Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Marilyn McCoo!

Happy Birthday Marc Bolan!

Happy National Hot Mulled Cider Day!


Happy Eve of the Black Month!

September 30th is considered a celebratory day by all Halloween fanatics...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

What if the Beatles had written Stairway To Heaven?

A nice article about exploring the Four Corners region

One of my favorite places.

Happy Birthday to The Prisoner!

My all-time fave TV show.  Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Tommy Boyce!

Happy Birthday Jerry Lee Lewis!

Happy Birthday Joseph Rhine!

Happy Birthday Jasper Maskelyne!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ah yes, the great Snail War of the 14th Century...

A new collection of Cthulhu Mythos stories!

Executed Today

The Internet is amazing.  A blog devoted to the history of crime and the executions that resulted.

(Thanks for the link, John!)

Happy Birthday Janeane Garofalo!

Happy Drink Beer Day!


Happy Crack Nut Day!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Santa starts to get ready!

Happy Birthday Randy Bachman!

Happy Birthday Mr. Loaf!

Happy Birthday Thomas Nast!

Happy Birthday Sam Adams!

One of my favorite characters out a history.  The first Patriot.  Washington may be considered the Father of the U.S., but Adams was the midwife.  I honestly believe that without him, there may not have ever been a Revolution. And certainly not a successful one.

Happy Ancestor Appreciation Day!

Happy Native American Day!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Neat artist's rendition of travel posters

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Star Wars Telenova Style!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday Abbey Road!

Released on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Gilligan's Island!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Satan's urinating on the blackberries...

Per Anglo/Scottish legend, Satan urinates on blackberries today, so you shouldn't pick them from this point on in the season.. Satan had fallen into a blackberry patch and cursed them for scratching him

Happy Birthday Bryan Ferry!

Happy Birthday Abraham Whipple!

A Patriot, now forgotten.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new book on the cattle mutilation phenomena
Valdez was in the thick of it during the 70's.  I'm looking forward to reading this.

Happy Birthday Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Premiered on this date in 1975.

Happy Comic Book Day!

Happy National One Hit Wonder Day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wuss America
What a nation of pris's.

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Great Customer Reviews

Hey Jude

Hit #1 on this date in 1968.

Happy Birthday Gerry Marsden!

Happy Birthday Jim Henson!

Happy National Punctuation Day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Some great Amazon reviews!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the links, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday John Lomax!

Happy Birthday Santo!

Happy Birthday Ray Charles!

Happy Birthday Bruce!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Electronic Spin The Bottle
Yet one more example of Wuss America:  You're too lame to spin a fucking bottle - you need a machine to do it for you?!?  But this has a wonderful review from George Takei's partner, Brad.

Google takes on longevity research


(Thanks for the link, Infidel753 !)

The real story behind The Exorcist
An oldie but goody.  A wonderful piece of research.

Fall For The Book Festival in NoVa

Nice Article on giant snakes

Proof of Alien Contact!

Clearly, Dean Martin was onto THE CONSPIRACY!  I, for one, Welcome our Golddigger Overlords.

A new John Keel book!

This is a collection of articles and speeches from over the years.  Essential for anyone interested in Fortean studies.

Gothtober is coming!

Every day in October they present a new Halloween-oriented video.  Very cute!

A radical new design for cargo vessels
I've been wondering/hoping as to when wind power would come back in vogue for shipping, (at least when calculated speed isn't of the essence). 

Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation!

In 1862.

Happy Birthday to The Music Scene!

Premiered on this date in 1969.

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Happy Birthday John Houseman!

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Don't Call Me Shirley

I absolutely love that film!

The gargoyles of Texas...

Giant Cthulhu Plush Toy!

In all fairness, this looks more like a simple octopus than Our Tentacled Lord...

Yes, Virginia...

On this date in 1897, the most famous letter to the editor, ever, was published.

Happy Devil's Nutting Day!

Happy Birthday Bill Murray!

Happy Birthday Chuck Jones!

Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!

Only 40 Days Until Halloween!

Happy Autumn Equinox!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Upcoming horror movies on AMC
Much too modern and gory for my tastes...

RIP Ingrid Pitt

Happy Birthday Firefly!

Premiered on this date in 2002.  One of my all-time faves.

Happy Birthday Jay Ward!

Happy Birthday Carolyne Mas!

One of my fave singers.

Happy National Rum Punch Day!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

A nice article about my town and the Navy yard shootings

I would add one other point.  People from the outlands always complain about DC - and they're right to.  It's full of loathesome and arrogant shits.  But, with a few exceptions, they all come from somewhere else - elected, or tagging along with someone who was, or just naturally drawn by the greed and power.  And us residents have to put up with them too - only on a more direct basis. 
The very nature of government and society dictates this, but it's political - not geographic.  When people complain about DC and its spoiled hubris, it is simple:  you sent them here to create and nurture it. 

