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Posts Tagged ‘hot links’

Right-Justified Hot Links

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nice groove: The Gaylads‘ 1967 rocksteady version of The Sounds of Silence.

This source states that wombats poop bricks.

This source explains how and why wombats poop bricks.

This source explains what wombats’ poop bricks are used for.

Nice precision paper work.

Nice precision wood work.

Nice precision tile work.

Art. It’s sometimes a misnomer.

“What do you think of Bernie’s tax plan?” These students like it .

[Top image: Animated .gif of Frederica Wilson’s hats.]

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Sculpted and Vitrified Hot Links

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Got a notice this week from the gas company. For the past two months we’ve used 9% less gas than our most energy efficient neighbors, so tomorrow we’re going to wash the dishes, do laundry, heat the house to comfortable degrees Fahrenheit and break the streak. May we refuse to participate in the divisive shaming of our neighbors on behalf of the anthropological global warming fascists, and let’s work to make Greenland green again.

Maybe sea levels are rising and falling because the tectonic plates don’t sit still.

I never forget a face, and I wouldn’t know if I did.

I’m over 8-1/2 in dog years but I went to elementary school with a girl whose birthday is February 29. She’s as old as I am, and she just turned 15 a few months ago. Go figger.

About goose eggs [SFK, SFW].

About butt-dialing [SFK, SFW].

About voice-overs [NSFK, NSFW].

In mathematics, rules may be tossed to the wind when you employ one or more of these time-tested proofs., but they also work for any serious discussion on any topic. Related stuff was posted a few months ago:

Schopenhauer’s 38 ways to win an argument exposed underhanded and dishonest tactics in The Art of Being Right (1831). Intended as acerbic snark, how many have you seen used in modern political discourse?

Beware of The Nanny/Caregiver Scam.

Here’s an interesting (yet incomplete) timeline of events relevant to slavery.

Is the end of Moore’s Law coming soon?

British author Naomi Jacobs was 32 when she woke up with a rare form of amnesia. She thought she was still 15, even forgetting she had a son. Her memory came back gradually over eight months or so. Story here [via here]. Not sure if it’s a hoax/fraud to sell a book, but it’s an interesting story.

Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil, Sybil and Sybil.

[Top image: “Woman In Thought” 1958. Sculpted from leftover sewer pipe clay and vitrified. That and more sewer pipe vitrified clay sculptures here.]

 

Big ‘Ol Honkin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Soviet anti-U.S. posters.

Everybody wants to talk with Pee-Wee! Here’s your chance!

Choose a name for your game. Choose wisely, as it can’t be changed later.

Spiral-cut pinapple demonstration vid is pretty cool [via].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: Take a regular deck of playing cards, shuffle them, and spread them out face up. IIRC, the odds of getting that particular sequence is calculated by factorial:
n! = 52! = (1 x 2 x 3 … x 52) = 8.065817517 E+67, or 1 in
80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000, and you just nailed it. The ex post probability of getting that particular sequence is always 100%.

Hypershock vs. Warrior Clan is amusing. The winner took out the other Battlebots with brute force… and a rake.

[Top image from here.]

Mono-polyrhythmical Hot Links

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Kabardian, also known as Circassian, is spoken in the Caucasus. In the sentence “The men saw me,” the word for “saw” is sǝq’ayǝƛaaɣwǝaɣhaś, pronounced roughly “suck-a-LAGH-a-HESH”  [via].

Classic barking cat vid here.

Check out the Paterson-Zwick Construction. Need something a bit easier? Try this.

Untangle the web.

Your Colon Smells Great is the best blog post title I’ve seen so far this year.

I do not like them, Sam I Am.

Oktoberfest began Saturday and a man fights with his shoe.

[Top image from here.]

Homogeneous Diversification Hot Links

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sebastian Junger’s “The Perfect Storm” was one of the best books I ever read twice. The movie version was kinda okay, but it ignored significant details IMO.

Top Ten Finalists for Best Illusions of 2016.

Communists are illegally crossing our southern borders. TRUE.

For only a few hundred dollars you can eat and study Greek philosophy at the same time.

Here’s an interesting Princeton Senior thesis. It explains a lot.

Launched on 17 October 1997, The Cassini Spacecraft has been messing around near Saturn for about thirteen years now, and it’s scheduled to crash and burn on 15 September 2017 after 20 years of service [via].

Making a very stressful salad.

[Top image found here.]

Anthropogenic Global Hot Links

Sunday, 3 September 2017

From Twitter: “I had a floppy disk on my desk and my student said, “Oh cool, you 3D printed a SAVE button.'”

