Weirdness

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Religion!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/catholic-priest-anti-trump-protesters-commit-suicide/


The mills of the gods grind slowly but exceedingly fine...

http://usuncut.com/politics/syrian-family-voted-trump/


The return of the Fellowship

http://io9.gizmodo.com/these-lord-of-the-rings-reunion-show-theres-still-joy-i-1791826973?rev=1485884403094&utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow



The early days of cyber security

https://fcw.com/articles/2017/01/30/cia-50-years-of-cyber.aspx?s=fcwdaily_310117

(Thanks for the link, John!)

The cutting edge of New Age healing

https://www.popsugar.com/node/43067271


Happy Birthday John Lydon!

http://www.johnlydon.com/


Happy Birthday John Agar!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000730/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy Birthday Suzanne Pleshette!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0687189/

Happy Birthday Percy Helton!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0375887/

You don't know his name, but you've seen him in dozens of TV shows and movies.

Happy Birthday Alan Lomax!

http://www.culturalequity.org/alanlomax/ce_alanlomax_bio.php


Happy national Brandy Alexander Day!

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017013-brandy-alexander

Yum!


Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!

Yum!

Happy National Popcorn Day!

http://whirleypopshop.com/


Monday, January 30, 2017

My next t-shirt

https://www.sunfrog.com/111618607-358470021.html?75538


Russian Cheeto

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/a-clarifying-moment-in-american-history/514868/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ivanka-trump-posts-photo-date-outfit-midst-humanitarian-chaos-969645?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

https://apnews.com/80497cfb5f054c9b8c9e0f8f5ca30a62?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP


GOP news

http://usuncut.com/black-lives-matter/restaurant-owner-kicks-customers-black/


Oink!

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/denver-police-to-protesters-stop-doing-anything-that-could-be-construed-as-free-speech/


Religion

http://www.christianpost.com/news/florida-pastor-forced-to-flee-naked-after-parishioner-finds-him-in-bed-with-wife-173358/


Anniversary of the last Beatles live performance in 1969.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles'_rooftop_concert


Happy Birthday Tapestry!

Released on this date in 1971.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapestry_(album)




Happy Birthday Steve Marriott!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Marriott


Happy Birthday Dick Martin!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Martin_(comedian)


Happy Birthday Marty Balin!

http://martybalinmusic.com/


Happy Birthday Saul Alinsky!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky


Happy Calves Head Day!

http://www.thebookofdays.com/months/jan/30.htm



Happy National Croissant Day!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/croissants-recipe.html

Yum!

Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bubble-wrap-appreciation-day/

Sunday, January 29, 2017

My next sticker for the car window

https://www.etsy.com/listing/472504354/12-x-6-nobody-cares-about-your-stick?ref=related-4



Happy National Seed Swap Day!

http://seedswapday.blogspot.com/

Happy Birthday to The Raven!

Published on this date in 1845.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/48860



Happy Birthday to The Muppet Show!

Premiered on this date in 1976.  One of my faves.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074028/


Happy Birthday Dr. Strangelove!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt


Premiered on this date in 1964.


Happy Freethinkers Day!

http://secularseasons.org/january/thomas_paine.html


Happy National Corn Chip Day!

Yum!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/23936/corn-tortilla-chips/


Happy Birthday Andrew Loog Oldham!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Loog_Oldham


Happy Birthday Harriet Tubman!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman

Some believe this to be her birth date.

Happy Birthday W.C. Fields!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001211/



Happy Birthday Light Horse Harry Lee!

http://www.stratfordhall.org/meet-the-lee-family/henry-lee-iii/


Happy Birthday Thomas Paine!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Paine





One of my heroes.  One of the 'Essential Men' of the Revolution.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Museum of Linguistics coming to DC?

http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2017/01/planet-word-museum-of-linguistics-is-coming-to-dc-franklin-school/514406/


More resources for the future

More Resources:




Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss!

http://manitousprings.org/calendar/manitou-springs-great-fruitcake-toss/

Happy Birthday Elijah Wood!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000704/


Happy Birthday Sarah McLachlan!

http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/home/




Happy National Kazoo Day!

https://kazoos.com/


Happy Chinese New Year!

