Monday, October 31, 2016

Dogman sightings in Pennsylvania

Happy Hop-Tu-Naa!

Happy Allantide!

Happy Birthday Bud Spencer!

Happy Birthday Tom Paxton!

Happy Birthday to the Lincoln Highway!

Dedicated on this day in 1913.

Happy Nut-Crack Night!

Happy National Carve A Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Caramel Apple Day!

Happy National Magic Day!

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Cutting Edge of Beer - From Dogfish Head

Creature Feature with Count Gore de Vol!

It started out on late night TV in DC and evolved into the first webcast horror show.  My fave ghost host, and perfect watching for Halloween time.

Happy Birthday Otis Williams!

Happy Birthday Grace Slick!

Happy Birthday Ruth Gordon!

Anniversary of the broadcast of War of the Worlds

Happy Devil's/Cabbage/Tick-Tack/Mischief/Corn/Goosy Night / Trick/ Gate/ Beggars Night!

The Night Before Halloween!

Happy National Candy Corn Day!


Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

Happy Nos Calan Gaeaf !

(Sometimes celebrated on the 31st)

Happy All Hallows Read!

Halloween Week - Night of the Recent Dead

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Raold Dahl and Way Out

I've never heard of this show.  Sounds pretty cool!

Another tale about the Shadow Man

A nice article about the 50th anniversary of Dark Shadows

The Manitou Springs Coffin Races begin today!

Happy Birthday Kate Jackson!

Happy Birthday Ralph Bakshi!

Happy Birthday Karl Mauldin!

Happy Birthday NOW!

Happy National Oatmeal Day!


Happy Birthday to The Internet!

Halloween Week - Night of Remebrance of Forgotten Ancestors, Heritage, & Origins

Friday, October 28, 2016

RIP Zacherley

A nice article about Markoff's Haunted Forest

A DC region horror attraction.

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Happy Birthday Fireball XL5!

Premiered on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester!

Happy Birthday to The Jack Benny Show!

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday John Laurens!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Jonas Salk!

Happy International Animation Day!

Happy National Wild Foods Day!

Halloween Week - Night of Remembrance of Family Pets (& Familiars)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

RIP Jack Chick

I loved Chick comics - for reasons that would have appalled Jack.  The ignorance, hatred, and simple-minded bigotry were always a gentle reaffirmation of my atheism.  But, unlike, so many religious 'leaders', Jack was sincere.  He really and truly believed in all that nonsense.  Oh, he made money, I'm sure, but he gave away tons of stuff - free - in the hopes of converts.  In the early and mid 70's these tracts were everywhere - bus seats, library shelves, mailboxes, and cafeteria tables.  It was a marvel of low-key propaganda.  He was no con, unlike the rest.  Jack Believed.

Haunted roads and bridges in the DC region

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Anniversary of the publishing of the first of the Federalist Papers

In 1787.

Happy Punkie Night!

Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life! (the radio show)

Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday to The Great Pumpkin!

Premiered on this date in 1966. - 50 years ago!

Happy Birthday Garry Tallent!

Happy Birthday Lara Parker!

Happy Birthday Robert Picardo!

Happy Birthday John Cleese!

Happy American Beer Day!

Happy Black Cat Day!

Halloween Week - Night of Nurturers

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A (too) brief article about haunted sites in DC

Happy Birthday Doonesbury!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!

Happy National Pretzel Day!


Happy National Pumpkin Day!


Halloween Week - Night of Artists

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy International Artists Day!

Today is the anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade

Happy Birthday Leo G. Carroll!

Happy National Greasy Foods Day!

Happy World Pasta Day!

Halloween Week - Night of Heroes & Martyrs

Monday, October 24, 2016

RIP Bobby Vee

Happy Birthday American Pie!

Released on (or about) this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Kurt Huber!

One of the real heroes of the anti-nazi resistance.

Happy National Bologna Day!


Today is the beginning of Halloween Week - Tonight is the Night of Seers

RIP Tom Hayden

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The train of the Dead

Absolutely fascinating!

(Thanks for the link, Moana!)

Happy Birthday to The Magnificent Seven!

Premiered on this date in 1960.

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

Happy Birthday Johnny Carson!

Happy Birthday Ellie Greenwich!

Happy Birthday Jon Huertas!

Happy Birthday Thomas Pinckney!

A Patriot.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Life & Death of a Pumpkin

An Oldie but Goody.  

The largest Ouija Board

An old report about the Baltimore Phantom

A short little article about Ouija Boards

Pterosaur in California?

Happy Birthday N.C. Wyeth!

Happy Make A Difference Day!

Happy Birthday Timothy Leary!

Happy Birthday to She Wore A Yellow Ribbon!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday to The Sterile Cuckoo! (the movie)

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Bobby Fuller!

