Monday, February 29, 2016

More studies on the mental abilities of ravens

Robert Anton Wilson's book, Cosmic Trigger I, is being repirnted

One of my faves - a book that will make you think.

RIP George Kennedy

A nice article on 70's occult documentaries (with links to some of them online)

Happy Leap Day!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

trump is the only guy in America who doesn't know what the kkk is (supposedly)

And so, with a wink and a nod, the grits are back in the mainstream of American politics, at least as far the the gop is concerned.

Happy Birthday Zero Mostel!

Happy Birthday William Washington!

A Patriot.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jesus Via Charles Atlas

Happy Open That Bottle Night!

Happy Birthday Adam Baldwin!

Happy Birthday Mary Jo Pehl!

Happy Birthday Joanne Woodward!

Happy National Kahlua Day!


Happy National Strawberry Day!


Friday, February 26, 2016

Reason Rally in DC on June 4th!

Was the Pig British? Did it have a stiff upper lip?

Happy Birthday Chase Masterson!

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!

Happy Birthday Fats Domino!

Happy Birthday Godfrey Cambridge!

Happy Birthday Francis Marion!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Pulp Magazine Archive online

This is an amazing resource.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

For True Gamesmen

The cutting edge of Indonesian science!

The Bunnyman Quilt

A famous NoVa legend, immortalized.

Anniversary of the release of Give Ireland Back To The Irish

On this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday to Yes, Minister!

Premiered on this date in 1980.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday to Your Show Of Shows!

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof!

Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Happy Birthday Carol Borland!

Happy Birthday Zeppo!

Happy Birthday Jim Backus!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tallmadge!

A Patriot.

Happy National Pistachio Day!


Happy National Clam Chowder Day!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We're #5!

C'mon DC - We gotta step up our game!  Where's the Pride?

A movie about Beatles live performances is coming, maybe...

Happy Birthday Michael Harrington!

Happy Birthday Barry Bostwick!

Happy Birthday George Thorogood!

Happy Birthday Franz von Stuck!

One of my favorite artists.  And I don't understand why some of his work hasn't been lifted for various gothic or dark folk music album covers.

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Article Title of the Week

How to tell if you're an Edward Gorey fan

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Allison!)

Happy Birthday Majel Barrett!

Happy Birthday W.E.B. Du Bois!

Happy National Chili Day!

Happy Printed Book Day!

Today is Iwo Jima Day - When The Flag Was Raised

Monday, February 22, 2016

The future?

One of my many problems with the way people are adapting/accepting technology.  This may be the single most radical article the Post has published in decades, questioning such quiescence, (despite its critics' contentions as being a liberal rag, the Post is very much the voice of 'friendly fascism')

Dracula On Ice!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Jeri Ryan!

Happy Birthday Sheldon Leonard!

Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay!

Happy Birthday George Washington!

Only 250 Days Until Halloween!

Happy World Thinking Day!

Full Snow Moon Tonight

Sunday, February 21, 2016


The story of Restaurant X

Fabrication?  Timeslip?  Teleportation?  Ghsots?

Cthulhu Tentacle for your computer!

Very tempting....

The Story of the Maltese Falcon

Learning English

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Happy Birthday Mary Chapin Carpenter!

A DC hometowner, and one of my faves.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A troll in Pennsylvania?



I despise telemarketers.  Even though I'm on the so-called "No Call List", I still average about four a day at home.  It's a real irritant.  And anything that can get back at them is welcome.

Happy Birthday Joel Hodgson!

Happy Birthday Richard Matheson!

Happy Birthday Anthony Stewart Head!

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier!

Happy Birthday William Prescott!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!

Happy National Cherry Pie Day!

Happy Hoodie Hoo Day!

Happy World Day of Social Justice!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mistaken Lyrics Cups

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday to The Bowman Body

A renowned Virginia ghost host.  His weekly show premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday to the Phonograph

On this date in 1978, Edison patents the first phonograph design.

Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson!

Happy Birthday Copernicus!

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

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A nice article about the King Biscuit Flower Hour

Inside Abbey Road Studios

Pretty neat!

Happy Birthday to "Hello, My Name Is Blotto

Released on this date in 1980.  One of my faves.

Happy National Tick Bird Day!

Happy Birthday Sonia Rutstein!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hart!

Happy Birthday Jack Palance!

Happy Drink Wine Day!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A wonderful tidbit of Warner Brothers Cartoon Trivia

I love hearing about stuff like this.

A new method for storing mega data

Impressive.  But I would think the main problem of long-term storage is that technology be around that can read it 10 or 100 years in the future.  

The Cutting Edge of Divination

Happy Birthday John Sullivan!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Why is the hole in a 45rpm record so big?

A Win In Wisconsin For The Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Happy Birthday Hairspray! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1988.

Happy Birthday Jerry Moore!

A DC Ghost Host of note.

Happy Birthday Sonny Bono!

Happy Birthday LeVar Burton!

Happy Birthday Christopher Gadsden!

A Patriot.

Happy National Almond Day!


Monday, February 15, 2016

A nice article about the witches' ladder

A little bit of old folklore and spellcraft.

A nice article about Stone Brewery and a big Fuck You to the fizzy pissy big breweries

I continue to be amazed at how controlling TV ads are on people - With millions of people drinking worthless near-beers like Bud, Coors, Miller, and the rest of corporate America's piss.

Happy Birthday Harvey Korman!

Happy Birthday Matt Groening!

Happy Daisy Gatson Bates Day!

Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony!

Happy Presidents' Day!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kansas = Bulgaria

As I always expected...

