Thursday, June 30, 2016

Today is the anniversary of the Tunguska event

Happy Birthday to Light's Out (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1946.

Happy Birthday Flo Ballard!

Happy Birthday NOW!

Happy National Meteor Watch Day!

Happy Go For A Stroll Downtown Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Some monsters in Pennsylvania

RIP Scotty Moore

Happy Birthday Oriana Fallaci!

Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen!

Happy National Hug Day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

RIP Bud Spencer

10 Writers' Retreats For Dark Authors


Bob Dylan on Pacifica Radio in 1962 now available

Roman 'terror weapon'

Forget about bulls in Spain - DC has got the Running of the Interns!

Jennifer Saunders writes about the new Ab Fab film

Happy Birthday to Where The Action Is!

One of my faves.  premiered on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday Gilda Radner!

Happy Birthday Mel Brooks!

Happy Paul Bunyan Day!

Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Monday, June 27, 2016

The cutest lil' Cthulhu you're going to see today

Nice article about Tombstone's Pteradactyle/Thunderbird

This search/story has been buzzing around Fortean circles for at least twenty years, now.

The decline of fireflies


LSD experiments behind the iron curtain

Interesting stuff.  

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Happy Birthday to The Fruita Vampire!

First appeared on this date in 2010.

Happy Birthday Dark Shadows!

Premiered on this date in 1966!

Happy Smokey The Bear Day!

Happy Birthday Helen Keller!

Happy Birthday Bob Keeshan!

Happy Flash Fiction Day!

Management Scrum notes for 6/27/2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

So we can watch videos of everyone's cats even faster!

Think of how many Nigerian emails I'll be able to receive!  Thank you, technology!

Happy Birthday Colin Wilson!

Happy Birthday Peter Lorre!

Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Anniversary of the Beatles' satellite broadcast on 1967

Happy Birthday to The Omen!

Premiered on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday Tony Bourdain!

Happy Birthday Carly Simon!

Anniversary of Virginia Ratifying the Constitution

Anniversary of Virginia's Ratification of the Constitution in 1788

Anniversary of Virginia's Ratification of the Constitution in 1788

Friday, June 24, 2016

Anniversary of Kenneth Arnold's sighting of flying saucers

Happy Birthday Arthur Brown!

Happy Birthday Robert Reich!

Happy Birthday Ambrose Bierce!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A VERY detailed analysis of the Bladerunner film

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Happy Birthday Stuart Sutcliffe!

Happy Birthday Joss Whedon!

Happy National Women In Engineering Day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DC is the 2nd most walkable city

Well, there are portions of DC I'd advise you to run through, Pilgrim....

Happy Golowan!

An animated map showing the growth of urbanization through history

Pretty neat!

Anniversary fo the first show by The Bowman Body!

In 1970, as a Summer replacement.

Happy National Onion Rings Day!


Happy Birthday Bruce Campbell!

Happy Birthday Todd Rundgren!

Happy Birthday Howard Kaylan !

Happy Birthday Peter Asher!

Happy Birthday Tim Russ!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A short tribute to Marx Toys

Great Garloo remains one of my all-time faves.

An interesting avenue of alzheimers research

Happy Birthday Enoch Poor!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Ray Davies!

Happy Birthday Nils Lofgren!

Happy Birthday Berke Breathed!

Anniversary of the murder of Chaney, Goodman, & Schwerner

Happy World Humanist Day!

Happy National Flash Fiction Day!

Monday, June 20, 2016

An upcoming documentary about UFO sightings in Wytheville, VA

The Pencil Sharpener Museum

Today is the anniversary for the Born To Run photos being taken

In 1975 by Eric Meola.

Today is the anniversary of the Norfolk Rising

Happy Birthday Black Adder!

Premiered on this date in 1983.

Happy Birthday Wolfe Tone!

Happy Birthday William Richardson Davie!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Audie Murphy!

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!

Happy Birthday Martin Landau!

Happy Birthday Patricia Quinn!

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Happy National Vanilla Milkshake Day!


Happy American Eagle Day!

Happy Solstice!

The latest political advertisement - the obituary

Of course the Post shows its ignorance by titling this as dead folks campaigning, and making it a new thing.  In Chicago that's been going on for decades....

(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

Happy Birthday Black Adder!

Premiered on this date in 1982.

Full Strawberry Moon Tonight

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Ann Wilson!

