Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

The .Gif Friday Post No.353 – Happy Halloween!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Tim Burton's CakeTim Burton's Cake 2

“Tim Burton received this handmade cake from his animation team and it’s basically the coolest shit ever.”

[Found here. More Samhain stuff here.]

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Halloween Costumes on a Budget

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

[More awesome costumes here.]

Hello Grubby

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Grubby
According to the source of that image, this happy guy was discovered after someone cut down a cherry tree, and one of the commenters believed it to be the larva of some type of long-horned beetle. Beetles come in all shapes and sizes, and the Xixuthrus Heros is one of the largest.

Giant-Fijian-Long-Horned-Beetle-300x264
[Bottom image (with an interesting story) found in here. Related posts here and here.]

 

Swingin’ And Slingin’ The Hot Links

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pendula Demonstration

Horse rocks out to crappy dance music [via].

“Welcome to Kansas: Not as Flat as Delaware!”

How to multiply numerals with multiple digits graphically. Very cool. Now I can get rid of my TI Datamath.

Sorry to have to state the obvious, but the people who marched for “Climate Change” are idiots.

Interesting timelapse of Arizona weather [via].

Planets inside water droplets.

A Tribute to Pugsley Addams.

Very cool audio/visual display of pendulum motion [via]. Visual demo of sound waves, mathematical sine wave congruences, electronics, physics, gravity, art and bowling all in one. Surprising stuff happens about 1:00 in. There’s medical info in the video as well – one of the kids has whooping cough. I haven’t heard that sound since I was in 3rd grade. [A screencap of the video is the source of the top image.]

UFO CAUGHT ON TAPE

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

UFO CAUGHT ON TAPE

Brilliant.

[Found here.]

Cute Puppies

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest celebrates its 25th anniversary today [21 June 2013] at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Twenty-five plus “beauty challenged dogs are foregoing their usual beauty regimens in preparation.”

[Images and description found at the Ugliest Dog Contest Contenders. Note that all of them are members of the breed the missus refers to as "Kikmi Dogs."]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Nothing Much Happened Today 7

[Found in here, with the story behind it. Oh, and we've added a new archive category.]

Saturday Matinee – Patches The Horse, John/Lee/Pop Mashup & The Reverend Horton Heat

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Meet Patches the Horse.

That’s  just bizarre, but it kept my attention for more than 15 seconds, so I’m posting the clever mashup featuring Iggy Pop and Peggy Lee. Little Willie John’s “Fever” will never sound the same. So where do we go from here? I’m stumped. Oh wait, I got it. Let’s slow it down a tad with some retroness.

It suits me, so it suits you. The Reverend Horton Heat‘s “Galaxy 500″ makes the nut.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more of teh awesome.

The .Gif No.347 – Woodcut Timelapse, Endless Caterpillar & Zen Snake

Friday, 19 September 2014

Woodcut in millimeters

endless caterpillar

Zen Snake

[Found here, here and here.]

Heinrich Hoffman’s Contribution To The World

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Harriet & The Matches

 “The Dreadful Story about Harriet and the Matches”
from Der Struwwelpeter (1845) a popular German children’s book by Heinrich Hoffmann.

Hoffmann was the German precursor to Charles Addams, writing and illustrating short stories/poems for children that can only be described as violent and bizarre. Judging by his popularity, both children and adults loved them (and still do) and he was translated into many languages. Mark Twain’s English translation was published posthumously, and he took some liberties to make the stories rhyme.

Check out Hoffman’s “Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher” or “The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb.”

Hoffman, besides being a writer of satire for both children and adults, despised authoritarianism (he even did a lampoon of Adolf Hitler), worked as a psychiatrist in an insane asylum treating paupers. His Wiki bio is interesting.

[Image and caption found here; Our non-comprehensive Archive of "Contributions To The World" here.]


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