Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Ancient Masonry

Monday, 14 June 2021

[Detail & 2nd photo found in here. Satellite view from here.]

Nyctanthous Hot Links

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Harlem Nocturne, The Viscounts (1959) The Viscounts’ only hit was released in 1959 and peaked at No. 53 on Billboard’s Top !00. It was re-released in 1966 and made it to No. 39.

Tabasco.

Double Lou.

Solar panels.

Bumbling bees.

Ripped jeans & sunburns.

Now about those face apps.

This is on my Gotta Watch list.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

The last Blockbuster store Tweets.

Star Trek death rates by uniform color.

Random stuff video has some funnies.

Pick one, hit play and close your eyes.

LOBSTERMAN SWALLOWED AND PUKED UP BY WHALE

[Top image: I was looking for something to go with the music and found Fleur de Guerre, a vintage model from the UK. Her Twitter profile states, “I like old stuff, wrestling & heavy metal.”]


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


Nelson the Hedgehog

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

“Nelson the hedgehog is believed to have had quills as a baby and went bald in adulthood. He is looked after at Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Norfolk, where he receives massages daily and lives his best life.”

[Found here, more here, video here.]

Anteater

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Ants are just a palate cleanser.

[Found here.]

Fungi

Monday, 7 June 2021

[All images found here. There are more.]

Adiapneustial Hot Links

Sunday, 6 June 2021

 

Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.

Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.

Blue-Eyed Cicadas.

Vehicle Hood Ornaments.

The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.

Wikipedia has the power to shape science?

Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].

Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]

The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.

In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”

The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]

[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]


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


 

Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Mary Lou, Young Jessie (1955)Recorded by 18 year-old Obediah Donnell Jessie (1936-2020) who later spent some time with The Flairs, The Coasters, and the Obie Jessie Combo. It was his younger brother, actor DeWayne Jessie, who portrayed Otis Day in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Jessie was also related to Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Mary Lou was covered by Ronnie Hawkins (1959), the The Steve Miller Band (1973), Bob Seger (1976), Gene Clarke (1977), Frank Zappa (1983) and The Oblivions (1997).

Reblog the Frog.

How to make ketchup.

Eraserhead soundtrack.

Donkey gets a pedicure.

The Rubber Chicken Museum.

The Palindromists. The Movie.

Alex, Imma beat you at Chess.

Marilou Henner has hyperthymesia.

Vadim Solovyev does cool computer graphics.

Otis Blackwell wrote All Shook Up, first recorded by David Hess (aka David Hill, aka David Dante) in 1956.

Top image: Posted on Facebook by Sean R. with the caption
“Saw this in elevator to my dentist. I wondered how many people would even get it.


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Saturday Matinee – Romdraculas Firenze w/ Jun-Hyuk Choi, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Eels & Messer Chups

Saturday, 29 May 2021

In 2016, Korean tourist Jun-Hyuk Choi asked to borrow the bass and sat in with some buskers in Florence, Italy. The trio is Romdraculas Firenze.

Influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal, Rodrigo y Gabriela eventually got tired of the Mexican rock scene. In 1999, despite not speaking English, they moved to Dublin, Ireland and were a hit. They’ve done much more since. More about them here.]

Aw yeah! The Eels vid is an odd one, kinda fits my attitude. The song was released in Japan in 2001, U.S. in 2002, on the album of the same name. The video volume is a bit low, so if you turn it up, turn it back down so you don’t blow your spickers.

Messer Chups doesn’t appear in my “suggested for you” Utoobage, but I know where to find them: St. Petersburg, Russia. They’re listed under vampire space zombie surf rock. Oleg Gitaracula – Guitar; Zombierella – Bass; Rockin Eugene – Drums

“While Messer Chups’ mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters.”


Hey, Utoob. Just because I click on a random video out of curiosity doesn’t mean that I like garbage like this, so you can remove it from the “suggested for you” list. I’d really appreciate it, because I’m only interested in finding the really good stuff.

Three day weekend for some of you out there, but we’ll hold down the fart until you return. See you then.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 682 – Surf Shredder, Rock Morph & Shadowman

Friday, 28 May 2021

[All .gifs by Ana Mouyis, found here, here and here.]

Welcome To Cleveland

Thursday, 27 May 2021

It’s true, and Cleveland spelled backwards is DNA level C.

In 1978, Mark Gubin painted “Welcome to Cleveland” on the roof of his Bay View building as a joke for planes passing over on their way to Mitchell International Airport. Despite its age, the sign went viral online in 2015, bringing Gubin renewed notoriety.

[Top image and caption found on Reddit. 2nd image and caption found here. Bottom image from Google Maps.]


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