Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

Too True

Anniversary of the Kronstadt Rebellion

Happy Birthday Cindy Wilson!

Happy Birthday Brian Jones!

Happy Birthday Zero Mostel!

Happy Bannock Night!

Happy Birthday William Washington!

A Patriot.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Grand Old Pigs


Too Close to Truth

Happy Nickanan Night!

Happy Birthday Howard Hesseman!

Happy Birthday Adam Baldwin!

Happy Birthday Mary Jo Pehl!

Happy Birthday Joan Bennett!

Happy Birthday Joanne Woodward!

Happy National Kahlua Day!


Happy National Strawberry Day!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to the Communist Manifesto!

Published on this date in 1948.

Happy Birthday Chase Masterson!

Happy Birthday Jackie Gleason!

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!

Happy Birthday Fats!

Happy Birthday Godfrey Cambridge!

Happy Birthday Francis Marion!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A nice article about Casablanca


The cutting edge of cutting hair

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Grand Old Pigs

Happy Birthday to Give Ireland Back To The Irish!

Released on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday to Yes Minister!

Premiered on this date in 1980.

Happy Birthday to Your Show Of Shows!

Premiered on this date in 1950.

Happy Birthday Zeppo!

Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof!

Happy Birthday Carroll Borland!

Happy Birthday Jim Backus!

Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Happy Birthday Benjamin Tallmadge!

A Patriot.

Happy National Clam Chowder Day!


Happy National Pistachio Day!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Russian Cheeto - Bewitched

Too True!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Jack White's new record pressing plant


(Thanks for the link, Erik!)


(Thanks for the links, Nick!)

Grand Old Pigs

So, one Russian agent is asking another Russian agent to deny that they're Russian agents.  Nice.

The art of knot tying

Happy Birthday Barry Bostwick!

Happy Birthday Mitch Hedberg!

Happy Birthday Nicky Hopkins,!

Happy Birthday Chester Nimitz!

Happy Birthday George Thorogood!

Happy Birthday ,Franz von Stuck!

Happy Birthday Michael Harrington!

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!


Thursday, February 23, 2017


Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Carl!)

Too True

A nuclear test?

This is worrisome....

Grand Old Pigs

Happy National Toast Day!


Happy National Banana Bread Day!


Happy Birthday to This Land Is Your Land!

Woody Guthrie wrote this classic on this date in 1940.

Happy Birthday W.E.B.Du Bois!

Happy Printed Book Day!

Happy National Chili Day!


Today is Iwo Jima Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A good article about Harry Belafonte and his music

Grand Old Pigs

So it's War!

Canada VS Iceland

A banner year for blue crabs?

Here's hoping - Yum!

Only 250 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Birthday to Kick Out The Jams! (the album)

Released on this date in 1969.

Happy World Thinking Day!

Happy Birthdya Jeri Ryan!

Happy Birthday Sheldon Leonard!

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

Happy Birthday Dwight Frye!

Happy Birthday Edna St. Vincent Millay!

Happy Birthday George Washington!

A hometown (Alexandria, VA) boy who did good.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

Too True

Anniversary of the publishing of the Communist Manifesto in 1848.

Happy Birthday to the Locomotive Engine!

On this date in 1804, The first self-propelled locomotive on rails was demonstrated in Wales.

Happy Birthday Erma Bombeck!

Happy Birthday Alice Freeman Palmer!

Happy Birthday Mary Chapin Carpenter!

One of DC's Finest!

Monday, February 20, 2017


Grand Old Pigs

Welcome, New State!

Whoever you are....

The San Francisco Bay Area in the 60's

An exhaustive reference to the scene.

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Tee Hee!

For fans of Animal House

Happy Birthday Instant Karma!

Released on this date (in the US) in 1970.!

Happy Birthday Anthony Stewart Head!

Happy World Day of Social Justice!

Happy Birthday William Prescott!

A Patriot.

Happy Hoodie Hoo Day!

Happy Birthday Richard Matheson!

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier!

Happy Birthday Joel Hodgson!

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!

Anniversary of John Glenn's flight

 John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.

Happy National Cherry Pie Day!


