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Posts Tagged ‘Buster Keaton’

The .Gif Friday Post No.478 – Hare Transporter, Prep School Flappers & Buster Keaton

Friday, 7 April 2017

[Found here, here and here. And yeah, I made ’em flap.]

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On This Day Awesome Happened.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Keaton Hardy Laurel

[Found here, and if you don’t know who they were, click here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.377 – Break Dance Bear Classic, Morticia & Gomez Dance Hard & Buster Keaton Escapes From Himself.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Break Dancing Bear
Dance Hard 24
Buster Keaton Escapes

Yeah, that be some classic retro stuff from top down.
[Found here, here and in here.]

Mr. & Mrs. Keaton

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Keaton

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Vietnamese Coffee, One Small Plate For Man, Virtual Choir 3.0 & Buster Keaton

Saturday, 11 August 2012

How To Make Vietnamese Coffee.” (Hint: Step 1. Go to Vietnam.)

Neil Armstrong’s “That’s one small step for man…” could be translated “Un petit pas pour l’homme,” and the title of the film is “Un petit plat pour l’homme” can be  translated as “One Small Dish For Man”

3rd year animation project (assigned subject “Kitchen”) from Charron/Onectin via email. Very cool.

Eric Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir 3 is awesome and kinda creepy at the same time.

His call for the Virtual Choir 3.0, which included a purpose-built website to make video collection easier and more uniform, set a new record. It included 3476 videos from 76 different nations, including one from Vanuatu. That is the video you see above.

[Found here.]

Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy The General is based on a real event. In April 1862 a group of Union volunteers hijacked a Confederate train in Georgia and led the rebels on an 88-mile, six-hour chase through the state, tearing up tracks and cutting telegraph lines as they went and releasing cars behind them to slow their pursuers. The conspirators ran out of fuel just short of Chattanooga, their goal, but the Union awarded a Medal of Honor to most of them for the exploit.

“I was more proud of that picture than any I ever made,” Keaton said in 1963. “Because I took an actual happening out of the … history books, and I told the story in detail, too.”

[Found here.]

That’s probably enough stuff to keep you out of trouble for a while. Have a great weekend, folks, and hope tomorrow is cooler.

Saturday Matinee – Knuffingen Airport, Buster Keaton & Fatty Arbuckle, Gene Vincent, The Bees, Doug & The Slugs

Saturday, 19 November 2011

This is the biggest little airport, and it’s awesome. [via]

How to eat spaghetti correctly. Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle in 1918.

How to rock correctly. Gene Vincent in 1964.

Dedicated to the OWS crowd who can’t figure it out on their own.

Doug and the Slugs was a great bar band, fronted by the late Doug Bennett. and there’s proof.

Have a great weekend folks. Bunk off.

Saturday Matinee – Chip Test, Unethical Football, Burnside & Woods, Rancid, and Buster Keaton

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Memory chip testing WIN!

Awesome play. (Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Kitty.)

Country Blues, with Johhny Woods and R.L. Burnside. Woods teamed up with Mississippi Fred McDowell during the 60s blues revival.

Burnside learned from McDowell who lived in the next county over, but never got much attention until the 90s. Burnside and his family, tired of the life of sharecroppers, moved to Chicago in the early 50s. Subsequently his father, uncle and brother were murdered there.

In 1959 he returned to Mississippi, and was convicted for murder himself, and served time at the Parchman Penitentiary. He was freed after only six months… via a bit of chicanery.

Rancid‘s “Time Bomb” was a retro ska hit in the early 90s.

Buster Keaton, aka The Great Stoneface, was a classic. Grab a beverage and a snack and enjoy a blast from the early years of comedy. Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow.


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