Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

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

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300

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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Merry Christmas to all Military personnel stationed elsewhere

Saturday, 24 December 2016

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[Source: USNI newsletter.]

Christmas Eve

Saturday, 24 December 2016

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[Original image from here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No. 465 – Christmas Tree, Destructo Cat & Sno-Pwn

Friday, 23 December 2016

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[Top image is the backside of The Strutts Family Christmas Tree reflected in the screen of the TV that I watch only once a week. 2nd & 3rd .gifs found in here and here.]

 

The Feast Of The Bean Kings

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

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Fest des Bohnenkönigs (Feast of The Bean Kings)
Jakob Jordaens (ca. 1640-45)

The Lord of Misrule:

The functionary with the above whimsical title played an important part in the festivities of Christmas in the olden time. His duties were to lead and direct the multifarious revels of the season, or, as we should say at the present day, to act as Master of the Ceremonies. The following account of him is given by Stow:

‘In the feast of Christmas, there was in the king’s house, wheresoever he lodged, a Lord of Misrule, or Master of Merry Disports, and the like had ye in the house of every nobleman of honour or good worship, were he spiritual or temporal. The Mayor of London, and either of the Sheriffs, had their several Lords of Misrule, ever contending, without quarrel or offence, who should make the rarest pastime to delight the beholders. These lords beginning their rule at Allhallond Eve, continued the same till the morrow after the Feast of the Purification, commonly called Candlemas Day, in which space there were fine and subtle disguising, masks and mummeries, with playing at cards for counters, nayles and points, in every house, more for pastimes than for game.’

If that description is correct, the Fest des Bohnenkönigs was a celebration that ran for three months every year starting at Halloween, and there’s probably a good reason why the Feast was banned… twice. Click on the link, then zoom, scroll and enjoy the debauchery.

Somewhat related was the British tradition of “The Bean Feast.”

[Top image and description found here.]

Another Great Gift Idea: Tiny Little Big Boy Underwear

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

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Bob & Jean’s Driveway, Hazard, Nebraska

Monday, 19 December 2016
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During the Christmas season, travelers along a country road west of Hazard can see the over 2,000 ft. of Christmas lights along Bob and Jean’s driveway and yard. After Christmas, the big Husker “N” can be spotted as well.

An after hours view of downtown Hazard during the holiday season.

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The Hazard Cafe can be faintly seen across the street from our welcome sign. Photo taken the evening of December 9th, 2001.

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During Christmas season, Hazard’s nativity scene can be seen each year along its main street.

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A drive by photo of a Hazard home during Christmas season. The US flag illuminates on this brisk December evening in 2001.

Traditional Christmas celebration. I love it.

[Images with unedited captions found here.]


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