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Posts Tagged ‘link dump’

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.]

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Australian Body Surfing Hot Links

Sunday, 6 August 2017

This is what you get when you Google Fireworm.

Keep the carburetor out of the dishwasher.

Ladies and Gentlemen, due to a shift in the space-time continuum, we’re going to monitor the situation.

The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly is kinda fun [via].

Dog scales a 12′-10″ wall.

A Dr. Thomas Sowell Primer.

Conan O’Brien, once president of the Harvard Lampoon, allegedly spent a night in jail following a stunt he pulled as an undergraduate. That story (with other unrelated pranks) found here.

How to swap pianos and not hold up the concert.

This is my favorite piano etude. I’d rename it “The Stupid Deadline Song.”

[Top image is a screen cap from this, 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.”

Polyptotons, Diacopes, Syllepsis & Hot Links

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Any book other than a dictionary that employs the terms Polyptoton, Aposiopesis, Merism, Hyperbaton, Anadiplosis, Diacope, Hendiadys, Epistrophe, Tricolon, Epizeuxis, Syllepsis, Enallage, Zeugma, Chiasmus, Catachresis, Litotes, Metonymy, Pleonasm, Epanalepsis and Scesis Onomaton gets thrown into The Department of Overwhelming Pretentious Verbiage unless it’s written by P.J. O’Rourke. Unfortunately, this one was not, but it could have been [via].

Don’t know about you, but I’m kinda glad the Aztecs are gone.

Putting Up The Flag.

Cyrus Cylinder is not a rock group.

We posted this before, and we’ll likely post it again: Milton Friedman explains how Capitalism works [via].

Full-time employment is inching up. Maybe.

Cat Eats Dog. You’re on your own with this one. Yeah, it’s safe.

Google “Dog Barf” and you get this – nothing but links to advertisements for canine-gastrointestinal products. No fun at all.

The Neighborhood Boy Saga:

Episode 1 – March 2016
Episode 2 – May 2016
Episode 3 – April 2017
Episode 4 – June 2017

[Top image of a Banded Diacope, (Jardine, William (1843) Fishes of the Perch Family, Naturalist’s Library, vol. XXXVIII, Edinburgh, Scotland: W. H. Lizars) found here.]

Deep Dish Hot Links With All The Toppings

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pineapple on pizza actually works if you use barbecue sauce. Meanwhile, this is amusing.

1969 – Neil Armstrong made pizza.

2012 – Philadelphia was introduced to pizza-flavored ice cream.

The missus just told me about The BBQ Pit Boys, so I went to their website and clicked the “About” link. It’s awesome.

In 1999 there was a protest at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico city. Students took over an auditorium but when the protest ended a year later, not all of them left the facility and the occupation is ongoing. [More here, with links.]

Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman:
The Rise of Socialism is Absurd.”

Tornados can have multiple vortices. More fun facts about weather’s most violent windstorm here.

Ford Circles are kinda cool. Zoom in on this.

Dog likes classical music.

There are penguins in Africa. Really.

How to get $190,000 for violating Federal Law.

THIS COULD COST YOU YOUR JOB.

[Top image: Doc Severinson ca. 1970, found here.]

 

Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya Hot Links

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Human Genome is 80% cow. It’s also 60% fruit fly.
That explains a lot.

A 5 year-old boy witnessed Lincoln’s assassination.

This strike out counts [via]

Justice for Damone Ramone is long overdue.  Johnny, Joey, Tommy, DeeDee and Marky never gave their sibling the credit he deserved.

Gitcha some Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya. “I’ll kill all y’all’s ills.”

Now about those Trump Lies. They’re all lies.

Top image is a sculpture entitled Malinche by Jimmie Durham.

Born ca.1500AD, La Malinche (also known as Doña Marina) was a female Nahua from the Tobasco region of Mexico. Enslaved by the Chontal Maya, she was given to the Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés in 1519. She was reported to be a hottie, was savvy enough to cozy up to Cortés, became his translator and mistress, and aided the Spaniards in defeating the Aztecs. She’s now reviled as a traitor… to those who enslaved HER.

Not Your Father’s Hot Links

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps recorded “Catman” in 1957. [Here are the lyrics so you can sing along.]

The Ramones capitalized on The Stance.

This is the Ideal Store.

Rollin’ Wild is a cool site with animation shorts filled with spherical animals, like this one.

This is pretty trippy [via].

Omphalophobes can be repulsed just by seeing or thinking about a belly button. Other rare phobias listed here.

Apparently anthropomorphic global warming existed before anthropomorphs did. Dinosaur skulls have been found as far north as what is now Alaska (which in the Cretaceous Period was mostly within the Arctic Circle). Pachyrhinosaurus is now my favorite Sauropod. What did they do in the Arctic darkeness?

Corey Hart sends mixed messages and I have no idea who he is.

Dog likes to watch “Planet Earth” on TV [via].

Happy Fathers’ Day to all Fathers who ever Fathered. To you Proto-Fathers and Fathers-In-Training, your prime responsibility is to Father forever more.

 

Holometabolous Hot Links

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Deltones (UK) had a nice reggae cover of The Staple Singers’ hit “I’ll Take You There” in 1972. (There were a lot of groups who called themselves The Deltones, so I’m not sure which to link t0.)

USS Bataan (LHD-5) fires on a killer tomato (video).

Bear breaks into condo, plays piano.

Pirates emerged from the sea at low tide in Birling Gap, Eastbourne, England recently [via].

Topiary Cat Visits The Seaside.

Fighting the Hoover & Denham fire, Washington D.C., July 1918.

1964 ridiculous Fashion Trends that took a couple of years to catch on [via].

“Effa didn’t liver ad move, wooden chew?” Appalachian dialect sawsum, enna fokeser grate.

[Top image: That love bug stayed on the side of my garage for two days, and I took it to be a good omen. It was.]


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