Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happ;y Birthday Simon Wiesenthal!

Happy Birthday Burton Cummings!

Happy Birthday Edward Hand!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday George Marshall!

Happy Make Up Your Mind Day!

Happy National Champagne Day!


Happy Hogmanay!

Happy New Year's Eve!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy Bacon Day!

Happy Birthday Jeff Lynne!

Happy Birthday Eliza Dushku!

Happy Birthday Skeeter Davis!

Happy Birthday Bo Diddley!

Happy Birthday John Hartford!

Happy Birthday Michael Nesmith!

Happy Birthday Davy Jones!

Happy Birthday Patti Smith!

Happy Birthday Tracey Ullman!

Happy Birthday John Otto!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The saving and archiving of 'Radio Unnameable"

A fascinating project - NYC in the 60's....

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Reboot! REBOOT!!!

Happy Birthday Ray Thomas!

Happy Birthday Mary Tyler Moore!

Happy Birthday Barbara Steele!

Happy Birthday Marianne Faithfull!

Happy Tick Tock Day!

Happy National Pepper Pot Day!


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

RIP Debbie Reynolds

Happy Birthday Alex Chilton!

Happy Birthday Nichelle Nichols!

Happy Birthday Return Jonathan Meigs!

A Patriot.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

RIP Carrie Fisher

RIP Richard Adams"

Happy Birthday Charlie Weaver!

Happy Birthday Mike Pinder!

Happy Birthday Sydney Greenstreet!

Happy Birthday Marlene Dietrich!

Happy National Fruitcake Day!


Monday, December 26, 2016

Anniversary of the release of I Want To Hold Your Hand in America

In 1963.

Happy Birthday to Monterey Pop! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1968.

Happy Birthday Elisha Cook!

Happy Birthday Thomas Nelson, Jr.!

A Patriot.

Happy Wren Day!

Happy Birthday Steve Allen!

Happy National Candy Cane Day!


Happy Thank You Note Day!

Happy Boxing Day!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to The Exorcist!

Premiered on this date in 1973.

Happy Birthday to After The Thin Man!

Premiered on this date in 1936.

Happy Birthday Shane MacGowan!

Happy Birthday Rod Serling!

Happy Birthday Bogey!

Happy Birthday Cab Calloway!

Happy National Pumpkin Pie Day!


Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Making a guitar, narrated by an irritating old fart

A documentary on guitar making in Britain in the 60's.  Narrated by a flaccid old fart.

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Dali Shills

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Vintage Condoms

Happy Birthday Fritz Leiber!

Happy National Eggnog Day!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Dr. Seuss Meets Cthulhu

NORAD Santa Tracker

It starts soon!

The Cutting Edge of Christmas Lights

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy National Roots Day!

Happy Birthday José Arturo Castellanos Contreras!

A hero for Humanity.

Anniversary fo the publishing of Paine's "The Crisis" in 1776

Happy Birthday to The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Roots Day!

Happy Human Light Celebration!

Happy Festivus!

Happy Tom Bawcock's Eve!'s_Eve

Happy National Bake Day!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A play about Edward Gorey

I've visited the house outside of Yarmouth, it's fun!

Just in time for the Holidays

Goats singing Christmas Carols...

Happy Birthday Trinity!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday to The Mummy!

Premiered on this date in 1932.

Happy Birthday James Burke!

Happy Forefathers' Day!'_Day

Happy Chewidden!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Birthday to Once Upon A Time In The West!

Premiered on this date in 1968.

Happy Birthday to The President's Analyst!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Vampira!

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa!

Happy Kiwi Fruit Day!


Happy National Hamburger Day!


Happy National Fried Shrimp Day!


Beginning of month of Nivose in French revolutionary calendar

Happy Mumping Day!

Happy Winter Solstice!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A law protecting atheists and humanists

A nice article for the Wreaths Across America efforts at Arlington

Why there are no new episodes for Chad Vader


The American Indian nazi

A weird little footnote to the War.  What an asshole...

Happy Birthday to The Graduate!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Billy Bragg!

Happy Birthday Nicole de Boer!

Happy Games Day!

Happy International Human Solidarity Day!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Water Skiing Santa is coming to Alexandria 12/24

Happy Birthday Phil Ochs!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zombie Lake - A Christmas Tale?

A fun little article about Christmas movies.

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Happy Birthday to For A Few Dollars More!

Premiered on this date in 1965.  Probably my favorite spaghetti western.

Happy Birthday to The Grinch!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Keith Richards!

Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock!

Happy Birthday Christopher Fry!

Happy National Roast Suckling Pig Day!


Happy Bake Cookies Day!


Saturday, December 17, 2016

RIP Dr. Heimlich

Wreaths Across America at Arlington

It is untypical of me to think much of big events like this.  But there is no denying how moving Arlington looks afterwards.  It really is impressive, and appreciated by me.

Happy Birthday to The Simpsons!

Premiered on this date in 1989.

Happy Birthday to Night of the Demon!

Premiered on this date in 1957.

Happy Birthday Paul Rodgers!

Happy Birthday Eddie Kendricks!

Happy Wright Brothers Day!

Happy National Maple Syrup Day!


Happy Saturnalia!

Friday, December 16, 2016

The ultimate rock-paper-scissors?

