Posts Tagged ‘miscellany’

Tacky Raccoons’ 7th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Sunday, 3 August 2014

We’ve featured the Top Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 2 August 2007 and this year is no different. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2014).  NR indicates Not Ranked.

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Cute Baby Giraffe

No. 11/nr/74 – Cute Baby Giraffe

No. 10/2/10 – 10/10/10 10:10:10

science-fair-barbie1

No. 9/11/21 – Death Row Barbie and Other Science Fair Projects

How To Piss Off A Golden Retriever

No. 8/nr/28 – How To Really Piss Off A Golden Retriever

No. 7/3/5 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

capybara lap warmer

No. 6/1/3 – Capybara Lapwarmer

Jose Fernandez

No. 5/nr/48 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 297 – Page Turner, Giraffe Gymnastics & “Did You Catch That?”

No. 4/5/15 – Babe Cannon

Giant Isopod

No. 3/7/24 – “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”

SNAKE

No. 2/nr/2 –  LOL FERRET: Episode 1

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

The .Gif Friday Post No.133 – Needlepoint Dog is Awesome!

“Needlepoint Dog” is a new entry in the Tacky Raccoons Blogoversary Hit Parade, with a score of 1/nr/19. We posted it on 25 June 2010 just days after it appeared at the source. Within 5 days of posting, it spiked, then went relatively dormant traffic-wise until February of this year and it’s been in the No. 1 slot for 6 months straight.

Not only is the concept great, the animation of the reverse side is even better. Congrats!

Although Tacky Raccoons doesn’t attract a lot of comments, we appreciate the “likes” and those who “follow” us. Now let’s talk Twitter. We’ve had an account for several years as an experiment to see how many followers we could get with the stated intent of providing absolutely no content and about 30 people played along. This is going to change.

Starting today, anyone who follows @BunkStrutts will get automatic notifications of new posts, perhaps some occasional inane snark from me, and all in fun. We’ll see where it goes, and if it clogs up my email inbox with too many Tweet notifications, I’ll deal with it. (There’s a button on the upper right sidebar to beam you over to Twitterville, too. You don’t need to sign up to Twitter to read it. We’ve done the same with FaceBook, even though I don’t use it much).

Wish you all the best,

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit

The Official Cutting Edge Tacky Raccoons Store

for trendy and stylish acoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

Hot Links of the Apocalypse

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Wednesday Morning LA Traffic

Nice video: Los Angeles sans traffic.

Mrs. Straight Six has a nice collection of retromobiles.

36 years of family photos.

How to get a wash cloth wet in zero gravity and what happens when you wring out.

Serious crappy commercials. Serious.

It’s true. ESPN = PPPP.

Classic PPPLol.

RIP Nelson Mandela, who was not always an old man, nor was he a saint.

Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilising terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. [via]

But then there’s always Little Isidore to lighten the mood.

Ruben & The Hot Links

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Chet Phillips Flip Faces

Chet Phillips’ flip-face thingy is kinda fun.

This song is awesome. Ruben & The Jets’ first album was produced by Frank Zappa, (and is not the same band or record as the Mothers’ previous album “Cruisin’ With Ruben & The Jets“).

Yay! Woosk is back from a seven-month vacation!

Here’s an interesting collection of historical oddities.

Head Full Of Snakes Magazine.

Ninja Hamster House [via].

Like early 20th century animation? Tralfaz is a good place to start.

Tacky Raccoons’ 6th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Saturday, 3 August 2013

We’ve featured the Top Posts for each year since this blog was whelped in 2007. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months followed by last year’s, and we’ve added a third for all-time rank (August 2007 – August 2013).  NR indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image and it’ll take you to the original post.

science-fair-barbie1

No. 11/nr/22  Death Row Barbie & Other Science Fair Projects

Animated Scales

No. 10/nr/72 – The .gif Friday Post 65: Animated Scales

Dude. Awesome.

No. 9/nr/69 –  The .Gif Friday Post No.204 – DUDE. AWESOME.

No. 8/7/6 – Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection

Giant Isopod

No. 7/nr/31 –  “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”

No. 6/9/24 -The .Gif Friday Post No.104 – Catsup

No. 5/8/18 -Babe Cannon

No. 4/4/12 – 10:11:10 11/10/11

No. 3/6/5 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

No. 2/5/11 – 10/10/10 10:10:10

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

Capybara Lapwarmer!

This bit of furry awesomeness was Number 2 in August 2012, down from Number 1 in 2011, and Caplin Rous is back in the top slot for most views with a score of 1/2/3. Congrats!

Thank all of you who visit, follow & link to Tacky Raccoons, and I hope you’re at least mildly amused at what our intrepid webminers have produced on a daily basis for the past six years. — Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit

The Official Cutting Edge Tacky Raccoons Store

for trendy and stylish acoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

Oil-Finish Steel Hotlinks

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sh*t My Students Write.

Chaetopterus pugaporcinus aka the pigbutt worm.

Cool exhibition of Conway’s Game of Life here.

Nice collection of Living fossils.

Nan goes Christmas shopping in Singapore.

If you’re going to run over your own kid, do it with a Landrover.

A Twinkies inker exposed.

It’s a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford. Winslow Arizona trompe l’oeil. (Only criticism – there oughtta be a Jackson in the upper window instead of an eagle.)

Ugly house photos.

Cutting a torus – The Möbius Bagel [via].

On Anthropogenic Global Warming, this is a fun read, and educational, too.

For those who think this blog is about Raccoons, here ya go. [h/t A.U.]

In compliance with Stacy McCain‘s Rules Numbers 2 & 5 on how to get a million hits on your blog, we took a vote and figured why the hell not.

Top image found here.

#Occupy Hot Links

Sunday, 6 May 2012

99% LMAO. Video to Free the Angels of #OWS.

Twitter lollageness here. https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/bunkstrutts

Faber College & Delta House.

Everything you can think of that’s cool on piano can be found here.

Interesting website that debunks myths and stereotypes of autistics, with testimony.

The only limit is yourself at Zombo.com.

Got some polarized glasses for watching 3D movies? Put ’em on, walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror and close one eye.

This site blows me away.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the single-note guitar solo.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker.

Old Plank Road & Oiled Earth Road.

Top image is from this collection of Awesome graffiti.

Take off your coat and pull up a Hot Links

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Crappercycle is designed to save paper toilet seat covers. Really.

“Sit Better – Fit Better – Feel Better – Naturally Better” is the motto of the manufacturer of a toilet seat made especially for wide loads  help you  5#!+ better. Really.

Here’s a clever fixture that allows evacuation without even pulling your pants down. Really.

Like music from the WWII era? Here you go.

Free cabin porn [via Woosk].

A five year old identifies corporate logos [via Miss Cellanea].

Goths Up Trees is self explanatory.

Big Bad Wolf is big (and dead).

Cool photos here.

Bunk Johnson.

We now conclude our broadcasting day.


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