Stuff I do when I’m bored 6

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I’m sure it meant something.

From Lustige Blätter 1919.

Funny papers was the title of a German-language satire magazine. After a brief start-up phase in Hamburg, the magazine was published as a weekly newspaper from 1886 to 1944 in Berlin. It was founded and published by the writer Alexander Moszkowski.

[Image found here. Note that there is no Wikipedia entry for  Lustige Blätter in English.]

Just Another Saturday in London

On Saturday 26 June 2021 there was a massive protest against government regulatory abuse in the UK.

Some protesters were seen throwing tennis balls at the Houses of Parliament. One protester, who did not wish to be named, said: “They have little messages on them. Most of them are not very nice.” – BBC Report

Image was assembled with screen-capped stills from a helicopter video posted on Twitter.


Update: BBC NEWS estimated the crowd size.

Los Intrépidos del Sahara Hot Links

La Coqueta, Los Intrépidos del Sahara (2015) Described as “tropical cumbianchera,” there’s not much on the internet about them except that the group is still recording and performing in Veracruz, Mexico, and is popular with the folks in poor rural areas. (The shed in the picture above advertises a show. See below for more.)

Riot.

This turtle.

Lizzard Butte.

No elephants.

Space Rescue.

GoPro in the hole.

UFOs and waveguides.

How to use a Biltmore Stick.

HUGE lockdown protest in London.

The NRA, the Klan & the 2nd Amendment.

Military video footage repository is interesting.

“Climate experts believe the next ice age is on its way.” – Leonard Nimoy, 1978.

[Top image from Google Maps of the SW corner of two unnamed roads at the entrance to San Leopoldo, pop. 689, a community in the municipality of San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz. Click on the maps link and take a drive via “street view.”]


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


Saturday Matinee – Pwnisher’s Render Challenge, Rex Race, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Pwnisher hosted a competition that resulted in this mesmerizing compilation of entries based on the same “simple” animation:

It’s way beyond my capabilities, and I’m surprised no one walked the poor bastard up the stairs.

Nice find, Jonco.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is always a fun romp, and they have a new album in the works.
Rev. Peyton – Guitar/Vocals
Breezy Peyton – Washboard/Vocals
Sad Max Senteney – Drums/Vocals

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones don’t believe in anything anymore. It’s from their 11th studio album, When God Was Great (2021).

Yep, that’ll do for now. Have a great weekend, watch out for the bugbears and we’ll throw something on the floor to kick around tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 686 – Jellycat, Pug Parade & Quilterhorse

[Found here, here and here. The one who made the quilted horse, Nina Paley, also did these.]

Alex Baker’s Photographic Memory

Alex Baker, an 11-year-old boy with autism, has a photographic memory that allows him to reproduce a skyline or aerial cityscape after visiting a city, or seeing it in a book, just once. His perspective sketches include London, Paris, New York, and many other cities.

“I took Alex to London when he was five and we were only there for the day, but he came home and drew all the London Underground system in detail,” said his mother, Laura Jackson.

Amazing.

[Images and story from here, more here.]

Ghost Pipefish

“I saw some brown algae, it looked like seaweed. I moved my hand and the current blew it all one way but a bit of it was moving the other way. I put my torch on and there was this big eye looking at me.”

[Image and quote found here.]