Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 12

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P.S. That’s my .gif but it’s not my cat photo. We don’t have a cat.

Myrmecological Hot Links

Cadillac Walk, Moon Martin (1978) John David “Moon” Martin had a minor hit with Cadillac Walk (as recorded by Willie DeVille) and also wrote Robert Palmer‘s mega hit Bad Case of Loving You. Both songs first appeared on Martin’s 1978 album Shots from a Cold Nightmare but received little attention. Popular in the UK but relatively unknown in the US, he opened for / played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt and Jimi Hendrix. Many of his songs had “moon” in the lyrics, hence the nickname.


Real deep.

Big engines.

Stick bombs.

All about mosquitos.

The Trovants are growing.

John Wayne beat the KGB.

The Pedal [via Mme. Jujujive].

The Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps.

“There is not a single sad person in this video.”

High-Tech Predictions From the ’50s & ’60s

Leon Redbone’s audience polaroids (sorted by year and marked with his ratings for show, sound and audience).

[Top image: Chinese motorcycle hair care.]


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Hypenemious Hot Links

Will You Ever Be Mine, Donnie Willis (1960)“The music business is full of crooks and thieves and people who’d stab their mothers for a dollar. And then there’s the downside.”
At 19, Donnie Willis co-founded the Vibra-Harps in 1955 and went solo in 1957, recording dozens of records for many labels and writing hundreds of songs during his career. Willis had first-hand experience getting cheated by record companies and partners in the music business, but found greater success as a “Northern Soul” artist in the UK. Eventually he got sick of it and quit.


The “Pass” is evil.

Tiny, Michael & Arlo.

Random image finder.

Making hemp rope [via].

The Tautochrone Curve.

The Brachistochrone Curve.

Northern Soul streams 24/7 here.

A crane married a man [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

The Grievance Studies of 2018 (with video!).

Ancient Tardigrade fossil found [h/t Paul Y].

“The morning was calm, but when the wind picked up, and the sheep still did not come in, Grit made the decision for them.”

[Top image found here.]


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Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 11

Some are already dated, but so what. Steal and repost as you wish.


Update: Reader Heltau left a comment about Kaley Cuocco’s knee. Had I known I wouldn’t have posted it.

That is probably the leg she had stepped on by a horse and broke and many places. She has two rods in her leg to keep it all together.

Capelocratic Hot Links

Gotta Get Up Every Morning, Jr. Brown (1996)In 2020, Rolling Stone Magazine’s listed 50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own and honored Brown’s  12 Shades of Brown (1990). That same year, Brown and his wife began hosting The Junior & Tanya Rae Brown Show on Facebook.

Red wind.

Inspiring

School shoes.

Catch & Release.

Finding Beyhan.

Eclipse rides the bus.

The reason for the internet.

What bears do in the woods.

Testing a 20,000 watt light bulb.

Nice guy but his neighbors hate him.

[Top image (cropped and inverted) from here.]


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Lampyridine Hot Links

The Closer You Are, The Channels (1956)Despite numerous recordings, The Channels never had a nationwide hit due to lack of promotion, but they were popular on the east coast. The Closer You Are was a regional hit in New York and was covered by Frank Zappa in 1984.

LolFeds spotted.

Looks like a Stoner trap.

Teak dinghy rudder for sale.

The Impatient Trucker Dance.

The Concept of Pixel F%$#*&%g.

Fearless Grandmothers mean well.

Weather forecast: It’s gonna be trippy.

Next time you’re at Walmart ask for Bob’s Scribble Pads.

This 1891 German ”Weltrekord” Ratchet Screwdriver restoration probably lowered its value as an antique, but it’s a cool gadget.

“The easiest way to be at the top of your field is to choose a really small field.” – Simone Giertz

[Top image: Cropped image of un-photoshopped image of this photo-shopped Southern Elephant Seal that went viral.]


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Allochthonous Hot Links

Right Around The Corner, The “5” Royales (1956)The Royal Sons Quintet, aka The Royals, aka The “5” Royales were a gospel group that made the crossover to R&B and laid the foundation for what would later be called Soul Music. Active during the years 1951 through 1965, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Rock and roll.

This poor dog.

Norwegian Word.

GET OUT OF MY #@%$’n CAR!

Armed robbery is hard in Russia.

Bunkerville is a good name for a blog.

Recreating a 121 year old hamburger.

“Cool costume, bro, but what ARE you?”

Anyone besides me want to see him attacked by giant lagoon weasels?

The saddest Egyptian god. He has a dung beetle for a head.

[Top image: Bean goose flying upside down (“whiffling”) near Arnhem, Netherlands. It’s a quick maneuver  by young show offs. More here.]


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Grallatory Hot Links

Funny, Joe Hinton (1964)First recorded by country singer Billy Walker in 1961, Joe Hinton’s version made No. 13 on Billboard’s Top 100, No. 1 on Cash Box Magazine’s R&B list, and was one of Willie Nelson’s first hits as songwriter. The title Funny How Time Slips Away was shortened on the record label. Hinton succumbed to skin cancer in 1968 at the age of 38.

Al and Gloria.

Bird from hell.

This wheelbarrow.

Only Charlie Watts. R.I.P.

THIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE.

Another Funny is posted here.

How to keep your notes warm.

Raccoon kit learns the trades.

Springfield School District board meeting?

Watch a tortoise eat stuff [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

This is what jellyfish larvae look like. The comments are fun, too.

Someone thought it was a good idea to put antifa (?!) in the classroom.

[Top image: Unknown source, probably from Reddit. h/t rightymouse.]


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Absquatulating Hot Links

I Can See Everybody’s Baby, Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers (1955)Ruth Brown was known as “Miss Rhythm” and “The Queen of R&B,” while Atlantic Records was called “The House That Ruth Built.” The Rhythmakers [sic] provided backup vocals and were better known as The Drifters.
Brown recorded many hits from  1949-1955,  and faded from public view in the ’60s to become a housewife and mother. She returned to music in 1975 at the urging of Redd Foxx.


Rabbit hole.

How to win.

Click here.”

Three surprises.

Orange Man Bad.

2-Stroke V8 Rudezon.

When it’s not your time.

Detection of a Goose affair.

Music assignment for stoners.

Road deaths 2018-19, UK vs. US.

[Top image: Still from short film Adiosu (2013) by Martino Pinna found here.]


Hurricane Ida live tracking images via WeatherUnderground; animated satellite image at NOAA.


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Saxicolous Hot Links

Bop Cat Stomp, King Charles & His Orchestra (1954)Except for discography and a few audio recordings on YouTube, I can find almost nothing about Charles Morris (aka King Charles, Blue Charlie Morris, Left Hand Charlie and Morris Charles). If anyone has a link to his background, please leave a comment and I’ll update this post.


Weather.

Pit Brow Lasses.

Pun for your life.

Iowan pick up lines.

Fischeinwickelpapier.

Bob’s Electric Theater.

Steve goes on a beer run.

X-Ray animation of beatboxing?!

The International House of Logorrhea is my go-to source for Hot Links titles.

Billy Ireland & the KKK. Good stuff (despite some unnecessary extraneous commentary). Nice collection of Ireland’s work here.

Misc. – Still trying to bitchslap the new WP format into something tolerable. It’s almost there,  I’m still messing with the unpredictable, and I’m not responsible for the overuse of white space. – Bunk

[Top image found here with the caption: “A female pit brow worker, the photograph was probably taken at the Wigan Coal and Iron Co Ltd.”]


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