Updated to add video. More about the Lincoln Memorial dedication here.
Matripotestal Hot Links
Cankton Two Step, Leeman Prejean (1988)
From an obituary:
A native of Carencro and a resident of Lafayette for most of his life, Leeman Prejean retired from the Lafayette Parish School Board after thirty-two years of service as a custodian. He had a passion for music and was an active musician for thirty-nine years with “Leeman Prejean and the Happy Playboys of Scott“.
bababababop [via Bunkerville].
A reply to a message in a bottle.
NOT a deepfake. Those are real.
Bar napkin art [via Memo Of The Air].
The thing is called the Great Seal bug.
USAF racist program to combat racism.
A Unique petting zoo opened in Florida.
A.I. generated 1993 Pizza Nuggets commercial.
[via Mme. Jujujive]
Happy Mothers Day, mothers!
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Carnavales de Ituren, Navarre, Spain 2017
[Photo by Carlos González Ximénez, found here.]
The .Gif Friday Post No. 793 – Do the Pub, Dance O’ The Guinness & an ATM Ale Fail
Mardi Gras – Gitcha Gitcha Gris Gris Gumbo Yaya!
Bourbon Street Parade, Al Hirt (1993)
Here’s some more Fat Tuesday stuff. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Revealed: The Real Fake Captain K.
In June of 2011, I found a photo of Captain Kangaroo with something interesting in the background and posted it as a tribute to the late Bob Keeshan. In October 2014 a comment appeared and “Dave” corrected me – that is NOT the Captain.
Dave, Monday, 20 October 2014, 8:05 AM
FYI, that IS a kitchen in a home — an old home — in Derry, New Hampshire. And that is not Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo, rather another “Mr. Dressup” in a Halloween costume. The picture you found and “acquired” is from a Halloween party that took place in 1986, and that is NOT Captain Kangaroo’s Heineken on the counter!
Now, a mere 11-1/2 years later, the identity of the fake Captain is revealed. It was Dave himself!
09 February 2023 12:45am [via email]
Back in 2014 I was doing an online search for pics of Bob Keeshan as the Captain, and was surprised to find shots of myself mixed in with pics of the real Captain. At that time I had a website set up to highlight years of Halloween costume pictures I had of myself, and I guess some had found their way onto the Internet search engines. That is when I discovered your website, and I was amused by the Heineken comment, and flattered that someone may have thought that my portrayal made them think that I was the real Captain. Little did I know that you found that picture a whole three years earlier.
Here are a few Captain photos, including the updated 1986 shot. That shot was taken at a friend’s home in NH, an old farmhouse. Our friend is a pro artist, and they had the house decorated in total Halloween mode, including a front yard graveyard and crooked shutters on the windows, a parlor with a coffin, and an oil painting on the wall depicting a knife-wielding character with blood dripping from the blade, across the frame, and onto the floor. Plus much, much more.
I rarely repeat a costume, but the Captain was a fave, so I repeated it nine years later. This time I rigged a box with a lid to contain Bunny Rabbit. A false, sleeved arm held the box so I could use my real hand to operate the puppet. I had gotten previous use of the box when dressed as the Addams Family’s Uncle Fester, with Thing (my real hand) in the box.
Coincidentally, shortly after doing my CK reprise, I heard from a friend that Bob Keeshan was coming to a local Barnes & Noble for a book-signing. I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to meet him and brought a few pictures to show him, and a camera to get some shots of him.
You are welcome to post these pics, if you like.
[Update: Dave’s website link deleted at his request.]
Here are those photos. Thanks Dave!
…and the Addams Family for the win:
Be My Valentine. Or not.
[Images found in this nice collection. St. V’s archive here.]
Martin Luther King, Jr. (15 January 1929 – 4 April 1968)
“And so I say to you today that I still stand by nonviolence. And I am still convinced that it is the most potent weapon available to the Negro in his struggle for justice in this country. And the other thing is that I am concerned about a better world. I’m concerned about justice. I’m concerned about brotherhood. I’m concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about these, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer but you can’t murder. Through violence you may murder a liar but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
16 August 1967
[Image source: Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story (1958). Excerpted quote found here.]
Happy New Year Hot Links
Auld Lang Syne Boogie, Freddie Mitchell Orchestra (1949) The Freddie Mitchell Orchestra (aka Hen Gates & His House Rockers, Hen Gates & His Gators) features Mitchell on sax and Rip Harrigan on piano.
“For years the rumor was that Hen Gates and His Gaters were in fact the Dizzy Gillespie band. In fact Hen Gates is Freddie Mitchell and the tracks on the album credited to them, Lets All Dance To Rock And Roll, are simply old Derby masters given new titles. When Derby filed for bankruptcy in 1954, Freddie Mitchell masters had been sold cheaply and had already been reissued on several labels before they turned up on Masterseal who thought they could pull a fast one and pass them off as tracks recorded by Hen Gates and His Gators who, according to the LP sleevenotes, were ‘a group of talented young Rock ‘N Roll musicians.’ ” [Source]
The Institute of Nomadic Architecture. [h/t eaglesoars]
“Well, Jim, I was just thinking…” Twelve months later...
The Freezer Bowl of 1981 was the coldest game in NFL history.
January 1 2023 is Public Domain Day. Copyrighted works from 1927 will enter the US public domain [via Mme. Jujujive].
Tom Leher has relinquished all copyright restrictions to his music and lyrics, and they are free to download at his website [via Memo Of The Air].
Just added a new archive category: Raccoon Stuff.
Don’t know how I missed it after all these years.
[Top image found here, h/t Gord S.]
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