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Papa Was A Rolling Hot Links

Sunday, 4 December 2016

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Pure brilliant simplicity: “It’s my dog.”

Here’s the unofficial History of AutoTune.

Fan of The Walking Dead? Here are some of the filming locations.

High Resolution Corrugated Cardboard.

Milton Friedman’s argument against Inheritance Taxation.

Wait! Do that again!

It’s deep. Real deep. Even deeper than that. It’s scary deep.

Magnets In Slow Motion.

Guessing Someone’s Age By Their First Name.

From The-Emperor-Has-No-Clothes Department: “My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic.”

Clever camouflage entry door.

[Top image from here, and I messed with it a tad.]

 

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Hot Links

Sunday, 27 November 2016

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11 Epic RickRolls.  This one’s classic-al in case you missed it. Here are two more.

Andrew Loomis’ Fun With A Pencil [1939] was his first book, and my all-time favorite. Download it and give it to your favorite budding artist.

Pink Halibut is not a medical affliction.

Tardigrade plush animals [via].

How to read divinations signs from candle burning – the Hoodoo Method.

An image of a woman wearing hat and sunglasses with a plastic bee on her nose is available for purchase here.

99 + 86.

The Divje Babe flute, estimated at 43,000 years old, is the oldest surviving wind instrument. It was played by Neanderthals.

The Geißenklösterle flute is pretty old, too.

[Top image of a drive-in restaurant movie theater found in here.]

Roof On A Tin Cat Hot Links

Sunday, 20 November 2016

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lima bean (n.)
1756, associated with Lima, Peru, from which region the plant (Phaseolus lunatus) was introduced to Europe c. 1500. Among the earliest New World crops to be known in the Old World, Simmonds’ “Dictionary of Trade” (1858) describes it as “esteemed,” but it has the consistency of a diseased dog kidney.

I grew up with a subscription to Mad Magazine. Check out what writer Dick DeBartolo is doing these days.

Jupiter’s fanny.

Interesting list of “hate crimes” that were hoaxes (with links).

Antnado.

Grifters. I’ve seen ’em everywhere I’ve ever lived. I remember growing up in Ohio and hearing the warning that “the Williamsons are in town.” Their gig was to offer to reseal your asphalt driveway with hot mop. The “hot mop” washed away with the next rain, and by that time they were out of town.

10 Best Leon Russell Songs (R.I.P. 1942-2016).

Potato & Carrot Weaponry.

A turkey’s gender can be determined from its droppings–males produce spiral-shaped poop and females’ poop is shaped like the letter J. More fun turkey facts here.

[Top image from here.]

Live Streaming Hot Links

Sunday, 13 November 2016

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Late Election predictions by media talking heads were spot on.
Here’s one reaction. Here’s another. Okay, I’ll stop.

The Dig Tree was where the Burke and Wills Expedition buried supplies in 1861. It was Australia’s version of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, except they had camels instead of horses. Out of 19 explorers, only one man survived the trek.

How to make Holy Water [via].

Very cool World Map puts things in better perspective [via].

Clever Billy Bass Hack.

The Timberline Lodge should look familiar to horror film fans.

Woman describes why she (legally) immigrated to the U.S.

Another WMD (Washing Machine Destruction) video [via].

[Top image from here.]

Hot Links for Algernon

Sunday, 6 November 2016

VOTE BUNK

Josh Jennings for Congress. He speaks truth to power as far as he knows.

4 November 2016 – Fayetteville, NC: Twenty hold-ups in 2-1/2 minutes by same man. No arrests, suspect at large.

This omni-directional conveyor belt is called a Celluveyor. Here’s another one with a jumpy jivey music track [via].

Here’s what happens if you dress up as your dog’s favorite toy for Halloween.

I quit watching TV decades ago because the family arguments on what to watch weren’t worth it. Recently they introduced me to The Walking Dead on Netflix and I got hooked. Three weeks later I’m overruled again, and The Walking Dead has been preempted by reruns of Roseanne. Now I’m back to not watching TV.

Ever feel like you’re merely a walking protein?

El peinado del emoticono de la caca. (Hint: it’s a hair-doo.)

Best Graffiti Ever.

John Lydon [aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols] once appeared before Judge Judy. Here’s the vid.

Noodling. Yeah, we posted the vid before, and you’ll never do it in your lifetime, unless you really want to.

Don’t forget to reset your calendars tonight.

Out Through The Night And The Whispering Breezes To The Place Where They Keep The Imaginary Hot Links

Sunday, 30 October 2016

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This Sleep Graphic says I’m a parrot [via].

Toot Toot.

Serious Crowd Control.

This is kinda cool: WordPress Live Stats [h/t Thumbup].

