Archive for the ‘Odd’ Category

The .Gif Friday Post No.365 – Monkey Bridge, Bear Pong & Sloth Air Guitar

Friday, 30 January 2015

Monkey Bridge
Bear Bong
SlothScratch

[Found here and here, and the Sloth Air Guitar is from somewhere in here. Y’all like .gif animations? We gottem.]

Mantis, Preying, and Busy Chewing Your Head Off.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Preying Mantis

[Found in here. Some NSFW.]

Screen Caps – How To Make

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Retro Screen Cap

That’s a CRT Trace Camera for HP 54600 series digitizing oscilloscopes, but you already knew that. Circa 1991, that state of the art high-tech appurtenance would cost over $1k in 2015 dollars.

[Found here.]

Fireproofing

Monday, 26 January 2015

Steeler Mask 1939

[Found here.]

The Kinder River Waterfail

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Kinder Downfall 1

Kinder Downfall 2

Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, with a 30-metre (98 ft) fall. The waterfall was formerly known as Kinder Scut, and it is from this that the plateau derives its name. Although usually little more than a trickle in summer, in spate conditions it is impressive. In certain wind conditions (notably when there is a strong west wind), the water is blown back on itself, and the resulting cloud of spray can be seen from several miles away. [Wiki]

[Found here, via here. 1st link has a video that blows me away.]

The .Gif Post No. 364 – Kitty Whack, Googly Dog & Spotting The Ball

Friday, 23 January 2015

Kitty Whack-a-Mole
Googly Dawg
Spotting The Ball
[Found here, here and here.]

Cabezas de bebé en las rodillas

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Baby Knees 2

Baby Knees

For those of you who don’t “hobble the spaniel,” here’s Bing Translator: “Heads of baby on her knees.”

[Found here.]

My College Buddies

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ancient College Buddies

Dang. I remember those guys. Funny as hell.

[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Nothing Much Happened Today 10

[Found here.]

1952 Ariel Square Four Wood Racer

Sunday, 18 January 2015

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More than one person actually built one of those vehicles, and one of the cars is in a museum in St. Louis, Missouri (oh, and check out that 1956 prediction of a Smart Phone).

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We bet that most people are only faintly aware that the Ariel motorcycle brand existed at all. There was a time, though, when the British company was a pioneer in new and exciting technologies, innovating where others were content to soldier forward with tried-and-true methods. In fact, its eventual failure was due in part to its futuristic designs. For instance, Ariel introduced the world to its Square Four motorcycle in 1931. Named for its oddly-shaped engine architecture that placed four cylinders in a box pattern, the Square Four was completely unlike anything else offered at the time and used two sets of pistons mated at the flywheel inside a single engine block that was capped by a single head casting. Different to say the least, but ultimately pretty successful for Ariel, which went on to sell over 15,000 of the bikes before production ceased in 1959.

An interesting home-built hotrod has just shown up on eBay that mates this classic engine to a custom wooden body designed by – get this – a boat builder. The vehicle itself was inspired by a Modern Mechanix Magazine article from the ’50s and features a French connection by way of suspension components from a Citroen. Cadillac bullet-shaped tail lights may look a little out of place, but are nothing if not period correct.

[Found here, via here. Related post here.] Oh, and did you spot that “Phone of Tomorrow? The prediction wasn’t far off. Link at the link.


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