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Saturday Matinee – Cyriak, Zappa, Traffic & Aretha Franklin

Saturday, 18 August 2018 by

Cyriak outdoes himself creepy-wise, with “Indigestion.” [Found here.]

Frank Zappa‘s final live performance (with backup by Pražský výběr) 1991, Prague, Czechoslovakia, shortly after the collapse of the USSR. Long intro, but worth the listen.

Traffic, 1971. We played their albums in college so often that if you held the vinyl to a light you could see through the grooves.


A great cultural icon passed on this week. She possessed one of the greatest voices in the business, singing and performing gospel, blues, R&B, jazz, soul and pop. Multiple generations grew up listening to her recordings, myself included.

What a natural. Only 22 years old in 1964, and she was already amazing. Respect indeed.
R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018).


Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

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The Friday .Gif Post No. 546 – Crab Shell Molting, Hippo Roll, Dance Hard & Lil’ Demon Photobomb

Friday, 17 August 2018 by

Dang. I lost the source links for these (despite the watermarks) so I need to tighten up. If anyone has the original links, I’ll update with credit. The 3rd one reminded me of the last one (which is one of my all-time favorites.)

Down the River Styx

Thursday, 16 August 2018 by

That’s Charon in the back.

[Found here.]

Makes me wanna puke.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 by

So why have I been suspended from Twitter for doing nothing?

If you haven’t noticed by now, Jack Dorsey is an asshole, and my Twitter account that I don’t use has been magically reinstated.


Update: Here’s the notification:

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“Okay. It’s 1-800-Eat-Shit.”

[Related post here.]


Update II: I was sent to #TwitterGulag (several times) for supposedly breaking one or more of their vague rules, I and many others are now vulnerable.

Twitter has begun banning a large number of accounts from the website, specifically focusing on accounts that have previously been banned or have received suspensions.

Yesterday a number of Twitter users reported that their accounts were beginning to lose followers at a rapid pace. The banning seemed to apply to a multitude of accounts with little explanation as to why they were being suspended. Users took to the hashtag #TwitterPurge to voice their concerns over the issue.

Archemedes’ Ladder?

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 by


Taihang Mountain Spiral Staircase. There better be a cold beer at the top of that flight.

Someone more talented than I should animate it.

[Found in here and here.]

Little Shop Of Horrors

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 by

[Found here.]

INT. DANNY’S BATH RM

Monday, 13 August 2018 by

James Cagney photographed on the set of Picture Snatcher, 1933.

[Found here.]

Drawing The Wild Hot Links

Sunday, 12 August 2018 by

Croc crock.

Dealing with ghosts.

How to draw a hole.

How to draw a ladder.

Card magic with cheese.

Cows herd car thief to police (infrared video).

Cambodian DIY snake trap (NSFK). Those boys caught a big one.

TRUE. A dentist travelling to the Arab Emirate of Dubai from London was sent to prison (along with her young daughter) because she admitted to having a single glass of wine on the plane en-route. After international outrage, they’ve since been released. The UAE are supposedly our allies…

Sharia Law in Dubai. Not sure how accurate this is. The laws seem to change per offense (kinda like the vague and indecipherable  Twittter and FaceBook Terms Of Service rules).

No pop stars, no vocal show offs, no overpaid social justice warriors “taking a knee.”

[Top .gif: A sphere has a constant diameter, and so does a Meißner Tetrahedron, discovered in 1911. Here’s the book used in the graphic example above.]

Saturday Matinee – Byron Ferguson, Raúl Malo & The Mavericks, Merle Haggard, The Big Town Playboys with Jeff Beck

Saturday, 11 August 2018 by

“The center of an aspirin tablet is the exact same size as the center of a beach ball.” – Master Archer Byron Ferguson.
[Found here. Not sure what the target distance is, but it’s still impressive.]

The Mavericks (Raúl Malo / vocals, guitar; Paul Deakin / drums; Jerry Dale McFadden / keyboards, vocals; Eddie Perez / guitar) crank out some big band boogie woogie in Austin, 2004. It’s a cover of Merle Haggard‘s classic 1966 country hit “The Bottle Let Me Down.”

 

Let’s go one more. In 1993, British retrobilly band The Big Town Playboys teamed up with Jeff Beck to record “Crazy Legs,” a collection of Gene Vincent songs. Here’s what happened:

Have a great weekend, folks.
See you back here tomorrow, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel.

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The .Gif Friday Post No. 545 – Back Scratch. Watermelon Juggling Double Fail & Leaf Rats

Friday, 10 August 2018 by

[Found here, here and here.]


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