11 Things NOT to Google. Some of the terms/phrases listed you definitely don’t want to search for, but these 5 aren’t too bad:

Bedbugs on a Mattress
Clock Spider
Coconut Crab
Peanut The Dog
Your Symptoms. This one doesn’t really count. It’s an advisory to see a doctor if you’re having medical problems.

As for the remaining 6 on the list… don’t do it. Please.

MSC Splendida plays Queen. Come to your own conclusions.

U.S. River Basins (contiguous states – no AL or HI).

Dad Jokes have long-term consequences. Pull my finger.

Jerks. Karma’s gonna gitcha.

It got this guy, too [via].

Heh.


And Karma’s also gonna get every one of those self-righteous condescending SJWs who harassed and attacked a 64 year old homeless woman JUST BECAUSE SHE VOICED HER OPINION.


[Top image is from this sketch by Mattias Adolfsson. Post title from here.]

Last Chance Hot Links

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Baja Moon

Computer code that sent the astronauts to the moon. There’s some funny in it, too.

The birth of the webcam: It had to do with a coffee pot in 1991.

Tired of Twitter’s squelching your opinions? Now there’s GAB.IE. It works in a similar way, but without the threat of being sent to #TwitterGulag.

Parking a Porche in Vancouver.

The Moral Machine [via] tests your base values in hypothetical situations involving a driverless vehicle. Do you run over the dog to save the ducklings? Apparently I like to run over animals to save humans more than most, and I prefer to save more lives.

THE EXPERTS.

Chevrotain is not a gasoline additive, but it’s apparently good eatin’ in some parts of the world.

Glemie Beasley is still The Coon Man. [Related story with links here.]

Cool wire-frame animation: counter-rotating equilateral triangles create a 3D rotating equilateral pyramid.

Here’s another classic: A Complete List of Things Caused By Global Warming (with links).

This Day in Jazz Age Music. There’s some great stuff in there.

[Top image: Baja Moon found here.]

In A Gadda Da Hot Links

Sunday, 2 October 2016

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This. Happy Birthday to Everlasting Blört.

Need an area rug with your initials woven into it? Nah, didn’t think so.

Fungus anthropormorphus.

From Wikipedia:

…Got a black cat bone
got a mojo too,
I got John the Conqueror root,
I’m gonna mess with you…

—”Hoochie Coochie Man,” Muddy Waters

Mr. T Costume Win/Fail.

Wolverine.

According to her mother, her Great Grandfather had a very long tongue, too.

“In 2009, it was named the 24th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It is also often regarded as an influence on heavy metal music and being one of the firsts of the genre.”

Guess the song before you click here.

[Top image: Mr. Cecropia showed up on our kitchen window screen recently. For scale, each square is 1/16th of an inch.]

 

 

Living Breathing Hot Links

Sunday, 25 September 2016

How The Whale Became

25 September has been designated “National One Hit Wonder Day,” a tribute to the artists and bands that made it into the Top 40 only once. Here’s a list.

Here’s one of my favorite One Hit Wonders. Too retro? Try this one.

Astounding: The real story behind The Sound of Music and The Von Trapp Family.

Interactive Street View map of 1850-2000 San Francisico has some cool photos of historic buildings and streetscapes [via].

The Dancing Straw Hats [via].

Armadillo messes with a dog.

A friend posted this elsewhere:

Found a cool website the other day. Shortwave radio stations from around the world. You can dial in the frequency you want on any of the radios. I found a station called UVB-76 otherwise known as “The Buzzer”. It sends out a buzz tone repeatedly 24/7. Once in a while numbers are spoken in Russian. It’s been broadcasting since 1982 and no one knows why. (frequency 4625 kHz)
http://www.websdr.org/

Ted Hughes’ “How the Whale Became” is a children’s book I never read, but it was made into an opera, and the opera had an official trailer. [Top image from here. More info here.]

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Almost Squeeky Clean Hot Links

Sunday, 18 September 2016

McFootwear

Van’s Shoes made them for Squeeky The Clown and others. Here’s a Short history of Clown Shoes.

This would have scared the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks out of me at that age. I’m guessing Squeeky was a friend of the family.

Clown Shoes Beer. Barista Breakfast Brown Ale is now on my bucket list.

Dude, your car is total clown shoes.
Example of usage of the slang pejorative “Clown Shoes” via Urban Dictionary.

The Eight Commandments of Clowning.

Joseph “Joey” Grimaldi was possibly the most influential clown you never heard of.

Krinkles The Clown is just a tad bizarre [via].

Puddles Pity Party is awesome.

Then there’s Wavy Gravy. There’s a movie about him, too.

[Top image of McFootwear found here.]


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