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Posts Tagged ‘miscellanea’

Dark Side of the Hot Links

Sunday, 19 November 2017

R.I.P. Malcom Young 1953-2017.

The horse knew what it was doing. One tried to pull that old trick on me when I was a kid, but I saw it coming and ducked.

Questions for stoners to ponder:

“What if nothing didn’t exist?”
“Where did barn owls live before barns?”
“What if there were no hypothetical questions?”

There’s a critter under the sink in the kitchen.

Wife: “I just got stung by a jellyfish! Quick, pee on it!”
Me: [peeing on jellyfish] “This is for stinging my wife!”

Regarding Windows 10: No sherlock, Shinola.

This article states,”Females are the victims of one-third of all sexual abuse cases committed by prison staff.”  Now about the other two-thirds…

According to Table 13 of the DOJ report Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2009–11: There were 1,226 substantiated incidents of staff-on-inmate sexual abuse. Of the perpetrators, 51.5% were male, 48.5% female. Statistically even. Of the victims, about a third of males and two thirds of females were accosted by male staff, while 92.7% of male victims were accosted by female staff. Note also that  during this period, staff-on-inmate vs. inmate-on-inmate incidents were approximately equal – 49% to 51%. [h/t Needull]


Chaotic Pendulum is chaotic.
It’s the source of the top images. (Meerkats. They’re everywhere. Cutesy little weasel-lookin’ standy-uppy bastards.)

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Articulating Sphenoid Hot Links

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The vomer is located in the midsagittal line, and articulates with the sphenoid, the ethmoid, the left and right palatine bones, and the left and right maxillary bones.

Vomer means ploughshare in Latin. It’s part of a plow.

Got a stuffed up nose? Rock your vomer to relieve the congestion [via].

The Detox Cleanser Scams: “Why pay for what your pee pee and poo poo already do for you?”

When raking leaves, remember that Air Is Your Enemy. Here’s the short version. My opinion is that no one should rake leaves in this first place. Let ’em fall and let ’em rot where they fall. I like humus.

Are you, or have you ever been an ealuscop? Fess up.

From the “I-Didn’t-Know-This” Dept: Caterpillars don’t morph into butterflies. Once it’s sealed up in its chrysalis, the caterpillar dissolves into goop. The goop reorganizes itself into a butterfly. More stuff about caterpillar goop here [via]

Q: Does a moth remember its pre-goop caterpillar days?
A: Apparently the answer is Yes.

I’m sure I posted something about Michael Larson before, because he was amazing.

History of The Slinky. Bonus track: Cool stuff you can do with a Slinky.

Sam Kinison‘s Greatest Hit was a remake of the Troggs “Wild Thing.”  TRUE.

[Top images chopped, channeled, lowered and louvered from Google Images.]

Daylight Savings Hot Links

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sometimes I Google random words, like Dog Pumpkin Apple, and I learn stuff.

This virtual shark tank is realistic. Check out this guy’s reaction. More info & vids here.

I can recite all the digits in the number Pi: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6, 7, 8 & oh crap. Wait. I got it. 9. Meanwhile, this guy memorized and recited 22,514 digits of Pi in order in only five hours and nine minutes on 14 March 2004.  Daniel Tammet thinks in colors and shapes.

Triggered” amused me. Cultural appropriation indeed.

Take off your tighty-whities and bury ’em. Dig ’em up two months later and they’ll reveal how fertile the *ahem* soil is. TRUE.

Buddy Hackett tells The Duck Joke.

The Medusa Guitar is an absurd absurdity.

Check out these Vietnamese Water Puppets [via].

One Of These Days other folks’ blogs we link to are gonna link back, but I’m not holding my breath. 😀

[Top image from here.]

 

 

 

 

Big ‘Ol Honkin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Soviet anti-U.S. posters.

Everybody wants to talk with Pee-Wee! Here’s your chance!

Choose a name for your game. Choose wisely, as it can’t be changed later.

Spiral-cut pinapple demonstration vid is pretty cool [via].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: Take a regular deck of playing cards, shuffle them, and spread them out face up. IIRC, the odds of getting that particular sequence is calculated by factorial:
n! = 52! = (1 x 2 x 3 … x 52) = 8.065817517 E+67, or 1 in
80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000, and you just nailed it. The ex post probability of getting that particular sequence is always 100%.

Hypershock vs. Warrior Clan is amusing. The winner took out the other Battlebots with brute force… and a rake.

[Top image from here.]

Live From Pyongyang, It’s Saturday Night Hot Links

Sunday, 24 September 2017

THIS is just wrong.

There’s a bronze statue of Lt. Frank Columbo (Peter Falk) with a bronze beagle in Budapest. TRUE.

Robot prototype fail [via].

Tower Records was awesome. We’d spend hours in their Buena Park store combing through their vinyl, but the L.A. store was huge. I never knew the history until now [via].

Always order the largest pizza. Here’s why.

What do you need to know to become a Citizen of the United States? Here’s a practice test.

Guy moves massive concrete blocks by himself using only gravity and leverage [via].

I found this Tweet amusing.

[Top image made with I Can Haz Cheeseburger Meme Generator.]

Hot Links from The Planet of the SuperSuckers

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Led Zeppelin‘s classic “Whole Lotta Love” was a blatant ripoff of Willie Dixon‘s song “You Need Love” but you knew that already, yah?

