The .Gif Friday Post No. 736 – Blobbygirl, A Paper Octopus & The Leaf Master

[Found here and here, and I lost the linky to the argonaut / paper octopus clip.]

Meet Krystal

An example of good workplace presentation.

A 1960s Krystal fast food training film included instructions such as:

– Keep your teeth clean and white. Anybody can have a pretty smile.
– Naturally, you don’t want to get too familiar with the customers, just be really pleasant and friendly. Let your personality show through.
– The customers aren’t interested in your private jokes. That kind of horseplay just won’t go.
– Keep your fingers off the food and don’t put the butter on top of the waffle.

[Found here. Unfortunately there’s no link to the video.]

Night Fishing in Hawaii 1948

The colorization of this photo shows you exactly what it was like to go night fishing in Hawaii years before it became an official state of the Union. At the time, Hawaiians used spears to catch fish in the shallow part of the ocean or along the more rocky terrain. The kukui-nut torch that this man is using isn’t just to light up his evening, it draws in fish to the his position.

In order to get a bright enough torch fishermen would wrap the kukui nut in leaves and attach them to a pole and light them on fire. To make them brighter they wrapped more leaves around the nut and then they would add roasted kukui nuts to a hollow sheath of bamboo and light those on fire as well. Even in the middle of the 20th century this was a way to remain close to nature while taking from the sea.

[Image and caption found in this great collection. h/t Eaglesoars.]

I need this.

It records the hours of bright sunshine by burning a hole through a card.

The Campbell-Stokes Recorder (sometimes called a Stokes sphere) is a type of sunshine recorder. It was invented by John Francis Campbell in 1853 and modified in 1879 by Sir George Gabriel Stokes. The original design by Campbell consisted of a glass sphere set into a wooden bowl with the sun burning a trace on the bowl. Stokes’s refinement was to make the housing out of metal and to have a card holder set behind the sphere.

[Found here via here.]

Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Weeki Wachee Mermaids present an all new show featuring “Alice’s” new adventures in the watery depths of the “Spring of Live Mermaids” located on Florida’s West Coast at the Junction of U.S. 19 and Florida 50.

They Wonder Who I Am, Lightnin’ Hopkins (1955) Samuel JohnLightninHopkins (1912-1982) was 8 when he was introduced to the blues by Blind Lemon Jefferson and was inspired to make a cigar box guitar. Jefferson later tutored him and reportedly never let another guitarist accompany him.

Instant Karma.

Basketmobiles.

Invisible Magic.

360 degrees of a street.

How to hide from a bear.

Shooting pool on a rolling sea.
[h/t Bunkerville]

His lawnmower wasn’t manly enough.

The story behind Todd Rundgren’s Hello It’s Me.
[Facebook link h/t Octo.]

The Arctic is having the coldest summer on record.

[Top image: Found in Bad Postcards.]


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Saturday Matinee – DoodleChaos, M. Shadows, Shadows Nepal & The Shadows

 “I’ve synchronized The Flight of the Valkyries (by Richard Wagner) to 8 Line Riders racing down the track for victory. Choose your team color and cross your fingers. All lines were drawn by hand.”  [Link found buried in here.]

M. Shadows screams about something for half a minute.

The Shadows Nepal, from Narayangadh, Chitwanrock, have been performing for over 20 years and have a large following, both in Nepal and around the world. Dharma appeared on their 2nd album, Hidne Manche Ladcha, released in 2006. More about them here.

The Shadows in a clip from the 1961 movie The Young Ones, complete with their typical choreography (and some overdubbed not-quite-Beatlesque screaming girls).

I can’t remember if I’ve got big plans for the weekend or not, but I know I’m supposed to do something. See you back here whenever.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 735 – Hedgehog Rex, Pump It Up & A Wreck Roll

[Found here and here, and the 2nd was culled from a video of pumpers in Mali.]

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