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National Gross Domestic Hot Links

Sunday, 16 December 2018

DJ Marshmallow is awesome [via].

Dontcha just know it. Cuba cuba cuba cuba

They named the student, but won’t name the badgering teacher.

Savannah College of Art and Design students opine on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when they’ve never heard of him.

Can’t score off the referee. Nope. (Was that one of the Hanson Brothers?)

Top 10 GDP By Country 1960-2017 is an interesting graph animation. Russia fell off the map in 1993 and didn’t make the Top 10 for 20 years. China made the list in 1993, and look what they’ve accomplished since then. [Found via here].

Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a pretty and innocent classic song about flirting, nothing more (despite what the SJWs would have you believe).

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: The USS California, christened in 1908, was sunk in 1918 by a German U-Boat.  The USS San Diego, christened in 1914, was sunk in 1918 by the same U-Boat… yet the United States lost only one ship during WWI. Amazing that only six lives were lost. The latest story (with photos and sonar imaging) is here.

“The difference between a good officer and a poor one is about ten seconds.”
US Admiral Arleigh Burke (1901-1996) More here.

A 3,000 year-old penguin “super colony” was recently discovered in Antarctica, and the UK Daily Mail has to explain what guano is.

Penguins migrate.

[Top image: One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst had a fascinating life story. More here.]

 

 

 

 

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What a Cheops Shot

Monday, 10 December 2018

The Great Pyramid of Giza, aka The Pyramid of Cheops.

[Large scale image found here via here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 562 – 7 December 1941 We Remember

Friday, 7 December 2018

The missus’ Uncle Harry was there. The Japanese were strafing the airfield, and Harry dived under the heaviest piece of equipment he could find.  He found out later that it was an ammo truck.

Harry survived the attack. Many did not.

That’s a scan of my late Dad’s rubber stamp. He used on all his snail-mail correspondence.

[Related posts here.]

“Hold Still – This Won’t Hurt A Bit” Hot Links

Sunday, 2 December 2018


Police Blotter: Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson says a woman dialed 911 when she heard what sounded like a violent altercation between her neighbors at a Maple Road apartment complex.

“One of the neighbors had heard somebody yelling – a female yelling … she was possibly being hit – yelling, ‘Stop! No!’” The concerned party also said that, in between shouts, she heard a repeated loud noise. And now, the rest of the story…


This interview is over.

This  town is too dark.

This database is too white.

Wipeout: The ending is awesome.

Stax Records had an amazing line up of talent.

“Lavender Blue” was recorded in 1959 by Sammy Turner, and includes the phrase”Dilly Dilly.” The poem/song dates to 17th century England.

The Evolution of The Na Na. They missed a few, but it’s still a good collection [via].

1944 vs. 2014 interactive photo collection is awesome. Click (or drag to fade) any WWII image to see what it looks like a century later. [h/t Nancy H.]

It’s only “…a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the US.” Yeah, right. You know they’re bad news when even los Mexicanos quieren que se vayan.: “We want the caravan to go; they are invading us. They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.”

Top image from Bad Stockphotos [via].

Leftover Turkey with Hot Links

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Janet Nguyen’s story is amazing.

How to unload a truck with no dock.

#Antifa thug earns a nap on the asphalt.

Conan O’Brian interviews Joey Ramone 1999.

A Foley Artist is a sound effects technician who emulates the work of Jack Foley.

Terrence Aloysius Gorcey was one of my favorite 1940s Hollywood stars when I was a kid.

Gene Cernan.was 11th and last astronaut to set foot on the moon. The documentary “The Last Man On The Moon” could have included more technical information and less of his private life, but it’s still interesting.

From the “Who The Hell Is That?” Department:
Name the rock icon pictured above. Answer is below the break. Take a guess before you click, leave your initial suss in the comments.

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Thanksgiving 2018

Thursday, 22 November 2018


Food, football, and…oppression. That’s what Thanksgiving has come to mean to many Americans. Back in 2007, Seattle public school officials made national news by describing the holiday as a “time of mourning” and a “bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal.” This new narrative describes the Pilgrims as arrogant oppressors who fled persecution only to become persecutors themselves, depriving Native Americans of their land and their lives. But this is wrong on every count.

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

This is kinda fun, too.

Have a great Thanksgiving, folks, and remember to pray that we may always celebrate this important Holiday. – Bunk Strutts

[More Thanksgiving-themed posts here.]

Saturday Matinee – Boop, Bongos, Bass & Bob, Gatemouth Brown and RIP Roy Clark

Saturday, 17 November 2018

In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt ran against incumbent President Herbert Hoover for the presidency, hence the caricatures, and there are hints about the repeal of Prohibition in this cartoon. Hoover first shows up at 0:45. “Mr. Nobody” (1:12) probably refers to the other six candidates, including 3rd runner-up Socialist Party candidate Norman Thomas. Roosevelt’s nose and chin appear at 2:12.

The depiction of Congress at 2:28 is relevant today (as is Betty Boop twerking, promising everything for free). [Video found via here.]

Yep. That’s Penn Gillette (of Penn & Teller) on bass ca 1991. I first saw it in a movie theater as part of “Animation Celebration” or something, but I couldn’t find a link.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown (1924-2005) didn’t use a pick, and his calluses were tougher than woodpecker lips. Here’s his take on Bill Doggett‘s classic 1956 hit “Honky Tonk.” Brown was a speed blues artist as well. (If you doubt me, check out “Pressure Cooker.“)

RIP Roy Clark (1922-2018) What a great musical talent.

See you back here tomorrow for more extraneous arbitrary extrapolations.


Pray for those who lost loved ones, homes and businesses in the California fires, and don’t fall for the soulless scammers asking for donations. Donate directly to trusted charities only.

 


WWI – Navy Aircraft deployed to Nova Scotia

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

 

– A Curtiss HS-2L at U.S. Naval Air Station Halifax, circa 1918. Crates containing the first two HS-2L flying boats arrived at the station on 17 August 1918. The first aircraft was assembled and successfully test flown two days later.

The second-oldest military airfield in Canada, the Shearwater air station at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has been home to Canada’s naval or RCAF maritime air squadrons since its inception in 1918.

[Image & caption found here.]

Armistice Day – The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month 1918

Sunday, 11 November 2018

100 YEARS AGO

Celebration of the end of WWI, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph shows crowds filling streets surrounding City Hall in celebration of Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, with replica Statue of Liberty.

[Image from here. Related posts here.]

Burgers, Chicken, Shakes and a Creepy Head on a Stick.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Mr. Hamburger, Huntsville, Texas

Opened in 1959, Mr. Hamburger is still in business. From their website:

“Situated across from the famous downtown Huntsville “Walls” prison unit, Mr. Hamburger has literally been the first taste of freedom for thousands of released inmates waiting for their bus ride out of town. This influence can be seen in the uniquely named burgers fitting the prison theme.”

[Found here.]


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