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Posts Tagged ‘link dump’

Hot Links of The Plutocracy

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Pluto 2018

Pluto 1930


Gee whiz.

HEY DUCK

This still makes me grin.

Self-driving cars are racist.

What? Mufasa’s dead? [via]

Justice for Nick Sandmann.

Steve Vai’s guitar collection [via].

Click this, because it’s entirely awesome.

This is what smart phones were made for.

Whatever happened to Laurence Tureaud?

This is aginst ma civil rats.” [Language alert]

Elected Muslim Democrat who hates Jews and says so, accuses others of genocide. Pheeew.

Everyone who stood around watching and did nothing except to record it is complicit. {Update: Perp arrested, pleaded not guilty.]

The following is the March 1 Congressional Research Service report, Venezuela: Political Crisis and U.S. Policy. Venezuela’s economy
contracted by 18% and inflation exceeded 1.37 million percent in 2018. Way to go, socialism.

Circa 1978, NASA engineers wondered how many tampons astronaut Sally Ride would need for a week in space. “Is 100 the right number?” they asked. “No. That would not be the right number,” she replied. [source]


[Top Images: Pluto in 2018 found here. Pluto in 1930 found here.]

 

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And A Short Order of Hot Links

Sunday, 3 March 2019

This link is All Bunk.

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a leftist.

The Peaky Blinders were nasty.

Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit.

Need a Stabilized Amboyna Burl Pen?

Here’s a concise description of basic technical drawing with illustrations.

Once it was lost, but now Wallace’s giant bee has been found.

From the True Facts Department: Exactly half of all Americans have above average intelligence. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Breaking news / bombshell / tipping point / the walls are closing in / the beginning of the end. That still makes me laugh.

[Top image: Andy Capp, playing darts, wearing a peaky. Apparently he was a southpaw.]

Resonantly Oscillating Magnetic Hot Links

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Nice English.

Airport FAIL.

Daddy’s home.

Service with a smile.

Kid trolls a fraudster.

Make America Grate Again!

Piercing cast iron skillets.

Piercing a concrete bunker.

Cowboy ethics [h/t Nancy H].

Does this ever happen to you?

Something happened in January 2017.

One full minute of Holy Crap They’re Idiots.

Keeping it real with people.” Idiocy on parade.

Charity hits the donation jackpot but doesn’t get jack [via].

Billy Gibbons sums up the longevity of ZZ Top in two words.

Obnoxious, offensive and shameful. “Environmental Injustice?”

“We are building an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. This dark time in America must come to an end.”
– Sunrise Movement

Sara Blažević and Varshini Prakash started the Sunrise Movement. Both are amazing pieces of work.

Sara Blažević, a student from Swarthmore College said, “Communities all over the world are currently feeling the effects of extreme climate change and environmental injustice. This global crisis will only continue growing unless society’s power-holders throw their weight behind solutions to climate change, instead of remaining complicit with environmental destruction.”

Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation creeps me right out [via]. If that doesn’t bother you, this should.

[Top image from here:
“Illustration of a spin in a Bloch sphere showing
a) precession in the laboratory frame due to a static magnetic field followed by
b) the usefulness of considering this in a rotating frame and finally
c) the magnetic resonance effect due to a resonantly oscillating magnetic field.”]


[Bonus Update: Trailer for upcoming movie.]

Occasional Cortex Hot Links

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Cat rescue.

Not alotta Lada left.

Veinte Ideas Increíbles Con WD-40.

“History never repeats itself, but it rhymes.”
-Mark Twain (or someone).

Dude is amusing. Death metal meets the Beatles.

Toyota key fob battery dead? Locked out? Can’t start your car? Try these hacks. Might work for other brands, too.

Fun Facts To Know & Tell: Every amoeba is a clone. If someone named Cathy owned one for a pet, it would be Cathy’s Clone.

Gary Sinese (aka “Lt. Dan” in the movie Forrest Gump) received a surprise tribute from service members, 1st responders & Hollywood celebs.

Universal Basic Income: Finland’s experiment (to reduce their 9% unemployment rate by handing out free money) lasted a little over one year. [h/t rightymouse]

What Americans Must Know About Socialism.

Venezuelan immigrants speak out: “You do not ever want anything close to socialism.”

[Top image: Alexandria Occasional Cortex & Friends. h/t Octo.]

The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Hot Links

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Ziggy.

Timbuk3.

On “White Privilege.”

On “Democratic Socialism.”

My cat is pregnant and she’s very upset.”

I’ve got to go to work at 5AM.

Wanna know how to win the Lottery? Pay attention.

Wanna know how to win a game show? Pay attention.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex, then feed it to a meerkat on camera. (h/t Kat)

They had feathers, were about the size of a turkey, didn’t live in the Jurassic Period and were about as intelligent as a board with a nail in it. The Truth About Velociraptors.

