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The .Gif Friday Post No. 518 – Kitchen Ninja, Bubblehead & A Potato

Friday, 12 January 2018

[Found here, here and here.]

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He smiled, so he was dispatched.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

[Found here. Related post here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 8 January 2018

[Found here via here.]

 

Rambling Muskrat Hot Links

Sunday, 7 January 2018

A muskrat is not a rat. It’s more like a small capybara and is a resource of food and fur for humans according to Wiki, so send us your recipes and clothing patterns and we’ll post them with credit.

Muskrat Ramble” was written by Kid Ory and first recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five in 1926.

In 1965, Joseph Allen McDonald, aka Country Joe, shamelessly ripped off Kid Ory’s “Muskrat Ramble” note-for-note for his Vietnam-era protest song “Feelin’ Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag.”

“In 2003 McDonald was sued for copyright infringement over his signature song, specifically the “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” chorus part, as derived from the 1926 early jazz classic “Muskrat Ramble“, co-written by Kid Ory. The suit was brought by Ory’s daughter Babette, who held the copyright at the time. Since decades had already passed from the time McDonald composed his song in 1965, Ory based her suit on a new version of it recorded by McDonald in 1999. The court however upheld McDonald’s laches defense, noting that Ory and her father were aware of the original version of the song, with the same questionable section, for some three decades without bringing a suit. In 2006, Ory was ordered to pay McDonald $395,000 for attorney fees and had to sell her copyrights to do so.”

[McDonald’s parents were communists and named him after Joseph Stalin according to Wiki. That explains a lot.]

From the This Shall Not Pass Department: A Heinz ketchup packet caused a New York woman to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. TRUE.

R.I.P. Dominic Frontiere (17 June 1931- 21 December 2017).

The Football Capital of the World.

What’s the smallest hole a mouse shrew can get through? 16.5mm in diameter according to this.

Trains [via].

Jim Flora (1914-1998) was a graphic commercial artist whose work creeped me out when I was very young.

Mambo For Cats was a 33rpm EP featuring various artists. It’s now a collectors’ item for the album cover designed by Jim Flora, and original copies are worth hundreds. Papa had a copy so when I saw the album cover recently, fireworks went off in my head, and the only song I remembered from the compilation was “Muskrat Ramble Mambo.”

[Top image found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 517 – Windchill Temps, Dog Balloons, 78rpm Pizza & Missing the Bus

Friday, 5 January 2018

[Found , here, here and here. Top one is a morphed screencap of  U.S. windchill temps as of 10PM EST 4 January 2018. Live map is here.]

Smoke-Bathing Chimney Rook

Thursday, 4 January 2018

“The Rook is sat on a smoking chimney pot, its wings outstretched, seemingly unbothered by the heat and possible effects of smoke inhalation. Such behaviour seems completely bizarre, yet there is a reason for it: the bird is using the smoke to clear parasites, such as mites and ticks, from its plumage.”

[Found here via here.]

Stop the madness.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The hole diameter shrank 5/8″ in 10 years, 4/8″ the next decade. At that rate, donut holes should have disappeared by 1958 and should be negative 7/8″ in diameter by now.

π [(7/8″)/2]^2 = .60 sq. inches, so 7 decades later, donuts should have no holes and be larger in diameter, but if you define the circumference of the section of the torus as a constant k you realize that donuts don’t come in uniform sizes, yet they should be significantly larger than they were 70 years ago. Hostess and Little Debbie got some ‘splainin’ to do. Cake donuts typically weigh between 24 and 28 g (0.85 and 0.99 oz), whereas yeast-raised donuts average 38 g (1.3 oz) and are generally larger, and taller (due to rising) when finished. Say a donut weighed an ounce in 1927. That means the volume of the torus would be Oh nevermind.


This is what a lot of Californians are discussing now that pot is legal.

[Found here.]

Happy New Year from Tacky Raccoons!

Monday, 1 January 2018

May 2018 bring you joy and prosperity

AND MORE!

 

Infrasonic Hot Links

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Couldn’t find anything on snoring cow omens. According to Wiki, whistling on board a sailing ship is bad luck, it’s thought to encourage the wind to increase. On ships where whistling was taboo, the cook was usually excused, because as long as he was heard whistling he wasn’t stealing food.

Goats were more sure-footed on sailing ships than cows, and ancient mariners would leave breeding pairs on remote islands to provide food for future visitors. Oh, and goats snore, too.

Famed mariner Josh Slocum was once advised to purchase carpet tacks by a merchant. He balked until the merchant explained why he needed them. They were to be scattered over the deck after dark in case pirates attempted to board the vessel undetected. The tacks were a burglar alarm, and according to Slocum, they worked.

Tacks were employed in the design of “Turtle Boats,” Korean warships of the late 1500s for similar reasons.

I’d never heard of the Beano Grenade until now.

I read in a USNI publication that 90% of intercontinental communications are via submarine cable. The same was true in 1850.

Infrasound – the frequency of fear? [h/t Carl L.]

A Mumbo Jumbo was not a niceguy.

The 17 equations that changed the course of history. Pythagoras of Samos was good, but Leonhard Euler came up with the concept of the square root of negative 1, and much more. Also, Euler is not pronounced “yū’-lər.” It’s a Swiss surname, pronounced “ōē’-dər.”

The Catbird Seat.

Pheeew. Jingle Bells is a racist song because of minstrel shows?

[Top image is a panel from “Ploopy The Ghost” by F.O. Alexander, ca. 1940.  Franklin Osborn Alexander was the cartoonist who provided the classic graphics for the board game Monopoly.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 516 – The Bus to Hell, Nice Throw Bro, Fish Hug & Fish Smack

Friday, 29 December 2017

[Found here, herehere and here.]


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