Friday, March 31, 2017

The Star Trek Communicator is now available!

This was inevitable, and brilliant.

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)


Bowling with the CIA

A short synopsis of the monsters of West Virginia

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Happy Birthday to The Matrix!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy National Tater Day!


Happy World Backup Day!

Happy National Oysters On The Half Shell Day!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Protect Your Internet Browsing - Make Some Noise!

This is pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Missy!)

Russian Cheeto

Happy Birthday Eric Clapton!

Happy Birthday John Astin!

Happy Birthday Graeme Edge!

Happy Birthday Francisco Sabate!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stop Tripping In Horror Movies!

Too True

A nice way to react to the gop

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Happy Birthday Terence Hill!

Happy Birthday Patty Donahue!

Happy Birthday Lene Lovich!

Happy Birthday Marina Sirtis!

Happy Birthday Juliet Landau!

Happy Birthday Eric Idle!

Happy National Turkey Neck Soup Day!


Happy Birthday Wilhelm Liebknecht!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Darth Trump

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

An interesting (and worrisome) tale about an AI drone

Steak sauce bottle mystery at the Library

Funs tuff!

(Thanks for the link, Carol!)

Russian Cheeto

When the President and his senior advisers, family, campaign mangers, and  cabinet officers are serving as agents, spies, flacks, and employees of the Russians, it's called High Treason, and should be dealt with as such.

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Our Masters

Happy Birthday Futurama!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday Thomas Clarkson!

Happy Children's Picture Book Day!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Death is too good for 'em!

I would also impose an immediate death penalty for anyone attempting to merge onto an Interstate at less than 55mph.

The Original Snail Mail?

It used to be a rocket in your pocket

Now it's an asteroid in your trunk.

Happy Birthday Nathan Fillion!

Happy National Spanish Paella Day!


Happy Neighbor Day!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Countdown Clock for Russian Cheeto

I suspect that the reign will be shorter than this....

Russian Cheeto

Tee Hee!

Tracey Ullman, Angela Merkel, & 99 Red Balloons

Interesting article about cooperatives

Happy Birthday Strother Martin!

Happy Bifrthday Vicki Lawrence!

Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy!

Happy Birthday Diana Ross!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Happy National Medal of Honor Day!

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

A parallel unviverse to be discovered?

A new story about the Black Eyed Kids

Happy Maryland Day!

Happy Birthday Robert O'Reilly!

Happy Birthday John Barry!

A Patriot.

Happy birthday Richard O'Brien!'Brien

Happy Birthday Johnny Burnette!

Happy Birthday John Keel!

Happy Birthday Elton John!

Happy Birthday Aretha!
Essential.  An American Treasure.

Today is the International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Friday, March 24, 2017

Nice article about the film Haxan, including narration by Burroughs

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And Then The Murders Began

Argentina's Anarchist Baked Goods

Neat story, and great names for pastries!

Happy Birthday Matilda Joslyn Gage!

Happy Birthday Dorothy Height!

Happy Birthday Alyson Hannigan!

Happy Birthday Nick Lowe!

Happy Birthday Houdini !

Happy Birthday Wilhelm Reich!

Happy National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day!


Today is the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nice artilce about Chuck Berry's New/Last album

Phantom Plane Crashes

Russian Cheeto


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And useful idiots:

Happy Birthday Chaka Khan!

Happy Birthday John Peck Rathbun!

A Patriot.

Happy National Chip & Dip Day!


Happy National Puppy Day!

Happy Liberty Day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Retail is winding down in the States

The demise of the big block stores seems preordained, to me.

My next t-shirt

ACLU Telethon on Facebook on 3/31

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Happy Talk Like Shatner Day!

Happy Birthday William Shatner!

Happy Birthday Ross Martin!

Happy birthday Werner Klemperer!

Happy Birthday Chico!

Happy Birthday Jeremy Clyde,!

Happy Birthday Samuel Thompson!'s_War

A Patriot.

