Lampyridine Hot Links

The Closer You Are, The Channels (1956) Despite numerous recordings, The Channels never had a nationwide hit due to lack of promotion, but they were popular on the east coast. The Closer You Are was a regional hit in New York and was covered by Frank Zappa in 1984.

LolFeds spotted.

Looks like a Stoner trap.

Teak dinghy rudder for sale.

The Impatient Trucker Dance.

The Concept of Pixel F%$#*&%g.

Fearless Grandmothers mean well.

Weather forecast: It’s gonna be trippy.

Next time you’re at Walmart ask for Bob’s Scribble Pads.

This 1891 German ”Weltrekord” Ratchet Screwdriver restoration probably lowered its value as an antique, but it’s a cool gadget.

“The easiest way to be at the top of your field is to choose a really small field.” – Simone Giertz

[Top image: Cropped image of un-photoshopped image of this photo-shopped Southern Elephant Seal that went viral.]


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Allochthonous Hot Links

Right Around The Corner, The “5” Royales (1956)The Royal Sons Quintet, aka The Royals, aka The “5” Royales were a gospel group that made the crossover to R&B and laid the foundation for what would later be called Soul Music. Active during the years 1951 through 1965, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Rock and roll.

This poor dog.

Norwegian Word.

GET OUT OF MY #@%$’n CAR!

Armed robbery is hard in Russia.

Bunkerville is a good name for a blog.

Recreating a 121 year old hamburger.

“Cool costume, bro, but what ARE you?”

Anyone besides me want to see him attacked by giant lagoon weasels?

The saddest Egyptian god. He has a dung beetle for a head.

[Top image: Bean goose flying upside down (“whiffling”) near Arnhem, Netherlands. It’s a quick maneuver  by young show offs. More here.]


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Grallatory Hot Links

Funny, Joe Hinton (1964)First recorded by country singer Billy Walker in 1961, Joe Hinton’s version made No. 13 on Billboard’s Top 100, No. 1 on Cash Box Magazine’s R&B list, and was one of Willie Nelson’s first hits as songwriter. The title Funny How Time Slips Away was shortened on the record label. Hinton succumbed to skin cancer in 1968 at the age of 38.

Al and Gloria.

Bird from hell.

This wheelbarrow.

Only Charlie Watts. R.I.P.

THIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE.

Another Funny is posted here.

How to keep your notes warm.

Raccoon kit learns the trades.

Springfield School District board meeting?

Watch a tortoise eat stuff [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

This is what jellyfish larvae look like. The comments are fun, too.

Someone thought it was a good idea to put antifa (?!) in the classroom.

[Top image: Unknown source, probably from Reddit. h/t rightymouse.]


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Absquatulating Hot Links

I Can See Everybody’s Baby, Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers (1955)Ruth Brown was known as “Miss Rhythm” and “The Queen of R&B,” while Atlantic Records was called “The House That Ruth Built.” The Rhythmakers [sic] provided backup vocals and were better known as The Drifters.
Brown recorded many hits from  1949-1955,  and faded from public view in the ’60s to become a housewife and mother. She returned to music in 1975 at the urging of Redd Foxx.


Rabbit hole.

How to win.

Click here.”

Three surprises.

Orange Man Bad.

2-Stroke V8 Rudezon.

When it’s not your time.

Detection of a Goose affair.

Music assignment for stoners.

Road deaths 2018-19, UK vs. US.

[Top image: Still from short film Adiosu (2013) by Martino Pinna found here.]


Hurricane Ida live tracking images via WeatherUnderground; animated satellite image at NOAA.


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Balmoralitistic Hot Links

He’s Gone, The Chantels (1957)One of the first R&B “girl groups” to hit the charts, the Chantels were Arlene Smith. Sonia Goring, Lois Harris, Jackie Jackson and Rene Minus, all schoolmates from the Bronx. They had been singing together since 1950 and honed their harmonies practicing hymns (and Gregorian chants). In 1957 they scored their first hit with He’s Gone, written by lead singer Arlene Smith.

Blob Dance.

How compassionate.

A Waffle House review.

Jessie the ventriloquist.

She’s in someone’s locket.

Invasion of the Worm Men.

The Clavis Inferni by Cyprianus.

Hi. This Is a List of Butt-Related Words.”

Opening Windows in 1985; MS Paint at 13:20.
[h/t Corinne L.]

Man found the stoplight cameras were activated during yellow lights so he cut the wires.

Dear WordPress: Really? REALLY?!? [Related gripe here.]

[Top image source lost at the drive-in long ago.]


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Carminative Hot Links

Drop That Sack, Papa Charlie Jackson (1925)Papa Charlie Jackson (1887-1938) provided a bridge between ragtime and blues, and has the distinction of being one of the creators of “Hokum” – songs filled with sexual euphemisms and innuendo (Drop That Sack is one). Among his 66 recordings are several in which he accompanied classic female blues singers, such as Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and Hattie McDaniel (yes, THAT Hattie McDaniel).

Hong Kong at night.

