Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Saturday Matinee – Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Maceo Parker, & the Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (in 1985) with their 1976 hit “I Don’t Wanna Go Home.” The missus walked in while I was watching the vid and said, “Okay, so who’s the pirate?” That’s Miami Steve Van Zandt, – he wrote the song. SJ & the AJ had a great retro sound that was all but missing in the mid ’70s.

Maceo Parker makes it funky at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam 2012. The badass backup:

Corey Parker, Martha High (backing vocals);
Lee Hogans (trumpet);
Troy ‘Trombone Shorty‘ Andrews (trombone);
Bruno Speight (guitar);
Will Boulware (keys);
Rodney “Skeet” Curtis (bass);
Marcus Parker (drums).

Ghost Town Blues Band picks up the Beatles’ Come Together and throws it right into the swamp, and then it’s Norwegian Wood meets Whole Lotta Love. Kinda matches my attitude these days.

Have a great weekend, folks. Go ahead, leave your house, get some fresh air and go wherever you want while it’s still legal. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

Grubby Grubby Num Num

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

[Found here. More about this delicacy below the break.]

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Social Distance Shaming Hot Links

Sunday, 29 March 2020


Jungle Boogie, The Bobby True Trio, 1948:

I spy Walter Wick.

Zendaya is Meechee [via].

Who did the voice of Cecil the Turtle best?


COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic stats are interesting. To date, less than four-thousandths of one percent (0.003.5%) of the US population has contracted it; six ten-thousandths of one percent (0.0006%) of the US population has died from it. Italy’s death rate from the virus is 1.7%.

The Republic of San Marino is a 24 sq. mi. micronation surrounded by Italy. It has the highest fatality rate (of the countries listed) at 6.5%.

PJMedia parsed the same statistics I did and posted the graphs below:

From the What-Are-They-Hiding Department:
This. Oh, and also This.

Earlier this year, a Beijing district office for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that pants should be an effective barrier against farts that might disperse the Wuhan virus.


[Status update: A Humble Request.]


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


Saturday Matinee – Germs and You, The First Edition, Gunhild Carling & Elvin Bishop

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Yankovic tweeted this out recently as a public service announcement.

The First Edition (featuring Kenny Rogers on bass & vocals) had their first big hit in 1968.

Gunhild Carling is amazing. According to Wiki, she plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder, string instruments (such as banjo, ukulele and harp) and can also play three trumpets simultaneously.

So where do we go from here? Oh wait. I got it.

Haven’t heard that song since high school. Elvin Bishop had a few minor hits, but never got the recognition he deserved despite touring with the Allman Bros. (According to the comments on the Utoobage, I wasn’t the only one who thought the other guitar was Dickie Betts – it was Johnny ‘V’ Vernazza.)

Have a great weekend, folks. If you decide to go out, hoard me some, too.

The Village Is Not Immune.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

In case that image puzzles some of you, it’s a reference to the greatest paranoia/spy TV show ever.

[Image from here, h/t Carl L. via email.]

Duck Feet.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

[Found here.]

It makes something bigger…

Monday, 23 March 2020

1958 Gilbert Microscope ad.

[Found here.]

China V-word Hot Links

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Ratted out.

There’s water on Mercury?

Cat learns that he has ears.

R.I.P. Kenny Rogers (1938-2020).

Ootah after the return from the sledge trip.

Fargo police dog sniffs out black market Purell.

Monty Python Black Knight plush action figure.

Glen Greenwald’s list of media lies (and no, he’s not a Republican).

Running out of bumwad? Order it here. If that’s not what you’re looking for, click here.

Wikipedia is actually debating whether or not to delete references to the 1918 Spanish flu. Now about the Wuhan Chinese Asian Corona virus…


“It’s a funny thing… After the fall of communism, everybody in the world agreed that socialism was a failure. Everybody in the world, more or less, agreed that capitalism was a success. And every capitalist country in the world apparently deduced from that that what the west needed was more socialism.” – Milton Friedman 1993.

[Status update: A Humble Request.]


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


[Top image of canned cheeseburger from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Tommy Burst, Stefan Ilic, Steyr 80A Sincrobulli & Robbie Robertson

Saturday, 21 March 2020

I had something similar that shot plastic pellets. Since there were no refills, you had to chase them down after spraying the playground. (Not sure, but I think the bad guy is Otis from The Andy Griffith Show.)

Serbian trio featuring Maestro Stefan Ilic on fiddle [via].

More tractor? Don’t know anything about this one except it’s an Austrian Steyr 80A Sincrobulli.

Robbie Robertson remakes The Band‘s classic The Weight, with performers from around the world. That song is one of my all-time favorites.

We have some tough times ahead, and the best thing to do is to ignore the newsmedia fear-mongers. The biggest threat is not the Wuhan v-word, but the overwrought government reactions to it, so work with what you got until the storm passes… and it will.

See you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 376 – Stay 6 Feet Away, Save Your Toilet Paper & Wash Your Hands

Friday, 20 March 2020

[Found here, here and here.]


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