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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.]

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.]

“The Mind that can’t stop thin king.”

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Copyrighted

No one can stop thin king. The entire concept is awesome, because when you squint your eyes you can see a small dog squatting in your mother’s flowerbed. The image is copyrighted, just like every other scribble you’ve ever seen on the internest.

“…Sophie ankle-biting kikmi dog nipping my ankles as I step out my own front door and laughing as she poops on my own front porch and laughing the way a kikmi dog does knowing that she doesn’t live here and is too small to send flying to the curb with the quick broadside of a boot – until now.”

©2015 Bunk Strutts

[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.

Happy New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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.2014 Tacky Raccoons MapThat image may or may not impress you, but there are 196 Countries in the world and Tacky Raccoons has been visited by inhabitants of 199 of them. Go figger.

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 y’all who took time to leave comments, donkey shane:

adminlmg, alifemomentAmateur Cookazmrmacs,
Bruce Thiesenbrunobluesman, Calo,
Czechpoliada_truth36DanDanielDaveEzekiel Fish,
gpcox, Irrelevant, IzaakMak, John M.,
josephfromspainJust A Simple Guykateybensonksbeth,
LC Aggie SithLemur KingLFFLlulu,
MackerMarc-AndréMeh…, Midwestern Plant Girl,
Nate Lenzoddboxcomics, Oh, THAT Brian!, Paulo,
Peter B, raincoaster, reretro, RiverUnderWater,
RobinKaty, Russell LeisenheimerScout Pagetsharylahr,Soylent GreenThe Necromancer, thenoveilst, Thom Hickey,
Tony McGurk, V.E.G., VE, Veronika Pommer, virgil & wheels.

May you all have a Happy and Prosperous New Year. –Bunk

The Entire Bible In 30 Minutes Or Less.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Bible

I’ve never read much of The Bible (with the exception of Genesis and The Book of Revelations when I was a teenager – I liked the Sci-Fi aspects). I’m not a particularly religious person, certainly not devout; I consider myself a non-practicing Presbyterian heathen.

A website found me on Christmas Day, and I found this post interesting:

The entire Bible in 30 minutes or less.

Here’s the gist of it:

God creates man.
Man rebels.
God initiates redemption.
God accomplishes redemption.
God gives birth to the church.
God completes redemption.

The following is reposted by permission of the author. It’s not a parody or satire, and it’s worth sharing. (more…)

So Mum Said, “Shaddup and go get a Christmas Tree,” and Dad said, “You heard your Mum.”

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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And Dad said, “You heard yer Mum.”

[Found here.]

Merry Christmas to the U.S. Military

Monday, 22 December 2014

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[Image from here, related to a ridiculous story from Christmas 2013.]

Loveable Meat-Brick

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Platypus Haiku

Definitely the best Haiku ever.

[Found here.]


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