Posts Tagged ‘pot pourri’

Big Ol’ Green Honkin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Kermit Afro

Russian landslide is creepy [via].

Vote for Gil Fulbright [via]. He’s as honest as honest can get. Honest.

Vote for Josh. He’s even more honest than Gil.

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Yep. Pretty sure that was the first animated .gif.

Conceptual Ambient Sound Art. I made it to 02:45.

This is kinda fun: The Daily Potato News.

Life Is Beautiful (1997) is a movie that everyone of all ages should see IMO.

His great achievement in life involves rolling a ball.
What do you think you are?! I am!” What a dork.

A mile of sheep [via].

THIS is awesome. A Rockabilly tribute to The Ramones.

[Top image of Disco Kermit with a ‘fro from here.]

Hot Links Con Queso

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Lost Thing

Peyton rocks out. Kid’s got the moves.

We’ve posted these before, and they’re entirely awesome .gifs, just like these.

Treeslap [via].

How to collect Birch Water and what to do with it.

What to do with pistachio shells?

What to do with a red-hot ball of nickel and a jawbreaker?

Balls roll uphill on this paper bridge. Pause the vid at 0:20 seconds and scratch your fuzzy head a bit before resuming play. Paper template here.

Horses snoring and farting.

Top image is a character sketch from The Lost Thing. It would have given me nightmares when I was a little tad.

 

Quadratic Hot Links

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Quadratic Grafitti

Gorilla punched out camera man.

There’s an app for water. Really.

It’s raining here. [via].

1939 burglar alarm dials number and plays message.

Urban Planning Fail that won awards in 1984.

Here’s another one from 1978, called “the first postmodern ruin.” I visited the latter ten years after construction and it was a crumbling bio-hazard with human feces in the dry pools.

The Spelling Nazi Reports:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Lotsa sundials.

I got 12/12 on the Elvis Lyrics Test [via].

41 April Fools Day pranks for kids.

Top image from here. Obviously the work of the Al-Gebra gang.

Hot Links in Ektachrome

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Cyberwars

A Brief Illustrated History of the Navy Goat.

You’ve probably uttered the phrase, “it begs the question,” and you’ve probably used it incorrectly. It doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Loyalty. Dog follows ambulance all the way to the hospital to look after his master.

Sarcastic State Mottos [via].

Exponential Dominos.

She’s cool and creepy at the same time.

I’d like one pancake, please.

Mel Blanc on Letterman.

How to speak like Porky Pig in 32 seconds.

How to Eef in 60 seconds (previously posted here).

Homemade gas powered horse [via]. Guy looks like Tom Waits to me.

International CyberWar attacks in real time – and it’s not a time lapse. The majority of attacks originate from China, and the majority of the targets are in the US. [Source of screencapped image at top.]

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

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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 (?).


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