Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Do Women & Children Keep Borrowing Your Pen Knife? Here’s A Solution.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Planetary Pencil Pointer 1

Planetary Pencil Pointer 2

With a cast iron frame designed to be screwed down to the desktop, this machine eliminated the need for whittling and sanding pencils, and saved businesses countless hours in lost productivity.

It’s called a “Planetary Pencil Sharpener” because it relies on planetary gears revolving around a sun gear, and all are held in place with a ring gear.

Spirograph worked on the same basic principal, but it sure as hell couldn’t sharpen a pencil.

[Top image found here, via here. Bottom image from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Louis Jordan, Little Walter & Charles E. Anderson

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Louis Jordan‘s “Let The Good Times Roll” is a bonafide 1940s classic and features some nice legs, too.

Little Walter reinvented blues harmonica in the 1950s. Read more about him here. (Guess where James Cotton & Magic Dick Salwitz got their licks?)

Charles Edward Anderson  is a legend, made a name for himself by transforming traditional blues into what’s now considered classic Rock-N-Roll, and he did it by electrifying it and changing the tempo. That’s not news to anyone, but it was news to me when he released his best album, “London Berry Blues” in October 1972 and played T-Bone Walker‘s “Mean ‘Ol World” straight up. Yep, I’m talking about Chuck Berry.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that Gun-Free Zones only assist those deviants who choose to commit atrocities because they know that no one is able to shoot back.


Wednesday, 30 September 2015


You’ll get a pounding headache on this one, unless you do this:

Gravitron Win

[Images found here and here. And BTW, I always hated this ride. I’d rather puke once on a Tilt-A-Whirl and be done with it.]

Hot Links For Humanity

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Colorful Lady

The Ohio State University Marching Band (aka, The Best Damn Band In The Land) has a raccoon named Bon Qui Qui for a mascot. Thanks to all the Buckeye fans who inadvertently gave us a traffic spike of almost 5x normal yesterday. [Related posts here.]

Monumental Land Art in the U.S. Sorry, but I don’t consider a trench in the desert “Art,” but some of these are kinda cool.

There’s a Robert Redford movie coming out soon about Dan Rather, CBS and the Killian Documents Forgery Scandal. Here’s a breakdown of how the fraud began to unravel and who actually uncovered it.

A selfie from Mars.

She’s inane. She’s vapid. She’s @SocalityBarbie.


Someone doesn’t know what a knife is for.

Buster Keaton rocks [via].

Attach a corn cob to a long fishing pole, swing it at a rubber chocolate donut and try to avoid hitting a bunch of protesters with placards on sticks in a field. That’s Hornussen, aka Swiss Golf.

How about a Little Turtle Face?

Old Lady Chic: Wearing the 60’s in their 70’s.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 406 – Obama Greets Pope, Escher Falls & Bird Release Fails Big Time

Friday, 25 September 2015

Obama Greets Pope Francis
Escher Falls
These .gifs made me smile, especially the third one, because it was so well-intentioned, yet so poorly thought out.
[Found here, here, and here.]

Desert Breath

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Desert Breath 1

Located near the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt, Desert Breath is an impossibly immense land art installation dug into the sands of the Sahara desert by the D.A.ST. Arteam back in 1997.

It reminded me of and predates Louis Sachar‘s 1998 novel “Holes” that I read as a parent at the insistence of my youngun’s. I liked it, and the movie wasn’t bad either.

[Images and story found here, via here.]

“Ya, Boss, we take care of it. You watch.”

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Neanderthal Recreation

He never spoke those words.
No one alive knows his name.
Everyone who ever met him in person is dead.

[Image and story found here, via here.]

“Darts ready? Okay! On three…”

Monday, 14 September 2015

Balloon Queen

Careful. The Balloon Queen’s got a gun.

[Found here.]

How To Dolphin Correctly.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

How To Dolphin

[Found here.]

Discovered By Kangaroos In Canberra – The World’s Largest Calcified Dog Poop

Monday, 7 September 2015


[Story found by the missus. More here.]


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