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Snail Burn

Kinda creeps me out, not so much for the snails, but for everything else – the solar cooker, the scary dude lurking behind the canvas recliner, the ominous black car that the thug drove up in…

Apparently that’s Fin Keheler from Sandy UT, attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for keeping the most live snails on his face for ten seconds.  He succeeded with 43 in 2009, breaking the previous record of 36.

[Found here.]

1,200,000 Visitors

A short while ago our 1,200,000th visitor showed up and quietly LOL’d to him/herself. Whoever/whatever it was came from somewhere here.

I’ve said it before (at least I think I did) that Tacky Raccoons has a pulse. The hits drop off on the weekends, yet they perk up again on Mondays, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays generating the most traffic. The good news is that the spike difference amounts to only about 3%, and I think that’s a good thing.

Rock on.

The Most Popular Badge in Afghanistan

With tensions at an all time high in Afghanistan following the Koran burnings, the urination video, and the killing of 16 civilians, attention is now falling on a long line of “Infidel” apparel and gear.

Exhausted from how they feel they’re being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels, and offer translation in local dialect.

In the Muslim world an infidel means literally “one without faith” who rejects the central teachings of Islam. tracked down Clayton Montgomery at Mil-Spec Monkey, a large online seller of infidel gear, who says his most popular item by far is the “Pork Eating Crusader Patch.”

[Full story here, h/t Soylent Green. Larger size image for lifting and posting below the break.]

[Update: For those interested in reading an assessment of the situation in Afghanistan, Pete Hegseth, emailing from Kabul in January 2012, has some interesting (and disturbing) observations.

Pete Hegseth, founder of Vets For Freedom, is now posted to Afghanistan, where he has been training Afghans as well as American and coalition troops. His reports on the situation there are as knowledgeable as any you can find. Here is his final dispatch — long but worth reading through to the end.

Read the whole thing here:

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Congrats to Bunkarina!

Not only was our daughter Bunkarina awarded a Black Belt, she’s been bestowed the title of Sensei. That means that she still has to clean up her room, but only when she wants to.

[Confidential to Bunkarina: Don’t cut out the moose part – you’ll never get it back. – Papa Strutts]

Steamboat McGoo says “Adios Amoebas.”

It’s a quiet day in the blogosphere when one of my favorite bloggers decides to call it quits. Steamboat McGoo has already poured acetone on Aardvarks & Asshats and melted all threads prior to January 2011. (A&A was always my first stop after Drudge. Go figger.)

Here’s to you, McGoo. May you continue to piss fire on whatever is in your way. –Bunk

[Update 4 March 2011: A big fat birdy just told me that the site may be changing hands. Film at 11.]

2010 in review (according to WordPress)

This was sent to us by the wonderful folks at WordPress who provide us with a free platform to spread our flavor of fun. This is blogwhoring at its best, especially because it’s done by someone else.
[Whoa. Something ain’t right here: “The busiest day of the year was June 28th with 4 views.” Bigass FAIL there, WP! 2,081 is a tad closer!]

Check it out:


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 240,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 10 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 395 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1443 posts. There were 794 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 314mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was June 28th with 4 views. The most popular post that day was The .Gif Friday Post No. 129 – Compound Pendulum, Nematode, Catslide.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ferret, motivational poster, science fair projects, gif animation, and steampunk.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The .Gif Friday Post No. 129 – Compound Pendulum, Nematode, Catslide May 2010


Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection June 2009


LOL FERRET: Episode 1 November 2007


Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come December 2007


How to REALLY piss off a golden retriever January 2010

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