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Rum Runners 1920s

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

In October 1919, Congress passed the National Prohibition Act, overriding a veto by President Woodrow Wilson. And so began the so-called noble experiment of Prohibition.

[Found here.]

On Impeachment: Mark Levin Makes His Points

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Mark Levin, constitutional lawyer and radio host, presents his own concise argument against impeachment. It’s not just an attack on Donald Trump. It’s an attack on the Constitution of the United States of America.

Even if you don’t like our President and/or can’t tolerate Levin’s delivery, please listen to his words.

Mandelbrots In The Snow

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

1st impression: Clever photoshop.

2nd impression: Clever use of a programmable snow-blowing Roomba.

3rd impression: HOLY CRAP. THIS GUY DID IT WITH HIS FEET.

[Found here, story here.]

Aceptamos Todos.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Yeah, we accept all cookies, so quit asking, cabrones.

[Found here.]

Highlights For Hot Links

Sunday, 19 January 2020


Post your answers in the comments section below.


Jurassic Park sweded [via].

99 years ago this happened.

THIS made me smile [sound up].

The best Christmas present of his life.

The Guide To Baby Sleep Positions [via].

Earliest Known Customer Complaint “Letter” (ca. 1750 BC ).


A Slime Mold Solves A Maze [vid].

Analysis Of How A Slime Mold Solves A Maze [.pdf].

The Analysis Of How A Slime Mold Solves A Maze uses the differential form of Grönwall’s lemma (proven in 1919 by a guy named Grönwall).


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


[Top image found here.]

Mere months after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the author of that blog managed to politicize Highlights For Children. “I am a collage artist whose work has focused on examining social fictions whether politically, gender-based, or race by deconstructing the vast cultural clutter of mid-century America.” LOL.

Saturday Matinee – Ismael Sanz-Pena, Ricky Syers, Taj Mahal & ZZ Top

Saturday, 18 January 2020


Persistence of Vision III is an awesome vid by Ismael Sanz-Pena  [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

Cool artistry, cool story, and Ricky Syers is interesting.

The legendary Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band covered Bill Doggett‘s 1956 hit Honky Tonk “filmed at Yoshi’s SF grand opening.” (Yoshi’s had grand openings in 1972, 1979, 1985 & 1997, so take your pick.)

ZZ Top is one of the greatest 3-man blues-rock freight trains ever, and here they are in their prime.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back here tomorrow, rain or shinola.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 618 – The Dam Dog, Layering & Walk On The Water

Friday, 17 January 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

No it’s not.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

[Found in here. My own solution is below the break. DON’T CHEAT!] (more…)

The 1968 Dustbuster Manta

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

“Built from Bizzarrini parts, the Manta was one of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s first independent designs as an independent consultant. He used it to promote and launch Ital Design in Turin. The Manta is remarkable as it was built up from an ex-Le Mans racer and it is one of the first cars the world to use a triple seat arrangement.

Inside the cockpit is an odd layout that seats the driver in the middle of the interior with a passenger on either side. The idea was copied from a Ferrari 365 prototype built in 1965 and it was later, more popularly revived with the mighty McLaren F1. With three people seated side-by-side it must be a particularly tight squeeze as much of the available passenger foot space is occupied by intrusive wheel wells.”

[Images found here. More about the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta here.]

Head (bread, kneaded)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

[From Hans Prinzhorn’s Artistry of the Mentally Ill (1922).]


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