The .Gif Friday Post No. 749 – Invisible Chocolate Chipper, Ostrich Swarm & A Rear Ender

[Found here, here and here. h/t Mme. Jujujive for the chocolate chipper.]

Those aren’t bunnies, Annie.

That box of Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies appeared in our kitchen recently and it bothered me. I saw no bunnies, cheesier-tasting or not.
Those are Buzz Puffs.

Saturday Matinee – Aaron Moloney, Markus Proske & Lollypop Lorry

Aaron Moloney‘s Toast (2017) won an RTÉ 60 Second Short Award.

Markus Proske‘s 4-string electric cigar box guitar.

Lollypop Lorry covered the Wailers’ / Skatalites’ 1964 hit Simmer Down in style – wait for the trumpet solo. Not bad for a ska band from Russia.

Okay, outta steam, outta time, gotta go, be back tomorrow, seeya.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 744 – Eatin’ the Cherry, Wigglin’ the Kitty & Rockin’ the Monkey

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 738 – The Bouncer, A Kind Gesture & Makin’ the ‘Loaf

[Found here, here and here.]

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.]

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

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