Posts Tagged ‘Ken Nordine’

Slightly Thaumatropical Hot Links

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Ken Nordine – Flibberty Jib – 1957

Matches.

Tesla Valve.

The Buffalo Song [ht/ JW].

Very cool interactive photos of WWII [h/t B&P].

Tesla Valve demonstration… using propane [h/t Phil].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell:

A new kind of spider was discovered in 2012. It has a velvet body and lives underground, hence the genus name LouReedia.

“After hearing the Guinness Book of World Records planned to name him the most litigious man, one federal prisoner did what he does best — he sued.” Story here.

Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation reports that sea turtles need to watch their backs, because bottle-nosed dolphins enjoy having sex with them (as well as with sharks and eels). [Source]


[Top image: On 16 May 2020, the USS Portland disabled a UAV with a laser. Story & video here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Ken Nordine’s Pumpkin

Monday, 26 October 2015

Ken Nordine's Pumpkin

Get it?

[Found here, and no, it’s not mine.]

Saturday Matinee – Sam Chatmon, Rory Gallagher & Night Music

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sam Chatmon (1897 – 1983) was a classic Mississippi Delta bluesman with a great voice and pure country pickin’.

Roots blues rocker Rory Gallagher jams William Harris’s 1928 song “Bullfrog Blues” in 1980.

From 1989’s “Night Music,” (produced by Lorne Michaels of SNL fame) this line up is pretty awesome. It’s a long vid, but I think I got the numbers right if you want to skip the intros.
Was (Not Was) – 04:22, 21:16
Sonny Rollins – 08:30, 30:16
Leonard Cohen – 13:45, 34:30
Ken Nordine – 26:07.

That should hold you for a while. Be back here tomorrow for more amazing and astounding inanity.

Hot Links Я Us

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Trivia:  Sluggo had a dual role in Ernie Bushmiller‘s  “Nancy” comics. He played himself as well as Nancy’s Aunt Fritzi.

WWII in Facebook.

Ken Nordine’s got a website… Last updated July 2006.

There be some funny in the comments section here. [Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Wheels for the link.]

Acme Corporation was sued for product defects. Writ of litigation  may be viewed here.

This made me laff and laff and laff.

Is Snopes for real? Click here to find out.

Gorilla suits from the past: great article here.

“Curta” is an awesome mechanical calculator designed by a POW in WWII. More retro calculators at the home page.

Saturday Matinee – The Tick, Phi, Ken Nordine, Bootsy & The Zappas

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Tick came and went, but lives on the Utoobage. Here’s Part 1 of my favorite 1/2 hour episode: “The Funeral.”  The next two parts are here and here.

Speaking of nature and mathema-Ticks:

The concept of Phi, graphically illustrated. [Found here.] Ken Nordine had a great take on the Fibonacci Sequence as well:

Bootsy’s New Rubber Band’s got a nice groovejam going with a left handed shredder.

Here’s a fun compilation, “Peavey Nation,” by the Sons of Zappa, featuring a cameo by Dick Clark.

Have a great Easter weekend, folks.

Listen Loudly.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

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Ken Nordine

[Found here.  Click here if you don’t know who he is.]


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