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Hot Shot Ain’t Cool.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Thought I’d share, not as much for the comment, but for the video.

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Ringing In The New Hotlinks

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Raccoon bubble bath.

This kinda creeped me out.

If truth bothers you, don’t watch this.

Mouse trap design from pre-1590AD works.

Rediscovered this cool video of a Murmeration.

Nice collection of sailing songs links and inks.

To alpacas, hedgehogs seem like mysterious beings full of mystery and wonder.

Parking para perros [via]. It’s a clever idea for people who ride their dogs around town, but who knows if the dogs like it.

Breaking news / bombshell / tipping point / the walls are closing in / the beginning of the end. They’re called Talking Heads for a reason.

This attractive young woman took a DNA test and found that she has mostly European ancestry, and she’s upset about it. Perhaps it’s a hoax advert?


Recent E-Mail convo went kinda like this:

“Give me a precise number.”
“I can’t do that for liability reasons.”
“All I want is a general range.”
Here you go.”
“Ha ha. No, I mean a ballpark figure.”
Here you go.”
“I meant average.”

Here you go.”
“Bite me.”


Bunkessa signed up her uncle for “Dip Of The Month Club” as a Christmas present.
I guess that means that on the first of every month some new goober is going to show up at his door. “Hiya! Here I am! Where’s your refrigerator? Can I use your phone? I need to borrow your car for a few days. Can we watch ‘The Brady Bunch?’ Oops! I hope that don’t stain your carpet.” etc.

On the other hand, maybe it has to do with Skoal…


BTW – According to this informal poll, “The Little Drummer Boy” is tied with “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” for the No.1 Christmas song you could live without.

[Top image from here via here.]

Saturday Matinee – Boop, Bongos, Bass & Bob, Gatemouth Brown and RIP Roy Clark

Saturday, 17 November 2018

In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt ran against incumbent President Herbert Hoover for the presidency, hence the caricatures, and there are hints about the repeal of Prohibition in this cartoon. Hoover first shows up at 0:45. “Mr. Nobody” (1:12) probably refers to the other six candidates, including 3rd runner-up Socialist Party candidate Norman Thomas. Roosevelt’s nose and chin appear at 2:12.

The depiction of Congress at 2:28 is relevant today (as is Betty Boop twerking, promising everything for free). [Video found via here.]

Yep. That’s Penn Gillette (of Penn & Teller) on bass ca 1991. I first saw it in a movie theater as part of “Animation Celebration” or something, but I couldn’t find a link.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown (1924-2005) didn’t use a pick, and his calluses were tougher than woodpecker lips. Here’s his take on Bill Doggett‘s classic 1956 hit “Honky Tonk.” Brown was a speed blues artist as well. (If you doubt me, check out “Pressure Cooker.“)

RIP Roy Clark (1922-2018) What a great musical talent.

See you back here tomorrow for more extraneous arbitrary extrapolations.


Pray for those who lost loved ones, homes and businesses in the California fires, and don’t fall for the soulless scammers asking for donations. Donate directly to trusted charities only.

 


Culturally Appropriating Hot Links

Sunday, 21 October 2018

HOLY RATS! [via]

Hey! Let’s build a tunnel!

How jobs bounce back after a recession [via].

Please tell me what this girl is doing. Or don’t [NSFK].

The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette [via].

Japanese amphibious force hits beach in the Phillipines.

Senator Elizabeth Warren released her DNA Results. Here’s a graphic.

They’re just peaceful protesters, not a violent mob. Walk away. Nothing to see here.

Hillary Clinton released her DNA Results. proving she’s not 100% extraterrestrial lizard.

A limited edition print of Lono’s Marlin Mask by Ralph Steadman is available for only $3,000 here.

[Top image: Gary Spivey and friends.]

Everyone Knows It’s Windy Hot Links

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Volleysoccer.

Good day to go fishing.

No racism here. Nope. None at all.

No Twitter bias here. Nope. None at all.

No Google bias here. Nope. None at all.

Tom Waits’ 20 favorite albums (as of March 2005).

Ken Nordine’s “Colors” was the basis for an artistic game using paint.

Democrat Senator Dick Durbin blames Republicans for Chicago’s horrific gun violence, but there’s just one little problem. Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson (who served from 1927-1931). James Woods begins his reply with “Dear Nimrod.”

16-1/2 minutes of “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald.

Why are “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald?

You guessed it. Frank Stallone.

Ernie Kucera (1920-2007)

Ernie Kucera at the Starlight Ballroom in 1992 – his band’s 50th Anniversary.

From the You Get What You Pay For Department: In construction, you can only pick two of the following three:
(A) Low-cost, (B) High quality and (C) Fast completion. Brad Pitt’s well-meaning charitable foundation chose A and C, and the houses are falling apart after less than a decade.

