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Hot Links of the POGO

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Linda never listens.

Riding a Paternoster.

Thermostat Repair 101.

How to brush your teeth.

Best team mascot trick ever.

Here’s a map of pubs in the UK.

I watched this, and I’ve got nothing. Honest.

This Seattle trucker had balls of steel. Had.

Two hundred and seventy white garbage bags.

Little Red Riding Hood makes another observation.

Walt Kelly sings “I Go Pogo.” More musicalness here. Related post here.

This guy is good, but he can’t do it without the black felt. Watch full screen.

Dating advice for males only: The Universal Hot vs. Crazy Matrix. [h/t Octopus]

Miles Davis was amazing, at least until 25:37 when he suddenly becomes Smiles Davis.

[Top image from here.]

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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.

 


What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

What’s wrong? The decor is horrible, the colors clash, the cat is locked in the ice box, there’s no beer in the fridge, there are no visible firearms and Veronica’s not naked.

What am I missing? Help me out here.

[Found here via here.]

WWI – Navy Aircraft deployed to Nova Scotia

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

 

– A Curtiss HS-2L at U.S. Naval Air Station Halifax, circa 1918. Crates containing the first two HS-2L flying boats arrived at the station on 17 August 1918. The first aircraft was assembled and successfully test flown two days later.

The second-oldest military airfield in Canada, the Shearwater air station at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has been home to Canada’s naval or RCAF maritime air squadrons since its inception in 1918.

[Image & caption found here.]

Election Day 2018 – The Mid Terms

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Let’s stop the march of socialism in the USA.

Young people don’t know what it means to live under socialism because they’ve been lied to all their lives about it. They’ve never spoken with anyone who risked their lives to fight it and/or escape it.

VOTE

The Percolators – Wilco & Roger

Monday, 5 November 2018

[Image found in here.]

Hot Links of the Old West

Sunday, 4 November 2018

“…and for those who didn’t pay attention – good luck.”

“This is your Captain speaking…”

60 year old Ben Hart is addicted to break dancing.

Piers Morgan is an idiot.

Shinehead O’Connor is an idiot.

Jackie The Lion is not an idiot.

West Nile Virus distribution. Yeah, there’s a correlation alright.

Donald Trump ain’t right, man.

Neighborhood donut shop patrons buy entire inventory each morning so shop owner can be with his ailing wife.


True Story:

Grampa told me of a gaffe he and his brothers used in church. It’s called “The Angel Speaks.”

Get a thick wire coathanger, cut a 4-inch section. Bend it into a “U” shape, then bend the ends 180 degrees down. Get two small rubber bands and loop each one through a metal washer, hook the bands onto each side of the “U”. The gaffe is ready.

Wind up the washer tight, hold it in place, then sit on it, preferably on a wooden pew. When the time is right, lean over, raise a cheek. The washer is released with a loud “BRRRAAAAP!”

Depending on the design, preparation and control, you may be able to get up to 3 farts out of it.

Oh, and always look at the kid next to you in complete disgust each time you rip one. This works on steel folding chairs, too, but the noise sounds like a jackhammer.


Repost: How to make a carrot shooter.

[Top image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Stop-Motion Pumpkin Carving, Dangerous Dinner, The Growlers & Bite The Buffalo

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Stop-motion pumpkin carving is awesome. Many gourds sacrificed their lives [via].

“If you steal the kill, and nobody is hurt, that’s when you can relax.”

Hunting without killing is ballsy as all get out. Psych out the predators and steal their stuff before they figure out what’s going on and they kill you [via].

The Growlers is an excellent name for an excellent semi-retro band. I love ’em.

Bite The Buffalo is an excellent name for an excellent semi-retro band. I love ’em.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something different tomorrow. Or not.

2018 Grumpkin

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The missus carved this one freehand.
It’s the Oogie Boogie Man (as if it wasn’t obvious).

[Related posts here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Teensy Weensy Weaponry, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, John Lee Hooker w/ Carlos Santana, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Etta James & others

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Small firearm demonstration [via].

One of the greatest spaghetti western themes ever, composed Ennio Morricone, performed live by the The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Sarah Hicks.

John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Paul Butterfield, Etta James and others, live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco on 18 July1986 [via]. I think that’s Elvin Bishop stepping in about 00:06:40.

Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow for other inane stuff.


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