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Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, 17 March 2019

[Images via Mr. McGoogle.]

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Saturday Matinee – St. Patrick’s Day Eve Edition: Irish Wedding at 5AM, The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats, & The Rumjacks

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Pretty good rendition of “The Rattlin’ Bog.” It’s a tough song to sing, but I’m partial to the version sung by The Fenians. Saw them sing it live more than once, and Terry Casey never stumbled.

The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats jam it with “Barrels of Whiskey.”

The Rumjacks‘ “An Irish Pub Song” is “a piss take at the explosion of Irish Pubs in Australia and the bastardisation of a culture.
From the lyrics posted on the Utoobage:

There’s a county map to go on the wall,
A hurling stick & a shinty ball,
The bric, the brac, the craic & all,
Lets call it an Irish pub.

Caffreys, Harp, Kilkenny on tap,
The Guinness pie & that cabbage crap,
The ideal wannabee Paddy trap,
We’ll call it an Irish pub.

You get the idea. On the other hand, my favorite Irish rebel song was a broadside set to music: Nell Flaherty’s Drake. It’s got some of the best snarky curses I’ve ever read. Here’s The Clancy Brothers’ version.

This is kinda fun, too. Good story intro:
The Night I Punched Russell Crowe.”

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be donning some green tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 576 – Stair Dare Fail, Toddler Toss & Boxing Fan

Friday, 15 March 2019

[Found here, here and here.] The 2nd one disturbs me a lot.

Survival Recycling

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Look closely. It works.

[Found here.]

Remote Asteroid K19OICU812 named “Kermit2019”

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Okay, it’s not an asteroid. I made that up. It’s a frog that was sucked into the upper atmosphere by a hurricane, froze solid, then fell from the sky. It reached a high velocity and embedded itself into concrete pavement.

Okay, I made that up, too. It’s a masonry term called “frogging,” but it applies to concrete finishes as well, and is a sign of good luck.

Okay, I made that up. Those may be my pants, but they’re not my shoes.

[Image found here.]

Okay, they’re not my pants, either.

Woman Attacked For Taking A Selfie In A Zoo.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

She entered the zoo enclosure illegally, turned her back on a predator to take a selfie and fortunately survived the attack. The jaguar was held for questioning and released on its own recognizance. Authorities are trying to determine if this was a hate crime as the jaguar is black.

[Image found here. Related vid here.]

Carpet Bomber

Monday, 11 March 2019

[Found here.]

Hot Links of The Plutocracy

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Pluto 2018

Pluto 1930


Gee whiz.

HEY DUCK

This still makes me grin.

Self-driving cars are racist.

What? Mufasa’s dead? [via]

Justice for Nick Sandmann.

Steve Vai’s guitar collection [via].

Click this, because it’s entirely awesome.

This is what smart phones were made for.

Whatever happened to Laurence Tureaud?

This is aginst ma civil rats.” [Language alert]

Elected Muslim Democrat who hates Jews and says so, accuses others of genocide. Pheeew.

Everyone who stood around watching and did nothing except to record it is complicit. {Update: Perp arrested, pleaded not guilty.]

The following is the March 1 Congressional Research Service report, Venezuela: Political Crisis and U.S. Policy. Venezuela’s economy
contracted by 18% and inflation exceeded 1.37 million percent in 2018. Way to go, socialism.

Circa 1978, NASA engineers wondered how many tampons astronaut Sally Ride would need for a week in space. “Is 100 the right number?” they asked. “No. That would not be the right number,” she replied. [source]


[Top Images: Pluto in 2018 found here. Pluto in 1930 found here.]

 

The .Gif Friday Post No. 575 – Fresh Eggs, Shiploader & Spittin’ Steel

Friday, 8 March 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

The Leaning Tower of Britten

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Brilliant.

Ralph Britten purchased a water tower from the nearby town of Lefors, Texas, transported it to Groom. The tower was intended to supply Britten’s remote truck stop /restaurant and tourist information center with water, but he found a cheaper supply and installed the empty tower as an advertisement on Route 66.

Britten’s business burned to the ground, but his water tower still stands.

[Image and story found here. Related post here.]


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