Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

The 1968 Dustbuster Manta

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

“Built from Bizzarrini parts, the Manta was one of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s first independent designs as an independent consultant. He used it to promote and launch Ital Design in Turin. The Manta is remarkable as it was built up from an ex-Le Mans racer and it is one of the first cars the world to use a triple seat arrangement.

Inside the cockpit is an odd layout that seats the driver in the middle of the interior with a passenger on either side. The idea was copied from a Ferrari 365 prototype built in 1965 and it was later, more popularly revived with the mighty McLaren F1. With three people seated side-by-side it must be a particularly tight squeeze as much of the available passenger foot space is occupied by intrusive wheel wells.”

[Images found here. More about the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta here.]

Uropygidian Hot Links

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Dixie.

Our tax dollars at work.

The best Chuck Berry album ever.

Terrence K. Williams is a hoot. Here’s a taste.

Damascus steel from Balls from the bearing.”

Douche in a Camaro [via]. “Notice how everything was just fine until Mr Jacobs called… “

San Diego has a voting registration rate of 117%. This is AFTER purging a half-million inactive voters (i.e., non-residents and the dead).


Happy Birthday to Jeff Bezos, Marco Boogers, George Duke, The Amazing Kreskin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Rush Limbaugh, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howard Stern, Rob Zombie, and someone else whose name I won’t mention but his initials are Bunk Strutts.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image: That’s a vinegaroon. Need one for a special occasion? Click here.]

 

The .GIF Friday Post No. 617 – Lil’ Cheeto Lived, 1 Minus 1 Machine & A Tiring Girl

Friday, 10 January 2020

[Found here, here and here.]

Comment on the top link:

Interesting, as large cats (wild) have an innate ability to attack “from behind”! A zoologist designed a hat/bandana with a printed face on the back, which would keep Mountain Lions at bay, since the Lions thought “the face” was watching them!

‘Splody Throne Hot Links

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Jenga Dog.

Here’s an interesting “What If.

Some good things happened.

5 doomsday predictions that didn’t happen.

The Human Calculator knows math shortcuts similar to the Trachtenberg System. His proposed calendar is cool, too.

Big surf at The Wedge in 2019. Only saw one shoulder hopper.

The word “too” is sexist. That and 22 more examples of PC stupid.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters promised to save a non-existant island.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image: Toilet goes all ‘splody after lightning strikes septic tank. More unusual weather phenomena of 2019 here.]

 

Saturday Matinee – Blind Willie McTell, Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, The Allman Brothers & Buddy Guy

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Yeah. That’s the great Taj Mahal with the great Ry Cooder covering the great Blind Willie McTell‘s great 1928 recording of Statesboro Blues in Nashville Tennessee, September, 2014.

The Allman Brothers covered the same great song.

Speaking of jamming, the great Buddy Guy still does it better than most.

Have a great weekend, my friends, see you back here tomorrow.

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 30 December 2019

[Found here.]

The .Gif Post Friday No. 615 – Scantily-Clad Blonde Eating Cherries, Naked Shoe Girl & A RoboDog Plays In The Snow

Friday, 27 December 2019

[Found here, here and here. h/t Carolyn R. for the 2nd one.]

Calvin sans Hobbes

Thursday, 26 December 2019

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

I’m Dreaming Of A White Hot Links

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Whiplash.

This is Sheba.

A Cutworm Tapestry.

Baboons aren’t very nice.

The Adventure Of The Three Garridebs.

Need a comfort tardigrade? Get one here.

Impeachment: What’s it all about, Alfie?

Don’t drink but want to experience the morning after?
The Hangover Suit is just for you.

Captain’s Log StarDate 26 DEC 2119: USS Enterprise sets out from planet Khanada.

[Top image from J.C. Whitney. That catalogue was awesome.]


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Santa’s Elvis

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Kid’s got a killer costume, and is way cooler than the others.
Blue Christmas, indeed. Don’t Be Cruel, he’s All Shook Up.

[Found here.]


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