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Practical Inexpensive Theft Protection

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 by

[Found here.]

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College Thanksgiving Break FAIL

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 by

[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 4 December 2017 by

[Found here. More in the “NMHT” category here.]

Employee Of The Month Hot Links

Sunday, 3 December 2017 by

The Fallacy of the Heap. One hair does not make a beard, therefore a beard doesn’t exist.

Walk like an Egyptian. The Cleverlys cover The Bangles.

Talk like an Architect. Say stuff like this and everyone will go “Wow.”

Bear pants for only $50 here.

Highway 51 BluesCurtis Jones recorded it sometime in the late 1920s or 1930s, and it was covered by Bob Dylan in 1962. (Jones also toured with a minstrel show.)

I have a digital collection of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time that I obtained entirely by accident. Guess what No. 1 is (and it wasn’t recorded by Muddy Waters).
Now guess the name of the band that made No. 2 on that list.
No peeking.In the lyrics of those 500 songs, the words love, I’m, oh, know, baby, got and yeah had the most usage in order of frequency, so if you’re a songwriter, “Know, baby, I’m got love, oh yeah,” is a winning phrase.

Bunkessa just informed me that she was named “Employee of the Month” where she no longer works. AWESOME.

[Top image from here. No idea who she is, but she’s pretty and obviously deserves the Award.]

[Updated top image for privacy reasons. New image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Christopher Ameruoso, Sonia Sanchez, & The Rave Ups.

Saturday, 2 December 2017 by

Don’t know much about these two, but I’ll say this. Christopher Ameruoso has a nice cigar-box slide style, but he’d do better without his cutesy mugging. On the other hand, any woman who can slap a lime green stand-up bass like Sonia Sanchez gets my vote.

Serious PsychoPunkaBilly there, and Sanchez slaps the hell out of that bass. Let’s take it down a notch. I was about to post The Rave Ups’ classic “In My Gremlin” but maybe we should go with this instead.

What a great groove. The Rave Ups were underrated and deserved more recognition IMO, but MO doesn’t count, by the way.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something different tomorrow.

P.S. To the guy who got out of his truck to tell me that my brake lights were out, THANK YOU. It explains a couple of close calls I saw in my rear view mirror…

The .Gif Friday Post No. 512 – “Does This Ever Happen To You?”

Friday, 1 December 2017 by


All are clips from late-night TV ads for helpful gizmos. The lady in the gray pullover goes through a dozen eggs every morning, but Tape Measure Guy is my favorite.

[All .gifs found here via here.]

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I ordered a small pizza with pineapple…

Thursday, 30 November 2017 by

[h/t Nate L.]

Best Pants Ever.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 by

[Found here.]

New Additions to the French Military – Eagles

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 by

The eagles are trained to capture small UAVs, aka “drones” that may pose a danger to aircraft or are being used for nefarious activity. They’re raised in captivity and trained as hatchlings to associate UAVs with food. The French program was adapted from one developed by the Dutch.

Royal eagles, which can hunt prey up to 25kg – the size of a deer – are often used by the programme due to their strength.

In the Netherlands, the use of eagles in police work sparked animal welfare concerns among falconers. When eagles intercept a drone, a pressure of 250kg per square centimetre is exerted on their claws.

Dutch police told the NRC daily newspaper that their eagles have so far not suffered any problems from intercepting small drones, but that larger drones may damage their claws. Eagles in the French programme wear kevlar and leather claw coverings as a protective measure.

[Story here, via here, video here, h/t Nancy H.]

Thanksgiving Pageant ca. 1910 Louisville, Kansas

Monday, 27 November 2017 by

[Image found here.]


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