Author Archive

“Complete This Sketch Of A Horse Time’s Up.”

Monday, 10 February 2020

[Found here. Related posts here and here.]

Le Raffermissement des Hot Links

Sunday, 9 February 2020

RIP Dallas Frederick Burrows (1928-2020).

Meet Chunk.

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy.

Meanwhile at The Dance.

How to make your own baby.

For once Chris Matthews gets it right.

Need yak khullu wool clothing? Here you go.

Extraterrestrial radio: It’s only 500 million lightyears away.

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

[Top image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Rats & Star, Oh!Sharels & Shelly Trip Realize

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Rats & Star (ラッツ&スター, Rattsu ando Sutā), formerly called Chanels, was a Japanese pop group that specialized in R&B & soul music… in blackface. Good stuff otherwise.

Oh!Sharels is also Japanese and also do some nice retro covers, like this 1959 hit by the Flamingos (which was a cover of the song from 1934).

How ’bout some Japanese rockabilly? Not sure just what to make of  Shelly (aka Shelly Trip Realize, aka Tinc), but the band rocks.

Have a great weekend or something. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 671 – A Short Interview, A Wet Kiss & HOLY CRAP WTF WAS THAT?!

Friday, 7 February 2020

[Found here, here and here.
Check out the Umbrella design vid here.]

That’s a cold bowl of noodles.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Greta Thunberg blames you for this, too.

[Found here.]

Bone Cold.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Egyptian bone figurine, 3700–3500 BC (somewhere in that 200 year window). Her eyes are made from lapis lazuli, and she looks cold. She doesn’t look very happy and apparently she was quite hirsute.

[Found here.]

“It’s A Colorful Day In The Neigh-Bor-Hood”

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Damages could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“He obviously has a drug issue or something going on, [neighbor] Klawans said. “I have just never seen anything like this in my life.”

The Collier County Property Appraiser’s office says the house belongs to 40-year-old Jeffrey Leibman, who neighbors said did the damage over the course of a week.

[Image & story (with video) found here, via here.]

The Cheapest Cheap Seats

Monday, 3 February 2020

ADA-required seating for the blind?

[Found here.]

Macrosmatic Hot Links

Sunday, 2 February 2020

San Francisco 49ers logo 1946 -1967
Kansas City Chiefs logo 1963 – 1971

The Swarm.

He didn’t poop [via].

When Rona Met Donald (1980).

THIS is how to trim trees [sound up].

The mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont is an old goat.

I want this song played during my funeral recessional.

What the MSM won’t tell you: It was the shoring that failed.

From the Just Admit You Don’t Know Jack Department:
Virginia Delegate Mark Levine introduced bill HB961 to ban “assault weapons.” A town hall attendee asked him to describe one. XD

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

Saturday Matinee – 405: The Movie, Hank Jr., The Cleverlys & Run C&W

Saturday, 1 February 2020

That’s my afternoon commute, the southbound 405. Thank God for Imperial Highway, the 105 & the 110, and God bless Wayz!

Heard that on a houseboat on a remote bank of Dale Hollow Lake in 1980, and the song suddenly popped into my head. It’s not PC 40 years later, but I still like it.

How ’bout some pickin’ & grinnin’? Black Eyed Peas ala Bill Monroe performed by The Cleverlys at Larry’s Country Diner.

Run C&W escaped my radar until now. Nice version of Sam & Dave‘s 1966 hit.

IIRC, Sam & Dave were in the Stax studio with the studio session band (Booker T. & the M.G.s). Steve Cropper had just come out of the restroom down the hall when Booker Jones (or Duck Dunn) hollered something like, “Steve! Check out this groove!” Cropper yelled back, “Hold on! I’m coming” and a song title was born.

For decades I thought “M.G.” stood for “Memphis Group.” Apparently not.

Have a great weekend, and may Kansas City pound the 49ers.


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