Archive for October, 2011

All Hallow’s Eve Grumpkins – A Retrospective

Monday, 31 October 2011


Our Grumpkins were known to make dogs bark and little kids cry. A red Sharpie marker, a serrated boning knife and Tom Waits’ “Bone Machine” / Mickey Hart’s “Planet Drum” blasting through the neighborhood made it all worthwhile.

The neighborhood kids are all grown up now…

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1,000,000 Views!

Sunday, 30 October 2011


After several years of farting around and posting inanities on a daily basis, we are proud to announce 1,000,000 views as of a few hours ago. Although most of our traffic is from the U.S, the U.K. and Australia, we’ve been honored with visitors from 170 countries, including some that I’ve never heard of. From Revolver Maps, we get this nice list:

Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fijii, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, MongoliaAsia/Pacific Region, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, and Zambia.

Pure awesomeness, and it made my day. Thanks to all.

Pumpkin

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Love those eyes – great use of an adjustable hole cutter.  [Found here.]

Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – Gawper, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Rodrigo Blaas, Davy Knowles & Co.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Gawper [via Miss Cellanea]

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I Hear Voices.”

Tom Waits’ “What’s He Building?” is a creepy classic.

Pixar’s Rodrigo Blass: “Alma.” (Caution: this is NOT for little kids.)

Nice jam. Albert Collins’ King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign,” cranked out by Davy Knowles, Christine Collister, Bonnie Hayes, and members of the Robert Cray Band.

Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow for more oddities.

The .Gif Friday Post No.199 – Squad Car Boy, Cassandra / Elvira, CAT Scan Head Melt

Friday, 28 October 2011


[Original undoctored .gif animations found here and here. The Elvira/Cassandra Peterson morph is my own.]

Self-Explanatory Pumpkin Carving

Thursday, 27 October 2011

[Found here.]

Welcome To The House of Fungus

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Nice and cozy, but a bit damp and musty. On the plus side, you can kick the walls, release some spores, and grow your own neighborhood.

[Found here.]

Update: Apparently it’s part of the Kids Activity and Learning Centre at Soneva Kiri Resort:

Soneva Kiri by Six Senses is located on Koh Kood, a remote island situated in the east of Thailand, known for its pure waterfalls, crystal clear waters and traditional village life.

The Extraction of the Stone of Madness

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A detail from “The Extraction of the Stone of Madness“, a painting by Hieronymus Bosch depicting trepanation (c.1488-1516)

[Found here.]

Ballpeen Hammerheads

Monday, 24 October 2011

[Found here, via here. Related post here.]

“Wot’s ‘Taters’?”

Sunday, 23 October 2011


The Missus pulled up a weed last week. At least she thought it was a weed, but forgot we’d planted some taters in the garden, and now we have a home-grown po-tay-toh. The picture doesn’t do it justice – believe me, it’s awesome, almost as awesome as this vid from 1991:

[Vid previously posted - so what. :) ]


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