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Posts Tagged ‘miscellanea’

Smokin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 15 September 2019

I get this.

SQUIRREL!

Yellow Jello?

Cruel but funny.

Hey, hey. My, my.

This story should piss you off.

Tushar’s Great Adventure [via].

There’s a reason it’s called a ram.

No other word to describe them. Animals.

THIS irritates some folks, but somehow THIS doesn’t.

From The Naiveté Department: Couple Travels To ‘Break Stigma’ Of Countries Getting A ‘Bad Rap.’ Iran locked them up.


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate.


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[Top image: A “kid” was spotted smoking at a soccer game, except the “kid” is 36 years old, and the “kid” next to him is his son. Image and story found here. (h/t Octo).]

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Climate-Controlled Hot Links

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Heh.

Powerline [via].

…and he was never seen again.

Obama may run for US Congress.

CNN spared Alabama from Hurricane Dorian. [via]

Efficiency BBQ.  (Back in the day, we used stolen hubcaps.)

Racist declares, “White Athletes Should Leave Black Colleges.
Oh wait.

The Midnight Sun aired November 1961. Watch in full screen mode.

Bull Doze Blues” Henry Thomas 1928. Sounds kinda familiar, ya?


The Warm List was last updated in 2012.

Footnote (September 2015) Why the list stopped growing.
The time it takes to process a new entry increases approximately with the square of the list length, after checking for duplications, spoofs etc. Starting it was based on the naïve assumption that the rate of appearances would decline as opposing evidence accumulated, but the reverse happened. That’s the difference between science and religion. […] There have since been hundreds more claims of an increasingly ludicrous nature.

And The Warm List compiler was right.


Listen to this [via].

At 0:38, “Teacher” Martha Readyoff actually asked Bernie Sanders, “Educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address Climate Catastrophe?

Look how CNN rephrased her question:

Bernie responded “YES.” Anyone else smell eugenics? I do.

Pheeew.


I decided to close down our CafePress store. Six months ago there was a security breach and I was just notified today via snail mail!

KimKommando chimed in and posted this link: haveibeenpwned.com. Type in your email address(es) and it will tell you if you’ve logged into a site/service that has been the victim of a security breach that may have compromised your personal information (including birthdates, SSNs & passwords).


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. She had more surgery last week.


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[Top image from here. Related post here, and the comments are awesome.]

Under Construction Hot Links

Sunday, 1 September 2019

FREEZE!

For the Win.

Dolphin Retriever.

The History of Neil Young.

Holy crap, Preying Mantis!

Jerry Lawson on Frank Zappa.

How to remove a stuck ring w/ dental floss [via here].

Papa Charlie Jackson‘s “Airy Man Blues” (1924) had some unusual chord changes.


Grog” is old Brit naval slang for “grogham,” a cloak worn by Vice Admiral Edward Vernon (known as “Old Grogham”) who realized that sailors were hoarding their daily rum rations for later binges. In 1740 he decreed:

“To Captains of the Squadron! Whereas the Pernicious Custom of the Seamen drinking their Allowance of Rum in Drams, and often at once, is attended by many fatal Effects to their Morals as well as their Health, the daily allowance of half a pint a man is to be mixed with a quart of water, to be mixed in one Scuttled Butt kept for that purpose, and to be done upon Deck, and in the presence of the Lieutenant of the Watch, who is to see that the men are not defrauded of their allowance of Rum.”

THAT likely pissed off a lot of swabs. [USNI has more here.]


“On August 29, 1916, the U.S.S. Memphis was wrecked on the beach at Santo Domingo City, Santo Domingo, by enormous seas which were unaccompanied by any wind whatsoever.” [Eyewitness story here.]


From the Well Look At That Department:

After accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and Food Stamps—the poorest 20% of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries.


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. We’re trying to hold onto her apartment for when she’s ready to return.)


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[Top image: A coworker shot this photo of a hotel basement conference center grand stairway. I liked the composition and color transitions.]

