The .Gif Friday Post No. 703 – OMG A PUMPKIN! Laundrocat & A Cat Thing

[Found here, here and  here.]

Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 12

Steal and repost as you wish.

P.S. That’s my .gif but it’s not my cat photo. We don’t have a cat.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 702 – A Little Shuttuppery, A Wet Stripper & A Reindeer Cyclone

[Found here, here and here.]

 

The .Gif Post No. 701 – 1965 Headbangers, Bollard Checkmate & Making a Bowl

[Top .gif from the intro to this; 2nd & 3rd found  here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 700 – No Double Parking, The Shadow & Windup Dog

[Found here, here and here. This is the 700th T.Gif Friday Post, meaning there are over 2100 .gif animations in the Archive! Have at it.]

Glass’ & Reed’s Contribution to the World

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Mr. Machine is a once popular children’s mechanical toy originally manufactured by the Ideal Toy Company in 1960. Mr. Machine was a robot-like mechanical man wearing a top hat. The body had a giant windup key at the back. When the toy was wound up it would “walk”, swinging its arms and repeatedly ringing a bell mounted on its front; and after every few steps emit a mechanical “Ah!”, as if it were speaking. The toy stood about 18 inches tall (roughly 46 cm).

The gimmick of Mr. Machine was that one could not only see all of his mechanical “innards” through his clear plastic body, but one could also take the toy apart and put it back together, over and over, like a Lego toy or a jigsaw puzzle.

Mr. Machine was one of Ideal’s most popular toys. The company reissued it in 1978, but with some alterations: it could no longer be taken apart (owing to the tendency of very young children to put small pieces in their mouths which could be accidentally swallowed or present a choking hazard), and instead of ringing a bell and making the “Ah” sound, it now whistled “This Old Man”.

This later version of Mr. Machine was brought back once more in the 1980s. In 2004, the Poof-Slinky Company remanufactured the original 1960 version (using the actual Ideal molds whenever possible), which made the original sounds and could be disassembled, and with the intention of being marketed to nostalgic adults as a collectible.

[U.S. Patent image found here. Unfortunately it’s only a single page, but it refers to related patents. Description and more found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 697 – IN-N-OUT, 3X FAIL & Golf on a 386

[1st from a vid from somewhere on Twitter;
2nd and 3rd found here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 696 – The Mask, The Milky Way & The 99 Percent

[2nd & 3rd gifs found here and here;
h/t rightymouse for The Mask.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 695 – Rantbear, Hovertramper & A Light Show

Rantbear made from this image, then I messed with the trampoline colors of a .gif found here, and a blog buddy wanted some weather added to an old Stanley Clarke concert clip.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 694 – How To Win At Cat, Custom Signs & Leaf Drop

[Cat Winning h/t rightymouse. Signing Lady captured from Biden speech 8 July 2021. Leafdrop found here.]

BTW – this is our 5,501st post!