A fart, a giggle, and it’s over.

Thursday, 3 December 2020 by

[Found here.]

WE’RE HIRING!

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 by

Absurd.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 by

Now about those bacteria/virus-laden spit valves…

What’s more inane than that? Masks for pictures of people on freeway billboards.

[Top image via FB, h/t Paul Y. ]

Hi, Bob!

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 by

Bobcat:
A medium-sized cat with long, tufted ears and a short, bobbed tail.
Lynx:
A medium-sized cat with long, tufted ears and a short, bobbed tail.

A bobcat is a lynx, but a lynx is not necessarily a bobcat.

[Image found here. Taxonomy clarifications found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 30 November 2020 by

[Found here.]

Hot Links der Waschbären

Sunday, 29 November 2020 by

Mind Your Own Business, Hank Williams (1949) “The song’s lyrics were likely inspired by the singer’s own tempestuous relationship with wife Audrey Williams and the buzz it created. […] Hank had cut several duets with his wife Audrey, who by all accounts had limited singing talent.”Wikipedia

Curse you, Pignouf!

Simple electric train.

Very cool candles. [h/t Octopus]

Class Action Park – Official Trailer.

I remember games that began like this.

Nobody does Kurdish techno dubstep beatbox better.

[Top image: Raccoon-proof recycling container illustration. See it in action here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Andre Antunes, The Cleverlys, Ricky Skaggs & The Whiskey Gentry

Saturday, 28 November 2020 by

Hold onto your earflaps people. Andre Antunes has a hit on his plate, and he included the lyrics so everyone can sing along.

The Cleverlys Who’s That Knockin’ At My Door is pure gospel bluegrass. Awesome happens at 02:30 with Irl Hees on bass. He’s no longer with the band.

In November 2019, Mr. Hees was charged with felony domestic battery in the second degree and felony aggravated assault of a household member.

“Hees said the argument was over his communication with an ex-wife. He said at some point during the argument, Heather DuBroc walked into the kitchen, picked a pistol up off the kitchen table, and pointed the weapon at him.” [Source]

Ricky Skaggs is one of the greatest mandolin players to come out of the 1980s bluegrass revival, and Highway 40 Blues is one of my favorite early morning roadtrip songs. Skaggs continues performing at the Grand Ole Opry.

Another of my favorites is the ballad of Colly Davis, written by Steven F. Brines and Jim Smoak. I’ve heard a few versions, but this one by The Whiskey Gentry blew me away.

That should keep you rollin’ a while. Have a great weekend folks, and do whatever seems righteous. See you back here tomorrow for more things to click on.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 658 – Pooch Piddle, Bowzer Bomber & A 3-Way Split

Friday, 27 November 2020 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, 26 November 2020 by

The early Thanksgiving Day parades often had a circus orientation, and hence the animal elements. Actual lions, tigers, and bears were trucked down city streets, traumatizing them and causing the elicitation of roars and growls that frightened observing children. Wisely, the use of living animals was abandoned after a few years, with animal balloons and floats substituted, together with some great vintage cartoonish stuff that was rather surreal.

[Image and text found here; previous Thanksgiving posts here.]

Ancient Engineering – Yellow Dragon Cave Water Mill

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 by

Wooden waterwheel in front of Huanglong Cave (Yellow Dragon Cave) is a karst cave located near the Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan, China.

“Turns out the area that these wheels were traditionally in was flooded as part of the 3 gorges dam, so this is a reconstruction for people to see what they would have looked like.” -comment on Reddit

Everything ancient in China is almost always a reproduction, including this. It’s an elaborate kinetic sculpture – the water mill doesn’t appear to mill anything. China lets you look around the cave a bit on Google Maps street view: 29°22’1.62″N 110°36’47.79″E

[Video found here; a longer version without music here.]


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