Nyctanthous Hot Links

Harlem Nocturne, The Viscounts (1959) The Viscounts’ only hit was released in 1959 and peaked at No. 53 on Billboard’s Top !00. It was re-released in 1966 and made it to No. 39.


Double Lou.

Solar panels.

Bumbling bees.

Ripped jeans & sunburns.

Now about those face apps.

This is on my Gotta Watch list.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

The last Blockbuster store Tweets.

Star Trek death rates by uniform color.

Random stuff video has some funnies.

Pick one, hit play and close your eyes.


[Top image: I was looking for something to go with the music and found Fleur de Guerre, a vintage model from the UK. Her Twitter profile states, “I like old stuff, wrestling & heavy metal.”]

From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

Will it be Covfefe or Trunalimunumaprzure? Election Day 2020

If in doubt on a Proposition, vote NO.
If in doubt on any Candidate, ABSTAIN.
If anyone asks you how you voted, LIE.

ICYMI: 1st unintelligible word in title is Trump‘s classic;
2nd babblecluster is Biden‘s.

[h/t AoP.]

64.7% of Non-Registered Eligible Voters Support a 3rd Party

According to a recent survey conducted by StruttsPolls™ a large majority of 22 year-old white male non-registered eligible voters would support a 3rd party because they couldn’t remember the first two.

64.7% of the non-registered voters polled in Rudy’s backyard last weekend said that they’d register to vote if the Party Party was established. The remaining 35.3% wavered between the Toga Party and the Hot Chicks Naked In Jacuzzis With Beer Party.
[Story courtesy Strutts News Services.]

10/10/10 10:10:10

You missed it, didn’t you?

For this Auspicious Occasion, it was our intention to announce the Wiener of the Poll. We can’t… there is a tie. Planetross and Wheels each garnered exactly 21.43% of the vote. (You can view the entries and poll results here.) So to be fair, we’ve gotta have a runoff poll.

Voting is open for one week only, and the clock is ticking, so Wheels & Planetross, rally your troops.

And for the folks who are sponsoring this Competition, here’s another plug:

You can find millions of personalized gifts, hooded sweatshirts and 2011 wall calendars at CafePress – for any topic, interest or brand!

The Entries Are In! Vote Now!

After sifting through hundreds of entries, here are the Finalists as chosen by our crack team of webminers. Now all you gotta do is vote for your favorite joke, and next weekend we’ll award Le Prix de Impressionnant.

Finalists’ entries are below the poll.

Here are the entries in the order received:


This one’s my original:
If you know what brand of beer your dog prefers, you might be a redneck.

Tattoo Jim
This is one my grand-dad used to say:
Just keep smiling… it makes everybody wonder what you’ve been up to.


phil cordery
one of my father’s on other people’s driving habits
“You couldn’t drive a greasy stick up a dead dogs arse”

Chuck Gibbs, RN
I think it was Baxter Black who published a list of cowboy wisdom ‘don’t’s which included:

“Don’t fry bacon in the nude.”
“Don’t squat with your spurs on.”
and my personal favorite:
“Don’t drink downstream from the herd.”

Sexual harrassment accusation – “He explored more bottom than Jacque Cousteau.”

Of course, the difference between naked and nekkid always made me laugh. Naked you don’t have clothes on, nekkid you don’t have clothes on and are up to something.

Point to ponder – If space travelers made it to Earth, indicating a technology gap (like throwing rocks compared to nuclear weapons), why would they need big honkin’ navigation lights on their terrestrial exploration vehicles? What could they not avoid or, better yet, what could even remotely come close to hittin’ them?

Saw a interweb post recently ranting about a lady shopper racin’ through the local store where the blogger shopped, almost causing cart-related accidents hither and yon. She wrote of wanting to shout at the reckless women something to the effect of “Slow down ! You’re not shopping for jack rabbits (although that would be way cool) !”

I had a custom button made once that read, “If you can’t get your work done in a 24-hour day, work nights.”
I’m also fond of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival winner: “Hedgehogs. Why can’t they just share the hedge?”

If a kid refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?

“Raisins are inbred.”

Vote Like You’ve Never Voted Before.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, is California’s Primary election. For those of you on the west coast, the ballot initiatives are probably the most important of the mess.

As for me, I’m voting NO on every initiative except for Prop 13. It’s a good measure, and has no opposition. Owners of existing buildings should not be penalized by property tax reassessment for seismic retrofitting.

As for the candidates, Meg Whitman gets my vote for Republican nominee for governator, and conservative Chuck Devore deserves to  go to the U.S. Senate. The other candidates for other seats don’t matter much.

Now, Steve Rocco is another story. I’m tempted to vote for him just for the hell of it because he pissed so many people off. Here’s a guy who was elected to the board of the Orange Unified School District without even campaigning. He beat out the other contenders with a pair of nothing, and once elected, it took weeks for the OUSD to find out who and where he was. He’s a bizarre dark stocking cap with black sunglasses who’s full of conspiracy theories, and was arrested for supposedly stealing a half-empty bottle of catsup from an OUSD cafeteria. Now he’s running for Public Administrator.

Sounds like a great candidate. Write in Bunk Strutts instead.

Saturday Matinee – Freedom, World Climate Control, Flo & Eddie, Neil Young (and A Poll)

Sure it’s simplistic, with the 1949 cartoon stereotypes and all, but that doesn’t make the message wrong. Worth watching.
[Found by danrudy here.]

Koko and Fitz try to change the climate.  Fleisher’s “Out of the Inkwell” series was nothing less than bizarre, and this is a good ‘un.

How ’bout some Flo & Eddie. Nobody got the joke, and the Turtles were fairly successful.

Neil Young’s “Powderfinger” was one of my favorites.  Never stopped to wonder why.

We don’t do many polls here, but we like to hear from you quiet ones from time to time. There’s no risk, your votes are completely anonymous. Just click as many as you like.  Consider it your contribution to the TR Steerage Committee.

Stump Bunk


We’re up to about 17 regular viewers here after thousands of hours of effort, and it’s starting to pay off.  As we drift aimlessly into Our Third Annum of existance, our Crack Team of Webminers suggested another poll.  It’s a very simple yes/no thingy, and it’s free.

CTW thought we might want to venture into the realm of comments, i.e., post nothing of substance, but use the post itself as a comment generator.

We’re gonna ignore the poll for now, but leave your pertinent questions in the comments section and we’ll respond after leaving the toilet seat up and flushing with our feet. Depending on the volume (of questions) we may answer all in one post, or spread them out over the lawn to hose ’em down later.

Sesame Street Spoiler

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YAY! Corduroy flares!
(Looks like fun, but I’d rather be Bert and avoid sniffing the pit.)

[Image found here.]

[Update:  Mrs. Strutts ID’d  Frank Oz on the right, but doesn’t know who Ernie’s right hand man is.  Of course, that’s Jim Henson’s in the middle.]

[Update 2:  Welcome Neatoramanauts! Tell the divine Ms. C that Bunk said Howdy.]

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