Archive for October, 2020

Home Delivery

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Sideshow manager carries snakes from a small tent to his trailer.

[Image found here.]

Neil Cavuto’s Shoulder Pads: Clap ON, Clap OFF

Monday, 19 October 2020

Just for fun.

The Fife Cantilever

Monday, 19 October 2020

‘The Fife cantilever’, c 1880s.

Photograph of the construction of the Forth Railway Bridge in Scotland. Undoubtedly Britain’s most famous railway landmark, The Forth Bridge was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in March 1890 following eight years of building, and completed the east coast railway route between London and Aberdeen. It spans the Firth of Forth, joining the city of Edinburgh and Fife in Scotland. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, and built by engineer Sir William Arrol. It contains almost 54,000 tons of steel and when completed, the 1.5 mile long bridge was the biggest in the world. It is the world’s oldest cantilever railway bridge and remains in use to this day.

[Image from Feral Irishman‘s awesome rotating banner. Description from here.]

Haruspicational Hot Links

Sunday, 18 October 2020

All Shook Up, Ry Cooder (1987) Album: Get Rhythm, Warner Records Cooder took the 1957 Elvis classic and made it all sweaty ‘n’ swampy.

Cough it up.

Zinc ionophones.

Mr. Sunshine Lollipops.

Cool interactive 3D model.

Two full minutes of St. Bernards.

Janet Nguyen’s story. (Here’s her home page.)

Dental training robot creeps me right out [via].

“The people who are their own spiritual directors have fools for disciples.”  Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 -1153 AD)

Just in time for Halloween: Candy corn (and candy carrots & candy green beans) that taste like the real thing.

[Top image from here. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins put a spell on you.]


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


The Saturday Matinee – Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Link Wray w/ Robert Gordon & Santana

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express live at Winterland 29 November 1975, San Francisco, CA. Early jazz fusion at its best. Lineup:

Brian Auger – organ, vocals;
Jack Mills – lead guitar;
Alex Ligertwood – vocals, guitar, percussion;
Clive Chaman – bass;
Lennox Langton – congas;
Dave Dowle – drums.

Robert Gordon‘s 1977 cover of Billy Lee Riley‘s 1957 cover of Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson‘s 1955 recording of Red Hot got a lot of radio play. Now about that legendary guitar ripper…

Link Wray‘s recording career spanned decades, 1958 to 2000, and it’s hard to pinpoint when he was really at his prime. Wray was ranked No. 45 of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time bu Rolling Stone, and is considered the “Father of the Power Chord.” Other fun facts: his parents were Shawnee and Cherokee; he was a Korean War veteran; he lost a lung due to tuberculosis in 1956.

Carlos Santana‘s 1999 album Supernatural is one of my favorites. Can’t believe it came out over two decades ago.

That kinda wraps things up until tomorrow. See you then.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 654 – Bottle Washer, Snow What & Mentos Russian Roulette

Friday, 16 October 2020

[Top & bottom .gifs found here and here; misplaced the source for Snow Way.]

Siats Meekerorum

Thursday, 15 October 2020

It lived in what’s now Utah. An average-sized Mormon is on the left.

[Top image from here via here. More info here.]

The Watcher.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Something is looking in your direction.

[Found here.]

The Rebel.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

[Found here.]

[Update: The image is from a 2009 BMW Mini ad campaign. See comments for more pics.]

Russian Trolley

Monday, 12 October 2020

[More images at the source.]


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