A Little Something Just For You

“Hello, Mr. Camel. I brought you a token of my esteem. Eat it.”

Bet this looks odd from the camel’s perspective. Indiana Jones Temple of Doom stuff.

[Found here.]

Malacophilous Hot Links

I Love You Darling, 11 Year Old Faith Taylor & the Sweet Teens (1959) According to Luky 1966:
Faith Taylor was born in Dumas, Arkansas, in 1948. She began performing at the age of four and won her first amateur contest in Little Rock. She came to Chicago with her family in 1957 and continued her music career by singing at small club affairs. She also worked in a few combos, including that of Muddy Waters. In June 1957 she entered and won the ‘Morris B. Sachs Amateur Hour‘ on WGN-TV. The following year a friend of Taylor, Charles Jones, was assembling a vocal group and brought her in as the lead. Other members of this group were alto Yvonne Waddell (17), tenor Saundra Long (16), soprano Mary Collins (17), and bass Curtis Burrell (17). Most of the group came from two South Side high schools, DuSable and Dunbar. Faith Taylor and the Sweet Teens were unlike most ‘teen tenor lead’ groups in being mostly comprised of females. From that start, the group was not going to be a ‘girl group’ but one patterned after Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.”

There’s a rumor that Sun Ra backed the Sweet Teens for some performances.


400 HP = 16,807 DP.

Cold Cup O’ Noodles.

Teen girls’ CD pics in 1994.

Late 1960s Haight Ashbury.

Dominican Republic barrio tour.

The Mayflower (and other airships).

The Columbo Statue in Budapest, Hungary.

Cherilyn Sarkisian mugshot [via]. She was 13 when she “borrowed” her mom’s car. She’s better known as Cher.

[Top image found in here and I have no idea what it means. The Culter & Proctor Stove Company made cast iron stoves in the late 1800s in Peoria, IL.]

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

Saturday Matinee – Avner the Eccentric, Khruangbin & Raskahuele Estridente

That’s some class clowning. While street performing in Paris,  Avner Eisenberg (aka Avner the Eccentric) was once arrested for buffoonery in public.

Space surf funk jazz mixed with world music = Khruangbin.
The name is Thai for “aeroplane,” and they make their recordings in a barn in  Burton, Texas (pop. 300). There’s more about them here than on their cool website.

Formed in 2004, L.A.’s Raskahuele Estridente is sort of a latino version of Fishbone, and I like their style.  Their song topics include socio-political / immigration issues mixed in with fun stuff.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, fight for the leftovers, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 708 – Deflocking the Tree, Obscene Porcine & A Pair of Slippers

[Found herehere and here.]

Update: Eagle eye Corinne L. wondered what flew out of the hand of Slipper No. 2, so I culled three frames. He was talking on his cell phone when he went all slippy and let go of it. The phone beat him to the bottom – and was left behind by Mr. Attentive.

More fun slippers here.

Happy Thanksgiving

“The center of zeppelin production in the United States was Akron, Ohio. In 1916, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company purchased land near Akron to build a plant that could produce zeppelin aircraft. In 1917, the main Goodyear Company created a subsidiary known as the Goodyear Zeppelin Company to manufacture the zeppelins. That same year, the firm received a contract from the federal government to manufacture nine zeppelins for the United States military during World War I. Unfortunately for the company, its manufacturing facilities were not complete in 1917, so Goodyear completed the first airships inside of a large amusement park building in Chicago, Illinois. The military used these airships to bomb and to spy upon enemy positions.

At the conclusion of World War I, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company continued to manufacture zeppelins. The firm used most of these ships to advertise its products. By the late 1920s and the early 1930s, among the firm’s completed zeppelins were the Pony [1921-1923], Pilgrim [1925], Puritan, Volunteer, Mayflower, Vigilant, Defender, Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise, Ranger, and Columbia. [late 1920s – early 1930s].”

Those zeppelins were mostly used for shore patrol. The biggest hazard was that some yahoos liked to take pot shots at them, but they proved that the airships could sustain the damage and stay afloat. [Source]

[Original image source and date unknown; story found here.
More Thanksgiving stuffing here.]

My WebEx Meeting Notes 11 October – 19 November 2021

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, 3.34 square inches per day.

Finally got some work. I can breath again.

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