Monoblepsial Hot Links

Sunday, 5 April 2020 by

Slinky treadmill [via].

Pac-Man self-portrait.

My boss turned herself into a potato.”

Dominican Republic Quarantine Police.

Meanwhile at the Mattress Races. [Story here.]

Even with all the hoarding, there are still some generous people out there.

From the Instant Karma Department: Venezuelan Warship Attacks German Cruise Ship, Rams It and Sinks Itself.

Inspired by The Lemon Juice Bandits, David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University did a study and discovered that stupid people often don’t realize they’re stupid.

On homemade fabric masks: “Common fabrics have pores too large for viruses (that are about 100 nanometer in diameter) and most airborne droplets that contain viruses.”
-Dr. You-Lo Hsieh, professor at the University of California

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

[Top image from Bunkarina via FB.]

Saturday Matinee – Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Maceo Parker, & the Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, 4 April 2020 by

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (in 1985) with their 1976 hit “I Don’t Wanna Go Home.” The missus walked in while I was watching the vid and said, “Okay, so who’s the pirate?” That’s Miami Steve Van Zandt, – he wrote the song. SJ & the AJ had a great retro sound that was all but missing in the mid ’70s.

Maceo Parker makes it funky at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam 2012. The badass backup:

Corey Parker, Martha High (backing vocals);
Lee Hogans (trumpet);
Troy ‘Trombone Shorty‘ Andrews (trombone);
Bruno Speight (guitar);
Will Boulware (keys);
Rodney “Skeet” Curtis (bass);
Marcus Parker (drums).

Ghost Town Blues Band picks up the Beatles’ Come Together and throws it right into the swamp, and then it’s Norwegian Wood meets Whole Lotta Love. Kinda matches my attitude these days.

Have a great weekend, folks. Go ahead, leave your house, get some fresh air and go wherever you want while it’s still legal. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 378 – Shooting the beer

Friday, 3 April 2020 by

[All three found here.]

The Fountain of Love

Thursday, 2 April 2020 by

[Found here.]

Creeps me right out.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 by

Actually, it’s an improvement on both.

[Found in here.]

Grubby Grubby Num Num

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 by

[Found here. More about this delicacy below the break.]

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Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 30 March 2020 by

[Found in here.]

Social Distance Shaming Hot Links

Sunday, 29 March 2020 by

Jungle Boogie, The Bobby True Trio, 1948:

I spy Walter Wick.

Zendaya is Meechee [via].

Who did the voice of Cecil the Turtle best?

COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic stats are interesting. To date, less than four-thousandths of one percent (0.003.5%) of the US population has contracted it; six ten-thousandths of one percent (0.0006%) of the US population has died from it. Italy’s death rate from the virus is 1.7%.

The Republic of San Marino is a 24 sq. mi. micronation surrounded by Italy. It has the highest fatality rate (of the countries listed) at 6.5%.

PJMedia parsed the same statistics I did and posted the graphs below:

From the What-Are-They-Hiding Department:
This. Oh, and also This.

Earlier this year, a Beijing district office for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that pants should be an effective barrier against farts that might disperse the Wuhan virus.

[Status update: A Humble Request.]

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

Saturday Matinee – Germs and You, The First Edition, Gunhild Carling & Elvin Bishop

Saturday, 28 March 2020 by

Yankovic tweeted this out recently as a public service announcement.

The First Edition (featuring Kenny Rogers on bass & vocals) had their first big hit in 1968.

Gunhild Carling is amazing. According to Wiki, she plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder, string instruments (such as banjo, ukulele and harp) and can also play three trumpets simultaneously.

So where do we go from here? Oh wait. I got it.

Haven’t heard that song since high school. Elvin Bishop had a few minor hits, but never got the recognition he deserved despite touring with the Allman Bros. (According to the comments on the Utoobage, I wasn’t the only one who thought the other guitar was Dickie Betts – it was Johnny ‘V’ Vernazza.)

Have a great weekend, folks. If you decide to go out, hoard me some, too.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 377 – Ms. Iron Pants, Beer Bobbles & Diving Miss Ditzy

Friday, 27 March 2020 by

[Found here, here and here.]

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