20 mule team photos.

The Professor of Logic.

That was a close one, bro.

The chronology of Crayola colors.

Making forgery difficult in Russia.

Surf, Tiki & Luau Music That Doesn’t Suck.

Flight 25 is pure awesome space surf lounge rock.

Showers expected August 10th through the 13th.

Disneyworld adds animatronic POTUS. (Video here.)

These unnecessary abusive experiments should piss you off.

What do you teach?” he asked. “English,” I offered. “You don’t teach English,” he corrected me. “You teach White Studies.
Worth the read [via].

[Top image:  I lost the source and don’t know the location. A Tineye search is a little help; the earliest online appearance is ca. 2013.]


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IT’S OUR BLOGOVERSARY! 14 YEARS OF STUFF!

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300

On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less.

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogoversary
3 August 2021 – 14th year Blogoversary!

As of this date, there are exactly 5,466 posts in our archives, 9.4K comments and over 2.6M referral links that comprise

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for finding the stuff before you did.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different.

—Last Year’s Top 11 Hits linked here—

The numbers adjacent to the titles indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third number is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2021).

“NR” denotes “Not Ranked.”

Click on any image below and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


No. 11/NR/393 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 627 – Ms. Iron Pants, Beer Bobbles & Diving Miss Ditzy


No. 10/NR/380 – Doktorskaya kolbasa


No. 9/NR/397 – R.I.P. Erdélyi Tamás, aka Tommy Ramone


No. 8/NR/44 – Kluck Klams – The Ghost of Walt Kelly Speaks


No. 7/11/411 – Open Your Mouth, Stick Out Your Tongue and Say, “Hot Links.”


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No. 6/4/26 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!


No. 5/NR/267 – Swiss Fish Ladder


No. 4/NR/46 – Tweety Bird Dead at 67


No. 3/NR/NR – Pelicans Trying To Eat Other Animals


No. 2/1/35 – Bigass Ammonite Fossil is not a Bigass Ammonite Fossil


And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

I found a button hole.

Posted on 23 November 2020, this wins with a score of 1/NR/54. Another surprise dark horse entry, it made 1st Place in a mere eight months. Amazing.
All but three dropped off the list from last year.

Thanks for all your visits, comments, favorites and linkys, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

P.S. Follow @bunkstrutts on Twitter for automatic updates with little to no commentary (aside from stuff I find interesting); ditto for you folks on Facebook. Both accounts are spam-free. Also, muchísimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring. In any case, we appreciate it, and a dime a day keeps the meerkats away. Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

Blennophobic Hot Links

No More Doggin’, Roscoe Gordon (1952)One of the original Memphis “Beale Streeters,” Roscoe Gordan‘s breakout hit Booted made No. 1 on the R&B singles charts in 1952; No More Doggin‘ made No. 2 the same year. Gordon (and Fats Domino) influenced Jamaican pianist Theophilus Beckford, and Gordon’s back-beat style is credited as the foundation of Jamaican ska, bluebeat (Jamaican R&B) and reggae.

Rivers.

Frog Game.

I need this hat.

Bozo Fish Mask.

Gumby’s final days.

Aikey Brae and stuff.

Bushman scares dogs.

“What are you, French?”

25 new buses lasted four years.

Dan Akroyd explains Bass-O-Matic.

Clay Head with Turkey, Cheese and Ants.

Go taste-tripping with synsepalum dulcificum. Everyone should try a “miracle berry” at least once.

[Top image from here.]


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Galericulated Hot Links

Off The Wall, Little Walter & His Jukes (1953)Little Walter Jacobs was the first and only blues harp player (to date) to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following his  January 1953 recording on Checker Records, Big Walter Horton claimed to be the composer and recorded the same harmonica-led tune for Sun Records in May of the same year.

Zonkey.

Cabbage.

Bummer, dude.

Girls Night Out.

Random street view.

Bovine virtual reality.

1974 VW 360-degree hitch.

Use Tarboosh in a sentence.

Kids toys of today are boring.

Watch a giant sea cucumber poop.

[Top image: GA-20 digital album cover of cig machine in Jacksonville, FL, found here.]


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Reciprocornous Hot Links

Hair-Net, The 5 Peaks, (1985?) Jay-R RecordsFrom Pueblo, Colorado, Gerald Gantt, Robert Stallworth, Casey Hynes and Joel Scherzer recorded in the 70’s as The Four Shades, The Five Bucks, and as The 5 Peaks in the late 80’s for the Jay-R label. The 45 rpm credits M. Simpkins as the songwriter. [Heard on The Hound.]

Pretty trippy.

Irresponsible.

Wide load [via].

Packing problem.

Layout Collection.

PLEASE adopt Hank.

Creeps me right out.

How to catch tardigrades.

Where to get away from it all.

When Mom’s almost home [via].

Belgian Prime Minister got vaccinated.

Average Faces of Native American Tribes?

Random objects in the London Museum of Science.

Canadian Chris Sky predicted it in October 2020.

[Top image: Lum York.]


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