Happy Birthday Zebulon Pike!

Happy Birthday Stephen Decatur!

Happy Birthday Robert Duvall!

Happy National Bird Day!

Monday, January 04, 2016

The Wizard of Oz - Alphabetized

Very strange...

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

Happy Birthday to The Doors! ((the LP))

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

Happy Birthday Sterling Holloway!

A great character actor and cartoon voice.

Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!

Happy National Spaghetti Day!


Happy Trivia Day!

Happy Handsel Monday!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Twenty interesting breweries

This looks like a pretty good list, actually.

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Oklahoma Dating!

Happy Birthday Stephen Stills!

Happy Birthday Sergio Leone!

Happy Birthday George Martin!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The race for a moonbase

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday El Kabong!

Premiered on this date in 1960.

Happy Birthday Glenn Brenner!

A legend in DC television.

Happy Birthday Baxter Black!

Happy Birthday Christine Lavin!

Only 300 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Science Fiction Day!

Friday, January 01, 2016

RIP Natalie Cole

Happy Birthday Fractured Flickers!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

Happy Birthday Country Joe McDonald!

Happy Birthday Anthony Wayne!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Betsy Ross!

Happy Birthday Paul Revere!

Happy Birthday Harriet Tubman!

No one knows when her real birthday is, and so this seems as good as any day to celebrate it.

Happy First Footing Day!

Happy Feast of Fools & Asses!

Happy New Year!