Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Mandelbrots In The Snow

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

1st impression: Clever photoshop.

2nd impression: Clever use of a programmable snow-blowing Roomba.

3rd impression: HOLY CRAP. THIS GUY DID IT WITH HIS FEET.

[Found here, story here.]

Highlights For Hot Links

Sunday, 19 January 2020


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Jurassic Park sweded [via].

99 years ago this happened.

THIS made me smile [sound up].

The best Christmas present of his life.

The Guide To Baby Sleep Positions [via].

Earliest Known Customer Complaint “Letter” (ca. 1750 BC ).


A Slime Mold Solves A Maze [vid].

Analysis Of How A Slime Mold Solves A Maze [.pdf].

The Analysis Of How A Slime Mold Solves A Maze uses the differential form of Grönwall’s lemma (proven in 1919 by a guy named Grönwall).


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


[Top image found here.]

Mere months after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the author of that blog managed to politicize Highlights For Children. “I am a collage artist whose work has focused on examining social fictions whether politically, gender-based, or race by deconstructing the vast cultural clutter of mid-century America.” LOL.

Saturday Matinee – Ismael Sanz-Pena, Ricky Syers, Taj Mahal & ZZ Top

Saturday, 18 January 2020


Persistence of Vision III is an awesome vid by Ismael Sanz-Pena  [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

Cool artistry, cool story, and Ricky Syers is interesting.

The legendary Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band covered Bill Doggett‘s 1956 hit Honky Tonk “filmed at Yoshi’s SF grand opening.” (Yoshi’s had grand openings in 1972, 1979, 1985 & 1997, so take your pick.)

ZZ Top is one of the greatest 3-man blues-rock freight trains ever, and here they are in their prime.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back here tomorrow, rain or shinola.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 618 – The Dam Dog, Layering & Walk On The Water

Friday, 17 January 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

No it’s not.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

[Found in here. My own solution is below the break. DON’T CHEAT!] (more…)

The 1968 Dustbuster Manta

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

“Built from Bizzarrini parts, the Manta was one of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s first independent designs as an independent consultant. He used it to promote and launch Ital Design in Turin. The Manta is remarkable as it was built up from an ex-Le Mans racer and it is one of the first cars the world to use a triple seat arrangement.

Inside the cockpit is an odd layout that seats the driver in the middle of the interior with a passenger on either side. The idea was copied from a Ferrari 365 prototype built in 1965 and it was later, more popularly revived with the mighty McLaren F1. With three people seated side-by-side it must be a particularly tight squeeze as much of the available passenger foot space is occupied by intrusive wheel wells.”

[Images found here. More about the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta here.]

Head (bread, kneaded)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

[From Hans Prinzhorn’s Artistry of the Mentally Ill (1922).]

Uropygidian Hot Links

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Dixie.

Our tax dollars at work.

The best Chuck Berry album ever.

Terrence K. Williams is a hoot. Here’s a taste.

Damascus steel from Balls from the bearing.”

Douche in a Camaro [via]. “Notice how everything was just fine until Mr Jacobs called… “

San Diego has a voting registration rate of 117%. This is AFTER purging a half-million inactive voters (i.e., non-residents and the dead).


Happy Birthday to Jeff Bezos, Marco Boogers, George Duke, The Amazing Kreskin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Rush Limbaugh, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howard Stern, Rob Zombie, and someone else whose name I won’t mention but his initials are Bunk Strutts.


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


[Top image: That’s a vinegaroon. Need one for a special occasion? Click here.]

 

Saturday Matinee – Boogie Woogie Piano (featuring Ladyva, Stephan Ulbricht, Danilo Cristaldi, Luca Sestak & Johan Blohm), Terry Miles, Bradley and McKinley & Commander Cody

Saturday, 11 January 2020

That’s some brutal stuff to play, and I like it. None of those players are reading sheet music and don’t need to stare at the keys. I never learned piano, but the ambidextriousity of it all amazes me.

That’s Terry Miles on the 88s, and apparently the girl in the checkers is his daughter. Security Goon tried to stop the fun. (Here’s another fun romp.)

Will Bradley, Ray McKinley & Freddie Slack had some fun back then. At 01:15 is the WB/RMc logo on the bass drum. Not sure, but that might be a cameo by Slim Gaillard at 02:36.

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen covered Bradley & McKinley’s “Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar” in 1977. Here’s a more recent vid.

Some might dismiss it as geezer rock, but it’s actually pre-pre-geezer. The style dates to the 1890s.

Don’t touch that dial, stay tuned & have a great weekend, folks.

 

The .GIF Friday Post No. 617 – Lil’ Cheeto Lived, 1 Minus 1 Machine & A Tiring Girl

Friday, 10 January 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

Comment on the top link:

Interesting, as large cats (wild) have an innate ability to attack “from behind”! A zoologist designed a hat/bandana with a printed face on the back, which would keep Mountain Lions at bay, since the Lions thought “the face” was watching them!


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