Twitterer plays the drums.

Looky what we found in 2016! It’s an interactive map of discoveries!

¡Viva La Venezuela! Ami Horowitz discusses income equality with NY millennials.

Spin a shiny new penny 10 or more times in a row and it will come up tails approximately 80% of the time. Here’s why [via]. What about flipping an undoctored coin ten or more times in a row? Are the odds 50-50? Not if I do it. It just takes practice – same flip, same height, same catch. Any bets? More coin-flipping cons here.

Oops. Pardon me.”

“These work as screwdrivers, knives and various other multi-tools at the tip of your finger…  also you can shine them with Brasso.” DIY bullet casing hack is cool.

Paul Reubens (aka PeeWee Herman, pictured in 1968 at top) named his stage persona after this. TRUE.

Candy Colored Hot Links

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Major Tom?

Monitor lizards can count up to six. Nobody knows why they stop counting at that number.

Some people will jump off a 33 foot tall tower for $30, and some people won’t.

There’s a lobster loose.

Awful graphics, but the information is interesting when you interpolate it. $100 in Mississippi or Alabama buys about 32% more than it does in New York or California (and a whopping 36% more compared to Washington D.C.).

One-sided negotiation is not negotiation.

This scene creeped me right out.

ICYMI. Yeah, it’s blogwhoring. Hit the tip jar if you don’t like it.

[Top image: The posterior of a 1956 Volkswagen Beetle, found here.]

Drop It Like It’s Hot Links

Sunday, 30 July 2017

I don’t know what “The Content Marketing Awards” is, but this blog post was voted the best: How To Tell If You’re Infected With Malware. (MalwareBytes saved my Franken more than once.)

In 2010, Brazil accepted money from Kentucky Fried Chicken for the rights to display the KFC and Fiery Grilled Wings logos on city fire hydrants.

Orville Redenbacher was a member of the P.U. All-American Marching Band.

Developed, then cancelled: The EFV was a high-power high speed amphibious tank.

“Her career was nearly derailed in 1941 when she was suspended for firing her service weapon while drinking off-duty at a Jackson Heights bar.” Mary Shanley, NYPD [via].

State of the Art Glass from Pittsburgh 1955.

Multiple murderer hid out for months in an Australian zoo. “When his food supply was cut off he tore the head off a Galapagos tortoise and ate its insides.” TRUE.

[Top image found here.]

 

Hot Links from The Planet of the SuperSuckers

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Led Zeppelin‘s classic “Whole Lotta Love” was a blatant ripoff of Willie Dixon‘s song “You Need Love” but you knew that already, yah?

Early on, the band was predicted to fail “like a lead balloon,” so they adopted the name, replaced “balloon” with “zeppelin” then spelled their name “Led Zeppelin” instead of “Lead Zeppelin” to keep people from pronouncing it “leed“. Not sure if it’s true, but it sounds plausible.

The Stick – Jonathan Winters.

The Pencil – Milton Friedman.

The Axe – Ed Ames.

Double muscling is the result of a genetic mutation that causes a lack of Myostatin. It’s been observed in cattle, goats, sheep, dogs, rabbits and mice. (In rabbits, their tongues also enlarge and get really strong. Hunh.)

Double muscling occurs in humans as well.

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[Top image: Best Salesman Trophy Figurine. Source undetermined.]

Silent But Deadly Hot Links

Sunday, 16 July 2017

How to Make Everything Okay.

A massive 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, was reported by USGS on Twitter, 21 June 2017 – 92 years after it happened. Story here [via].

A massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake happened on Friday 14 July 2017 in San Diego. Nobody felt it, and a two-story structure suffered the only damage. Videos of previous tests here and here.

Few will be able to afford a flight on this big bird [via].

I might put in some overtime to justify ordering this: microwavable Skyline Chili pouches (and they don’t require refrigeration). Urrp. Related posts about chili (including the Strutts Family Recipe) here.

Breaking Bad – The Short Version.

Tardigrades are amazing animals. They can go 30 years without food or water, can survive the sub-freezing temperatures and vacuum of outer space, and they can live in boiling water. They’ll be around long after the sun burns out. [Related links here].

Top image: Jim Woodring’s LIMITED SIGNED EDITION JERRY CHICKENS POP-UP KIT because why not.

“Your Uncle Jim designed and built this elaborate pop-up; inside the coop are the cylindrical, conical and cubic Jerry Chickens, viewable through the holes in the ‘wood’. And of course it folds flat, chickens and all.”


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