Archive for September, 2019

Bring Your Kid To Work Day

Monday, 30 September 2019

But is it paddy-trained?

[Found here.]

“Mum’s the word. Keep it to yourself and don’t tell a soul, but I heard from a reliable source that someone seems to have said…” Hot Links

Sunday, 29 September 2019

THIS should alarm every U.S. Citizen.

[Corrective Update below.]


Racing Babies.

College is stupid.

1926 Baseball Score Card.

Andy Ngo is a real journalist.

Dr. Thomas Sowell dispels some modern myths.

Baal’s grumpy and he’s not touching his breakfast.

I dreamt that I had Flexible Sweat-Powered Biofuel Cells.

A camel sat on her face so she bit him right in the crackerbockles.

Like the series “Black Mirror“? Check out Lockheed Martin’s new toys.

The song of the mole cricket:


A Humble Request. Hip surgery is scheduled, we’re still paying her rent out of pocket. Thanks to all who contribute – every little bit helps.


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


[Top image: “How Propaganda Works.” Found here.]


[CORRECTIVE UPDATE: Apparently the story posted by The Federalist on 27 September 2019 (linked at top) is inaccurate. The US Intel Community accepts hearsay (info from second-hand sources) but won’t act on it unless they uncover first-hand corroboration. If there’s no corroboration, the hearsay is dismissed as such. In other words, the rules did not change, but their website and the reporting form did.]

Saturday Matinee – Jerry Jeff Walker, The Marcus King Band & Rachel Mazer

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Jerry Jeff Walker‘s re-recording of “Trashy Women” from 2014. Glad to see he’s still around (even if his rhymes still suck donkeys). Don’t remember him? He first came onto my radar with his cover of one of the greatest beer bar singalong songs ever.

[Bonus clip: Here’s Ray Wylie Hubbard asplainin’ the background story of the song he wrote.]

The Marcus King Band fires all 12 cylinders. Nice style mash IMO.

Rachel Mazer rolls a nice groove, wants me so bad she can’t let it go. (Rachel, get in line and be patient. I’ll get to you in time.)

If you didn’t notice, all three vids are from the same source, Jam In The Van (backed by Turtle Wax). Nice to hear some fresh air.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more fun stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 604 – Budget Barbecue, Miz Punkinhaid & Takin’ Care Of Business

Friday, 27 September 2019

[Found here, here and here. Thanks to Mme. Jujujive for the awesome tweet-to-gif conversion mojo.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

[Found in here.]

Born In 1018 A.D.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

We’re living among idiots.

[Image found here.]

This Fire Escape Goes To 11+

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Yeah, that’s really a fire escape for the Edifício Copan, an apartment building in Sao Paolo Brazil. With 1,160 apartments and over 2,000 residents, the Brazilian postal service assigned the building its own postal code. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, construction took 14 years to complete (1952-1966).

There are about 100 employees in the maintenance department, and I pity the poor sap that has to sweep the stairs every day.

I want to go to the top and release 1,001 little rubber balls.

[Image found here. Related posts here and here.]

This is not a hammer, and…

Monday, 23 September 2019

The ghost of René Magritte smiles.

[Found here.]

Open Your Mouth, Stick Out Your Tongue and Say, “Hot Links.”

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Hornets in slo-mo.

Fired for farting – The Movie [via].

The age of being easily amused [via].

What best-selling author used more commas than any other before or since? Guess before you click.

From the “Ya Gotta Be Kidding Me” Department: Some jerks got upset because IKEA’s food court offered rice and peas. REALLY.


Ray Stevens on Global Warming Climate Change [via].
George Carlin on Global Warming Climate Change.
Some guy in Australia on Global Warming Climate Change.
Bunk Strutts on Global Warming Climate Change.


A Humble Request [updated]. We’re still in “wait and see” mode.


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


[Top image: That’s Mikayla Saravia‘s 6-1/2 inch long tongue. It matters because she’s cashing in on it. Story here.]

Saturday Matinee – Trapeze Strip Tease, Al Cohn, Shaye Cohn & Tuba Skinny

Saturday, 21 September 2019

From the Utoobage description:

Laverie Vallee, known better as Charmion, was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique most men would be envious of. However, she was most well known for her risqué striptease performances. The act was incredibly impressive and provocative for the era. One of her greatest fans was Thomas Edison. As a result of that adoration, on November 11, 1901 Charmion committed a simplified version of her act to film for Edison. Charmion eventually retired to Santa Ana, California. She passed away on February 6, 1949 at the age of 73.

[Video found here. It’s silent. Talkies didn’t become commercially viable until the 1920s, so don’t crank up the volume and blow your speakers later.]


The Al Cohn Quartet at the Sanremo Jazz Festival 1987.
Al Cohn (1925-1988) was one of the greatest improvisational jazz saxophonists of all time. Now check this out:

That’s Shaye Cohn, Al Cohn’s granddaughter, playing stride.
Now check THIS out:

Tuba Skinny on Royal Street, New Orleans, April 2013 (covering Bessie Smith‘s “You’ve Got To Give Me Some” 1929).

Current lineup:

Shaye Cohn – Cornet, Piano, Fiddle, Accordion, Banjo & Spoons
Craig Flory – Clarinet & Saxophone
Barnabus Jones – Trombone, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Todd Burdick – Tuba
Gregory Sherman – Vocals, Guitar & HarmonicaMax Bien-Kahn – Guitar & Banjo
Jason Lawrence – Banjo & Guitar
Robin Rapuzzi – Washboard & Drum set
Erika Lewis – Vocals & Bass drum

Dang. I’ve been impressed with Shaye Cohn’s stuff for years without knowing her pedigree, and now I know where she got it from. Note how she cues the band while playing.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something else tomorrow.


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