Happy Birthday Annette Funicello!

Happy Birthday Esther de Berdt Reed!

A Patriot.

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


Happy National Nut Day!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Bermuda Triangle Solution?

Actually, I think it's possible.  I also think that there is no triangle - there are loads of missing planes and ships all over the world.  I'd want to see a comparison of traffic versus MIA's.  If there are more problems in the Bermuda Triangle I suspect it's because there's a lot more shipping taking place there.

Happy Birthday to Trinity Is Still My Name

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Manfred Mann!

Happy Birthday Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

Happy Apple Day!

Only 10 Days Until Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A game about global warming

Happy Birthday Ranger Hal Shaw!

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

Happy Birthday Margaret Dumont!

Happy Birthday Tom Petty!

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi!

Happy Birthday Art Buchwald!

Happy National Brandied Fruit Day!


Anniversary of the start of the Continental Association

In 1774.  Another step towards the Revolution.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dr. Quatro!

RIP Phil Chess

Postcards against hitler

A weird little micro-footnote to the War.

Anniversary of the War of Jenkins' Ear

My favorite name for a war...

Happy Birthday Trey Parker!

Happy Birthday Tor Johnson!

Happy Birthday Christian Febiger!

A Patriot.

Happy National Seafood Bisque Day!

Today is the anniversary of the Yorktown Surrender

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A nice article about Chuck Berry

Bruce Springsteen - Possessed!

It was on this date in 1976 that I saw my first Bruce Springsteen concert - at the McDonough Arena in Gtown.  The show took place VERY close to the (in)famous Exorcist house and steps.  During it, Bruce went into a little monologue while the piano started playing Tubular Bells in the background.  he spoke of an incident that happened while he was driving around the neighborhood; this is a transcript of a concert rap that he's never used before or since:

"...The hood ornament started spinnin’ around that cross! The gas tank flew open and spit gas on my face! The cross was jammed into the radiator! Then, all of a sudden, I said, ‘Who are you?! You ain’t my ’57 Chevy, who are you?!’ And it said, ‘I AM A NEW TOYOTA!’ It jammed itself into first... popped into some wheelies, spinnin’ down the street. I commandeered a vehicle, knocked this old lady outta the front seat of this Camaro. I jumped in and started spinnin’ after my car, right? I called up my own Keith Richards; my guitar flew out the trunk! I picked it up like this and called on all the guitar heroes up in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven to help me!"

Happy Birthday Bunnyman!

NoVA's own legend of terror.  First sighted on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Dawn Wells!

Happy Birthday Laura Nyro!

Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

Today is Anti-Slavery Day

Monday, October 17, 2016

DC is only Number 3!?!

Come on, Citizens - time to step up our Game!

Happy Birthday to The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators!

Released on this date in 1966.  One of the Greats!

A vaccine against Black Death

Better late than Never...

A use for those empities!

(Thanks for the link, Edmund!)

Oh The Humanity!

Today si the anniversary of the Great London Beer Flood.

Happy Birthday Hollywood Squares!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Mark Gatiss!

Happy Birthday Jean Arthur!

Happy Birthday Tom Poston!

Happy Birthday Jim Seals!

Happy National Pasta Day!


Happy Free Speech Week!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A good article about the AIDS quilt

Tonight is the Hunter's Moon

Anniversary of the execution of Marie Antoinette executed in 1793

Tee Hee!

Happy Birthday Nico!

Happy Dictionary Day!

Anniversary of John Brown's Raid in 1859

Happy National Liqueur Day!


Happy World Food Day!

Happy Spirit Day!

Happy Dorothy Parker Day!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice article on popular horror hostesses

Happy Sweetest Day!

Sauron - Good Guy

Supermoon Tonight!

Atoms are our friends!

The cutting edge of dentures

A Victorian era proto-computer

Fascinating!  There are going to be a lot of steam punks drooling over this!

Anniversary of the suicide of hermann goering

Tee Hee!

Happy Birthday Fritz Feld!

A famous character actor.

Happy Birthday Friedrich Nietzsche!

Happy National Red Wine Day!


Happy National Mushroom Day!


Happy National Roast Pheasant Day!


Happy National Grouch Day!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Neat Occult Art

Wuss America

19 Beautiful Bookstores

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Klan Nation

Batman VS Clowns

Happy Birthday Justin Hayward!

Today is the anniversary of the Declaration & Resolves of the First Continental Congress

In 1774, another step towards the Revolution.

Happy World Egg Day!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Vintage ghost hunting tools

A Dogman sighting near Williamsburg?

Happy Birthday Paul Simon!

Happy Birthday John Ford Coley!

