Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Saturday Matinee – (Hg(SCN)2) Decomposition, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five & The Seeds

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Mercury(II) thiocyanate decomposition is kinda cool, but some of the U Toobage comments amused me more (posted verbatim):

Imagine a 50 tons asteroid made of this thing … it would enter the atmosphere, get in flame, expand like the whole africa and kill us

This was filmed in a North Korean secret science lab where they are trying to build their next president.
How cool would it be to pretend to be a wizard in the medieval ages, just go into a kings throne room and threaten them by summoning satans dick tentacles, pop this experiment down, and as everyone is screaming, command the dick tentacles to stop, and then they all be like. Oh you so great wizard telling satans dick tentacles to stop, and then you would be like muahahah – ill stop, and yes, there is something wrong with me.
Why is he using a little tiny golf club to put down the powder?
Why did watching this bring Hillary to mind ?
and that’s how they grow kale! now you know

i’d smoke that

poke it with a stick…

BTW, the word is spelled “Weirdest.” I before E except after W…

Okay. Enough of that, so let’s go eclectic. How ’bout some 1966 retro?

Here’s The Electric Prunes on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, circa 1966, lip-synching “I Had Too Much To Dream.”

“Psychotic Reaction” by The Count Five, circa 1966.

The Seeds‘ “Pushin’ Too Hard” circa 1966.

For me, 1966 was a great year because I got a small transistor radio for my birthday. It ate up my allowance money in batteries because I’d fall asleep listening to WSAI into the wee hours on school nights.  It was also the year Dad ordered a complete set of the World Book Encyclopedia. That was the edition that had frog dissections and human anatomy on overlapping clear celluloid layers. Very cool.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for stuff.

Fire Dogs

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

FireDog

Don’t teach the cats how to do this.

[Found in here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.366 – Ice, Fire & Beer

Friday, 6 February 2015

Snowball Pwnd
FirePaint
Robotics & Beer
[Found here, here and in here. Manually unjitterfied the first one, and the 3rd is from this.]

Heat The Drum Slowly.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

 

Witch Heating Her Drum

Evenk shamaness heating her drum over fire. Photo by A. Slapins, 1975

Heating the drum before use was necessary because the heat tightened the drum skin and changed its pitch. Basically, the shaman used the fire for tuning his/her drum.

The Evenks are native to Asia, particularly southern Siberia, and their culture predates Russia – it’s been traced to neolithic times.

[Image & description found here.]

Graduation Day

Monday, 2 June 2014

Graduation Day

[Story and image found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.316 – Touch The Nut, Donut Porn & Hot Velour

Friday, 24 January 2014

Touching The Nut

Donut Porn

My Old Flame

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.267 – Firedog, Llama Leer, Gecko Splat & Bro Cat

Friday, 15 February 2013

Fire Dog

Llama Look

Gecko Splat

Cool Cat

[All found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.265 – Zombie Baby, Hot Pony Girl & Hellstorm

Friday, 1 February 2013

Outside Month 8

fireponygirl

Hellstorm

Bottom .gif is an animation of a photo of a super cell thunderstorm from 2004.
Middle animation found here. No idea where that awesome event took place.
The top .gif is my own experiment gone wrong, based upon this image. I like it.

The .Gif Friday Post No.258 – Campfire, Segway Fail & Kitten Dispenser

Friday, 14 December 2012

[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Operation Ivy Mike, Zippo Tricks & Ohio Players

Saturday, 3 November 2012

1 November was the 60th Anniversary of the first thermonuclear blast known as Operation Ivy Mike – 10 megatons set off on Eniwitok Atoll.
[h/t Soylent Green]

Papa Strutts was on the flagship USS Estes, and said that although they were miles away,  the shock wave blew out all the light bulbs on the ship. He’s an official member of  The Glow In The Dark Society.

Zippo tricks were a necessary evil growing up, at least they used to be a million years ago when we’d flip the cap on the downstroke and flick the wheel coming up, on our jeans. A quick 1-2 flourish. Zippos rock.

And that’s about as silly a performance of pure funk that I’ve ever seen. The Ohio Players, introduced by Helen “I Am Woman” Reddy in 1975.

That’s about all I can take for tonight. Have a great weekend, folks.


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