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/spring-festival/chinese-zodiac-years-of-2011-to-2020.htm



Friday, January 27, 2017

New and damning information about the murder of Emmett Till

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-author-timothy-tyson-found-the-woman-at-the-center-of-the-emmett-till-case



Russian Cheeto

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/26/the-leaks-coming-out-the-trump-white-house-cast-the-boss-as-a-clueless-child/?utm_term=.e4269b4d3d04&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1


http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/27/roaming-charges-populism-with-an-inhuman-face/

A nice article on body snatching and resurrection men

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-beginners-guide-to-body-snatching?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9f391e1496-Newsletter_1_27_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-9f391e1496-64536349&ct=t(Newsletter_1_27_2017)&mc_cid=9f391e1496&mc_eid=9337bd4ceb


The Demon Truck of Ellicott City, MD

http://weekinweird.com/2017/01/18/demon-truck-seven-hills-road-maryland-haunting/


Religion

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/01/faith-doesnt-matter-anymore-american-politics


 "Just hit the love Jesus button often enough and the rubes will believe you."


Happy Thomas Crapper Day!

https://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/thomas-crapper-day



Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/lewis-carroll

Today is International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2017/calendar2017.html

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/weremember?gclid=Cj0KEQiAzZHEBRD0ivi9_pDzgYMBEiQAtvxt-IYI_l7pQxh1a2vYUDMYJS47pfC3M5yVnf_Qa3a1L3EaAgd88P8HAQ


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Holocaust_Remembrance_Day


Thursday, January 26, 2017

2016 UFO Sightings in Virginia

http://patch.com/virginia/manassaspark/ufo-sightings-reported-virginia-2016-check-out-full-list


Russian Cheeto

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/it-turns-out-trump-son-in-law-jared-kushner-is-also-registered-to-vote-in-two-states/ar-AAmhpvk?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

http://time.com/4650481/state-department-officials-resign/


Happy Birthday Babylon 5!

Premiered on this date in 1994.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105946/


Happy Birthday Paul Newman!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000056/

Happy National Pistachio Day!

Yum!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistachio


Happy Spouse's Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/spouses-day/


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RIP Mary Tyler Moore

http://www.tmz.com/2017/01/25/mary-tyler-moore-dead/


Oink!

http://countercurrentnews.com/2017/01/oklahoma-court-forced-oral-sex-is-not-rape-if-victim-is-unconscious-from-drinking/

In Oklahoma, of course....

Russian Cheeto

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/25/media/george-orwell-1984-best-seller/index.html

https://www.propublica.org/article/why-trumps-meetings-with-ceos-seeking-mergers-trouble-observers



Happy Birthday Blair Witch Project!

Premiered on this date in 1999.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937/?ref_=nv_sr_2


Happy Birthday MASH! (the film)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066026/

Premiered on this date in 1970.


Happy Birthday Dick Tuck!

http://hoaxes.org/tuck.html


Happy National Irish Coffee Day!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/original-irish-coffee-recipe.html

Yum!

Anniversary fo the Battle of Mengo in 1892

In which Catholic and Anglican missionaries went to war with each other to see who got to 'enlighten' Ugandan natives.  I believe this saw the first use of modern machine guns by whites against other whites.

http://www.monitor.co.ug/SpecialReports/ugandaat50/1370466-1371198-14da9yl/index.html


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

More on Russian Cheeto

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/trump-aides-cant-stop-blabbing-about-how-hes-a-madman.html

Tee hee!

The latest edition of Tom Tomorrow

https://thenib.com/broken-news


A nice article about Phil Ochs and why he is needed now more than ever

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/24/why-phil-ochs-is-the-obscure-60s-folk-singer-america-needs-in-2017/?utm_term=.2d836fe8e77c

Fascinating that this should appear in the Post, it's almost liberal!  (Which the Post is not, despite the reactionary propaganda you always get.)

Russian Cheeto

http://www.gq.com/story/trump-national-day-of-patriotic-devotion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/01/24/the-true-correct-story-of-what-happened-at-donald-trumps-inauguration/?utm_term=.9dfabe204631






Throwing an election reaps nice rewards

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/trump-comey-fbi-director-.html?emc=edit_na_20170124&nl=breaking-news&nlid=13038199&ref=headline&_r=0

There'll be a little something extra in your pay envelope, Jimbo.

