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Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Hot Links with Daisy and Joe

Sunday, 19 August 2018

THIS is amazing.

Tarantula Tacos?

Remembering Triggly Puff.

Stuff I never knew about petticoats.

Cats during an earthquake in Japan [via].

The Dancing Plague of 1518 killed hundreds of peasants in Strasbourg Germany.

The Laughing Epidemic of 1962 affected hundreds of people in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).

Got a critter trapped under the kitchen counter? It might not be what you think it is.

In the past six years (2002-2018) there have been three recorded deaths in the US from snake bites during religious services. Pastor Cody Coots survived a bite to the face. Jamie Coots, Cody’s father was bit on the hand and died in 2014. (Pinkard and Bowden addressed this practice in 1984.)

About Hollerin’. Wanna hear some? Leonard Emanuel was one of the best.

Petticoat Junction triviaEdgar Buchanan (aka Uncle Joe Carson) was a dentist in real life. He’s pictured above with Irene Ryan (aka Daisy Mae “Granny” Moses) on the set of The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.

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Saturday Matinee – Cyriak, Zappa, Traffic & Aretha Franklin

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Cyriak outdoes himself creepy-wise, with “Indigestion.” [Found here.]

Frank Zappa‘s final live performance (with backup by Pražský výběr) 1991, Prague, Czechoslovakia, shortly after the collapse of the USSR. Long intro, but worth the listen.

Traffic, 1971. We played their albums in college so often that if you held the vinyl to a light you could see through the grooves.


A great cultural icon passed on this week. She possessed one of the greatest voices in the business, singing and performing gospel, blues, R&B, jazz, soul and pop. Multiple generations grew up listening to her recordings, myself included.

What a natural. Only 22 years old in 1964, and she was already amazing. Respect indeed.
R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018).


Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

The Friday .Gif Post No. 546 – Crab Shell Molting, Hippo Roll, Dance Hard & Lil’ Demon Photobomb

Friday, 17 August 2018

Dang. I lost the source links for these (despite the watermarks) so I need to tighten up. If anyone has the original links, I’ll update with credit. The 3rd one reminded me of the last one (which is one of my all-time favorites.)

Archemedes’ Ladder?

Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Taihang Mountain Spiral Staircase. There better be a cold beer at the top of that flight.

Someone more talented than I should animate it.

[Found in here and here.]

“Yeah. My dog ate my stash, man.”

Thursday, 9 August 2018

[Found here.]

Ball Busting Hot Links

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Party Cat.

Funny Gull.

Chickenado: “Trust me! I can get us out of here! This way!”

Antnado: “Army ants are one of the most efficient killing machines in the animal world.”

Buddy Hackett went out for a pizza.

Foster Brookes came in for a roast.

The walls are closing in. Pass it on.

Social Breakfast Media Club.

No reason those people should have not been wearing life jackets.


From the Economic Funnies Department:

Taxation is theft.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains economics in 39 seconds.

Ocasio-Cortez supporters discuss socialism.


Saw this message on a church sign recently:

HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS.
TEXT & DRIVE IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM.
DRINK & DRIVE IF YOU WANT TO MEET THE OTHER GUY.

[Top image from here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 544 – Precision Machines

Friday, 27 July 2018

[More here.]

Attitude is all about perception and vice-versa.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

[Found in here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 543 – Shirley Tadpole, Puppy Jumper & The Last Dinosaur

Friday, 20 July 2018

[Found here, here and here]

The Witch of Endor

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, 1526.

Okay, so here’s the short story as I understand it.

The Prophet Samuel was dead. Saul, King of Israel and Judah, was kinda nervous, and he needed a strategy to combat the assembled armies of the Philistines, but dreams, prophets (and parts of a breastplate worn by the High Priest to communicate with God) left him with no answers.

The Philistines wanted tribute, i.e, a protection payoff, and King Saul was tired of it.

Saul couldn’t think for himself, so he did what anyone in his position would do: search for a witch who could talk to the dead. Since necromancers had been thrown out of the Kingdom by Saul’s own decree, he put on a disguise and eventually found one in the remote village of Endor.

The witch contacted the soul of Samuel. Samuel was pissed at Saul for bothering him and gave him a load of crap. Then he stated that Saul’s army would be defeated the next day, and that the King would die. Saul freaked out.

Being a compassionate witch, she tried to calm him and insisted that he stay for supper. She fixed him a cheeseburger or something, and Saul left for home.

The next day King Saul’s army was defeated, and Saul committed suicide to fulfill the prophesy, circa 1012 BC.

At least that’s what I got from Wiki. BTW, apparently necromancers were also talented ventriloquists, and they didn’t work for free. Go figure.

No idea how the painting fits in to all of this, but there you go.

[Images found here and here.]


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