Posts Tagged ‘link dump’

Signature Service Hot Links

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Gas Can Guitar Boy

Why A Pair of Pants?

“Pants” is an abbreviation for “Pantaloons,” originally a two-piece garment, with one sleeve for each leg, both tied around the waist. The codpiece was a polite, yet not-so-polite, appurtenance. Pantaloons (with or without codpieces) were a hit in France in the late 1600s. What a surprise.

The word “pantaloons” comes from the French pantalon, derived from Italian pantalone, named after San Pantalone, aka Saint Pantaleone, aka Saint Panteleímon.

St. PantaleoneThat guy was pretty cool. He practiced medicine until he became a Faith Healer and was accused of witchcraft in 305AD. He survived being set on fire with torches, being dipped in molten lead, tied to a rock and thrown into the sea, fed to wild animals, torn apart on the rack, and a beheading. He freed a bunch of slaves, too. Once he agreed that beheading was usually lethal, he was beheaded a second time and he died.

The origin of the taunt “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” is related.

Straatsen in the Netherlands [via].

Hexaflexigon burrito. Do it. Eat it.

Some of these DIY illusions are cool.

RHNB = Red Hot Nickel Ball. Nice video collection by a guy who knows what to do with one.

El Niño – He’s a-comin’ ta gitcha, and Google Maps has you covered.

We’ve all seen ’em. They’re called dickheads.

Don’t do this [via].

Do this instead. [Top image screen-capped from that video and doctored a tad.]

Off-The-Shelf Hot Links

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Bunkshelf

This Bunkshelf made a funny without my help.

That floating island of garbage in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
It’s a myth
.

Flesh-like body parts for sale.

StarWars 1977.

TRUE: A legal immigrant with no criminal record contributed $20K too much to a woman’s election campaign and was sentenced to 8 months in a confinement center for hard core criminals all because he criticized Barack Obama.

Got Alpaca? It’s the Other red meat.

Skanatra.

Still Life With Monkey:

Still Life With Monkey [0]

Oh, yeah, and then there’s this.

The How & Why Wonder Book of Hot Links

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Wonder Book

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip [via].

Oikophobia and Xenophilia are related.

Chocolate or vanilla? The debate began around 1520 when Cortés y los Conquistadores brought both to Europe.

Irreverent satire/snark posted in 2004 comes true.

Repost: The Entire Bible in 30 minutes or less.

The Cliff’s Notes’ version of The New Testament takes more than 30 minutes, but the intro is interesting.

Top image from The How And Why Wonder Book of Atomic Energy. This illustrated series was awesome.

3D Hot Links

Sunday, 13 December 2015

FRANK3D

Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco, hates it when you try to kiss his hand. PROOF.

THE CLASSIC LIST of things purportedly caused by Global Warming Climate Change as of Spring of 2012. The Owner of this blog deserves payment to keep it up to date, IMO.

I really don’t remember why I have this page bookmarked. Honest.

I do know why I have this page bookmarked, but I’m not sayin’. Honest.

A molting grasshopper with a nice soundtrack.

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: Joey Ramone sang “Duke Of Earl” backed up by The Mystics. Read that then listen to this.

[Top image from here. Frank is awesome.]

Hot Links in F# Major

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Maynard Ferguson's Firebird

Books In Chains: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times.

Fred Willard on Letterman 1987.

Zappa, Beefheart & Pink Floyd 1969  [via].

From the Unusual Sentences Department:
Twenty minutes in, he stops, lifts his tail, and produces one phenomenally long and sonically impressive Super Fart.”

The Clark Brothers ca. 1948. Too slow? Jump to 02:40.

Charlie Ryan & The Timberline Riders – The B-Side of Hot Rod Lincoln:  Hot Rod Hades.

This is kinda cool. It’s a Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder, and I like the soundtrack.

Whap whap whap whap.

How to make a cigar box diddley bow.

The Superbone begat the Firebird. Pretty ingenious in that it allows a B trumpet player to play difficult keys (like F major) with a slide adjustment.

[Top image: Maynard Ferguson playing a Firebird left-handed.]

Hot Links To Die For

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Not Me

Young Horse + Bubble Wrap [via].

Ferrets in a ball-pit of chocolate Easter eggs [via].

World’s largest cat painting has been sold.

“There are three things my brother Chico is always on- a phone, a horse or a broad.” –Groucho Marx

The London Stone is an historical landmark that’s supposed to be really important, but it’s so old that nobody remembers why.

Kids’ unfartunate spelling errors.

Awesome 5-shot rubber band gun (with animations).

Alfred E. Neuman first appeared in 1894?

[Top image from here.]

 

 

Big Shining Hot Links

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Grady Twins

DO NOT LOOK INTO THE EYES.

Rosemary Clooney looked into the eyes.

Topless Ladies With Dice On Their Heads.

Terry Gilliam talks about the Monty Python animations that were scrapped, featuring the scrapped animations [via].

THE Classic Global Warming List (with links).

The Ladies Of Horn Hall.

Winston Churchill’s paintings.

Paint With Donald Trump [via].

Breaking News: Hell Just Froze Over.

[Top image – Delbert Grady’s twin daughters. Their claim to fame was standing next to each other, and they did it extraordinarily well. No two people have ever stood next to each other as well as they did.]

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.

Heh.

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.

Hot Links To Chu

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Chu Berry Album Cover CHU

The Argument Of The Beard goes like this:

“…For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once [one] begin[s] upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of at the time.”
–Thomas DeQuincey

Yet another way to win at Rock Paper Scissors.

It’s 11:22 according to the ferrofluid clock.

Mare brings horseyhubby a sammich [via].

Haka for Mr. Dawson Tamatea’s funeral.

Ever wondered what people do with clam saliva? Here you go.

BREAKING NEWS: The Antarctic ice cap is reportedly melting due to Anthropogenic Global Climate Change™. That means the temperature at the South Pole has risen at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s all your fault. [More here]

Chu Berry & His Stompy Stevedores with “ChuBerry Jam” from 1937 [via].

Smokin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 30 August 2015

HEMPY

Page images from a 1965 edition of the Boy Scout’s Handbook bring back memories.

The Blob: 1,000 cubic feet of squid eggs discovered over 70 feet below the ocean surface (video at the link).

Puppy vs. Doorstop.

There’s a reason for wrapping your cabin in foil.

Hitchbot mugged in Philadelphia, is recuperating from injuries.

Top image from here [via]. Very cool graphics.


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