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Live From Pyongyang, It’s Saturday Night Hot Links

Sunday, 24 September 2017

THIS is just wrong.

There’s a bronze statue of Lt. Frank Columbo (Peter Falk) with a bronze beagle in Budapest. TRUE.

Robot prototype fail [via].

Tower Records was awesome. We’d spend hours in their Buena Park store combing through their vinyl, but the L.A. store was huge. I never knew the history until now [via].

Always order the largest pizza. Here’s why.

What do you need to know to become a Citizen of the United States? Here’s a practice test.

Guy moves massive concrete blocks by himself using only gravity and leverage [via].

I found this Tweet amusing.

[Top image made with I Can Haz Cheeseburger Meme Generator.]

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Saturday Matinee – Shirley Bassey, Goldfinger, Nena & Nina Hagen with Don Rickles & Merv Griffin

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Dame Shirley Bassey‘s classic “Theme to Goldfinger” as captured on film in 1965. I didn’t know she was Welsh until today.

Goldfinger‘s cover of Nena’s “99 Luftballons” is pretty good.

Nena‘s “Rette Mich” (Save Me) is from the same album as 99 Luftballons.

I’m embarrassed to admit that I once confused Nena (Gabriele Kerner of Hagen, West Germany) with  Nina Hagen (Catherine Hagen of East Berlin, East Germany). Never again.

Have a great weekend, folks. More is yet to come.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 503 – The Dali Magni, The Can Can & Hammer Time

Friday, 22 September 2017

[Found here, here and here.]

Another Milestone for Tacky Raccoons.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Earlier today we passed the 2M mark and I almost missed it. Thanks, peeps and search engines. I feel like a hundred bucks.

[Other TR Milestones for 2017 here, here and here.]

Nichelle Nichols (aka Lt. Nyota Uhura) Makes Me Smile

Thursday, 21 September 2017

That was Nichelle Nichols‘ most famous role, but prior to Star Trek she sang with Lionel Hampton’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. I searched for an early recording, but found something entirely unexpected. If you are a fan, Do NOT click this link.

You’ve been warned.

[Images found here.]

Graphic Warning: Thin Ice

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

“Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice.”

Couldn’t find the original source of the image, nor could I confirm the caption, but there you go. [Found here.]

Sump’ms Goin’ Down.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

[h/t Nancy H. via email.]

Nothing much happened today.

Monday, 18 September 2017

[Found here. More from our NMHT archives here.]

Mono-polyrhythmical Hot Links

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Kabardian, also known as Circassian, is spoken in the Caucasus. In the sentence “The men saw me,” the word for “saw” is sǝq’ayǝƛaaɣwǝaɣhaś, pronounced roughly “suck-a-LAGH-a-HESH”  [via].

Classic barking cat vid here.

Check out the Paterson-Zwick Construction. Need something a bit easier? Try this.

Untangle the web.

Your Colon Smells Great is the best blog post title I’ve seen so far this year.

I do not like them, Sam I Am.

Oktoberfest began Saturday and a man fights with his shoe.

[Top image from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Clanadonia, Mickey Hart / Planet Drum & Joe Bonamassa with Tina Guo

Saturday, 16 September 2017

How ’bout something primal? Nothing better than Scottish tribal drums and bagpipes. Clanadonia is what it is, and it’s loud. “The Last of the Glaswegians” is going to be stuck in my head for days.

Mickey Hart & Planet Drum perform “Fire On The Mountain” (24 July 1999, Rome, New York).

Amazing speed cellist Tina Guo jams it with Joe Bonamassa on “Woke Up Dreaming” at Carnegie Hall (June 2017?). Takes them a bit to get in synch, then it soars. Guo’s take on Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” is fun, too.

Have a great weekend folks.


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