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Driftwood Charlie’s Contribution To The World

Monday, 18 February 2019 by

In 1947 the doctors said that Charles Kasling had only a short time to live unless he moved to a hot, dry climate. First he moved to the Death Valley area, and in 1960 he left for Yuma, Arizona, where Driftwood Charley’s World of Lost Art was created.”

Social Security records indicate Charles Kasling was born July 10, 1901 and passed away in March of 1985, a testament to desert living.

Unfortunately most of his artwork has been destroyed by vandalism and the elements.

[Postcard image found here. More about Driftwood Charlie here and here.]

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Occasional Cortex Hot Links

Sunday, 17 February 2019 by

Cat rescue.

Not alotta Lada left.

Veinte Ideas Increíbles Con WD-40.

“History never repeats itself, but it rhymes.”
-Mark Twain (or someone).

Dude is amusing. Death metal meets the Beatles.

Toyota key fob battery dead? Locked out? Can’t start your car? Try these hacks. Might work for other brands, too.

Fun Facts To Know & Tell: Every amoeba is a clone. If someone named Cathy owned one for a pet, it would be Cathy’s Clone.

Gary Sinese (aka “Lt. Dan” in the movie Forrest Gump) received a surprise tribute from service members, 1st responders & Hollywood celebs.

Universal Basic Income: Finland’s experiment (to reduce their 9% unemployment rate by handing out free money) lasted a little over one year. [h/t rightymouse]

What Americans Must Know About Socialism.

Venezuelan immigrants speak out: “You do not ever want anything close to socialism.”

[Top image: Alexandria Occasional Cortex & Friends. h/t Octo.]

Saturday Matinee – Gene Chandler, Earth Angels & Samantha Fish with John Long

Saturday, 16 February 2019 by

Gene Chandler was still doing retro doo-wop in the early ’60s. Then there’s these guys whose cover was kinda embarrassing, but good at the same time.

Yeah, that stuff is stuff, but this stuff is better.

Sam Fish cranks it, and that hoser on her right [Jonathan Long] could barely keep up. Love it.

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

The .Gif Friday Post No. 572 – Traffic Graffic, Rubber Band Ball Surgery & Ram Flight

Friday, 15 February 2019 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Laundry Day

Thursday, 14 February 2019 by

[Found here.]

Hang Ten

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 by

Yeah. It could happen.

[Found here.]

Hog Rider

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 by

FAIL X 11.

[Found here.]

Norwegian Velociraptor Velocipede

Monday, 11 February 2019 by

[More info here. Related posts here.]

The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Hot Links

Sunday, 10 February 2019 by

Ziggy.

Timbuk3.

On “White Privilege.”

On “Democratic Socialism.”

My cat is pregnant and she’s very upset.”

I’ve got to go to work at 5AM.

Wanna know how to win the Lottery? Pay attention.

Wanna know how to win a game show? Pay attention.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex, then feed it to a meerkat on camera. (h/t Kat)

They had feathers, were about the size of a turkey, didn’t live in the Jurassic Period and were about as intelligent as a board with a nail in it. The Truth About Velociraptors.

These Velocipedes were large and fast, but they were not predators.

[Top image: Those hipster shades are pre-1844.

These prescription sunglasses and carrying case were owned by Hyrum Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Image found here, caption here.]

Saturday Matinee – NFL 2019 Bad Lip Reading, Zappa & The Persuasions

Saturday, 9 February 2019 by

Bad Lipreading of NFL 2019 (via).

I’m kinda in a doo-wop mood, and St. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Czech this out.

That’s one of my favorite Zappa love songs because he did it so righteously.

The Persuasions deserved more recognition than they ever got. They were always looking for an echo and they covered Zappa.

Have a great weekend, folks. See y’all back here tomorrow for stuff.


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