Posts Tagged ‘pot pourri’

25% Less Fat Hot Links

Sunday, 7 December 2014

your-telephone

Human produced CO2 is responsible for everything. Lol.

Interesting concept: an online collaborative to write stories with multiple authors in real time.

How to make a very cool simple electric train.

Fun facts to know and tell:

Bears’ closest living relatives are pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses).

Pinnipeds’ closest living relatives are bears and musteloids (skunks, weasels and raccoons).

The German word for “raccoon” is Waschbär, which translates literally to “Wash Bear.”

Here’s a naked bear. Here’s a naked raccoon.

Big Chief Buffalo Nickel.

Viral video by Russel Houghton – Urban Isolation. L.A. without traffic.

Why is The Parkside Inn Motel (Bundoora, Australia) ranked No.1? Because there’s no No. 2. Interesting reviews. [via]

This is possibly The Greatest DooWop song ever recorded, by The Channels.

Your Telephone Of Tomorrow: Fairly accurate prediction from September 1956, and source of the *ahem* top image.


P.S. We get notifications of new followers from time to time, and we like to see who you are, so we stop by your blogs out of curiosity. Our readers are an eclectic mix of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. We’ve known this for years, courtesy of WordPress, RevolverMaps and other sources.

That said, here’s the website of a recent follower, both disturbing and fascinating at the same time. NSFK except as a warning to those who choose to tread a similar path.

–Bunk

Hot Links – Now With 10% Less MSG

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Robert Goddard Patent 1914

A happy dog in a pile of leaves [via].

Dog puzzle.

What a hurricane sounds like: Hurricane Ike 2008 [via].

“Hey, yinz. Stillers ain’t jagoffs. We gotcha tear-bull talls, yah.”  This long linguistic analysis of Pittsburghese is missing one thing: audio examples of the dialect [via].

It’s also come to my attention that the Pittsburgh “yinzer” accent was voted the most annoying dialect in the Nation, and I disagree. The New York accent that pronounces the word “all” as “ohl” is worse than the Southern California accent (made famous in Zappa’s “Valley Girl“) that inflects statements into questions?

Shipwrecks.

Amazing wood carving.

Sparkling bat poop [via].

Robert Goddard’s 1914 Patent for a liquid-fueled rocket. Consider that in 1914 we barely knew how to design airplanes. In those days, the fuel gauge was a pocket watch hung on a nail.
[Top image from here.]

Hot Links With Jazz Hands

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Racoon Jazz Hands

Black holes are soooo passé. Meet the White Holes [via].

What children’s games do you remember playing? Here are some classics including the rules.

Londres. Viendo pasar gente.

A List Of Pointless Websites. Very cool collection.

Deaf-Blind Brazilian Watches World Cup With Help From His Friends.

Need a prosthetic leg with a built-in stereo system? Here’s the place [via].

Cigar box juggling in Japan.

Cigar box juggling in America.

This story still fascinates me. Michael Larson discovered a flaw in a TV game show and exploited it without cheating. Walked away with a quarter million in today’s dollars, then blew it. Documentary here.

Top 10 Greatest Optical Illusions Ever.

[Top image found somewhere in here.]

Retroactive Hot Links

Sunday, 10 August 2014

steam punk zeppelin

Ex-Soviet citizen Vladimir Jaffe explains to socialists what life under socialism is really like. He’s got many videos posted here, and this one’s a classic.

How to drill a square hole. The .gif is cool, too [via].

Very clever street surfing in Slovakia: Sur les rails du tramway de Bratislava en Slovaquie.

Everything to know about a Pascal triangle of 11 (including the Fibonnaci Sequence).

OBO FAIL.

An Essay On Walt Kelly and Chuck Jones.

Five is red. Four is turquoise. Three is green. Two is orange. One is blue.

Top image from here.

 

Tacky Raccoons’ 7th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Sunday, 3 August 2014

We’ve featured the Top Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 2 August 2007 and this year is no different. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2014).  NR indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image and it’ll take you to the original post.

Cute Baby Giraffe

No. 11/nr/74 – Cute Baby Giraffe

No. 10/2/10 – 10/10/10 10:10:10

science-fair-barbie1

No. 9/11/21 – Death Row Barbie and Other Science Fair Projects

How To Piss Off A Golden Retriever

No. 8/nr/28 – How To Really Piss Off A Golden Retriever

No. 7/3/5 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

capybara lap warmer

No. 6/1/3 – Capybara Lapwarmer

Jose Fernandez

No. 5/nr/48 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 297 – Page Turner, Giraffe Gymnastics & “Did You Catch That?”