#3 Rebar With Neon Skimmer & Tomato Plant Hot Links

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Big Beach Bubbles.

Photoshopped tan?

How to make a Miraphone.

László Bíró is possibly the greatest pen name ever.

Marcel Marceau‘s last words were, ”                               .”

This illusion works only once… as far as you know. If you’ve never seen it, stop the video at 0:55, reset to 0:00 and watch it again. If you’ve seen it before, watch the entire video non-stop, then smack your forehead.


Neither Southside Johnny nor Maria Muldaur wrote the song. Lois Mann & Henry Glover did, and The Swallows recorded it in 1951.

I first heard this song when I was 11. This song sounded so good, but I was curious as to what they were talking about. I’m like “Grandma, what are they talking about?”
She looked at me for a minute and replied, “They’re talkin’ ’bout cuttin’ meat.”

BTW, Lois Mann’s real name was Sidney Nathan.


[Top image: Libellula croceipennis aka “Neon Skimmer” spotted in my side yard.]

Nuclear Annihilation Owl Is Not Amused Hot Links

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Waterpigs.

Awesome [via].

Now about that movie violence meme

I didn’t do it because you didn’t see me do it.

Terrence K. Williams is funny. Example 1. Example 2.

Na wzgórzach Mandżurii – akordeon Horch musette po naprawie w serwisie akordeonów Tadeusza Łandy

In Galician, Colgate [Colga te] translates to “Hang yourself.”

Basketball Player Banned: Urine Test Finds Him Pregnant.

Cross the street only if the white man gives you permission.

Auto insurance claims adjuster asked for front, rear and side views.


John 3:16 in English:

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

John 3:16 in Hawaiian:

“No ka mea, ua aloha nui mai ke Akua i ko ke ao nei, nolaila, ua haawi mai oia i kana Keiki hiwahiwa, i ole e make ka mea manaoio ia ia, aka, e loaa ia ia ke ola mau la.”

John 3:16 in Hawaiian Pidgin:

“God wen get so plenny love an aloha fo da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva.”


[Top image from here:]

A Short Vision became one of the most influential British animated films ever made when it was screened on US television as part of the popular Ed Sullivan Show. Although children were advised to leave the room while it played, it still caused outrage and alarm with its graphic representation of the horrors of nuclear war. But it also caught the mood of the times, since the mid-1950s was the height of both the Cold War and nuclear paranoia, as depicted (sometimes allegorically) in such American films as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).” [Description from here.]


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. She’s still in the skilled nursing facility, learning to walk again. (I’m paying directly rather than through GoFundMe.)


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Damn The Emojis! Hot Links Ahead!

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Bath Day.

Ringtone Cat.

Jakow Trachtenberg.

Admiral David Farragut.

Funny & Chair. Guy’s a good sport.

Building a Les Paul style guitar (timelapse). Nice soundtrack, too.


What do the names, Orange Ricky, Blue Ricky, Cleveland Z, Rhode Island Z, Hero, Teewee and Smashboy all have in common?
A lot, according to Page 12.


=D XD XD XD XP

Just go away, mind your own business, and get over it.

Pure awesome. If her neighbors were smart, they’d do the same thing she did, then petition the Manhattan Beach city council to rename the street “Insert Emoji Here,” turn it into a profitable local tourist attraction then sell.


From the Save The Planet Department:
“It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”
Jair Bolsonaro Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil

Either he never said it, or Bolsonaro was yanking somebody’s chain.


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. The Goal wasn’t set arbitrarily, and we’ve still got a ways to go.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image: Three sisters from the Strutts family archives.]

13,000 Years BC Hot Links

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Lavalampage.

Chonis Donees! [via]

Irish Barrel Dancing.

When a post hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie,
That’s a Moire.

Bear necessities [h/t bekitschig].

Twilight Zone Radio Show Episode 61.

Gillette lost billions after a bigoted ad campaign.

It’s only 4th Grade Science. (Brilliant captions, too.)

Hans Prinzhorn’s Artistry of the Mentally Ill (1922).

