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Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

The Death of a Snowball

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

[Found here, and there’s more at the link.]

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If I had a Hammond…

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

[Top graphic found here. Booker T. Jones‘ image found here.]


I read an opinion recently in a nation-wide Sunday publication [Parade Magazine] suggesting that organ donation should be mandatory by default, unless a person acts and chooses to “opt out.” Think that one through, and it should scare the hell out of you.


Screen Capping Hot Links

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Ruth Brown’s chair [via].

Covfefe Wins the Breeder’s Cup.

Don’t look at this without protection.

Porcupine talks about pumpkins [via].

“We don’ need no steenkin’ border wall!” Oh wait

I don’t know who put it together, but THIS is a great mix.

Guy cheats on his diet & his trainer goes all Mr. T on him.
(Sound up!)

The Wrangellian Eruptions preceded The Carnian Pluvial Episode.
But you already knew that.

Carl Sagan’s Bullsh*t detector. I saw this long ago, and it works. The linked post include a list of classic logical fallacies (including “Begging the Question,” and it doesn’t mean what you think it means).


From the “Well, Duh” Department:

It takes 11.57 days for a million seconds to pass.
It takes 31 years 8.5 months for a billion seconds to pass.
It takes 31,710 years for a trillion seconds to pass.

Oh, and 1 millionth of a mile = 1/16th of an inch.


It amazes me that this needs to be explained, but there it is.
I remember a teacher that I had…


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


A Humble Request. Updated: Great news. She was finally allowed to grant POA to her long-time friend. Thanks to all who contribute – every little bit helps.


[Top image from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Bot Training, Peter Gunn & Link Wray

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Training the bot is pretty cool. How it was made is cooler:

[Found here. Don’t worry, it’s a safe site. They had a coordinated WOT report attack years ago by some people who didn’t like their opinions. If you subscribe to WOT, please mark the site as safe. They don’t deserve this unwarranted abuse. Never have. SFK. SFW.]

In 1992, The Blues Brothers Band did Henry Mancini’s 1958 classic “Theme To Peter Gunn” justice. Other notable artists covered it, including Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, Jeff Beck and Deodato.

Emerson Lake & Palmer‘s version is probably the most pretentious, while Roy Buchanan just quietly walks up and then BAM. Right in your face.

Link Wray took some liberties with the song, made it nasty, and renamed it “Switchblade.” I couldn’t find a live vid, but I found this:

Awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here for more stuff.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No. 609 – Biker Bitch, Balloon Snake Taunt & Before Baskets

Friday, 8 November 2019

[Found here, here and somewhere, maybe here.]

The Mom Motel

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Hubba hubba! Boys, take your pick. I’m going for Mrs. Jones.

[Found here.]

Derelict Tokyo

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Something just doesn’t look quite right. Oh wait. (more…)

Spidercat

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Redwood Logging in 1946, Maxim Zhestkov, The Count Five, The Cramps, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Redwood logging in 1946. Dangerous work. [Found here.]

Hypnotizing art “installations.”

Maxim Zhestkov (b.1985, Russia) is a media artist and director whose practice centres around the influence of digital media on shifting the boundaries of visual language.

He grew up in a small town on the Volga river named Ulyanovsk. From childhood, Maxim was fascinated by art, physics and computers which led him to university, where he studied architecture and fine art.

I’m kinda in an odd mood, change of the seasons, sun angles and all, so let’s roll with it.

“Psychotic Reaction” by The Count Five, peaked at No. 5 in 1966 on the Billboard Hot 100. Classic garage band / early psychedelic rock. Since then it’s been covered by a number of indy/punk/rock bands, including this one by The Cramps in 1983:

Meh. I can do without that, but this one’s not too bad:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers probably did the best cover of ‘”Psychotic Reaction” in 1991, preserved the soul of the original.
The intro is cool, song starts at 2:20.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more stuff and stuff.

Dia De Los Muertos

Friday, 1 November 2019

[Found here.]


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