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Quadratic Hot Links

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Quadratic Grafitti

Gorilla punched out camera man.

There’s an app for water. Really.

It’s raining here. [via].

1939 burglar alarm dials number and plays message.

Urban Planning Fail that won awards in 1984.

Here’s another one from 1978, called “the first postmodern ruin.” I visited the latter ten years after construction and it was a crumbling bio-hazard with human feces in the dry pools.

The Spelling Nazi Reports:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Lotsa sundials.

I got 12/12 on the Elvis Lyrics Test [via].

41 April Fools Day pranks for kids.

Top image from here. Obviously the work of the Al-Gebra gang.

Saturday Matinee – Fritz the Dog, Rockabilly Speed Drawing, Billy Woodward & The Senders, The Howlin’ Brothers, Imelda May with Darrel Higham

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Fritz The Dog finally gets it.

This vid is entitled “Rockabilly Speed Drawing.” It’s cool and fast and rockabilly. Not sure what the connection is besides the sound track, but it’s still cool and fast and rockabilly.

Billy Woodward & The Senders. Awesome retro sound.

The Howlin’ Brothers crank out some home-grown basics.

Imelda May is killer with “The Right Amount of Wrong.”

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow.

 

Saturday Matinee – Hayes Carll, John Prine & Steve Goodman

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Hayes Carll sounds a lot like what’s his name.

Oh yeah. The great John Prine, who doffed his hat to the late Steve Goodman.

Talk backwards, and have a great weekend, folks.

 

1967 High School Girls

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

China 1967

1967 High School Girls USA

Note the difference.

[1st image found here via here, 2nd from here.]

Hat Molds

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Hat Molds

I’m guessing they’re wooden, and some appear to be from the 1920s, perhaps earlier.

I don’t know a lot about hats, except that early makers of felt hats used mercury in the process, and the accumulation of that metal in their systems eventually affected their mental stability, resulting in the phrase “Mad as a hatter.”

Originally, cowboy hats and others were functional rather than a fashion statement. Brims were flat, designed to shade the sun and drain the rain, but once movies came about, the sides of the brims were turned up to show the actor’s faces. I suppose the crease in the top kept water from flowing off the sides and toward the back.

The side “dent” is a mystery, unless it was where a man grabbed it just before saying,
“Well, helloooo, ladies.”

[Found in here.]

Saturday Matinee – Shovels & Rope, Richard & Linda Thompson, & Postmodern Jukebox

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Shovels and Rope have a nice country sound – with dawgs. They’re a husband and wife team.

They remind me a little of Richard and Linda Thompson.

That song is one of my all-time favorites for unknown reasons, and we’ve posted at least one other version before.

On the other hand, these folks crack me up because they’re so talented and so spot on. Here’s another great hit from PostModern Jukebox.

 

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more pasta and butter.

Chastity Suit?

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jane Daly 1929

Jaqueline Gadsden (aka Jane Daly) on the set of The Mysterious Island in 1929. Although it was a silent movie (one of the last), it was filmed in color (one of the first).

[Image found here.]

“…the all-new DEARBORN CREST SERIES”

Monday, 2 March 2015

Dearborn Crest Series Postcard

Wow. A Michigan Toothpaste Collection display case. Awesome.

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.379 – Jake & Elwood, “Got The Time, Little Buddy?” and a Big Drip

Friday, 27 February 2015

Jake and Elwood

Got The Time

Paint Drip

[Found here, here and here. I reversed and looped the 3rd one to give it a slow pulse.]

Saturday Matinee – Holton Rower’s Paint Spills, Jack Broadbent & Floyd Jones

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Interesting artsy spilly painty project [via].

Awesome slide by Jack Broadbent on the streets of Amsterdam in 2014 with a cover of Canned Heat’s “On The Road Again.”

On The Road Again” was penned by the late Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Floyd Jones. Wilson died of a barbiturate overdose in 1970 at the age of 27, within a few weeks of the similar drug-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. So what about Floyd Jones? Let’s hear him.

Here’s Floyd Jones‘ “Stockyard Blues” with his own commentary.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.


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