“We spoke with many people today who say that the President should consider coming here to Baltimore … to see for himself.” [via]


READ CHAPTER X and explain to me how the U.S. Democrat Party (and Bernie Sanders’) platform differs from that of mass murderer Josef Stalin. Describe the results.


[Top image from here: “One unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slight, malnourished teenager missed her footing and tumbled to the bottom of a 100-foot pit deep inside a cave in Mexico’s Yucatán. Rising seas flooded the cave and cut it off from the outside world—until a team of divers chanced upon her nearly complete skeleton in 2007.”]

Lady In Red Hot Links

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Moondog [via].

HandiMonster. Click it.

Another face of #Antifa.

Yoda schools young Jedi cats.

Mind taking a photo of us?” [via]

Beerball: 2 runs and 1 out. Strike 1.

Steve Allen & Jack Kerouac (1959).

If you get this joke, you’re old.
If you get this joke, you’re even older.

Never piss off a quart of Mountain Dew.

LOL. It wasn’t even a parking lot. It was a dirt road.

Maybe she’s generating business for her body shop? Nah.

SRV broke E-string, swapped out guitar with no stopping.

Scamming the scammers: Guy logs into scammers’ systems, deletes their files. Profanity ensues.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin had just about enough of this dickwad.


Florida 1: Well, poop.
Florida 2: Generating business for her body shop? Nah.
Florida 3: “Florida Highway Patrol […] trooper and a deputy jumped into the river to get the suspect.”

But wait! There’s more!


[Top image circa 1978, Cancún. I married the Lady In Red.]

5-Way Hot Links

Sunday, 21 July 2019

200 Faces.

336 Years.

Train your monitor.

It’s spelled “hamster.”

“This guy could play an armadillo tail nailed to a railroad tie.”
Justin Johnson plays a 4-string hurley.

Camógaíocht is only played by women and is almost identical to Iománaíocht which is only played by men.

Georgetown University students opine on the President’s immigration policy.

Members of Congress attempted to deport a naturalized U.S. Citizen over false allegations.

Aynaz Anni Cyrus grew up in post-revolution Iran, where if a 9-year old is raped, she has committed adultery by default, and may be tortured and/or sentenced to death. LISTEN TO HER STORY.


On 16 July 1969, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and the team of Apollo 11 captivated the entire world by sending men to the moon and returning them safely to Earth in just 8 days.

When they were preparing for the moon shot, THIS was No.1 on the Billboard Charts. THIS was No.1 when they left. A month after the astronauts returned, the top hit was THIS.

Three years later, the crew of Apollo 15 placed the only art installation on the lunar surface, a memorial to those astronauts who lost their lives .


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. The Goal wasn’t set arbitrarily, and we’ve still got a ways to go.


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[Top image from here, but Empress Chili was the first in 1922. Not Skyline. Not Gold Star. By now I should be getting monthly shipments for free advertising. Buncha ingrates. 😀 ]

99 & 44/100% Pure Hot Links

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Flash mob.

Florida News.

Yellin’ California.

What’s for supper?

Let’s forgive ALL loans.

The Silver Bridge Disaster.

THIS SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME.

What a happy otter sounds like [via].

What a sleeping dog sounds like [via]

Coast Guard seized 4000 lbs. of what?

In 1860, 10 of the 4.9% were Republicans.

The Irish banshee and the Scottish bean nighe [via].

Best TR Search Phrase yet: カモンエブリバディ ジョーンジェット
I hope he/she found this and this.

Antifa Portland Class of 2019. What a waste of white privilege.

Renowned economist Art Laffer didn’t invent the curve named after him, but he explains the concept here.

Former ICE Director Thomas Homan explains immigration law to AOC.


Only three people in the world can beat Chuck Norris.
One of them is Chuck Norris.
Another is also Chuck Norris.
The third one is Cüneyt Arkın [via].


From the Archives: 1 year ago5 years ago. 10 years ago.


A Humble Request [Updated 13 July 2019].


[Top image cropped from here.]


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