The .Gif Post No.344 – Mad Bat, Roach Ap Prank & A Launch To The Mothership

Friday, 22 August 2014 by

mad batFake Roach Ap

UPTOTHEMOTHERSHIP

[Found here, here and here. I de-jitterfied the 2nd one.]

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Reverse Flatulence: Nature Abhors A Vacuum

Thursday, 21 August 2014 by

Reverse Flatulence

[Found here.]

One Too Many Things Wrong Here.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 by

Too Many Things Wrong Here

[Found here.]

Chopped and Lowered VW Rat Rod Prowler

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by

Chopped Lowered VW RatRod Prowler

The ghost of Ed Big Daddy Roth lives.

[Found here. More Rat Rods here.]

RAF Supermarine Spitfire

Monday, 18 August 2014 by

RAF Supermarine Spitfire WWII

[Image found here, history of the Spitfire here, and wiki here.]

Blue Kitchen

Sunday, 17 August 2014 by

Blue Kitchen

[Artwork by Carlo Stanga found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Wingsuit Fail, Honey Cakes, Karen Marie (with Postmodern Jukebox) & Buddy Guy

Saturday, 16 August 2014 by

Wingsuit fail vid from Corcovado, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
[SFK. Yeah, as horrible and disturbing as it is,  it's SFK.]

Bees in China [via].

Karen Marie‘s take on Little Willie John‘s “Fever” (done in 12 styles with Postmodern Jukebox). It kept my attention, even though the video erroneously credits Peggy Lee for the song. LWJ recorded it in 1956;  two years later Peggy Lee covered it.

Here’s the great Buddy Guy and his take on the song. And with that we’re out. Have a great weekend, folks. See you soon.

The .Gif Friday Post No.343 – A Crowded Train, The New Haircut & Saddle Up Down

Friday, 15 August 2014 by

Crowded Train

The Haircut
Saddle Down
[Found here, here and here. I un-jitterfied the 2nd & 3rd.]

Stephen Gray’s Contribution To The World

Thursday, 14 August 2014 by

Magnetic Boy

Stephen Gray was pursuing a long series of experiments with electricity. In producing charge on a long glass tube, he discovered in 1729 that he could communicate the electrical effect to other objects by direct connection. Using string, he could charge an object over 50 feet from the rubbed tube, but oddly enough some other substances, such as silk thread, would not carry charge. Brass wire would transmit charge even better. These experiments with charged strings and glass tubes revealed the properties of conduction, insulation, and transmission.

The depiction above shows one of Gray’s most famous experiments, in which he showed that a boy suspended by (insulating) silk cords could be charged (with the glass tube) and then as a (conducting) body could (electrostatically) attract small objects. Dramatic experiments such as these became quite well-known. Finally, after Newton’s death in 1732, Gray was admitted as a member of the Royal Society in recognition of his efforts, but he died destitute a few years later in 1736. [via]

[Image found here.]

Some Toe Tapping Music

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by

USSR Xray Vinyl

“Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays.”

[Image and caption found here.]


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