Sunday, 12 February 2017
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.
Friday, 10 February 2017
[Found here, here and here. Un-jitterfied the first one, and the 2nd one didn’t happen. As for the third, check out the embolisms.]
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
“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.]
Monday, 6 February 2017
[Photo taken from a cool birdfeeder camera, found here via here.]
Sunday, 5 February 2017
THIS is a happy dog.
THIS is a happy sloth.
THIS is a link to a zoomable image of Trump’s Inauguration.
10 things you probably didn’t know about Chester Burnett [via].
The Hamilton Face Band featuring Ruth Underwood.
Still not sure who Ruth Underwood is? Try this.
Frankie and Bobby – a review of Bob Zappa’s memoir.
Check out these dragster bicycles. [h/t Carl L. via email]
Remember your / your dad’s / your grampa’s Sting-Ray? I don’t either, but here’s a short history. Its precursor was owner-modification – remove and reverse the handle bars from an old Huffy, angle them upwards like steer horns and remove the plastic grips; then hit it with sandpaper so it rusts and looks badass. Gears? You got one, and hand brakes were for pussies. Clip playing cards to the forks with clothespins for motor sounds. If you scored a Sting-Ray, the next thing was to save up for a sissy bar so you could pop wheelies effortlessly and be the envy of the kickball crowd.
Batbot is cool.
How to cook shrimp in 3 seconds [h/t Bunkessa].
Need cutting edge website design? Your search ends here. (Thanks, Bloort!)
[Top image found here. Spot the aberration.]
[Confidential to Randy L. of Bellingham for YKW: Muchisimas grassyass!]
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.
Friday, 3 February 2017
[Found here, here and here.]