Hellboy 3 film looks like it's starting up

https://moviepilot.com/p/guillermo-del-toro-moves-forward-with-hellboy-3/4193014?utm_source=fb-channel-superheroes&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=hellboy-3-moves-forward-guillermo-del-toro-to-meet-with-ron-perlman


Happy Birthday Ray Stevens!

https://raystevens.com/



Happy Birthday Klaus Nomi!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Nomi



Happy Birthday John Belushi!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000004/



Happy Birthday Warren Zevon!

http://www.warrenzevon.com/



Happy Birthday Benjamin Lincoln!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Lincoln

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

http://www.neildiamond.com/



Happy Birthday Stephanie Romanov!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0739013/



Happy National Beer Can Appreciation Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/beer-can-appreciation-day/
http://www.rustycans.com/HISTORY/oldfroth.html


Happy Eskimo Pie Patent Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo_Pie



Happy Paul Pitcher Day!

https://traditionalcustomsandceremonies.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/custom-demised-paul-pitcher-day/



Monday, January 23, 2017

GOP Science!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/smoking-doesnt-kill-and-other-great-old-op-eds-from-mike-pen?utm_term=.xuWxg9Jp#.bunZLgRY


Religion!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/01/23/father-son-duo-accused-of-rape-wants-only-law-book-that-truly-matters-at-trial-the-bible/?utm_term=.8fc809801519&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1


Happy Birthday Dean Anderson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000760/



Happy Birthday Danny Federici!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Federici


Happy Birthday Joseph Hewes!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hewes


Happy National Pie Day!

Yum!

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017018-shoofly-pie


National Handwriting Day!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-handwriting-day-january-23/


Happy National Reading Day!

http://national-reading-day.org/


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Russian Cheeto

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/bill-maher-heroin-a-gateway-to-being-a-republican-w462306


The story of "The Crypts" of Pohick

http://wikimapia.org/21649903/Remey-Mausoleum-Remeum

This was a BIG 'legend tripping' destination in NoVa, back in the day.


The story about nazi German's submarine missiles

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/nazi-germanys-secret-world-war-ii-plan-attack-america-18833


WWII era junk left in Greenland

http://www.businessinsider.com/eerie-photos-of-wwii-junk-in-greenland-2016-12/#going-down-the-fjord-on-a-sunny-day-he-said-if-the-sun-is-hitting-these-barrels-it-kind-of-looks-like-flowers-from-a-distance-1



The Sino-Japanese War is redefined

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/13/china-rewrites-history-books-to-extend-sino-japanese-war-by-six-years
Actually, I neither find this sinister, nor unrealistic, nor particularly original.  This has been a long-held belief among more than one American military historian for many years.  I happen to agree with it myself.  Why the province of Manchuria should be regarded as being in another space/time makes no sense to me.

Women Spies of WWII

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2017/01/09/she-spies-six-amazing-female-agents-who-helped-win-ww2/

There is some fascinating material here, both for books and film.

Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in 1905

https://www.britannica.com/event/Bloody-Sunday-Russia-1905


Happy Birthday Linda Blair!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000304/


Happy Birthday Sam Cooke!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke


Happy Birthday Antonio Gramsci!

https://www.marxists.org/archive/gramsci/intro.htm


Happy Birthday Robert E. Howard!

http://www.rehfoundation.org/a-short-biography/


Saturday, January 21, 2017

The new world....

Some reference points for the future:


Happy Birthday Alferd Packer!

http://www.museumtrail.org/alferd-packer.html


Happy Birthday Wolfman Jack!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack


Happy Birthday Edwin Starr!

http://www.edwinstarr.info/


Happy Birthday Richie Havens!

http://www.richiehavens.com/official_site/home.html


Happy Birthday Roger Baldwin!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Nash_Baldwin


Happy Birthday Ethan Allen!

http://www.biography.com/people/ethan-allen-9181414#synopsis


Happy National Hugging Day!

http://nationalhuggingday.com/


Happy National New England Clam Chowder Day!

Yum!


https://foursquare.com/top-places/portland-maine/best-places-chowder


Friday, January 20, 2017

Anniversary of the release of Meet The Beatles in 1964

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_the_Beatles!


Happy Birthday Arte Johnson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424527/



Happy Birthday Leadbelly!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_Belly



Happy Birthday Robert Morris!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Morris_(financier)


Happy Birthday DeForest Kelley!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001420/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy Birthday George Burns!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0122675/



Beginning of month of Pluviose in French revolutionary calendar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluvi%C3%B4se


Anniversary of the publishing of Paine's 'The Crisis' pamphlet

In 1776.

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/essays/before-1800/thomas-paines-the-crisis-number-one-1776-richard-destefano.php



Anniversary of the Fincastle Resolutions

In 1775, another stop towards the Revolution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fincastle_Resolutions


Happy National Cheese Lovers Day!

Yum!

http://cheesetique.com/


Thursday, January 19, 2017

My next favorite TV show

http://www.eater.com/2011/4/8/6687697/anthony-bourdains-komrads-featuring-zamir-and-nari


Zamir & Nari!!!

