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Tacky Raccoons’ 10th Year – The Top 11 Posts

Thursday, 3 August 2017

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On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less. It’s not our 10th Anniversary, because Day One doesn’t count, but Day 366 does, so this is really a Birthday Celebration. It goes like this:

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogaversary
3 August 2017 – 9th year Blogaversary

On the other hand, there are now 3,981 posts in our archives.

TEN YEARS OF STUFF!

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for the source.


As with previous years, we’ve celebrated those posts that received the largest number of hits, not only for the past year, but for the entire life of Tacky Raccoons, and this year is no different.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.

Earlier years’ decisions hold for these posts:

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 2017). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

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


No. 11/nr/272 – The Best VW Repair Manual Ever.


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No. 10/11/14 – Babe Cannon


SNAKE

No. 9/2/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1


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No. 8/8/156 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL


No. 7/19/64 –  The .Gif Friday Post No.185 – 80 Beetles


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No. 6/6/30 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!


No. 5/4/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come



No. 4/7/188 – 11 September 2001 – Never Forget.


No. 3/nr/135 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 445 – Demolition Demon, Roll Survivor & Rock This Way


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No. 2/3/32 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.


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

MEET THE BEETLES

Meet The Beetles 0.1

Posted on 17 July 2011, “Meet The Beetles” wins again with a score of 1/1/25.

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

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit
The Official Cutting Edge, State Of The Art and Wave Of The Future Tacky Raccoons Store
for trendy and stylish accoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

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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, we appreciate it. After all, a dime a day keeps the meerkats away. Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

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Prototype Babe Magnet

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

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What a great ride, but there’s only one problem: Where are the hot chicks going to sit?

[Found here.]

Holy Crap. I want one.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Stuck in traffic? No prob. “Outta my way, butthead!”

[Found here.]

Yeah, you cut her off without signalling, didn’t you.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

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You shall be vaporized in T-minus 10 seconds and counting…

[Found here, and yeah, that’s a Messerschmitt KR175.]

Elie Aghnedes’ Contribution To The World: The 1954 Rhino

Sunday, 15 May 2016

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Greek-American inventor Elie Aghnides amassed a fortune coming up with clever inventions.

One of his more unusual creations was the “Rhino,” an amphibious four-wheeled vehicle designed to patrol and defend the vast roadless wastes of Alaska and Canada.

Weighing in at five tons, the four-wheel-drive machine could hit speeds of 45 miles per hour on the highway.

Defining features were its massive front wheels, which had six-foot diameters and weighed 1,500 pounds each. Their hollow, hemispherical shape gave the Rhino its unique all-terrain capability. As the vehicle sank into mud, sand, or other soft surfaces, the bearing surface of the ribbed wheels increased, giving it greater traction.

The Rhino’s massive wheels and low center of gravity also meant it could tip 75 degrees to either side without toppling over.

In the water, the hollow wheels provided flotation, while a rear water jet provided propulsion at speeds of about four miles per hour.

The Marmon-Herrington Company of Indianapolis built one prototype of the Rhino for demonstration. The United States military declined to purchase any, reportedly out of concern that the wheels could be punctured by gunfire, sinking the vehicle [via].

Rhino 1954

Not only could it float, it had such a low center of gravity that it was nearly impossible to overturn. Here it is in action:

Elie Aghnides didn’t stop there. He created another prototype amphibious vehicle named “The Cyclops,” but for some reason the prototype construction failed. Aghnides won a $120.5K settlement with The Marmon Group in 1972.

I want one, if only to crash Burning Man without paying.
[Images from here, here and here. Found here.]

Wannabe Dodge Hemi Van Babe Magnet

Monday, 28 March 2016

Babe Magnet Hemi-Van

This one’s been sitting in our What-To-Do-With-This-File for several years now. It’s way past time we set it free.

All we can guess is that the owner of this black pervo-van knew exactly what he was doing after he re-upholstered the interior and dash with tufted blue and white carpet, installed a wet bar, string lights and a sound system with an 8-track player that plays nothing but Barry White’s Greatest Hits. But even that didn’t get the babes, so he took the obvious next step: GO STEALTH.

[Found here. More Babe Magnets here.]

Alien Rat Fink Ring

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Rat Fink Alien

[Pure awsome Big Daddy Roth Ring found here. Related post here.]

Portland Hipsters Can Eat Me.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

EAT BUNK

No, that’s not a photo shop. It’s a real pig being fed a Bunk sandwich. With minimal sleuthing we determined that the hipsters’ porker is standing on the pristine pavement in front of BUNK Sandwiches 2017 NE Alberta Street, Portland Oregon.

This is not their only venue, and they have a Bunk Truck for catering. Why didn’t they tell me? After all, I’ve already got a cool hip logo for lease or rent:

Bunk Strutts Logo

BTW, Google Maps Street View captured this Babe Magnet parked across the street from Bunk’s.

Roadster at Bunk's Sandwiches Portland OR

[Top image sent via email. Muchisimas Grassyass, Russ.]

 

A Hot Tomato with a Hot Potato

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mr. Potato Bimbo

Psst. Mr. Creepo-Potato has his eyes on you…

Mr. Potato

Photo of the second before he pounced. [Found here.]

Comfy DIY Mobile Home

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Mobile Home 1

Very cool. The link shows solar panels on the roof for electrical, and there appears to be a wood-burning stove sitting on a piece of slate for heat, but the proximity of the unprotected wood surrounding it looks a bit iffy. Cooking range/oven must have a propane tank hidden somewhere, and it looks like they’ve got a decent sound system for roadtrips – two tweeters, two midrange and one bass. Two important things are missing from the photos, but it looks like they’re combined and adjacent to the rear entry. Somewhere there’s a potable water tank.

Due to the weight of the wood framing and all the accoutrements, this vehicle is too heavy and slow to get much gas mileage, but so what. It’s got good food, good tunes,  good looks, and it sure as hell beats this and this. Better than a dorm room.

[Found here. Click for larger images.]


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