Happy Presidents' Day!'s_Birthday

Happy Daisy Gatson Bates Day!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

RIP David Axelrod

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Happy Birthday to The Sounds of Silence

On this date in 1964 Simon & Garfunkel completed the original acoustic version of "Sounds of Silence."

Happy Birthday to the Tintype!

The tintype camera was patented by Professor Hamilton L. Smith on this date in 1856.

Happy Birthday Lee Marvin!

Happy Birthday Tony Iommi!

Happy Birthday to the phonograph!

Pateneted by Edison on this date in 1878.

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

Happy Birthday Copernicus!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Radio Before Radio

Fascinating.  I'd never heard of this before now.

The "new fad" in drinking....


Did someone just graft a spine onto McCain?

He's accepted bullying for so long, I was wondering if he secretly agreed with that attacks on him - accusing him of being  weak and a loser.

Can you hear me now?

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)


Great album covers

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Russian Cheeto

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Happy Birthday to the world's most successful parasite!

Happy Birthday to hell- My Name Is Blotto!

A great satire EP.  Released on this date in 1980.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hart!

Happy Birthday Gahan Wilson!

Happy Birthday Sonia Rustein!

Happy Birthday Jack Palance!

Happy Drink Wine Day!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A nice article about Phil Ochs

You can now get sloshed with your cat

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Free Rocky & Bullwinkle!

Grand Old Pigs

Shaggs Reunion!

Happy Birthday John Sullivan!

A Patriot.

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

Creepy Museum Displays

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Hairspray!

Premiered on this date in 1988.

Anniversary of U.S. troops landing on Corregidor in the Philippines in 1945

Happy Birthday Lisa Loring!

Happy Birthday Sonny Bono!

Happy Birthday LeVar Burton!

Happy Birthday Christopher Gadsden!

A Patriot.

Happy National Almond Day!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Grand Old Pigs

Happy Birthday Harvey Korman!

Happy Birthday Matt Groening!

Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony!

Happy Burger Lovers Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Last LP - The way of death for record collectors....

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Grand Old Pigs

Too True...

Illinois is ready for zombies!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Flynn pushed out

I'm curious what would have been the take from the fascist media if a Democratic President had a national security advisor who was a Russian agent?  And, as a former General in charge of the DIA, I'd be curious what his paymasters in Moscow learned from him.  And if that will be investigated by the current regime, (I already know the answer to that question...)

Happy Birthday Jack Benny!

Genius.  Essential.  An American Treasure.

Happy Birthday Robert Shea!

Happy Birthday Ray Teller!

Happy Birthday Andrew Robinson!

Happy Birthday Edward Platt!

Happy Birthday Emperor Norton!

Happy Valentine's Day!'s_Day

Monday, February 13, 2017

Jiffy Lube University

My alma mater.  They sold out years ago, to a variety of capitalists.  The whole campus practically has a For Sale or Rent sign on it these days.  The only expense now needed is to purchase knee pads for the Board and President for their get-togethers with the Koch's.

Grand Old Pigs

Happy Birthday Black Sabbath! (the album)

Released on this date in 1970.

Happy Birthday Susan Oliver

Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel!

Happy Birthday Chuck Yeager!

Happy World Radio Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Grand Old Pigs

Happy Birthday Dracula! (the movie)

Premiered on this date in 1931.

Happy Darwin Day!

Happy Birthday Ray Manzarek!

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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Happy Birthday Gerry Goffin!

Happy Birthday Sheryl Crow!

Happy Birthday Tina Louise!

Happy Birthday Leslie Nielsen!

Happy Birthday Bobby "Boris" Pickett!

The Guy Lombardo of Halloween.

Happy Birthday Gene Vincent!

Happy Birthday Thomas Edison!

Happy National Inventors Day!'_Day#United_States

Anniversary of the Massachusetts Circular Letter of 1768

Another step towards the Revolution.

Friday, February 10, 2017


Elvis Costello on music and alzheimer's

The Raven Stone Spell

Never heard of this bit of folklore before.

Aretha Retiring?

Grand Old Pigs

A possible return of Firefly?

Snow Moon Tonight

Happy Birthday Alan Hale Sr.!

Happy Birthday Jimmy Durante!

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Jr.!

