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Archive for the ‘Odd’ Category

Monopoly – The “I Can’t Even” Version

Monday, 18 June 2018

[Found here via here. Related posts here and here.]

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Totally Blasphemous Hot Links

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Oopsies [via].

Ouch mouse.” lol.

Tear-able Cloth is kinda cool.

Catch ‘im! Catch ‘im, Daddy!

This should be an Olympic event.

There are no 1st Amendment Rights in the UK. #FREETOMMYROBINSON.

Motivational speech on growing up in the Boonies.

All you need to know about nephron capillary beds.

THIS woman is a feminist. THIS woman is not a feminist.

The Kit-Cat Klock is 85 years old this year. Yeah, I have one.

Rebecca Black on The Tim Conway Jr. Show. (Don’t remember her? She’s the girl whose 2011 YouTube video went viral.)

Woodpecker filled microwave antenna with a few acorns [via].

Got a notification from WordPress recently – I’m guilty of blasphemy. This innocent post has been censored in Pakistan after The شريعة Internet Police filed a complaint (yet they didn’t have a problem with this one.) Background story here.

[Top image found here.]

Beethovenfries

Friday, 15 June 2018

Gustav Klimt, Beethovenfries (detail), 1901/02

The theme of the frieze is based on Richard Wagner’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

[Found here.]

[Update– Somehow I lost a day. The .Gif Friday Post will appear next week.]

The War To End All Wars.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

[Found in here.]

Unintended Deflation Event

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

[Found here.]

South African Sociable Weaver Bird Nests

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

In the vast barren landscapes of the southern Kalahari, Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat. Their burgeoning nests are at once inertly statuesque and teeming with life. The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognisable personalities to the otherwise inanimate poles.

Apparently a nest can become so large, that when wet, its weight can topple the telephone pole it hangs from.

[Caption and images found here via here.]

Green Giant Mexicorn

Monday, 11 June 2018

Dude’s not even playing a chord but he’s hammering the frets like a pro.

[Found here.]

The Hot Links Whisperer

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Crookes’ Radiometer doesn’t work in a complete vacuum because there’s no heat transfer.

Flight 25 podcast is entirely bitchin’. “Extended One-Hour Space Age flight featuring lounge and surf musics, and other galactic goodies…along with various stops in between.” This has been stuck in my head for decades.

Q: “Why are Saturn’s rings flat? Why isn’t the debris dispersed equally around the whole planet?
A: Because physics.

This past week a swarm of Lake Erie midges was spotted and tracked by Doppler radar in the Cleveland Ohio area.

Meanwhile, The WSJ declared a crisis: Why a Decline in Insects Should Bug You.

Walter E. Williams explains the difference between capitalism and socialism.


The missus attended an estate sale today, paid $10 for a set of cups, saucers, plates and a platter. This site offers replacement items, same vintage, same pattern, for $214. WIN!

The History of Pottery of Sebring, Ohio.


From The Fun Facts To Know And Tell Department:

I’d rather be a hamster than an ale; If I could, If I would.

Simon and Garfunkel scored a hit in 1970 with “El Cóndor Pasa.”
An earlier instrumental version made the charts in 1963 by Los Incas.
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed (by the son of Daniel Alomía Robles, the Frenchman who composed the song in Peru in 1913) was resolved amicably. The copyright dates to 1933.
It is revered in Peru as a song of national pride, and is the equivalent of “God Bless America” in the US. [h/t ricedelman.com]


[Top image: Eskimo Safety Matches found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Jurassic Parkour, Eliane Rodrigues, Doña Oxford & The All Night Long Blues Band

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Not quite Sweded, but close. [Found here.]

Brazillian concert pianist Eliane Rodrigues discovered that her piano was defective, descended into Hell, then came back smiling. She’s no prima donna.

Doña Oxford ain’t no slouch either, and her keys melt. Let’s do one more.

The All Night Long Blues Band featured Sean “Bad” Apple, Dixie Street and Martin Grant with a nice cover of Hambone Willie Newbern‘s 1929 recording “Roll and Tumble Blues.” [Harp player Martin Grant passed away in March of 2015.]

Have a great weekend, folks. See y’all back here soon.

Unshaven.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

I remember her. Thank God I had some common sense and walked away clean. [Found here.]


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