Archive for the ‘hot links’ Category

Micro-Aggressive Hot Links

Sunday, 18 March 2018

This is a Moray.

That’s a Moray.

This is That’s a Moray also.

The Bunny Harvestman is a cutie [via].

FortunaAlfred Agache 1885.

Tim Burton-Inspired Makeup Tutorials. Why not.

From the Acceptance of Diversity Mockery Dept.:
“I identify as a computer, if that’s okay beepbeep.”

Compare this portrait with this one. Spooky resemblance.

Even toddlers know they have a job to do.

[Top image: Found it with an arbitrary Google image search “Green+Danger+Run.” It’s not the entrance to a trendy Irish Ska bar. It’s an exit from an amazing subway station in Stockholm.


The Musty Aroma Of The Hot Links

Sunday, 11 March 2018

If traffic wasn’t bad enough already, now we have turn clocks ahead. Crap.

Dr. Milton Friedman on tariffs & protectionism.

Dr. Thomas Sowell on tariffs & protectionism.

Want to tour a Tokyo capsule hotel? Nice amenities.

Guy put a GoPro on a conveyor in a Japanese sushi restaurant and the result was oddly fascinating (until someone or something blurred the faces). Here’s an edited version – watch it with the sound off.

See Red Octopus.

Feel Red Octopus.

Hear Red Octopus.

Touch Red Octopus [via].

Ilusión óptica en el iPhone X.

In 1966, rock power trio Cream had a hit with “I’m So Glad.” It was written and recorded in 1931 by Mississippi bluesman Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James. Here’s James’ original version.

The Delaney & Bonnie & Clapton connection is a bit of rock history. Interesting article.

If you stop to watch one thing today, let this be it.

[Top image found here. “For God’s Sake, The Man Was Making Noises Like A Pig Rooting In Pudding!” Nice spoof. Smells like National Lampoon.]

March Comes In Like a Hot Links

Sunday, 4 March 2018

March doesn’t always come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.
Chief meteorologist John Belushi explains.

Los Angeles gets rain.

Mama Strutts once told me that during the Great Depression they couldn’t afford chewing gum, so they chewed tar. Decades later I realized she was referring to pine sap. Paraffin chewing gum was still around when I was a kid.

Chewing gum is an ancient invention.

THIS is how to design and construct a tin can car.
[Related post here.]

According to this, a human brain may remain functional for up to five minutes after death (at least that’s what I think it says).

Hello Darwin.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in 2 minutes 49 secondsvia here. [Language – NSFK, NSFW ].

Scamming the scammer is cruel and classic.

Zookeeper was not injured during this panda attack. Not for the squeamish.

On tariff wars:

Although the big stock market crash occurred in October 1929, unemployment never reached double digits in any of the next 12 months after that crash. Unemployment peaked at 9 percent, two months after the stock market crashed– and then began drifting generally downward over the next six months, falling to 6.3 percent by June 1930.

This was what happened in the market, before the federal government decided to “do something.”

What the government decided to do in June 1930– against the advice of literally a thousand economists, who took out newspaper ads warning against it– was impose higher tariffs, in order to save American jobs by reducing imported goods.

This was the first massive federal intervention to rescue the economy, under President Herbert Hoover, who took pride in being the first President of the United States to intervene to try to get the economy out of an economic downturn.

Within six months after this government intervention, unemployment shot up into double digits– and stayed in double digits in every month throughout the entire remainder of the decade of the 1930s, as the Roosevelt administration expanded federal intervention far beyond what Hoover had started.

Dr. Thomas Sowell 18 June 2010

[Top image found here. It’s not a blizzard buffalo – it’s an icin’ bison.]

Treading on Hot Links

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Understanding Curling.

WWII in Tennessee [via].

“Free the Glutens. They’ve never had a country of their own.” Nick Clooney won’t sit next to Tom Waits on Letterman.


Dis is da Star Spangled Banner, mon.

Theme touring is a great idea, and these folks call them Pop Scavenger Hunts, like chasing down classic Monopoly gameboard pieces.

