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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.]

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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.]

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.]

 

Hot Links from The Planet of the SuperSuckers

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Led Zeppelin‘s classic “Whole Lotta Love” was a blatant ripoff of Willie Dixon‘s song “You Need Love” but you knew that already, yah?

Early on, the band was predicted to fail “like a lead balloon,” so they adopted the name, replaced “balloon” with “zeppelin” then spelled their name “Led Zeppelin” instead of “Lead Zeppelin” to keep people from pronouncing it “leed“. Not sure if it’s true, but it sounds plausible.

The Stick – Jonathan Winters.

The Pencil – Milton Friedman.

The Axe – Ed Ames.

Double muscling is the result of a genetic mutation that causes a lack of Myostatin. It’s been observed in cattle, goats, sheep, dogs, rabbits and mice. (In rabbits, their tongues also enlarge and get really strong. Hunh.)

Double muscling occurs in humans as well.

Attenton Tackooners:
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Your Pal, Bunk

[Top image: Best Salesman Trophy Figurine. Source undetermined.]

Silent But Deadly Hot Links

Sunday, 16 July 2017

How to Make Everything Okay.

A massive 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, was reported by USGS on Twitter, 21 June 2017 – 92 years after it happened. Story here [via].

A massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake happened on Friday 14 July 2017 in San Diego. Nobody felt it, and a two-story structure suffered the only damage. Videos of previous tests here and here.

Few will be able to afford a flight on this big bird [via].

I might put in some overtime to justify ordering this: microwavable Skyline Chili pouches (and they don’t require refrigeration). Urrp. Related posts about chili (including the Strutts Family Recipe) here.

Breaking Bad – The Short Version.

Tardigrades are amazing animals. They can go 30 years without food or water, can survive the sub-freezing temperatures and vacuum of outer space, and they can live in boiling water. They’ll be around long after the sun burns out. [Related links here].

Top image: Jim Woodring’s LIMITED SIGNED EDITION JERRY CHICKENS POP-UP KIT because why not.

“Your Uncle Jim designed and built this elaborate pop-up; inside the coop are the cylindrical, conical and cubic Jerry Chickens, viewable through the holes in the ‘wood’. And of course it folds flat, chickens and all.”

Polyptotons, Diacopes, Syllepsis & Hot Links

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Any book other than a dictionary that employs the terms Polyptoton, Aposiopesis, Merism, Hyperbaton, Anadiplosis, Diacope, Hendiadys, Epistrophe, Tricolon, Epizeuxis, Syllepsis, Enallage, Zeugma, Chiasmus, Catachresis, Litotes, Metonymy, Pleonasm, Epanalepsis and Scesis Onomaton gets thrown into The Department of Overwhelming Pretentious Verbiage unless it’s written by P.J. O’Rourke. Unfortunately, this one was not, but it could have been [via].

Don’t know about you, but I’m kinda glad the Aztecs are gone.

Putting Up The Flag.

Cyrus Cylinder is not a rock group.

We posted this before, and we’ll likely post it again: Milton Friedman explains how Capitalism works [via].

Full-time employment is inching up. Maybe.

Cat Eats Dog. You’re on your own with this one. Yeah, it’s safe.

Google “Dog Barf” and you get this – nothing but links to advertisements for canine-gastrointestinal products. No fun at all.

The Neighborhood Boy Saga:

Episode 1 – March 2016
Episode 2 – May 2016
Episode 3 – April 2017
Episode 4 – June 2017

[Top image of a Banded Diacope, (Jardine, William (1843) Fishes of the Perch Family, Naturalist’s Library, vol. XXXVIII, Edinburgh, Scotland: W. H. Lizars) found here.]

Deep Dish Hot Links With All The Toppings

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pineapple on pizza actually works if you use barbecue sauce. Meanwhile, this is amusing.

1969 – Neil Armstrong made pizza.

2012 – Philadelphia was introduced to pizza-flavored ice cream.

The missus just told me about The BBQ Pit Boys, so I went to their website and clicked the “About” link. It’s awesome.

In 1999 there was a protest at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico city. Students took over an auditorium but when the protest ended a year later, not all of them left the facility and the occupation is ongoing. [More here, with links.]

Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman:
The Rise of Socialism is Absurd.”

Tornados can have multiple vortices. More fun facts about weather’s most violent windstorm here.

Ford Circles are kinda cool. Zoom in on this.

Dog likes classical music.

There are penguins in Africa. Really.

How to get $190,000 for violating Federal Law.

THIS COULD COST YOU YOUR JOB.

[Top image: Doc Severinson ca. 1970, found here.]

 


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