Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Saturday Matinee – The Pogues, Ron Kavana & Rex McGhee

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Every true Irishman knows that Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t start at midnight. It begins at sunrise and ends at sunrise if you’re doing it right. My ancestry is Scots-Irish, which means I can drink without having to wear a kilt to play golf, and I don’t have to go to Confession afterwards.

One of The Pogues‘ classics.

Here’s another Pogues’ classic song, “Young Ned Of The Hill,” as performed by the original songwriter Ron Kavana (who didn’t write it).

This my favorite Irish Rebel Song:

Nell Flaherty’s Drake is a nice tune, but the original Broadside was pure sarcasm.

Have a great weekend, folks, and if we’re not back up on Sunday it’s due to an ongoing malware battle with a faux svchost.exe daemon.

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Apparently this phrase is now verboten, untersagt & unerlabt as dictated by the Amerikanisch-faschistisches Wort Polizeii:

Tá sé Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Póg mo thóin!

[Images found here, here and here. Related Archived posts here.]

Heureux Mardi Gras! Krewes, Booze, Beads & Boobs

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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[Found here, here and here. Related Mardi Gras posts here.]

Saturday Matinee – Jimbino Vegan, Tuba Skinny, & The Rebirth Brass Band

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Apparently that’s Jimbino Vegan and someone or something known as Zugdidi with a decent backup band.

Tuba Skinny on the streets of NOLA. The dog gets it.

The Rebirth Brass Band are the real deal (but please, give us at least one chord change).

Have a great Mardis Gras and Do Watcha Wanna.

International Polish Your Camel Day

Thursday, 2 February 2017

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[Found here.]

Chúc mừng năm mới – Năm Dậu

Friday, 27 January 2017

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Tet 2017 – The Year of the Rooster.

My late Papa Strutts always referred to it by its original descriptive, The Year of the Cock. Both he and I were born in those years, so go figger.

The photos above were taken during a Tet Parade in Little Saigon, California, the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam. The pretty girls in the bottom photo are waving the flag of the vanquished Republic of Vietnam, not the communist state.

Years ago I made friends with a local Vietnamese shopkeeper and gave her my copy of the current issue of National Geographic that had a lot of photos of the country. She and her non-English speaking husband were amazed, recognized a lot of the places pictured, and I asked her where she was from, expecting the name of a city or province in South Viet Nam. She replied, “Kansas.”

[Images from here. Related posts here and here.]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

 

2017

In hexadecimal, we are now in the year 7E1 Anno Domini.

At one second after 1:01AM on 1 January 2017 we’ll have another numerical palindrome:
1117111 =  day / month / year, hour : minute : second.

If you missed that, there’s also this one: 1/1/17/1:11.

2017 is a Prime Number, Mertens function zero.

2017 is also a sexy prime, meaning that there’s another prime number (2011) within six digits in the numerical sequence.

20/17 is pretty good vision, too.

Nostram salutem MMXVII. Now go kick ass.

Happy New Year’s Eve

Saturday, 31 December 2016

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2016 was a bizarre year at TR Central HQ. Lotta stuff went down (like income) but a lot of stuff went up (like medical insurance). We lost some good people, too…

Happy New Year’s Eve to all you lurkers, followers, commenters, re-Tweeters, linkers and “Like Button” clickers. A little positive feedback goes a long way and keeps us from rolling it up and moving Tacky Raccoons to the dustbin of the internest. In fact, your responses affected our decision to cough up some bucks to purchase a Premium account with WordPress. It took 9-1/2 years to hit the storage limit on their free platform, and now we have enough pixels in reserve to last for the next 25 years.

Special thanks to those who donated their hard-earned clams to our PayPal account. We don’t beg for it, never will, and we are grateful for your generosity.

We wish you all a prosperous & healthy New Year.

Bunk P. Strutts

Christmas Trees – Win, Place & Show

Monday, 26 December 2016

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Click on any image to see it in its full glory. IMO these are FAILS or at least NICE TRYs, and any one of them that didn’t give little children nightmares might be considered a WIN.

[Images purloined from various sites that I didn’t keep track of, so if you see yours, let us know and we’ll give credit.]

Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2016

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