Archive for October, 2016
The second or third Happiest Place on Earth.
Japanese theme park Nara Dreamland was built in 1961 but was permanently closed in 2006 due to declining attendance. At one time this place was filled with laughter; now it’s just spooky. This is what it looks like after years of neglect. [via].
“Are You Popular?” I wish I’d seen this 1947 PSA when I was in High School. All my dates could have been spatulas and 2x4s.
Have a great weekend, folks. There’s more to come.
Don’t tell her it’s not a pumpkin. Everything is orange at this stage.
Yep, that’s 3 megs worth of free WordPress hosting storage in The Archives, and we hit the limit today. We knew this day was coming, but we weren’t sure which path to take:
A: Say “Adios Amoebas,” and snivel away quietly.
B: Open up another WordPress freebee account and link back to this one.
C: Bite the bag and sign up for a WP Premium Account with more storage.
Nobody quits after 9+ years of fun, so Option A was out. IMO Option B is kinda taking advantage of a free service, and it meant setting up and rebuilding/resurrecting a fan base. As for Option C, I’m
cheap frugal. I don’t like buying something that I can’t eat, drink or squeeze, but then I remembered our PayPal Donation account and the decision was made. Yeah, I squeezed it. I bit the bag.
Tacky Raccoons is good for another year if advert income & donations keep up. Hope y’all enjoy yourselves here – a dime a day keeps the meerkats away (cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards).
Mississippi John Hurt sings a classic spiritual.
[That one’s for you, Calo.]
Jimi Hendrix – no slouch on a reversed and restrung 12-string.
Stevie Ray Vaughan burns it. The clip is apparently from a television show in France, date unknown. Some think that may be an impostor because his face is hidden, but I seriously doubt that any impostor who plays like that would need to pretend.
Have a great weekend folks.