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OUR 10th BLOGIVERSARY = 11 YEARS OF STUFF!

Friday, 3 August 2018

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On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less. It’s our 10th Anniversary, because this:

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogiversary
3 August 2018 – 10th year Blogiversary

There are now 4,356 posts in our archives.

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for the source.

As with previous years, we’ve celebrated those posts that received the largest number of hits, not only for the past year, but for the entire life of Tacky Raccoons, and this year is no different.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.


The numbers adjacent to the titles below indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2018). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image below and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


No. 11/NR/350 – Subway Siren
[Good God, why?]



No. 10/4/141 – 11 September 2001 – Never Forget.


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No. 9/8/114 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL


No. 8/NR/267 – Bigass Ammonite Fossil is not a Bigass Ammonite Fossil


No. 7/5/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come


No. 6/NR/21 – Popeye Dead at 108
[This was a sleeper. Posted on 29 June 2009, it never made the Top 11 rankings until this year.]


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No. 5/6/29 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!


No. 4/NR/91 – The Kluck Klams


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No. 3/2/32 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.


No. 2/1/18 – Meet The Beetles


And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

The .Gif Friday Post No. 445 – Demolition Demon, Roll Survivor & Rock This Way

 

Guy is knocking off blocks of un-reinforced masonry, and with every whack he weakens the blocks below him. Someone told me he was a member of an Indian sect who specialize in this kind of danger.

Posted on 29 July 2016, this wins with a score of 1/3/21 (thanks to a link from Pinterest).

Thanks for all your visits, favorites and linkys, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

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P.P.P.S. Muchisimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring as far as you know. In any case, we appreciate it. After all, a dime a day keeps the meerkats away. Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

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Let’s Kiss & Make Up Hot Links

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sophie Tweed Simmons

Unmelting a lollipop [via].

Fun with math, stats & logic.

Here’s one of the images you get if you arbitrarily Google “DOG FACE HEAD.”

15 year-old discovers lost Mayan city in Canada. (Okay, yeah, there’s a grammar thang going on there, but so what.)

I didn’t know what “stimming” was until I read this.

ICYMI Dept.: Curtis James Jackson III (aka rapper 50 Cent aka  BigazzPantload) records himself harassing a white autistic guy working at CVG Airport, then claims it was an accident. [More here.]

Cool looping animation is cool and looping and animated.

Samantha Fish gonna put a spell on you, and they ain’t nothin’ you can do ’bout it.

This is pure awesome.

[Top image screen capped from KISS Makeup Tutorial – How to apply makeup to look like Gene Simmons by Gene Simmons featuring daughter Sophia Tweed Simmons [via].

Retroactive Hot Links

Sunday, 10 August 2014

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Ex-Soviet citizen Vladimir Jaffe explains to socialists what life under socialism is really like. He’s got many videos posted here, and this one’s a classic.

How to drill a square hole. The .gif is cool, too [via].

Very clever street surfing in Slovakia: Sur les rails du tramway de Bratislava en Slovaquie.

Everything to know about a Pascal triangle of 11 (including the Fibonnaci Sequence).

OBO FAIL.

An Essay On Walt Kelly and Chuck Jones.

Five is red. Four is turquoise. Three is green. Two is orange. One is blue.

Top image from here.

 

Fashionable Hot LInks

Sunday, 19 January 2014

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Awesome koala fight. [via]

The Elephant’s Foot (aka, what happens when socialists are in charge of everything).

Meet your ancestors.

Wondering what your ancient Baktrian bronze battle axes are worth? Start here.

Interesting analysis of the countries around the world. It hints at the reasons why many nations are armpits (and worse) while others are successful. [via]

Nice collection of retrostuff courtesy of VE.

Showgirls playing chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, New York, 1958 [NSFK].

Sweden’s Burning Goat.

Dogs who know they’re guilty.

Dawg ridin’ dirty [via].

Top image found here.

Saturday Matinee – Ry Cooder & David Lindley, Various Links, and The Marcels

Saturday, 22 June 2013


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Two old white guys munching de riddim: Ry Cooder & David Lindley.

This is kinda cool. Elvis’ version of “Blue Moon” jammed with a reggae beat that turns to ska and back. Unfortunately there’s no entertaining vid, so I’ll just post the link for the music. You’ll love it.

So where do we go from here? “Blue Moon” of course.

Billie Holiday

Frank Sinatra

Mel Tormé

Bob Dylan

The Marcels‘ version is my all time favorite, for what I hope are obvious reasons. Have a great weekend folks, and come back tomorrow for  more insipid and vapid trepanations.

Big Ugly Stinkin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Beat the Meatles.