CIA files on UFO's and Project Stargate to become more available to public

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38663522?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook


(Thanks for the link, Moana!)

Anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill in 1770

"First Blood" of the American Revolution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Golden_Hill



Happy Birthday Richard Lester!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504513/



Happy Birthday Dewey Bunnell !

http://www.venturahighway.com/


Happy Birthday Phil Everly!

http://www.everly.net/



Happy National Popcorn Day!

Yum!

http://whirleypopshop.com/


Happy Birthday Janis Joplin!

http://www.janisjoplin.com/



Happy Birthday Lysander Spooner!

http://www.lysanderspooner.org/



Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

https://www.poemuseum.org/
http://www.eapoe.org/


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Stanic Feminists of Bohemian Paris

http://www.dirgemag.com/flowers-evil-satanic-feminists-bohemian-paris-part-1-berthe-de-courriere/

Fascinating little history.

Spend the night with Bruce Campbell in a haunted house!

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2017/01/spend-the-night-with-bruce-campbell-in-a-haunted-mansion-casting-now-for-new-horror-reality-series/


Fun stuff!

Happy Birthday David Ruffin!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ruffin


Happy Birthday Cary Grant!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000026/



Happy Birthday Robert Anton Wilson!

http://rawilson.com/


Happy Thesaurus Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thesaurus-day/


Happy National Peking Duck Day!

Yum!

https://www.chefsteps.com/activities/the-ultimate-guide-to-making-crispy-amber-hued-peking-duck-at-home

Happy Pooh Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/winnie-the-pooh-day/


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Interesting article about the obsolescence with computerized appliances

http://www.zdnet.com/article/if-vendors-cannot-keep-a-phone-updated-why-trust-them-with-your-household-items/?loc=newsletter_small_thumb&ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=19993324377668975004593194010397


Happy Birthday Hugh Mercer!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Mercer


Happy Birthday Jim Carrey!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/



Happy National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

Yum!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/hot-buttered-rum-cocktail-recipe.html


Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin


Happy Kid Inventors Day!

http://www.kidinventorsday.com/



Monday, January 16, 2017

Bioluminescence and the Cold war

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-the-navy-tried-to-turn-bioluminescence-against-the-soviets?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d05d565ff8-Newsletter_1_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-d05d565ff8-64536349&ct=t(Newsletter_1_16_2017)&mc_cid=d05d565ff8&mc_eid=9337bd4ceb


Russian Spy, Assassin, Defector, Parapsychologist

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/nikolai-khokhlov-kgb-paranormal?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d05d565ff8-Newsletter_1_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-d05d565ff8-64536349&ct=t(Newsletter_1_16_2017)&mc_cid=d05d565ff8&mc_eid=9337bd4ceb

Fascinating life

Today is Blue Monday

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(date)


Happy Birthday Shadow Chasers!

Premiered on this date in 1986.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088606/


Happy Birthday Eleanor Marx!

https://www.marxists.org/archive/eleanor-marx/



Happy Birthday John Carpenter!

http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/


Happy Appreciate A Dragon Day!

http://www.donitakpaul.com/fun/aadd/


Happy National Fig Newton Day!

Yum!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtons_(pastry)


Happy International Hot & Spicy Food Day!

Yum!

https://www.thewrath.com/


Happy Religious Freedom Day!

http://www.religiousfreedomday.com/



Happy Book Publishers Day!

http://bookmarket.com/bookdays.htm


Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Day


Sunday, January 15, 2017

NecronomiCon coming in August!

http://necronomicon-providence.com/passes-and-tickets/


Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

Premiered on this date in 1971.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067927/



Happy Birthday Pierre-Joseph Proudhon!

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/author/pierre-joseph-proudhon

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/proudhon/proudhonbio.html


Happy Birthday Chuck Berry!

http://chuckberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/index.html



Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html



Happy National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

Yum!


http://www.hopkinsfarmcreamery.com/index.cfm?ref=10100



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Murray Bookchin!

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/bookchin/bio1.html



Happy Birthday William Whipple!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Whipple


Happy Mallard Day!

All Souls College in Oxford celebrates the discovery of a large mallard found in a drain while digging the foundations of the college in 1437.



Happy Ratification Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratification_Day_(United_States)


Friday, January 13, 2017

Rube Goldberg Meets Pool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EQBgttU9mo&sns=em

Fun stuff!


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Uber for funerals!

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-38611790


(Thanks for the link, John!)

Flight 666 to Hel on Friday the 13th

What could go wrong?

http://gizmodo.com/hail-satan-flight-666-lands-safely-in-hel-1791159970


(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Jinx Dawson!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coven_(band)


Happy Birthday Clark Ashton Smith!

http://www.eldritchdark.com/



Happy Make Your Dreams Come True Day!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/make-your-dreams-come-true-day


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hieronymus Bosch Figurines!

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/collectable_hieronymus_bosch_figurines


Happy Birthday Hullabaloo !

Premiered on this date in 1965.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167612/


Happy Birthday John Hancock!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock


Happy National Curried Chicken Day!

Yum!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/37651/west-indian-curried-chicken/


Happy Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/wildmen.htm


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A ncie article on 3D Chess

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/space-chess-is-here-but-no-one-is-playing?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page



nazi boots at Amazon.com - and the reviews

http://cheezburger.com/1351429/redditors-find-out-boots-leave-swastikas-in-footprints-and-take-over-amazon-listing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+failblog+%28The+FAIL+Blog+-+Fail+Pictures+%26+Videos+at+Failblog.ORG%29

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday George Zucco!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0958345/


Happy Birthday Alice Paul!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Paul


Happy Birthday Marc Blucas!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089456/


Happy Birthday Clarence Clemons!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Clemons


Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton


Happy Burning the Clavie Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_the_Clavie


Happy National Hot Toddy Day!

Yum!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_toddy



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The strongest material on earth?

https://futurism.com/mit-unveils-new-material-thats-strongest-and-lightest-on-earth/


I confess to being surprised that this work wasn't classified.  One would think that some of the first and greatest applications would be in aerospace development with the military first in line.

Save The Eagles Day

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/save-the-eagles-day-january-10/


Happy National Oysters Rockefeller Day!

Yum!

Happy Birthday Metropolis!

Premiered on this date in 1927.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/


Happy Birthday Francisco Ferrer!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Ferrer_Guardia


Anniversary of the publishing of Common Sense

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)


Happy Birthday John Cadwalader!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cadwalader_(general)


Happy Birthday Pat Benatar!

http://www.benatargiraldo.com/



Happy Birthday Rod Stewart!

http://www.rodstewart.com/



Happy Birthday Jim Croce!

http://jimcroce.com/


Happy Peculiar People Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peculiar-people-day/


Monday, January 09, 2017

Anti-fascist reading list

https://antifascistnews.net/2016/12/27/the-complete-anti-fascist-reading-list/


Learn about them now, aa you're going to experience them later.

Happy Birthday David Johansen!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Johansen


Happy Birthday Lee Van Cleef!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001812/


Happy Birthday Bob Denver!

http://www.bobdenver.com/


Happy Birthday Jimmy Page!

http://www.jimmypage.com/



Happy Birthday to The Progressive!

Founded on this date in 1909.

http://www.progressive.org/

Happy Birthday Carrie Chapman Catt!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Chapman_Catt


Happy Birthday Joan Baez!

http://www.joanbaez.com/


Happy Birthday Gypsy Rose Lee!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_Rose_Lee



Happy National Static Electricity Day!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-static-electricity-day-january-9/


Happy National Apricot Day!

Yum!

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=3


Happy Plough Monday!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plough_Monday


Sunday, January 08, 2017

Anniversary of the Louisiana Slave Revolt of 1811

https://zinnedproject.org/2014/01/louisianas-heroic-1811-slave-revolt/


Yugoslavian Computer Mag Babes

https://www.midnightpulp.com/1980s-90s-computer-babes/


(Thanks for the link, Carl!)

Happy Birthday Amber Benson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0072435/



Happy Birthday Michelle Forbes!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000405/


Happy Birthday Roy Kinnear!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455702/



Happy Birthday Graham Chapman!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001037/


Happy Birthday Elvis!

http://www.elvis.com/


Happy Birthday Robby Krieger!

http://robbykrieger.com/


Happy Birthday David Bowie!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie



Happy Birthday Little Anthony!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Anthony_and_the_Imperials



Happy Birthday S.L.MacGregor Mathers!

http://www.golden-dawn.org/biomathers.html


Happy Bubble Bath day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bubble-bath-day/


Saturday, January 07, 2017

Rogue Librarians

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/librarian-rebellion-chuck-finley_us_586ff320e4b02b5f8588c1b6

Bravo!  It has been obvious for some time that the county that I live in is out to destroy and abandon its library system, despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the nation.  Authorities hate books.

