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Posts Tagged ‘miscellanea’

Mother Goose’s Nursery Hot Links

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Welcome Meepzorpers & Blorters. Beer’s in the fridge.

My favorite pinball game ever: Mata Hari.

“‘I prayed about it and stuff,’ woman says of stomping windshield.” Then she did it anyway [via].

Okay. This is pure awesome. If you take a 45rpm record of Dolly Parton’s Jolene and play it at 33rpm, it sounds just like Roy Orbison. TRUE. [Found here.]

Then someone took Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” and turned it into a Dolly Parton song.

New website on the horizon has potential: WikiTribune.

Futuracha Pro is a font that morphs ligatures as you type. (I predict it’ll go viral until people start mocking it as the new Comic Sans.)

Slow TV is a hit in Norway: “The show titled “Salmon Swimming Upstream” ran 18 hours — and afterward, the head of the station said it felt ‘too short.'”

A desert dweller put the GoPro in The Bucket of water to see what might show up [via].

[Top image found here.]

 

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Dialing Up the Hot Links

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Soulsville, USA. Ax your chilluns what it means to dial a number. Better yet, plug in a rotary phone and dare them to call one of their friends.

Do you (or your parents /grandparents) have boxes of slides and negatives that you don’t want to lose? This may be a relatively painless archiving solution.

Eat a bug.

I find this disturbing on multiple levels.

Cold glass sculpting + Fibbonacci = Amazing [via].

This mouse is tired.

This looks like a fun excursion if you have the bucks. Oh wait. Nevermind.

From the I Am Woman Department: I really don’t know what to make of this – whether to pity or to laugh – but the jerk is being a jerk.  NSFK / NSFW

[Top image found here.]

When You Care Enough To Send The Very Hot Links

Sunday, 30 April 2017

How not to dispatch a hornet nest. [Not the same vid posted yesterday.]

Bier Yoga: “We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.”

Got a CD collection? This article opines on what to do with it.

In 2006, Arnold Schwartzeneggar ended global warming in California.

Digging for snakes in Cambodia (Jump to 07:00).

Here’s a Black Racer having a Gran Mal seizure prior to death.

The castle of Sir Harry Delos Andrews.

Two Surprize Puzzle Erasers.

Something is just so wrong with “themed weddings.”

Free.
Purple.
Rain.

[Top image of dogs on a ceiling found in here.]

Action-Packed Hot Links

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Puddles’ Pity Party website is everything you’d expect, and more.

12 protips on How to Email.

Naked Tickle Me Elmo  creeps me out.

The SJW was a great satirical post for April Fools Day by Maddox. I’d forgotten about his acerbic wit until I had a brief discussion about vegetarianism recently, and remembered his classic comment:
“For every animal you don’t eat, I’m going to eat three.”

There’s a new victim in town. Check your right-handed privilege, folks.

Rare, huge shipworms discovered in the Philippines, and they’re RARE & HUGE [via].

In 1674 London, women petitioned to ban coffee [via]. Why? Here’s a hint:

THe Coffee-house being in truth, only a Pimp to the Tavern, a relishing foop prearative to a fresh debauch: For when people have swill’d themselves with a morning draught of more Ale than a Brewer’s horse can carry, hither they come for a pennyworth of Settle-brain, where they are sure to meet enow lazy pragmatical Companions, that resort here to prattle of NEws, that they neither understand, nor are concerned in; and after an hours impertinent CHat, begin to consider a Bottle of Claret would do excellent well before Dinner; whereupon to the Bush they all march together, till every one of them is as Drunk as a Drum, and then back again to the Coffee-house to drink themselves suber…

Note that at the time of that petition, the midday meal was called “dinner.” Supper came later in the day as a snack before bedtime at sundown.

Street snake attacks biker in Thailand.

Senior Jitterbuggers [via].

Heh. I just rediscovered Missing Missy. Classic trolling at it’s best.

Devo – The Early Years. VHS video is probably from 1977, possibly somewhere near The Spud Fryer.

Michael Crichton critiqued Kurt Vonnegut in 1969, and it’s an interesting read [h/t Octopus].

[Top image from here.] Here’s a compilation of the best action scenes from Uganda’s first action movie Who Killed Captain Alex?  [via].

Corned Hot Links on Rye with Sauerkraut & Swiss

Sunday, 19 March 2017

From the Fun Facts To Know & Tell Department:

“On my first trip to Ireland I was told how the fisherman’s sweaters were woven to indicate origin so washed up bodies might be identified.”

Wanna chip in and buy a town? Tiller, Oregon is up for sale.
Let’s do this.

Vitiligo is a non-fatal yet incurable disease that causes patches of skin to lose pigmentation. This young woman pwns it with markers.

The U.S. Navy’s “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal investigation is still ongoing with more indictments. Here’s the timeline.

Lost your Official Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Ashtray again? Get a replacement here.

Guy nailed himself with a bear tranquilizer and lived [via].

Amazing door lock from 1680 tracks the number entries [via].

I forgot to ask. How’s your mesentery doing?

Did your Samsung TV stop showing program listings? Ours did, so we unplugged it, plugged it back in. No dice. Did the same with the antenna. Nope. Replaced the batteries in the old remote. Didn’t work. Bought a new remote. No success. Samsung tech support couldn’t suss it out either. The Missus figured it out – we’d had a power outage, and when she reset the date and time, she missed resetting the year. PROBLEM SOLVED.

[Top image:  Napoli amusement park, 1950.]

