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Posts Tagged ‘hot links’

Hot Links Away In Margaritaville

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Keh-leh-fone-yeh.”

These guys are annoying as hell but they’re talented.

Gregg Shorthand is not a slide-guitar virtuoso. More here.

Flight 24 to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe now boarding. All systems are go.

An original copy of The Chantays‘ classic LP “Pipeline” sells for $27 and more. I have this same stereo copy.

Swing for a Crime is also in my collection. Spy music interspersed with clips from movies, including the unmistakable voice of Lee Marvin (as mobster Vince Stone from The Big Heat, 1953) yelling, “You pig! You lyin’ pig!

It’s always 1700 somewhere. The Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award has been bestowed upon singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It’s the highest US Naval award allowed for a civilian. Here’s a classic Buffett song that justifies that well-deserved award.

Mallows have been used as a food staple for thousands of years. The common name for Althaea officinalis is “Marsh Mallow” and it has medicinal properties.

The confection referred to as a “marshmallow” dates to the 1800s, and the original recipe used the root sap of the marsh mallow.

Yes, you can make your own marshmallows, and you don’t need to chase down mallow roots.

[Top image: “Osaka’s Marshmellow Kid” [sic] from a collection of fake retro Japanese cartoon characters, found here.]

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Vegan Hot Links Con Carne

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Ping Pong Match.

When birds attack [via].

So, a guy runs into a bar…

Turn on the sound for this one.

Is this a great country or what?

Jake and Benson share some fries.

It’s the worst time in history to be a clown.
Blame Stephen King.

Japanese a capella doowop group is awesome.

Need a hard copy of Wikipedia? Contact this guy.

Archery is not the same as when I was growing up.

Random Word Generator.
I got, “Hunt dragon log, pocket oven vitamins, spy bandage.”

Scroll for Old Croak – Kentucky Straight Embalming Fluid.

This Interactive Graffiti Wall is cool. Express your artistic talent (or lack of) for everyone to see.

[Top image: Leonard Emanuel was a hoot. Literally. He was one of the winners of the 1975 Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina. Held annually since 1969, the 2018 contest may be the final one.]

 

Supercutaneous Hot Links

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The antonym for the prefix “sub” may be “super,” but “supercutaneous” just doesn’t sound right.

An AI humanoid taught itself how to, um, walk. More here.

The straightest line between two points is an arc. Proof.

In memory of Zippo.

She looks familiar.

Clever girl. [h/t Rory P]

When Brain Police attack.

Czesława Kwoka (1928 – 1943) was a Polish Catholic child who died in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 14. She was murdered with a phenol injection into the heart.

China built a solar farm shaped like a giant panda. True.

The literal translations of the names of countries is cool. I’ve been to Land Of The Rabbits and In The Navel Of The Moon, but I haven’t been to The Village. Surprisingly, the translation of Iceland is Ice Land.

Actors cold-read statistics for a PSA and learned something in the process [via].

Radioactive cars from the Fukushima disaster are slowly being eaten by nature.

[Top image: Три українських жінки з яблуком found here.]

Micro-Aggressive Hot Links

Sunday, 18 March 2018

This is a Moray.

That’s a Moray.

This is That’s a Moray also.

The Bunny Harvestman is a cutie [via].

FortunaAlfred Agache 1885.

Tim Burton-Inspired Makeup Tutorials. Why not.

From the Acceptance of Diversity Mockery Dept.:
“I identify as a computer, if that’s okay beepbeep.”

Compare this portrait with this one. Spooky resemblance.

Even toddlers know they have a job to do.

[Top image: Found it with an arbitrary Google image search “Green+Danger+Run.” It’s not the entrance to a trendy Irish Ska bar. It’s an exit from an amazing subway station in Stockholm.

The Musty Aroma Of The Hot Links

Sunday, 11 March 2018

If traffic wasn’t bad enough already, now we have turn clocks ahead. Crap.

Dr. Milton Friedman on tariffs & protectionism.

Dr. Thomas Sowell on tariffs & protectionism.

Want to tour a Tokyo capsule hotel? Nice amenities.

Guy put a GoPro on a conveyor in a Japanese sushi restaurant and the result was oddly fascinating (until someone or something blurred the faces). Here’s an edited version – watch it with the sound off.

See Red Octopus.

Feel Red Octopus.

Hear Red Octopus.

Touch Red Octopus [via].

Ilusión óptica en el iPhone X.

In 1966, rock power trio Cream had a hit with “I’m So Glad.” It was written and recorded in 1931 by Mississippi bluesman Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James. Here’s James’ original version.

The Delaney & Bonnie & Clapton connection is a bit of rock history. Interesting article.

If you stop to watch one thing today, let this be it.

[Top image found here. “For God’s Sake, The Man Was Making Noises Like A Pig Rooting In Pudding!” Nice spoof. Smells like National Lampoon.]

Treading on Hot Links

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Understanding Curling.

WWII in Tennessee [via].

“Free the Glutens. They’ve never had a country of their own.” Nick Clooney won’t sit next to Tom Waits on Letterman.

Headlights.

Dis is da Star Spangled Banner, mon.

Theme touring is a great idea, and these folks call them Pop Scavenger Hunts, like chasing down classic Monopoly gameboard pieces.

In my roadtrip days, I stayed off the Interstate as much as possible and found some fun stuff, like Loretta Lynn’s Country Kitchen and Museum. The food was country fried everything, and the museum was a room that displayed dresses Loretta Lynn wore at the Grand Ol’ Opry.

