Archive for the ‘A Bunk Original’ Category

We’re 3,333 days old today!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

3333

Whooda thunk back in 2007 that we’d still be clogging up the internest with these inanities? Not I.

To The Missus

Saturday, 3 September 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Love Forever, Bunk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The .Gif Friday Post No. 448 – Pangolin Yawns, Bull Fetches & StarWars Roly-Poly

Friday, 19 August 2016

Pangolin

Bulls Hit
StarWars Lo Poly

[Top one is for my friend @raincoaster, lifted and looped from here. 2nd one was mushed together from this and this; third found here.]

Tacky Raccoons’ 9th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 3 August 2007 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, as some posts that fell off the radar years ago have risen again in odd popularity, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.

We dropped two ranking posts from The List this year. Both had to do with unusual date/time convergence singularities, and other than that had little long-term content that would interest the average viewer to deserve inclusion.

10/10/10 10:10:10 and 10:11:10 11/10/11 are hereby relegated to the sub-category of Inexplicable Honorable Mentions.


The numbers adjacent to the titles below indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2016). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


babe-cannon

No. 11/5/14 – Babe Cannon

dead raccoon 4a

No. 10/nr/460 – 819 Yonge (SE corner of Church)

Chopped Lowered VW RatRod Prowler

No. 9/nr/260 – Chopped and Lowered VW Rat Rod Prowler

 IntroducingtheBeatles

No. 8/nr/212 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL

Cute Baby Giraffe 150

No. 7/11/50 – Cute Baby Giraffe

mardi-gras-boobs-and-beads 150

No. 6/nr/29 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!

Please Applaud With Hands Only

No. 5/nr/136 – The .Gif Friday Post No.232 – Kraken Crackin’, Clappin’ & Flappin’

No. 4/3/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

mrgoogle_cropped1

No. 3/nr/47 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.

SNAKE

No. 2/1/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

MEET THE BEETLES

Meet The Beetles 0.1

“Meet The Beetles” was a dark horse with a score of 1/10/31. Posted in July of 2011, it was running second to Bosley The Ferret for most of this year, but in the past couple of weeks it jumped into the lead, surpassing Bosley by only a few hundred hits. (I never thought that post would be much of an attention getter by itself, so I collected them all and created a .gif animation. It’s floating around No.77.)

Thanks for all your visits, favorites and links, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

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P.P.P.S. Muchisimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring as far as you know. In any case, thanks a wad for your support all these years. We appreciate it. After all, a dime a day keeps the meerkats away. Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

1.9 Million Views

Monday, 1 August 2016

1.9 VIEWS

Yeah, we’re crankin’ it.

Wasserman Me Worry

Monday, 25 July 2016

Debbie Wasserman-Schulz-Neuman

Yeah, that’s from September 2012 when Obamacare was in full sales pitch, yet it’s kinda apropos to repost due to recent events.
[Apologies to A.E.N.]

Pokemon Go Figure

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Pokemon Go Figure

Click smaller images to engorge.

[Found in here. Top one from the 2016 RNC… kinda.]

Bigass Ammonite Fossil is not a Bigass Ammonite Fossil

Monday, 18 July 2016

Ammonite

Yep, that looks like a bigass prehistoric ammonite fossil, and it’s not a snail fossil as the caption states.

Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typically ribbed spiral-form shell as pictured above. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 – 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name ‘ammonite’ (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus [via].

I found the top image (with the erroneous caption) in here, and wondered about the story behind it. Since fossils are typically embedded in rock and I didn’t see any hole or excavation, something seemed off.

Ammonite Replica 2

Ammonite fossils are common, but are rarely larger than about 9 inches in diameter. Sure, some larger species have been found, but why wasn’t this one encased in plaster, crated up and shipped to an archeological museum? How could something so heavy and brittle stay in one piece while being tilted up? How could four guys lift it, let alone one?

A Tineye search brought me to the source –  a 2005 documentary filmed in Lyme Regis, England for the BBC series “Journey of Life.”

“This giant ammonite was actually a replica that we used to show how big ammonites could grow. Made of polystyrene it squeaked as we rolled it down the beach. The look of gob-smack on the faces of Jurassic Coast fossil collectors was priceless!”
Paul Williams, 3 September 2013.

This “fossil” was a prop, and it had a cameo role in Episode 1: Seas of Life.

[Full story with photos here.]

Perhaps you’re wondering why I suddenly found an interest in large fabricated ammonite fossils. It’s because I saw that top picture and wanted to do this with it:

Ammonite Beach Spin

The .Gif Friday Post No. 438 – Cat Splash, Sand Splat & Dogwash

Friday, 10 June 2016

CAT SPLAT

Beach Fails

Wash N Wax

[Found here and here. First one was lifted from here, cropped and modified a tad.]

Be Careful What You Wish For.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Hillary's Mother

The National Lampoon would have done it, but they’re not around anymore so someone had to.


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