Early on, the band was predicted to fail “like a lead balloon,” so they adopted the name, replaced “balloon” with “zeppelin” then spelled their name “Led Zeppelin” instead of “Lead Zeppelin” to keep people from pronouncing it “leed“. Not sure if it’s true, but it sounds plausible.

The Stick – Jonathan Winters.

The Pencil – Milton Friedman.

The Axe – Ed Ames.

Double muscling is the result of a genetic mutation that causes a lack of Myostatin. It’s been observed in cattle, goats, sheep, dogs, rabbits and mice. (In rabbits, their tongues also enlarge and get really strong. Hunh.)

Double muscling occurs in humans as well.

Attenton Tackooners:
There’s a small chance that Tacky Raccoons may go dark for a while as we update from our trusty Apple IIe networked banks to Windows XP. Please be patient, and if you can’t stand a delay, check out our friends hotlinked in the sidebar.
Your Pal, Bunk

[Top image: Best Salesman Trophy Figurine. Source undetermined.]

Silent But Deadly Hot Links

Sunday, 16 July 2017

How to Make Everything Okay.

A massive 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, was reported by USGS on Twitter, 21 June 2017 – 92 years after it happened. Story here [via].

A massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake happened on Friday 14 July 2017 in San Diego. Nobody felt it, and a two-story structure suffered the only damage. Videos of previous tests here and here.

Few will be able to afford a flight on this big bird [via].

I might put in some overtime to justify ordering this: microwavable Skyline Chili pouches (and they don’t require refrigeration). Urrp. Related posts about chili (including the Strutts Family Recipe) here.

Breaking Bad – The Short Version.

Tardigrades are amazing animals. They can go 30 years without food or water, can survive the sub-freezing temperatures and vacuum of outer space, and they can live in boiling water. They’ll be around long after the sun burns out. [Related links here].

Top image: Jim Woodring’s LIMITED SIGNED EDITION JERRY CHICKENS POP-UP KIT because why not.

“Your Uncle Jim designed and built this elaborate pop-up; inside the coop are the cylindrical, conical and cubic Jerry Chickens, viewable through the holes in the ‘wood’. And of course it folds flat, chickens and all.”

Polyptotons, Diacopes, Syllepsis & Hot Links

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Any book other than a dictionary that employs the terms Polyptoton, Aposiopesis, Merism, Hyperbaton, Anadiplosis, Diacope, Hendiadys, Epistrophe, Tricolon, Epizeuxis, Syllepsis, Enallage, Zeugma, Chiasmus, Catachresis, Litotes, Metonymy, Pleonasm, Epanalepsis and Scesis Onomaton gets thrown into The Department of Overwhelming Pretentious Verbiage unless it’s written by P.J. O’Rourke. Unfortunately, this one was not, but it could have been [via].

Don’t know about you, but I’m kinda glad the Aztecs are gone.

Putting Up The Flag.

Cyrus Cylinder is not a rock group.

We posted this before, and we’ll likely post it again: Milton Friedman explains how Capitalism works [via].

Full-time employment is inching up. Maybe.

Cat Eats Dog. You’re on your own with this one. Yeah, it’s safe.

Google “Dog Barf” and you get this – nothing but links to advertisements for canine-gastrointestinal products. No fun at all.

The Neighborhood Boy Saga:

Episode 1 – March 2016
Episode 2 – May 2016
Episode 3 – April 2017
Episode 4 – June 2017

[Top image of a Banded Diacope, (Jardine, William (1843) Fishes of the Perch Family, Naturalist’s Library, vol. XXXVIII, Edinburgh, Scotland: W. H. Lizars) found here.]

Deep Dish Hot Links With All The Toppings

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pineapple on pizza actually works if you use barbecue sauce. Meanwhile, this is amusing.

1969 – Neil Armstrong made pizza.

2012 – Philadelphia was introduced to pizza-flavored ice cream.

The missus just told me about The BBQ Pit Boys, so I went to their website and clicked the “About” link. It’s awesome.

In 1999 there was a protest at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico city. Students took over an auditorium but when the protest ended a year later, not all of them left the facility and the occupation is ongoing. [More here, with links.]

Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman:
The Rise of Socialism is Absurd.”

Tornados can have multiple vortices. More fun facts about weather’s most violent windstorm here.

Ford Circles are kinda cool. Zoom in on this.

Dog likes classical music.

There are penguins in Africa. Really.

How to get $190,000 for violating Federal Law.

THIS COULD COST YOU YOUR JOB.

[Top image: Doc Severinson ca. 1970, found here.]

 

Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya Hot Links

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Human Genome is 80% cow. It’s also 60% fruit fly.
That explains a lot.

A 5 year-old boy witnessed Lincoln’s assassination.

This strike out counts [via]

Justice for Damone Ramone is long overdue.  Johnny, Joey, Tommy, DeeDee and Marky never gave their sibling the credit he deserved.

Gitcha some Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya. “I’ll kill all y’all’s ills.”

Now about those Trump Lies. They’re all lies.

Top image is a sculpture entitled Malinche by Jimmie Durham.

Born ca.1500AD, La Malinche (also known as Doña Marina) was a female Nahua from the Tobasco region of Mexico. Enslaved by the Chontal Maya, she was given to the Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés in 1519. She was reported to be a hottie, was savvy enough to cozy up to Cortés, became his translator and mistress, and aided the Spaniards in defeating the Aztecs. She’s now reviled as a traitor… to those who enslaved HER.


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