Advertisements

Posts Tagged ‘hot links’

Hot Links with Daisy and Joe

Sunday, 19 August 2018

THIS is amazing.

Tarantula Tacos?

Remembering Triggly Puff.

Stuff I never knew about petticoats.

Cats during an earthquake in Japan [via].

The Dancing Plague of 1518 killed hundreds of peasants in Strasbourg Germany.

The Laughing Epidemic of 1962 affected hundreds of people in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).

Got a critter trapped under the kitchen counter? It might not be what you think it is.

In the past six years (2002-2018) there have been three recorded deaths in the US from snake bites during religious services. Pastor Cody Coots survived a bite to the face. Jamie Coots, Cody’s father was bit on the hand and died in 2014. (Pinkard and Bowden addressed this practice in 1984.)

About Hollerin’. Wanna hear some? Leonard Emanuel was one of the best.

Petticoat Junction triviaEdgar Buchanan (aka Uncle Joe Carson) was a dentist in real life. He’s pictured above with Irene Ryan (aka Daisy Mae “Granny” Moses) on the set of The Beverly Hillbillies, 1968.

Advertisements

Drawing The Wild Hot Links

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Croc crock.

Dealing with ghosts.

How to draw a hole.

How to draw a ladder.

Card magic with cheese.

Cows herd car thief to police (infrared video).

Cambodian DIY snake trap (NSFK). Those boys caught a big one.

TRUE. A dentist travelling to the Arab Emirate of Dubai from London was sent to prison (along with her young daughter) because she admitted to having a single glass of wine on the plane en-route. After international outrage, they’ve since been released. The UAE are supposedly our allies…

Sharia Law in Dubai. Not sure how accurate this is. The laws seem to change per offense (kinda like the vague and indecipherable  Twittter and FaceBook Terms Of Service rules).

No pop stars, no vocal show offs, no overpaid social justice warriors “taking a knee.”

[Top .gif: A sphere has a constant diameter, and so does a Meißner Tetrahedron, discovered in 1911. Here’s the book used in the graphic example above.]

Non-Stop Barking Hot Links

Sunday, 22 July 2018

The Dentist.

The Chiropractor.

She Thinks I Steal Cars.

Welcome to the 419 Eaters.

Slavery: What They Didn’t Teach in My High School.

This [from the “What The Hell Was He Thinking?” Department].
That [from the “What The Hell Was He Driving?” Department].
The Other [from the “Why Twitter Was Invented” Department]. Sound up.

Fuman Musicoloco the Juggling Drummer. Scroll down for the video.

Walter E. Williams on “Russian Collusion.” It’s not what you think it is.

Found in 2013, planet Kepler 78b, 700 light years away, orbits its star in just 8.5 hours. Its top layer is a rolling ocean of lava that reaches temperatures of 2760°C.

U.S. Marines held a training exercise (in a faux village) with Mexican Marines and a Royal Canadian Army infantry force at Camp Pendleton on 3 July 2018:

The squad of Mexican marines stepped deliberately through a narrow alley, their rifles scanning windows and roofs for any potential danger. The village seemed calm, with some local residents milling along the market street amid the occasional sounds of bleating goats.

But the blast from an improvised explosive device near the patrol broke the calm, and the Mexican force joined by several U.S. Marines for the security mission were soon under gunfire from unknown shooters in what looked like a coordinated attack.

[Link, with video here. Related post here.]

And yes, the neighbor’s little yappy dog has been going at it since 5pm. It’s now midnight…

[Top image: W.C. Fields drills Elise Cavanna as Zedna Farley looks on in The Dentist, 1932.]

 

Reeb Lope-a-dooie Nedloag Hot Links

Sunday, 15 July 2018

In 1893, the average beer consumption [in Cincinnati] was 40 gallons for every man, woman and child – 2-1/2 times the national average. [From Cincinnati’s Rise and Fall as a Brewery Town.]

Little Kings Cream Ale” is sold in 8-packs of little green 7-ounce bottles across the nation. It was the result of a request by Ted Gregory (aka “The Ribs King“) to the Schoenling Brewery Co. when the beer taps went down and his customers didn’t want to pay for 12-ounce beers to go with their shots of whiskey. TRUE

Fun Facts to Know And Tell Department:

[Via the US Postal Service Website]: The following live, day–old animals are acceptable for mailing  when properly packaged: chickens, ducks, emus, geese, guinea birds, partridges, pheasants (only during April through August), quail, and turkeys. Day–old poultry can be delivered to the addressee within 72 hours of the time of hatching, except for Sundays and Holidays. Also included in the list are Baby Alligators, Baby Caimans, Chameleons, Frogs, Lizards, Newts, Reptiles and Amphibians, Salamanders, Tadpoles and Toads, and Giant Bone-Crushing Weasels. (Okay, I added the last one.)
[h/t Mrs. N. Mr. N. opined that the chicken chicks are being used as drug mules.]

Mail Order Dog.

Giant Bone-Crushing Weasels are estimated to have been about the size of a Jaguar.

Life at the Boeing Field Apartments reminds me of these classics:

Gary: Landlord of the Flies.

Shut Up, Little Man!

Steve Goodman sings backward.

Goodman was also the author of The Best Train Song Ever and it saved Arlo Guthrie’s career.

[About the Title: My high-school geometry teacher could speak backwards, phonetically, and that’s how he pronounced “Golden Hudepohl Beer.”]

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot Links

Sunday, 8 July 2018

#OpenBorders

Fun Facts about Woodstock.

Three hours of swamp sounds.

Buster Poindexter‘s weather report.

A cricket chirping, slowed down 800%.

The best advertisement for Tobasco Sauce ever.

