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Archive for the ‘True Stories’ Category

Naked Black Chicks

Monday, 25 March 2019

That’s not Photoshop.

They’re an Indonesian breed, they’re black inside and out (and no, they don’t lay black eggs). You can tell when they’re cooked because you don’t get food poisoning.

That’s a true story.
This is not.

[More info here, and yeah, the title is for click bait only.]

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Imagine If This Were Your Kid Hot Links

Sunday, 24 March 2019

In January of this year, The Washington Post, CNN and others selected and excoriated an innocent 16 year old kid for doing absolutely nothing other than to tolerate loud, racist harassment by leftist adults who appeared at an orchestrated event designed to advance their own political agenda.
Now he’s got a hammer.


Ra, Ra, Ra.

Fart Jokes.

No respect.

In the zone.

Pole dancer.

Cool trick, bro [via].

Didja all see that? I fixed it.”

Need snakes? Here’s a cool DIY trap.

I’m not even going to try to explain this.

The first muppet to star on a TV show wasn’t Kermit).

Socialism explained by someone who lived under it: 1 2 3 4.

The Hippy Dippy Weatherman first appeared on The Jimmy Dean Show in the early 1960s.

A hipster threatened to sue MIT Technology Review for using his photo in a story on how all hipsters look alike, then found out it’s not him in the photo. TRUE.


From the Talking Heads Department:

The wheels are coming off.

Breaking news / bombshell / tipping point / the walls are closing in / the beginning of the end.


[Top image found here.]

Ra The Cat

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Okay, so like over a thousand years ago B.C. there was this Egyptian sun god named Ra, and he was pretty powerful. You’ve probably heard of him.

There was also a god named Apep or Apophis or something. He was a snake, the god of the underworld in charge of the forces of chaos and evil. The sun god had had enough of Apep‘s assholery and decided to take him out. Ra heard that Apep liked hanging out around a certain sacred sycamore tree.

Ra thought about it for a while, and instead of burning Apep to cinders with his sun god eyes, he decided to turn himself into a cat with a beard and a knife, find the sacred sycamore tree, and kill him. (He forgot that cats don’t have hands, but he ignored that part.)

Apparently Ra cut Apep pretty good, but he didn’t kill him, so he dropped the cat costume, went back to being the sun god and pretended it never happened. I think he was embarrassed.

Under a sacred sycamore the sun god Ra, in the form of a cat, slays the snake Apep (or Apophis), god of the underworld and symbol of the forces of chaos and evil. Detail of a wall painting from the tomb of Inherkhau (TT359).

New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

[Image & caption found here, via here.]

Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delightful Butt Music

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

[Hieronymus Bosch‘s Butt Music found here.]

Woman Attacked For Taking A Selfie In A Zoo.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

She entered the zoo enclosure illegally, turned her back on a predator to take a selfie and fortunately survived the attack. The jaguar was held for questioning and released on its own recognizance. Authorities are trying to determine if this was a hate crime as the jaguar is black.

[Image found here. Related vid here.]

The Leaning Tower of Britten

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Brilliant.

Ralph Britten purchased a water tower from the nearby town of Lefors, Texas, transported it to Groom. The tower was intended to supply Britten’s remote truck stop /restaurant and tourist information center with water, but he found a cheaper supply and installed the empty tower as an advertisement on Route 66.

Britten’s business burned to the ground, but his water tower still stands.

[Image and story found here. Related post here.]

Resonantly Oscillating Magnetic Hot Links

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Nice English.

Airport FAIL.

Daddy’s home.

Service with a smile.

Kid trolls a fraudster.

Make America Grate Again!

Piercing cast iron skillets.

Piercing a concrete bunker.

Cowboy ethics [h/t Nancy H].

Does this ever happen to you?

Something happened in January 2017.

One full minute of Holy Crap They’re Idiots.

Keeping it real with people.” Idiocy on parade.

Charity hits the donation jackpot but doesn’t get jack [via].

Billy Gibbons sums up the longevity of ZZ Top in two words.

Obnoxious, offensive and shameful. “Environmental Injustice?”

“We are building an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. This dark time in America must come to an end.”
– Sunrise Movement

Sara Blažević and Varshini Prakash started the Sunrise Movement. Both are amazing pieces of work.

Sara Blažević, a student from Swarthmore College said, “Communities all over the world are currently feeling the effects of extreme climate change and environmental injustice. This global crisis will only continue growing unless society’s power-holders throw their weight behind solutions to climate change, instead of remaining complicit with environmental destruction.”

Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation creeps me right out [via]. If that doesn’t bother you, this should.

[Top image from here:
“Illustration of a spin in a Bloch sphere showing
a) precession in the laboratory frame due to a static magnetic field followed by
b) the usefulness of considering this in a rotating frame and finally
c) the magnetic resonance effect due to a resonantly oscillating magnetic field.”]


[Bonus Update: Trailer for upcoming movie.]

Driftwood Charlie’s Contribution To The World

Monday, 18 February 2019

In 1947 the doctors said that Charles Kasling had only a short time to live unless he moved to a hot, dry climate. First he moved to the Death Valley area, and in 1960 he left for Yuma, Arizona, where Driftwood Charley’s World of Lost Art was created.”

Social Security records indicate Charles Kasling was born July 10, 1901 and passed away in March of 1985, a testament to desert living.

Unfortunately most of his artwork has been destroyed by vandalism and the elements.

[Postcard image found here. More about Driftwood Charlie here and here.]

Occasional Cortex Hot Links

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Cat rescue.

Not alotta Lada left.

Veinte Ideas Increíbles Con WD-40.

“History never repeats itself, but it rhymes.”
-Mark Twain (or someone).

Dude is amusing. Death metal meets the Beatles.

Toyota key fob battery dead? Locked out? Can’t start your car? Try these hacks. Might work for other brands, too.

Fun Facts To Know & Tell: Every amoeba is a clone. If someone named Cathy owned one for a pet, it would be Cathy’s Clone.

Gary Sinese (aka “Lt. Dan” in the movie Forrest Gump) received a surprise tribute from service members, 1st responders & Hollywood celebs.

Universal Basic Income: Finland’s experiment (to reduce their 9% unemployment rate by handing out free money) lasted a little over one year. [h/t rightymouse]

What Americans Must Know About Socialism.

Venezuelan immigrants speak out: “You do not ever want anything close to socialism.”

[Top image: Alexandria Occasional Cortex & Friends. h/t Octo.]

The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Hot Links

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Ziggy.

Timbuk3.

On “White Privilege.”

On “Democratic Socialism.”

My cat is pregnant and she’s very upset.”

I’ve got to go to work at 5AM.

Wanna know how to win the Lottery? Pay attention.

Wanna know how to win a game show? Pay attention.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex, then feed it to a meerkat on camera. (h/t Kat)

They had feathers, were about the size of a turkey, didn’t live in the Jurassic Period and were about as intelligent as a board with a nail in it. The Truth About Velociraptors.

These Velocipedes were large and fast, but they were not predators.

[Top image: Those hipster shades are pre-1844.

These prescription sunglasses and carrying case were owned by Hyrum Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Image found here, caption here.]


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