Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Heavy Metal Parking Lot is online!

A film document of a metal concert at the old Cap Center in DC.  Fun stuff - a minor Classic.

(Thanks for the link, Cristy!)

Happy Birthday to A Big Hand For The Little Lady!

One of my faves, premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Chris Elliott!

Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood!

Happy Birthday John Bonham!

Happy Save Your Hearing Day!

Monday, May 30, 2016

A nice little interview with Ronnie Spector

Birthday Fun!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Broadside Magazine archives available online!

This is wonderful resource for anyone interested in American folks and topical music.

A beer to have while watching Rocky & Bullwinkle

The uniqueness of swearing in Quebec


(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

About Arlington

There are three places I always put at the top of my list for folks visiting DC, and this is one.

A device that reads minds?

My suspicion is that even with the cautions included in this article, the technology is a LONG way off.

(Thanks for the link, Tony!)

Happy Birthday Copacabana!

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday Mel Blanc!

Happy National Mint Julep Day!


Happy Water A Flower Day!

Happy National Hamburger Day!


Today is Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Reviving the dead?

I remain unconvinced.  I also am concerned that this is just another attempt to extend and increase organ harvesting....

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Plate armor and women's breasts

An excellent article about design!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753

Happy Birthday Louise Michel!

Happy Birthday Melissa Etheridge!

Happy Birthday Patrick Henry!

Happy National Paperclip Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Coronet Blue!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Glenn Quinn !

Happy Birthday Timothy Matlack!

A Patriot.

John Fogerty!

Happy Birthday Gladys Knight!

Happy Birthday Dr. Joseph Guillotin!

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Happy Amnesty International Day!

Today is World Hunger Day

Happy Slugs Return From Capistrano Day !

Friday, May 27, 2016

The absolute cutting edge of beer brewing

Somehow, I'm guessing Fake.....

Black Ice Cream

The oldest song in the world

The earliest broomstick witch

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!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

An interesting interview with Stevie Nicks

A 'super-bug" and the end of antibiotics?

Pretty frightening.

The Sword Fights of Errol Flynn

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday Dracula! (the book)

Published on this date in 1897.

Happy Birthday Bobcat Goldthwait!

Happy Birthday Matt Stone!

Happy Birthday John Wayne!

Happy Birthday Robert W. Chambers!

Happy Birthday Peter Cushing!

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy Sally Ride Day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bathrooms by religion

I, for one, look forward to the Cthulhu Cult restrooms.

A Vampire Tale

Supposedly, DC had a vampire reported about a hundred years ago in the Galludet area.  I also seem to remember a rumor of one about the same time around McLean, but can't locate any references where I might have picked that info up.

RIP Burt "Cato" Kwouk

Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

Happy Birthday Richard O'Brien!

Happy Birthday Hal David!

Happy Towel Day!

Happy National Wine Day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Reporter Creating News!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Jean-Paul Marat!

Happy Birthday Nell Campbell!

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman!

Happy Birthday Patti LaBelle!

Happy National Escargot Day!


Monday, May 23, 2016

The cutting edge of McDonald's apple pie baking

Proof - they have a passion about their food!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

A little something for you crazy cat lovers

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Ramones box set on the way

The Bud Buy Back


Happy Birthday to The Thin Man! (the film)

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

Happy Birthday Drew Carey!

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks Sr.!

Happy Lucky Penny Day!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A molecule to destrory viruses?

I hope so.  But my experience with IBM leads me to wonder if it's just another ploy to suck money up from the government on endless projects and contracts.  The people I'd dealt with I wouldn't let tie my shoes....

The Ultimate Craft

Teen Tesla?

Happy Birthday Richard Benjamin!

Happy Birthday Bernie Taupin!

Happy Birthday Arthur Conan Doyle!

And Happy Sherlock Holmes Day!

Happy World Goth Day!

Happy Harvey Milk Day!

Happy International Day for Biological Diversity!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bake Sale At The Church

Axanar is on!!!

Very cool.  This is going to be essential viewing for any fan of Star Trek.


I imagine this being very popular in Wisconsin...

Lovecraft's town of Arkham - as a model train set


Full Flower Moon Tonight!

Happy Anniversary, Bogey & Betty!

Happy Birthday Ron Isley!

Happy World Whiskey Day!

Happy National Strawberries & Cream Day!


Happy Armed Forces Day!

