Posts Tagged ‘miscellanea’

Somewhat Apprehensive Hot Links

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Nola, “The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards” (1957). Pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor Paul Weston was the husband of vocalist Jo Stafford. The talented duo performed for friends as a cheap lounge act and eventually recorded several albums as Jonathan & Darlene Edwards. They were awesome.

Felix Arndt recorded his composition Nola in 1916.

Big hair pair.

What’s in a rock.

NASA’s World View is cool.

LSI ADM31 Brochure 1978.

How To Stop Bulldog Farts.

Australian toilet paper holder [via].

The girl in this video was Liz Brewer.

3-piece chicken dinner (with reusable box).

History of Breathalyzers and Drunk Driving.

Folded Manfinally stood straight – after 28 years.

Hercules beetle vs. Hercules beetle bot [sound up].

“To me personally, detecting a gnawing gap […] is very exciting.”

Hurricane spaghetti models: you’re probably reading them wrong.

[Top image found here.]


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104° in the Hot Links

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Guarija Flute, Tito Puente (1961) GNP Crescendo Records.
Tito Puente was also called El Rey Del Timbal, and guarija is a cubano music style that traces to 18th century Spain.

The Tire.

The Crow.

The Baptism.

Cool your ferrets.

How storks keep cool.

Conical Kähler metrics.

It’s all about the Vespas.

Campaigning in Uganda.

The Greatest Entrance Ever.

Paul Harvey’s history lesson.

Jailed, freed, keyed and jailed.

Check out THIS recording label lineup.

Hurricane Laura got blown away [sound up].

Play-by-play: Steve Inman’s Top 5 (August 25 edition)

[Top .gif stolen from The Day The Earth Caught Fire trailer (1961).]


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Mostly Peaceful Hot Links

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Have A Good Time, Big Walter Horton, Cobra Records (1956)
Horton was also known as “Mumbles,” and “Shakey” because of his head motion while playing the harmonica.

Relentless.

Please. Let her go.

Cats and Dominos.

Good news on the WuFlu.

¡Mirale! ¡El Ladder Luchador! [via]

Best lipsynch of Little Richard I’ve seen.

House cat on a drilling rig with high seas.

How women think men use the bathroom.

Puppy ate one of the last woolly rhinos in existence.
[h/t Paul Y.]


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[Top image: Bunk as Flash Basbo Space Explorer, back from the Planet of the Mindgobblers.]

Totally Tubular Hot Links

Sunday, 23 August 2020

I Don’t Care Who Knows, Harold Burrage, Cobra Records (1957)
Personnel: Odie Payne (drums), Willie Dixon (bass), Jody Williams (guitar), Harold Ashby (sax), Harold Burrage (vocals, piano). Burrage died of heart failure in 1966 at the age of 35.

About ants.

I’m not hungry.

Baby elephants.

His master’s voice.

An Effective Bike Lock.

What’s your password?

Schrödinger’s cat in real life.

Best headlines of the Internet.

A dog meets Alan Turing statue.

What’s YOUR weapon of choice? (h/t Jaime G.)

What will YOU do if you find yourself in a similar situation?


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[Top image: Late 70’s vintage postcard I found in an old file cabinet.]

Tegestological Hot Links

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Four Or Five Times, King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators (1928).
Had trouble identifying this song (untitled file name) and King Oliver apparently recorded more than one version (perhaps with his Creole Jazz Band). Others recorded this song about the same time including McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra and Ben Pollack & The Whoopee Makers.

Zoom.

Zoom Zoom.

Zoom Zoom Zoom.

How bad is it? This bad.

First time hearing Phil Collins.

This is one bigass turtle mouth.

Everyone needs an inflatable monster maze.

The Asher Yatzar Blessing of thanksgiving is traditionally recited upon exiting the restroom.


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[Top image found here.]

Quoddamodotative Hot Links

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Crawdad Blues, Benny Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra (1923)BTW, the original file name was “crawdadd_64kb.” I guessed the band and song name correctly, but missed the date by three years. TRUE.

Let’s get small.

Cool move, bro.

Free carbon rods.

The Native-American Origins of Gumbo

Some people need just one swift backhand.

Germanium is transparent in the infrared spectrum.

Not The Babylon Bee Dept.: NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames.

.Cnoc Fada is about 4,000 years old but its cranky ghost is younger.

[Top image: Flipped photo of the Rakotzbrücke, aka Devil’s Bridge, Gablenz, Germany. Original image found here.]


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Malacophilous Hot Links

Sunday, 2 August 2020

You Tell Her – I Stutter, The Georgians (1923).
The Georgians were a subset of the Paul Specht Orchestra. Specht had a gig at the Hotel Alamac in New York City in 1920. The orchestra played music for dancing in the ballroom and afterwards a smaller version of the group that went by the name of the Georgians played in the cocktail lounge.

The Wrestling Match.

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.

Mission Impossible Theme.

The Good The Bad & The Ugly.

C D B. D B S A BZ B. I 8 D BZ B.”

Comparison of Quetzalcoatlus vs. Cessna 172 .

Black Mambo Dog Hats are sold out… thank God.

Metallic Pony Ant workers are gamergates and can reproduce without Metallic Pony Ant queens. BTW, their painful sting might kill you.

[Top & bottom images from Children of the Streets (London 1954).]


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Buy Me Some Peanuts & Hot Links

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Albert von Tilzer and Jack Norworth (1908). Kevin MacCleod, Wurlitzer organism, date unknown.
Download 1908 .mp3 version here.

ICYMI.

Moondog: Pygmy Pig.

This is child abuse [NSFK].

Tea Towel 5DDDDD Cat Blue.

If birds had arms… [via].

If a bunch of other birds had arms

Everyone should learn to drive a truck in WWII.

A confectioner and a dentist invented cotton candy.

In 2010, Walter Frederick Morrison was cremated and his ashes were molded into several Frisbees.

I had a red Pluto Platter (like this one) when I was a kid. Worth $500-$600 today.

“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” –Dr. Anthony Fauci 08 March 2020.


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Tasty Meat-Stretching Hot Links

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Dancing In The Dark, Sousa’s Grand Concert Band (ca. 1897).
Columbia Recording Company, Cylinder 8353.

Smile!

Open the schools.

The Loop of Death?

The Oddfellows Band of Portsmouth Ohio.

Vandalizing vandalism can get you arrested.

Maybe it’s a good thing that he can’t get next to you.

Do not mock the wheelstop. People actually got paid for this.

The Top Trending Google Searches in Every US State Throughout the 2010s.
[Top image from here.]


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Heterochromatic Hot Links

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Red Hot Mama, instrumental, unknown orchestra.
Written by Bud Cooper, Fred Rose & Gilbert Wells 1924.

The Arc Of The Penguin.
The Range Of The Penguin.
The Aim Of The Penguin.
[h/t Geoff]


Q: Do lizards dream?
A: Don’t know, but a lot of people are trying to find out:
Partial homologies between sleep states in lizards, mammals, and birds suggest a complex evolution of sleep states in amniotes.

[Found via here, via here.]


[Found in this Wonderful Vat Of Knowledge.]


The biggest sandwich of the world.

Here Is Your Redpill. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Google “National Heterochromia Day” and scroll down to the images. I’m 3rd from the left.

[Top image: Lt. Col. Randy “Laz” Gordon, accomplished test pilot, engineer, and F-22 Raptor squadron commander lectures at MIT.


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