Anniversary of the Bush Declaration of 1776

Another step towards the Revolution.

Happy Goof Off Day!

Happy World Water Day!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Reporting in to his REAL master....

RIP Martin McGuinness

Anniversary of the beginning of the Shanghai Commune of 1927

Happy Birthday Francis Lewis!

A Patriot.

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

Happy National French Bread Day!

Happy International Day of Forests!

Happy International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination!

Happy World Poetry Day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Basketball - Obviously the Thinking Man's sport....

The Onion's problems with Russian Cheeto
Sorry boys, it's all low-hanging fruit with him....

Tunnels of the U.S. Capitol

A bit of DC trivia.

A faster version of Wi-Fi?

Happy Equinox!

Happy Birthday John de Lancie!

Happy Birthday Dick Dyszel!

Happy Birthday Carl Reiner!

Happy National Ravioli Day!


Happy International Day of Happiness!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Apparently, treason pays well

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Praise JC!

Happy Birthday Bill Bowman!

The Bowman Body!

Happy Birthday Clarence "Frogman" Henry!

Happy Birthday Patrick McGoohan!

One of my faves.

Happy National Poultry Day!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry

The REAL King of Rock'N'Roll

Films from American nuclear tests

My next home decorating addition

Anniversary fo the proclaiming of the Paris Commune

Happy Birthday Wilson Pickett!

Happy Sheelah's Day!

Happy Oatmeal Cookie Day!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Neat article about zombie ants, etc.

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Happy Birthday Brigitte Helm!

Happy Birthday Pattie Boyd!

Happy Birthday Karl Straub!

One of DC's Finest!

Happy Birthday Paul Kantner!

Happy Birthday John Sebastian!

Happy Birthday Nat King Cole!

Happy Evacuation Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!'s_Day

Thursday, March 16, 2017

HA! The New Twins For The Shining!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

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Happy Birthday Elliott Murphy!

Happy Birthday Alan Tudyk!

Happy Birthday Nancy Wilson!

Happy Birthday Jerry Jeff Walker

Happy Birhtday Leo McKern!

Happy Freedom of Information Day!

Happy Bacchanalia!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Anniversary of Washington addressing the Newburgh Address, in 1783

Happy Birthday Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Premiered on this date in 1959.  A Classic.

Happy Birthday Sly Stone!

Buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio!

Happy National Brutus Day!

Happy Ides of March!

Today is International Day Against Police Brutality

Happy National Peanut Lovers Day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

THE absolute over-the-top cutting edge of computer spying and data mining!

Of course, Brian Wilson was way ahead of the curve on this:

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

No Firefly or Buffy reboots from Joss Whedon!

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Happy Birthday Mercedes McNab!

Happy Birthday Penny Johnson Jerald!

Happy Birthday Michael Martin Murphey!

Happy Birthday Michael Caine!

Happy Birthday Lee Hays!

Happy Birthday Einstein!

Happy National Potato Chip Day!


Happy Pi Day!

Monday, March 13, 2017

RIP Evan Johns

RIP P-Nut Johnson

Anniversary of the Westminster Massacre of 1775

Another prelude to the Revolution.

Let the puns begin!

Uranus discovered on this date in 1781 by William Herschel.

Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

Premiered on this date in 1971, (some references say that it was 1/15).

Happy Birthday Mike Stoller!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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Worm Moon Tonight

Happy Birthday Julius Carry!

Happy Birthday Wally Schirra!

Happy Birthday James Taylor!

Happy Birthday Barbara Feldon!

Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli!

Happy National Baked Scallops Day!


Happy National Plant A Flower Day!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

RIP Lyle Ritz

Toad Hats

This is so wonderfully silly!

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Collecting the Banana Album of the Velvet Underground

Oh my....

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Mysterious underwater object

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Happy Genealogy Day!

Happy Birthday Shemp Howard!

Happy Birthday Nina Hagen!

Happy Birthday Douglas Adams!

