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Right-Justified Hot Links

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nice groove: The Gaylads‘ 1967 rocksteady version of The Sounds of Silence.

This source states that wombats poop bricks.

This source explains how and why wombats poop bricks.

This source explains what wombats’ poop bricks are used for.

Nice precision paper work.

Nice precision wood work.

Nice precision tile work.

Art. It’s sometimes a misnomer.

“What do you think of Bernie’s tax plan?” These students like it .

[Top image: Animated .gif of Frederica Wilson’s hats.]

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Sculpted and Vitrified Hot Links

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Got a notice this week from the gas company. For the past two months we’ve used 9% less gas than our most energy efficient neighbors, so tomorrow we’re going to wash the dishes, do laundry, heat the house to comfortable degrees Fahrenheit and break the streak. May we refuse to participate in the divisive shaming of our neighbors on behalf of the anthropological global warming fascists, and let’s work to make Greenland green again.

Maybe sea levels are rising and falling because the tectonic plates don’t sit still.

I never forget a face, and I wouldn’t know if I did.

I’m over 8-1/2 in dog years but I went to elementary school with a girl whose birthday is February 29. She’s as old as I am, and she just turned 15 a few months ago. Go figger.

About goose eggs [SFK, SFW].

About butt-dialing [SFK, SFW].

About voice-overs [NSFK, NSFW].

In mathematics, rules may be tossed to the wind when you employ one or more of these time-tested proofs., but they also work for any serious discussion on any topic. Related stuff was posted a few months ago:

Schopenhauer’s 38 ways to win an argument exposed underhanded and dishonest tactics in The Art of Being Right (1831). Intended as acerbic snark, how many have you seen used in modern political discourse?

Beware of The Nanny/Caregiver Scam.

Here’s an interesting (yet incomplete) timeline of events relevant to slavery.

Is the end of Moore’s Law coming soon?

British author Naomi Jacobs was 32 when she woke up with a rare form of amnesia. She thought she was still 15, even forgetting she had a son. Her memory came back gradually over eight months or so. Story here [via here]. Not sure if it’s a hoax/fraud to sell a book, but it’s an interesting story.

Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil and Sybil.

[Top image: “Woman In Thought” 1958. Sculpted from leftover sewer pipe clay and vitrified. That and more sewer pipe vitrified clay sculptures here.]

 

Big ‘Ol Honkin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Soviet anti-U.S. posters.

Everybody wants to talk with Pee-Wee! Here’s your chance!

Choose a name for your game. Choose wisely, as it can’t be changed later.

Spiral-cut pinapple demonstration vid is pretty cool [via].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: Take a regular deck of playing cards, shuffle them, and spread them out face up. IIRC, the odds of getting that particular sequence is calculated by factorial:
n! = 52! = (1 x 2 x 3 … x 52) = 8.065817517 E+67, or 1 in
80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000, and you just nailed it. The ex post probability of getting that particular sequence is always 100%.

Hypershock vs. Warrior Clan is amusing. The winner took out the other Battlebots with brute force… and a rake.

[Top image from here.]

Mono-polyrhythmical Hot Links

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Kabardian, also known as Circassian, is spoken in the Caucasus. In the sentence “The men saw me,” the word for “saw” is sǝq’ayǝƛaaɣwǝaɣhaś, pronounced roughly “suck-a-LAGH-a-HESH”  [via].

Classic barking cat vid here.

Check out the Paterson-Zwick Construction. Need something a bit easier? Try this.

Untangle the web.

Your Colon Smells Great is the best blog post title I’ve seen so far this year.

I do not like them, Sam I Am.

Oktoberfest began Saturday and a man fights with his shoe.

[Top image from here.]

Homogeneous Diversification Hot Links

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sebastian Junger’s “The Perfect Storm” was one of the best books I ever read twice. The movie version was kinda okay, but it ignored significant details IMO.

Top Ten Finalists for Best Illusions of 2016.

Communists are illegally crossing our southern borders. TRUE.

For only a few hundred dollars you can eat and study Greek philosophy at the same time.

Here’s an interesting Princeton Senior thesis. It explains a lot.

Launched on 17 October 1997, The Cassini Spacecraft has been messing around near Saturn for about thirteen years now, and it’s scheduled to crash and burn on 15 September 2017 after 20 years of service [via].

Making a very stressful salad.

[Top image found here.]

I’ll See You on the Dark Side of the Hot LInks

Sunday, 20 August 2017

“Look, I got this. Just gimme a coupla minutes.” –Cristobal Columbo circa 1492

The Great American Solar Eclipse is tomorrow. Plug in your location here to find out what time you need to start banging your pots and pans to drive the dragon away. If anyone tells you it’s safe to look at with the nekkid eye, he/she is a fool.
Don’t do it.

