Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Jupiter II, III & IV

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Nobody knows what happened to the Jupiter I. It’s assumed that the ship crash-landed on a distant planet and the survivors were eaten by giant mountain ice weasels.

That’s a photo shoot for Mad Magazine‘s 1966 spoof, “Loused Up In Space” [courtesy Zorro Jr.].

[Top photo by Piotr Krzaczkowski of Śnieżka, found here, and yes, that’s his daily commute.]


Chewing Rubber Paint

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Rubber Paint Company of Cleveland, Ohio created the Zeno Manufacturing Company in 1890. W.N. Brewer, an employee at the Rubber Paint Company, had the idea to start making chewing gum with rubber as one of the ingredients as a sideline of the company. He created the Zeno company.

[Image and caption found here. The history of chewing gum here.]


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.]


The .Gif Post No. 525 – Mr. Molotov, Happy Water & Escalator Plow

Friday, 2 March 2018

I could watch these all day.
[Found here, here and here.]


M. Alexis Dolinoff’s Contribution To The World

Thursday, 1 March 2018

[Image found here. Related posts here.]


Sandy’s Can Cars

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Many sources mis-attribute these sculptures to eccentric Australian Albert (Tapper) Torney, but they’re the work of New Zealander Sandy, who sells plans and displays finished models here.

His process is brilliant, meticulous and it’s pure awesome.

[h/t Nancy H. via email]


Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

His name is pronounced several ways and he was one talented mental case. Yeah, I know. He cut off his left ear and painted his portrait in the mirror, but this sanitizes it a bit.

[Found here, via here. Kinda related posts here.]


Should I leave or should I go?

Monday, 26 February 2018

Time to make a quick decision.

[Found here. Somewhat related posts here.]


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.]


Saturday Matinee – Neil Young, Kinky Friedman & Steven Wright

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Powderfinger is one of my favorite Neil Young songs, but this my favorite version.

“Who are we to say the boy’s insane?” – Kinky Friedman on Charles Whitman,

Yeah, Friedman was being sarcastic, and yeah, Whitman was insane. Okay, let’s lighten this up just a tad.

I dare you to watch less than the full clip. Steven Wright is the greatest one-liner comedian since Henny Youngman.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back tomorrow whether you like it or not.



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