Bottom image is a photo of a 1947 football game, mangled with the Deep Dream Generator. (Original image below the break.) Continue reading “Stuff I Do When I’m Bored”
Stuff I Do When I’m Bored
Hurricane Dorian should have been named The Balrog.
Live report warnings here:
Up to Cat 5 as of this posting.
The .Gif Friday Post No.504 – STOP IT, Grebe-ass & Squirrel pwns Chipmunk
Saturday Matinee – Rubbing Forearms, Juan Gabriel, Muddy Waters & The Diablos.
Something to do when you’re really bored. That and other illusions may be found here.
This song seems appropriate given the hurricane tragedies unfolding in the southeast US. From the vid description:
”’Quiero Creedence‘ is the Latin tribute album to Creedence Clearwater Revival. This album includes covers of CCR’s greatest songs by some of the top Latin artists from across the world including Juan Gabriel …”
Other great versions of that classic song may be found here (assuming the links are still intact).
Muddy Waters was an undervalued gem.
The [1976?] band consists of Muddy Waters on vocal/guitar, Bob Margolin guitar, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith drums, Jerry Portnoy, Harmonica and Luther “guitar” Johnson.
Meanwhile, I couldn’t find a live vid for this 1954 Detroit R&B classic. The ending is pure awesome.
There’s not much to say about the tragedy, both ongoing and pending, that hasn’t been said elsewhere. For those of you in the path of Irma with no means of escape, we pray for you. For you looters, please stay put, and move to lower ground.
Stay safe. You can replace your stuff, but you can’t replace your life.
Holy crap. It’s all coming out of West Africa.
The POTUS & Congress need to fix this Anthropogenic Climate Change ASAP before a CAT 1 hits Ireland.
Saturday Matinee – About Hurricane Harvey
In case you’re living in a closet, there’s some nasty weather going on down south with a killer hurricane underway.
Led Zeppelin unapologetically ripped off Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe for one of their greatest hits.
On the other hand, this blues jam was an original.
So what’s next? Maybe a Rainy Night In Georgia.
To my friends down in Texas and Louisiana, keep safe.
The Friday .GIF Post No. 471 – Dog Belch, Weather Report & Interstate Traffic Pulse
[Found here, here and here. Un-jitterfied the first one, and the 2nd one didn’t happen. As for the third, check out the embolisms.]
Hurricane Sandy & The Golden Ratio φ
BTW. nature doesn’t run on mathematics, and the typical example of a nautilus shell exhibiting the proportions of Phi has been debunked. It’s still a fun exercise, counting the seeds in a sunflower’s (or pine cone’s) spirals and dividing the larger number by the smaller to see how close it approximates Phi.
Oddly enough, if you multiply Phi by ten it gives you the approximate average miles per hour on Interstate 10 between Santa Monica and Los Angeles in either direction at any hour of the day and any day of the week. TRUE.
[Image of Hurricane Sandy (2012) found here. The definition of Phi is stuck in my head, but it’s also found here.]
Hot Links – Now With 10% Less MSG
A happy dog in a pile of leaves [via].
What a hurricane sounds like: Hurricane Ike 2008 [via].
“Hey, yinz. Stillers ain’t jagoffs. We gotcha tear-bull talls, yah.” This long linguistic analysis of Pittsburghese is missing one thing: audio examples of the dialect [via].
It’s also come to my attention that the Pittsburgh “yinzer” accent was voted the most annoying dialect in the Nation, and I disagree. The New York accent that pronounces the word “all” as “ohl” is worse than the Southern California accent (made famous in Zappa’s “Valley Girl“) that inflects statements into questions?
Robert Goddard’s 1914 Patent for a liquid-fueled rocket. Consider that in 1914 we barely knew how to design airplanes. In those days, the fuel gauge was a pocket watch hung on a nail.
[Top image from here.]