Posts Tagged ‘pot pourri’

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.]

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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.

Hot Links For Your Own Good

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Maude's Father

Mrs. Miller sings Petula Clark’s hit “Downtown.” Double dog dare you to listen to the whole thing.

Nice stonework.

What The Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say?” is a radio game show on AM640KFI hosted by Tim Conway Jr. (who’s funny as hell, and the game is tougher than you think).

What you get when you heat aluminum to 1200 degrees F and pour it into an ant colony [via].

Mozilla has a new add-on for FireFox that allows you to see who’s tracking you across the internet called “Lightbeam” (originally named “Collusion”). In February 2012, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs explained it’s origin and purpose at a TED Talk.

Tree trimming via helicopter.

“I made this powerpoint for this week’s lesson – Regional/Iconic American Foods. I went back through and replaced all the text with my student’s reactions.” His students are Chinese.

Airhorn Classics – Various Artists [via].

Top image found here.

Hot Links Seeping From The Basement Floor

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Robyn Anderson

Bizarre illustrations by Gustave Doré from The Mythology Of The Rhine And The Stories Of The Grandmother, 1863.

Grammar Crackers.

On 6 September 2013, NASA unintentionally launched a frog. True.

Kiwis replumb a friend’s house with beer. Pure awesome prank, even though it was promoted by these guys.
(Tip of teh tarboosh to SH.)

Tiny Cupcakes and Pies is very cool [via].

Some folks on Reddit liked our 2009 post on the timeless brilliance of Milton Friedman.

The Grimm Brothers. Nasty stories.

This Lady looks familiar.

Interview with Robyn Adele Anderson, vocalist for Post Modern Jukebox, and featured in the .gif animation above. Pure awesome.


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