Happy Birthday Bertolt Brecht!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A Review on Amazon

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show

Happy Birthday Wizards!

Premiered on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday Ronald Colman!

Happy Birthday Frank Frazetta!

Happy Birthday Barbara Lewis!

Happy Birthday Carole King!

Happy National Pizza Day!


Happy National Bagels & Lox Day!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017


A nice documentary about the history of 60's rock coming out of Chicago

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Spinal Tap lawsuit

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Grand Old Pigs

Happy Birthday Gahan Wilson!

Happy Birthday Burt Mustin!

Happy Birthday Ethan Phillips!

Happy Birthday Seth Green!

Happy Birthday England Dan Seals!

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The ultimate Cheeto

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Grand Old Pigs

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

A cool documentary about one of the great pioneers of rock music.

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

RIP Irwin Corey

The Milgram experiment in real life

Happy Birthday Gloria Talbott!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Radical posters from history now online!

Grand Old Pigs

It's nice that the nazis are coming out into view, advocating the open murder of dissenters.

Interesting article about the legacy of Hunter Thompson


Psychic research and the NSA

An intriguing little tidbit.

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Happy birthday to The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra!

Premiered on this date in 2001.

Happy Birthday Greta Valenti!

Happy Birthday Patrick MacNee!

Happy Birthday Robert La Follette Jr.!

Happy Birthday Adam Weishaupt!

Sunday, February 05, 2017


Russian Cheeto

Ghost hunting shows in Virginia & West Virginia

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Happy Birthday to The Urban Verbs! (the album)

Released on this date in 1980.  A DC favorite.

Happy Birthday to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday James Otis, Jr.!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday John Carradine!

Happy Birthday Johann Most!

Happy Birthday H.R. Giger!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Russian Cheeto

Computer wins at poker

I would guess that Diplomacy

is about the last mainstream game which may be computer proof.

Nice quote

Quote of the Day
Henry Rollins: "This is not a time to be dismayed, this is punk rock time. This is what Joe Strummer trained you for." 

A nice little article about some of the monsters of Virginia

(Includes local favorite, The Bunnyman!)

General Strike on the 17th?

It doesn't give much time to organize or communicate.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 coming!

My next pet chicken


Scarfolk Council

A wonderful satirical blog about a dystopian community in England.  Essential reading!

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!

Happy Birthday Alice Cooper!

Happy Birthday Bill Haywood!

Happy Birthday Constance Markievicz!

Happy Birthday Tadeusz Kosciuszko!

A Patriot.

Anniversary of George Washington's first election to the Presidency in 1789

Happy National Stuffed Mushroom Day!


Happ;y National Homemade Soup Day!


Friday, February 03, 2017

Happy Birthday John Fiedler!

GOP in the news

Russian Cheeto


Executed by molten gold

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!_

Anniversary of "The day the music died"...

Happy Birthday Creature Feature!

Premiered on this date in 1973.

Happy Birthday Charles Roberts!

The father of board wargaming.

Happy Birthday Melanie Safka!

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

Happy National Carrot Day!


Thursday, February 02, 2017

ABBA Reunion!

Russian Cheeto


Fascist morons...

The theme song to The Prsioner played on ukelele

just because...

Happy Birthday Wilbur Whately!

According to H.P. Lovecraft, Whately was born on this date in 1913 in Dunwich.

Happy Birthday S.K. Sakall!

Happy Birthday Tom Smothers!

Happy Birthday Graham Nash!

Happy Birthday Charles de Talleyrand!

Patron saint of Diplomacy players!

Happy World Wetlands Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Imbolc!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

All Jerry Maguire - All The Time

Diagnostic Rule: Agent Orange and Being in Vietnam

GOP News

Russian Cheeto

March For Science on 4/22

Happy Birthday Surrealistic Pillow!

Jon Stewart takes on Russian Cheeto

Get Certified For The Rapture!

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday to The OED!

Anniversary of the legalization of Homebrewing in 1979

Happy Birthday Helen Chandler!

Anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-in

Happy Birthday Don Everly!

Happy National Freedom Day!

Happy Birthday Terry Jones!

Happy Birthday Bill Mumy!

Happy Birthday Clark Gable!