Archive for the ‘Hot Linkoids’ Category

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.]

1AM: 4 September 2016 Hot Links

Sunday, 4 September 2016

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Hour, Day, Month, Year  = 12, 22, 32, 42.


Say, “Ahoy, matey, dis be der ninetain off Septembarrrrgh,” or “Bring oat jer booty an’ I’ll let yer play wit me byrd,” and get a free donut. Do it while wearing an eyepatch, black tricorn hat or head scarf, striped shirt with tattered pants, a cutlass or dragoon, and a parrot on your shoulder and you’ll get a dozen. TRUE.

Getting to Woodstock 1969.

Riding electric scooters around the desert with space babes.

It sits on top of a refrigerator – somewhere – and it’s disturbing.

Serious Papercuts.

Ray Charles won three consecutive games of chess against Willie Nelson according to Willie Nelson. Sure he did, Willie [via].

Girls in wood bathing suits 1929.

Auf den leiben einer Wanderzelle IV. According to Google, that translates to “On the legs of a walking cell IV,” the caption here says “the perspective is an anatomical landscape from the inside of the nostril looking out.” There’s even a cute little booger.

This is a Kinesin Motor Protein. More about them here.

#BlackElvisMatter.

 

Flying Burrito Hot Links

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Egyptian Donkey Jump

Growing food to feed people and animals is getting more efficient, reducing back-breaking manual labor. Check out this hi-tech stuff.

Everybody knows that it’s a big ‘ol goofy world.

I blame Hanna-Barbara for this.

Roller Skiing. Yeah. Skiing. With rollers. It’s also about the only time you can put the letter “i” twice in sequence in one word. (II could be wrong.)

Gecko hands dude has gecko hands.

This is what you get when you Google something arbitrary like “Dark Sunday Face.”

September 2012 to September 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Graph [via]. Like that’s a surprise.

How to clean and sanitize your forks and spoons.

Top image from Donkey Jumping in Egypt:

“In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 picture, Ahmed Ayman and his donkey jump over a barrier in the Nile Delta village of Al-Arid about 150 kilometers north of Cairo, Egypt. Donkeys are a fixture of daily life in rural Egypt, where they are used for transportation or to haul goods, and can often be seen in Cairo and other major cities. But itís rare to see a donkey gallop, much less go airborne.”

Stuff happens. Sometimes it’s caught on mic.

 

 

 

Tacky Raccoons’ 9th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 3 August 2007 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, as some posts that fell off the radar years ago have risen again in odd popularity, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.

We dropped two ranking posts from The List this year. Both had to do with unusual date/time convergence singularities, and other than that had little long-term content that would interest the average viewer to deserve inclusion.

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 2016). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

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


babe-cannon

No. 11/5/14 – Babe Cannon

dead raccoon 4a

No. 10/nr/460 – 819 Yonge (SE corner of Church)

Chopped Lowered VW RatRod Prowler

No. 9/nr/260 – Chopped and Lowered VW Rat Rod Prowler

 IntroducingtheBeatles

No. 8/nr/212 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL

Cute Baby Giraffe 150

No. 7/11/50 – Cute Baby Giraffe

mardi-gras-boobs-and-beads 150

No. 6/nr/29 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!

Please Applaud With Hands Only

No. 5/nr/136 – The .Gif Friday Post No.232 – Kraken Crackin’, Clappin’ & Flappin’

No. 4/3/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

mrgoogle_cropped1

No. 3/nr/47 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.

SNAKE

No. 2/1/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1

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

MEET THE BEETLES

Meet The Beetles 0.1

“Meet The Beetles” was a dark horse with a score of 1/10/31. Posted in July of 2011, it was running second to Bosley The Ferret for most of this year, but in the past couple of weeks it jumped into the lead, surpassing Bosley by only a few hundred hits. (I never thought that post would be much of an attention getter by itself, so I collected them all and created a .gif animation. It’s floating around No.77.)

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

Bunk

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Opinionated Hot Links

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Brazil 2016

Epic Cat is still epic.

84 year old shows his stuff at Muscle Beach.