Happy Birthday General Joseph Graham,!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Lenny Bruce!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

An interesting little footnote to the Cold War

Happy Birthday Aleister Crowley!

Happy Birthday to The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show!

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday Love Happy!

Premiered on this date in 1949.

Happy Birthday Melvin Franklin!

Happy Birthday Sam Moore!

Happy National Coal Miners Day!

Happy National Farmers Day!

Happy National Gumbo Day!

Happy Freethought Day

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Animated Bosch Painting!


Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live!

Premiered on this date in 1975.

Happy Birthday to To Have And Have Not!

Premiered on this date in 1944.

Happy Birthday Eleanor Roosevelt!

Happy Birthday Michelle Trachtenberg!

Happy Birthday Mike Nelson!

Happy National Sausage Pizza Day!


Happy It's My Party Day!

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Only 20 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Pulaski Memorial Day!

Monday, October 10, 2016

RIP Robert Goldstein

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

RIP Don Ciccone

RIP Pat Upton

An article about prostitute symbols

Happy Birthday Zorro! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1957.

Happy Birthday Ed Wood!

Happy Birthday Diamond Dave!

Happy Birthday Kirsty MacColl!

Happy Birtrhday John Prine!

Happy Birthday Gerrard Winstanley!

Happy Columbus Day & Indiginous People Day!

Take your pick!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Halloween in Alexandria!


I am not guilty of this, although it can take me a year or three to get around to a particular title....

Amazing Dominoes!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Birthday John Lennon!

Happy Birthday John Entwistle!

Happy Birthday Jackson Browne!

Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Happy National Submarine/Hoagie/Hero/ Grinder Day!


Saturday, October 08, 2016

Underworld Blood Wars in 2017!

Ash VS Evil Dead is renewed for Season 3!

Dark Shadows Reunion in Hollywood

Happy Birthday to "Imagine"!

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday Chevy Chase!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Happy Birthday William Still!

Aneat little guide to the occult bookstores of London

Happy Birthday Alien Nation! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1988.

Anniversary of the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780

Happy Birthday Caesar Rodney!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Abraham Woodhull!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Mellencamp!

Happy Birthday Joe Hill!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Happy Mad Hatter Day!

Happy Ivy Day!

Happy National Noodle Day!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

So Wrong....

A lost episode of The Avengers is found!

Most Americans are unaware of the first series, Steed was mostly a supporting actor in it.

Happy Birthday to Love Me Do!

The Beatles first 45, released on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday Monty Python's Flying Circus!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Absolutely Essential.

Happy Birthday to You Bet Your Life! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy World Teachers' Day!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Zodiac Nightmares!


(Thanks for the link, John!)

Get the Ultimate Record!

This is so cool!  The Voyager recording!

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Happy Birthday Sputnik!

Launched on this date in 1957.

Anniversary of the death of Janis Joplin

Happy Birthday Eugene Pottier!

Happy Birthday Susan Sarandon!

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton!

Happy National Taco Day!


Happy World Animal Day!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Happy National Pumpkin Seed Day!

Happy Birthday to The Maltese Falcon!

Premiered on this date in 1941.  One of my all-time faves!

Happy Birthday Mythbusters!

Premiered on this date in 2003.

Happy Birthday to The Dick Van Dyke Show!

Premiered on this date in 1961.

Happy Birthday Captain Kangaroo!

Premiered on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday Lindsey Buckingham!

Happy Birthday Gore Vidal!

Happy Birthday Eddie Cochran!

One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Ming (Charles B. Middleton)!

Happy World Habitat Day!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

An article about the new film about Danny Fields

A legend in punk rock management.

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Universal Monster Prayer Candles

Happy Birthday Peanuts!

Debuted on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday to Soul Train!

Premiered on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday to The Twilight Zone!

Premiered on this date in 1959.

Happy Birthday Avery Brooks!

Happy Birthday Groucho!

Genius.  Essential.  An American Treasure.

Happy Birthday Bud Abbott!

Happy Birthday Nat Turner!

Happy National Fried Scallops Day!


Happy National Poetry Day! (in the UK)

Saturday, October 01, 2016

A documentary is coming out about Dave Arneson

Too much drummer....

Funs tuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Boo At The Zoo Is Coming

We're drowning in Pea Soup!

RIP Oscar Brand

Happy National Ghost Hunting Day!

Happy International Day of Older Persons!

Happy Birthday John Muhlenberg!

A Patriot.

Happy National Homemade Cookies Day!


Happy Birthday Dave Arneson!

Happyy Birthday James Lawrence!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday to The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson!

Premiered on this date in 1962.

Anniversary of the beginning of the 1964 Free Speech Movement

Today is the anniversary of the Hoop Spur Riots of

Only 30 Days Until Halloween!