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

Happy Penny Loaf Day!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Librarians VS Russian Cheeto

Freudian Slip

Buffy at 20

A nice article about one of the best TV Shows of the last 35 years.

Robot delivery comes to DC

Our new Overlords....

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Happy Birthday to Buffy the Vampire Slayer! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1997.

Anniversary of the first phone call

Alexander Graham Bell's first phone call "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." occurred on this date in 1876.

Happy Harriet Tubman Day!

Happy Frozen Dead Guy Days!

Thursday, March 09, 2017


Happy Birthday John Cale!

Happy Birthday Mark Lindsay!

Happy Birthday Raul Julia!

Happy Panic Day!

Happy National Crab Meat Day!


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Very Flower of Ol' Virginny

Happy Birthday Micky Dolenz!

Happy Birthday Alan Hale, Jr.!

Happy International Women's Day!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Russian Cheeto

Grand Old Pigs

Too True

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Scarfolk Council

A sardonic little blog and commentary from Britain.

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell's patent on the telephone

In 1876.

Happy Birthday Alan Sues!

Happ;y Birthday Peter Wolf!

Happy Birthday Willard Scott!

Happy Birthday Agrippa Hull!

A Patriot.

Monday, March 06, 2017

RIP Robert Osborne


An escape from the Holocaust

A harrowing tale.

Animal pets and mascots during WWI

Why are there idiots?

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Happy Birthday Ed McMahon!

Happy Birthday Lou Costello!

Happy Birthday Mary Wilson!

Happy Birthday Gordon Cooper!

Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Russian Cheeto

Grand Old Pigs

some pics

The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the ban on segregation in public schools on this date

In 1956.

anniversary fo the death of stalin!

Good riddance...

Happy Chalk Sunday!

Happy Birthday to The Creature From The Black Lagoon !

Premiered on this date in 1954.

Happy Birthday Penn Jillette!

Happy Birthday Howard Pyle!

Happy Birthday Rosa Luxemburg!

Anniversary fo the Fenian Uprising of 1867

Happy Saint Piran's Day!'s_Day

Today is the anniversary fo the Boston Massacre (Crispus Attucks Day)

Saturday, March 04, 2017

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Anniversary of being more popular than Jesus

Happy Birthday Nosferatu!

Premiered on this date in 1922.

Happy Birthday Glen Baxter!

Happy Birthday Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!

Happy National Absinthe Day!


Happy GameMasters' Day!

Friday, March 03, 2017

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Lou Reed's Archive

Happy Birthday Robyn Hitchcock!

Happy Birthday James Doohan!

Happy Birthday Jean Harlow!

Happy National Cold Cuts Day!


Happy National Mulled Wine Day!


Happy National Anthem Day!

Happy Pully Lug Day!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Self Destruct feature for your stolen devices

Too True

Another resource

New museum devoted to the Revolution opening in Yorktown



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Happy Birthday King Kong!

Premiered on this date in 1933.

Happy National Banana Cream Pie Day!


Happy Birthday Laraine Newman!

Happy Birthday Gates McFadden!

Happy Birthday Austin Roe!

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher!

Happy Birthday Lou Reed!

Happy Birthday Willis O'Brien!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy Read Across America Day!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Cool send-off for some goldfish!

It beats flushing them down the toilet...


A little Anarchist humor

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Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend

DC St. Patrick's Parade is coming up

An attempt at building a "zombie army"

The search and cataloging of anonymous books


Happy Birthday Otho Williams!

A Patriot.

Anniversary of the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials

Happy Birthday Yellowstone National Park!

Authorized by Congress on this date in 1872.

Happy Birthday Roger Daltrey!

Happy Birthday David Niven!

Happy Birthday Bill Gaines!

Happy Birthday Ron Howard!

Happy Birthday Harry Belafonte!

Anniversary of the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781

Happy Whuppity Scoorie!

Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!


Happy St. David's Day!'s_Day