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Retroactive Hot Links

Sunday, 10 August 2014

steam punk zeppelin

Ex-Soviet citizen Vladimir Jaffe explains to socialists what life under socialism is really like. He’s got many videos posted here, and this one’s a classic.

How to drill a square hole. The .gif is cool, too [via].

Very clever street surfing in Slovakia: Sur les rails du tramway de Bratislava en Slovaquie.

Everything to know about a Pascal triangle of 11 (including the Fibonnaci Sequence).

OBO FAIL.

An Essay On Walt Kelly and Chuck Jones.

Five is red. Four is turquoise. Three is green. Two is orange. One is blue.

Top image from here.

 

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Tacky Raccoons’ 7th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Sunday, 3 August 2014

We’ve featured the Top Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 2 August 2007 and this year is no different. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2014).  NR indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image and it’ll take you to the original post.

Cute Baby Giraffe

No. 11/nr/74 – Cute Baby Giraffe

No. 10/2/10 – 10/10/10 10:10:10

science-fair-barbie1

No. 9/11/21 – Death Row Barbie and Other Science Fair Projects

How To Piss Off A Golden Retriever

No. 8/nr/28 – How To Really Piss Off A Golden Retriever

No. 7/3/5 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

capybara lap warmer

No. 6/1/3 – Capybara Lapwarmer

Jose Fernandez

No. 5/nr/48 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 297 – Page Turner, Giraffe Gymnastics & “Did You Catch That?”

No. 4/5/15 – Babe Cannon

Giant Isopod

No. 3/7/24 – “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”

SNAKE

No. 2/nr/2 –  LOL FERRET: Episode 1

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

The .Gif Friday Post No.133 – Needlepoint Dog is Awesome!

“Needlepoint Dog” is a new entry in the Tacky Raccoons Blogoversary Hit Parade, with a score of 1/nr/19. We posted it on 25 June 2010 just days after it appeared at the source. Within 5 days of posting, it spiked, then went relatively dormant traffic-wise until February of this year and it’s been in the No. 1 slot for 6 months straight.

Not only is the concept great, the animation of the reverse side is even better. Congrats!

Although Tacky Raccoons doesn’t attract a lot of comments, we appreciate the “likes” and those who “follow” us. Now let’s talk Twitter. We’ve had an account for several years as an experiment to see how many followers we could get with the stated intent of providing absolutely no content and about 30 people played along. This is going to change.

Starting today, anyone who follows @BunkStrutts will get automatic notifications of new posts, perhaps some occasional inane snark from me, and all in fun. We’ll see where it goes, and if it clogs up my email inbox with too many Tweet notifications, I’ll deal with it. (There’s a button on the upper right sidebar to beam you over to Twitterville, too. You don’t need to sign up to Twitter to read it. We’ve done the same with FaceBook, even though I don’t use it much).

Wish you all the best,

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit

The Official Cutting Edge Tacky Raccoons Store

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Hot Links To Infinity – AND BEYOND! *Wooooosh*

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Infiniti Pizza

It’s A Gas” features King Curtis on sax, 1963 [via].

The origins of Mad Magazine – 1954 Senate Subcommitee on Juvenile Deliquency, led by progressive Senator Estes Kefauver (D), moved to censor comic books.

Animatronic spider is amazing.

Public Service Announcement. Please watch.

Kent State University, Kent Ohio, 1980 drive-thru.

How to save an uprooted tree.

What’s in Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase? I had to axe Mr. Google for the reference, found that it has to do with a scene in the movie Pulp Fiction. Now that I know, this kinda makes sense.

THIS was a clever prank.

“I told my brother he had a bug on him.”

You can’t see The Great Wall of China from space, but you can see this.

Not sure what this means, but it’s kinda cool.

[Top .gif from here.]

IRS1040 Hot Links

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Da Vinci Caricature 1495

Rose-Mar/Les Swazzo’s DooWop Cove. Scroll down for the feed link and click it.

If you don’t want to hear that, hear this.

Watch this dashboard vent.

I want a shirt like Luke & Sean have.

Cool pics of bugs and worms.

Mattresses that look like celebrities [via].

Egyptian copper whoopie cushion.

Top image from here:
Leonardo da Vinci, Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair, 1495.
I’m pretty sure I know that guy.

Cross-Stitched Hot Links

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Cross Stitch RuPaul

Cross stitch + .gif animations + transvestites =  The RuPaul Cross Stitch Animation Workshop.

“We met over 4 Wednesday nights to learn cross stitch, view experimental animation, celebrate local drag, and discuss GIF culture.”

18 Owls [via].

Cookin’ With Aunt Ethel” as sung by Linda Hopkins is great and bizarre at the same time. Apparently it’s from a 1985 satirical play entitled “The Colored Museum.”

Google this and read it.

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, January 10, 1963

Posted verbatim sans commentary here.

The Tee-Tones are awesome.

Q: What happens if a fire breaks out where firearms ammunition is stored?
A: Not much [via].

Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908) is regarded as the first cartoon animation [via].

Blue Pencilled Hot Links

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Loomis

Paint [via].

Temper tantrum lip synch [via].

Kids and animals at the zoo (cute alert).

This MIT experiment is awesome and scary at the same time (this gibberish got published as legit just because it looked cool). Reminds me of the Turbo Encabulator.

Google “City of Woodland Hills Trash Enclosure Requirements” and check out the image results.

Oh. Canada.

Wooden Water Droplet Machine is simple yet awesome.

That’s racist.

Criminy.

Top image from Andrew Loomis‘ “Fun With A Pencil” 1939. Free download here.

The 2014 Winter Hot Links

Sunday, 9 February 2014

2014 Russia Olympics

How to make a wooden Viking beer mug with a hatchet and a knife. I’d use the rawhide method.

Better yet – how to scout and set up a whiskey still in the hills of Appalachia. The late Popcorn Sutton is his own live narrator on this 96 minute video, entitled, “This Is The Last Damn Likker Run I’ll Ever Make.” Take the time to watch it.

Interesting comparative photo essay of differing people of the U.S.

Large Brass Industrial Man Template is a great title for that post.

The True Story of The Simpsons.

Ohio State School For The Blind Marching Band accompanied the OSU  Marching Band for “script Ohio” September 2013.

Amy Oops has free tickets for something. Go for it.

Girls and whale sharks.

Top image refers to this story. KGB, NSA, what’s the difference.

Fashionable Hot LInks

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Attractive

Awesome koala fight. [via]

The Elephant’s Foot (aka, what happens when socialists are in charge of everything).

Meet your ancestors.

Wondering what your ancient Baktrian bronze battle axes are worth? Start here.

Interesting analysis of the countries around the world. It hints at the reasons why many nations are armpits (and worse) while others are successful. [via]

Nice collection of retrostuff courtesy of VE.

Showgirls playing chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, New York, 1958 [NSFK].

Sweden’s Burning Goat.

Dogs who know they’re guilty.

Dawg ridin’ dirty [via].

Top image found here.

Happy New Year’s Eve, Peeps!

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300

Another year has passed and we’d like to thank those who took precious minutes out of their lives to visit Tacky  Raccoons. We don’t know who you are, but we know where you live. You’re good peeps.

We’re never sure how much traffic we get is real or from Russian bots attempting to break the spam blockade to sell cheap knockoff handbags and embiggification pills. Muchisimas grassyass to those of you who clicked the “like” button and/or who linked to this site – it reminds us that we’re not alone with the Russian bots.

As for those who took time to leave comments, donkey shane:

Amy Oops, Arnie, Audrey, berdi726, bill126, breakroomstories, Brian, Bunkarina, Calo, charlottecarrendar, Cindy, clementinegoesusa, complicatedpov, Dale Weeks, Dana, Dan Johanson, da_truth36, Dorcas, Duane Helton, ed, Emma, Ezekiel Fish, Feng, fluffstravels, Fritz, Gabriel, George Weaver, GP, IzaakMak, Jacky Torres, Jane, Jason B. Ladd, JMKhapra, Joe, John M., josephfromspain, kdub, kirk, laurendarcybruce, LC Aggie Sith, Lindy Jordan, Macker, Malik, mopowerdon, My father too served in England in WW2, NoNamePlease, oddboxcomics, Opinionated Man, otterhavver, planetross, Richard Huggins, RiverUnderWater, Sad Man’s Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro – Prague, Scout Paget, smartygal, Soylent Green, studentmissalexis, susank456, theliteraryhorse, The Necromancer, The Watcher, thomasnwafor , Tiki Man, Tony McGurk, VE, wheels, Xraypics, yourothermotherhere and zachandclem.

Happy New Year, folks. Wish you the best. — Bunk

Hot Links of the 11th Dimension

Sunday, 29 December 2013

FLATLAND Edwin Abbott

In Dreams is an experimental film about childhood nightmares by Samuel Blain.

“I never forget a face.” Yeah, you’ve heard someone say it, but how would they know? I got a score of 91% and 82% on this test.

The Legend of Chuck Norris lives on. I’m amazed that I didn’t make it into the Top 50, or maybe I did…

Crashing Cell Phone Conversations At The Airport.

This Guy Travelled The Country In A Pink Tutu Just To Make His Wife Laugh During Chemo.

Very cool fractal art.

Yeah, it snowed in Cairo. BFD. Weather happens, and it’s not caused by humans. We don’t have that much power, never will, no matter what Mr. Catastrophe told you.

How long can YOU watch a kitten with nasal problems in front of a fire place? [via]

WorpDress just informed me that this our 2,609th blog post. Wish they’d warned me a few years ago. I’d have cleaned up the yard, re-caulked the tub and got rid of the meerkats (cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards).

Top image from Edwin A. Abbot’s 1884 classic novella “Flatland.”


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