Saturday Matinee – Pupsi, Best Coast & Clarence Gatemouth Brown

All Star (Smashmouth cover) by Pupsi & The Melons. Watch the carving & tuning process, or jump to 1:44 for the song.

I heard a song years ago, lost the title and the band name, and after many failed attempts I gave up looking.  After all these years I found it:
Our Deal by Best Coast. Very cool 1960s reverb retro sound; there’s a live version here.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown (1924-2005) was a rare talent, played multiple stylesm and if you told him a 10 penny nail was a musical instrument, he could play it.

Guess that’ll do for a last-minute collection, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more, you know, stuff.

Oh, and that song I’d been looking for since 2015? I found it here

Surplus Russian Dairy Products

From English Russia:

1100 sets of “Cheetos” were given to families in need from the Tula region of Russia. The snacks were provided by the food fund “Rus”. Families with many children and physically challenged children benefited from the action. Some sets included “Lays” chips. The families shared photos with “Cheetos” with the words of gratitude “for tasty snacks”.

Foodbank Rus collects food surplus from manufacturing and redistributes it to the needy. From the website:

“The Foundation is the first foodbank in Russia and regularly cooperates with the Russian Orthodox Church, charity organizations and governmental authorities. In 2016 the Foundation, jointly with the Children’s Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation, launched the program of food assistance to low-income families with children “Food to Help Mum”.

Within the program, on a weekly basis, dairy goods are distributed among low-income families via the Department of Labor and Social Security of Moscow.”

The .Gif Friday Post No. 723 – Cats are A-Holes, Big Wheeler & The Bean Shark

[Found here, here and here.]

Doug the Potato

 

New Zealand couple Colin and Donna Craig-Brown discovered a huge potato they named Doug on their farm in Hamilton. But they had no idea the monster root was there, as it was found in a cucumber patch. Donna said, “We couldn’t believe it. It was just huge, but with an ugly look.”

The official weigh-in at a local farm shop showed a weight of 7.8 kg (17 lb 2 oz). The Guinness World Record currently holds the heaviest potato in 2011, Spudzilla from Northampton, which weighed 4.9 kg (10 lb 8 oz).

The couple say they have applied to the Guinness Book of World Records for Doug to be recognized and are waiting for a response. In the weeks since they were discovered on August 30 [2021], the potatoes have become something of a celebrity. Colin even built a small cart to carry the tuber with him.

[Images found here. Caption via google translate.
Somewhat related post here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 713 – Nanarot, Pizzaaah, Hoveroni & Pizzitta

[Found here, here, here and here.]

Fimicolous Hot Links

Marie, The Four Tunes (1953) The Four Tunes originated from The Brown Dots, a quartet started in New York City by Ivory “Deek” Watson  after he split from the Ink Spots in late 1944. Marie was written by Irving Berlin and first recorded by Nat Shilkret & the RCA Victor Orchestra (as The Troubadors) in 1928.

Linoleum is back.

Emergency  Cat Sounds.
Emergency Goat Sounds.
Emergency Chicken Sounds.

Caterpillars heard that. [via]

Criminals are gonna love this new BMW.

LAPD southwest gang unit Day in the Life.

When animals come to visit. [h/t Bunkerville]

Nice collection of sewer tile & sewer pipe pottery.

[Top image from The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant [via]


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Geromorphic Hot Links

Eugenia, Lasse Johansson & Claes Palmquist (1993)From The Entertainer: The Music Of Scott Joplin – Arranged For Fingerstyle Guitar. You can hear a piano rendition of Joplin’s Eugenia here.

Fish bollards.

More on Jonco.

Leibniz Biscuits.

Happy New Ears.

Any random time

Freezing chipmunk.

About San Francisco.

They banned Jingle Bells.

The world’s biggest bugle.

Bleeping Meltdowns are fun.

2021 Optical Illusion Winners. [h/t Eaglesoars]

[Top image: Skyline Chili blimp found here.]


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