Sunday, 8 January 2017
Agoraphobic? This SpyCam Suit records 360° videos of your surroundings so you can walk around with your eyes closed and check out your surroundings in private later.
“Watch Yo Mouth.” Nope. Not gonna play that game. Ever. [via]
From the Fun Facts to Know and Tell Department:
Americans say, “Van Go,” the Brits say, “Van Goff.” Neither pronunciation of Vincent Willem Van Gogh‘s surname is correct. In Dutch, it’s “von khakh,” with “kh” as a guttural [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑn ˈɣɔx] but if you can’t handle gutturals, it’s pronounced “Vahn Kahk.”
Night Flight OPs video aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is pretty cool [via].
Victor Davis Hanson on the 2016 Presidential Election.
Captain James Kirk on the USS Zumwalt.
How long is a slip? According to the Americans with Disabilities Act Section 235.2 it’s 40 feet.
10 minutes; 1 minute; 10 seconds – A Speed Drawing Challenge. This fun exercise has been around for decades as a way to teach students how to sketch. It forces you to focus on the essentials.
[Top image found here. Looks like me when I was 12.]
Friday, 6 January 2017
[Found here and here. Unfortunately I lost the link to the first one.]
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Clever stuff by Danish artist HuskMitNavn.
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
[Via email, h/t Nancy H.]
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
“If you can find a job that you would do without being paid, that’s what you should do.” – Harley Warrick
Large abandoned structure in Dillonvale, Ohio, in Jefferson county. Mail Pouch Tobacco ad barely visible.
That’s Mail Pouch barn painter Harley Warrick (1924-2000).
Here’s an excellent tribute site to those who travelled the sticks to hand-paint the ubiquitous advertisements:
Mail Pouch Barnstormers.
That quote on top? It’s similar to what my own grampa told me:
“Find something you like to do, figure out how to get paid for it, and you’ll never work a day.”
Sunday, 1 January 2017
In hexadecimal, we are now in the year 7E1 Anno Domini.
At one second after 1:01AM on 1 January 2017 we’ll have another numerical palindrome:
1117111 = day / month / year, hour : minute : second.
If you missed that, there’s also this one: 1/1/17/1:11.
2017 is a Prime Number, Mertens function zero.
2017 is also a sexy prime, meaning that there’s another prime number (2011) within six digits in the numerical sequence.
20/17 is pretty good vision, too.
Nostram salutem MMXVII. Now go kick ass.
Saturday, 31 December 2016
2016 was a bizarre year at TR Central HQ. Lotta stuff went down (like income) but a lot of stuff went up (like medical insurance). We lost some good people, too…
Happy New Year’s Eve to all you lurkers, followers, commenters, re-Tweeters, linkers and “Like Button” clickers. A little positive feedback goes a long way and keeps us from rolling it up and moving Tacky Raccoons to the dustbin of the internest. In fact, your responses affected our decision to cough up some bucks to purchase a Premium account with WordPress. It took 9-1/2 years to hit the storage limit on their free platform, and now we have enough pixels in reserve to last for the next 25 years.
Special thanks to those who donated their hard-earned clams to our PayPal account. We don’t beg for it, never will, and we are grateful for your generosity.
We wish you all a prosperous & healthy New Year.
Bunk P. Strutts
Friday, 30 December 2016
[Found here and here. Top .gif is my own, a Christmas present from Bunkessa.]