From the Bad Acting Department: Weather reporter can barely stand up to the winds of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence while other pedestrians were immune. Reminds me of the classic Today Show blowzit.

A private message to The Weather Channel.

[Top image culled from the absurd The Weather Channel video.]

Social Breakfast Media Club Hot Links

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Billy Redden speaks.

Well. Will you look at that.

Warning: This site uses Gookies.

Top 100 Billboard Hits of 1971 includes some awesome classics.

Squirrel monkeys beat the crap out of a man attempting to kidnap one of them from a zoo [via].

“I yield back.” Rep. Billy Long auctions off a protestor at the Twitter hearings.

Seven People Whose Lives Were Ruined by Social Media (and some of them deserved it IMO).

Should the US taxpayer pay for free healthcare for foreigners living in this country illegally? I don’t think so. Should we pay for emergency medical services? Yes, without a doubt.

I bought this 1969 Rhinoceros album for one song only:
Apricot Brandy. Years later I learned that the band was a fabrication of Elektra Records session musicians.

Led Zeppelin’s 1971 hit “When The Levee Breaks” was first recorded in 1929 by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy after the 1927 Missippi Flood.

[Top image found here.]

One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple Hot Links

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dude’s tired. Literally.

The Oogum Boogum Song.

From The Don’t-Touch-It Department:
Man touches it and is fined $1,500.

Brilliant *ahem* political analyses from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I went to WalMart to buy drugs. I stuck around because I heard this.

Joey DaPrince hears Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time.

Mongolian throat singing AND eefing is one scary combination [h/t Octopus].

Lemon Merangue on the Window Sill is 20 minutes of pure insanity with cicadas [h/t Octopus].

Brooklyn Judge LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall instructed new citizens to disrespect the United States Flag and the National Anthem during a citizenship ceremony. Puke.

Mr. Smith from Bangalore India warns that your Barclays debit card may spontaneously combust “and create a pocket fire at any given moment, burning your legs and stomach terribly.”


Fun Facts To Know And Tell:
Shelby FredrickShebWooley (1921-2003)

Recorded the 1958 No. 1 hit “The Purple People Eater.”
Recorded many songs as Ben Colder.
Was a character actor with roles in High Noon, The Outlaw Josie Wales and many other movies.
Co-starred as scout Pete Nolan in the TV series Rawhide.
Credited as the voice behind the Wilhelm scream stock sound effect heard in hundreds of movies and countless TV shows, but received no royalties from it.


[Top image – Jacky Ke Jiang. I love the style.]

[Confidential to Randy L. – Thanks for your generous contribution.]

R.I.P. Senator John McCain 1936-2018

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Regardless of his politics, some of which I’ve disagreed with, John McCain forever earned my respect for his conduct during his 5+ years incarceration as a POW in North Vietnam.

[Related post here.]

Makes me wanna puke.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

So why have I been suspended from Twitter for doing nothing?

If you haven’t noticed by now, Jack Dorsey is an asshole, and my Twitter account that I don’t use has been magically reinstated.


Update: Here’s the notification:

Screenshot_2018-08-15 https twitter com
“Okay. It’s 1-800-Eat-Shit.”

[Related post here.]


Update II: I was sent to #TwitterGulag (several times) for supposedly breaking one or more of their vague rules, I and many others are now vulnerable.

Twitter has begun banning a large number of accounts from the website, specifically focusing on accounts that have previously been banned or have received suspensions.

Yesterday a number of Twitter users reported that their accounts were beginning to lose followers at a rapid pace. The banning seemed to apply to a multitude of accounts with little explanation as to why they were being suspended. Users took to the hashtag #TwitterPurge to voice their concerns over the issue.

Drawing The Wild Hot Links

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Croc crock.

Dealing with ghosts.

How to draw a hole.

How to draw a ladder.

Card magic with cheese.

Cows herd car thief to police (infrared video).

Cambodian DIY snake trap (NSFK). Those boys caught a big one.

TRUE. A dentist travelling to the Arab Emirate of Dubai from London was sent to prison (along with her young daughter) because she admitted to having a single glass of wine on the plane en-route. After international outrage, they’ve since been released. The UAE are supposedly our allies…

Sharia Law in Dubai. Not sure how accurate this is. The laws seem to change per offense (kinda like the vague and indecipherable  Twittter and FaceBook Terms Of Service rules).

No pop stars, no vocal show offs, no overpaid social justice warriors “taking a knee.”

[Top .gif: A sphere has a constant diameter, and so does a Meißner Tetrahedron, discovered in 1911. Here’s the book used in the graphic example above.]


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