Posts Tagged ‘miscellanea’

Stuff I do when I’m bored 4

Monday, 3 May 2021

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[Updated – forgot the dog toys.]

Cassini Periodical Hot Links

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Chicken Stuff, Hop Wilson & His Chickens (1958) Harding Wilson (1921-1975) got his nickname from playing harmonica a lot as a kid – harp is pronounced hop in Texan. (Chicken stuff goes by another name there, too.) Pop Hop’s steel slide style influenced many other bluesmen.

The Marty Lisa.

Cicadas in Greece.

Fishing the cicada catch.

R.I.P El Risitas 1956-2021.

Not sure what to make of this.

The Pillow (a short horror movie).

Elements of Grammar Walk Into a Bar

3 hours of mostly peaceful protest sounds.

“It’s not clear how the turtle became airborne.”

Coming Soon: Axe throwing and miniature golf.

His parents really named him Dylan Shakespeare Robinson?!

One of the worst man-made catastrophes in history happened 35 years ago on 26 April 1986.

4 year old Zoe Roth became a meme in 2008. She’s 21 now and $458,000 richer because of it.

1988 Trabant quality control. The car’s been called “a spark plug with a roof.” More about the East German car here.

[Top image: Cicadaman, spotted recently by Amy D.]


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Unstercorated Hot Links

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Oh What A Baby, The Tonettes (1958)The Tonettes (aka The Claremonts) started out in the Bronx in 1957. Sisters Diana and Sylvia Sanchez were killing time when their TV crapped out and were harmonizing by the family piano when TV repairman and aspiring music biz impresario Lou Ezzo heard them. He convinced them to cut a demo session in 1957. Classmate Josie Allen completed the trio, and they had some success in the eastern U.S.

Irony.

Rain graffiti.

Al and Gloria.

Buried treasure.

Staredown Cam.

Cricket in wartime.

Magic Goop Scoop.

Watch the snow fall.

He put lipstick on a cat’s butt.

There’s nothing like it… absolutely nothing.

11 on the cute scale. You’ve been warned [via].

The Greatest Hits of Ray & Pete (NSFK, NSFW).

The Hound plays retroclectic music with odd news and commentary. There’s some killer stuff in the archives.

[Top image: The Tonettes, singing in mono, undated.]


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Procyon Lotor Hot Links

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Love Of My Life, The Persuasions (2000) Album: Frankly A CapellaFrankly A Cappella: The Persuasions Sing Zappa is a tribute album released after Zappa’s death in 1993, and if you’re an FZ fan you’ll love it. In 1969 Frank Zappa heard The Persuasions singing in the background during a phone call to a record shop and promptly flew them to L.A. to record their first album Acappella (1970).

Funky 12.

Spock & son.

Herman rocks.

Leucistic raven.

Crew-2 is ready.

Kopi Luwak Coffee.

Kopi Luwak Production.

Every Breath You Take.

Blockbuster 1986-2019.

One parent had enough.

Jim Morrison had enough.

Austin Nasso does Donald and Joe.

Climate change disproportionally affects girls and women.

Apparently my closet is full of “embodiments of the history of American Colonization.” [via]

ICYMI – For those of you who use WordPress and hate the Gutenberg Editor, we’ve collected some useful hacks that allow you to revert to Classic Editor for some tasks.

[Top image: Location of the 12 trash pandas is unknown, a Tineye search sources Reddit. h/t Rightymouse.]


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Kephalonomancing Hot Links

Sunday, 11 April 2021

See See Rider, Janis Joplin (1963) Janis Joplin was 20 years old when she covered the traditional blues song. Ma Rainey was the first to record See See Rider Blues in 1924, but the music and lyrics date to the early 1900s at least. It’s my opinion that the name of the song is a misheard lyric / typo by the publisher, and that C.C. Rider is correct, that “C.C.” stands for “Chitlin’ Circuit” (or “Chitlin’ Café”).

Wash cycle.

The Demon Core.

10 black squirrels.

An easy prediction.

Deep fakes are evil.

Turkey’s drunk baskets.

The Nose: Gallop (Interlude).

Maliwawa macropods and more.

Cool pendant, but what does it mean?

Capitalist by day, anarchist at night.

If I wanted a phone cover I’d get one of these.

CDC: Vaccinated people can ignore social distancing if needed.

[Top image: Old Man on a Swing, 1826, by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828).]


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Stuff I do when I’m bored 3

Monday, 29 March 2021

 

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Tolfraedic Hot Links

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Old Timey-Holler/Ditty, Leonard Emanuel, (1976) Rhino RecordsRecorded at Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina between 1975 and 1976. Back in my apartment days, if the neighbors got too noisy I’d slap Hollerin’ on the turntable and crank it up. Leonard Emanuel worked the best. Things would get real quiet…

Close call.

Chair pants.

Charles Kettering.

No painting in the house.

I’m easily amused. I like this.

A chameleon’s worst nightmare.

Um, this is kinda, ah… it’s just not right.

Mummified bats and sloth poop heaps.

For $5,400 in 2021 dollars you could buy this.

TSA scanners set off alarms due to an *ahem* anomaly. [NSFK]

[Top image found here.]


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OrismologIcal Hot Links

Sunday, 21 March 2021

A Little Change, Cam Cole 2019 Demo CDThat’s not a band. He’s one guy, a street performer, with videos.

One fried egg.

Tornado omelet.

Surprised octopussy.

100 YEARS OF SLIDERS!

Historic bus stop shelter.

THIS thread is a must read.

Gelmerbahn descent in real time.

Let’s go. You’re singing it wrong.”

Who was known as “the Boss of the Plains”?

Intestines of non-uniform stiffness mold the corners of wombat feces. Duh.

Renowned cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace discusses the credibility of New Testament eyewitnesses.

[Top image is from Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi & Ron Barrett, 1988.]


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Haruspicational Hot Links

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Atomic Talking Blues (Old Man Atom), Sons of the Pioneers (1950)The song was written by Vern Partlow (1945) as a satirical protest, and was first recorded by Pete Seeger (1948).

The Word.

Possums n’ Bananas.

Get ready for Brood X.

Find the snow leopard.

NFTs and Cryptopunks.

The worst ceiling pimple.

The First Wilhelm Scream.

Sheb Wooley was the voice of The Wilhelm Scream.

Learning fluent English begins with common phrases.

I keep forgetting that Windows 10 has a hidden video editor.

Ptuey Radio plays 78s and LPs “ripped from attics, closets and estates, a garage sale for your ears.”

[Top: Image of the Barbados Cruising Club is kinda Hopperesque.]


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Obreptional Hot Links

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Count Every Star, The Rivieras (1958) Coed RecordsCount Every Star was adapted from the French song Tout Ça by Henri Salvador (?) and was previously released by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (1950) and others.

Not a photoshop.

Barbados Sunday.

Nobody’s gonna know.

The last thing we need…

3,000 year old bog beetles.

Reductio ad Hitlerum usage is up.

Rent a tent for only $5,000 a tent per month.

Gopher Stew recipe doesn’t have any reviews yet.

Spiral Tailed Jumping Plant Lice (filmed by Andreas Kay).

Who’s Who on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover [via].

[Top image: Some protest about something somewhere.]


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PURE AWESOME:
Charge ‘Em Up Now (The Cable Song)

Found on Reddit, no background information so far…


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