Archive for the ‘Real News’ Category

RIP Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Robin Williams RIP

Here’s a classic Williams routine: “How The Scotts Invented Golf.” [Language warning - NSFK].

Heaven’s now got Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar and others, and you can bet that God is laughing his ass off right now… about golf.

Nanu Nanu, Mork.

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Full Moon Heros

Sunday, 10 August 2014

APOLLO Astronauts Collins Lovell & Aldrin

Mike Collins, Jim Lovell & I [Buzz Aldrin] got a behind the scenes look at the Orion capsule being built at Kennedy Space Center. Like our bunny suits?

I shouldn’t have to tell you who these guys are or what they did, but all three have titanium cojones.

Lovell’s book “Lost Moon” is a can’t-put-down white-knuckle read, and was the basis for the excellent movie “Apollo 13.”

[Image and Aldrin's caption found here.]

P.S. Tonight’s full moon is a “supermoon.”

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

for trendy and stylish acoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

Graduation Day

Monday, 2 June 2014

Graduation Day

[Story and image found here.]

Global Whooping & Godzilla

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Godzilla Climate Change

Sorry, folks, I can’t believe that the timing of the latest Global Whooping Hype is accidental, especially given this.

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.

Amish Ice Cutters Rescue Stranded Ice Breakers Rescuing Global Warming Proponents Stranded in Antarctica

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

harvesting ice

[Strutts News Services - Cleveland] Getting from Pennsylvania to Antarctica takes a while, but steady diligence always works.

Mennonites from around the globe are moving to free rescue vessels trapped in pack ice that threatens to crush the hulls of ships sent to evacuate a bunch of vapid idiots whose intentions were to view and compile data on melting ice during the Antarctica summer. The vapid idiots were successfully evacuated by ice breaking helicopters, and they’re now home safe and sound.

Those who volunteered for the rescue missions, as of this posting, are not, and nobody cares about those brave bastards.

EXCEPT FOR THE AMISH.

[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

8:9:10 11/12/13 – The 8th Second of The 9th Minute of The 10th Hour of The 11th Day of The 12th Month of The 13th Year of The Century

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

8 9 10 11 12 13 Date Time Convergence

Second : Minute : Hour; Day / Month / Year
Sequential time and date convergence, smallest to largest increments.

A similar sequence occurred at 8:09:10 on November 12 2013, but this one rocks. Unless I’m missing something, we’ll have no more great time/date convergences for a very long time.

Adding the numbers and dividing by 21 (the number of the current Century for those of you not keeping track) results in the Number 3, the minimum number of points to describe a circle, a plane and a non-collapsible polygon; the noblest of all digits according to Pythagoras and one of only 9 Heegner Numbers, the Atomic Number of Lithium (3rd in line after Hydrogen and Helium), the number of physical dimensions we’re able to sense,  and it’s also a crowd.

It all means something, I just don’t know what.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 309 – Da Vinci WTF, Lane Changer & Vandal FAIL

Friday, 6 December 2013

Mega Da Vinci

Lane Changer 1

Lane Changer 2

Burglar FAIL

[Found here, here and here.]


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