In my roadtrip days, I stayed off the Interstate as much as possible and found some fun stuff, like Loretta Lynn’s Country Kitchen and Museum. The food was country fried everything, and the museum was a room that displayed dresses Loretta Lynn wore at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

See Rock City.

See Ruby Falls.

Always stop for pecan logs at Stucky’s.

If you’re heading north or south through Tennessee, don’t miss the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. Best tour ever.

Oh man. Not sure if this is bad news, or what.

[Top image: Black Panther‘s little brother found here.]

Chinese Year of The Hot Links

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Exhaust system enhancement [found here via here].

If you give bees cocaine, they dance more vigorously and tend to overestimate how much pollen they’ve foraged according to this article. Why anyone needs to know how cocaine affects bee behavior (or why anyone would pay for such a study) is a puzzle.

This is my new favorite song. Oh wait. It’s this one. Oh wait…

I think she likes me.

The missus and I just watched “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.” Excellent documentary from 2015. Here’s the trailer. So many flashbacks and clips took me back to my college childhood when nobody could afford a subscription, yet everyone had the latest issue.

Triboluminescence is an optical phenomenon in which light is generated through the breaking of chemical bonds in a material when it is pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed.

Man shoots Wintergreen Lifesavers with a pellet gun, creates triboluminescence, records it at 28,000 frames per second [via].

Static electricity fun: Trooch and I did this in college. When the winter humidity is down and even touching a door knob gives you a zap, get a fluorescent tube, turn off the lights. With a buddy holding the other end of the tube, start shuffling feet on the carpet. The tube will flash intermittently, and the stoners will go, “Whoa…. dude…”

TRUE. In 1504, Christopher Columbus thwarted a mutiny and saved himself and the lives of his crew by perpetrating a hoax [via].

This coconut crab commentary amused me.

How to annoy and frustrate students in 10 minutes. Imagine having to sit through an hour of that every day.

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, also the Chinese Year of the Earth Dog and is also the Chinese Year of the Yang Earth Dog. Woof.

[Top image: Some time ago our friends adopted a one-eyed dog from a shelter, named him Popeye, then realized he was a she and renamed her Poppie. She’s now blind and deaf and bumps into things, kind of like a canine Roomba. h/t Alan & Clem]

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Isn’t Hot Links

Sunday, 11 February 2018

From the “I Can’t Wait To Cite This” Department: Section A404 of the 2016 CEBC is titled “PRESCRIPTIVE MEASURES FOR WEAK STORY.”

The history of the Lally Column.

You ain’t usin’ dis car tonight.

This has something to do with college football. No idea what, but it does.

Very cool macro photography of bug faces.

Graphic comparison of some of the world’s notable bridges.

Extreme G-Forces can knock you out cold.

Family members say Mouzon was going into the National Guard in August [2016] and Campbell had joined the Navy. “These kids are not awful terrible kids.” Yeah, Right.

The Nudifier is the perfect ap if you want to pretend to be flashing the crowds during Mardi Gras.

“The shadow dissolved into vapors. The stench increased.” Ten creepiest two-sentence stories are creepy.

A placebo thermostat does nothing, but the person who adjusts it hears the noise of hissing or a fan running and consequently feels more content.

Kim Jong Un’s sister looks a lot like Kim Jong Un. Oh wait. That’s the brother who was assassinated.

According to CNN: “While military service for women has long been voluntary, it was reportedly made mandatory recently in a bid to bolster the armed forces.” Inside North Korea is not a CNN porno movie as far as you know, and yeah, she’s got a skin infection.

Military Parade: 1st Marine Band at Disneyland, Veterans’ Day 2014.

[Top image: Blinky Bill, found here.]

Superbowl XXXXXII Hot Links

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Yeah, I know it’s LII in Roman numerals, but the more Xes in a heading, along with the word “hot,” the more blog traffic. It’s kinda like deliberately posting an innocent descriptive just to see what happens. For example, “Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn” is holding steady as our 17th most popular post ever. Go figure. 😀

Things like this make me smile.

It’s all goats and mirrors.

How to make a hand axe to make a celtic axe to build a thatched hut.

Here’s what happens when you have a 70% off Nutella sale in France.

There’s a name for that nocturnal dance. It’s called the Hypnic Jerk.

