Monday, November 30, 2009

Pig City!

Lamenting the passing of another Louisville barbecue joint:


Another of JSH's many obsessions: retro drive-in intermission films.


"Gotta love anything that has a hyphenated O in the middle of it. Like Bit-O-Honey. And Malt-O-Meal. And the Jazz-O-Harmonists."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

JSH in Cigar Store Commercial

Seen on the JSH Twitter Feed:

"Video shoot today, appearing in a J. Shepherd's Cigar Store commercial... and I NEVER endorse a product I don't absolutely love! :) "

Eavesdropping on Apollo

A Louisville man recorded live radio feed of Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969, and portions of his tapes are now available on mp3:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Starlight Frozen Custard

Another frozen custard place bites the dust.

Carl Hurley Lane

Kentucky comedian Carl Hurley now has a street named after him in London, KY.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Interplanetary Internet

Why are they building an internet for the solar system? Who is out there that they think is going to be using it?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wild Wild West: a Steampunk TV show

"There are many television programs that have, accidentally or not, been very insightful about the true nature of quantum spacetime, and how it interacts with us today and our culture. Star Trek and Lost are notable examples. But for a Steampunk's particular fetish with the Victorian Age, there's no better program than The Wild Wild West."

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Steampowered Jet Engine in 250 B.C.

"Although the Victorian Era was the golden age of Steam power (hence, Steampunk), the technology actually goes back to ancient times."

The Green Ice Building

No, they don't make green ice. It's an ice building that's green.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wedding of the Painted Doll

An obscure song from the 1929 musical, "The Broadway Melody":

Pigs is Pigs

What is the connection between Walt Disney, Mick Jagger, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Star Trek's Tribbles, Rolling Rock beer, Hank Williams, Robert A. Heinlein, and a 1905 children's book about guinea pigs?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Hunt-Morgan House

A haunted house in Lexington, formerly occupied by a Civil War general and a Nobel Prize winning geneticist:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Belle Brezing's Grave

A visit to the grave of Belle Brezing, the infamous Lexington prostitute:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Society for the Advancement of Paper Straws

"You need to drop whatever you're doing right now, right this very moment, and join SAPS, which stands for both Society for the Abolition of Plastic Straws and Society for the Advancement of Paper Straws."

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Birth of Merlin

Catclaw's putting on "The Birth of Merlin" in New York for Christmas:

And The JSH Combo will be recording backing musical tracks for it:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Krampus Blog

A new photoblog dedicated to his royal fuzziness.

The Morrissey Building

"Life is a pigsty", indeed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

High Five!

Was the "High Five" really invented in Kentucky? Well........ no.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dancing Piggies of 1907

Doesn't this remind you of Barney the Dinosaur? It's a man in a giant grotesque pig suit in an obscure French film from 1907:

Corn in the USA

"Like a virus and its host, corn has successfully used us as a means to enable it to multiply and spread itself."

Caviar, Non Emptor

JSH raves about Louisville's most upscale sushi bar, which is pretty impressive since he doesn't even like sushi: