Pagophagial Hot Links

Funbar, Deerpeople (2013) I heard this song years ago (on Atomic Flash Deluxe Hi-Fi Radio) but didn’t know the title or the band name until recently. Formed in 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Deerpeople were described as psychedelic folk rockers. One day they just stopped performing and recording for no particular reason, but reunited to officially disband in 2019.

Chorizo In Space.

Checkpoint Jumbo.
[h/t Bunkerville]

Magnetic vibrations.
[via Memo of the Air]

Catch the Chameleon. Great soundtrack.

Watch out for pedestrians.

The War of Human Cats by Festus Pragnell.

98 year old found out how old he is. [NSFW]

“In America if it is worth doing it is worth overdoing.”
Here’s proof.

It’s a multipart saga about earplugs in space: Surprise Visit (Part I).

[Top image found here.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Cleverly Brand Alpaca Products, Marion & Sobo Band, The Mustangs, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Digger Cleverly (frontman for the five member trio The Cleverlys) talks about his alpaca ranch.

Marion & Sobo Band does 1930s-era gypsy / Hot Club pretty well. Nice quirky video, too.

The Mustangs, is a famous western surf instrumental band from Finland. They’re so famous I can’t find anything about them.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears bring back the Stax/Volt soul sound without a Hammond B3 organ.

Have a great weekend, stay cool, and be where you belong. See you tomorrow.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No. 741 – The Pretty Girls II

Gonna have to click on them to see the uncropped versions. Or not.

[Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.]

IT’S OUR BLOGOVERSARY! 15 YEARS OF STUFF!

On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less.

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogoversary
3 August 2022 – 15th year Blogoversary!

As of this date, there are exactly 5,860 posts in our archives, 9.7K comments and over 2.8M referral links that comprise

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for finding the stuff before you did.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different.

—>Last Year’s Top 11 Hits linked here<—

The numbers adjacent to the titles indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third number is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2022).

“NR” denotes “Not Ranked.”

Click on any image below and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


No. 11/2/35 – Bigass Ammonite Fossil is not a Bigass Ammonite Fossil


No. 10/NR/423 – Monetary Disfigurement


No. 9/NR/17 – Meet The Beetles


No. 8/NR/352 – The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel


No. 7/NR/405 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 377 – Break Dance Bear Classic, Morticia & Gomez Dance Hard & Buster Keaton Escapes From Himself.


No. 6/NR/258 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 606 – The Twerk Police, A Dumpster Dumper & A Chilla Gorilla


No. 5/8/36 – Kluck Klams – The Ghost of Walt Kelly Speaks


No. 4/NR/82 – Professional Shadow Puppetry


No. 3/NR/14 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 445 – Demolition Demon, Roll Survivor & Rock This Way


No. 2/3/47 – Pelicans Trying To Eat Other Animals


And the NO. 1 POST for the past year:

The Most Terrifying Bird In The World

Posted on 1 June 2021, this garnered a surprising rank of 1/NR/58. That’s a hella score for barely one year since posting it AND THE BIRD IS PURE AWESOME.

This year it occurred to me that I might add one more category – AUDIO.
For several years I’ve been posting .mp3 files of rare (and not so rare) recordings, along with a few oddities. The most popular this year was a stunner; I found a recording of an agitated penguin and slowed it way down.

Thanks for all your visits, comments, favorites and linkys, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

P.S. Follow @bunkstrutts on Twitter for automatic updates and ephemeral inanities; ditto for you folks on Facebook. Both accounts are spam-free. Also, muchísimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring. In any case, we appreciate it, and a dime a day keeps the meerkats away.
Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

No Free Parking

According to some reports, pay benches were installed in Yantai Park, Shangdong province, eastern China, and were inspired by this art piece.

“The Chinese government got this idea of coin-operated park benches after seeing an art installation by German artist Fabian Brunsing where he created a similar bench as a protest against the commercialization of modern life. The irony must’ve somehow been lost in translation.”

I couldn’t verify the Yantai Park story, and it may be a complete fabrication.

“In 2008, German design student Fabian Brunsing created a piece called Pay & Sit. It’s an art installation in the shape of a park bench with sharp metal spikes that prevent people from sitting until they deposit €0.50 (about 70 cents) in the coin slot. It’s a (literally) pointed political statement, but that didn’t stop Facebook users from taking images of the bench out of context and presenting it as one more stop along the road to criminalizing the poor.”

[Found here, stories here and here.]

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