Superbowl LVII Hot Links

 

Farr Away Blues, The Farr Brothers (1947)  Texans Hugh & Carl Farr were both performing before they were in the double digits of age.  They were the most influential fiddle-and-guitar duo in the history of country & western music, and were long-time members of The Sons of the Pioneers. More about the Farr Brothers here (.pdf download).

Mr. Dressup.

What it says.

Nice engines.

More Bernies.

Liberace’s duck.

Analyzing Bimpson.

The Finch Smugglers.

Lil’ Wally [via Memo Of The Air]

Pet parrot left home and learned Spanish.

Resurrecting the Photobooth [via Mme. Jujujive].

Someone doesn’t want amish the game [via Bunkerville].

[Top image: NFL logos for Philadelphia Eagles (1933) & Kansas City Chiefs (1963).


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Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

Bottom image is a photo of a 1947 football game, mangled with the Deep Dream Generator. (Original image below the break.) Continue reading “Stuff I Do When I’m Bored”

The .Gif Friday Post No. 731 – Bollard Fake, Go Away Balloon & A Fan Dance

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 720 – Nautilus Smile, Gameboy Sniff & 3 Strikes Football

[Found here, here and here.]

Footballhead

The Colonel -1981 Eastern Kentucky University yearbook

In the 1920’s, Eastern students who wished to be known as something other than “The Maroons” voted for the Leopard as the school mascot. A plan to purchase a leopard from the Memphis, Tennessee zoo came to nothing and the students remained Maroons.

In 1963 President Robert Martin established the Colonel as the mascot, who continues in that capacity to the present day. The original Colonel design was by Louisville Courier-Journal editorial cartoonist Hugh Haynie.

[Top image found here, background story from here.]

Absurd.

Now about those bacteria/virus-laden spit valves…

What’s more inane than that? Masks for pictures of people on freeway billboards.

[Top image via FB, h/t Paul Y. ]

Still Life With Dove

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.

 

Saturday Matinee – Rudy Mancuso, Frank Zappa, Bobby Bare & OJAY

Yeah, I’m easily amused, but the bubble wrap effect is awesome.

Animated 1971 interview of Frank Zappa (Mothers 2.0 era). 1971 was a bad year for FZ. The animation has a poor caricature by someone who doesn’t know what FZ looked like back then, yet some of the comments are classic non-politically-correct statements.

This seems to be turning into another accidental eclectic collection, and since tomorrow is SUPERBOWLLI let’s go with one of the most popular football songs of all time.

The Pride of Ironton, Ohio, Bobby Bare‘s 1976 hit “Drop Kick Me Jesus” was voted one of the most popular of the classic football-themed songs on this site, at least in the comment section.

Here’s a heavy-duty banger-thumper.

Dude’s got some good licks with a nice rhythm recoil.

Have a great weekend folks, and I hope Atlanta kicks the crap out of New England just because.

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