See Rock City.

See Ruby Falls.

Always stop for pecan logs at Stucky’s.

If you’re heading north or south through Tennessee, don’t miss the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. Best tour ever.

Oh man. Not sure if this is bad news, or what.

[Top image: Black Panther‘s little brother found here.]

Chinese Year of The Hot Links

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Exhaust system enhancement [found here via here].

If you give bees cocaine, they dance more vigorously and tend to overestimate how much pollen they’ve foraged according to this article. Why anyone needs to know how cocaine affects bee behavior (or why anyone would pay for such a study) is a puzzle.

This is my new favorite song. Oh wait. It’s this one. Oh wait…

I think she likes me.

The missus and I just watched “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.” Excellent documentary from 2015. Here’s the trailer. So many flashbacks and clips took me back to my college childhood when nobody could afford a subscription, yet everyone had the latest issue.

Triboluminescence is an optical phenomenon in which light is generated through the breaking of chemical bonds in a material when it is pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed.

Man shoots Wintergreen Lifesavers with a pellet gun, creates triboluminescence, records it at 28,000 frames per second [via].

Static electricity fun: Trooch and I did this in college. When the winter humidity is down and even touching a door knob gives you a zap, get a fluorescent tube, turn off the lights. With a buddy holding the other end of the tube, start shuffling feet on the carpet. The tube will flash intermittently, and the stoners will go, “Whoa…. dude…”

TRUE. In 1504, Christopher Columbus thwarted a mutiny and saved himself and the lives of his crew by perpetrating a hoax [via].

This coconut crab commentary amused me.

How to annoy and frustrate students in 10 minutes. Imagine having to sit through an hour of that every day.

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, also the Chinese Year of the Earth Dog and is also the Chinese Year of the Yang Earth Dog. Woof.

[Top image: Some time ago our friends adopted a one-eyed dog from a shelter, named him Popeye, then realized he was a she and renamed her Poppie. She’s now blind and deaf and bumps into things, kind of like a canine Roomba. h/t Alan & Clem]

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Isn’t Hot Links

Sunday, 11 February 2018

From the “I Can’t Wait To Cite This” Department: Section A404 of the 2016 CEBC is titled “PRESCRIPTIVE MEASURES FOR WEAK STORY.”

The history of the Lally Column.

You ain’t usin’ dis car tonight.

This has something to do with college football. No idea what, but it does.

Very cool macro photography of bug faces.

Graphic comparison of some of the world’s notable bridges.

Extreme G-Forces can knock you out cold.

Family members say Mouzon was going into the National Guard in August [2016] and Campbell had joined the Navy. “These kids are not awful terrible kids.” Yeah, Right.

The Nudifier is the perfect ap if you want to pretend to be flashing the crowds during Mardi Gras.

“The shadow dissolved into vapors. The stench increased.” Ten creepiest two-sentence stories are creepy.

A placebo thermostat does nothing, but the person who adjusts it hears the noise of hissing or a fan running and consequently feels more content.

Kim Jong Un’s sister looks a lot like Kim Jong Un. Oh wait. That’s the brother who was assassinated.

According to CNN: “While military service for women has long been voluntary, it was reportedly made mandatory recently in a bid to bolster the armed forces.” Inside North Korea is not a CNN porno movie as far as you know, and yeah, she’s got a skin infection.

Military Parade: 1st Marine Band at Disneyland, Veterans’ Day 2014.

[Top image: Blinky Bill, found here.]

Superbowl XXXXXII Hot Links

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Yeah, I know it’s LII in Roman numerals, but the more Xes in a heading, along with the word “hot,” the more blog traffic. It’s kinda like deliberately posting an innocent descriptive just to see what happens. For example, “Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn” is holding steady as our 17th most popular post ever. Go figure. 😀

Things like this make me smile.

It’s all goats and mirrors.

How to make a hand axe to make a celtic axe to build a thatched hut.

Here’s what happens when you have a 70% off Nutella sale in France.

There’s a name for that nocturnal dance. It’s called the Hypnic Jerk.

Young orangutan cracks up at magic trick [via].

This idiot should be arrested for vandalism.

Emerson Quillin.

Get ready to puke. I just discovered that there is a puppy font.

What is the oldest surviving Hollywood film logo? Take a guess before you click. Here’s a big hint.

[Top image: Philadelphia Eagles (1948) & Boston Patriots (1960) logos found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Going Fishing, Rock & Bluegrass, The Flying Burrito Brothers & 1929 Elders

Saturday, 3 February 2018

This is kinda cool [found here].

1971 – When Rock & Roll Met Bluegrass. It’s part of an Earl Scruggs tribute video. Click on the link to the Utoobage to see the awesome lineuup of players. “Easy Chair” is sappy as hell, and it’s one of my all-time favorite songs.

1969’s Altamont Speedway Concert was to be California’s answer to 1967’s Woodstock, but turned to disaster once the concert promoters thought it was a good idea to hire the Hell’s Angels as security. (It was as stupid as if the promoters of Burning Man had hired M-13 and the Zetas to keep the peace out in the middle of the desert).

Now THAT is important. 90 year old voices from 90 years ago. Just think of what they witnessed in their lifetimes, and think of what your grandchildren will witness in theirs.

Have a great weekend, folks, and it’s not too late to plan for a crockpot full of Bunk’s Chili for your Sunday StuporBlow Party.

 

 


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