Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Tacky Raccoons’ 6th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Saturday, 3 August 2013

We’ve featured the Top Posts for each year since this blog was whelped in 2007. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months followed by last year’s, and we’ve added a third for all-time rank (August 2007 – August 2013).  NR indicates Not Ranked.

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

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No. 11/nr/22  Death Row Barbie & Other Science Fair Projects

Animated Scales

No. 10/nr/72 – The .gif Friday Post 65: Animated Scales

Dude. Awesome.

No. 9/nr/69 –  The .Gif Friday Post No.204 – DUDE. AWESOME.

No. 8/7/6 – Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection

Giant Isopod

No. 7/nr/31 –  “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”

No. 6/9/24 -The .Gif Friday Post No.104 – Catsup

No. 5/8/18 -Babe Cannon

No. 4/4/12 – 10:11:10 11/10/11

No. 3/6/5 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

No. 2/5/11 – 10/10/10 10:10:10

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

Capybara Lapwarmer!

This bit of furry awesomeness was Number 2 in August 2012, down from Number 1 in 2011, and Caplin Rous is back in the top slot for most views with a score of 1/2/3. Congrats!

Thank all of you who visit, follow & link to Tacky Raccoons, and I hope you’re at least mildly amused at what our intrepid webminers have produced on a daily basis for the past six years. — 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.

A Great Gibber of Hot Links

Sunday, 16 June 2013

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Image above from Walt Kelly‘s “Kluck Klams,” an evisceration of the KKK. The Pogo Poop Book was a collection of things that Kelly wanted to say in his daily comic strips but couldn’t, due to left-wing censorship.

Dancer and Prancer and a few Vixens here.

Recycling Scrabble Tiles.

“If we aren’t allowed to test shampoo on monkeys, how will we ever know if our monkeys are clean?” – Diesel Kroese. Diesel helped me start this blog a long time ago, so now he spams me with his book adverts. Payback’s a bitch.

HELLLOOO CLEVELAND! (and this guy‘s got some awesome drafting skills).

Best versions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star you’ll ever hear.

This Tornado Tracks graphic blows me away [via].

The precurser to “Hot Rod Lincoln” was Arkie Shibley’s 1951 recording of “Hot Rod Race.

Speaking of “Hot Rod Lincoln, THIS is the perhaps the best version I’ve heard.
There are some surprises, so stay with it.

“The Wizard of Mental Telepathy” Harry Ingalls suckered thousands.

Little Kings.

Giant fluorescent pink slugs found living atop a mountain in Australia.

This spam comment showed up in our inbox yesterday and it made me smile:

Spam Lung Face Cushion Person

Octopus action is cool despite crappy video.

Oh, and one more thing. Do This.

Hot Links To The Core

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Rodent RAM

I could watch this forever.

“Long term use of pessoi could have resulted in local irritation, skin or mucosal damage, or complications of external haemorrhoids.” [Source, via here.]

Windboard.

The Blob eats a magnet. The Blob can do other stuff.

Ride the City of New Orleans from New Orleans to Hammond LA in real time. (BTW, Arlo Guthrie didn’t write the song, Steve Goodman did.)

Dickran Gobalian.

What a cute waste of technology.

Make your home smell like a bag of sliders.

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Nor pane, in Russia.

Cool downloadable drum loops. Purple Napkins is pretty good.

Sunday Go To Meetin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Cat Camo

10 Camoflage Cats.

You had one job… [via]

A Bacterium on a Diatom on an Amphipod. [via]

George Thorogood discusses his influences and his switch from acoustic to electric guitar.

The Beatles’ most counterfeited album: Introducing The Beatles.

First known image of computer porn. (Don’t worry. It’s cool.)

“I swear! He just went into another cow’s butt!” Kids discuss Cyriak’s “Cows & Cows & Cows.”

All about Kenny, Bush Chooks, EB, sport, E squared, red can, green stuff, kero and wife bashers here.

The Bible, translated into Gullah, is apparently not a parody: Gullah Nyew Testament.

It happens.

VERY COOL sciency images with brief descriptions here.

Hotlinks LIVE In Arturo’s Loft

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Ramones 1975

Urban graffiti sculpture.

Awesome balancing act: Gravity Glue.