“Dog Factory,” an odd Edison film from 1904, is viewable and downloadable here. [Found here.]

The Country Sisters’ “Cotton Eyed Joe” is interesting. Jump to 02:10 for cool.

God is everywhere. [via]

Awesome interactive Scale Of The Universe that Wheels found.

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Bee. On “Fiendish” I got 13/15. I blame the pronunciations and lack of spellcheck. 😛

One Tiny Hand is the appropriate title for this website. [h/t Dan S.]

Zo Rachel has some things to say about Sweepin’ The Hug Under The Rug.

Happy New Year, Peeps!

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Another year’s gone down the toilet, and I’m happy to flush it. Too many things happened and too many things didn’t, but at least we have a lot to be thankful for, like the .gif I stole from here.

As for you folks who visited and linked to Tacky Raccoons, we are thankful for your rapt attention during the past year. We know who you are and where you live. You’re good peeps.

To you commenters who occasionally remind us that we’re not the only ones in the kitchen, here’s a tip ‘o the ‘ol tarboosh:

1389AD, alex c., AmyOops, Angel, anon, Anonymous, Basement Cat, Bill, Bounce Houses, brcmongooseMongoose, Brian, Brian In Florida, Bunkessa, C Monster, Calo, Captain Obvious, Caryl, Chiqui, chicquero, cmblake6, dalparadise, Dan, danielledevalera, davelogdotcom, deena, DF’s Puddy Tat, Dillon, doriangrey1, Feng, foxylady, G Eagle Esq, gingerfightback, Hala Ajam, harmonysweetpea, Heart, hihihihih, insipid life of mine, JB Maddawg, Jane, Jen, John, John M., Jonco, kdub, Kitty, LC Aggie Sith, Lemur King, Leeuna Foster, Lisa, The Literary Horse, Macker, Mark, Maxim, MILESTONE MAN, Mr. Caps, mrmacs, Mr.PaulRevere, The Necromancer, Number Six, nursemyra, Ollie, Paula Tripordie, Pete56, phil cordery, PISSED, planetross, raincoaster, Rob Cypher, RobinKatie, RoboMonkey, Rose [1], Rose [2], Soylent Green, sparrow1969, stan, Stefan, Tattoo Jim, Teresa in Fort Worth TX, thebigbookofdating, The FonZ, Tony McGurk, VE, The Watcher, Wheels, Ziffy, & Zoe.

Happy New Year, folks. Wish you the best. — Bunk

Saturday Matinee – Personal Hygiene, Leave It To Beaver, Ramones, DC5, MGMT

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Let’s get this one out of the way first. State of the art physics demonstration explores and remedies a common benign malady known as “poop splash.” [via].

Leave It To Beaver Beaver Beaver…

The Ramones’ “She’s The One.” Great stuff. I never understood why they never had a top 40 hit.

The Dave Clark Five‘s 1964 cover of  The Contours‘ classic “Do You Love Me” is almost better than the original. (Note that I said “almost.”)

Yeah. I miss it, too.

That makes five, and with that we’re out. Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Nippoless Nippleby, Dan Hicks, Leon Redbone, 80s Ragtime

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Nice absurd animation from the 1980s.


Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks were mildly successful in the 70s with their 1930s hot club jazz/bluegrass style. “Crazy ‘Cause He Is” was my favorite Hicks ditty. (NSFK: flip off in the vid image, mild language warning. Fun song otherwise.)

Leon Redbone’s version of  “Polly Wolly Doodle.” According to Wiki, there’s no secret meaning to the song, but here’s a verse I’d never heard:

“Behind the barn, down on my knees,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day;
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
Oh he sneezed so hard with the whooping cough,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day;
He sneezed his head and his tail right off,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.”

I suspect that the song predates The War Between The States even though the popular tune is played in ragtime. So let’s play some ragtime!

Yep. 1980s hits played in ragtime. There’s something wrong with piano players who can pull off stuff like this (actually, I think there’s something wrong with piano players in general). Must be a subconscious and deep-rooted jealousy thing just because I can’t do what they do.

And with that, we’re done. Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more fun.

45 RPM Hot Links

Sunday, 3 April 2011

[Click the image to see the awesome coolness of Capitol Records.]

Inflatable cow heads.

Cooking for A**holes. (Is a language warning really needed?)

A Google search for “Church of the Toad of Light” brings up this article: Milking the Toad.

NatGeo Infinite Photo is infinite.

Frog in Space.

Big ‘ol honkin’ animals in the city.

Very cool .gif artistry here.

Cold case cryptology: The FBI is asking for public help with decoding a message found in the pocket of a murder victim. It doesn’t appear to be gibberish as at least one series of characters are repeated. I suspect  it’s some kind of mnemonic. More here.


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