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Good Samaritan Finds Lost Items, Returns Them To Owner

Monday, 22 January 2018 by

[Found here.]

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Gluten-Packed Hot Links

Sunday, 21 January 2018 by

Dog sleds. [via].

Someone really likes Hot Wheels. Jump to 01:12 for the GoPro experience [via].

Lucy feeds his cats (with commentary).

Mouse poop vs. rat poop. The critter in our garage is not a mouse.

“You could die just trying to get out.” Monster surf tops 60 feet (18 January 2018).

On rogue waves: Sebastian Junger‘s 1997 book “The Perfect Storm” describes how they happen. I read the book twice, it was that good. The movie, well, it took a lot of liberties with Junger’s documentary. It’s still worth a watch.

John Moschitta Jr., aka, The Fastest talking man in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) recites “Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man.

The Fastest talking woman in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) is Fran Capo.

Wanna play Kim Jong Un? Nuke any city on the planet and see the results.

Blue Suede Schubert.

[Top: Tony Clifton graphic found here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Fabulous Bingo Brothers, Neil Innes, Cab Calloway with The Nicholas Bros. and Doug & The Slugs

Saturday, 20 January 2018 by

The Fabulous Bingo Brothers: Eric Idle and Neil Innes ca. 1975.

“Protest Song.” I remember this parody of Bob Dylan by Neil Innes. “I suffered for my music, and now it’s your turn.”

I attempted to play that song years ago: the vocals, harmonica and guitar parts are easy, but I discovered that I can’t do any two of them at the same time. More recently I found that I can’t type transcripts from audio either, no matter how much I slow down the recordings. I guess it’s a brain fluke, or maybe it’s tied into being left-handed. I dunno, Babs…

Let’s go retro x 1943.

That there’s some incredible dancing that hurts to watch. From the UToobage description:

[It’s] a clip from the movie “Stormy Weather” (1943) featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra performing “Jumpin Jive”. After awhile they let the Nicholas Brothers jump in and lend their feet to the action.

Doug & The Slugs (recorded 1977-1992) were a popular band from Vancouver. Founder Doug Bennett passed away in 2004, but here’s one of his last perfomances.

Have a great weekend, folks. More to come.

The .Gif Friday Post No.519 – Ancient Fertility Figurine Pron

Friday, 19 January 2018 by

This collection of animated figurines by Nina Paley is pure awesome [via].

Related post here.

Harp Closet

Thursday, 18 January 2018 by

As one of the first women members of The Cleveland Orchestra—and one of only a few women musicians in any orchestra—Alice Chalifoux (principal harpist 1931-74) faced unique challenges such as orchestra halls without women’s dressing rooms. Alice sometimes used her harp case as a backstage dressing room when the Orchestra was touring across the U.S.

[Found here.]

Nightmare Fish

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 by

Posted on Twitter and Instagram by Russian deep-sea fisherman Роман Федорцов with this description: “Моряк… Политика-политикой, а рыбу ловить надо… Сейчас в море.”

Roman Fedortsov @ rfedortsov
Sailor ... Politics is politics, and we need to catch fish ... Now at sea.

[More here and/or here.]

Marijuana Recognition Tutorial 1970

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 by

Dude’s almost got it down.

The tutorial includes a step-by-step instructions on how to use a double album LP cover.

[Found here.]

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, 15 January 2018 by

Always Remember which political party supported slavery, promoted racism and segregation, and which political party successfully fought against it.

Some things never change.

 

 

 

You Can Keep Your Doctor Hot Links

Sunday, 14 January 2018 by

Never heard the term Crip walk until today. Apparently it could get you killed if you did it in some neighborhoods and you’re not a Crip.

Here’s a tutorial on how to Crip walk from the UK. Here’s what it looks like in action.

A McDonald’s Chicken Nugget Commercial (2007?) features Ronald McDonald Crip walking.

The Creighton Family produced many Creightons.

This is what you get if you Google “Dog General Green.

Godzilla stalks, but

Celery Stalks at Midnight.

Alligator nose. “It is very, very abnormal” but “it is not abnormal.” Alligators “know they have to breathe.” Brilliant commentary [via].

The animals are experiencing brumation, a process cold-blooded animals go through that lowers their metabolism so they can survive cold climates, similar to warm-blooded mammals’ hibernation. “It is very, very abnormal for southeastern North Carolina, […] It is not abnormal for the [the alligators] to do this because they know they have to breathe.”

Weathercam photobomb amused me. Related post here.

Home Security for only $1.25. It permits ventilation, too. Guess what it is.

Who’s Your Doppelganger in Museum Portraits?  [UPDATE: Here’s a privacy warning.]

[Top image from here.]

 

Saturday Matinee – Elmore James Jr., The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top, George Thorogood with Albert Collins & Elmore James

Saturday, 13 January 2018 by

Not sure what to make of this. The son of one of the greatest blues guitarists ever appeared on a Chicago children’s TV show in 2010 and lip-synched his way through the embarrassment. In the YouTube comments, his grandaughter posted her kudos:

There are a lot of Utoobage entries for Elmore James, but I couldn’t find any live video performances, so let’s go with some covers, with links to the original recordings.

In 1972, The Allman Brothers Band covered “One Way Out” (1961).

In 1980, ZZ Top covered Elmore James’ Dust My Broom (1951) which was itself a cover of Robert Johnson’s recording (1936).

In 1984, George Thorogood & Albert Collins nailed Elmore James’ Madison Blues (1960).

Great stuff that. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

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