Archive for February, 2018

Pumping In The Jet Age

Monday, 19 February 2018

[Found here.]

Chinese Year of The Hot Links

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Exhaust system enhancement [found here via here].

If you give bees cocaine, they dance more vigorously and tend to overestimate how much pollen they’ve foraged according to this article. Why anyone needs to know how cocaine affects bee behavior (or why anyone would pay for such a study) is a puzzle.

This is my new favorite song. Oh wait. It’s this one. Oh wait…

I think she likes me.

The missus and I just watched “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.” Excellent documentary from 2015. Here’s the trailer. So many flashbacks and clips took me back to my college childhood when nobody could afford a subscription, yet everyone had the latest issue.

Triboluminescence is an optical phenomenon in which light is generated through the breaking of chemical bonds in a material when it is pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed.

Man shoots Wintergreen Lifesavers with a pellet gun, creates triboluminescence, records it at 28,000 frames per second [via].

Static electricity fun: Trooch and I did this in college. When the winter humidity is down and even touching a door knob gives you a zap, get a fluorescent tube, turn off the lights. With a buddy holding the other end of the tube, start shuffling feet on the carpet. The tube will flash intermittently, and the stoners will go, “Whoa…. dude…”

TRUE. In 1504, Christopher Columbus thwarted a mutiny and saved himself and the lives of his crew by perpetrating a hoax [via].

This coconut crab commentary amused me.

How to annoy and frustrate students in 10 minutes. Imagine having to sit through an hour of that every day.

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, also the Chinese Year of the Earth Dog and is also the Chinese Year of the Yang Earth Dog. Woof.

[Top image: Some time ago our friends adopted a one-eyed dog from a shelter, named him Popeye, then realized he was a she and renamed her Poppie. She’s now blind and deaf and bumps into things, kind of like a canine Roomba. h/t Alan & Clem]

Saturday Matinee – Human Fountains, The Band and The Black Crowes.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Might have been better with four NFL cheerleaders in skimpy wet chamois skins, but that’s just my non-judgemental politically correct sexist micoagressional opinion [via].

That’s one of the best songs by one of the best bands ever.

That’s one of the best covers of one of the best songs by one of the best bands ever.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that President’s Day is a construct designed to minimize the historical importance of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two of the greatest and most influential Presidents in the history of the United States of America.

The .Gif Friday Post No.523 – LAX ETA 5hrs 7min, Russian Airforce BS Taunts & Cat Opines

Friday, 16 February 2018

That’s a Russian intercept fighter that flew within 5 feet of a US surveillance plane, crossed in front, and forced the US aircraft to fly through turbulence on 29 January 2018. The Cold War is not over.

[Found here, here. and here.]

Have A Seat.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

I think this is where bears do it.

[Found here.]

The Tortoise of Love

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

[Image found here. Click on the image for a bonus love song. If that doesn’t do it for you, click here.]

Beads, Beer, Booze, Boobs & Brass Bands = Heureux Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a tradition that everyone should experience at least once. Click on each individual image above to see what you’re missing.

[All images found via Google Image Search. If anyone wishes to be credited, please leave us a comment and we’ll update with links. Related posts Heureux.]

Masonry Death Star

Monday, 12 February 2018

[Found here.]

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Isn’t Hot Links

Sunday, 11 February 2018

From the “I Can’t Wait To Cite This” Department: Section A404 of the 2016 CEBC is titled “PRESCRIPTIVE MEASURES FOR WEAK STORY.”

The history of the Lally Column.

You ain’t usin’ dis car tonight.

This has something to do with college football. No idea what, but it does.

Very cool macro photography of bug faces.

Graphic comparison of some of the world’s notable bridges.

Extreme G-Forces can knock you out cold.

Family members say Mouzon was going into the National Guard in August [2016] and Campbell had joined the Navy. “These kids are not awful terrible kids.” Yeah, Right.

The Nudifier is the perfect ap if you want to pretend to be flashing the crowds during Mardi Gras.

“The shadow dissolved into vapors. The stench increased.” Ten creepiest two-sentence stories are creepy.

A placebo thermostat does nothing, but the person who adjusts it hears the noise of hissing or a fan running and consequently feels more content.

Kim Jong Un’s sister looks a lot like Kim Jong Un. Oh wait. That’s the brother who was assassinated.

According to CNN: “While military service for women has long been voluntary, it was reportedly made mandatory recently in a bid to bolster the armed forces.” Inside North Korea is not a CNN porno movie as far as you know, and yeah, she’s got a skin infection.

Military Parade: 1st Marine Band at Disneyland, Veterans’ Day 2014.

[Top image: Blinky Bill, found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Origins of the Moon Walk, Sugar Chile Robinson, Ola Belle & Zane Campbell

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The origins of the Moon Walk.

Sugar Chile Robinson was a 7 year old blues & boogie woogie piano prodigy. I wondered what happened to him and found this. Here he is in 2007 at the age of 69:

Robinson is still performing.

Let’s move on to something completely different.

I’d heard of neither Ola Belle nor Zane Campbell until today but both were and are awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks. There’s more in the hopper.


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