Happy Birthday Andrew Robinson!

Happy Birthday Ray Teller!

Happy Birthday Robert Shea!

Happy Birthday Emperor Norton!

Emperor of the United States, and Protector of Mexico!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A nice interview with Michael Moorcock

The most complicated border dispute is ending

Happy Birthday Chuck Yeager!

Back to Windows 3.1!

I really think that Microsoft should include in Windows 10 that swooshing and whining noise of the computer connecting to the phone hookup.

Happy Birthday Black Sabbath! (the album)

Released on this date in 1970.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Susan Oliver!

Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel!

Happy World Radio Day!

Friday, February 12, 2016

A great ad against the Redskins name

In a town full of assholes, Danny Snyder is the biggest one.

(Thanks for the link, John!)

An app to help you avoid iran's morality police


(Thanks for the link, John!)



Happy Birthday Dracula! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1931.

Happy Birthday Ray Manzarek!

Happy Darwin Day!

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

Happy Pully-Lug Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Can't we build mindless robots any better than this?

Coca Cola Commie Connection!

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Winner of the Oldest Rape award

50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival?

I would tend to be both pessimistic and cynical about this whole thing....

Springsteen autobiography is on the way

Happy Birthday Sheryl Crow!

Happy Birthday Tina Louise!

Happy Birthday ,Leslie Nielsen!

Happy Birthday Bobby "Boris" Pickett!

Creator of the Monster Mash, the National Anthem of Halloween!

Happy Birthday Gene Vincent!

Anniversary of the Massachusetts Circular Letter of 1768

An important step towards the Revolution.

Happy Birthday Thomas Edison!

Happy National Inventors Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A little article on the historical origins of Jack'O Lanterns

Deliciously Creepy! Doll Factory Photos

This is like something out of  H.R. Giger nightmare!

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

Windows 95BC

Happy Birthday to Tapestry! (the album)

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Alan Hale, Sr.!

Happy Birthday Jimmy Durante!

Happy Birthday Bertolt Brecht!

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Jr.!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A nice article on Paul Kantner

An electric plane?

Happy National Pizza Day!

Anniversary of the Beatles appearing on Ed Sullivan in 1964.

The World changed....

Happy Birthday Wizards!

Premiered on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday Frank Frazetta!

The Master of Sword & Sorcery illustration.

Happy Birthday Barbara Lewis!

Another fave singer of mine.

Happy Birthday Ronald Colman!

Happy Birthday Carole King!

One of my faves.

Happy National Bagel & Lox Day!


Monday, February 08, 2016

Fasnacht in West Virginia

I have never heard of this festival before ( ).  Nor have I heard of any Swiss community is West Virginia that is apparently the source for it here.  

RIP Rocky Rococo

The pizza chain took its name from a famous character of the comedy troupe, the Firesign Theatre.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Birthday Ethan Phillips!

Happy Birthday Gahan Wilson!

Happy Birthday Seth Green!

Happy Birthday England Dan Seals!

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Happy Birthday Gloria Talbott!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

RIP Dan Hicks

For True Gamesmen!


(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Take a stroll inside a Dali painting

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Hannah!)

Happy Birthday Lost Skeleton of Cadvra!

Premiered on this date in 2001.  Great film.

Happy Birthday Greta Valenti!

One of my fave contemporary rock performers.

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Happy Birthday Patrick MacNee!

Happy Birthday Adam Weishaupt!

Happy Birthday Robert La Follette Jr!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Monsters of the Civil War

Pretty neat article, and it includes our own Chessie from the Chesapeake!

The rapist who lives in his Mom's basement

Interesting that he's from DC.

How Mt. Vernon was saved

Happy Birthday to the Urban Verbs! (the album)

Released on this date in 1980.  DC favorites.

Happy Birthday to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday James Otis, Jr.!,_Jr.

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday H.R. Giger!

Happy Birthday John Carradine!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

RIP Maurice White

Sweden - Leading the Way To Fascism!

Anniversary of George Washington's election to his his first term in 1789

Happy Birthday Alice Cooper!

Happy Birthday Bill Haywood!

Happy Birthday Constance Markievicz!

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!

Happy Birthday Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

A Patriot.

Happy National Stuffed Mushrooms Day!


Happy national Homemade Soup Day!


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Future Fashions from 1893

RIP Bob Elliott

Happy Birthday to Creature Feature!

Began on this date in 1973.  A DC institution, and now online.

Happy Birthday Charles Roberts!

The inventor of modern wargaming.

Happy Birthday Melanie Safka!

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

Today is the anniversary of the Day the Music Died

The cutting edge of North Korean trash removal

A classic example of what happens when you give the ultimate spoiled brat his own country.

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Russia's Santa Brigade!

(Thanks for the link and title, Nick!)

Amazon is opening book stores?!?!

This is very strange....

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Charming insults from around the world!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Wilbur Whately!

Born on this date in 1913, according to H.P. Lovecraft.

Happy Birthday S.Z. Sakall!

Happy Birthday Graham Nash!

Happy Birthday Tom Smothers!

Happy Birthday Brent Spiner!

Happy Birthday Charles de Talleyrand!

Patron Saint to Diplomacy players.

Happy World Wetlands Day!

Happy Ground Hog Day!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Today is the anniversary of legal homebrewing in America!

Happy Birthday Helen Chandler!

Happy Birthday Terry Jones!

Happy Birthday Don Everly!

Happy Birthday Clark Gable!

Happy Birthday Bill Mumy!

Anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-In

Happy National Freedom Day!

Happy Imbolc!