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Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya Hot Links

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Human Genome is 80% cow. It’s also 60% fruit fly.
That explains a lot.

A 5 year-old boy witnessed Lincoln’s assassination.

This strike out counts [via]

Justice for Damone Ramone is long overdue.  Johnny, Joey, Tommy, DeeDee and Marky never gave their sibling the credit he deserved.

Gitcha some Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya. “I’ll kill all y’all’s ills.”

Now about those Trump Lies. They’re all lies.

Top image is a sculpture entitled Malinche by Jimmie Durham.

Born ca.1500AD, La Malinche (also known as Doña Marina) was a female Nahua from the Tobasco region of Mexico. Enslaved by the Chontal Maya, she was given to the Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés in 1519. She was reported to be a hottie, was savvy enough to cozy up to Cortés, became his translator and mistress, and aided the Spaniards in defeating the Aztecs. She’s now reviled as a traitor… to those who enslaved HER.

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Holometabolous Hot Links

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Deltones (UK) had a nice reggae cover of The Staple Singers’ hit “I’ll Take You There” in 1972. (There were a lot of groups who called themselves The Deltones, so I’m not sure which to link t0.)

USS Bataan (LHD-5) fires on a killer tomato (video).

Bear breaks into condo, plays piano.

Pirates emerged from the sea at low tide in Birling Gap, Eastbourne, England recently [via].

Topiary Cat Visits The Seaside.

Fighting the Hoover & Denham fire, Washington D.C., July 1918.

1964 ridiculous Fashion Trends that took a couple of years to catch on [via].

“Effa didn’t liver ad move, wooden chew?” Appalachian dialect sawsum, enna fokeser grate.

[Top image: That love bug stayed on the side of my garage for two days, and I took it to be a good omen. It was.]

Sub-Cutaneous Hot Links

Sunday, 4 June 2017

From the “Let’s Make Greenland Green Again Department:” Bill Whittle debunks Bill Nye.

Puddles nails it.

The O. Henry Pun-Off 2016 Championship Round was a nice try, but I didn’t see the Hummer in it.

The lost art of ventriloquism is not lost on this 12-year-old.

THERE’S A HOLE IN OUR TUMMIES AND WE FEEL SIX

Like technokitsch? Check out Coconut Monkeyrocket. Here’s a sample: Accidental Beatnik.

Weaponized typewriters.

[Top image: Walter H. White (Bryan Cranston) in a promo pic for Breaking Bad, found in The Chemistry of Breaking Bad which corrects factual errors.]

Vegetarian Hot Links con Carne

Sunday, 21 May 2017

What’s inside an Etch-A-Sketch.

Bottled water can thwart a crime.

I’ll bet the guy smells like fish [via].

Andy Griffith & Don Knotts discussed The Andy Griffith Show in 1996.

May The Fourth…

Starfish Enterprise.

I want that, and that; gimme one of those, and I’ll take that thing, too; Aw hell. Give me one of each.

Open Question: Where did that annoying sound that some women make when they see something cute or sad come from? You’ve heard it. It’s three syllables,  goes like uh-aou-wah? and ends with a questioning inflection.

The Beatles’ first take of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

Attention vegetarians: Plants can hear water and they know when something’s eating them.

[Top image, CATLAS OF THE WORLD, found here.]

 

Dialing Up the Hot Links

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Soulsville, USA. Ax your chilluns what it means to dial a number. Better yet, plug in a rotary phone and dare them to call one of their friends.

Do you (or your parents /grandparents) have boxes of slides and negatives that you don’t want to lose? This may be a relatively painless archiving solution.

Eat a bug.

I find this disturbing on multiple levels.

Cold glass sculpting + Fibbonacci = Amazing [via].

This mouse is tired.

This looks like a fun excursion if you have the bucks. Oh wait. Nevermind.

From the I Am Woman Department: I really don’t know what to make of this – whether to pity or to laugh – but the jerk is being a jerk.  NSFK / NSFW

[Top image found here.]

When You Care Enough To Send The Very Hot Links

Sunday, 30 April 2017

How not to dispatch a hornet nest. [Not the same vid posted yesterday.]

Bier Yoga: “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.”

Got a CD collection? This article opines on what to do with it.

