Friday, September 30, 2016

Interesting article on the money trail in 'psychic' scams

DC Government - doing what it does best

Anyone interested in real trash collection for the District would decimate the ranks of city 'workers' and politicians.  

Simpsons Mania On Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday Marc Bolan!

Happy Birthday Marilyn McCoo !

Happy Blasphemy Day!

Happy Ask A Stupid Question Day!

Happy National Hot Mulled Cider Day!


Happy Eve of the Black Month!

It is on this date that all fans celebrate the coming Halloween Season.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Doritos joins the fight against vampires!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A good article about Rockpile!/article/how_rockpile_tried_and_failed_to_save_rock_and_roll_by_mitchellcohen

One of the most under-rated rock bands of all time.

Happy Birthday Jasper Maskelyne!

Happy Birthday Tommy Boyce!

Happy Birthday to The Prisoner!

My all-time favorite TV show.  Premiered on this date in 1967 (in the UK).

Happy Birthday Joseph Rhine!

Happy Birthday Mark Farner!

Happy Birthday Jerry Lee Lewis!

Happy Birthday Madeline Kahn!

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Today is National Poisoned Blackberry Day

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today is the anniversary of the start of the siege of Yorktown

Happy Birthday Janeane Garofalo!

Happy Birthday David Walker!

Happy Birthday James Warren!

A Patriot.

Happy Drink Beer Day!

Happy Crack Nut Day!

Happy National Strawberry Cream Pie Day!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Randy Bachman!

Happy Birthday Mr. Loaf!

Happy Birthday Zacherley!

Happy Birthday Thomas Nast!

The greatest American editorial cartoonist of all time.  Creator of the modern Santa Claus.

Happy Birthday Samuel Adams!

A great patriot.  One of the essential men of the Revolution.

Happy Ancestor Appreciation Day!

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Staten Island Ferry 'Disaster'

Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday to Carnival of Souls!

Premiered on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday to The Beverly Hillbillies!

Premiered on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday Gilligan's Island!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Birthday abbey Road! (the album)

Released on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Bryan Ferry!

Happy Birthday Edmund Gwenn!

As close as we're ever going to get to Santa Claus.

Happy Birthday Abraham Whipple!

A Patriot.

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Math Storytelling Day!

Happy Birthday Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Premiered on this date in 1975.  I see you shiver with Anticipation!

Happy Comic Book Day!

Happy National One Hit Wonder Day!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pulp Studies Symposium coming to Harrisonburg, VA

Apple and Cidery activities coming up in Virginia

RIP Buckwheat Zyedeco

Hey Jude reached #1 on this date in 1968.

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Gerry Marsden!

Happy International Rabbit Day!

Happy Birthday Jim Henson!

Happy National Punctuation Day!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sad news about Terry Jones of Monty Python

RIP John D. Loudermilk

Happy Birthday to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Today is the anniversary of Nixon's Checkers speech

Happy Birthday John Lomax!

Happy Birthday Rosalind Chao!

Happy Birthday Bruce!

Happy Birthday Santo!

Happy Birthday Ray Charles

An American Treasure.

Happy Native American Day!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Headline of the Day

A nation of morons...

Old speech synthesizers imitate Monty Python's argument sketch

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

Advice for all you parents out there

RIP Terence Bayler

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Happy Birthday Hans Scholl!

Member of the White Rose, one of the few REAL heroes in Germany during WWII.

Anniversary of the hanging of Nathan Hale

Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day!

Happy Family Day!

Beginning of Vendemiaire in French revolutionary calendar

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Today is the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Happy Equinox/Mabon!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A mini film festival of Poe oriented films at the Poe Museum this weekend

Happy International Day of Peace!

Happy Miniature Golf Day!

Happy World Gratitude Day!

Happy Birthday Henry Gibson!

Anniversary of Yes, Virginia

The most famous letter to the editor, ever.,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus

Happy Birthday Chuck Jones!

Happy Birthday Bill Murray!

Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!

Only 40 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Devil's Nutting Day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches in Virginia

Happy Birthday to Firefly!

One of my all-time fave TV shows.  Premiered on this date in 2002.

