Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

1919 Amusement Park Ride Allows You to Die in a Sitting Position

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

From Electrical Experimenter magazine, December 1919:

“In the circus we are used to seeing a person “loop-the-loop” or turn a somersault in mid-air while in an automobile, the vehicle and its passengers landing right side up on a properly inclined platform, down which it glides to earth. Our artillery experts can compute with extreme accuracy the trajectory of various projectiles, both large and small, and thus it should be quite possible, with the aid of modern mechanical engineering technique, to build one of these aerial passenger rocket amusements successfully. The gun out of which is the shell or rocket, with its human cargo is shot, may be operated by compressed air, by powder, or it may be an electromagnetic gun.”

[Found here. Click the link above for .pdf of the issue.]

Vespertilionizing Hot Links

Sunday, 28 February 2021

I’ll Always Remember Hawaii, Cyril Lefbevre (?) (2011) I don’t know anything about the musician other than he appears elderly and plays un Ukulélé MOTU français.

Cochineal bugs.

Knockemstiff, Ohio.

What time is it on Twitter?

It’s just an old comic book.

This is a herd of llamas in Khipu.

A lot of people pointing at things.

Lost your cursor arrow? This will find it.

When an apple doesn’t taste like an apple.

Packouz & Diveroli were the inspiration for War Dogs (2016).

UMPD brutality left him “mentally and emotionally tormented with an experience that will last a lifetime.” 😀

If Ivory Soap is 99 and 44/100% pure, what’s in the other 0.56%?

[Top image found in the curser finder linked above.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


The .Gif Friday Post No. 669 – Doggie Slider, Three Ice Angels & A Zoomfail

Friday, 26 February 2021

[1st created from vid found here; 2nd & 3rd found here and here.]

Free Range Cage Chicken

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Seems to be an advert for a product called ChickenOrb.
Here’s a training video.

[h/t Pam M. via Facebook.]

Tonitrophobic Hot Links

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Village of Love, Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights (1962)Village of Love was Nathaniel “Nate Dog” Mayer‘s first hit, recorded when he was 18. After his six year stint with Fortune Records, his whereabouts were often unknown as he would disappear into the East Detroit ghettos, sometimes for years. Apparently he’d had a rough time, too – in 2009 he recorded The Puddle.


Cats on glass.

Bus recycling.

Dogs on ceilings.

Metal garden pig.

The Original Desert Bus.

Don’t worry [h/t Mme. J.].

Glorioso Albeneida, Bus Driver.

This snot was put on paid leave.

Altocumulus Lenticularis Duplicatus.

4K resolution images of the surface of Mars.

Orangutan offered to help man stuck in mud.

[Top image: Peruvian bus race, no explanation found, h/t Nate L.]


Phil bought one.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


The .Gif Friday Post No. 668 – Deadly Serious

Friday, 19 February 2021

All animations are by “Deadly Serious” artist Kajetan Obarski, aka Kiszkiloski.

Hi. My name is Kajetan Obarski and I create short animations about my true love to the mankind, death, nihilism and totally random stuff. If you want to support me and my work consider becoming my mommy on Patreon and tip me some of your unwanted money.

You can also support me and my work by purchasing tote bags and art prints of half-naked skeletons. Tip me via PayPal. Buy me a coffee or two. Whatever works.

Tote bags and prints: society6
Stickers and stuff: redbubble
Buy me a coffee: ko-fi
PayPall: kiszkiloszki@gmail.com

Thanks!

[.Gif animations found here.]

Let’s Pretend it’s Mardi Gras

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Mardi Gras has been ruined for the 2nd year in a row. Thank God USA Today has a list of the 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home.

1. Decorate in green, gold and purple.
Dare to be ugly.

2. Have a seafood boil.
Eew.

3. Eat a king cake.
Okay.

4. Mix a Mardi Gras martini.
Okay with that also. Oop, made a mistake. Let’s try another one.
Whoopsie. Did it again. Let’s make three and see which one is best. Then we’ll make that one.
Uh-oh…

5. Make a shoebox float.
Then look at it.

6. Learn some Cajun French.
Gitcha gitcha gris-gris gumbo yaya. Done.

7. Snack on some MoonPies.
Got it.

8. See some house floats.
Mardi Gras without the flashers, but a good excuse to keep your Christmas lights up.

9. Dress up your dog.
No. It embarrasses you and annoys the dog.

10. Take a virtual tour of Mardi Gras World.
It’s kinda cool in a 2nd grade field trip kinda way, but it’s virtual so it’s more like shopping for mattress covers online.

Enough of that nonsense. Let’s do this instead.

 

Legible Graffiti

Monday, 15 February 2021

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Mathieu Tremblin lives and works in Rennes and Arles, France, finds graffiti and enhances them for legibility (and sometimes the taggers return).

“As if tagging the city was about freedom, and drawing decorative letters about control, I wanted to find a project to turn “ugly tags” into something “beautiful”, but preserve the subversive part of language distortion.”

I find it interesting that the vandalism in France is indistinguishable from that in the US, and I wonder why.

[More images here. Poorly translated background story here.]

Valentines & Hot Links

Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Woo Woo Train, The Valentines (1956) Rama RecordsFirst calling themselves The Mistletoes, then The Dreamers, they settled on The Valentines. The Jimmy Wright Orchestra played on the Rama sessions.

The Woo Woo Train was covered by Little Isadore & The Inquisitors (1995) and the Oh!Sharels (2020).

On masks.

Photobashing.

The Scandinavian Myth.

Turbo Encabulator specs.

Trump made history again.

I’m not a cat. [h/t Darkwords]

Snowplow train porn [h/t Corinne L.]

Squirrel Hunter’s March (sheet music).

Get a Hammacher Schlemmer Fart Container for only $100.

Bayeux Tapestry: 70 meter-long embroidered canvas tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066. Lots of dismemberment and horse genitalia.

[Top image found here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


 

Non-Photoshopped Ceiling Cats

Monday, 8 February 2021

Taiwanese shop owner installed a glass ceiling for his cats.
Now they won’t stop staring at him.

[Story and image here.]


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