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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.”

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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.]

 

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.

Not Your Father’s Hot Links

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps recorded “Catman” in 1957. [Here are the lyrics so you can sing along.]

The Ramones capitalized on The Stance.

This is the Ideal Store.

Rollin’ Wild is a cool site with animation shorts filled with spherical animals, like this one.

This is pretty trippy [via].

Omphalophobes can be repulsed just by seeing or thinking about a belly button. Other rare phobias listed here.

Apparently anthropomorphic global warming existed before anthropomorphs did. Dinosaur skulls have been found as far north as what is now Alaska (which in the Cretaceous Period was mostly within the Arctic Circle). Pachyrhinosaurus is now my favorite Sauropod. What did they do in the Arctic darkeness?

Corey Hart sends mixed messages and I have no idea who he is.

Dog likes to watch “Planet Earth” on TV [via].

Happy Fathers’ Day to all Fathers who ever Fathered. To you Proto-Fathers and Fathers-In-Training, your prime responsibility is to Father forever more.

 

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.]

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.]

 

Mother Goose’s Nursery Hot Links

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Welcome Meepzorpers & Blorters. Beer’s in the fridge.

My favorite pinball game ever: Mata Hari.

“‘I prayed about it and stuff,’ woman says of stomping windshield.” Then she did it anyway [via].

Okay. This is pure awesome. If you take a 45rpm record of Dolly Parton’s Jolene and play it at 33rpm, it sounds just like Roy Orbison. TRUE. [Found here.]

Then someone took Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” and turned it into a Dolly Parton song.

New website on the horizon has potential: WikiTribune.

Futuracha Pro is a font that morphs ligatures as you type. (I predict it’ll go viral until people start mocking it as the new Comic Sans.)

Slow TV is a hit in Norway: “The show titled “Salmon Swimming Upstream” ran 18 hours — and afterward, the head of the station said it felt ‘too short.'”

A desert dweller put the GoPro in The Bucket of water to see what might show up [via].

[Top image 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.

Zircon Encrusted Hot Links

Sunday, 5 March 2017

tweezers

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.]


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