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[Miniature & photograph by Frank Kunert. He did this one also.]

Saturday Matinee – Miniatur Wunderland, Allotria, The Allotria Jazz Band, Oompah Brass & The Perch Creek Family Jugband

I’m sure this vid was posted here before, but it still amazes me.  More info here: http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/

While looking for something else I found this, and it kept my attention long enough to post it for your upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations. If you can figure it out, enjoy it.

I was actually looking for these guys. The Allotria Jazz Band plays early American jazz and Dixieland. You may not have heard them or of them – they’re from Munich and they’re great.

Once the camera SsTFD this is pretty good stuff.  “Stairway To Heaven by the Oompah Brass.  Now for something completely different.

The Perch Creek Family Jug Band is an Australian group that performs American jug band music. Here they are, live in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2012.

That should hold you for a while. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow with brand new stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No.99 – Fish attack Circus

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“Fishy gon’ getcha, gon’ getcha!”

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[Top one found here. The last three, with the description below,  are from here (and the first of the three is not an animation).]

“The Musée Mécanique is a museum that houses scores of mechanical toys ranging from Victorian penny arcade toys to automata to early 20th Century fortune tellers to pioneering forays into animation to 1980s video games, all collected by San Francisco resident Edward Zelinski. Within these walls you can see: an opium den’s inhabitants luxuriating in their lair, a drunkard’s delirium tremens-inspired dreams, both a French and an English execution scene (!!!), a sultan’s harem, dancing monkeys, the famous “Laughing Sal,” and an epic, ambitious 1930s fairgrounds scene rich in colloquial detail complete with freak show and a angry caged gorilla (see above). And all this to the creepy sounds of tinny carnival music fading in and out from the activated amusements surrounding you.”

Casa de Caracol

Don’t let these images fool you:
The house is only about 8 inches tall!

“This Russian lady from Petrozavodsk, Russia, now living at Helsinki, Finland has made this stunning mini-snail house. The true size of the interior details can be understood looking at her fingers on the photos.”

[Caption in quotes from English Russia, with more images here. You want life size caracoles? Lookee here.]