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Reeb Lope-a-dooie Nedloag Hot Links

Sunday, 15 July 2018

In 1893, the average beer consumption [in Cincinnati] was 40 gallons for every man, woman and child – 2-1/2 times the national average. [From Cincinnati’s Rise and Fall as a Brewery Town.]

Little Kings Cream Ale” is sold in 8-packs of little green 7-ounce bottles across the nation. It was the result of a request by Ted Gregory (aka “The Ribs King“) to the Schoenling Brewery Co. when the beer taps went down and his customers didn’t want to pay for 12-ounce beers to go with their shots of whiskey. TRUE

Fun Facts to Know And Tell Department:

[Via the US Postal Service Website]: The following live, day–old animals are acceptable for mailing  when properly packaged: chickens, ducks, emus, geese, guinea birds, partridges, pheasants (only during April through August), quail, and turkeys. Day–old poultry can be delivered to the addressee within 72 hours of the time of hatching, except for Sundays and Holidays. Also included in the list are Baby Alligators, Baby Caimans, Chameleons, Frogs, Lizards, Newts, Reptiles and Amphibians, Salamanders, Tadpoles and Toads, and Giant Bone-Crushing Weasels. (Okay, I added the last one.)
[h/t Mrs. N. Mr. N. opined that the chicken chicks are being used as drug mules.]

Mail Order Dog.

Giant Bone-Crushing Weasels are estimated to have been about the size of a Jaguar.

Life at the Boeing Field Apartments reminds me of these classics:

Gary: Landlord of the Flies.

Shut Up, Little Man!

Steve Goodman sings backward.

Goodman was also the author of The Best Train Song Ever and it saved Arlo Guthrie’s career.

[About the Title: My high-school geometry teacher could speak backwards, phonetically, and that’s how he pronounced “Golden Hudepohl Beer.”]

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Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot Links

Sunday, 8 July 2018

#OpenBorders

Fun Facts about Woodstock.

Three hours of swamp sounds.

Buster Poindexter‘s weather report.

A cricket chirping, slowed down 800%.

The best advertisement for Tobasco Sauce ever.

Everyone should have The Happy Honk. [h/t MC]

Guy cashes in his Karma Points and walks away uninjured.

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress is very cool.

This is my new favorite song again because it fits my attitude.

Holland–Dozier–Holland. You’ve heard their stuff (including this).

Martha Reeves was born in Alabama, but pulled off a convincing British accent in this interview.

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.  If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell

More George Orwell quotes here.

[Top image: The thermometer on our patio at 4PM Friday. Saturday morning I had to let the shower run until I got cool water. By Monday I’ll have changed my mind about getting a/c again until the next heat wave.]

A Murmeration of Hot Links

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Wow.

Aphid.

I want this.

Oh Scheiße” indeed.

Say “nanner” eight times, then click this.

B&M Brown Bread tastes good hot or cold (so they say).

How much was a slave worth 150 years ago? $0 in the U.S.

“Capitalism is not a sufficient condition for freedom, it’s a necessary condition for freedom.”
Milton Friedman on US slavery, capitalism & colonialism.

A flock of starlings is called a “murmeration.” Check out this one.
[h/t Octopus]

The great internet aggregator known as StumbleUpon is going away after 16 years. Thanks for all the fun links.

[Top image: My 12-inch 33 rpm vinyl soundtrack from David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD is worth more than my entire collection of Beatles albums, and my unworn copy is apparently worth $100 – $150. I once made a cassette tape to engulf and spook the neighborhood one Halloween, but the Missus complained, so we compromised and I played Tom Waits‘ “Bone Machine” instead. The following year The Missus asked that I not play “Bone Machine,” so I replaced the Neighborhood Halloween Ambiance with Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and everyone loved it. TRUE STORY.]

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Hot Links

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Summertime 1936.

Butterfly airport.

Give her my love.”

My Dog Is An Awsome Dog.

Grampa Strutts had one of these. He had one of these, too.

This came up in conversation recently: My Best Shot. I can’t prove it, but it happened.

Since 1997 it’s been the law, but now it’s a crisis. Check this out, & pay close attention to what Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera says.

BADASS: What This British Special Forces Sergeant Did To Six Taliban Terrorists Is Incredible (NSFK).

The ancient engineers of Stonehenge and other neolithic sites apparently used the Pythagorean Theorem (a2+ b2= c2) some 2,000 years before Pythagoras was born. Very cool.

Speaking of Stonehenge, here are 20 things that happened to that happened to other bands in real life.

[Top image found here. Story here. Related posts here.]

