Sunday, 26 October 2014
According to the source of that image, this happy guy was discovered after someone cut down a cherry tree, and one of the commenters believed it to be the larva of some type of long-horned beetle. Beetles come in all shapes and sizes, and the Xixuthrus Heros is one of the largest.
[Bottom image (with an interesting story) found in here. Related posts here and here.]
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Nice pumpkin carving tips. I use an orange Sharpie to mark the design, and carve with a serrated fish boning knife. Pre-designed push-pin patterns are for pussies, and using a Dremel is cheating big time. BTW, this is NOT how to do it.
That’s from Frank Zappa’s MTV Halloween Show 1981 at the Palladium NY. “Doreen” is classic, with doo-wop lyrics and chord patterns done in 4/4 time. “Goblin Girl” is typical FZ snark and innuendo.
The best Halloween Band (IMO) is Oingo Boingo, and they got their start as “The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo on The Gong Show. Pure awesome.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back here tomorrow for more stupid.
Friday, 24 October 2014
[Found here, here and here.]
Thursday, 23 October 2014
[Found in here. Apparently it's a building in Warsaw, click to zoom.]
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.
[Image and caption found here. More at the link.]
Monday, 20 October 2014
There are exactly three urinals in that restroom that I would never use.
[Found in here.]
Saturday, 18 October 2014
The Yoshida Brothers rock. Here’s their Wiki entry if you’re curious. [via]
Mean Mary James rips traditional song “Cripple Creek” on banjo live at WPRK. You want a faster version? You won’t find it.
Sarah Jarosz on mandolin, with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello, recorded April 2010, is a nice version of Tom Wait‘s song from “Mule Variations” (1999). Personally, I like Waits’ version better because gravel and petunias work for me on happy songs.
There are some great tunes hidden in the back of Tom Waits’ attic under the Swanson TV Dinner trays, matchbox covers, PEZ dispensers and Bazooka Joe coupons for free 6-inch long telescopes.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’re gonna post something else that’s completely inane tomorrow.
Friday, 17 October 2014
[Found here, here and here.]