Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Foamhenge comes to NoVa!

One of my favorite tourist attractions!  Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

A very nice article about Ronnie Lane!/article/Ronnie_Lane_British_Rocks_Secret_Genius_by_chrismorris?campaign=fbtronnietitle

A very under-appreciated musician and songwriter.

An archive of Phil Ochs live recordings


Happy Birthday Glenn Tilbrook!

Happy Birthday Van Morrison!

Happy Birthday James Coburn!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Air Guitar for sale

Happy Birthday David Bushnell!

A patriot, and inventor of the first submarine.

Happy Birthday Frank Conniff!

Happy Birthday Lewis Black!

Happy Birthday Molly Ivins!

Happy Birthday Joan Blondell!

Happy Birthday Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley!

Happy World Frankenstein Day!

Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day!


Today is the International Day of the Disappeared

Monday, August 29, 2016

ET Contact?

Our Brave New World

It took less than an hour after the announcement of Gene Wilder's death for to email me a sale of his DVD's.  I don't know whether to laugh or cry..

RIP Gene Wilder

Soviet Science Fiction movies online - with English subtitles!


Full Sturgeon Moon Tonight

It also happens to be a 'Super Moon'.

Happy Birthday Elliott Gould!

Happy Birthday Charles Gray!

Happy Birthday John Locke!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Russia and the 'Nooscope'

Maybe I'm off, but the description given the 'noosphere' seems to simply be a restatement of theravada buddhist thought.

The longest U.S. rock concert

Who else?

Happy Birthday Animal Crackers!

Premiered on this date in 1930.

Happy Birthday to Song Of The Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday C. Wright Mills!

Happy Birthday Nancy Kulp!

Happy Birthday Jack Vance!

Happy Birthday J.S. Le Fanu!

Happy Birthday J. August Richards!

Happy birthday John Stark!

A Patriot.

Today is the anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington

Site of what may be the greatest speech ever delivered on American soil.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Today is the anniversary of the Anglo-Zanzibar War

The shortest war in history.

The coolest vandalism you'll see today

Happy International Bat Night!

Happy Birthday Martha Raye!

Happy Birthday Joseph Reed!

A Patriot.

Friday, August 26, 2016

RIP Marvin Kaplan

Movie disclaimers and Rasputin, the connection

A neat little tale.

(Thanks for the link, Tom!)

Getting down and funky at the North Korean Beer Fest

Ha!  I love the names of the beer...

(Thanks for the link, Katie!)


Happy Birthday Shirley Manson!

Happy National Dog Day!

Today is the anniversary of Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

Happy Women's Equality Day!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The hangtown Two are coming to Vienna, VA!

Starring local faves  Karl Straub and Eric Brace.

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday to Born To Run!

My all-time favorite album.  Released on this date in 1975.

Happy Birthday to The Monster Mash!

Released on this date in 1962.  One of my faves!

Happy Birthday Elvis Costello!

Happy Birthday Tim Burton!

Happy Birthday Sean Connery!

Happy National Banana Split Day!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Birthday William Wilberforce!

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg

Perhaps the greatest defeat in U.S. history.

Happy Birthday Howard Zinn!

Happy Birthday Niagara!

Happy Birthday Jennifer Lien!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rescuing horses from the nazis!?!

I've never heard of this event before!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Today is Black Ribbon Day

Happy Birthday to The Big Sleep!

Premiered on this date in 1946.

Happy Birthday Keith Moon!

Happy Birthday Mark Russell!

Happy Birthday Gene Kelly!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Wainwright!

Happy Birthday Oliver Perry!

Happy Birthday Malvina Reynolds!

Anniversary of the 2011 Mineral Quake

Anniversary of the murder of Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Anniversary of the murder of Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Cthulhu Hawaiin Shirt

So wrong....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Secret Libraries


Happy Birthday John Lee Hooker!

Happy Birthday Dorothy Parker!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A nice article about Fortean researcher John keel

Keep an umbrella handy

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Poets Day!

Happy Birthday Carrie Anne-Moss!

Happy Birthday Joe Strummer!

Happy Birthday Jackie DeShannon!

Happy Birthday Friz Freleng!

Happy Senior Citizens Day!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

RIP Jack Riley

The HP Lovecraft Film Festival is coming up!

In Portland, OR

Happy Birthday James Marsters!

Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!

Happy Birthday Phil Lynott!

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!

Today is International Homeless Animals Day

Happy Birthday Isaac Hayes!

Anniversary fo the crushing of the Prague Spring

Happy National Radio Day!

Happy National Lemonade Day!


Happy National Honey Bee Day!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Preparing your cat for that precious bundle

A wonderful way to relieve the clueless of their cash.  Bravo!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

The Love that dare not speak its name

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Jonathan Frakes!

Happy Birthday Ginger Baker!

Happy Birthday Gene Roddenberry!

Happy Hot & Spicy Food Day!


Happy National Potato Day!


Happy Photography Day!

Happy World Humanitarian Day!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Jerome King Criswell!

Happy Birthday Meriwether Lewis!

Beginning of month of Fructidor in French revolutionary calendar

Happy National Ice Cream Pie Day!


