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Wright Brothers’ Early Spacewalk Test (ca. 1915)

Monday, 28 November 2016

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Using a pressurized helium-vapor suit, Orville and Wilbur Wright sought to solve future problems of space exploration, and their younger step brother “Nottle” volunteered to be the test pilot. Once afloat, the tethers snapped, and he sailed over the horizon. He landed in France and enlisted with the 43rd Balloon Company, serving as a practice target in WWI. Out of eleven volunteers, he was never shot down by the Boche once, and he survived the friendly fire, too.

Okay, maybe it wasn’t a spacewalk test, and maybe it had nothing at all to do with WWI, but maybe it did, depending on how you look at it.

[Original image found here.]

The .Gif Post No. 461 – Playing with Echeveria

Friday, 25 November 2016

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Yeah, I was bored.

Bunk’s Grumpkin

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

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20 minutes start to finish, no template. I was going for a Samoan Luche Libre kinda vibe. In the sun it looks like The Donald, but that wasn’t the intent.

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We had a total of three trick-or-treaters. One was a little yappy dog. The other two were adult women begging for candy, and one of them thought jogging pants and a sweatshirt and carrying a little yappy dog counts as a costume. The other one was wearing crow feathers. Her outfit was awesome, and she’s completely nuts.

Then The Missus got HER knives out.

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These were good, orange bell peppers stuffed with rice, corn and black bean farts. I love Halloween.

¡Para El Día de los Muertos!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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[Imagen original encontrada aquí.]

We hit the WordPress Freebee Wall today. So what.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

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Yep, that’s 3 megs worth of free WordPress hosting storage in The Archives, and we hit the limit today. We knew this day was coming, but we weren’t sure which path to take:

A: Say “Adios Amoebas,” and snivel away quietly.

B: Open up another WordPress freebee account and link back to this one.

C: Bite the bag and sign up for a WP Premium Account with more storage.

Nobody quits after 9+ years of fun, so Option A was out. IMO Option B is kinda taking advantage of a free service, and it meant setting up and rebuilding/resurrecting a fan base. As for Option C, I’m cheap frugal. I don’t like buying something that I can’t eat, drink or squeeze, but then I remembered our PayPal Donation account and the decision was made. Yeah, I squeezed it. I bit the bag.

Tacky Raccoons is good for another year if advert income & donations keep up. Hope y’all enjoy yourselves here – a dime a day keeps the meerkats away (cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards).

–Bunk

The .Gif Friday Post No. 456 – Neighborhood Watch, Petroll & Hold My Beer

Friday, 14 October 2016

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[2nd & 3rd found here and in here. The 1st is not a timelapse; I created it on a whim, original image here.]

We’re 3,333 days old today!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

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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

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[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

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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!


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No. 11/5/14 – Babe Cannon

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

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

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

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No. 7/11/50 – Cute Baby Giraffe

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

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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

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No. 3/nr/47 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.

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No. 2/1/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1

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

MEET THE BEETLES

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“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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