He pressed the red button…

When you take a photograph of a frog just as it activates its hyperspace drive

[Image from July 2015 found  here via Tineye, caption found all over the internest. h/t Nate L.]

Urosthenic Hot Links

Hee Haw Breakdown, Nolan Cormier & The L.A. Aces (1971) From  Lousiana Cajun Music Special, Swallow Records 1988:
“Cut in 1971 at the first recording session of Swallow’s last recording studio, this Cajun ditty became an instant hit regionally, and then skipped over the Atlantic to become a popular Cajun hit in England as well.”

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Cajun math.

On restrictions.

Stan, the Bridge Man.

Encountering a feral Humpty [via].

Marimokkori is just creepy. Marimo is not.

Sharks are smooth as hell [Twitter thread].

Interactive live map of Russian invasion with linked sources.

[Top image: US Track and Field sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson‘s left index finger.]

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

Saturday Matinee – Quatermass & The Pit, Big Guitars From Texas, Don Leady & His Rockin’ Revue and Bottleneck John

The Quatermass & The Pit [1967].
Gonna have to check this one out (h/t Possum).

Big Guitars From Texas Do the Dootz ca. 1985: Evan Johns, Don Leady, Denny Freeman, Frankie Camaro, Keith Ferguson and Mike Buck.
Buck (drums) and Ferguson (bass) were original members of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Leady & Ferguson were also members of The Tailgators, Leady, Buck & Johns were with The LeRoi Brothers.

Don Leady with Alberto Telo (drums), Gil T (bass) and a 13 year old Jack Montesinos (guitar) cover Sonny Fisher in 2015.

Johan “Bottleneck John” Eliasson (Resolian guitar) with Oskar Arhusiander Stefan Swen (harp) and a 1920 Midwest Utilitor (rhythm) live from Sweden in 2011.

Today is happening and tomorrow is expected to arrive on schedule, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you then.



The .Gif Friday Post No. 718 – The Most Annoying Girl on Giphy, Dismissive Owl, Twirly Girly & Shots at the Dog Bar

[Annoying Girl found on Giphy by accident. Owl found here, Twirly Girl here and Dog Bar courtesy Rightymouse.]

The Most Effectual Method of Recovering a Drowned Person

The Most Effectual Method of Recovering a Drowned Person, a print made by John Fougeron, satirising the French technique, 1747

In the 1730s, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur popularized a recent discovery: the seemingly lifeless could be revived with a wealth of strategies. This “Pliny of the Eighteenth Century” (Réaumur invented a precursor to the Celsius scale, influenced methods of silk production in China, and pioneered the process of metallic tinning still used today) wrote a pamphlet titled Avis pour donner du secours à ceux que l’on croit noyez (Advice to aid those believed drowned).

After debating the pros and cons of tickling the nose with feathers and filling a drowning man’s mouth with warm urine, Réaumur reveals what he believes to be the best technique: using a pipe stem to blow stimulating tobacco smoke into the intestines through the rectum. Louis XV found the pamphlet dazzling and encouraged its wide distribution. Startlingly, as Anton Serdeczny discusses in his recent book on reanimation, soon riverbanks across Europe were lined with “resuscitation kits”, as close-by as a contemporary defibrillator, which contained all the necessary supplies for giving a nicotine enema (and later, thankfully, included bellows as a substitute for breath).


The Little Ones

I found these in a file titled “Mini” stashed away behind the rec room couch hidden underneath the cat stuff, and there were no sources listed. Maybe I snagged them from an image search a while back, or possibly I found them on Pinterest, but they’re just too cool to throw away.

Ectogenesic Hot Links

Stack O’ Lee Blues, Mississippi John Hurt (1928)The song was published in 1911 and first recorded in 1923 by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians, but the origin predates both, as a song called Stack-A-Lee was mentioned in in the Kansas City Leavenworth Herald, in 1897 as being performed by “Prof. Charlie Lee, the piano thumper.”

Lloyd Price covered it in 1958 as Stagger Lee. The true story had nothing to do with a crap game, but it did involve a stetson hat.

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 28 December 1895
Shot in Curtis’s Place
William Lyons, 25, a levee hand, was shot in the abdomen yesterday evening at 10 o’clock in the saloon of Bill Curtis, at Eleventh and Morgan Streets, by Lee Sheldon, a carriage driver. Lyons and Sheldon were friends and were talking together. Both parties, it seems, had been drinking and were feeling in exuberant spirits. The discussion drifted to politics, and an argument was started, the conclusion of which was that Lyons snatched Sheldon’s hat from his head. The latter indignantly demanded its return. Lyons refused, and Sheldon withdrew his revolver and shot Lyons in the abdomen. When his victim fell to the floor Sheldon took his hat from the hand of the wounded man and coolly walked away. He was subsequently arrested and locked up at the Chestnut Street Station. Lyons was taken to the Dispensary, where his wounds were pronounced serious. Lee Sheldon is also known as ‘Stag’ Lee.

Bread & tea.

Trash pandas.

Video of a Car Vent.

Elephant’s got an itch.

The Pop-Up Book of Memes.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

Disturbing medieval babies.
[h/t Amy O.]

Vaccine passports and digital IDs.

For the past few days, this has been my earworm. I like it.

Weather Anywhere. Facebook factcheckers flagged it for sexual content.

[Top image: La Charge, Félix Edouard Vallotton, 1893.]

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

Saturday Matinee – Alfred Image Works, Pokey LaFarge & The Heavy

It’s 2150. There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space.
Johnny Express (2014) by South Korean CGI studio Alfred Image Works.

Pokey LaFarge knows.

The Heavy from 2013. Great retro soul sound.

Had some good karma come visit in the past week: doc called and said there’s nothing important to discuss, Gord sent me some cool prints, and my workload has expanded. Then it balanced itself somewhat: a computer crash did some minor damage, and snakes ate my catalytic converter at 3am yesterday. Life happens.

Have a great weekend, and we’ll be back twitchin’ & bitchin’ tomorrow.

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