Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Micro-Aggressive Hot Links

Sunday, 18 March 2018

This is a Moray.

That’s a Moray.

This is That’s a Moray also.

The Bunny Harvestman is a cutie [via].

FortunaAlfred Agache 1885.

Tim Burton-Inspired Makeup Tutorials. Why not.

From the Acceptance of Diversity Mockery Dept.:
“I identify as a computer, if that’s okay beepbeep.”

Compare this portrait with this one. Spooky resemblance.

Even toddlers know they have a job to do.

[Top image: Found it with an arbitrary Google image search “Green+Danger+Run.” It’s not the entrance to a trendy Irish Ska bar. It’s an exit from an amazing subway station in Stockholm.


The .Gif Friday Post No.527 – Jacuzzi Bubbles, The Ethics Train & Love Fool

Friday, 16 March 2018

[Found here, here and here. More about the 2nd one here.]


Mid Term Election Day?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

“Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Whatisface has got to go!”
Vote for the potty of your choice. It’s your civic doody.
Do it for your country. Do it for your family. Do it for the children.
God forbid there’s a run-off.

So many puns, so little time. Who wants to go first?

And then there’s this.

[Top image: Frank Kunert‘s work is amazing. I’ve seen some before, and I was fooled.  Found here. ]



Monday Morning Commute

Monday, 12 March 2018

[Found here.]


The Musty Aroma Of The Hot Links

Sunday, 11 March 2018

If traffic wasn’t bad enough already, now we have turn clocks ahead. Crap.

Dr. Milton Friedman on tariffs & protectionism.

Dr. Thomas Sowell on tariffs & protectionism.

Want to tour a Tokyo capsule hotel? Nice amenities.

Guy put a GoPro on a conveyor in a Japanese sushi restaurant and the result was oddly fascinating (until someone or something blurred the faces). Here’s an edited version – watch it with the sound off.

See Red Octopus.

Feel Red Octopus.

Hear Red Octopus.

Touch Red Octopus [via].

Ilusión óptica en el iPhone X.

In 1966, rock power trio Cream had a hit with “I’m So Glad.” It was written and recorded in 1931 by Mississippi bluesman Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James. Here’s James’ original version.

The Delaney & Bonnie & Clapton connection is a bit of rock history. Interesting article.

If you stop to watch one thing today, let this be it.

[Top image found here. “For God’s Sake, The Man Was Making Noises Like A Pig Rooting In Pudding!” Nice spoof. Smells like National Lampoon.]


The .Gif Friday Post No. 526 – Kissapoo, TauntMeNot & Fish Dance

Friday, 9 March 2018

[Found here, here and here.]


Jupiter II, III & IV

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Nobody knows what happened to the Jupiter I. It’s assumed that the ship crash-landed on a distant planet and the survivors were eaten by giant mountain ice weasels.

That’s a photo shoot for Mad Magazine‘s 1966 spoof, “Loused Up In Space” [courtesy Zorro Jr.].

[Top photo by Piotr Krzaczkowski of Śnieżka, found here, and yes, that’s his daily commute.]


“Don’t take life so serious, son… it ain’t no how permanent.” – Porky Pine

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

[Found here, via here. Related post here.]


Chewing Rubber Paint

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Rubber Paint Company of Cleveland, Ohio created the Zeno Manufacturing Company in 1890. W.N. Brewer, an employee at the Rubber Paint Company, had the idea to start making chewing gum with rubber as one of the ingredients as a sideline of the company. He created the Zeno company.

[Image and caption found here. The history of chewing gum here.]


March Comes In Like a Hot Links

Sunday, 4 March 2018

March doesn’t always come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.
Chief meteorologist John Belushi explains.

Los Angeles gets rain.

Mama Strutts once told me that during the Great Depression they couldn’t afford chewing gum, so they chewed tar. Decades later I realized she was referring to pine sap. Paraffin chewing gum was still around when I was a kid.

Chewing gum is an ancient invention.

THIS is how to design and construct a tin can car.
[Related post here.]

According to this, a human brain may remain functional for up to five minutes after death (at least that’s what I think it says).

Hello Darwin.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in 2 minutes 49 secondsvia here. [Language – NSFK, NSFW ].

Scamming the scammer is cruel and classic.

Zookeeper was not injured during this panda attack. Not for the squeamish.

On tariff wars:

Although the big stock market crash occurred in October 1929, unemployment never reached double digits in any of the next 12 months after that crash. Unemployment peaked at 9 percent, two months after the stock market crashed– and then began drifting generally downward over the next six months, falling to 6.3 percent by June 1930.

This was what happened in the market, before the federal government decided to “do something.”

What the government decided to do in June 1930– against the advice of literally a thousand economists, who took out newspaper ads warning against it– was impose higher tariffs, in order to save American jobs by reducing imported goods.

This was the first massive federal intervention to rescue the economy, under President Herbert Hoover, who took pride in being the first President of the United States to intervene to try to get the economy out of an economic downturn.

Within six months after this government intervention, unemployment shot up into double digits– and stayed in double digits in every month throughout the entire remainder of the decade of the 1930s, as the Roosevelt administration expanded federal intervention far beyond what Hoover had started.

Dr. Thomas Sowell 18 June 2010

[Top image found here. It’s not a blizzard buffalo – it’s an icin’ bison.]


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