Everyone should have The Happy Honk. [h/t MC]

Guy cashes in his Karma Points and walks away uninjured.

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress is very cool.

This is my new favorite song again because it fits my attitude.

Holland–Dozier–Holland. You’ve heard their stuff (including this).

Martha Reeves was born in Alabama, but pulled off a convincing British accent in this interview.

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.  If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell

More George Orwell quotes here.

[Top image: The thermometer on our patio at 4PM Friday. Saturday morning I had to let the shower run until I got cool water. By Monday I’ll have changed my mind about getting a/c again until the next heat wave.]

A Murmeration of Hot Links

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Wow.

Aphid.

I want this.

Oh Scheiße” indeed.

Say “nanner” eight times, then click this.

B&M Brown Bread tastes good hot or cold (so they say).

How much was a slave worth 150 years ago? $0 in the U.S.

“Capitalism is not a sufficient condition for freedom, it’s a necessary condition for freedom.”
Milton Friedman on US slavery, capitalism & colonialism.

A flock of starlings is called a “murmeration.” Check out this one.
[h/t Octopus]

The great internet aggregator known as StumbleUpon is going away after 16 years. Thanks for all the fun links.

[Top image: My 12-inch 33 rpm vinyl soundtrack from David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD is worth more than my entire collection of Beatles albums, and my unworn copy is apparently worth $100 – $150. I once made a cassette tape to engulf and spook the neighborhood one Halloween, but the Missus complained, so we compromised and I played Tom Waits‘ “Bone Machine” instead. The following year The Missus asked that I not play “Bone Machine,” so I replaced the Neighborhood Halloween Ambiance with Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and everyone loved it. TRUE STORY.]

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Hot Links

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Summertime 1936.

Butterfly airport.

Give her my love.”

My Dog Is An Awsome Dog.

Grampa Strutts had one of these. He had one of these, too.

This came up in conversation recently: My Best Shot. I can’t prove it, but it happened.

Since 1997 it’s been the law, but now it’s a crisis. Check this out, & pay close attention to what Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera says.

BADASS: What This British Special Forces Sergeant Did To Six Taliban Terrorists Is Incredible (NSFK).

The ancient engineers of Stonehenge and other neolithic sites apparently used the Pythagorean Theorem (a2+ b2= c2) some 2,000 years before Pythagoras was born. Very cool.

Speaking of Stonehenge, here are 20 things that happened to that happened to other bands in real life.

[Top image found here. Story here. Related posts here.]

Totally Blasphemous Hot Links

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Oopsies [via].

Ouch mouse.” lol.

Tear-able Cloth is kinda cool.

Catch ‘im! Catch ‘im, Daddy!

This should be an Olympic event.

There are no 1st Amendment Rights in the UK. #FREETOMMYROBINSON.

Motivational speech on growing up in the Boonies.

All you need to know about nephron capillary beds.

THIS woman is a feminist. THIS woman is not a feminist.

The Kit-Cat Klock is 85 years old this year. Yeah, I have one.

Rebecca Black on The Tim Conway Jr. Show. (Don’t remember her? She’s the girl whose 2011 YouTube video went viral.)

Woodpecker filled microwave antenna with a few acorns [via].

Got a notification from WordPress recently – I’m guilty of blasphemy. This innocent post has been censored in Pakistan after The شريعة Internet Police filed a complaint (yet they didn’t have a problem with this one.) Background story here.

[Top image found here.]

The Hot Links Whisperer

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Crookes’ Radiometer doesn’t work in a complete vacuum because there’s no heat transfer.

Flight 25 podcast is entirely bitchin’. “Extended One-Hour Space Age flight featuring lounge and surf musics, and other galactic goodies…along with various stops in between.” This has been stuck in my head for decades.

Q: “Why are Saturn’s rings flat? Why isn’t the debris dispersed equally around the whole planet?
A: Because physics.

This past week a swarm of Lake Erie midges was spotted and tracked by Doppler radar in the Cleveland Ohio area.

Meanwhile, The WSJ declared a crisis: Why a Decline in Insects Should Bug You.

Walter E. Williams explains the difference between capitalism and socialism.


The missus attended an estate sale today, paid $10 for a set of cups, saucers, plates and a platter. This site offers replacement items, same vintage, same pattern, for $214. WIN!

The History of Pottery of Sebring, Ohio.


From The Fun Facts To Know And Tell Department:

I’d rather be a hamster than an ale; If I could, If I would.

Simon and Garfunkel scored a hit in 1970 with “El Cóndor Pasa.”
An earlier instrumental version made the charts in 1963 by Los Incas.
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed (by the son of Daniel Alomía Robles, the Frenchman who composed the song in Peru in 1913) was resolved amicably. The copyright dates to 1933.
It is revered in Peru as a song of national pride, and is the equivalent of “God Bless America” in the US. [h/t ricedelman.com]


[Top image: Eskimo Safety Matches found here.]

Sunny And Warm With A Chance Of Scattered Hot Links

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Sikh Humor.

The pasta race.

There’s nothing here.

How to use a step drill. [h/t Lucy D.]

No A/C? How to make a swamp cooler.

Organic farming: Weeding without pesticides. [h/t Alan U.]

The 5th Amendment of the US Constitution addresses Double Jeopardy. It prevents one from being prosecuted for a crime, acquitted of that crime, and being prosecuted again and again and again, for the same crime, until a conviction is obtained.

The protection from double jeopardy is over 2,355 years old and is one of the oldest legal concepts in Western civilization.

The Attorney General of New York Barbara Underwood wants to rescind the 5th Amendment. REALLY.

30 years ago he spoke into his watch and owned a driverless car. Then he ate a cheeseburger.

[Top image from Camel eats cactus, found here.]


%d bloggers like this: