Thursday, May 31, 2012

The nanny state, and wuss America
You'll get my Tab when you pry it from my cold dead hand.  But you'll have to be careful, because the other hand is going to be swinging an empty bourbon bottle into your meddling face....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Calming Manatees
Very cute!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to A Big Hand For The Little Lady!

One of my faves.  One of the few films that captures the essence of True Gamesmen.

Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood!

Happy Birthday John Bonham!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Eric Burdon album on the way!

Some neat new links on the Men In Black

This is a phenomena within the UFO community that's ebbed and flowed over the decades.  It looks to be enjoying a boomlet again.

Beatles Stories

This looks like a cool little film documentary.

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

RIP Doc Watson

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Happy Birthday Copacabana!

Groucho's last starring film, Premiered on this date in 1947.

Happy Birthday Mel Blanc!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Charlie now glows in the dark...
Umm, high levels of radioactivity in sea creatures off the coast of Japan....  Isn't this how Godzilla starts?

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Birthday Melissa Etheridge!

Happy Birthday Patrick Henry!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Vlad The Impaler School Of Anger Management

I love it...

Toy Shining!


(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Joseph Guillotin!

Happy Slugs Return From Capistrano Day!

Happy Birthday Gladys Knight!

Happy Birthday John Fogerty!

Happy National Hambruger Day!

Today is Memorial Day

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Eddie Chapman - Double Agent

A fascinating footnote to the War.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday to God Save The Queen!

Released by the Sex Pistols on this date in 1977.

Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis!

Happy Birthday Bruce Cockburn!

Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

Happy Birthday Vincent Price!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Virginia Renaissance Faire Is Taking Place!

Tea with Cthulhu!

Cellini and the Salamander

An interesting tidbit of occult history.  I seem to remember an article, many years ago, attempting to explain the phenomena as being caused by certain twigs of certain wood burning in a certain fashion and causing movement resembling that of a live creature.  Who knows?

Happy Birthday Bobcat!

Happy Birthday John Wayne!

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Happy Birthday Matt Stone!

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Ultimate Chef

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

'Trapping' a rainbow

Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

Happy Birthday Richard O'Brien!

Happy Birthday Hal David!

Happy Towel Day!

Happy National Wine Day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The history of dice
Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

Happy Birthday Patti LaBelle

Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman!

Happy National Escargot Day!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nothing to declare...

Tunguska Meteorite Found?

See a man burned alive! Children under 5 - no charge!

Slinky On A Treadmill!

This may well be the coolest thing that I've seen all week.  Which will give you some idea of how the week is going for me...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to The Thin Man!

One of my faves.  Premiered on this date in 1934.  Nick & Nora remain the penultimate married couple

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book review about the 'black-eyed children"

This supposed phenomena has been rattling around the Fortean universe for at least the last ten years, or so.

Lego Birds!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Pictures of Matchstick Men
This is a very neat little anti-war stop-action film from the Soviet Union.

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Japanese try to buy/bully silence

Our "allies"....

Happy Birthday Arthur Conan Doyle!

Happy Birthday Bernie Taupin!

Happy World Goth Day!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Bogey and Betty!

Happy Birthday Ron Isley!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

RIP Robin Gibb

Happy Birthday Cher!

Happy Birthday Jane Wiedlin!

Happy Birthday Joe Cocker!

Happy National Pick Strawberries Day!

My knees can't handle it anymore.  But the first ten years or so of my marriage, this was a happy annual late-Spring ritual for my wife and I.  Schlepping out to some pick-your-own farm in the hinterland on a VERY early Sunday morning and grabbing 20+ pounds of strawberries for munching on, freezing, and, (of course), daiquiris...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Some Star Trek fun

The rabbit witch of Mann

Fun stuff!

Steampunk insects

Cthulhu VS Monopoly!!!

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!

Happy Birthday Joey Ramone!

Happy Birthday Dusty Hill!

Happy Armed Services Day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

DC's war against record stores

If only these stores sold crack, DC would leave them alone....

Happy Birthday Mark Mothersbaugh!

Happy Visit Your Relatives Day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facebook Economics

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

RIP Doug Dillard

(Thanks for the notice, Perry!)

European History in 3 1/2 minutes!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis and Chris!)

RIP Donna Summer

Happy Birthday Trent Reznor!

Happy Birthday Craig Ferguson!

Happy Birthday Country Dick Montana!

Happy Birthday Maureen O'Sullivan!

Happy National Pack Rat Day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Super Sex

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

RIP Chuck Brown

Happy Birthday Pet Sounds!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Richman!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DC, Arlington, and Alexandria - well read

Thanks the gods, at least we've got one thing going for us.

RIP Douglas Warren

How Facebook Will Change

I believe every one of these things.

Happy Birthday to Let It Be

Released on this date in 1970 in the States.

Happy Birthday Eno!

Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hanging with Hendrix

Happy Birthday David Byrne!

Happy Birthday Jack Bruce!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New book out examining the god Thoth

Looks interesting, always liked this dude.

RIP Donald Duck Dunn

Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens!

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Happy Birthday Getting Straight!

One of my faves.  Premiered on this date in 1970.

Happy Leprechaun Day!

Happy Jamestown Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My one-stop shopping

Poe, as illustrated by Harry Clark


Happy Birthday Steve Winwood!

Happy Birthday George Carlin!

Happy Birthday Burt Bacharach!

Happy Birthday Avalon Hill!

The company was formed on this date in 1954.

Happy Limerick Day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Old Ways Die Hard In The Marketing Department

Notice the national flags...

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

Happy Birthday, Bride of the Monster!

Premiered on this date in 1955.

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

Happy Birthday Phil Silvers!

Happy Birthday Eric Burdon!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hamburger Helper

Guide to dining at airports

I'm not a huge air traveler, but I know that some of you are.  This looks like a nice reference.

Neat Pankcakes!

(Thanks for the link, Chris!)

When Spock Met Hendrix

(Thanks for the link and title, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Bono!

Happy Birthday Donovan!

Happy National Shrimp Day!


Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Hot Doggin'...

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

We'll leave the light on for you....

Happy Birthday Dave Prater!

Happy Birthday to The Muppets!

First appeared on TV on this date in 1955.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

RIP Maurice Sendak

FBI is #1!

Happy Birthday Bob Clampett!

Happy Birthday Ricky Nelson!

Happy VE Day!

Anniversary of the death of Mordecai Anielewicz & end of Warsaw ghetto uprising


Happy Furry Day!

Monday, May 07, 2012

China continues to amaze me with their exports

I used to complain that everything they made was based on lead, asbestos, and anti-freeze.  Clearly, they've taken the criticism to heart and expanded the list of components....

Dinosaurs In The News!
Leave it to the Swiss to kill my fun.  I, for one, will always believe in exploding dinosaurs.  It's just too cool not to be true!

Pull My Claw:

The cutting edge of flea-bitten!

(Thanks for the links, Infidel753!)


Catching a Tiger (tank)

A fascinating tale from WWII.  I do rather wonder if the tank really did fire on a u-boat, however....(I can't imagine that it was kept with ammo loaded on, nor what such an action might do to the deck of a ship hauling it). 

The ultimate fialure at a dog obstacle course...

(Thanks for the link, Millie!)

Tomcats flying with Sukhois

The world gets a little stranger.

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Happy Birthday Darren McGavin!

Happy Birthday Gabby Hayes!

Happy National Roast Leg Of Lamb Day!


Sunday, May 06, 2012

An alternate wind energy concept

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Happy Birthday Orson Welles!

Happy Birthday, Satisfaction!

Keith Richards came up with the riff for Satisfaction on this date in 1965.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Cthulhu Dog Tags

Wuss America

We see this again and again.  There really does seem to be a trend in this country.  The requirement for serving on a school board, or being a school administrator is that you have to be incredibly stupid, hidebound, petty, authoritarian, wildly unrealistic, inflexible, short-sighted, immature, reality-rejecting, and completely lacking in any sense of judgement, perspective, humor or patience - all on the public dime.  Frankly, I'd rather deal with the first grader...

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

My next lair....

Can't you just see this cruising up the Potomac?

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Bob Seger!

Happy National Oyster Day!


Happy Herb Day!

Happy National Hoagie Day!


Friday, May 04, 2012

Your job isn't that bad, after all....

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Mike is running for Prez!

Fun stuff!  For those of you out of the loop, Fruita was where my Mother grew up, and I spent many a pleasant Summer.  There really was a Mike, he really was headless.

(Thanks for the link, Barb!)

Happy Birthday to The Mummy! (remake)

Premiered on this date in 1999.

Happy Birthday Dick Dale!

Happy National Homebrew Day!


Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Viewtron - a proto Internet
Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to The Black Cat!

Premiered on this date in 1934.

Happy Birthday, Cocoanuts!

Premiered on this date in 1929.

Happy Birthday Frankie Valli!

Happy Birthday James Brown!

Happy Birthday Pete Seeger!

Happy Paranormal Day!

Happy Nettle Day!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Thanksgiving Fashion

Cthulhu Bottle Opener!

Dulles Airport Sucks

Understandable.  My worst experiences with the parasitic thugs at TSA have been there.  Interestingly, Portland, Oregon's airport showed TSA off at their finest - pleasant to the point of cheerful, efficient, etc.  I've always suspected that the close timeline between the closing of the Lorton Prison here and the beefing up of TSA at Dulles were NOT a coincidence. 

Happy Birthday, Miracle On 34th Street!

Premiered on this date in 1947.  (Why not in November?!?)

Happy Birthday Link Wray!

Happy Birthday Lesley Gore!

Happy Ducking Day!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Saturn and Beyond...

A beautiful video from Space.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

John Peel's Musical Archives - Online!!!!

This is an incredible resource.  I mean, seriously.

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

The Ultimate Reviews

These are hysterical!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Anniversary of the founding of the Illuminatus

Anniversary of the end of the Marymount Community in 1628

Happy Birthday Judy Collins

Happy Birthday Louis Nye!

May is Zombie Awareness Month

Happy May Day!

Happy Halfoween!