THIS is called dirt poor. All I know is that it’ s somewhere in Africa.
This is the 2,000th post on Tacky Raccoons.
Just think of all the time I could have been doing something more productive than shirking my responsibilites. On the other hand, this blog has given me much enjoyment over the years because every post was the result of a trek, an internet safari to look for and post oddities that amuse me, or at least hold my attention for more than a few seconds.
It has had it’s benefits. I’ve learned about image manipulation and editing, .gif animations, and that there are some sites out there that no one should visit. I’ve also “met” people from all over the world.
One thing that’s always puzzled me is what generates traffic. Sure, putting up a post titled “Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn” got a lot of hits (it’s No. 15 on the list of most popular) but those who are really looking for it won’t find it here. With very few exceptions, I’m still running on Anita Bath’s blogging Rule No. 1: Don’t post anything that will cause a Pastor to block the site from viewing by his 12 year-old daughter.
In case you’re curious, here are the Top Five posts that garnered the most attention since we started in 2007:
Are those the best posts of Tacky Raccoons? Not in my opinion, but who cares. I’m having fun, and I hope you are, too.
It wasn’t me, deer, but someone on that book cover looks WAY too excited to find it.
Bunkessa spotted this Rat Rod Trike in front of the local Home Depot yesterday and thought “I know who’d like this.”
She was right. More Rat Rods here.
Rufus Thomas‘ “Funky Chicken” live at WattStax 1972.
As talented as Pastorius was, he was diagnosed as bi-polar, and despite medications, lived on the streets for weeks at a time. He died in 1987 at age 35 from head injuries incurred during an altercation with a bouncer at a nightclub in Florida.
Have a great weekend folks, see you back here tomorrow.
I see a problem. It has to do with the inconvenient combination of nighttime, calls and nature. [Found here.]
© Art Kane, 1967, Aretha Franklin, “Halos”, Esquire Magazine
Wanting to highlight her strong Gospel roots, Art Kane tried waving the camera in a circular motion to try to make halo shapes from the light in Aretha’s eyes. This photo is also a rare, Art Kane crop, as virtually all his images are composed in full frame.