Saturday, April 30, 2016

Combat Nun!

New and interesting info about the death of Yuri Gagarin

Talking Heads?

Librarian Hero!

The Soulbury Stone Never Loses

Some Victorian era jobs that no longer exist

American Dragons

Malaysian Heroes of WWII

Fascinating.  These stories are virtually unknown in the States.

Happy Birthday Wayne Kramer!

Happy Birthday Al Lewis!

Happy International Jazz Day!

Happy National Raisin Day!


Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day!


Happy Beltane/Walpurgisnacht!

Friday, April 29, 2016

How KISS applied makeup in 1975

A little bit of pop culture history.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

The Virginia Renaissance Festival is starting up!

Cthulhu Sex Toys!

For the Cultist who has everything....

Happy Arbor Day!

Happy Birthday Tommy James!

Happy Birthday Kate Mulgrew!

Happy Birthday Tammi Terrell!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ringo & Fans: Reunited

This is kind of cute!

RIP Philip Kives

Founder of K-Tel

A new sighting of Goatman in Maryland

This urban legend has been around since I was a child.

Happy Birthday Carolyn Jones!

Happy Birthday William Moore!

Happy Birthday James Monroe!

Happy National Cracker Day!


Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

Today is Workers Memorial Day

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Frank Belknap Long!

Happy Birthday Judy Carne!

Happy Birthday Hubert Henry Harrison!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kids react to the Beatles

(Thanks for the link, Kendall!)

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy National Kids & Pets Day!!kids-and-pets/c1z80

Happy National Pretzel Day!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Stop swallowing crucifixes, people!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Cool! In my day it was just hopscotch...

Happy Birthday to The Adventures of Robin Hood!

Premiered on this date in 1938.  One of my faves.

A great article about absinthe

Really liked this article.  I've been drinking (and researching) it for years, and this article matches up with my experiences and findings, exactly.  There's more bullshit and blather about this stuff - it seems directed towards ignorant frat boys.  If you like the taste of anise/licorice, try it, you'll like it.

RIP Billy Paul

Happy Birthday Peter Jurasik!

Happy Birthday Gina Torres!

Happy Birthday Jerry Leiber!

Happy Birthday Björn Ulvaeus!

Happy Birthday Meadowlark Lemon!

Happy Red Hat Society Day!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A new "lost civilization" found?

Fascinating article and archaeologist.

Happy Birthday William Castle!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A nice article about Aqualung

Friday, April 22, 2016

RIP Lonnie Mack

Full Pink Moon Tonight

Happy Birthday Peter Frampton!

Happy Birthday Glen Campbell!

Happy Birthday Ryan Stiles!

Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!

Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RIP Prince

Snoopy Wins!

On this date in 1918, the Red Baron was shot down.

Happy Birthday Iggy Pop!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Well Hung Heart performs Throw It All Away

One of my fave current bands.  Love these guys.

Release The Quacken!!!

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday L'Auberge Chez Francois!

Opened on this date in 1976.  One of my fave restaurants.

Oh My! Happy Birthday George Takei!

Beginning of month of Floreal in French revolutionary calendar

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A new reboot of the Twilight Zone is on the way

Happy Birthday Roger Sherman!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Dudley Moore!

Happy Birthday Tim Curry!

Happy Birthday Phlorescent Leech!

Happy Patriots' Day!

(This is the real date)

Happy National Amaretto Day!


Happy National Garlic Day!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Great Plane Boarding Signs

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Breaking up with a record collector...

Fun stuff!  If you are one, or know one, this will seem frighteningly realistic....

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to Legend!

Premiered on this date in 1995.

Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow!

Happy Birthday Ebenezer Learned!

A Patriot.

Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites!

Happy National Animal Crackers Day!

Today is the anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride

Happy Patriots' Day!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tucker!

Happy Birthday Kristine Sutherland!

Happy Birthday Liz Phair!

Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

Happy Birthday Samuel Chase!

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheeseball Day!


Happy Bat Appreciation Day!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happy Record Store Day!

Happy Record Store Day!

Happy Birthday Ellen Barkin!

Happy Birthday Gerry Rafferty!

Happy Birthday Sean Maher!

Happy Birthday Dusty Springfield!

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!

Happy Birthday Jacob Coxey!,_Sr.

Happy Emancipation Day!

Friday, April 15, 2016

The world's most expensive turntables....

My gods....

(Thanks for the link, Art!)

The neo-nazi sea monkey court case

I am always fascinated by Jewish nazis.  What a messed up mind.

Today is the anniversary of the Masonic laying of the cornerstone for DC in 1791

Happy Birthday In Living Color!

Premiered on this date in 1990.

Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

Happy Birthday Harvey Lembeck!

Happy Birthday Hans Conried!

Happy Birthday A. Philip Randolph!

Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci!

Happy National Glazed Ham Day!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Cuckoo Day! (approximately)

Anniversary of the Pine Tree Riot

Another step towards The Revolution.

Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!

Happy Birthday Gerry Anderson!

Happy Birthday Tony Burrows!

Happy National Dolphin Day!

Happy National Pecan Day!


Happy John Hanson Day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Ramones Tour of Queens

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Facing the Zombie Apocalypse

Happy Birthday Christopher Hitchens!

Only 200 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Birthday Ron Perlman!

Happy Birthday Don Adams!

Happy Birthday Lyle Waggoner!

Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

Happy Birthday Al Green!

Happy Birthday Harold Stassen!

Happy Birthday Charles Armand Tuffin!

A Patriot.,_marquis_de_la_Rouerie

Happy National Peach Cobbler Day!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Chesapeake Blue Crabs are coming back!

Woo Hoo!

Jesus VS Reading Fiction

I might argue with the good pastor that his bible was the first great work of fiction...

Historical origins of common idioms

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday Tiny Tim!

Happy Birthday John Kay!

Happy Birthday Nicholas Brendon!

Anniversary of the recording of Rock Around The Clock in 1954

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!


Anniversary of the Halifax Resolves, in 1776

An important step in the Revolution.

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

Happy National Licorice Day!


Happy Equal Pay Day!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Have It Your Way!

I thought the Hamburglar preferred McDonald's?

North Carolina is about to surrender....

A Root Boy Slim documentary is on the way!

A DC legend....

Beethoven meets Zeppelin

Happy Birthday Joel Grey!

Happy Birthday Richard Berry!

And Happy International Louie Louie Day!!!

Happy National 8-Track Tape Day!

Happy National Cheese Fondue Day!


Happy National Pet Day!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Steampunk Whale!

This is beautiful!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Today is the anniversary of the breakup of The Bealtes

Thanks a lot, Yoko....

Happy Birthday Bobby Smith!

Happy Birthday Alfred Kubin!

Happy National Siblings Day!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Springsteen and Billy Joel talk about Elliott Murphy

I agree - have been following this guy for over 30 years and really like his music - and he remains unknown in the States.

Secret Sauce!

(Thanks for the link and title, Mike!)

Anniversary of the death of Phil Ochs

Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!


Happy Birthday Avery Schreiber!

Happy Birthday Carl Perkins!

Happy Birthday Paul Robeson!

Happy National Gin & Tonic Day!


Friday, April 08, 2016

The oldest human-induced flame

UFO's over Gettysburg

Why Slaves' Graves Matter

Churchill and his debts

Pretty interesting.

The demonic origins of ventriloquism

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A nice article of Van Dyke Parks talking about his albums

Happy Birthday Emma Caulfield!

Happy Birthday Buddha!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Russians VS the Beautiful Snipers

Happy Birthday Janis Ian!

Happy Birthday Ravi Shankar!

Happy National Beer Day!

Happy World Health Day!

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Happy Birthday John Waterhouse!

One of my favorite artists.

Happy Birthday Phil Austin!

Happy Tartan Day!

Happy Birthday William Dawes!

A Patriot

Happy Plan Your Epitaph Day!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Medieval Lovecraft!

Cool illustrations!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy First Contact Day!

Happy Birthday Dan Perkins!

Happy Birthday Roger Corman!

King of the B's

Happy Birthday Robert Bloch!

Happy Birthday Nigel Hawthorne!

Happy Birthday Sybil Ludington!

A Patriot.

Happy Tomb Sweeping Day!

Monday, April 04, 2016

RIP Andy "Thunderclap" Newman

Happy Birthday Robert Downey, Jr.!

Happy Birthday Muddy Waters!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Get Thee Behind Me, Cutlet!

I suppose that this is served VERY well done...

Happy Birthday Rumpole of the Bailey!

Premiered on this date in 1978.

Happy Birthday Washington Irving!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

RIP Coca Crystal

A nice article about this year's White House Christmas ornament

The White House ornaments are something of a tradition in this area.  They started off kind of weak, a couple decades ago, but have gotten much better.

A big MST3000 Reunion!

Happy International Pillow Fight Day!

A nice article on the Chesapeake's crab population

The region has several food specialties, but the Maryland Blue Crab is #1.  Whenever someone visits the DC area, I always try to get them to eat crab cakes, at the very least, and a feast of steamed crab feast is a must, if there's time.  

An animated Lovecraftian film is in the works

Happy Blossom Kite Festival!

Happy Birthday Leon Russell!

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye!

Happy International Children's Book Day!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Paperback Paradise

Fun stuff!

The Smithsonian Tribble Breeding Program

Just another school day in NoVa

UFO/Cow Abduction Milk!

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday Pirate Radio!

Premiered on this date in 2009.

Happy Birthday Ronnie Lane!

Happy Birthday Grace Lee Whitney!

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Sr.!

Happy National Sourdough Bread Day!


Happy St. Stupid's Day!

Happy April Fools' Day!