Happy Birthday to The Phil Silvers Show!

Premiered on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

Happy Birthday Jay Ward!

Happy Birthday Upton Sinclair!

Happy National Rum Punch Day!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Your North Carolina tax dollars at work

Sheesh!  A nation of wussies...

A UFO over DC!

Bring Back Pluto!

Happy Birthday to The Mary Tyler Moore Show!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday David McCallum!

Happy Birthday Bill Medley!

Happy Birthday Cass Elliot!

Happy Birthday Brook Benton!

Happy Birthday Brian Epstein!

Happy Birthday Charles Carroll!

A Patriot.

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The latest reports of black eyed kids

Happy Birthday to The Haunting!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

Happy Birthday June Foray!

Happy Birthday P.F. Sloan!

Happy Wife Appreciation Day!

Happy Birthday Alien Nation! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1989.

Happy Birthday WKRP In Cincinnati!

Premiered on this date in 1978.

Happy Birthday Dee Dee Ramone!

Happy Birthday Jonny Quest!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Birthday Greta Garbo!

Happy Birthday to The Princess Bride!

Premiered on this date in 1987.

Happy Birthday Eddie "Rochester" Anderson!

Happy Birthday Leon Askin!

Happy Birthday George Read!

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

More info about the new Blair Witch film

Morse Code Man

Pretty neat, but I think it's amusing that the newscaster has to explain what morse code is!  That was sort of standard knowledge for kids when I was in grade school, as you experimented with codes and walkie talkies, etc.   Lost technology...

Happy Monte Cristo Day!


Happy National Apple Dumplings Day!


Today is Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Today is the anniversary of the self-coronation of NortonI

Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.  And a Discordian Saint.

Happy Birthday Fee Waybill!

Happy Birthday Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson!

Happy Birthday Anne Bancroft !

Happy Birthday James Smith!

A Patriot.

Happy International Eat An Apple Day!


Happy Birthday Baron von Steuben!

Happy Constitution Day & Citizenship Day!

Friday, September 16, 2016

A nice article about Ron Howard's Eight Days A Week film

Today is Battle of Britain Day

Happy Birthday Shindig!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Working Parents Day!

Happy Birthday UFO! (the TV show)

Premiered (in the UK) on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday to The Outer Limits!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

Happy Birthday Lauren Bacall!

Happy Birthday Talking Heads '77!

Released on this date in 1977 - one of my faves!

Happy Birthday to The Bob Newhart Show!

Premiered on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday to A Fistful of Dollars!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy National Play-Doh Day!

Happy Birthday Roddy McDowall!

Happy British Food Fortnight!

Happy Birthday Alexander Schmorell!

One of the real heroic Germans against naziism in WWII, as opposed to those prussian hypocrites.

Happy National Guacamole Day!


Tonight is the Harvest Moon!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Faking Your Death

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

A documentary coming out about Danny Gatton!

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Happy Birthday to The Lone Ranger!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday Green Acres!

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday John "Torgo" Reynolds!

Happy Birthday Fay Wray!

Today is the anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham Bombing

Happy Felt Hat Day!

Happy International Day of Democracy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Inflatable Irish Pub

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Fred "Sonic" Smith!

Happy Birthday Salem!

Founded on this date in 1628.

Happy Birthday Walter Koenig!

Happy Birthday Clayton Moore!

Happy Birthday Mercy Otis Warren!

A Patriot.

Happy Pig's Face Day!'s+Face+Feast

Happy Eat A Hoagie Day!


Happy Holy Nut Day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Laser "Smoke Rings"


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

A nice interview with Bruce Campbell about Ash VS The Evil Dead

Happy Birthday to The Star Spangled Banner

The lyrics were compsoed on the night of September 13/14.

Scrambled Eggs

The song Yesterday was released on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday to Grace of My Heart!

Premiered on this date in 1996.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday to The Muppets Show!

Premiered on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday Andrew Pickens!

A Patriot.

Happy National Fortune Cookie Day!

Happy National Peanut Day!


Happy Uncle Sam Day!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy Feast of St. Elvis Day!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday to The Monkees! (TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday to The Rat Patrol!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday H.L. Mencken!

