Month: October 2017
Abandoned, Derelict & Spooky
Mistress of the Dark Hot Links
Halloween Stories For Children includes “The Hairy Toe” but I never heard of it. It’s similar to “Der Vinder Viper” without the punchline “I’m Der Vinder Viper man, come to vipe der vinders.”
The first link above says there’s a pun in the story title, but I didn’t catch it. All I could come up with was “Jarritos.” It means “little jugs” in Spanish, and its anglicized pronunciation is “hairy toes.” It’s one of the better soft drinks to come out of Mexico, and Jarritos Tamarindo is the best.
1978 UFO drone. “The problem was not getting it to fly… The problem was getting it to land.”
Here are some examples of skeuomorphism.
Here’s jaw-dropping evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election after a year of investigation by the DNC, DOJ, FBI, CIA, MSM and others.
The greatest voice in cartoons: Mel Blanc described the business to David Letterman in 1981. At 03:28, Blanc described how Porky Pig’s voice came to be – he went to a pig farm and listened.
A kilowatt hour is the distance a kilowatt can travel in 60 minutes and it’s faster than a cheetah. (Okay, it’s not, but it is because I just said it is.)
From the Hoodathunkit Dept.: 47 year-old Filipino man was rescued after living three years in a coconut palm. His body was covered in blisters and insect bites, suffers from muscle atrophy and his spine became deformed after so much time spent crouching in the tree. He exhibits symptoms of psychosis, including delusions, hallucinations and paranoia.
[Top & bottom images: Cassandra Peterson, (aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) is ending her long-running Halloween show at Knotts *Scary* Farm at the age of 66.]
Saturday Matinee – Tennessee Whiskey, The Spunyboys & Fats Domino
Dad sings Chris Stapleton‘s R&B version of David Allen Coe‘s take on Linda Hargrove‘s “Tennessee Whiskey” in a parking lot. Awesome. Yeah, it went viral some time ago, but it’s still a good-un.
The Spunyboys rock.
R.I.P. Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr. [1928-2017]. He was the greatest Country/Blues/R&B/Rock and Roll crossover recording artist ever, and he influenced generations with his easily recognized voice and rolling piano style.
Have a greats weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for stuff.
The .Gif Friday Post No. 507 – Día de los Muertos, I Saw The Light & WTF Pumpkin Head Dude
Barbie’s Halloween Costume Is Awesome.
That’s the everted scolex of a Taenia solium, aka, a Pork Tapeworm. How they were able to turn a scolex inside out, or why, is beyond my pay grade.
Teresa Zgoda won 4th Place in the 2017 Nikon Photomicrography Competition with that terrifying micro monster maw. [Found here.]
Yeah. Cute idea, but… No.
[Parentally-forced costume fail (PFCF) found here.]
Ghost Fish Rodeo
Right-Justified Hot Links
Nice groove: The Gaylads‘ 1967 rocksteady version of The Sounds of Silence.
This source states that wombats poop bricks.
This source explains how and why wombats poop bricks.
This source explains what wombats’ poop bricks are used for.
Art. It’s sometimes a misnomer.
“What do you think of Bernie’s tax plan?” These students like it .
[Top image: Animated .gif of Frederica Wilson’s hats.]