Monday, November 28, 2022

Mystery Tramp, Not Mystery Date

As we'll learn from this article in the January 14, 1992 issue of the Globe, rubbing burnt cork on your face and carrying a bindle was for more than Trick-or-Treat.

Now, it is true that guys with Secret Service ID were behind the wooden fence on the Grassy Knoll.   But nobody else has said that the "tramps" were the one with those credentials.  You already know that The ONLY Secret Service guys in Dealey Plaza were the ones in the cars.

Post your theories in the Comments section ... if you dare!  See you Thursday.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Lone Gunman Shoots Back

... According to this news brief from OMNI magazine's June 1983 issue.
Ensuing decades of analysis have weighed in on the side of "no proof of shots recorded."  The sounds on the recording don't match up with either the timeline of events in Dealey Plaza, nor with how a gunshot would be recorded in this medium.

However, that this recording don't document the shooting -- this has no relationship to how many shooters nor where they was!

See you Monday, fellow headscratchers!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Did the LADIES HOME JOURNAL Remember It Right?

Only you can decide, after reading this feature from the November 1983 issue.

The article isn't quite fawning, but it follows the usual pattern of emoting with its subjects.  It isn't intended as a political or moral survey, so I think it stands up A-OK.

Are you ancient enough to recall getting the news?  Like the kids mentioned here, I didn't quite understand what was going on.  I had just got back to my first-grade classroom after lunch when a voice came over the intercom telling us to all go home.

After walking home, I couldn't figure out why Mom's soap operas weren't on the TV.  It was the right channel, but no As the World Turns that Friday!

See you next time.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Doofuses on Parade

Here's the infamous JAMA article sourced from the autopsy guys.
This is the May 27, 1992 issue.

Infamous because some of the Dallas docs' memories are misrepresented, and the guys who were at Bethesda doing the cutting were not braced over their inconsistent and changed-from-other-tellings stories.  Do a little digging and you will find elicitations of such things.

We don't allege the autopsy guys were intentional criminals, but other folks with stronger backbones might have protested then, or later, regarding the unreported full-body exams and X-rays which are required, and which some folks allege happened ... but where are the records?

But piling onto honest questioners and asserting your divine right to be correct does not cover Burke and company in glory.

See you Monday.

Monday, November 14, 2022

On the Hunt

These 1985 articles from USA Today concern Mark Lane's allegations that the CIA, and more specifically Watergate doofus E Howard Hunt, had their sticky paw prints all over the murder of President Kennedy.
The above note is from the January 29 issue.
This is from the February 7 issue.  Grumpy Hunt wasn't libeled by the first trial, says the second trial.  I don't know if Hunt ever received the $650K awarded by the first courtroom tussle, or if this go-round made him give it back.

We both know that no "official" records remain of any off-the-books involvement by any members of the trench-coat gang.

Wink-wink, say no more!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

But Do You Support the Pathologists?

This article from the May 20, 1992 Oklahoman drags the doctors who worked on the second- or third-hand JFK corpse to the side of the Warren Commission.
While a doctor with kewl tewls and lotsa info might be able to proclaim that two (only two, to quote Bill Cosby) killed the body in question, these medicos were neither adept at their tasks, nor in control of the procedure.

Military and civilians in the peanut gallery during the procedures (more than one might have occurred) gave orders to the docs.  Full X-rays of the entire body were either not done or not shown to these supposedly authoritative docs.

And, of course, there's no way that someone in receipt of a murder victim can know how many people did the deed (unless there were only one easy-to-assess wound).

What do you think?  More on the supposed medical authorities and the unreliable government treatment of its recent boss anon.

See you Monday!

Monday, November 07, 2022

JFK Came Back!

That is, at least once!
That's according to this August 7, 1984 article from The Examiner.

Some of this month -- heck, maybe all this month -- I'll be sharing various angles on the murder of our 35th president.  If you believe the government's one-lone-nut line, you are ingenuous or uninformed.  I don't know the answer, but there was enough pussyfooting before and after the murder, performed by entities uncontrolled by Oswald, to indicate that it wasn't a simple loser-seeks-fame-by-killing-big-man.

That's not to say that I believe in the folderol of the above article.  It's just silly fun.

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, November 03, 2022

A Tolkien Naysayer

In a column called "Between the Lines," a Maryland scholar says he doesn't like The Lord of the Rings very much.
This is from the journal America of February 18, 1967.  If such heresy were expressed today, would Father Schroth be burned at the stake or tarred and feathered?

See you Monday.  Hope you've sufficiently recovered from BLOG-O-WEEN 2022!

Monday, October 31, 2022

Get into the Motion, Monsters!

Yes, we end this year's BLOG-O-WEEN with another new music comp!  The results of the dissection are:

01 - Come On! - Zombina and the Skeletones - 2003  (2:26)

01 - Come On! - Zombina and the Skeletones - 2003  (2:26)

02 - Monsters Everywhere - Bloodshot Bill - 2003  (1:27)

03 - Dracula's Daughter - Screaming Lord Sutch - 1964  (3:37)

04 - Mummy Walk - Bo Diddley - 1965  (2:16)

05 - Walk Like a Zombie - HorrorPops - 2005  (4:04)

06 - Zoola Zooky - Johnny Alderson - 1963  (2:24)

07 - Frankystein - Los Rockin Devil's - 1967  (2:46)

08 - Ghost Guitars - Baron Daemon & the Vampires - 1963  (2:22)

09 - The Cool Gool - Sharkey Todd and His Monsters - 1959  (2:00)

10 - The Monster's Bride - Miss L Louise Lewis - 1962  (1:49)

11 - Dancing with Mr D - The Rolling Stones - 1973  (4:48)

12 - Dracula's Tango - Toto Coelo - 1982  (4:39)

13 - Jam at the Mortuary - Griz Green - 1965  (2:53)

14 - Zombies' March - The Mao Tse Tung Experience - 1991  (3:59)

15 - I'm Dracula - Plastik - 1982  (2:28)

16 - Graveyard - F L Wray - 1962  (2:54)

17 - Frankenstein Baby - Mad Jack and the Hatters - 2011  (3:07)

18 - Dry Bones Twist - The Drivers - 1962  (2:44)

19 - Furry Happy Monsters - REM and The Muppets - 1998  (3:26)

20 - Monster Motion - Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers - 1962  (2:31)

21 - Mr Frankenstein - Peter and the Wolves - 1961  (2:55)

22 - Old Boris - Bela la Goldenstein - 1962  (2:13)

23 - Frankenstein - The Cadillacs - 1962  (2:47)

24 - Creatures' Nite Out - The Rockets - 2000  (2:34)

25 - Monster Bossa Nova - Gene Moss - 1964  (2:06)

26 - Dead Boyfriend - The Monarchs - 1995  (1:45)

27 - Draculena - Aaron McNeil - 1964  (2:34)

28 - Rock Until You Drop (from The Monster Squad) - Michael Sembello - 1987  (3:01)

This compilation takes its inspiration from Track 20, a rockin' little number from a little Massachusetts kid of some later note.  Don't step on the Wolf Man's tail!

MA-143 - Monster Motion

That's the end of this year's BLOG-O-WEEN, kiddies! See ya on Thursday with another bit of delectability! I'm buggin' out for now, it's kinda dead around here!


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