Moose Wars

Mac the Moose, of Moose Jaw, Canada, was the world’s tallest moose sculpture at 32′-2″ until  he was dethroned in 2015 by a Norwegian chrome moose  (pictured above). He resides at a rest stop off the RV3 road in Stor-Elvdal, Norway, and stands 33′-1″ tall .

Residents of Moose Jaw were pissed, so they replaced Mac’s antlers with larger ones in 2019. Mac now stands at 34 feet tall. Here he is.

Mac attracted national attention in 2004 when part of his jaw fell off.

[Found here, stories here and here.]

Eleutherophobic Hot Links

The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.

Cherry, Oh Baby, The Rolling Stones (1976) For reasons unknown, the Stones covered  Eric Donaldson‘s 1971 hit on their studio album Black and Blue. Guitarist Mick Taylor had quit the band in 1974 and they were auditioning for replacements.

Sex N’ Drugs.

Tired warriors.

Celebrity sheep.

Wee tree houses.

Time for some Maria Stories.

Epic images of the DART asteroid.

Right foot slipped. [via Bunkerville]

Billy Idol’s White Wedding sans music.

747 Portuguese folk dancers & 1,069 robots.

Saving Grace is a fundraiser to protect a little girl.
[via Bustednuckles]

Need a foam bird skull mask? Hellboy gun? Free template downloads.
[h/t Nate L.]


Top image: The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.
Pretty sure that’s Brian Setzer on the right. [h/t Chuck C.]


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The .Gif Friday Post No. 750 – Blow Dogs, Bumbling Jenga & Spiderdork

[Found here, here and here.]

Galericulate Hot Links

Early Morning Boogie, Wini Beatty & Slim Gaillard (1946) Slim “McVouty” Gaillard had much success, and he’s anything but an unknown. Although Wini Beatty also appeared on many recordings, I found scant information about her.

STOP.

Ray Troll.

X-Ray Bird.

60 Minutes.

Inertia balloon.

“Steve. Not the ears.”

A perfect little tiny kitchen.

Beatboxing with harmonicas.

Barbados songs by Barbadians, courtesy Queen H.

Filthy Photos of the most polluted rivers in the world.

The US Space Force has an official song, but dammit, Jim, they left out the theremin. [via Memo of the Air]

[Top image: Vintage RV, September 2015, North Dakota. h/t Charlene.]


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Kakistocratic Hot Links

Show Stopper, The Cashmeres (HEM Records, 1965) There is little information about this soul group from Washington D.C. (not be confused with The Cashmeres, a doo-wop group from Atlanta GA, or The Cashmeres from Brooklyn NY, or The Cashmeres from Portland OR). A  45rpm copy of Show Stopper is a rarity; according to Discogs, prices range from $680 to $1800 depending on condition.

Hotshot.

Flying in a hangar.

THIS is a great idea.

Life as an LA Influencer.

Too bad he didn’t as me. 😀

Almost everything I forgot to post.

Awesome. Drone Photos of the Year.

Brickit is an app for Legos [h/t Miz Beth].

“I look like the Queen of England,” proclaimed Betty.

ICYMI: Martha’s Vineyard Facebook group was bitching at each other.

[Top image by Terry Border from his series Bent Objects.]


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The .Gif Friday Post No. 747 – Goosewalker, Lil’ ‘Dillo & Boneyard Bird

[Found here, here and here. Goosewalker h/t Gord S.]

Fred G. Johnson’s Contributions To The World: Sideshow Banners

The Picasso of circus art.

Fred G. Johnson’s (1892 – 1990) banners were used to illustrate A Century of Progress for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair His artwork also advertised the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey and Clyde Beatty circuses.

Hired by banner painter Harry Carlton Cummins to clean equipment and stick up banners, Cummins taught Johnson how to paint them, which he did, producing as many as four a day. The art is fast, subjective and made to deadline.

Not to be confused with the great Fred Johnson, bass singer for The Marcels.

[Images and story found here, via here. ]

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