Young orangutan cracks up at magic trick [via].

This idiot should be arrested for vandalism.

Emerson Quillin.

Get ready to puke. I just discovered that there is a puppy font.

What is the oldest surviving Hollywood film logo? Take a guess before you click. Here’s a big hint.

[Top image: Philadelphia Eagles (1948) & Boston Patriots (1960) logos found here.]

Rightful, Righteous, Indignant & Indigenous Hot Links

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Montreal police stopped to ticket an illegally parked DeLorean – made out of snow.

20 great stories of passive/agressive revenge. More here.

THE INSULT FILE includes such gems as this one:

“You are a fiend and a sniveling coward, and you have bad breath. You are the unholy spawn of a bandy-legged hobo and a syphilitic camel. You wear strangely mismatched clothing with oddly placed stains. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just knowing that you exist. I despise everything about you, and I wish you would go away. You are jetsam who dreams of becoming flotsam. You won’t make it. I beg for sweet death to come and remove me from a world which became unbearable when the bioterrorists designed you.”

Parrot sounds off after his hated cage is destroyed.  [NSFW, NSFK h/t Octopus]

Ah dinnae ken “air beige” until it was explained in this short video on Scottish slang [via].

Nice collection of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth graphics. More of Roth’s work here.

On sanctuary cities: Los Angeles residents spoke up at a City Board of Supervisors meeting before they were shut down (March 2017). The rude condescension of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to her own constituents is stunning.

The J.C. Whitney Catalogue was the equivalent of a phonebook for amateur and professional auto mechanics. So many things I wanted (like a Klaxon horn) and so many things I couldn’t afford as a teenager. I bought a vinyl black “leather” jacket for $14 and a can of “Smell-Nu” for my ’57 Chevy. Worked so well I made my bedroom, bathroom, hallway, family room and kitchen smell like a new car. Mom was not pleased.

For $4 you can get a rear wheel outer grease seal for your 1928-38 Ford Model A. Presses into hub and keeps dirt out of the roller bearing, but you’re going to need two.

[Top image: 19th century loon-shaped Tsimshian seal grease bowl, found here.]

Gluten-Packed Hot Links

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Dog sleds. [via].

Someone really likes Hot Wheels. Jump to 01:12 for the GoPro experience [via].

Lucy feeds his cats (with commentary).

Mouse poop vs. rat poop. The critter in our garage is not a mouse.

“You could die just trying to get out.” Monster surf tops 60 feet (18 January 2018).

On rogue waves: Sebastian Junger‘s 1997 book “The Perfect Storm” describes how they happen. I read the book twice, it was that good. The movie, well, it took a lot of liberties with Junger’s documentary. It’s still worth a watch.

John Moschitta Jr., aka, The Fastest talking man in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) recites “Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man.

The Fastest talking woman in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) is Fran Capo.

Wanna play Kim Jong Un? Nuke any city on the planet and see the results.

Blue Suede Schubert.

[Top: Tony Clifton graphic found here.]

You Can Keep Your Doctor Hot Links

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Never heard the term Crip walk until today. Apparently it could get you killed if you did it in some neighborhoods and you’re not a Crip.

Here’s a tutorial on how to Crip walk from the UK. Here’s what it looks like in action.

A McDonald’s Chicken Nugget Commercial (2007?) features Ronald McDonald Crip walking.

The Creighton Family produced many Creightons.

This is what you get if you Google “Dog General Green.

Godzilla stalks, but

Celery Stalks at Midnight.

Alligator nose. “It is very, very abnormal” but “it is not abnormal.” Alligators “know they have to breathe.” Brilliant commentary [via].

The animals are experiencing brumation, a process cold-blooded animals go through that lowers their metabolism so they can survive cold climates, similar to warm-blooded mammals’ hibernation. “It is very, very abnormal for southeastern North Carolina, […] It is not abnormal for the [the alligators] to do this because they know they have to breathe.”

Weathercam photobomb amused me. Related post here.

Home Security for only $1.25. It permits ventilation, too. Guess what it is.

Who’s Your Doppelganger in Museum Portraits?  [UPDATE: Here’s a privacy warning.]

[Top image from here.]


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