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Archive for August, 2019

#3 Rebar With Neon Skimmer & Tomato Plant Hot Links

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Big Beach Bubbles.

Photoshopped tan?

How to make a Miraphone.

László Bíró is possibly the greatest pen name ever.

Marcel Marceau‘s last words were, ”                               .”

This illusion works only once… as far as you know. If you’ve never seen it, stop the video at 0:55, reset to 0:00 and watch it again. If you’ve seen it before, watch the entire video non-stop, then smack your forehead.


Neither Southside Johnny nor Maria Muldaur wrote the song. Lois Mann & Henry Glover did, and The Swallows recorded it in 1951.

I first heard this song when I was 11. This song sounded so good, but I was curious as to what they were talking about. I’m like “Grandma, what are they talking about?”
She looked at me for a minute and replied, “They’re talkin’ ’bout cuttin’ meat.”

BTW, Lois Mann’s real name was Sidney Nathan.


[Top image: Libellula croceipennis aka “Neon Skimmer” spotted in my side yard.]

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Saturday Matinee – Dano Lancelot, Frank Zappa, Maceo Parker and Derek & The Dominos

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Dano Lancelot covers UB40’s cover of Neil Diamond’s “Red Red Wine on steel drum, and it’s real pretty.

On 28 October 1976, 35 year-old Frank Zappa appeared on The Mike Douglas Show to discuss his music and promote his album “Zoot Allures.”  Note that Douglas’ show aired in the afternoons and was tailored to stay-at-home moms. Zappa picked an easy one for the studio band: “Black Napkins,” one of my favorite Zappa instrumentals.

“My god. You could base a whole religion around this groove.” -Comment on the UToobage.

Apparently the clip above comes from “My First Name Is Maceo,” a concert/documentary DVD released in 2005.

Maceo Parker– Alto Sax/Vocals
Fred Wesley– Trombone/Vocals
Pee Wee Ellis– Tenor Sax/Vocals
Bruno Speight– Guitar
Jamal Thomas– Drums
Will Boulware– Hammond B-3 Organ
Jerome “Jerry” Preston – Bass Guitar/Vocals

As a bonus, there’s this non sequitur ridiculous awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks.
See you back here tomorrow for, like, you know, stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 599 – 3 Blind Shots, Bouncing In Parabolas & Brain Damage Dance

Friday, 23 August 2019

 

[Found here, here and here.]

It’s College Orientation Week!

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Lemme guess. She’s a Journalism Major.
[Found here.]

Not A Bad Likeness.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

[Found here.]

THIS Is An “Assault-Style Weapon.”

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

I dunno, Babs, but I do know this. I’d rather have that than nothing.

[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 19 August 2019

[Found here.]

Nuclear Annihilation Owl Is Not Amused Hot Links

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Waterpigs.

Awesome [via].

Now about that movie violence meme

I didn’t do it because you didn’t see me do it.

Terrence K. Williams is funny. Example 1. Example 2.

Na wzgórzach Mandżurii – akordeon Horch musette po naprawie w serwisie akordeonów Tadeusza Łandy

In Galician, Colgate [Colga te] translates to “Hang yourself.”

Basketball Player Banned: Urine Test Finds Him Pregnant.

Cross the street only if the white man gives you permission.

Auto insurance claims adjuster asked for front, rear and side views.


John 3:16 in English:

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

John 3:16 in Hawaiian:

“No ka mea, ua aloha nui mai ke Akua i ko ke ao nei, nolaila, ua haawi mai oia i kana Keiki hiwahiwa, i ole e make ka mea manaoio ia ia, aka, e loaa ia ia ke ola mau la.”

John 3:16 in Hawaiian Pidgin:

“God wen get so plenny love an aloha fo da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva.”


[Top image from here:]

A Short Vision became one of the most influential British animated films ever made when it was screened on US television as part of the popular Ed Sullivan Show. Although children were advised to leave the room while it played, it still caused outrage and alarm with its graphic representation of the horrors of nuclear war. But it also caught the mood of the times, since the mid-1950s was the height of both the Cold War and nuclear paranoia, as depicted (sometimes allegorically) in such American films as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).” [Description from here.]


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. She’s still in the skilled nursing facility, learning to walk again. (I’m paying directly rather than through GoFundMe.)


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Saturday Matinee – Kyoto Tachibana H.S. Band, The Box, The Mendes Harmónica Trio & James Cotton

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Kyoto Tachibana High School Brass Band, November 23, 2017 Rose Parade National Commemorative Parade at Fushimi Osuji Shopping Street.

They memorized the music. They memorized the choreography. They stayed in tune while jumping around and not breaking teeth, and they also stayed in perfect formation. What happens to them in private if they miss a step or crack a note? I’m still impressed [via].

Dušan Kastelic‘s The Box [via]. Reminds me of Lazar.

The Mendes Harmónica Trio blows “Rock Around The Clock.” Check out that double-decker Hohner on the left.

James Cotton (1936-2017) was one of my all time favorite blues harp players. Have at it.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back tomorrow for stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 598 – Smoked Salmon, Lizard Nose Boop & Dancing With The Stairs

Friday, 16 August 2019

[Found here, here and here.]


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