Posts Tagged ‘tacky’
This illuminating piece was created by an artist and former colleague of mine, Kiel Mutschelknaus. ‘It is a lamp with 28 switches. In order to turn the lamp ON, you need to switch all 28 toggle switches to the on position. And, logically, to turn the lamp off, ALL the switches need to be turned to the off position.
Yep. They invented the game. I only hope the windows are operable. [Found here.]
Yes, you got that right. On 3 August 2007, Tacky Raccoons belched itself into the blogosphere with little fanfare and a mere handful of hoopla. Now it’s 10PM on the eve of this auspicious occasion, and I’m caught with my pants down and my skirt over my head trying to figure out what to do with only two hours to go, so let’s do this.
Yeah it’s fuzzy until you click on it and see that we’re over 906,000 sharp views, and most of those are prolly Chinese and Russkie bots, but we’re holding strong at about 20K per month despite school being in recession. I don’t know wtf happened in October 2009, but I’ll roll with it.
Oh wait. I know. Let’s have another rundown of the most popular posts for the last year, just like we’ve done for the past three years.
So here are the Top 11 of the past twelve months, with last year’s rankings separated by an appropriate slash. nr = no rating, indicating that the post either didn’t make rank or wasn’t posted last year. Click on the images to see the original posts.
This year, we’re gonna start with No. 11 because it’s only been up for a short while, but got a wad of hits.
No. 11/nr- The .Gif Friday Post No. 185 – 80 Beetles
No. 10/nr – The .Gif Friday Post No. 145 – The End, Near Miss, Cat Attack
No. 9/nr -Pre-ChatRoulette FAIL
No. 8/5- Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn
No. 7/3 -Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come
No. 6/nr -The .Gif Friday Post No. 93 – Cat Fish Robot Jam
No. 5/nr -The .Gif Friday Post No. 108 – Eat It, Walk It, Pump It
No. 4/nr -Death Row Barbie
No. 3/4 -LOL Ferret Episode 1
No. 2/2 -Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection
No. 1/nr – Capybara Lapwarmer
I gotta tell you, I’d never have guessed that Ms. Capylady would make the top ten, let alone make it to Number One on the 2011 Tacky Raccoons Hit Parade.
I’ve traded a couple of emails with Ms. C since this was first posted, and I congratulate her on her meteoric rise to the coveted position on the TR Top Ten.
And that’s exactly what makes blogging fun. In four years, I still don’t know what’s gonna get a hit. I just toss out whatever amuses me, and I’m happy that some of it amuses you, too.
Your pal Bunk
“Honey, it locked up again and I’ve gotta go, real bad.”
There’s something about designers who insist on taking a concept that works and trying to fix it. Just because it’s different, doesn’t necessarily make it better, and this is a great example.
Yeah, it looks cool, and it takes up less space than a regular bathroom with a toilet and a shower, but look closer at what it takes away.
- The floor and all walls of the room need to be waterproofed, and it has to have a floor drain.
- All electrical fixtures, switches and outlets need to be waterproof, too.
- The floor is always cold. And wet.
- Forget mildew problems. Now you have water deposits to clean.
- To clean it, you need a ladder… and machine oil.
- No grooming mirror in front of the lavatory so you might as well do it in a dark closet.
- The toilet seat will always be wet. No furry seat cover cozies for you!
- Forget about a toilet paper dispenser. You better remember to fish it out of the linen cabinet every time.
- Women have no countertop space to display all 31 beauty enhancement products and accouterments.
- Men have no place to set their beer while they pee into the floor drain.
Now, if it had a single button that springs everything into a usable configuration, that might be cool, except when the power goes out. In other words, it’s another great example of pure efficient genius.
Whoa. Look what we’ve got here. A gen-u-ine Babe Magnet owned by someone who doesn’t know how to park. After much deliberation here at TR HQ, the vote was split 6 to 5 in favor of awarding the coveted title of BM to this large scale version of a 12-year old’s customized Revelle model of a 1973 Chevy Impala ragtop. Pure efficient genius.
The question comes down to what type of person would drive such a PullMeOverNow car? A teenager would love it, but that’s unlikely due to the lack of moola factor, and someone in their 30s wouldn’t be seen standing next to it. Early twenties with some serious expendable cash is as good a guess as any.
Unlike the other Babe Magnets we’ve dissected here, we know who the owner of this Tupperware-lid-wheeled ear of corn is. Without cheating, try to guess what he does for a living and how much he makes. Leave your assessment in the comments. The answer with links is below the break. (more…)