No. 4/5/15 – Babe Cannon

Giant Isopod

No. 3/7/24 – “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”

SNAKE

No. 2/nr/2 –  LOL FERRET: Episode 1

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

The .Gif Friday Post No.133 – Needlepoint Dog is Awesome!

“Needlepoint Dog” is a new entry in the Tacky Raccoons Blogoversary Hit Parade, with a score of 1/nr/19. We posted it on 25 June 2010 just days after it appeared at the source. Within 5 days of posting, it spiked, then went relatively dormant traffic-wise until February of this year and it’s been in the No. 1 slot for 6 months straight.

Not only is the concept great, the animation of the reverse side is even better. Congrats!

Although Tacky Raccoons doesn’t attract a lot of comments, we appreciate the “likes” and those who “follow” us. Now let’s talk Twitter. We’ve had an account for several years as an experiment to see how many followers we could get with the stated intent of providing absolutely no content and about 30 people played along. This is going to change.

Starting today, anyone who follows @BunkStrutts will get automatic notifications of new posts, perhaps some occasional inane snark from me, and all in fun. We’ll see where it goes, and if it clogs up my email inbox with too many Tweet notifications, I’ll deal with it. (There’s a button on the upper right sidebar to beam you over to Twitterville, too. You don’t need to sign up to Twitter to read it. We’ve done the same with FaceBook, even though I don’t use it much).

Wish you all the best,

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit

The Official Cutting Edge Tacky Raccoons Store

for trendy and stylish acoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

Hot Links From The Valley Of The Jolly

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Vibraniques

Back Up Truck P0rn. Watch the whole thing. Awesome happens at about 07:42.

Much retroness found here. I remember some of the stuff.

It’s pronounced “tchar-leenah.”

One of the greatest movie soundtracks ever.

Out of isometric graph paper? Here you go. [Found here.]

Play God. Create an island [via].

Hey, buddy. Got a light?

What surprised 18 3rd World immigrants once they immigrated to 1st World Nations. (Yeah, there appear to be a couple of trolls, but the others are interesting).

Top image: The Vibraniques (?).

Hot LInks From The Dog And Pony Show

Sunday, 1 June 2014

dog and pony show
Vintage Prom Pictures are vintage.

Numerals. Scroll down for some cool animations [via].

If your name is Dorothy, you’re probably in your 70s. If your name is Emily, you’re probably still in school. If your name is Brittany, you’re in your mid 20s. [Source, via].

The history of molecatching.

Protege su espacio vital con la Armadura Urbana (con video).

Someone forgot where the gas tank is.

Kuwati Clown Car.

16-1/2 Minutes of Mud.

Dog and Pony Show image above lifted from an advertisement site somewhere.

IRS1040 Hot Links

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Da Vinci Caricature 1495

Rose-Mar/Les Swazzo’s DooWop Cove. Scroll down for the feed link and click it.

If you don’t want to hear that, hear this.

Watch this dashboard vent.

I want a shirt like Luke & Sean have.

Cool pics of bugs and worms.

Mattresses that look like celebrities [via].

Egyptian copper whoopie cushion.

Top image from here:
Leonardo da Vinci, Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair, 1495.
I’m pretty sure I know that guy.

Cross-Stitched Hot Links

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Cross Stitch RuPaul

Cross stitch + .gif animations + transvestites =  The RuPaul Cross Stitch Animation Workshop.

“We met over 4 Wednesday nights to learn cross stitch, view experimental animation, celebrate local drag, and discuss GIF culture.”

18 Owls [via].

Cookin’ With Aunt Ethel” as sung by Linda Hopkins is great and bizarre at the same time. Apparently it’s from a 1985 satirical play entitled “The Colored Museum.”

Google this and read it.

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, January 10, 1963

Posted verbatim sans commentary here.

The Tee-Tones are awesome.

Q: What happens if a fire breaks out where firearms ammunition is stored?
A: Not much [via].

Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908) is regarded as the first cartoon animation [via].

Blue Pencilled Hot Links

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Loomis

Paint [via].

Temper tantrum lip synch [via].

Kids and animals at the zoo (cute alert).

This MIT experiment is awesome and scary at the same time (this gibberish got published as legit just because it looked cool). Reminds me of the Turbo Encabulator.

Google “City of Woodland Hills Trash Enclosure Requirements” and check out the image results.

Oh. Canada.

Wooden Water Droplet Machine is simple yet awesome.

That’s racist.

Criminy.

Top image from Andrew Loomis‘ “Fun With A Pencil” 1939. Free download here.


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