Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

The .GIF Friday Post No. 473 – Death Defiance, Bouncing Bananas & Hypnocraft

Friday, 24 February 2017

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bananas

hypno-craft

[Found here, here and here. BTW, the secret to levitation may be found in here.]

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“What the hell’s a two-lane Highway? OuttaMyWay, Butthead!”

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

wide-ride

Cadillac prototype illustration by automotive designer Wayne Kady. [Found here.]

Hot Links of the Ogliocene

Sunday, 12 February 2017
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A pile of half-eaten specimens of the small camelid Poebrotherium show that the entelodont Archaeotherium was in the habit of grabbing these little herbivores, bringing them back to a cache site, and consuming them. Or, at least one Archaeotherium was doing this, anyway.

How to levitate.

Do not enter void.

Dogs knocking down kids.

From the Amusing, Sad & Pathetic Department:
Montana Natural Man Ernie Wayne TerTelgte was arrested for fishing without a license (and resisting arrest) and defended himself in court. Watch the video, then read this.

THIS is just wrong. He thinks he’s a woman who believes she’s a snake. [Warning: Extreme body modifications NSFK.]

Think you’re good at spotting spelling/grammatical errors? I thought I was, but I flunked this test.

The only time Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy appeared together on television was on Ralph Edwards‘ show “This Is Your Life” in 1954.

About that SuperBowl ad by 84 Lumber

If you like our Sunday potpourri of miscellaneous links, the entire archive is here. That in itself should keep you busy for about a week. If there’s something you’d like to see more or less of, lemme know.

Top image found here, via here. Those are Hell Pigs eating proto-camels somewhere in North America. They stood 4 feet tall, weighed up to 930 lbs, were fast, and were related to whales, not pigs. In other words, they were ancient land sharks.

Saturday Matinee – Basic Mud Hut Construction, The Clash & CTA

Saturday, 11 February 2017

How to build a shelter without modern tools in under 15 minutes. Okay, it’ll take a while longer (“The whole hut took 9 months from start to finish“) but it’s still cool. BTW, every Boy Scout knows an easier way to start a fire.

The Clash‘ “Charlie Don’t Surf” was not featured in the 1979 movie “Apocalypse Now” as it was recorded a year later for their 3-record album “Sandinista!

When their earlier LP London Calling was released in 1980, critics said that Springsteen’s upcoming double-disc album The River would outsell the Clash effort and wipe away any impact. Joe Strummer‘s response was: “Right Bruce. Suck on this!” The band then expanded Sandinista! into a triple album.

The song was based on a quote from the movie, and the groove is a good one.

Classic percussion funk-jam-rock by The Chicago Transit Authority (aka CTA, aka Chicago) from 1969 as performed by founding member Danny Seraphine in 2006.

Here’s a related video that we probably posted before.

Have a great weekend folks, and keep us up to date on your mud hut progress.

The Apache Revolver (ca. 1869)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

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The Apache Revolver is the Swiss Army knife of guns. Designed in the early 1900’s by the french gang Les Apaches this weapon was easily concealed and it is said that one bullet would always be left out of the chamber so as to not shoot yourself while it was in your pocket. Its range was very limited due to its lack of a barrel but it was an effective tool due to everything it could do, this weapon could shoot, cut and hit and could be easily folded up and placed in your pocket. Sheer Genius.”

The Wikipedia entry contradicts that description. This multi-purpose weapon was presumably designed by Louis Dolne of Belgium in 1860, went into production in 1869, and was discontinued by 1900. Here’s a quick video.

[Top image and caption from here; 2nd image from here.]

Schwartzenauga

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

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[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Rudy Mancuso, Frank Zappa, Bobby Bare & OJAY

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Yeah, I’m easily amused, but the bubble wrap effect is awesome.

Animated 1971 interview of Frank Zappa (Mothers 2.0 era). 1971 was a bad year for FZ. The animation has a poor caricature by someone who doesn’t know what FZ looked like back then, yet some of the comments are classic non-politically-correct statements.

This seems to be turning into another accidental eclectic collection, and since tomorrow is SUPERBOWLLI let’s go with one of the most popular football songs of all time.

The Pride of Ironton, Ohio, Bobby Bare‘s 1976 hit “Drop Kick Me Jesus” was voted one of the most popular of the classic football-themed songs on this site, at least in the comment section.

Here’s a heavy-duty banger-thumper.

Dude’s got some good licks with a nice rhythm recoil.

Have a great weekend folks, and I hope Atlanta kicks the crap out of New England just because.

Saturday Matinee – In The Box, Balance, Android 207, MTM & The Growlers

Saturday, 28 January 2017

That video reminds me of this classic:

Which reminds me of this one:

Which reminds me of something entirely unrelated:

That TV theme song was sappy, annoying and cloying as hell, but everyone had a crush on Mary (including me) once she tossed her hat in the air for some unexplained reason. She did it every week, so I guess she had a lot of hats. RIP MTM.

Then there’s these guys. Kinda Kinks, kinda Doors, kinda Byrds, kinda stuff I kinda like. [h/t Bunkessa. She says they’re a “look at your shoes” band.]

Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Red Skelton, George Thorogood, Chuck Berry (with Keith Richards & Linda Ronstadt) & Postmodern Jukebox

Saturday, 21 January 2017

The late comedian Red Skelton‘s greatest soliloquy is as relevant today as it ever was.

George Thorogood‘s excellent cover of the Hank Williams classic seems appropriate.

From the 1987 rockumentary “Hail, Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” on Chuck Berry‘s 60th birthday concerts. If I recall, the video has some amusing footage featuring Berry schooling Keith Richards on playing Berry and telling him to quit messing with the amp settings.

Postmodern Jukebox covers Cage The Elephant. I would have lost a bet on the origins of that song.

Have a great weekend, folks. Every little thing’s gonna be alright.

Swingline Alien

Thursday, 19 January 2017

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[Found here.]


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