Posts Tagged ‘History’

75 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Video begins at about 01:50. Top image found here.

OUR 12th BLOGIVERSARY = 13 YEARS OF STUFF!

Monday, 3 August 2020

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On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less. It’s our 11th Anniversary, because this:

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogoversary
3 August 2020 – 12th year Blogoversary!

As of this date, there are  exactly 5,099 posts in our archives, 9,002 comments and 22,991 “shares” that comprise

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for finding the stuff before you did.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different.

–Previous Top 11 hits linked here–

The numbers adjacent to the titles indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third number is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2020).

“NR” denotes “Not Ranked.”

Click on any image below and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


No. 11/NR/411 – Open Your Mouth, Stick Out Your Tongue and Say, “Hot Links.”


No. 10/NR/189 – How To Draw Elbows: A Tutorial


No. 09/10/259 – The .GIF Friday Post No. 472 – Cooler Pwnd, Dance Hard & Warehouse Windsurfing


No. 8/NR/93 – 11 September 2001 – Never Forget.


No. 7/5/17 – Meet The Beetles


No. 6/NR/225- Cliffside Path, China


No. 5/2/15 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 445 – Demolition Demon, Roll Survivor & Rock This Way


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No. 4/6/28 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!


No. 3/NR/9 – An Expensive Ignosecond


No. 2/NR/117 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 421 – 15mph Stupid, Googly Eyes & Still Life With Monkey


And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

Bigass Ammonite Fossil is not a Bigass Ammonite Fossil

Posted on 18 July 2016, this wins with a score of 1/3/44. It made 1st Place in record time (well done, Redditors!)

Thanks for all your visits, favorites and linkys, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

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The Tapestry.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

[Found here via here.]

The Tea Party

Thursday, 30 April 2020

[Couldn’t find the background story anywhere. Image found here.]

Doktorskaya kolbasa

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Russian Докторская колбаса (Doctor’s sausage) had it’s origins in the United States.

The Bolsheviks mismanaged food production resulting in a widespread famine, so in 1936 Josef Stalin sent his food industry administrator to find out what the Americans were doing. Anastas Mikoyan found a lot of bologna.

Here is the exact recipe of Doktorskaya kolbasa that was used as industry standard from 1936 till 1974:

Quantities of ingredients to produce 100 kg of Doktorskaya kolbasa:

    • 25 kg of beef meat
    • 70 kg of semi-lean pork meat
    • 3 liters of milk
    • 2 liters of eggs
    • 2 kg of salt and 200 gr of sugar
    • 30 gr of cardamom
    • 50 gr of ascorbic acid (color stabilizer)

Manufacturing technology included dicing and mixing all ingredients in a homogenous paste, filling the tubes and later drying and boiling the sausage. Final product was incredibly tasty and quite healthy.

At least it was tasty and healthy enough for those who hadn’t starved to death during the famine, or slaughtered during Большой террор.

[Image found in here, story here.]

Bone Cold.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Egyptian bone figurine, 3700–3500 BC (somewhere in that 200 year window). Her eyes are made from lapis lazuli, and she looks cold. She doesn’t look very happy and apparently she was quite hirsute.

[Found here.]

Rum Runners 1920s

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

In October 1919, Congress passed the National Prohibition Act, overriding a veto by President Woodrow Wilson. And so began the so-called noble experiment of Prohibition.

[Found here.]

Head (bread, kneaded)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

[From Hans Prinzhorn’s Artistry of the Mentally Ill (1922).]

The Dorque of WTF

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Arthur William Patrick Albert, aka Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, circa 1874.
That photo wasn’t good enough for him, so he upped the ante.

Yeah. That rocks. Much better.

[Found here.]

Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself Hot Links

Sunday, 15 December 2019

The Ass of the Sphinx.

Archie McFee’s Rubber Chicken Choir. Related link here.

We Build The Wall is under attack by faux environmentalists.
[UPDATE: Commenter Stan noticed that the site’s link doesn’t link properly to the story. Here it is.]

Titania McGrath: One of the best satirical accounts that hasn’t been permanently banned from Twitter: “Heterosexuality was invented by patriarchs as a means to justify their subjugation of women.” 😀


From The Gabba Gabba Hey Dept:

End Of The Century official trailer.

The Curse of The Ramones. Mikal Gilmore lifted most of his material from the 2003 documentary for his 2016 article published in Rolling Stone.

Justice for Damone Ramone.


Read Article I Section 2 Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

If you’re 18 or older, now is a good time to re-read The Bill Of Rights.

No time for that? Constitutional lawyer Mark Levin breaks it down in only 6 minutes.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image: That’s one person’s approximation of the visual effect of a “visual migraine.” They are generally infrequent, usually benign, and last 20-30 minutes. Mine are similar, but look like a thin flashing jagged semicircle of neon white and sky blue shiny tinsel that starts small and gradually expands. No headaches, just temporary visual perception oddness.]


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