Apparently The Ancients blamed dogs for the temporary darkness of a solar eclipse.

Every time I hear it, it seems she’s singing about her cat. On the other hand, it’s a good Solar Eclipse party song.

The Mystery of the U.S. Navy’s Ghost Blimp is still unsolved after 75 years.

84 year-old folk artist Denny Lunn tells some stories [via].

The last Blockbuster store is still open for business.

An honorary statue in New Orleans, depicting a famous military figure on a horse, was defaced with the words “Tear It Down” recently. The honored warrior was captured, tortured and killed by fire decades before Europeans even knew about this continent, and centuries prior to the founding of the United States of America. TRUE.

Walter E. Williams on Rewriting American History.

[Top image from here.]

 

Candy Colored Hot Links

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Major Tom?

Monitor lizards can count up to six. Nobody knows why they stop counting at that number.

Some people will jump off a 33 foot tall tower for $30, and some people won’t.

There’s a lobster loose.

Awful graphics, but the information is interesting when you interpolate it. $100 in Mississippi or Alabama buys about 32% more than it does in New York or California (and a whopping 36% more compared to Washington D.C.).

One-sided negotiation is not negotiation.

This scene creeped me right out.

ICYMI. Yeah, it’s blogwhoring. Hit the tip jar if you don’t like it.

[Top image: The posterior of a 1956 Volkswagen Beetle, found here.]

Australian Body Surfing Hot Links

Sunday, 6 August 2017

This is what you get when you Google Fireworm.

Keep the carburetor out of the dishwasher.

Ladies and Gentlemen, due to a shift in the space-time continuum, we’re going to monitor the situation.

The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly is kinda fun [via].

Dog scales a 12′-10″ wall.

A Dr. Thomas Sowell Primer.

Conan O’Brien, once president of the Harvard Lampoon, allegedly spent a night in jail following a stunt he pulled as an undergraduate. That story (with other unrelated pranks) found here.

How to swap pianos and not hold up the concert.

This is my favorite piano etude. I’d rename it “The Stupid Deadline Song.”

[Top image is a screen cap from this, found here.]

Tacky Raccoons’ 10th Year – The Top 11 Posts

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300
On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less. It’s not our 10th Anniversary, because Day One doesn’t count, but Day 366 does, so this is really a Birthday Celebration. It goes like this:

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogaversary
3 August 2017 – 9th year Blogaversary

On the other hand, there are now 3,981 posts in our archives.

TEN YEARS OF STUFF!

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for the source.


As with previous years, we’ve celebrated those posts that received the largest number of hits, not only for the past year, but for the entire life of Tacky Raccoons, and this year is no different.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.

Earlier years’ decisions hold for these posts:

10/10/10 10:10:10 and 10:11:10 11/10/11 are hereby relegated to the sub-category of Inexplicable Honorable Mentions.


The numbers adjacent to the titles below indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2017). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image below and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


No. 11/nr/272 – The Best VW Repair Manual Ever.


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No. 10/11/14 – Babe Cannon


SNAKE

No. 9/2/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1


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No. 8/8/156 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL


No. 7/19/64 –  The .Gif Friday Post No.185 – 80 Beetles


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No. 6/6/30 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!


No. 5/4/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come



No. 4/7/188 – 11 September 2001 – Never Forget.


No. 3/nr/135 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 445 – Demolition Demon, Roll Survivor & Rock This Way


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No. 2/3/32 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.


And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is once again:

MEET THE BEETLES

Meet The Beetles 0.1

Posted on 17 July 2011, “Meet The Beetles” wins again with a score of 1/1/25.

Thanks for all your visits, favorites and links, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

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Drop It Like It’s Hot Links

Sunday, 30 July 2017

I don’t know what “The Content Marketing Awards” is, but this blog post was voted the best: How To Tell If You’re Infected With Malware. (MalwareBytes saved my Franken more than once.)

In 2010, Brazil accepted money from Kentucky Fried Chicken for the rights to display the KFC and Fiery Grilled Wings logos on city fire hydrants.

Orville Redenbacher was a member of the P.U. All-American Marching Band.

Developed, then cancelled: The EFV was a high-power high speed amphibious tank.

“Her career was nearly derailed in 1941 when she was suspended for firing her service weapon while drinking off-duty at a Jackson Heights bar.” Mary Shanley, NYPD [via].

State of the Art Glass from Pittsburgh 1955.

Multiple murderer hid out for months in an Australian zoo. “When his food supply was cut off he tore the head off a Galapagos tortoise and ate its insides.” TRUE.

[Top image found here.]

 


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