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Hello Mammoth

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cat Pwnd 2

Cat Pwnd

[Found in here.]

About these ads

Oh Hi!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tree Gecko

I think that’s a Leaf-Tailed Gecko.

[Found in here.]

Surreality Day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Surreality Day

Parasitic twin?

[Found in here.]

On This Day Awesome Happened.

Monday, 28 July 2014

On This Day Awesome Happened

John Belushi, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & Dan Akroyd, date unknown, probably late 1970s.

[Screen cap from here.]

1940s Rat Rod Go Cart

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Go Cart (6)

Go Cart (8)

Go Cart (7)

Go Cart (1)

Go Cart (2)

Pop Strutts (my grampa) created this bit of vehicular awesome from a lawnmower engine, some stray bicycle parts and wood scraps. There was no steering wheel, only a tiller.

The engine was a Briggs & Stratton 1/2 hp rope-starter. It had three gears, but to change gears you had to stop, move the drive belt a pulley over, and hope it didn’t sever your fingers while you moved it. There was an accelerator pedal that attached to the throttle, and a brake that consisted of a lever that forced a piece of metal into the rubber of one of the rear wheels.

To shut down the engine, there was a piece of spring metal with a wooden switch to short out the spark plug. It’d give you a nice zap if your finger missed the wood.

What’s not shown here is The Peckerwood. On the rear of the vehicle, Pop mounted a wooden image of a boy who mechanically rocked back and forth as the Go Cart moved, poking his steel wire “pecker” back and forth through a steel eye screw.  Papa Strutts probably removed it so as not to give a 10 year-old Bunk any nasty ideas, but I remember it. I had nasty ideas anyway, but not because of The Peckerwood.

[Rat Rods Archive here.]

Saturday Matinee – Tav Falco & Panther Burns, Rory Block, Don Leady & The Tailgators

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Tav Falco is a punkabilly oddity who’s been around for a while.

Rory Block cooks up a big batch o’ Robert Johnson and serves it hot.

If I’m not mistaken, The Tailgators were a spinoff band featuring bassist Keith Ferguson from The Fabulous Thunderbirds back in the 80s, as if it matters. Don Leady rocks.

Have a great Hamas-Free weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No. 340 – Lil’ Cajun Girls & Bad Karma Day

Friday, 25 July 2014

Catch of the Day 2Bad Karma Day 2

[Found  here & here. I de-jitterfied the .gifs to enhance the action. There would be a third, but the first two are just too awesome to behold.]

Casque Carnivore

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Casque Carnivore

Not sure which is more disturbing – the helmet or the head on the long neck wearing it.

As offered on Etsy:

A coveted treasure. This thick, red, felt, vintage riding cap was taken to the heights of head couture as I adorned it with huge German glass doll eyes, paint, a rare mix of feathers, a silky ponytail extension attached with scraps from a favourite old shirt covered with vintage pins and then … REAL horse teeth! A one of a kind creation. Just shot for a magazine editorial. This piece will turn heads at events or would also be a stunning addition in your home to your art collection. A total conversation piece.

[Found in here.]

He Who Scoffs At Danger

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Pelican Pwns

[Found here.]

Thank God For Bored People.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bored

[Found in here.]


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