Sunny And Warm With A Chance Of Scattered Hot Links

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Sikh Humor.

The pasta race.

There’s nothing here.

How to use a step drill. [h/t Lucy D.]

No A/C? How to make a swamp cooler.

Organic farming: Weeding without pesticides. [h/t Alan U.]

The 5th Amendment of the US Constitution addresses Double Jeopardy. It prevents one from being prosecuted for a crime, acquitted of that crime, and being prosecuted again and again and again, for the same crime, until a conviction is obtained.

The protection from double jeopardy is over 2,355 years old and is one of the oldest legal concepts in Western civilization.

The Attorney General of New York Barbara Underwood wants to rescind the 5th Amendment. REALLY.

30 years ago he spoke into his watch and owned a driverless car. Then he ate a cheeseburger.

[Top image from Camel eats cactus, found here.]

Hot Links con Huevos y Salchichas

Sunday, 27 May 2018

WIN.

Cat boxes [via].

Eggs and Sausage.

Beer Pong – Level 11.

This is a Maori War Face.

These are Maori War Faces (minus one).

Her knees are real and they’re fabulous.

I hear, “Brain Needle.” It’s The McGurk Effect. Oh, and I hear “Yanny.”

If you ever need to fold a 5 dollar bill into something completely awesome, this is how.

Retiree uses a common Microsoft program to create artwork, and it’s NOT MSPaint. He uses MSExcel.

Guess which three countries contribute the most to plastic pollution of the oceans, then click here.

My respect for the late Muhammad Ali just went down a notch or two. Ohio Democrat Congressman Wayne Hays, Sly Stone, an unidentified British Jew and Ali discussed racism on The Mike Douglas Show.

[Top image: That’s Bambi Nicklen’s heel. Story here.]

Important Mop Handle Assembly Hot Links

Sunday, 20 May 2018

“Animal House” dialogue transcript here.

BOON: Otter, holy shit! Otis Day and the Knights! l don't believe this.

Missing Missy” still amuses me.

How to make an Electric Tennis Racket Guitar.

It took seven minutes. Awesome senior prank.

The Outer Space Octopus Theory is plausible.

Danger Men: The Red Arrows.

Donnie Baker is justifiably pissed, “…all because my neighbor to the north told the Home Owner’s Association my boat was an eyesore. ‘WELL, SO’S YOUR WIFE, MITCHELL!'”

[Top image found in my kitchen.]

 

Non Stop Hot Links Favorites

Sunday, 13 May 2018

I dare you.

I got 4 out of 4 correct. BFD.

Why athletes puke after a cross country skiing race.

THIS is a very cool retro playlist podcast.

When the deadline comes too soon

Goin’ fishin’ for a few days, but should be back on Thursday, See you then.

Stir Fried Hot Links

Sunday, 6 May 2018

 

“Stupid is rarely quiet.” – Bunk Strutts 5 May 2018

This is stupid.

Grease the pole.

Urban graffiti vid is better with the sound off.

Cat hunts and retrieves sponges.

Time passing too quickly? Consider a Slow Watch. Its single hand rotates once every 24 hours.

Major 7th arpeggio in B♭. Hold your nose and enjoy the Rectal Magnum Opus.

World’s oldest spider dead at 43.

This is a fun cartoon series.

17 minutes of lathe art.

Heh.

Cheap thrills: Find a pair of 3D movie glasses (not the red/blue type, the polarized kind). Put them on, look in a mirror and close one eye. Do it.

George de Mestral (1907-1990) was a Swiss electrical engineer who invented Velcro, but lost his patent rights in 1978.

[Top image found here.]

And The Times They Are A Hot Links

Sunday, 29 April 2018

A long forgotten grade-school rhyme popped into my head recently and here it is.

Mary had a little watch.
She swallowed it one day,
So Mary took a Feen-A-Mint
To pass the time away.

The Feen-A-Mint, it did not work;
The time, it did not pass;
So if you want to know what time it is,
Just look up Mary’s little brother.
He’s got a watch.

Full Moon.

Marky Ramone talks about CBGBs and stuff.

The U.S. Tax System explained with beer.

These “Chimera Cats” are not photoshopped images.

Caren Zeldie Turner lost her position as NJ Port Authority Commissioner because of this.

Cool and embarrassing at the same time. El TIE Fighter más ecológico de la galaxia.

The world’s oldest living person is always alive because the previous record holder has passed on.

Broward County school shooting survivor Kenneth Preston did some homework and was squelched.

Some People Are Their Own Identical Twins. [via]. More here.

[Top image found here.]


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