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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

“F***n dropped him,” said some art student somewhere

[Found here.]

All The Parts You Need

Monday, 12 April 2021

WebEx meeting notes October – December 2020, colorized.
9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, 6.25 square inches per day.

Original and negative images below the break. (more…)

Kephalonomancing Hot Links

Sunday, 11 April 2021

See See Rider, Janis Joplin (1963) Janis Joplin was 20 years old when she covered the traditional blues song. Ma Rainey was the first to record See See Rider Blues in 1924, but the music and lyrics date to the early 1900s at least. It’s my opinion that the name of the song is a misheard lyric / typo by the publisher, and that C.C. Rider is correct, that “C.C.” stands for “Chitlin’ Circuit” (or “Chitlin’ Café”).

Wash cycle.

The Demon Core.

10 black squirrels.

An easy prediction.

Deep fakes are evil.

Turkey’s drunk baskets.

The Nose: Gallop (Interlude).

Maliwawa macropods and more.

Cool pendant, but what does it mean?

Capitalist by day, anarchist at night.

If I wanted a phone cover I’d get one of these.

CDC: Vaccinated people can ignore social distancing if needed.

[Top image: Old Man on a Swing, 1826, by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828).]


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


Saturday Matinee – Unknown Hinson, Little Feat & Alan Mirikitani

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Those piqued my interest, so I dug further. Because I had to.

you gave the dog my supper
you had sex with my brother
you’ve done some ugly things
for such
such a pretty girl

The Utoobage algorithm said I should check out Stuart Daniel Baker, aka Unknown Hinson, so I did. Don’t dismiss him. He’s got some serious guitar chops, and Ugly Things is the finest love ballad I’ve heard in hours. (Not only that, but the grandson of Hank Williams (Hank III) has an image of Unknown Hinson tattooed on his forearm.)


Little Feat was never easy to categorize, but this one’s kinda swampabilly with some big band thrown in.

Alan Mirikitani (1955-2015) was a classic bluesman from L.A., and fronted the band BB Chung King & The Screaming Buddaheads. Used to hear them on the radio, never got to see them live. He was in the recording studio when he died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

I think that’ll do for now. Have a great weekend, do where you wanna go, go where you wanna do. You know the drill, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 675 – Ferrari Fan, 3-Point Perspective Sketching & Peach Butt Bidet

Friday, 9 April 2021

[1st & 2nd found here and here. The peach butt .gif came from somewhere in Instapundit, h/t Rightymouse.]

Frankentruckin 2

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Looks like an Olds Alero ’40 Ford Tow Mater undergoing hormone therapy. Nice spoiler, too.

[Found here. There’s another cool hybrid here.]

Indiana Bell Building 1930

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

“In 1930 the Indiana Bell Building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the 22-million-pound structure was moved 15 inches/hour, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.”

Built in 1907, the 8-story, 11,000-ton building was moved to provide room for a larger facility, all while providing uninterrupted telephone service to the State of Indiana. It was relocated 52 feet (16 m) to the south and 100 feet (30 m) west of its original location. The move began 14 October and was complete on 12 November 1930.

Most of the power needed to move the building was provided by hand-operated jacks assisted by a steam engine. Each time the jacks were pumped, the house moved 3/8ths of an inch.

[Animation and caption found here; more here.]

This is not a glacier.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

That’s not a ship either.

[Found here.]

Nothing much happened today.

Monday, 5 April 2021

[Found here. More here.]

Easter

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Fountains Abbey Cistercian Monastery
North Yorkshire, England
Established 1132AD.


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