I think I just broke arithmetic.

[Found here. Sorta.]

Moose Wars

Mac the Moose, of Moose Jaw, Canada, was the world’s tallest moose sculpture at 32′-2″ until  he was dethroned in 2015 by a Norwegian chrome moose  (pictured above). He resides at a rest stop off the RV3 road in Stor-Elvdal, Norway, and stands 33′-1″ tall .

Residents of Moose Jaw were pissed, so they replaced Mac’s antlers with larger ones in 2019. Mac now stands at 34 feet tall. Here he is.

Mac attracted national attention in 2004 when part of his jaw fell off.

[Found here, stories here and here.]

Eleutherophobic Hot Links

The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.

Cherry, Oh Baby, The Rolling Stones (1976) For reasons unknown, the Stones covered  Eric Donaldson‘s 1971 hit on their studio album Black and Blue. Guitarist Mick Taylor had quit the band in 1974 and they were auditioning for replacements.

Sex N’ Drugs.

Tired warriors.

Celebrity sheep.

Wee tree houses.

Time for some Maria Stories.

Epic images of the DART asteroid.

Right foot slipped. [via Bunkerville]

Billy Idol’s White Wedding sans music.

747 Portuguese folk dancers & 1,069 robots.

Saving Grace is a fundraiser to protect a little girl.
[via Bustednuckles]

Need a foam bird skull mask? Hellboy gun? Free template downloads.
[h/t Nate L.]


Top image: The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.
Pretty sure that’s Brian Setzer on the right. [h/t Chuck C.]


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Saturday Matinee – The Kiffness w/ The Joy, Buddy Guy w/ Chris Duarte & 国本武春, and Kid Ramos w/ The Memphis Kings

David Scott, aka The Kiffness, an artist from South Africa, is known for his collabs with interesting people and animals from around the world. The Joy – Isencane Lengane is an a capella group also from South Africa.

Buddy Guy with Chris Duarte and 国本武春, Takeharu Kunimoto, a prominent Japanese ‘shamisen’ player on a Japanese Game Show, 1995.

That’s a Fast Boat to China. Kid Ramos with Paul Pigat, Mike Turturro & Ron Felton at Tommy Harkenrider‘s house, 2015.

Hope hurricane Ian passed you by, and if he didn’t, hope the damage was minimal. If it wasn’t, wish you and yours a speedy recovery. See you tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 750 – Blow Dogs, Bumbling Jenga & Spiderdork

[Found here, here and here.]

Photo Restoration

The story behind the picture: Someone posted restored photos on r/interestingasfuck and I made a comment that received no replies or likes, but despite that photo restoration artist u/LadyAkane reached out to me via DM and offered their help.

My comment: “My uncle died way back in 1937, 2 years before my dad was born. He was only 5 years old and my grandparents went through hell all around that time—they lost him to polio, then lost their home and most of their belongings to the Ohio River flood.

Only one photo of him survived—one of him with my grandmother just weeks before he fell ill. [I realized when I took the photo out this was wrong since he’s too young in the pic. I was mixing up illnesses—my grandmother contracted TB shortly after this pic and would spend the next few years in a sanitarium.] We found while going through my dad’s things after he died, but it got put in a back jeans pocket then in the chaos of the time went through the washing machine. It made us all sick to see it so faded.

That little pic has been stashed inside my jewelry box ever since, hoping to find a way to restore it (and for technology to advance to where it could be successfully done) over the last 13+ years.”

[Found here.]

Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

Bottom image is a photo of a 1947 football game, mangled with the Deep Dream Generator. (Original image below the break.) Continue reading “Stuff I Do When I’m Bored”

Galericulate Hot Links

Early Morning Boogie, Wini Beatty & Slim Gaillard (1946) Slim “McVouty” Gaillard had much success, and he’s anything but an unknown. Although Wini Beatty also appeared on many recordings, I found scant information about her.

STOP.

Ray Troll.

X-Ray Bird.

60 Minutes.

Inertia balloon.

“Steve. Not the ears.”

A perfect little tiny kitchen.

Beatboxing with harmonicas.

Barbados songs by Barbadians, courtesy Queen H.

Filthy Photos of the most polluted rivers in the world.

The US Space Force has an official song, but dammit, Jim, they left out the theremin. [via Memo of the Air]

[Top image: Vintage RV, September 2015, North Dakota. h/t Charlene.]


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

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