Archive for January, 2015

Saturday Matinee – Stephanie Trick, Tuba Skinny, Nanook & Zappa

Saturday, 31 January 2015

“Hand Full of Keys,” performed here by Stephanie Trick, is a Fats Waller composition, circa 1938. Awesome stride piano style. Although I’m somewhat ambidextrous and have a basic understanding of music theory and chords, there’s no way I could cut those chops.

Tuba Skinny is my favorite band these days.

I had a conversation with some of my co-workers recently, and the topic of Yellow Snow came up. I tried to explain Nanook of the North and failed, so we’re forced into Zappa mode.

You can find Zappa’s “Nanook Rubs It” on the Utoobage on your own, but “Deathless Horsie” is amazing.

Have a great SuperBowl Weekend folks. Seattle sucks big green donkeys because Seattle sucks big green donkeys. Everyone outside of Seattle knows Seattle sucks big green donkeys and so does Seattle. Seattle sucks big green donkeys.

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The .Gif Friday Post No.365 – Monkey Bridge, Bear Pong & Sloth Air Guitar

Friday, 30 January 2015

Monkey Bridge
Bear Bong
SlothScratch

[Found here and here, and the Sloth Air Guitar is from somewhere in here. Y’all like .gif animations? We gottem.]

Mantis, Preying, and Busy Chewing Your Head Off.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Preying Mantis

[Found in here. Some NSFW.]

Screen Caps – How To Make

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Retro Screen Cap

That’s a CRT Trace Camera for HP 54600 series digitizing oscilloscopes, but you already knew that. Circa 1991, that state of the art high-tech appurtenance would cost over $1k in 2015 dollars.

[Found here.]

Fireproofing

Monday, 26 January 2015

Steeler Mask 1939

[Found here.]

Happy Aussie Day!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

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If you’re a battler or a conch with too much yakka, don’t be a drongo. Knock up your mates, grab a slab of coldies and chuck a sickie.

[Posted on 26 January, Midnight New South Wales Time. Image from here.]

The Kinder River Waterfail

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Kinder Downfall 1

Kinder Downfall 2

Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, with a 30-metre (98 ft) fall. The waterfall was formerly known as Kinder Scut, and it is from this that the plateau derives its name. Although usually little more than a trickle in summer, in spate conditions it is impressive. In certain wind conditions (notably when there is a strong west wind), the water is blown back on itself, and the resulting cloud of spray can be seen from several miles away. [Wiki]

[Found here, via here. 1st link has a video that blows me away.]

Saturday Matinee – 6-Song Country Pop Mashup, The Cleverlys & Magic Sam Maghett

Saturday, 24 January 2015

This is why I could never stand Country Pop, but the mashup is clever and funny [via]. It reminds me of National Lampoon’s classic send up of CSN&Y.

The Cleverlys are pure country, and their take on The Bangles’ 1985 hit is pure awesome.

Let’s move on to something entirely different. How ’bout some Magic Sam?

Magic Sam Maghett graduated from a diddlybow to electric guitar. Pure country bluesman who travelled up the Mississippi to Chicago’s Cobra Records.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow and maybe we’ll discuss the many ways to secretly deflate footballs and turn them into a national crisis.

 

The .Gif Post No. 364 – Kitty Whack, Googly Dog & Spotting The Ball

Friday, 23 January 2015

Kitty Whack-a-Mole
Googly Dawg
Spotting The Ball
[Found here, here and here.]

Cabezas de bebé en las rodillas

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Baby Knees 2

Baby Knees

For those of you who don’t “hobble the spaniel,” here’s Bing Translator: “Heads of baby on her knees.”

[Found here.]


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