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Bigass Shiny WTF

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Caption (from source) :៧. សួតសេះដែលសប់ខ្យល់ពេញ
Google Translate detected Khmer: 7. suot seh del sabkhyal penh

In English: “7. The pneumonia is full of rain.”

Based on the translation, I’m guessing that those are a pair of whale lungs that are full of water… but I’m wrong. According to the Daily Mail, they’re a pair of fully inflated horse lungs.

Next question: Are they wet and shiny, or are they dry and marked with chalk?

[Found here.]

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018, is the biggest travel day of the year according to AAA.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Coincidence? I think not.

[Found here.]

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful…

Monday, 17 December 2018

Russia, Yamal Peninsula. The ‘chum’- the Nenets’ dwelling – is as mobile as they are. It consists of long sticks, and stitched reindeer skins stretched over it. The image was taken by Vladimir Alexseev.

[Image and caption found here.]

National Gross Domestic Hot Links

Sunday, 16 December 2018

DJ Marshmallow is awesome [via].

Dontcha just know it. Cuba cuba cuba cuba

They named the student, but won’t name the badgering teacher.

Savannah College of Art and Design students opine on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when they’ve never heard of him.

Can’t score off the referee. Nope. (Was that one of the Hanson Brothers?)

Top 10 GDP By Country 1960-2017 is an interesting graph animation. Russia fell off the map in 1993 and didn’t make the Top 10 for 20 years. China made the list in 1993, and look what they’ve accomplished since then. [Found via here].

Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a pretty and innocent classic song about flirting, nothing more (despite what the SJWs would have you believe).

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: The USS California, christened in 1908, was sunk in 1918 by a German U-Boat.  The USS San Diego, christened in 1914, was sunk in 1918 by the same U-Boat… yet the United States lost only one ship during WWI. Amazing that only six lives were lost. The latest story (with photos and sonar imaging) is here.

“The difference between a good officer and a poor one is about ten seconds.” —US Admiral Arleigh Burke (1901-1996) More here.

A 3,000 year-old penguin “super colony” was recently discovered in Antarctica, and the UK Daily Mail has to explain what guano is.

Penguins migrate.

[Top image: One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst had a fascinating life story. More here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 562 – 7 December 1941 We Remember

Friday, 7 December 2018

The missus’ Uncle Harry was there. The Japanese were strafing the airfield, and Harry dived under the heaviest piece of equipment he could find.  He found out later that it was an ammo truck.

Harry survived the attack. Many did not.

That’s a scan of my late Dad’s rubber stamp. He used on all his snail-mail correspondence.

[Related posts here.]

Retro Reflections Part II

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Okay, so I was curious about the image previously posted here, trying to suss out what make/model/year the car is, as the source didn’t identify it. Tineye had nothing, and a Google image search of classic car grilles didn’t help.

Then I found a link to another image search engine:Looked pretty cool, so I decided to take it for a spin, and my question was answered instantly.

Awesome.

Huang Yung-fu’s Contribution To The World: Painted Village, Taiwan

Monday, 3 December 2018

What started as a hobby became something with more of a purpose. Local families were protesting the scheduled demolition of an abandoned 1940s military encampment just on the outskirts of Taichung. Huang Yung-fu, who is now known as ‘Grandpa Rainbow’ is a veteran with no previous professional trainings. He just picked up a paintbrush about 4 years ago and the whole neighborhood is his huge and borderless canvas to paint.

[Images and caption found here via here.]

“Hold Still – This Won’t Hurt A Bit” Hot Links

Sunday, 2 December 2018


Police Blotter: Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson says a woman dialed 911 when she heard what sounded like a violent altercation between her neighbors at a Maple Road apartment complex.

“One of the neighbors had heard somebody yelling – a female yelling … she was possibly being hit – yelling, ‘Stop! No!’” The concerned party also said that, in between shouts, she heard a repeated loud noise. And now, the rest of the story…


This interview is over.

This  town is too dark.

This database is too white.

Wipeout: The ending is awesome.

Stax Records had an amazing line up of talent.

“Lavender Blue” was recorded in 1959 by Sammy Turner, and includes the phrase”Dilly Dilly.” The poem/song dates to 17th century England.

The Evolution of The Na Na. They missed a few, but it’s still a good collection [via].

1944 vs. 2014 interactive photo collection is awesome. Click (or drag to fade) any WWII image to see what it looks like a century later. [h/t Nancy H.]

It’s only “…a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the US.” Yeah, right. You know they’re bad news when even los Mexicanos quieren que se vayan.: “We want the caravan to go; they are invading us. They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.”

Top image from Bad Stockphotos [via].

Snark Rules.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018


Okay, that was clever but seconds later I got a pop up from MalwareBytes that looked kinda like this:



If intended, that is some awesome trolling.

[Top image found here, and you’re on your own with that linky. Heat shields up.]

Thanksgiving 2018

Thursday, 22 November 2018


Food, football, and…oppression. That’s what Thanksgiving has come to mean to many Americans. Back in 2007, Seattle public school officials made national news by describing the holiday as a “time of mourning” and a “bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal.” This new narrative describes the Pilgrims as arrogant oppressors who fled persecution only to become persecutors themselves, depriving Native Americans of their land and their lives. But this is wrong on every count.

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

This is kinda fun, too.

Have a great Thanksgiving, folks, and remember to pray that we may always celebrate this important Holiday. – Bunk Strutts

[More Thanksgiving-themed posts here.]


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