Happy Birthday Spanky McFarlane!

Happy Birthday Alan Cranston!

The only person to be sued by hitler.

Happy Mass Market Paperback Book Day!

Today is the beginning of month of Messidor in French revolutionary calendar

Happy Juneteenth!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

How French Women Lose Weight


(Thanks for the link, Margrete!)

The best indy bookstores in the world

I've had the pleasure of visiting a couple of these.  Wonderful places!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday Linda Thorson!

Happy Birthday Paul!

Happy International Sushi Day!


Happy International Picnic Day!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Beware of Bunnies!

Monty Python wasn't the first to come up with this idea!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Watergate Day!

Happy National Eat Your Vegetables Day!


Happy Bunker Hill Day!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Happy Birthday to Them!

Premiered on this date in 1954.

Happy Birthday to the Monterey Pop Festival!

Happy Birthday Stan Laurel!

Happy Birthday to The Legend of Hell House!

Premiered on this date in 1973.  One of my all-time fave horror movies.

Happy Birthday Jim Varney!

Happy Birthday Harry Nilsson!

Today is the anniversary of the Pig War

Never Forget....

Today is the anniversary of when Washington was assigned head of Continental Army by 2nd Continental Congress in 1775

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Happy National Lobster Day!


Happy Magna Carta Day!

isis Looks FABULOUS!


Sculptures of Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer figure for sale


(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

RIP Ann Morgan Guilbert

Anniversary of the Port Huron Statement in 1962

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Loch Ness Monster Ladle


The latest on the Antikythera Mechanism


The man in the attic

A strange little tale of murder and lust.

My favorite bibles

Music Versus Barbarians

(Thanks for the link, Dennis).

Speculating about a Japanese attack on America in 1938

The Bosch Parade

Incredible.  Fun stuff!

Alien Pez Dispenser


RIP Margaret Heldt

Inventer of the beehive hairdo.

(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Living Hard Drives

The article is a little vague as to how one then extracts the information, though.

Bigfoot in Laurel, Maryland?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

We're gonna need a bigger grill

The return of dinosaurs?

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

So true...

What time is it?

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I guess I will become a conspiracy nut

I see little to disagree with in this analysis of the sybolism, (although I am, as usual, disappointed to see that the swiss past and continuing support of nazism is absent...)

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Off for ten days

Gentle Reader,

      I'll be taking a break of about ten days from normal contributions to Weirdness.  Be back soon!

Happy Hot Air Balloon Day!

Happy Birthday Ellen Foley!

Happy Birthday James Connolly!

Anniversary of the Solemn League & Covenant Document

It was agreed to and signed a few months later.

Happy Dead Duck Day!

Happy Festival of Popular Delusions!

Happy Fish & Chips Day!


Happy World Environment Day!

Happy National Gingerbread Day!


Saturday, June 04, 2016

Happy National Trails Day!

Happy Birthday Bruce Dern!

Happy Birthday Gordon Waller!

Happy Birthday John Eager Howard!

A Patriot.

Happy National Cognac Day!


Happy National Cheese Day!

Today is the anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Midway

150 Days Until Halloween!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Trying to stop the Matrix

Happy Doughnut Day!

Ode To Billy Joe

This is the date the song takes place.

Happy National Egg Day!


Happy Birthday Leo Gorcey!

Happy Birthday Josephine Baker!

Happy Birthday Ian Hunter!

Happy Birthday Suzi Quatro!

Happy Birthday Curtis Mayfield!

Happy Jack Jouett Day!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

British Archives opens up its Sounds Library


A needed service

So funny, so sad, so true...

(Thanks for the link, Rob!)

Happy Birthday Alessandro di Cagliostro!

Happy Birthday Universal Studios!

On this day in 1912, Carl Laemmle merges his movie studio, the Independent Motion Picture Company (IMP), with several others, creating Hollywood's first major studio, Universal.

Happy Birthday Wayne Brady!

Happy Birthday Jewel Staite!

Happy Birthday Martha Washington!

Happy Birthday Morena Baccarin!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Just another day with the spoiled and entitled brats of DC

People who've never been told "No".

Happy National Olive Day!

Happy Birthday Sgt. Pepper!

Released on this date in 1967.

Happy Global Day of Parents!

Happy Birthday Rene Auberjonois!

Happy Birthday to Le Petomane!