Archive for May, 2020

Slightly Thaumatropical Hot Links

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Ken Nordine – Flibberty Jib – 1957

Matches.

Tesla Valve.

The Buffalo Song [ht/ JW].

Very cool interactive photos of WWII [h/t B&P].

Tesla Valve demonstration… using propane [h/t Phil].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell:

A new kind of spider was discovered in 2012. It has a velvet body and lives underground, hence the genus name LouReedia.

“After hearing the Guinness Book of World Records planned to name him the most litigious man, one federal prisoner did what he does best — he sued.” Story here.

Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation reports that sea turtles need to watch their backs, because bottle-nosed dolphins enjoy having sex with them (as well as with sharks and eels). [Source]


[Top image: On 16 May 2020, the USS Portland disabled a UAV with a laser. Story & video here.]


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


Saturday Matinee – Lou Reed, Tom Waits & Popa Chubby

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Lou Reed had an incredible a vocal range. In 2015, as he was about to be (posthumously) inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his sister wrote about their early years in A Family In Peril.

Tom Waits‘ “Telephone call from Istanbul” from the movie Big Time. The missus-to-be and I saw it at the Nuart in L.A., and I remember it being damn surreal.

Popa Chubby (aka Theodore Joseph “Ted” Horowitz) cranks out Hambone Willie Newbern‘s “Roll and Tumble Blues” (1929).

Have great weekend, folks, and be sure to wear a mask and maintain proper social distance if you decide to go looting and burning businesses in your neighborhood. See you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No.636 – Slappin’ The Turtle, The Cat in the Mat & Clear Glass

Friday, 29 May 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

Time.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

[Found here.]

The Portal.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

[Top image & concept found here.]

Swiss Fish Ladder

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

[Image found here. Every google hit for fish ladder Switzerland Pichoux Gorge has the exact same comment so I won’t repost it here.]

Memorial Day

Monday, 25 May 2020

Taeniacidal Hot Links

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Danny Dell & The Trends- Froggy Went A Courting, 1960

This takes guts.

The Peak and more.

The Best Tuna Melt Sandwich.

In the medical business? Gomerpedia is kinda cool.
It even lists a Karen.

It’s open mic poetry night at Honky Joe’s Beat Bar.

Jökla-mýs = Glacier mice.
They move around and nobody knows how [h/t Bunkarina].

Speak Appalachian? Here’s a quiz. Pretty easy – I got 100%.
[h/t Busted Knuckles.]

THIS JUST IN:
A new proof has confirmed the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture, which predicts that the smallest roots of a non-cyclotomic polynomial effectively repel the largest roots, like magnets pushing each other away.

[Top image & story here. More here. Video here.]


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


Saturday Matinee – Chet Atkins w/ Jerry Reed, Creedence, and Les Paul w/ Dickey Betts

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Last week I erroneously (and embarrassingly) confused Nena Kerner with Nina Hagen. I lost a lot of karma for that blowzit, so I’ll try to make up for it.

Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed play Bob Dylan. Not sure of date / place.
(Long intro, jump to 02:00.)

Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1970 Oakland California.

Video caption: The audio track is from the CD commemorating the concert and while I had to make some adjustments in speed to match the video, it sounds a hell of a lot better.

Les Paul with Dickey Betts on a Les Paul from 2001.
(Jump to 02:00 to bypass banter.)

Hope that absolves me somewhat. Have a great weekend, folks, and take a moment to remember what Memorial Day is all about.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 635 – The Ball Of Fury, Dog Pond & She Got The ‘Rona,

Friday, 22 May 2020

[Found here, here and here.]


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