An interview with Sly & The Family Stone!
So cool...

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Happy Birthday Bill Medley!

Happy Birthday Brook Benton!
A very under-appreciated soul singer.

Harvest Moon Tonight!

Happy Birthday Cass Elliot!

Happy Birthday Brian Epstein!

Happy Birthday Charles Carroll!

A Patriot.

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The cutting edge of beer breweries

(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

The Mothman Festival is next weekend!

H.P. Sauce!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy Birthday to Alien Nation! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1989.

Happy Birthday to WKRP!

Premiered on this date in 1978.  The last sitcom that I could get interested in.

Happy Birthday to The Haunting!

Premiered on this date in 1963.  Great horror movie.

Happy Birthday P.F. Sloan!

Happy Birthday June Foray!

Happy Birthday Eddie "Rochester" Anderson!

Happy Birthday Leon Askin!

Happy Birtrhday George Reed!

A Patriot.

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Fee Waybill!

Happy Birthday von Steuben!

A great Patriot.

Happy Birthday Elvira!

Happy Birthday Anne Bancroft!

Happy Birthday James Smith!

A Patriot, now forgotten...

Happy Constitution Day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Star Trek (the original series) as film posters

This is pretty neat, actually!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Dear Photograph...

A great use of mixing old and new photos - and quite touching, at times.

And here's a film version of something similar:

(Thanks for the links, Mathew!)

Beatles BBC sessions being released in two months!

(Thanks for the head's up on this, Perry!)

Maps of the (greater) Middle East
An astounding site for anyone who is into geography and the geopolitics of the area.  Maps based upon religion, ethnicity, tribe, etc.  Just an incredible resource for anyone interested in these regions. 

Anniversary of Nixon's appearance on Laugh In

In 1968...

Happy Birthday UFO! ((the TV series)

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

Happy Birthday to The Outer Limits!

Premiered on this date in 1963.

Happy Birthday to the Bob Newhart Show!

Premiered on this date in 1972.

Happy Birthday to A Fistful Of Dollars!

Premiered on this date in 1964.

Happy Coronation Anniversary, Emperor Norton!

America's only Emperor, crowned in 1859. 

Happy Birthday Lauren Bacall!

You know how to put out those birthday cake candles - just put your lips together and blow...

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Happy National Guacamole Day!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

The coolest wedding proposal that you're going to see today

The Complete Batman Window Cameos
Fun stuff!

Very nice blog devoted to vampirism and similar subjects

Very well written and scholarly, not the usual fan/goth stuff.

The Legend of Bunnyman - The Musical

Being performed today!

The Speed Painter

Amazing performance!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Happy Birthday Green Acres!

Premiered on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday John Reynolds/Torgo!

Happy Birhtday Fay Wray!

Happy Felt Hat Day!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Oysterfest is coming!

The Ostrich Pillow
I imagine this as being the perfect disguise for alien invaders...

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

Cornwall Beats France!
Being part Cornish, and a big fan of pasties, I take particular delight in this story.  And I highly recommend this place.
 Great food!

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Happy Birthday Fred "Sonic" Smith!

Happy Birthday Walter Koenig!

Happy Birthday Clayton Moore!

Happy Birthday, Salem!

Founded on this date in 1628.

Happy Eat A Hoagie Day!


Happy Pig Face Day!

Happy Nutting Day!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Scrambled Eggs

Paul released Yesterday on this date in 1965.

Happy Birthday to Grace of My Heart

Premiered on this date in 1996.  Great movie.

Happy Birthday to The Muppet Show

Premiered on this date in 1976.

Happy Birthday Andrew Pickens!

A Patriot.

Happy Fortune Cookie Day!

Happy National Peanut Day!


Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

His image was first used on this date in 1813.

Happy Birthday to the Star Spangled Banner!

Happy Friday the 13th!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Evidence of Panspermia?

Welcome To Night Vale!

A brilliant podcast.  Imagine if Prairie Home Companion was written by H.P. Lovecraft and then edited by the Firesign Theater.  Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Katie!)

The cutest lil' sheep herder that you'll see today

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday to The Monkees!

Premiered on this date in 1966.

Happy Birthday Gerry Beckley!

Happy Birthday H.L. Mencken!

Happy Defenders Day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Welcome, Freshmen!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753 !)

What if Monty Python's Holy Grail were promoted seriously?

Happy Birthday to the Carol Burnett Show!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday Danger Man!