“As we gazed into each other’s eyes, Athena encircled my arms with hers, latching on with first dozens, then hundreds of her sensitive, dexterous suckers…. Athena’s suckers felt like an alien’s kiss—at once a probe and a caress.”

Dogs on Skype.

Thomas Sowell Dismantles Racialism and Feminism in under 5 Minutes. (ca. 1979)

Beer can pinhole camera with 6-month-long exposure photo.

The horse is approaching the gate. And it’s off…

40 years in the taiga wilderness.

The Amazing True Odyssey of the Paskowitz Family.

Story time: The background of  “Never Mind The Bollocks” the Sex Pistols’ debut album from 1977.

Top image: Early Ramones, live in Arturo’s loft 1975.

Squeezin’ Out The Hot Links

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Ana Gloria and Ronaldo, Havana, 1957

Visit Rose at The Coffee Shop and sit next to the virtual fireplace.

Via the Transnational Pupshaw Association, this is Problematic. Click through for the vid.

Abandoned Paintings – the Classics depopulated.

Oh, man. They wasted Periwinkle.

“It’s a kite!” “No, it’s a camera!”

Francis Alÿs‘ animations.

Top image: Ana Gloria and Ronaldo, Havana, 1957. (Click the pic for a bonus.)

Oil-Finish Steel Hotlinks

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sh*t My Students Write.

Chaetopterus pugaporcinus aka the pigbutt worm.

Cool exhibition of Conway’s Game of Life here.

Nice collection of Living fossils.

Nan goes Christmas shopping in Singapore.

If you’re going to run over your own kid, do it with a Landrover.

A Twinkies inker exposed.

It’s a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford. Winslow Arizona trompe l’oeil. (Only criticism – there oughtta be a Jackson in the upper window instead of an eagle.)

Ugly house photos.

Cutting a torus – The Möbius Bagel [via].

On Anthropogenic Global Warming, this is a fun read, and educational, too.

For those who think this blog is about Raccoons, here ya go. [h/t A.U.]

In compliance with Stacy McCain‘s Rules Numbers 2 & 5 on how to get a million hits on your blog, we took a vote and figured why the hell not.

Top image found here.

EZ Hot Links

Sunday, 29 July 2012


The FBI is still trying to solve this puzzle. It’s part of a murder case that’s still open, and recently we received a new analysis in a comment. 31 March 2011 post updated here.

Celebrity googly eyes [via The Presurfer]

Think you’re pretty smart, eh? Take this short quiz [via Bits & Pieces].

20 clever rulers. Here are 15 more.

Viking baseball and other medieval games. (You got a bat? I’ve got an axe.)

Very very very cool – Google Maps street view of Antarctica. [via]

Hot Links From Around The Globe

Sunday, 3 June 2012

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Great watercolor paintings of scenes from war-torn Afghanistan by British illustrator Matthew Cook. [Kudos to TR reader Nikolay Kotev for posting it.]

If you haven’t seen the vid posted here, it’s worth the 15 minutes. An OWS boy learns about collectivism from someone who lived in Soviet Russia… and he LISTENS.

Orlando Florida, home of Disney World, Epcot Center, and these pretty people.

Give your kids nightmares the easy way. Buy these. Sin duda todos estaremos de acuerdo en que el mejor sitio es delante de la taza del váter.

The latin name for it is Blobimus Maximus.

Any of you on Twitter? I am, but only for the purposes of collecting followers with the promise of tweeting absolutely no content. 20 or so get the joke. I haven’t “followed” anyone, yet I’ve been pre-blocked and reported as a spammer by some.
Think about that.

This a must read for everyone. We’re talking Freedom of Speech.
[Parental Advisory – disturbing content.]

#Occupy Hot Links

Sunday, 6 May 2012

99% LMAO. Video to Free the Angels of #OWS.

Twitter lollageness here. https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/bunkstrutts

Faber College & Delta House.

Everything you can think of that’s cool on piano can be found here.

Interesting website that debunks myths and stereotypes of autistics, with testimony.

The only limit is yourself at Zombo.com.

Got some polarized glasses for watching 3D movies? Put ’em on, walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror and close one eye.

This site blows me away.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the single-note guitar solo.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker.

Old Plank Road & Oiled Earth Road.

Top image is from this collection of Awesome graffiti.


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