Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

My WebEx Meeting Notes for May 2020

Monday, 1 June 2020

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11

[Meeting notes for April 2020 here.]

Slightly Thaumatropical Hot Links

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Ken Nordine – Flibberty Jib – 1957


Tesla Valve.

The Buffalo Song [ht/ JW].

Very cool interactive photos of WWII [h/t B&P].

Tesla Valve demonstration… using propane [h/t Phil].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell:

A new kind of spider was discovered in 2012. It has a velvet body and lives underground, hence the genus name LouReedia.

“After hearing the Guinness Book of World Records planned to name him the most litigious man, one federal prisoner did what he does best — he sued.” Story here.

Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation reports that sea turtles need to watch their backs, because bottle-nosed dolphins enjoy having sex with them (as well as with sharks and eels). [Source]

[Top image: On 16 May 2020, the USS Portland disabled a UAV with a laser. Story & video here.]

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

The .Gif Friday Post No.386 – Slappin’ The Turtle, The Cat in the Mat & Clear Glass

Friday, 29 May 2020

[Found here, here and here.]


Thursday, 28 May 2020

[Found here.]

The Portal.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

[Top image & concept found here.]

Swiss Fish Ladder

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

[Image found here. Every google hit for fish ladder Switzerland Pichoux Gorge has the exact same comment so I won’t repost it here.]

Taeniacidal Hot Links

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Danny Dell & The Trends- Froggy Went A Courting, 1960

This takes guts.

The Peak and more.

The Best Tuna Melt Sandwich.

In the medical business? Gomerpedia is kinda cool.
It even lists a Karen.

It’s open mic poetry night at Honky Joe’s Beat Bar.

Jökla-mýs = Glacier mice.
They move around and nobody knows how [h/t Bunkarina].

Speak Appalachian? Here’s a quiz. Pretty easy – I got 100%.
[h/t Busted Knuckles.]

A new proof has confirmed the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture, which predicts that the smallest roots of a non-cyclotomic polynomial effectively repel the largest roots, like magnets pushing each other away.

[Top image & story here. More here. Video here.]

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

Gambian Burlap Duckbill Masks

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

[Found here.]

The Tapestry.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

[Found here via here.]

Saturday Matinee – Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Trio, Nena & the Allotria Jazz Band

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Kraftwerk on The Midnight Special (1975).

I didn’t realize Tangerine Dream was German – but I should have. We’d listen to this while pulling all-nighters at Biteme U.

Trio [via]. I remember the song, never saw the vid.

Nina Hagen in 1983. I always liked that song, but didn’t realize she was born in East Berlin. Unusual circumstances the government allowed her to leave when she was 21.

[UPDATE: Dang. I blew it. Thanks daver.

daver Says:

Nina Hagen did not record that song, the German band Nena did, the lead singer was Nena Kerner.

Live from München, the Allotria Jazz Band plays Jelly Roll Morton.

That’s about all the German stuff I can take for now. Have a great weekend, don’t let the scolds get to you. See you back here tomorrow and stuff.

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