Premiered on this date (in Britain) in 1960.  Great show.

Ringo's In!

He replaced Pete Best on this date in 1962.

Happy Birthday Herbert Lom!

50 Days Until Halloween!

Today is Patriot Day

Never forget...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I am never urinating in Colordao again

I have always hated machines that "talk", and always will.  It's some lame-assed attempt by Pysch majors selling their degrees to corporations by insisting that we (humans) respond better to such "conversations".  I don't.  I will never be fooled.  I will never start treating my toaster or my hammer as if it's a dear old friend, and have a nice chat.  It is why I won't use a GPS - the first time some machine tells me that I've just got to do something - it's getting thrown out the window.  More and more, I'm identifying with an old comic book hero  of mine....

The love that dare not speak its name...

Anniversary of the Beheading of Mike the Headless Chicken

In 1945...

Happy Birthday to the Lincoln Highway!

Opened on this date in 1913.  Route 66 always gets the press and nostalgia, I've always preferred this road.

Happy Birthday to The X-Files!

Premiered on this date in 1993.

Happy Birthday Raymond Scott!

Genius.  Essential.

Happy Birthday Nicholas Biddle!

A Patriot, now forgotten....

Monday, September 09, 2013

Steampunk Train & Star Wars!

(Thanks for the links, Mathew!)

Happy Birthday Doug Ingle!

Happy Birthday, Imagine!

Released on this date in 1971.

Happy Birthday George of the Jungle!

Premiered on this date in 1967.

Happy Birthday to The Amazing Jonathan!

Happy Birthday Otis Redding!

Anniversary of the Suffolk Resolves

An important prelude to the Declaration of Independence...

Happy Teddy Bear Day!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

An alternative explanation to the Roswell inicident....
I am still holding out for manned experiments with captured Fu-Go balloons...

Is your banana protected?
The Comments section is wonderful!

(Thanks for the link, Doug!)

Happy Birthday Star Trek!

Premiered on this date in 1966

Happy Birthday Patsy Cline!

Happy Birthday Peter Sellers!

Happy Birthday Sid Caesar!

Happy International Literacy Day!

Happy Grandparents Day!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Bottoms Up!

The sum total of human knowledge - in two books

A nice interview with John Fogerty

RIP Donald Featherstone

A True Gamesman.

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Headline of the Day

Sad news about American illiteracy...

Happy Birthday Buddy Holly!

Happy Birthday Chrissie Hynde!

Happy Birthday Ronnie Gilbert!

Happy Birthday Grandma Moses!

Happy Birthday John Polidori!

Happy National Acorn Squash Day!


Friday, September 06, 2013

Pipe Smoking - The 'Sport'

A lovely ring for Halloween!

Abbey Road's vocal tracks - only

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

An Irish 'Colony' in South Carolina?
Pretty neat!

The next movie on the Sci-Fi channel

Robin Hood II

Happy Birthday to The Phantom of the Opera (silent film version)

Premiered on this date in 1925.  Great movie.

Happy Birthday Paul Roland!

Happy Birthday Max Schreck!

Happy Birthday Lafayette!,_Marquis_de_Lafayette

Happy Read A Book Day!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Happy Birthday to Second Hand Lions!
A fun movie.  Premiered on this date in 2003.

Happy Birthday Diana Quinn!

Happy Birthday Al Stewart!

One of my faves..

Happy Birthday Bob Newhart!

Happy National Cheese Pizza Day!


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A small but neat article about Joe Strummer of the Clash

(Thanks for the link, Karen!)

Star Trek takes on Miley!

Fun stuff!

(Thanks for the link, Mike!)

Muscle Shoals - The Film

Very cool,....

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Papa Was A Rollin' Stone...

The events in the song took place on this date...

Anniversary fo the Treaty of Paris

Monday, September 02, 2013

Bunny Man - The Rock Opera!

A local NoVa legend gets immortalized in song!

Manahttan - Comparing 1836 to Today

Pretty neat!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Halloween begins early in Maine!

RIP Joe Kelley of the Shadows of Knight

(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

How to deal with a repairman...

(Thanks for the link, Audrey!)

The beginning of civilization is discovered!

(Thanks for the link, Dennis!)

Happy National Beheading Day!

Happy International Bacon Day!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Happy VJ Day (Official)!

Own your own Beatles Beetle!


(Thanks for the link, Perry!)

Taylor Hitler?

So, someone has been posting actual quotes of hitler, and attributing them to Taylor Swift.  Apparently, her fans are then re-posting them as true, etc. This little bit of underground celebrity sabotage is just the beginning, I think...

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)