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Night Gallery!

Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Billy Gibbons!

Happy Birthday Benny Andersson!

Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Tim Conway!

Happy Birthday Young Frankenstein!

Another fave.  Premiered on this date in 1974.

Happy Birthday One Two Three!

One of my favorite movies.  Premiered on this date in 1961.

Happy Birthday Dave Clark!

Happy Birthday Garrett Wang!

Happy Birthday Alan Freed!

Happy Picrous Day!

Happy Birthday John Hammond, Sr.!

Happy Birthday Samuel Blatchley Webb!

A Patriot.

Happy Bill of Rights Day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happy Birthday to ,I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

Premiered on this date in 1988.

Happy Birthday Errico Malatesta!

Happy Birthday Daniel De Leon!

Happy Birthday Spike Jones!

Happy Birthday Morey Amsterdam!

Happy birthday Patty Duke!

Happy Birthday Shirley Jackson!

The Beginning of Halcyon Days

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Don't go into the Woods....

Full Cold Moon tonight

Happy Birthday to Patti Smith's "Horses" album!

Released on this date in 1975.  One of my faves.

Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke!

Happy Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Popcorn string Day!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Happy Birthday to The Wolf Man! (the film)

Premiered on this date in 1941.

Happy Birthday John Jay!

Happy Birthday Robin Tyner!

Happy Birthday Karl Wagner!

One of my favorite fantasy authors.

Happy Birthday Edward G. Robinson!

Happy Birthday Dionne Warwick!

Happy National Cocoa Day!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Happy Worldwide Candle Lighting Day!

Happy Birthday to The Capitol Steps!

First performed on this date in 1981.

Happy Birthday Dick Tufeld!

Happy Birthday Teri Garr!

Happy Birthday Isaac Shelby!

A patriot.

Happy Birthday George Mason!

Happy International Mountain Day!

Happy National Have a Bagel Day!


Saturday, December 10, 2016


The Journal of Crytozoology

The Best Cryptozoology Books of 2016

Karl Shuker - 2016 Cryptozoologist of the year

Happy Birthday CBGB's!

Opened on this date in 1973.

Good riddance

Anniversary of the death of Augusto Pinochet.

Happy Birthday August Spies!

Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!

Happy National Lager Day!

Happy Human Rights Day!

Friday, December 09, 2016

The battle of Palmdale

Fascinating, I've never heard about this little footnote of the Cold War.

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Nice article about Samhain in Ireland

Happy Birthday to Charlie Brown Christmas!

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday Dolores Ibarruri!

Happy Birthday Peter Kropotkin!

Happy Birthday Michael Dorn!

Happy Birthday Neil Innes!

Happy Birthday Joan Armatrading!

Happy Birthday Dalton Trumbo!

Happy Birthday Margaret Hamilton!

Happy Lost & Found Day!

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks Jr.!

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day

Thursday, December 08, 2016

RIP John Glenn

RIP Greg Lake

A nice article about the song Fairytale of New York

Today in the anniversary of the murder of John Lennon

Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!

Happy Birthday Sinead O'Connor!'Connor

Happy Birthday Jerry Butler!

Happy Birthday Flip Wilson!

Happy Birthday Mario Savio!

Happy Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day!

Happy National Brownie Day!


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Happy Birthday Noam Chomsky!

Happy Birthday Vlad Tepes!

Mr. Excitement!

Happy Birthday Harry Chapin!

Happy Birthday Tom Waits!

Happy Birthday Allan B. Calhamer!

Inventor of one of the greatest games of all time - Diplomacy.

Happy Birthday Eli Wallach!

Happy Letter Writing Day!

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Cancel my appointments...

The Return of the Pet Rock!

I love it when someone finds a way to detach the stupid and rich from their money.

Happy Birthday Turn, Turn, Turn! (the album)

Released on this date in 1965.!_Turn!_Turn!_(album)

Happy Birthday Rudolph! (the tv movie)

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Birthday David Ossman!

Happy Birthday Wally Cox!

Happy National Gazpacho Day!

Happy National Miners Day!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Happy Birthday Amy Acker!

Happy Birthday Alvy Moore!

Happy Birthday Little Richard!

Happy Ninja Day!

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Tree Dressing Day!

Happy World Soil Day!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Happy Birthday Southside Johnny!

Anniversary of Washington's Farewell to his officers

Happy National Cookie Day!

Happy National Dice Day!

Happy World Wildlife Conservation Day!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

NORAD prepares to track Santa

A Holiday Tradition.

RIP Andrew Sachs

Happy Birthday Ozzy Osbourne!

Happy Birthday Samuel Blachley Webb!

A Patriot!

Happy National Apple Pie Day!


Happy 3D Printing Day!

Happy Make A Gift Day!

Happy Roof Over Your Head Day!

Today is International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Friday, December 02, 2016

See Young Frankenstein hosted by Count Gore De Vol!

A nice interview with Christine Lavin

One of my fave singer-songwriters.

Happy Birthday Jonathan Frid!

Happy National Mutt Day!

Today is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery,

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Happy Birthday to "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"!

Released on this date in 1971.

Today is World AIDS Day

Happy Birthday John Densmore!

Anniversary of Rosa Parks sitting down!

In 1955.

Happy Birthday Ernst Toller!