Elsie’s Tavern

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 by

Michael E. Long makes and sells shadow boxes of curious/derelict building exteriors and interiors.

[Found here.]

Yoda in da Snowda

Monday, 9 December 2019 by

[Original image found here.]

Hose-Belting-Packing Hot Links

Sunday, 8 December 2019 by

Chomp.

A Few Goodmen.

Roadtrip dashcam.

And meme rolls on [via].

Arguing fact on Twitter.

What happens when a cat plays Dungeons & Dragons.

You Have The Right To Remain Silent. Now they’re attacking The Salvation Army.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image: Alcohol smuggling ca. 1926, via here.]

7 December 1941 – Pearl Harbor

Saturday, 7 December 2019 by

Always Remember: The declaration of war was issued AFTER the attack.


This film is interesting.


That’s my late dad’s stamp that he put on most correspondence.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 612 – GET DOWN NOW! The Fall Guy & MomPrank

Friday, 6 December 2019 by

[Found here, here and here.]

DON’T DO IT OR I’LL COME BACK AND CHEW YOUR YOU-KNOW-WHAT OFF WHILE YOU SLEEP.

Thursday, 5 December 2019 by

[Found here.]

Klaus-Günter Jacobi’s Contribution To The World

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 by

If socialism is such a great economic system, why have so many people died trying to escape it?

Risking imprisonment, torture and death, Klaus-Günter Jacobi modified a BMW Isetta to help his friend escape the oppression of East Germany in 1963. Nine others were able to escape using the same method.

[Escaping East Berlin in a 1961 BMW Isetta [via]. Short vid here.]

Stuff What My Kid Drew

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 by


Child’s Own is a company that takes children’s pictures and turns them into stuffed animals things. Unfortunately, it’s too late to order for this Christmas, but it’s still a cool idea.

[Click on any image below for larger examples of awesome.]

[Found here. Related post here.]

Thirsty.

Monday, 2 December 2019 by

At the Drinking Fountain, New York, USA, 1930s.

[Found here.]

Your Own Public Idaho Hot Links

Sunday, 1 December 2019 by

Shiny Idaho Postcards.


Doggie Duty [language warning].

The Laughing Policeman (Charles Penrose,1922).

This kind of crap should disgust you. More on the story here, and this is a great response.


Meanwhile in Hong Kong…

She thought she was going to win.

From the This Kinda Creeps Me Out Department:
Never heard the term “spatchcocking” before. (It’s a gerund or present participle.)


Forget “Global Warming.” Forget “Climate Change.” Get ready for “Global Meltdown” and “Climate Collapse.” We’re dooooomed.

I rolled my eyes when I read the original story, but this commentary is funny. [NSFW, NSFK]


From the This Is Very Cool Department BUT:

During the U.S. campaign against al Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan, the U.S. government offered hefty bounties for al Qaida, Taliban, and other insurgent leaders. These bounties were highly publicized although rarely collected.

U.S. Central Command decided to toy with the terrorist commanders: Military and intelligence analysts drew up a list of high-value targets, followed by a public announcement that the bounty on a particular terrorist leader had been slashed  Word was whispered in the local markets that the man wasn’t worth the higher reward because he had been injured or been deemed incompetent.

According to Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of The New York Times, the “less-valuable leader” then wanted “to prove he was still important and worthy of the higher bounty. Even senior members of al Qaida’s global network had been suckered by the ruse and were picked up after they made themselves visible not long after the bounty on their heads was reduced.”

Norman Polmar, “To Understand Russian Submarines, Think Outside The Box” USNI Proceedings, October 2019. http://www.usni.org

So why did the NYT expose a military PsyOps tactic, how did they find out about it, and why did USNI decide to echo it?


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.
(The one from 2009 had some funny in the comments.)


Title above is a reference to this (as if you didn’t know).


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