Happy Birthday to The Avengers (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1961 (in the UK)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054518/

http://theavengers.tv/forever/welcome.htm


Happy Birthday Israel Putnam!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Butterfly McQueen!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0574335/



Happy Birthday Charles Addams!

http://www.charlesaddams.com/


Friday, January 06, 2017

Happy Birthday S├ębastien Faure!

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/author/sebastien-faure

http://www.spunk.org/texts/places/france/sp001865.html


Happy Cuddle Up Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cuddle-up-day/



Happy National Shortbread Day!

Yum!

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/855/desserts/cookies/butter-cookies/shortbread-cookies/



Happy Birthday Aron Eisenberg!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251969/


Happy Birthday Syd Barrett!

http://www.sydbarrett.com/


Happy Birthday Gustave Dore!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Dor%C3%A9



Happy Birthday S├ębastien Faure!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9bastien_Faure


Happy Birthday Rowan Atkinson!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000100/



Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes!

'Born' on this date in 1854.

http://www.sherlockian.net/world/


Thursday, January 05, 2017

Anniversary of the start of the Spartakist rebellion

http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/07/09/spartacist-uprising-summary/



Happy Birthday to Greetings From Asbury Park N.J.!

Released on this date in 1973.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetings_from_Asbury_Park,_N.J.


Happy National Bean Day!

https://www.anasazibeans.com/

Happy Birthday Sam Phillips!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Phillips



Happy Birthday George Reeves!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001660/


Happy Birthday Zebulon Pike!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebulon_Pike



Happy Birthday Mark Tatulli!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Tatulli



Happy Birthday Stephen Decatur!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur



Happy Birthday Robert Duvall!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000380/



Happy National Bird Day!

http://www.nationalbirdday.com/



Happy Twelfth Night!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Night_(holiday)



Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Happy Birthday to The Doors! (the album)

Released on this date in 1967.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors_(album)



Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Stipe




Happy Birthday Sterling Holloway!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001359/



Happy Birthday Wat Tyler!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Tyler



Happy National Spaghetti Day!

Yum!

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g3086/spaghetti/

Happy Trivia Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/trivia-day/


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy Birthday Lucretia Mott!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucretia_Mott


Happy Birthday George Martin!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Martin


Happy Birthday Stephen Stills!

http://www.stephenstills.com/


Happy Birthday Sergio Leone!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001466/


Happy National Drinking Straw Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drinking-straw-day/

Happy Festival of Sleep Day!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/festival-of-sleep-day

Monday, January 02, 2017

Have It Yahweh!

http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/02/mcdonalds-has-opened-next-to-the-vatican-and-people-are-not-lovin-it-6356639/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark



Finally! I can get my flying car...

http://www.vox.com/new-money/2016/12/30/14105960/flying-car-future-explained?ICID=ref_fark


Phantom Blue Dog of Maryland

http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2016/12/rose-hill-dawgie-blues-phantom-blue.html


A nice article on Joseph Rhine and the start of modern parapsychology

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-one-man-used-a-deck-of-cards-to-make-parapsychology-a-science


Cthulhu Hair Clip

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2009152


Happy Handsel Monday!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handsel_Monday



Happy Birthday El Kabong!

Premiered on this date in 1960.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_Draw_McGraw



Happy Birthday Brent Spiner!

http://www.therealbrentspiner.com/


Happy Birthday Anton Pannekoek!

https://www.marxists.org/archive/mattick-paul/1960/pannekoek.htm



Happy Birthday Willi Graf!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willi_Graf

A real Hero.

Happy Birthday Glenn Brenner!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Brenner


Happy Birthday Baxter Black!

http://baxterblack.com/


Happy World Wetlands Day!

http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/


Happy Birthday Christine Lavin!

http://www.christinelavin.com/



Happy Science Fiction Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Science_Fiction_Day


Sunday, January 01, 2017

300 Days Until Halloween!


Happy Birthday Fractured Flickers!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056756/



Happy Birthday Esteban Maroto!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esteban_Maroto



Happy Birthday Country Joe McDonald!

http://www.countryjoe.com/



Happy Birthday Anthony Wayne!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne



Happy Birthday Betsy Ross!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Ross


Happy Birthday Paul Revere!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere



Happy Birthday Harriet Tubman!

Her real birth date is unknown, but is generally celebrated on this day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman



Happy Feast of Fools/Asses!

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Feast-of-Fools


Happy First Footing!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-foot


Happy New Year!

We made it....