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A Humble Request.

Saturday, 11 May 2019 by

[pinned post] Some of you have heard about my sister’s plight. If not, please read this and pass it on. [Update 12 June 2019]

On Lynching.

Thursday, 20 June 2019 by

The CHAMBER OF HORRORS at the Southwestern Historical Wax Museum in State Fair Park of Dallas, Texas, recreates an event that took place in Ada, Oklahoma, April 19, 1909, when a lynch mob took four suspected murderers from jail to a barn where they administered frontier type justice.

According to the Tuskegee Institute, 4,743 people were lynched between 1882 and 1968 in the United States, including 3,446 African Americans and 1,297 whites. More than 73 percent of lynchings in the post-Civil War period occurred in the [Democrat-controlled] Southern states. [Wiki]

[Image and caption found here.]

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The 1967 Buick SportWagon: “It looks more like a luxury car than a station wagon.”

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 by

No it doesn’t.
It looks just like a late ’60s piece of crap station wagon.
Nice try.

“The children stretch out in the back, gaze up at the stars through the sun roof and they’re off to sleep in no time.”

Yeah, sure. Carbon monoxide poisoning puts you right out… been there, done that. Then you wake up with a pounding headache. Dad’s 1972 Ford Country Squire did it to me.

Years later it happened again. Danny Rat and I were hiding in the trunk of Raul’s Buick to sneak into the local drive-in theater without paying. We paid in brain pain that night, and I never did it again.

TRUE.

[Image found here.]

Where Salami Comes From.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 by

[Found here.]

Catching China.

Monday, 17 June 2019 by

Cleanup at the 3-point line.

[Found here.]

The Art of Hot Links

Sunday, 16 June 2019 by

I saw what you did there.

On This Day In Jazz Music is very cool.

Remember when David Letterman was sane?

Ringo explains his drumming style. [Hint: He’s left-handed.]

Here’s a job that pays $174K per year and allows you to vote yourself a “cost of living increase.” Pheeeew.

Every once in a while I’m reminded of The Institute for Centrifugal Research and how awesome it is.

The history of spam started in 1864, over a hundred years before the Internet, with a telegram sent en masse to a number of British politicians. In a prescient sign of things to come, the telegram was an advertisement for teeth whitening.”

[Top image: Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” has been reincarnated as a graphic novel, illustrated by Pete Katz, found here.]

Saturday Matinee – T. Rex, Mott The Hoople & Lou Reed

Saturday, 15 June 2019 by

T. Rex was a proto-punk band despite the glam rock stuff, and yeah, Marc Bolan was a Jeepster.

Yeah, I listened to Mott The Hoople, too, despite the glam rock stuff.

And yeah, I listened to Lou Reed despite his earlier heroin-addled glam rock stuff.

Have a great weekend, folks, come back here tomorrow for more stuff.

P.S. Tomorrow is Fathers’ Day. Do him a favor. Call and say “Hi, Dad,” then leave him alone. He’ll appreciate it. =)

The .GIF Friday Post No. 589 – Continental Drift, Cat Pwnage & More Cat Pwnage

Friday, 14 June 2019 by

[Found here, here and here.]

I’m Stumped.

Thursday, 13 June 2019 by

[Awesome woodwork found here.]

Meanwhile In The Bear State.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 by

 

According to Sgt. Dave Hunt, they could not open the vehicle from the outside as the bear apparently locked the doors somehow and broke the handles off.

While trapped inside, the bear apparently ripped the seats apart, tore open the glove compartment and pulled down part of the ceiling. The animal also urinated, defecated and spit all over the destroyed interior, police said. The department called the vehicle “a total loss.”

Police were eventually able to open the rear hatch to let the bear escape, FOX40 reported.

I’ll buy it. I don’t even care what year/make/model it is. The bear damage to that private vehicle is less than what is caused by CalTrans and L.A. Public Works, so tell the vehicle owner to contact me. If it’s roadworthy I’ll buy it. I can handle the smell of bear piss.

I’m serious. =)

[Found here via here.]

Auto Parking Towers

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 by

Auto Elevator, Chicago, 1936

Auto Elevator, multiple locations, 2019.

Nah, just not the same.

[Found here and here.]


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