Happy Birthday Caleb Brewster!

A Patriot.

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!


Happy Defenders Day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Roxann Dawson!

Happy Birthday to The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle!

Released on this date in 1973.,_the_Innocent_%26_the_E_Street_Shuffle

Happy Birthday to The Carol Burnette Show!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday to Danger Man!

Premiered on this date in 1960, (in Britain)

Ringo replaces Pete Best on this date in 1962

Anniversary of the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Happy Birthday Herbert Lom!

Only 50 Days Until Halloween!

Today is National Pet Memorial Day

Today is National Pet Memorial Day

Today is National Pet Memorial Day

Today is National Pet Memorial Day

Happy National Grandparents Day!

Today is Patriot Day

Never Forget...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A reboot of Alien nation is coming

Anniversary of the beheading of Mike The Headless Chicken

On this date in 1945.

Happy Birthday to The X-Files!

Premiered on this date in 1993.

Happy Birthday to The Lincoln Highway!

Opened on this date in 1913.

Happy Birthday to Raymond Scott!

Happy Birthday Marie Laveau!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Slow Motion Framing


(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Anniversary of the Stono Rebellion of 1739

Anniversary of the Sufffolk Resolves of 1774

Another step towards The Revolution.

Happy Birthday Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday George of the Jungle!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday to Imagine! (the album)

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday to The Amazing Jonathan!

Happy Birthday Angela Cartwright!

Happy Birthday Doug Ingle!

Happy Birthday Otis Redding!

Happy Teddy Bear Day!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Underworld 5 is on the way!

A nice lsiting of food and drink festivals coming up soon in the DC region

Young Frankenstein to return to the big screen!

A revolutionary new battery?

My one question would be if the technology can be up-sized to power vehicles and buildings.  THAT would then make it truly revolutionary.

Happy Birthday Star Trek!

Premiered on this date in 1966 - 50 years ago!

Happy Birthday Martin Freeman!

Happy Birthday Sid Caesar!

Happy Birthday Peter Sellers!

Happy Birthday Patsy Cline!

Happy International Literacy Day!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

He Is Risen

Anniversary of the first submarine attack (in 1776)

Happy Birthday John Polidori!

Happy Birthday Mira Furlan!

Happy Birthday Grandma Moses!

Happy Birthday Chrissie Hynde!

Happy Birthday Buddy Holly!

Happy Birthday Ronnie Gilbert!

Happy National Acorn Squash Day!


Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Pizza Necronomicon

Anniversary of the Worcester Revolt of 1774

Another step in the Revolution.

Happy Read A Book Day!

Happy Birthday Jo Anne Worley!

Happy Birthday Paul Roland!

One of my fave songsters.

Happy Birthday Max Schreck!

Happy Birthday Marquis de Lafayette!,_Marquis_de_Lafayette

Monday, September 05, 2016

Yoga Joes

Bagpipe Lung


(Thanks for the link, Doug!)

Happy Birthday Diana Quinn!

One of my faves.  A DC Treasure.

Happy Birthday Second Hand Lions!

Premiered on this date in 2003.

Happy Birthday Gerry Beckley!

Happy Birthday Al Stewart!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Bob Newhart!

Happy National Cheese Pizza Day!


Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece were honored today

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Happy International Bacon Day!


Happy Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight!

Papa Was A Rolling Stone took place on this date

Happy National Welsh Rarebit Day!

Today is the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783

Friday, September 02, 2016

RIP Fred Hellerman

Happy National Beheading Day!

Happy Birthday Victor Spinetti!

Happy VJ Day! (official)

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Death by Witches?

An article about Phantom Clowns

Actually, I think the phenomena may be a little older, i seem to remember reports of phantom clowns in the Midwest (Kansas City, maybe?) in the late 70's.  I also seem to remember that Britain had a slightly similar phenomena in the 80's, but instead of clowns, they were phantom social workers!

ChessieCon is coming to Baltimore

A sunken U-Boat, now found

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

No more grog

On this date in 1861 the U.S. Navy eliminated the grog ration.  Barbarism.

Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!

Happy Birthday Lara Pulver!