Stupid stuff I didn’t want to throw away just yet.
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We’ve featured the Top Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 2 August 2007 and this year is no different. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2014). NR indicates Not Ranked.
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No. 11/nr/74 – Cute Baby Giraffe
No. 10/2/10 – 10/10/10 10:10:10
No. 9/11/21 – Death Row Barbie and Other Science Fair Projects
No. 8/nr/28 – How To Really Piss Off A Golden Retriever
No. 7/3/5 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come
No. 6/1/3 – Capybara Lapwarmer
No. 5/nr/48 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 297 – Page Turner, Giraffe Gymnastics & “Did You Catch That?”
No. 4/5/15 – Babe Cannon
No. 3/7/24 – “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”
No. 2/nr/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1
And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:
The .Gif Friday Post No.133 – Needlepoint Dog is Awesome!
“Needlepoint Dog” is a new entry in the Tacky Raccoons Blogoversary Hit Parade, with a score of 1/nr/19. We posted it on 25 June 2010 just days after it appeared at the source. Within 5 days of posting, it spiked, then went relatively dormant traffic-wise until February of this year and it’s been in the No. 1 slot for 6 months straight.
Not only is the concept great, the animation of the reverse side is even better. Congrats!
Although Tacky Raccoons doesn’t attract a lot of comments, we appreciate the “likes” and those who “follow” us. Now let’s talk Twitter. We’ve had an account for several years as an experiment to see how many followers we could get with the stated intent of providing absolutely no content and about 30 people played along. This is going to change.
Starting today, anyone who follows @BunkStrutts will get automatic notifications of new posts, perhaps some occasional inane snark from me, and all in fun. We’ll see where it goes, and if it clogs up my email inbox with too many Tweet notifications, I’ll deal with it. (There’s a button on the upper right sidebar to beam you over to Twitterville, too. You don’t need to sign up to Twitter to read it. We’ve done the same with FaceBook, even though I don’t use it much).
Wish you all the best,
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We had to watch that in junior high school. We all snickered to ourselves and laughed out loud afterwards. Once school let out, we went trolling anyway:
“Hello, Mrs. Jenkins? This is Bob from Hi-Times Liquor. Your husband left his wallet and motel key on the counter.”
“You Asked For It” was an early television show that pulled in viewers by asking for requests. This one shows some old carnival gaffes, some of which are still employed.
Bob Kuban & The In-Men had their one hit in 1966 with “The Cheater” and the song fits. (Irony note: Kuban was killed by his wife’s boyfriend in 1983.) I couldn’t find a live version, but this works.
That’s our collection for this episode of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks and we’ll see you tomorrow whether you like it or not.
Alison Brown has got to be one of the best banjo pickers I’ve ever heard. Very few can play like this without the comfort of studio editing.
Here’s Ricky Skaggs on mandolin, 7 years old, with Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass.
Here’s Ricky Skaggs’ classic “Highway 40 Blues” with the seminal bluegrass backup band, the Boston Pops.
Carl Perkins was one cool rockabilly cat. He’s got an interesting back up band in this video… too hot to handle and too cold to hold.