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Dripping The Light Fantastic Hot Links

Sunday, 9 December 2018 by

The future’s so bright.

Things are getting better.

Two idiots and a lotta birds.

Mama needs a new hip bone.

Carnival scams are winnable, but…

The Smothers Brothers still kick it.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Man [via].

Why you shouldn’t put Christmas lights on Palm Trees.

[Portrait of Bill Murray from here.]

 

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Saturday Matinee – G-AAH, Billy Strings, Billy Gibbbons & Stéphane Grappelli

Saturday, 8 December 2018 by

Aviator Amy Johnson was honored with an Underwood typewriter animation.tribute [via]. She achieved worldwide recognition when, in 1930, she became the first woman pilot or aviatrix to fly solo from England to Australia. She flew the G-AAAH Jason, a second-hand trainer airplane.

Billy Strings [h/t windbag].

Billy Gibbons with ratrods [h/t Octopus].

Stéphane Grappelli

Great early morning road trip music back when I was running early morning road trips. 1930s sunrise swing always worked for me.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

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

Friday, 7 December 2018 by

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 by

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.

Retro Reflections

Thursday, 6 December 2018 by

Not sure what make/model the car is, but the reflection is interesting. I messed with it a tad. It’s definitely not what I expected.

[Top image found here.]


[Update: The car year/make/model has been confirmed. Details here.]

A Small Problem.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 by

[Found here.]

Yep. This deserves a selfie.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 by

[Found here.]

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

Monday, 3 December 2018 by

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 by


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].

Saturday Matinee – Robot Attack, Weasel Pops, Speedgrass & Mall Boogie-Woogie

Saturday, 1 December 2018 by

Nice amateur work: “Four years ago I set out to make a short film with my two boys and an iPhone. It’s done now. We hope you like it.” The background story is pretty cool, too [via].

Talent Night: Be patient with this one. The kid’s good, and I bet he’s a fan of PDQ Bach.

How ’bout some Speedgrass?

Fast pickin’ by a band with a great name: Trampled By Turtles. They have to change their strings each time they play that one.

Okay, so where do we go from here? Oh wait. I know.
How ’bout some British shopping mall piano boogie-woogie?

I don’t know who those two are, but they appear on several videos at the same location.

Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here in the wee hours. Or later.


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