Beetle Ball

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 by

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[Found in here. Related posts here and here.]

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Blizzard Forecast for Northeastern US; Canadians Say, “Hold My Beer.”

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 by

[Found here and here and.]

“Smelt ya comin’ a mile away.”

Monday, 13 March 2017 by

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[Found here.]

Beware The Ides of Hot Links

Sunday, 12 March 2017 by

The Ides” is a day of the month in the Roman Calendar that falls on the 15th in March, July & October, and on the 13th in other months. The word is derived from the latin idus, so I cranked up Google Translate. In English, idus means ides. Go figure.

In poverty-stricken communist Cambodia, women are beautiful when they’re bucket fishing and catching snakes.

From the ICYMI Department:
What if Hillary Clinton were male and Donald Trump were female during the Presidential debates? A political science professor at NYU intended to prove that sexism played a part in the 2016 Election, but the result of the experiment wasn’t what she or others expected. Supposedly they’re going to release a video of the full fauxdebate in costume, but I haven’t see it yet.

Cool 24-hour time-lapse from somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

You ever read this short story by Jack London? No? Do it.

Trolls pwnd Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump live cam:

Shia LaBeouf was hoping to livestream his protest of Donald Trump for four years. But trolls kept crashing the party. After having his “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit shut down in both New York and Albuquerque, he moved it to an “undisclosed location” to keep it safe from trolls. But the trolls only said, “Challenge accepted.”

The 7 shortest rock songs to hit No. 1 on the charts. As far as I know, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs still holds the record, clocking in at about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Infinite Jukebox is cool. Choose a song you like that seems to end way too soon, and it messes with it indefinitely. It doesn’t just loop the recording, it turns it into a helix so you can listen to the song until you can’t stand it anymore. So I gave it a test run, plugged in another short hit: The Letter by The Boxtops, and got this unending version – click on “play.” I’m impressed [via].

BTW, Alex Chilton, the gravel-voiced lead singer on “The Letter” was only 16 when the 1967 hit song was recorded.

Meepzorp reports that some great bloggers have moved on:

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to some of our favorite long-time bloggers who have recently passed away:
Gerard Vlemmings: The Presurfer
Kevin Norman Gray: Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Mark Woods: wood s lot

I didn’t “know” them, but I’ve linked to their sites occasionally and they linked back. In the early days of this blog, they were inspirations. R.I.P.

Not sure who that guy is up on top? It’s Jim Peterik.

Saturday Matinee – Three Minutes Till Showtime, The Ides of March, Pink Floyd & Greensky Bluegrass

Saturday, 11 March 2017 by

It reminds me of this song. The Intermission Elf with the dancing hotdogs were scary enough when I was a kid, but this one beats them all [via].

The Ides of March perform their 1970 hit “Vehicle,” (complete with clips of the 1969 lunar landing).

Pink Floyds “One of These Days” was the first track on their 1971 album “Meddle,” performed at Earls Court London in 1994. I love that echo bass hypno jam.

Greensky Bluegrass plays “Time” from Pink Floyd‘s “Dark Side of the Moon” album, and it works.

Have a great weekend, folks. See y’all tomorrow.

The .GIF Friday Post No.475 – Dart Spaniel, Dock’s Hundt & PWNage Retriever

Friday, 10 March 2017 by

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[Found here, here and here.]

He’s a fine upstanding young man who just needs a 27th chance in life.

Thursday, 9 March 2017 by

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[Found here, via here.]

Jumping the Shark in 1974

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 by

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[Found here.]

Action Figures Crushing Beer Cans

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 by

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[Found here, via here.]

Say “Cheese.”

Monday, 6 March 2017 by

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There are two things that cause poverty in this world: Government malfeasance and natural phenomena.

[Found in here.]

Update: P.J. O’Rourke’s book “All The Trouble In The World” is a good read.


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