In 2006, Arnold Schwartzeneggar ended global warming in California.

Digging for snakes in Cambodia (Jump to 07:00).

Here’s a Black Racer having a Gran Mal seizure prior to death.

The castle of Sir Harry Delos Andrews.

Two Surprize Puzzle Erasers.

Something is just so wrong with “themed weddings.”

Free.
Purple.
Rain.

[Top image of dogs on a ceiling found in here.]

Syncopated Polyrhythmic Hot Links

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Mark Twain’s study was designed to simulate the pilot house of a Mississippi steamboat.

Rogue Punctuation Nazi strikes after-hours in Bristol, England. He specializes in fixing apostrophe errors on business signs.

Need a Computer Science paper at the last minute? This generator is for you.

I knew that rebooting and hitting F8 gets you into safe mode for trouble shooting. Here’s what the other keyboard function keys do.

The Frog Survey Letter” went viral a couple years ago.

Never heard of Hooverball? Now you have.

Click “play.”

Like early jazz? You’ll love this free download of 1920s recordings. It’s six hours of syncopated awesome.

[Top image found here.]

Meretricious Rhadamanthine Hot Links

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Johnny Rotten weighs in on Briexit… and Donald Trump.

Roger Daltrey weighs in on Briexit… and Donald Trump.

Luke and Sean share a shirt.

Earliest known definition of “cocktail” as a beverage appeared in 1803. The actual origins of the word are disputed; here’s one analysis.

Groucho Marx once hawked cocktail napkins.

Ever wonder why cocktails are served in different glasses? Me neither.

No idea what the 1927 Jiggling Chair was supposed to remedy.

Attempted Escape of the Maniac from The Wild Witch of the Heath, 1841.

This is mildly amusing. Move your curser, then do it real fast.

From the You Gotta Be Kidding Me Department:
Cloned Woolly Mammoths are planned to be introduced to an Arctic Siberian park in order to stop “global warming climate change.”

Horrific April Fools Day pranks of the 19th Century, and some were lethal. More pranks here.

[Top: Original image of the TV-HiFi console hottie found here.]

Cloudy with a 40% chance of Hot Links

Sunday, 26 March 2017

How to ruin the game of Darts.

What if James Brown didn’t feel good? This amused me.

Angry customer complaint dates to 1750BC.

Can you spot the error(s) in this 1816 painting? I spotted three. Okay, 2-1/2. [Found here.]

I, kea.

It’s called the WTF Mobile.

From the Holy Crap Department: A dwarf star trapped by a black hole (only 2.5x the distance between the Earth and the Moon away)  completes an orbit every 28 minutes –  at a velocity of 1% of the speed of light!

All you need to know about developing nuclear weaponry.

What did Donald Trump Tweet about YOU? Find out here.

Q: Why did early cartoon characters wear gloves?
1.  Speed.
2.  Contrast.
3.  They were minstrels.
The correct answer is 4. All of the above.

Corned Hot Links on Rye with Sauerkraut & Swiss

Sunday, 19 March 2017

From the Fun Facts To Know & Tell Department:

“On my first trip to Ireland I was told how the fisherman’s sweaters were woven to indicate origin so washed up bodies might be identified.”

Wanna chip in and buy a town? Tiller, Oregon is up for sale.
Let’s do this.

Vitiligo is a non-fatal yet incurable disease that causes patches of skin to lose pigmentation. This young woman pwns it with markers.

The U.S. Navy’s “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal investigation is still ongoing with more indictments. Here’s the timeline.

Lost your Official Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Ashtray again? Get a replacement here.

Guy nailed himself with a bear tranquilizer and lived [via].

Amazing door lock from 1680 tracks the number entries [via].

I forgot to ask. How’s your mesentery doing?

Did your Samsung TV stop showing program listings? Ours did, so we unplugged it, plugged it back in. No dice. Did the same with the antenna. Nope. Replaced the batteries in the old remote. Didn’t work. Bought a new remote. No success. Samsung tech support couldn’t suss it out either. The Missus figured it out – we’d had a power outage, and when she reset the date and time, she missed resetting the year. PROBLEM SOLVED.

[Top image:  Napoli amusement park, 1950.]


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