Weaponized Victimhood: “This is not a grand battle against institutionalised injustice. This is an addiction to indignation.”

The MiniMoog made music history. Here are Parts 1 & 2 of an interesting (but flat) documentary.

Remember Walter Carlos? He flipped the switch years ago, and nobody cared. Why does anyone care about that Bruce guy?

The Ramones 31 December1977 London. Very cool, but they didn’t play Sheena.

Canadian cities in the 1950s in watercolor.

Cussing in the carnival photobooth.

Incarcerated for his opinions in the United States of America, Dinesh D’Souza has a new film out.

FWIW, The Blogmocracy had trouble migrating their blog. Their new address is http://www.blogmocracy.com so update your bookmarks.

[Top image from here, with the caption:
Already struggling with an impeachment challenge, the worst recession in a century and the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history, the Workers Party leader was given another reason to doubt she will complete her four-year term.”
Something sounds familiar.]

Positive Negative Hot Links

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Kilroy as a parallel LC circuit or band-stop filter

Ultra-High Speed photography .gifs are ultra-slow to load, but they’re worth the wait.

Johnny Ramone’s tee shirt.

Interesting essay on the existence and non-existence of the FBI Files on cartoonist Walk Kelly. [Related post here.]

Michael row de boat ashore, Hallelujah!” Earliest known published lyrics of that song date to 1867 and were written in dialect. It was sung by former slaves whose owners had abandoned St. Helena Island prior to the arrival of the Union navy. [Wiki]

Gullah is still spoken on St. Helena Island. It’s a creole language.

B̕͝ro̸̡ḱe̴͞n̢ ̶͟c̡u͢͞b̨e̵̸̢.

Squirrel painlessly removes girl’s tooth. TRUE.

The Queen’s Green Screen.

[Top image: A parallel LC circuit or band-stop filter. Image found here, via here.]

Hinky Dinky Parley-Voo Hot Links

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Irene Noblette Ryan

I wanna be the Sumpy.

I don’t wanna be the Bobo.

Interview with Ian Herring. The guy is a “colourist,” enhances comic books by coloring the graphics. His website is kinda cool, too.

Hey, Dad. Can I have your jeans?” Denim jeans or jackets manufactured before 1980 are a hot ticket for collectors. Wow.

Milo Yiannopoulos, Christina Hoff Sommers and Steven Crowder: Intolerant jerks disrupt an otherwise civil forum. Long clip, starts out kinda jumpy. [NSFW, NSFK, foul language with subtitles.]

Want to learn tattooing but your girlfriend won’t let you practice on her? Make your ink mistakes on a Pound Of Flesh instead.

World’s 1st prosthetic arm designed for a tattoo artist is pure steampunk.

Hinky Dinky Parley-Voo” was a popular song post-WWI.

[Top image: She worked in vaudeville, radio, film and on Broadway. She played Daisy Moses in a popular TV show. Guess before you click.]

 

Fine Shredded Hot Links

Sunday, 12 June 2016

VW Sidecar

Interactive 3D Music Map is kinda cool. It’s a graphic representation of styles and their relationships/influences with a vertical timeline [via].

Incoming! Interactive map of immigration to the U.S. 1820-2013 [via].

How to make Ottoman spiral candy.

Larry.

“They are evil monsters who attack us night and day,” and they’re a protected species. Take a guess as to what those monsters are before you click here.

Giorgio de Chirico.

Giorgio de Chirico’s work animated.

This guy doesn’t lose his cool despite being surrounded by belligerents.

[Top image from here.]

 

High Cholesterol Hot Links

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Breakfast of Champions

Mime Wall is awesome.

Very cool. Also very hot.

The lightning flash captured here happened during a May 20 storm not far from the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne. It was recorded at 7,000 frames per second using a high-speed camera.

(3-1) Dimensions = Cool Illusions. Wait for the last one [via].

Cell Phone Etiquette.

A waste is a terrible thing to mind.

Parkour Relay.

“When I was a boy, we had to walk to… oh wait. Nevermind.”

[Top image from here.]


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