These Velocipedes were large and fast, but they were not predators.

[Top image: Those hipster shades are pre-1844.

These prescription sunglasses and carrying case were owned by Hyrum Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Image found here, caption here.]

Rams vs. Patriots Hot Links

Sunday, 3 February 2019

About JFK’s sister…

Orca baits birds [via].

THIS is how I use the Waze App.

Dogs hate these smells [via]. Now prove it.

On eating chili, playing foosball and “white privilege.”

No.1 is easy to guess; not No.50. State and local tax collection per capita for fiscal year 2016 [via].

According to one source, Ariana Grande’s new tatt ‘七輪’ means Japanese style bbq grill (or “tambourine” according to Google Translate).

Some moron in Phoenix Arizona actually complained to a restaurant manager about an historic photograph of Welsh miners in a pub. I’d like to hear his take on this one.

[Top .gif compiled from Rams & Patriots helmet design/logo history found in here.]

Hot Links with Octothorpes

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Fail fail fail fail WIN!

Canada Goose Coat robberies.

A study in character development.

Time-lapse of blooming fungi and slime molds [via].

“The sawmouth bridoon may be attached to a snaffle…”

Pamphlet from 1928 touted an elixir: Radioactive water. Here’s a double-sided .pdf of the same if you want to recreate the pamphlet as a color pamphlet and leave it on your boss’ desk as a purchase request. [h/t Carl L.]


“Das Walliser Schwarznasenschaf” mentions that sheep with horns were common in the region of Valais 5000 years BC. [Source, via here.]

There are some drawbacks:

2.2. Art der Zucht: Leistungszucht
Hauptleistungsmerkmal:
Fruchtbarkeit
2.3. Erbfehler:
Fisch- und Saumaul
2.4. Zuchtmängel:
Spreizklaue

Crosley Field was a wood-framed ballpark stadium, smelled like popcorn, beer and cigars, and I believe it lasted so long due to decades of layers of enamel. It was replaced by Riverfront Stadium in 1970.


Paper Airplanes [via]. In High School I came up with a slow glider similar to the “Water Plane.” I launched one from the balcony of Riverfront Stadium. It dived, then stalled and dumped its payload of confetti (IBM punchcard chads) over the pricey seats below, righted itself and glided slowly into the end-zone for the win. Eventually an usher came by, told me to cut it out because the people below were complaining – those IBM chads were oily…


Controlled demolition of Riverfront Stadium 2002.



Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Hot Links

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Yep, there’s a Super Blood Wolf Full Moon on tap for tonight, and that’s its launch pad. The fun starts about 10:30PM EST / 7:30PM PST. [Image found in here.]

If I find the time, I’ll swing a wood at it and post the .gif.


Flintstone Alley.

Dog Loves The Vet.

500-pounder flounder.

Instant Karma [Film at 11, via here].

Victim of “Toxic Masculinity” speaks out.

Who is Dan Getkin & Who Are The Twelve Six?

I arbitrarily Googled “rock nose green” and found this. Here’s a sample.

Want a pet that can give you nausea, fever and intense pain with just one bite? Here you go.

Man distracts hungry polar bear from its prey, wastes its time and energy, just to make a video of his faux bravery. Meh.

On 14 January 2019, CNN’s racist legal analyst Areva Martin claimed radio host David Webb benefits from “White Privilege.” There’s just one little problem.

A Roundhouse Kick Right To The Hot Links

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Cats hate toddlers.

This kid is prescient.

No racism here. Nope.

All about matpakke [via].

Extreme closeup of coral.

Don’t mess with trash pandas.

Dogs love the Ice Cream Man.

I hate the Ice Cream Man because of this.

I dare you to watch this video all the way through.

In 1976, Dick Van Dyke hosted a Fonzie Lookalike Contest, and here are the two finalists. Their resemblance is amazing.

[Top image: Every Chuck Norris image is in .tiff format because .jpg is for wooses.]

Hot Links Goes Boing!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Dance hard.

Dirty Things.

Firebubble [via].

Please explain this.

Jumping off a mountain.

Darwin Beer Can Regatta.

Pat Sajak got a phone call.

Super Blood Wolf Moon is gonna happen.

Mike Wallace(?) interviewed an autistic man in 1961 (possibly on Wallace’ late night show “PM East“) and badgered the hell out of him for no good reason.

Not sure if you’re left-handed, right-handed or a mix of both? Take this survey. (I’m in the 2d left decile whatever that means.)

We’ll find out what Ultima Thule looks like in about 2 years. (That’s how long the signal will take to reach Earth.)

[Top image: Spiderman bounces off The Wall.]


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