Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Saturday Matinee – The Growlers, Leo Bud Welch & J. Geils

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Did I post this before? I still like this song by The Growlers. It’s retro rock on many levels.

Leo “Bud” Welch is now into his eighties and only recently began his recording career. Here’s his website. Classic Delta blues mixed with the Chicago sound.

RIP John Geils.

That clip is from 1972 and features the classic J. Geils Band line up. I didn’t find out about those guys until a couple of years later when I got hooked on the sound and the fun. None of the players in his band stood out as heavy hitters individually, but as a group they kicked ass, with Danny Klein, Magic Dick Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, Peter Wolf and Seth Justman. They lost me in 1980 with their move to pop rock.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember what Easter really means tomorrow.

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Fang Blenny

Thursday, 13 April 2017

I presume that’s the skull of a fang blennie, and one species injects an opioid venom to mess with their predators’ brains.

The fang blennies have, generally speaking, evolved into rascals. Their ancestor probably used its fangs to scoop flesh out of bigger fish, much like the non-venomous bluestriped fang blenny does today. It’s a visual mimic of a cleaner fish, which allows it to get in close without raising an alarm. Then it strikes. “A total asshole move, of course, since that bigger fish is going to take this out on the next innocent cleaner wrasse it encounters,” says biologist and study co-author Bryan Fry of the University of Queensland.

[Description and image found here, via here.]

Holy Crap. I want one.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Stuck in traffic? No prob. “Outta my way, butthead!”

[Found here.]

Syncopated Polyrhythmic Hot Links

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Mark Twain’s study was designed to simulate the pilot house of a Mississippi steamboat.

Rogue Punctuation Nazi strikes after-hours in Bristol, England. He specializes in fixing apostrophe errors on business signs.

Need a Computer Science paper at the last minute? This generator is for you.

I knew that rebooting and hitting F8 gets you into safe mode for trouble shooting. Here’s what the other keyboard function keys do.

The Frog Survey Letter” went viral a couple years ago.

Never heard of Hooverball? Now you have.

Click “play.”

Like early jazz? You’ll love this free download of 1920s recordings. It’s six hours of syncopated awesome.

[Top image found here.]

Yoneji Inamura’s Contribution To The World: 20,000 Beetles

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Although [Yoneji] Inamura created several sculptures out of beetles, he spent 6 years in the 1970s constructing this one, which has become his masterpiece and the largest sculpture he ever made. When it was done he donated it to the city.

The sculpture, made from rhinoceros beetles, winged jewel beetles, drone beetles, longhorn beetles and other types of local beetles, depicts the senju kannon bosatsu (1000-armed bodhisattva), a popular Buddhist deity in Japan.

[Click on the smaller images to enlarge. More here, found here. Somewhat related posts here.]

Well-Balanced Photography

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Human selfie stick.

[Found here.]

Headless Templates

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Yep, that’s a 1930s precursor to photoshop. More info here.

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 27 March 2017

 

Beware the updrafts. I wonder if this is the same guy.

[Found here.]

Cloudy with a 40% chance of Hot Links

Sunday, 26 March 2017

How to ruin the game of Darts.

What if James Brown didn’t feel good? This amused me.

Angry customer complaint dates to 1750BC.

Can you spot the error(s) in this 1816 painting? I spotted three. Okay, 2-1/2. [Found here.]

I, kea.

It’s called the WTF Mobile.

From the Holy Crap Department: A dwarf star trapped by a black hole (only 2.5x the distance between the Earth and the Moon away)  completes an orbit every 28 minutes –  at a velocity of 1% of the speed of light!

All you need to know about developing nuclear weaponry.

What did Donald Trump Tweet about YOU? Find out here.

Q: Why did early cartoon characters wear gloves?
1.  Speed.
2.  Contrast.
3.  They were minstrels.
The correct answer is 4. All of the above.

Beetle Ball

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

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


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