Archive for the ‘Hot Linkoids’ Category

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.]

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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.]

Beware The Ides of Hot Links

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Ides” is a day of the month in the Roman Calendar that falls on the 15th in March, July & October, and on the 13th in other months. The word is derived from the latin idus, so I cranked up Google Translate. In English, idus means ides. Go figure.

In poverty-stricken communist Cambodia, women are beautiful when they’re bucket fishing and catching snakes.

From the ICYMI Department:
What if Hillary Clinton were male and Donald Trump were female during the Presidential debates? A political science professor at NYU intended to prove that sexism played a part in the 2016 Election, but the result of the experiment wasn’t what she or others expected. Supposedly they’re going to release a video of the full fauxdebate in costume, but I haven’t see it yet.

Cool 24-hour time-lapse from somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

You ever read this short story by Jack London? No? Do it.

Trolls pwnd Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump live cam:

Shia LaBeouf was hoping to livestream his protest of Donald Trump for four years. But trolls kept crashing the party. After having his “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit shut down in both New York and Albuquerque, he moved it to an “undisclosed location” to keep it safe from trolls. But the trolls only said, “Challenge accepted.”

The 7 shortest rock songs to hit No. 1 on the charts. As far as I know, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs still holds the record, clocking in at about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Infinite Jukebox is cool. Choose a song you like that seems to end way too soon, and it messes with it indefinitely. It doesn’t just loop the recording, it turns it into a helix so you can listen to the song until you can’t stand it anymore. So I gave it a test run, plugged in another short hit: The Letter by The Boxtops, and got this unending version – click on “play.” I’m impressed [via].

BTW, Alex Chilton, the gravel-voiced lead singer on “The Letter” was only 16 when the 1967 hit song was recorded.

Meepzorp reports that some great bloggers have moved on:

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to some of our favorite long-time bloggers who have recently passed away:
Gerard Vlemmings: The Presurfer
Kevin Norman Gray: Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Mark Woods: wood s lot

I didn’t “know” them, but I’ve linked to their sites occasionally and they linked back. In the early days of this blog, they were inspirations. R.I.P.

Not sure who that guy is up on top? It’s Jim Peterik.

Zircon Encrusted Hot Links

Sunday, 5 March 2017

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Important Stuff:

Just read Chris Kyle‘s book “American Sniper” and I highly recommend it. Here are some interviews.

I read Marcus Luttrell‘s “Lone Survivor” – twice.

Johnny Mead‘s got a story from WWII.

Former Soviet citizen Vladimir Jaffe politely attempts to educate students on the truth about life under communism. (The girl actually believes that the millions of people murdered by The Red Terror was “an accident.”) Their ignorance scares me.

Not Important Stuff:

Here’s what happens when you mess with a dead whale carcass.

This is what you get when you google Holy Crap.

Hungry? Eat this.

Perhaps you’d like a tin sandwich instead?

[Top image from here, and, yeah, they’re all tweezers.]

Totally Copacetic Hot Links

Sunday, 26 February 2017

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Norm MacDonald’s cat.

The symbol for division (÷) is called obelus. On the other hand, the division slash (/) is called virgule. You like mathematical trivia? Here’s a fun list.

15 scary rollercoasters.

What happens when two chatbots talk to each other? They bicker, or they bicker while hitting on each other.

A Frank Discussion Between Emojis About Diversity.

Here’s the literal version of the video to Total Eclipse of the Heart.

The History of Mardi Gras.

[Top image from here.]

Super Absorbent Professional Strength Hot Links

Sunday, 19 February 2017

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Every State ranked by how miserable its winters are (and Alaska is NOT first).

Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts” – Richard Feynman

Ran across the term “gundecking” recently, and inferred that it was something the Navy frowns upon. Don’t do it.

Need a helmet? Check out this Etsy account [via].

Great reasons to throw a tantrum.

Drug smuggling catapult discovered on U.S./Mexico border fence [via].

Remember Caddy Shack and killing golfers gophers? I want this. Check it out in action.

Reggae version of the Ramones‘ “Pet Sematary.”

Top image: A baklava wearing a balaclava while playing a balalaika on black lava [found here].

Hot Links of the Ogliocene

Sunday, 12 February 2017
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A pile of half-eaten specimens of the small camelid Poebrotherium show that the entelodont Archaeotherium was in the habit of grabbing these little herbivores, bringing them back to a cache site, and consuming them. Or, at least one Archaeotherium was doing this, anyway.

How to levitate.

Do not enter void.

Dogs knocking down kids.

From the Amusing, Sad & Pathetic Department:
Montana Natural Man Ernie Wayne TerTelgte was arrested for fishing without a license (and resisting arrest) and defended himself in court. Watch the video, then read this.

THIS is just wrong. He thinks he’s a woman who believes she’s a snake. [Warning: Extreme body modifications NSFK.]

Think you’re good at spotting spelling/grammatical errors? I thought I was, but I flunked this test.

The only time Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy appeared together on television was on Ralph Edwards‘ show “This Is Your Life” in 1954.

About that SuperBowl ad by 84 Lumber

If you like our Sunday potpourri of miscellaneous links, the entire archive is here. That in itself should keep you busy for about a week. If there’s something you’d like to see more or less of, lemme know.

Top image found here, via here. Those are Hell Pigs eating proto-camels somewhere in North America. They stood 4 feet tall, weighed up to 930 lbs, were fast, and were related to whales, not pigs. In other words, they were ancient land sharks.

Passive-Aggressive-Anti-Pro-Non-Confrontational Hot Links

Sunday, 5 February 2017

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THIS is a happy dog.

THIS is a happy sloth.

THIS is a link to a zoomable image of Trump’s Inauguration.

10 things you probably didn’t know about Chester Burnett [via].

The Hamilton Face Band featuring Ruth Underwood.

Still not sure who Ruth Underwood is? Try this.

Frankie and Bobby – a review of Bob Zappa’s memoir.

Check out these dragster bicycles. [h/t Carl L. via email]

Remember your / your dad’s / your grampa’s Sting-Ray? I don’t either, but here’s a short history. Its precursor was owner-modification – remove and reverse the handle bars from an old Huffy, angle them upwards like steer horns and remove the plastic grips; then hit it with sandpaper so it rusts and looks badass. Gears? You got one, and hand brakes were for pussies. Clip playing cards to the forks with clothespins for motor sounds. If you scored a Sting-Ray, the next thing was to save up for a sissy bar so you could pop wheelies effortlessly and be the envy of the kickball crowd.

Batbot is cool.

How to cook shrimp in 3 seconds [h/t Bunkessa].

Need cutting edge website design? Your search ends here. (Thanks, Bloort!)

[Top image found here. Spot the aberration.]


[Confidential to Randy L. of Bellingham for YKW: Muchisimas grassyass!]


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