Archive for the ‘News Not’ Category

Australia Blackout Dexember 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Australia Blackout 2012

(West Poondongwalla, Australia) – Strutts News Services

Only the wealthiest of the wealthy were able to keep their lights on when the entire power grid of Australia failed just days ago, and no one knows why the continent now glows blue. Some locals blame global warming, while others point accusatory fingers at The Mayans for their probably prophetic Calendar of Doom that caused the utility companies of Oz to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete simultaneously and just for the hell of it.

In any case, the well-to-do panicked wisely and moved inland to avoid the rising seas that subsequently swamped the coastal regions.

[There’s more info here that can’t possibly be true. Related post here.]

Hex Globe

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Looks a bit like a 6-sided Flatland to me, but I want to visit Owl World.

[Found here.]

Occupy Grandma In Camo

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Zuccotti Park Sept 2012. Found here.

“Hi Gramma! I Made You a Lamp!”

Monday, 17 September 2012

“Gramma, I know that you and Grampa escaped the old country without shoes, but capitalism is evil, so I made you a lamp to show you how wrong you were to leave.” –Overheard at Zuccotti Park September 2012.

[Image found here. Quote was entirely fabricated only because #OWS is entirely fabricated.]

Rhinoceros Gives Birth To 16 Year Old Chinese Girl

Sunday, 9 September 2012

A Chinese girl poses for fun with a 3D painting at an art exhibition in Jiaxing city in east China’s Zhejiang province.

[Found here. Rhino Archive here.]

5 TACKY YEARS! Top 11 Posts for 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012

How’s it feel to be a Green Dot? That’s right, one of those little World Peas is just for you. View the Live Map here. It will display little blinkies that show you who else is here, and it’s anonymous. (We’re at the ass end of the US, just in case you were wondering.)

It’s intuitively obvious to the casual observer that we’re on the verge of taking over the world, so be content in the knowledge that you have assisted with the conquest.

We added an online store and a widget that sort of links to another online store. WorpDress now allows adverts, and they also allow PayPal Tip Jars, so we added that as well. Has any of it paid off? Nah.

We’ve featured the Top Posts for each year since we started in 2007. The numbers indicate this year’s ranking followed by last year’s, and we’ve added a third for all-time ranking (2012/2011/All-Time Rank).  NR indicates Not Ranked.

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

No. 11/nr – Popeye Dead at 108

No. 10/nr – Mickey Possum has a good attitude.

No. 9/nr – The .Gif Friday Post No.104 – Catsup

No. 8/nr – Babe Cannon

No. 7/2/5 – Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection

No. 6/7/8 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

No. 5/nr – 10/10/10 10:10:10

No. 4/nr – 10:11:10 11/10/11

No. 3/nr – Possum Haiku

No. 2/1/4 – Capybara Lapwarmer


The .Gif Friday Post No.93 – Cat Fish Robot Jam

It scored at No. 6 in 2011, and it’s at No. 7 on the 5-Year popularity ranking.

We plan to keep going with this baboso unless it becomes a chore, but considering all the fun stuff we’ve found just to keep our self-imposed goal of One Post Per Day, it looks like we’ll be around a while. Cheers!

The .Gif Post No.233 – Wavy Bears, The 10 O’Clock Nose & Thobbing Blob Fish

Friday, 15 June 2012

[1st one from here, the 2nd snot funny and the BlobThrob is mine.]

#Occupy Hot Links

Sunday, 6 May 2012

99% LMAO. Video to Free the Angels of #OWS.

Twitter lollageness here.!/search/realtime/bunkstrutts

Faber College & Delta House.

Everything you can think of that’s cool on piano can be found here.

Interesting website that debunks myths and stereotypes of autistics, with testimony.

The only limit is yourself at

Got some polarized glasses for watching 3D movies? Put ’em on, walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror and close one eye.

This site blows me away.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the single-note guitar solo.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker.

Old Plank Road & Oiled Earth Road.

Top image is from this collection of Awesome graffiti.

Nice To Have You Here

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Running a “Hey Lookit This” blog is fun. One of the things that amuses me is trying to figure out what’s hot and what’s not, and occasionally I look at the search engine terms that brought people to Tacky Raccoons in the first place. I might as well share the fun.

In the past year, we got a lot of hits for .gif animations. That’s unsurprising because over time we’ve collected a nice archive. Here are the top ten search engine terms April 2011 – April 2012:

  1. Capybara  (23K+ hits)
  2. Dancing gif  (21K+)
  3. Possum  (13K+)
  4. 10 (9.5K)
  5. 11 (3K)
  6. Animation Fist Pump (3K)
  7. Science Fair Projects (2K)
  8. Motivational Poster (2K)
  9. Babe (2K)
  10. Woolly Bear Caterpillar (2K)

There are variations to each category, like plurals, additional words, misspellings, etc., so the number of hits are approximate – but those are by far the most popular, with thousands of hits each. Why so many people search for the numbers 10 and 11, and not other numbers is a binary mystery to me.

The rest is a hodgepodge of pure eclectic bizarreness. These are headscratchers, in order of rank:

Meatloaf, Stairs, Chainsaw Bear, Raccoons Killing Cats, Oops, Donut Queen, Slugman, Dwarf Porn, Male Anorexia, Camel Planking, Bunny Poop, Bitch, Mickey Mouse Pants, Amputee Porn, Velcro Microscope, Bubble Butt Animated Gifs, Harold Hamgravy, Body Paint Ass, Aunt Bethany and Nose Harp.

Exactly 60 people came to this website by searching for:

these little beasties are street legal. they run on either kawasaki or honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we’ve seen in too long. there are seven of these little monsters floating around california, and they’re all the creation of one man, tom wright

Go figure.

[Screencap of TR traffic from here.]

Nuge Of The World

Monday, 23 April 2012

Ted Nugent, a Michigan-born conservative who has endorsed Obama’s presumed Republican challenger in the November elections, Mitt Romney, drew Secret Service attention with his blunt remarks about Obama and administration officials at the NRA event.

“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November,” Nugent said at the convention.

U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Convention, responded earlier this week, saying “threatening violence – or whatever it is that Nugent’s threatening – is clearly beyond the pale.” [via]

In response to Wasserman-Schultz, Nugent was typically blunt and to the point.

“Now what you gotta do, I’ll tell you what you gotta do You got to pretend your face is a Maserati It’s a Maserati It’s a Maserati It’s a gettin’ hotty It’s a Maserati, Maserati, Maserati It’s a fast one too man, that thing’s turbocharged You feel like a little fuel injection honey? I’ll tell ya about it, I’ll tell you about it I gotta get that hood scoop off, shine and shine and buff I’ll check out the hood scoop I gotta buff it up, buff it up, buff it up, buff it up, buff it up, Yeah, shiny now baby, heh heh heh You’ve been drivin’ all night long It’s time to put the old Maserati away.”

[Update: Photo in the screen cap was misidentified.
It is not Ted Nugent, it is Sammy Hagar. – Bunk.]

[Update II: Although the above is mostly snark, this is not. h/t RoL.]


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