Happy Bad Poetry Day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Mae West!

Happy National Baby Boomers Recognition Day!

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Only 75 Days Until Halloween!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Great moments in law enforcement

Roomba VS Poop

Poop Wins!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

The Darth Vader Toothpick Holder!


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Halloween costume idea

Fun stuff!

Animated Firefly series on the way?

Anniversary of the first performance by The Ramones!

In 1974, at CBGB's.

Anniversary fo the death of Bela Lugosi

Happy Birthday Glenn Strange!

Happy Tell A Joke Day!

Happy National Rum Day!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Sometimes competing with wildlife doesn't give you a leg to stand on

This would leave me hopping mad....

Happy Relaxation Day!

Anniversary fo the Beatles playing Shea Stadium

Happy Birthday Jimmy Webb!

Happy Birthday Rose Marie!

Happy Birthday Huntz Hall!

Happy Birthday Sylvain Marechal!

Happy National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!


Happy Birthday Woodstock Festival!

Happy VJ Day!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Gary Larson!

Happy Birthday to The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Premiered on this date in 1975.

Happy Birthday to Who's Next!

Released on this date in 1971.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday David Crosby!

Happy Birthday Dash Crofts!

Happy Birthday Susan Saint James!

Happy National Navajo Code Talkers Day!

Happy Liberty Tree Day!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Happy Birthday South Park!

Premiered on this date in 1997.

Happy Birthday Thomas Skidmore!

Happy Birthday Lucy Stone!

Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock!

Happy National Filet Mignon Day!


Happy National Garage Sale Day!

Happy Festival Day of Hecate!

Happy National Bowling Day!

Friday, August 12, 2016

RIP Glenn Yarbrough

Happy Birthday to The Wizard of Oz!

Premiered on this date in 1939.

Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler!

Happy Birthday Dan Curtis!

Happy International Youth Day!

Happy Vinyl Record Day!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Solid Gold!

Premiered on this date in 1980.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The "return" of reel-to-reel tape?

Happy Birthday to The Sunderland Experiment/Exile

Premiered on this date in 2013.

Happy Birthday to Horse Feathers!

Premiered on this date in 1932.

Happy Birthday to the Smithsonian!

Happy Birthday Bobby Hatfield!

Happy Birthday Ian Anderson!

Happy Birthday Ronnie Spector!

Happy National Banana Split Day!

Happy National S'Mores Day!


Happy Puck Fair Day!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A neat article about Hieronymus Bosch

Nixon's The One!

Today is the anniversary of his resignation in 1974...

Happy Birthday Ready, Steady, Go!

Premiered on this date in 1963.!

Happy Birthday Gillian Anderson!

Happy Birthday David Steinberg!

Happy Book Lovers Day!

Happy International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples!

Monday, August 08, 2016

The Return of the X-Files!

Happy Birthday Jean-Paul Marat!

Today is the anniversary of the shooting of the Abbey Road album cover

Happy Birthday to Dustin Hoffman!

Happy Birthday to The Edge!

Happy Birthday Allan McLane!

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheesecake Day!


Sunday, August 07, 2016

How the Beatles gave Brian Wilson a mental breakdown

(Thanks for the link, Art!)

Happy Birthday Cirroc Lofton!

Happy Birthday David Duchovny!

Happy Birthday BJ Thomas!

Happy Birthday Nathanael Greene!

Happy Birthday Mata Hari!

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Gurley Flynn!

Happy International Beer Day!

Happy National Lighthouse Day!

Happy Friendship Day!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The real locations that inspired lovecraft

Commies In Space!

Some neat illustrations of "the future."  What I find interesting is that they look just like US illustrations at the time.

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Inez Milholland!

Happy Mead Day!


Happy Birthday Charles Fort!

Happy National Mustard Day!


Friday, August 05, 2016

Countess Bathory Smiles...

The rich will need more and more interns and maids, lots more....


Happy Birthday American Bandstand!

Premiered on this date in 1957, (nationally)

Happy Birthday Neil Armstrong!

Happy National Oyster Day!

Happy National Mustard Day!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Russian Sobriety Test

This is cute!

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Happy Birthday Paul Avrich!

Happy Birthday Rock'N'Roll High School!

Premiered on this date in 1979.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Andy Hallett!

Happy Birthday Raoul Wallenberg!

Happy International India Pale Ale Day!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The weird saga of Slender Man

Jesus Wins!

My next garden gnomes

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Maggie Kuhn!

Happy Birthday John Scopes!

Happy National Watermelon Day!


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Size Matters...

Batman VS TSA

Happy Birthday Mojo Nixon!

Happy Birthday Myrna Loy!

Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!


Monday, August 01, 2016

The cutting edge of sexual assault!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Alice Cooper reuniting with his old band!

Happy Birthday to The Little Soldier Shop!

On this date in 1978, Dennis Largesse purchased The Little Soldier Shop and moved it to Alexandria, Virginia, ushering in a renaissance for gaming in NoVa.  The shop is long gone, but remembered fondly by all who hung out there.

Happy Birthday Ray Palmer!

Happy National IPA Day!


Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia!

Happy Colorado Day!

Happy Lughnasadh!