Beware The Ides of Hot Links

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Ides” is a day of the month in the Roman Calendar that falls on the 15th in March, July & October, and on the 13th in other months. The word is derived from the latin idus, so I cranked up Google Translate. In English, idus means ides. Go figure.

In poverty-stricken communist Cambodia, women are beautiful when they’re bucket fishing and catching snakes.

From the ICYMI Department:
What if Hillary Clinton were male and Donald Trump were female during the Presidential debates? A political science professor at NYU intended to prove that sexism played a part in the 2016 Election, but the result of the experiment wasn’t what she or others expected. Supposedly they’re going to release a video of the full fauxdebate in costume, but I haven’t see it yet.

Cool 24-hour time-lapse from somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

You ever read this short story by Jack London? No? Do it.

Trolls pwnd Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump live cam:

Shia LaBeouf was hoping to livestream his protest of Donald Trump for four years. But trolls kept crashing the party. After having his “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit shut down in both New York and Albuquerque, he moved it to an “undisclosed location” to keep it safe from trolls. But the trolls only said, “Challenge accepted.”

The 7 shortest rock songs to hit No. 1 on the charts. As far as I know, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs still holds the record, clocking in at about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Infinite Jukebox is cool. Choose a song you like that seems to end way too soon, and it messes with it indefinitely. It doesn’t just loop the recording, it turns it into a helix so you can listen to the song until you can’t stand it anymore. So I gave it a test run, plugged in another short hit: The Letter by The Boxtops, and got this unending version – click on “play.” I’m impressed [via].

BTW, Alex Chilton, the gravel-voiced lead singer on “The Letter” was only 16 when the 1967 hit song was recorded.

Meepzorp reports that some great bloggers have moved on:

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to some of our favorite long-time bloggers who have recently passed away:
Gerard Vlemmings: The Presurfer
Kevin Norman Gray: Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Mark Woods: wood s lot

I didn’t “know” them, but I’ve linked to their sites occasionally and they linked back. In the early days of this blog, they were inspirations. R.I.P.

Not sure who that guy is up on top? It’s Jim Peterik.

Papa Was A Rolling Hot Links

Sunday, 4 December 2016

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Pure brilliant simplicity: “It’s my dog.”

Here’s the unofficial History of AutoTune.

Fan of The Walking Dead? Here are some of the filming locations.

High Resolution Corrugated Cardboard.

Milton Friedman’s argument against Inheritance Taxation.

Wait! Do that again!

It’s deep. Real deep. Even deeper than that. It’s scary deep.

Magnets In Slow Motion.

Guessing Someone’s Age By Their First Name.

From The-Emperor-Has-No-Clothes Department: “My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic.”

Clever camouflage entry door.

[Top image from here, and I messed with it a tad.]

 

Live Streaming Hot Links

Sunday, 13 November 2016

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Late Election predictions by media talking heads were spot on.
Here’s one reaction. Here’s another. Okay, I’ll stop.

The Dig Tree was where the Burke and Wills Expedition buried supplies in 1861. It was Australia’s version of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, except they had camels instead of horses. Out of 19 explorers, only one man survived the trek.

How to make Holy Water [via].

Very cool World Map puts things in better perspective [via].

Clever Billy Bass Hack.

The Timberline Lodge should look familiar to horror film fans.

Woman describes why she (legally) immigrated to the U.S.

Another WMD (Washing Machine Destruction) video [via].

[Top image from here.]

Out Through The Night And The Whispering Breezes To The Place Where They Keep The Imaginary Hot Links

Sunday, 30 October 2016

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This Sleep Graphic says I’m a parrot [via].

Toot Toot.

Serious Crowd Control.

This is kinda cool: WordPress Live Stats [h/t Thumbup].

11 Things NOT to Google. Some of the terms/phrases listed you definitely don’t want to search for, but these 5 aren’t too bad:

Bedbugs on a Mattress
Clock Spider
Coconut Crab
Peanut The Dog
Your Symptoms. This one doesn’t really count. It’s an advisory to see a doctor if you’re having medical problems.

As for the remaining 6 on the list… don’t do it. Please.

MSC Splendida plays Queen. Come to your own conclusions.

U.S. River Basins (contiguous states – no AL or HI).

Dad Jokes have long-term consequences. Pull my finger.

Jerks. Karma’s gonna gitcha.

It got this guy, too [via].

Heh.


And Karma’s also gonna get every one of those self-righteous condescending SJWs who harassed and attacked a 64 year old homeless woman JUST BECAUSE SHE VOICED HER OPINION.


[Top image is from this sketch by Mattias Adolfsson. Post title from here.]

Last Chance Hot Links

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Baja Moon

Computer code that sent the astronauts to the moon. There’s some funny in it, too.

The birth of the webcam: It had to do with a coffee pot in 1991.

Tired of Twitter’s squelching your opinions? Now there’s GAB.IE. It works in a similar way, but without the threat of being sent to #TwitterGulag.

Parking a Porche in Vancouver.

The Moral Machine [via] tests your base values in hypothetical situations involving a driverless vehicle. Do you run over the dog to save the ducklings? Apparently I like to run over animals to save humans more than most, and I prefer to save more lives.

THE EXPERTS.

Chevrotain is not a gasoline additive, but it’s apparently good eatin’ in some parts of the world.

Glemie Beasley is still The Coon Man. [Related story with links here.]

Cool wire-frame animation: counter-rotating equilateral triangles create a 3D rotating equilateral pyramid.

Here’s another classic: A Complete List of Things Caused By Global Warming (with links).

This Day in Jazz Age Music. There’s some great stuff in there.

[Top image: Baja Moon found here.]


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