Posts Tagged ‘Hot’

One Chord Hot Links

Sunday, 5 June 2016

WHATEVER

Amazing Naval weaponry: Lasers, Railguns and Hypervelocity Projectiles. If this is unclassified, just think of the stuff that is.

Greek Fire was a weapon used successfully to thwart invasions by muslim pirates in the early 7th century.

The Crusades were fought in response to Islamic aggression in the 11th century.

Who were the Barbary Pirates?

Okay, so the carpet caught fire. Big deal. It was an act of God.

Here are the rules for Kingyo-sukui.

Ruining Rock Paper Scissors. Look. Just throw the same 3 times in a row, then double your bet and throw the one that beats your previous three.  Pocket your winnings and leave the neighborhood asap. Coming up next: How to get dibs on a baseball bat.

Wild Man From Borneo by Kinky Friedman. One of these days he’s going to have a Tribute band.

I’m not a “gamer” so I’m not sure what to make of The Stanley Parable, but it looks pretty cool.

[Top image from The Greatest Rock Video Under Two Minutes Ever.]

Saturday Matinee – Rowan Atkinson, The All Night Long Blues Band, Samantha Fish & Satchmo

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Rowan Atkinson plays air drums with brilliance.

The All Night Long Blues Band at The Cat Head Store in Clarksville Mississippi, 2013. There’s something both absurd and awesome going on there, and I like it.

This one’s a jawdropper. Samantha Fish kills it on a 4-string cigar box guitar. From Wiki:

During the summer of 2013, Fish was called up on stage to play with a skeptical Buddy Guy who was so impressed with her playing on the guitar, he declared with a beaming smile to his audience, “When this kind of shit happens, I’ll play all night!”

Let’s wrap it up with some Satchmo. This 1933 version of “Dinah” was some great jump blues.

Have a great weekend and we’ll roll again tomorrow.

It’s Hot. Real Hot.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Shade Cats

It’s hot

It’s so hot, I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking. It’s so hot, I saw two fire hydrants fighting over a dog. It’s so hot, the potholes in were filling themselves with asphaltic runoff. It’s so hot, kids are carving their initials in train tracks – with bamboo. It’s so hot, my eyeglasses updated my prescription. It’s so hot, the incandescent bulbs feel cool to the touch. It’s so hot, the sidewalks are on strike and demanding more eggs. It’s so hot, I didn’t have to trim my nose hair. It’s so hot, we had to fire up the grill just to cool the patio.

It’s still hot.

[Found here. Similar images here and here.]

A Hot Tomato with a Hot Potato

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mr. Potato Bimbo

Psst. Mr. Creepo-Potato has his eyes on you…

Mr. Potato

Photo of the second before he pounced. [Found here.]

Retro Monitor Bimbo

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Retro Monitor

“what’s up?”
“nothing. just typing on my printer.”
“nice shirt.”
“thanks. i got it at delia’s.”

Someone’s about to land a nice SuperBowl advert gig and never be heard from again.

Or not.

[Found in here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.356 – Automotive Oinks, Extreme Cat Yoga & Goat Head Spin

Friday, 21 November 2014

Nose Itch
Extreme Yoga
Goat Head
[Found here, here and here. I doubt a live goat could do that, and the 2nd link is NSFW, NSFK.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.316 – Touch The Nut, Donut Porn & Hot Velour

Friday, 24 January 2014

Touching The Nut

Donut Porn

My Old Flame

[Found here, here and here.]

Black Friday at Heck’s Department Store

Monday, 2 December 2013

Elevator to Hell

Escalator to 2nd Floor – Heck’s Kitchen Appliances.

[Found here.]

Hot Links To The Core

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Rodent RAM

I could watch this forever.

“Long term use of pessoi could have resulted in local irritation, skin or mucosal damage, or complications of external haemorrhoids.” [Source, via here.]

Windboard.

The Blob eats a magnet. The Blob can do other stuff.

Ride the City of New Orleans from New Orleans to Hammond LA in real time. (BTW, Arlo Guthrie didn’t write the song, Steve Goodman did.)

Dickran Gobalian.

What a cute waste of technology.

Make your home smell like a bag of sliders.

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Nor pane, in Russia.

Cool downloadable drum loops. Purple Napkins is pretty good.

Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL

Sunday, 3 March 2013

I spotted an article about the resurgence of the popularity of vinyl records recently. The Missus and I were discussing dumping our collection of LP records (actually, only the Missus was) and I remembered that I had some albums that might be of value to someone. The first one that came to mind was this:

IntroducingtheBeatles

I knew a little bit about the history of Introducing The Beatles. It was their first release in the US. Capitol Records and others had turned them down, but VeeJay Records took the plunge and released it in 1964. Quite the collector’s item for an audiophile, but what might it’s value be?

Copies list on Ebay with a surprisingly large spread for such a well-known rarity: $25-$900. Certainly the condition of the disc and album cover affects the value, but it’s still an odd price range.

Ebay Introducing The Beatles

So I went to fetch my copy of “Introducing…” and I found TWO – one a bit worse for wear, and the other in good shape. There were noticeable differences. The Copy A songs on the disc don’t match the album cover list, but those on Copy B do, and there is an obvious disparity in printing quality of the cover faces. Both copies have the “stereophonic” banner.

Front Covers

That’s my Copy A on the left with my Copy B on the other left. It’s a single photo of the two copies, side-by-side, cropped for posting.

Back Covers

Here are the reverse sides of the covers. Copy A is matte finish and faded; Copy B is glossy.

Introducing The Beatles V2 V1 Comparison

Here’s a detail with the bottom of the banners aligned. Both images were scanned and cropped with the same software. Obvious differences are obvious, and they’re even more obvious when one looks closer:

Introducing The Beatles Details

Kinda suspicious, eh? By now I was curious, and I found an article entitled “Collector’s Corner – ‘Introducing The Beatles’ (the world’s most counterfeited album)” penned by a guy who calls himself Happy Nat. The guy knows his stuff, and described the history of the album. There were two basic versions printed due to a dispute between VeeJay Records and Capitol records over recording rights.  I determined that my Copy A was Version 2, while my Copy B was Version 1. I also noted that the stereo versions are the rarest, and a genuine copy may be worth thousands, depending on other minor variations.

I was convinced that my Copy A was a counterfeit, but what about Copy B? I was drooling, so I emailed both Happy Nat and Gary Hein. (more…)


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