Friday, May 20, 2016

RIP Alan Young

Maryland's Goatman Photographed?

Somehow, I doubt it....

Happy Birthday Joe Cocker!

Happy Birthday Jane Wiedlin!

Happy Birthday Cher!

Happy Birthday Toussaint Louverture!

Happy Birthday George Gobel!

Beginning of month of Prairial in French revolutionary calendar

Happy National Pick Strawberries Day!


Happy Pizza Party Day!

Today is Endangered Species Day

Anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775

Another step towards Revolution.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The cutting edge of Kayaking

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

A sad history of The Ramones

Cartoon voice actors

This is a nice little explanation about the profession, and some of the people who did your faves.

Happy Birthday Dusty Hill!

Happy Birthday Joey Ramone!

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The cardboard guitar

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Dwayne Hickman!

Happy Birthday Mark Mothersbaugh!

Happy Visit Your Relatives Day!

Happy International Museum Day!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The end of the 8-Track Museum

(Thanks for the link, Art!)

Happy Birthday Craig Ferguson!

Happy Birthday Trent Reznor!

Happy Birthday John Penn!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Maureen O'Sullivan!

Happy Birthday Seth Warner!

A Patriot.

Happy Pack Rat Day!

Happy World Baking Day!


Monday, May 16, 2016

What foreign language is closest to English?

Well Hung Heart performing Touch The Sky

One of my fave new bands, performing in a 360 degree video.  Fun stuff!

Happy World Drawing Day!

Happy Birthday Pet Sounds!

Released on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Harry Carey, Jr.!

Happy Birthday David Boreanaz!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Richman!

Happy Birthday Studs Terkel!

Happy National Love A Tree Day!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

RIP Madeleine Lebeau

The last living member of the cast of my all-time favorite film, Casablanca.

Happy Birthday Desk Set!

Premiered on this date in 1957.

Happy Birthday Ralph Steadman!

Happy Birthday Brian Eno!

Happy Birthday Utah Phillips!

Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum!

Happy International Day of Families!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Assembly planes of WWII

Some pretty neat color schemes, here.

Casting the first stone

Live feed from the International Space Station

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Train Day!

Happy National Miniature Golf Day!

Happy Birthday David Byrne!

Happy Birthday Jack Bruce!

Happy Birthday Richard Deacon!

Happy Birthday Samuel Holden Parsons!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Robert Owen!

Happy Jamestown Day!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hiring a Wolfman

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Happy Birthday Getting Straight!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Let It Be! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens!

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Happy World Cocktail Day!

Happy National Apple Pie Day!


Anniversary of the Rebecca Riots

Happy Frog Jumping Day!

Happy Leprechaun Day!

Anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New songs from the Monkees!

Nice article on declarations of war during WWII

Teh Hungarian story is particularly bizarre/amusing.

The real inventor of "Monopoly"

A record atrocity

The Hellraiser Rubik's Cube

Ha! Take that, Bud!

Anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

Happy Birthday Avalon Hill!

Started up on this date in 1954.

Happy Birthday Steve Winwood!

Happy Birthday George Carlin!

Happy Birthday Burt Bacharach!

Happy Limerick Day!

Happy International Nurses Day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Alice Cooper is reuniting with his old band


Happy Birthday to Bride of the Monster!

Premiered on this date in 1955.

Happy Twilight Zone Day!

Happy Birthday Country Dick Montana!

Happy Birthday Eric Burdon!

One of my all-time faves.

Happy Birthday Phil Silvers

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Gary Owens!

Happy Birthday Bono!

Happy Birthday Donovan!

Happy Birthday Bruce Pennington!

Happy National Shrimp Day!


America tastes like piss

I rather resent my country represented by something incredibly over-hyped, wussified, tasteless, and soulless.  I suppose this is some sort of revenge joke by the Brazilian owners.

The end of Foamhenge?!?

But I love that place!

Silly helmet crests

Fun stuff.  A couple of these reminded me of those worn in the film, Alexander Nevsky.

Winston's Permission Slip

Near-Supersonic Spitfires

Monday, May 09, 2016

Rube Goldberg machines built from magnets and blocks

I love this stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble....

RIP William Schallert

I always liked Schallert.  Although he's best known for the Patty Duke Show, he also played the patsy in the most famous Star Trek episode - The Trouble With Tribbles, and was the villain in the very first horror/sci fi movie I ever watched - The Man From Planet X.

Happy Lost Sock Memorial Day!

Happy Birthday Dave Prater!

Happy Birthday to The Muppets!

They first appeared on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday Sophie Scholl!

A REAL German patriot.  One of the few....

Happy Birthday John Brown!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Yorkshire Airlines!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

In June - The Washington DC Fantastic Film Showcase!

Happy Birthday Let It Be!

The album was released on this date in 1970.

Happy Day of the Triffids!

According to the book, they invaded on this date.

Happy Birthday Robert Johnson!

Happy Birthday Ricky Nelson!

Happy Birthday Bob Clampett!

Happy Truman Day!

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

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

Happy VE Day!

Happy Furry Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Pulp AdventureCon coming in November

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention coming in September

Star Trek Beyond

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

Happy National Homebrew Day!

Happy Birthday Jimmy Ruffin!

Happy Birthday Darren McGavin!

Happy Birthday Olympe de Gouges!

Happy Herb Day!

Happy National Roast Leg Of Lamb Day!


Friday, May 06, 2016

Tarmac Jesus

Darth Vader VS 2 Year Old

Pretty cute!

Midnight Oil is reuniting!

Why I only use CD's and DVD's

Allowing corporate pigs to determine what you listen to, and when, and how, just shows how awful things are within pop culture.  Apple and its fellow swine can wipe out my entire computer - I won't lose a single song or film.

Happy Birthday Satisfaction!

In 1965, Keith Richards created the classic guitar riff that would become "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." He played it for Mick Jagger in a hotel room in Clearwater, Florida.

Happy Birthday Richard Bland!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Frank Nelson!

Happy Birthday Orson Welles!

Happy Birthday Bob Seger!

Happy Birthday Sigmund Freud!

Happy Birthday Robespierre!

Happy National Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

Happy National Space Day!

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A nice article about Virginia wine country

Coming to a theater near you! (In a hundred years...)

Our Future President

And by 'future', I mean time travel...

Perhaps I've already voted for him?

Ghost tales from the town of Mathews, Virginia

New theory about the Giza pyramids

Neat article about Victor Goddard, UFO's, and the paraphysical

The more that I've read and studied Forteana, the more I am persuaded by John Keel's theories and reasoning, as exemplified here.

Talking Heads Reunion?

Happy National Day of Reason!

Happy Birthday John Rhys-Davies,!

Happy Birthday Michael Palin!

Happy Birthday Marc Alaimo!

Happy Oyster Day!


Happy National Astronaut Day!

Happy National Hoagie Day!

Happy National Day of Reason!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Headline of the Week!

Happy Birthday to The Mummy (the remake film)

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Anniversary fo the Kent State Massacre

Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Marx Brothers Movies to be restored!

Absolutely Great!

Trump Against Humanity Cards

Happy Birthday to The Black Cat!

Premiered on this date in 1934.

Happy Birthday to Cocoanuts!

Premiered on this date in 1929.

Happy Birthday Machiavelli!

Happy Birthday Frankie Valli!

Happy Birthday James Brown!

Happy Birthday Pete Seeger!

Happy Paranormal Day!

Happy World Press Freedom Day!

Happy National Teacher Day!

Happy Nettle Day!

Monday, May 02, 2016

The ultimate in pre-packaged corporate pop music

It comes down to the simple fact that Japan has learned how to take the Archies out on tour....
But it seems to me that all one is applauding is technology and its masters.  You might as well shake a glow stick at your microwave oven.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

A new (and better) type of wind turbine?

I never trust anything in Forbes.  It'd be nice if it's true.

Happy Birthday to Miracle On 34th Street!

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Ducking Day!

Happy Birthday Link Wray!

Happy Birthday Lesley Gore!

Happy National Truffles Day!


Happy Brothers & Sisters Day!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Ideas for parents

#10 is Classic!

The cutting edge of pizza

It's A Miracle!

Happy Birthday Joanna Lumley!

Happy Mother Goose Day!

Happy Birthday Desk Set!

Premiered on this date in 1957.

Happy Calan Mai!

May is Zombie Awareness Month!

Anniversary of the end of the Marymount Coommunity - Mount Dagon in 1628

Happy Birthday Louis Nye!

Happy Birthday to The Illuminati!

Happy Birthday Judy Collins!

Happy Birthday Mother Jones!

Happy May Day!