War Machines

Collected from around the internest.
The beast at the bottom was found live by Pam M.

More beasts and Babe Magnets in this archive.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 751 – Corny Thumbosis, Virtual BBQ & Zoomzoom Cars

[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Steel Shredder, Egg Cracker, Android 207, Tom Waits & Pink Floyd

Not sure why, but this kind of stuff fascinates me.

Egg-breaking machine complete with egg-breaking porn soundtrack found here.

I ran across Paul Whittington‘s Android 207 a coupla years ago. Seems to fit.

Tom Waits‘ self-accompanied masterpiece “Clang Boom Steam” also seems appropriate.

From the Utoobage description: “The iconic video was created by Gerald Scarfe initially as a backdrop film for when the band [Pink Floyd] played the track on its 1977 In the Flesh tour.”
From the Utoobage comments: “Imagine having to wait 40 years to watch your favorite band’s official videoclip.”

Have a great weekend, folks, and don’t forget that astronomy is gonna happen tomorrow night.

 

Sandy’s Can Cars

Many sources mis-attribute these sculptures to eccentric Australian Albert (Tapper) Torney, but they’re the work of New Zealander Sandy, who sells plans and displays finished models here.

His process is brilliant, meticulous and it’s pure awesome.

[h/t Nancy H. via email]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 429 – Manufacturing Matchbox Cars in 1964

MATCHBOX CARS 1

MATCHBOX CARS 2

MATCHBOX CARS 3

MATCHBOX CARS 4

MATCHBOX CARS 5

MATCHBOX CARS 6

MATCHBOX CARS 7

MATCHBOX CARS 8

MATCHBOX CARS 9

MATCHBOX CARS 10

[This collection of .GIFs was found here. More on Matchbox here.]

Saturday Matinee – Boston Brass, Jazz In My Pants, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jools Holland & Dragstrip Riot

After the atrocities in Boston this week, I was undecided on whether or not to post a eulogy for the dead, a lament for the maimed, or a patriotic kick ’em right in the nuts fight song. I figure the best move is to post videos of what radical islamic supremists hate the most: music, dancing and people having fun.

The Boston Brass. “Blues For Ben” has a funk tuba crank.

Jazz In My Pants -A fun interpretation of  “St. James Infirmary Blues.”

Doyle Lawson/mandolin, Jason Barie/fiddle, Jessie Baker/banjo, Corey Hensley/bass, Mike Rogers/guitar, Josh Swift/dobro, and Carl White/drums at Bluegrass Underground, Cumberland Caverns, Tennessee on July 22, 2011.

Jools Holland & His R&B Orchestra in 2010.

Dragstrip Riot 1958 shows the true evil decadence of the Western world with hot rods, hot chicks, & rock and roll.

That should keep you happy until the next edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks, and pray for the people of Boston.

Vintage Vehicles 28-34

Sent via email, h/t Dan S. – photo sources unknown. Click to enlarge images.

Related posts: Vintage Vehicles 1-9 & 10-18 & 19-27.

Vintage Vehicles 19-27

Sent via email, h/t Dan S. – photo sources unknown. Click to enlarge images.

Related posts: Vintage Vehicles 1-9, 10-18 & 28-34.

Vintage Vehicles 10-18

Sent via email, h/t Dan S. – photo sources unknown. Click to enlarge images.

Related posts: Vintage Vehicles 1-9, 19-27 & 28-34.

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