Archive for June, 2020

From the “I Don’t Know What To Do With This So I’ll Post It Anyway” Department

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Found in my FB feed. I hope it didn’t bruise her.

These cakes are CAKES.

Monday, 29 June 2020

[Images found here.]

Corn Crackin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 28 June 2020


Eubie Blake The Chevy Chase (published 1914)
Modern recording played from the score.

Eubie Blake once said that the first time he heard the term “Rock and Roll” was in a cathouse in 1898. It was an early jazz piano style designed to keep the customers moving along.


HEHEHE.

The Stencil.

1934 DeSoto.

Bat Chain Puller.

The Diesel Brothers.

Hot Wheels xylophone.

Repotting Mammillaria.

Drive-In Haunted House.

Milton Friedman answers a hipster.

Guy REALLY doesn’t want to wear a mask.

How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by Police.

Chuck Jones’ rules for writing the Road Runner cartoons [via].

Mr. Jones looks like an interesting movie. It’s based on the 1933 diaries of Gareth Jones.

The People’s Liberation Army reported that 57% of its candidates in one city failed their physicals due to excessive drinking, video gaming and this.


“The key of postmodernism as a social philosophy is that whether a claim is true or not doesn’t matter and misses the point. All that matters is how that claim can be used politically.” –James Lindsay


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[Top image from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Charlie the Cow & Myles the Deer, Ruth Brown, Little Feat & Alabama Shakes

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Don’t ask, just watch.

Ruth Brown kicks it with Rainin’ Teardrops on Show Time at The Apollo (1955).

Little Feat (featuring Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris & Jessie Winchester) doing their 1973 swamp rock classic Dixie Chicken.

[Fun fact: Bassman Roy Estrada, one of the founders of the group, was also a founding member of Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, later played with Captain Beefheart. He’s not performing anymore, won’t be eligible for parole until 2033 because this.]

Nice groove to wrap it up. Alabama Shakes on SNL in 2015.

Have a great weekend, folks, watch out for the black masks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow for some reason.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 640 – Double Dog Take, Mantis Prey & Raccoon Bubbles

Friday, 26 June 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

The Korean War – 25 June1950 to Present

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The war came suddenly. It was a sunny Sunday morning on 25 June 1950, when the peace was shattered by an agitated radio announcer screaming that there was an all-out attack by the North Korean army all along the 38th parallel. Within two days, the distant rumbles of cannons could be heard from our house in Seoul, and on the third day North Korean tanks and soldiers appeared on our streets. It was incredible. The radio had been repeating President Syngman Rhee’s message that brave South Korean army soldiers were repulsing the communist army and that the capital city never would be abandoned to the invaders.
[…]
The bridges across the Han River—the only escape routes—were blown up by the retreating South Korean army. There was no question that it was a full-scale invasion. The communist occupation of Seoul lasted for 90 days while the North Korean thrust expanded rapidly southward down the narrow peninsula, despite the U.S. and United Nations participation in the conflict.

The North Koreans in Seoul now engaged in methodical hunts for able-bodied men to be impressed into their various “volunteer” units. I moved nine times from relatives’ houses to friends’ places to stay a step ahead of the occupation soldiers—who were spreading their dragnets ever wider. We heard rumors about “kangaroo courts” held at city squares where any “reactionaries” were bludgeoned to death. I was undoubtedly a “reactionary” by their definition. For the first time I knew fear and hunger, as food was extremely scarce. This was the darkest and most helpless period in my life. I was convinced that all the shocking events were caused by the communist aggression. Along with some schoolmates, I decided to do my part in defending my homeland. – John K. C. Oh

Mr. Oh’s account from USNI Naval History Magazine June 2000, Volume 14 Number 3 [read more here].

Image of members of the “Frozen Chosin” found here.

This Is Not A Noose.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Story (kinda) here. Terrence K. Williams’ response is worth the watch:

Horse.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

I think there’s a piece missing.

[Found here. Related post here.]

Sandwiches

Monday, 22 June 2020

Why isn’t this on the menu?

[Found somewhere. I don’t bemebber.]

Querimonious Hotlinks

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Unknown orchestra, unknown song, late 1920s jazz.

Frogmouth.

She ran, etc.

Haircuts for dorks.

An inconvenient truth.

Around the world on a Honda.

Need a secret hand signal? Here you go.

A popular treat was renamed to remove a racial epithet.

Scranton Hiny Hiders is NOT the name of a bottom-ranked Pennsylvania football team.

East Overshoe Scorpions is/was the name of a Pennsylvania football team according to a college roommate from Pittsburgh.

[Top image: spam email. He just did something he’s proud of.]


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