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Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Still Life With Dove

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Saw a young dove outside our garage late this afternoon. I think it knows how to fly, it just doesn’t seem to see the importance of it yet.

He/she didn’t seem too bothered by my presence, so I went back inside for my camera. Somehow it managed to make an arrangement of river rocks, a plastic colander and a rubber football in an inverted Rubbermaid trash can lid. I decided to take a pic from another angle, and when I downloaded it I found this:

I pity the cats that mess with this bird.

 

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Monopoly – The “I Can’t Even” Version

Monday, 18 June 2018

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

Saturday Matinee – Alt Math, Rag’n’Bone Man & Tom Waits

Saturday, 16 June 2018

This is scary. The Correct Answer Is 22.

Rag’n’Bone Man‘s cover of the Stones “Gimme Shelter” is killer.

More about that talented Brit via Wiki:

Rag’n’Bone Man’s first hit single, “Human“, was released on Columbia Records in July 2016. It peaked at number one in the Official Singles Charts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland. It was certified Gold in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.

That’s is an entirely different version and a precursor to the one I’m familiar with:

Tom Waits is amazing.

Have a great weekend, folks, and for Fathers’ Day, buy your Dad a big bacon cheeseburger with fries and a pint of stout. He’ll love it, despite what your Mom says about it causing tumors in rats.

Beethovenfries

Friday, 15 June 2018

Gustav Klimt, Beethovenfries (detail), 1901/02

The theme of the frieze is based on Richard Wagner’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

[Found here.]

[Update– Somehow I lost a day. The .Gif Friday Post will appear next week.]

The War To End All Wars.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

[Found in here.]

The Hot Links Whisperer

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Crookes’ Radiometer doesn’t work in a complete vacuum because there’s no heat transfer.

Flight 25 podcast is entirely bitchin’. “Extended One-Hour Space Age flight featuring lounge and surf musics, and other galactic goodies…along with various stops in between.” This has been stuck in my head for decades.

Q: “Why are Saturn’s rings flat? Why isn’t the debris dispersed equally around the whole planet?
A: Because physics.

This past week a swarm of Lake Erie midges was spotted and tracked by Doppler radar in the Cleveland Ohio area.

Meanwhile, The WSJ declared a crisis: Why a Decline in Insects Should Bug You.

Walter E. Williams explains the difference between capitalism and socialism.


The missus attended an estate sale today, paid $10 for a set of cups, saucers, plates and a platter. This site offers replacement items, same vintage, same pattern, for $214. WIN!

The History of Pottery of Sebring, Ohio.


From The Fun Facts To Know And Tell Department:

I’d rather be a hamster than an ale; If I could, If I would.

Simon and Garfunkel scored a hit in 1970 with “El Cóndor Pasa.”
An earlier instrumental version made the charts in 1963 by Los Incas.
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed (by the son of Daniel Alomía Robles, the Frenchman who composed the song in Peru in 1913) was resolved amicably. The copyright dates to 1933.
It is revered in Peru as a song of national pride, and is the equivalent of “God Bless America” in the US. [h/t ricedelman.com]


[Top image: Eskimo Safety Matches found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 338 – Sun Pong, T. Rex Geometry & Ringtoss Win

Friday, 8 June 2018

[Found here, here, and here. All three are from this Very Nice .Gif Collection.]

Unshaven.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

I remember her. Thank God I had some common sense and walked away clean. [Found here.]

Sunny And Warm With A Chance Of Scattered Hot Links

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Sikh Humor.

The pasta race.

There’s nothing here.

How to use a step drill. [h/t Lucy D.]

No A/C? How to make a swamp cooler.

Organic farming: Weeding without pesticides. [h/t Alan U.]

The 5th Amendment of the US Constitution addresses Double Jeopardy. It prevents one from being prosecuted for a crime, acquitted of that crime, and being prosecuted again and again and again, for the same crime, until a conviction is obtained.

The protection from double jeopardy is over 2,355 years old and is one of the oldest legal concepts in Western civilization.

The Attorney General of New York Barbara Underwood wants to rescind the 5th Amendment. REALLY.

30 years ago he spoke into his watch and owned a driverless car. Then he ate a cheeseburger.

[Top image from Camel eats cactus, found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Kmac2021, Stevie Ray Vaughan with Jeff Beck, and Don Nix with the Mar-Keys

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Kmac2021 is a one-man Spinal Tap. Reminds me of the vids entitled, “What It’s Really Like To Work In A Music Store.”
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

Okay, so where do we go from here? Goin’ Down.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck covered Don Nix‘s “Going Down.”
I always thought it was a Freddie King song. So what else did Nix do? A lot.

From Wiki: Don Nix began his career playing saxophone for the Mar-Keys, which also featured Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and others. The [1961] hit instrumental single “Last Night” (composed by the band as a whole) was the first of many successful hits to Nix’s credit. […] The Mar-Keys evolved into Booker T. & the M.G.’s.

What a convergence of talent at the right time and the right place. God Bless Stax Records.

Have a soulful weekend, folks, be back here tomorrow.


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