Stray Polyps from the Internest
Got To Get You Off My Mind, Soloman Burke, 1965 Burke: “It was written in California the night of Sam Cooke’s death. I learned of Sam Cooke’s death after leaving him two hours prior to that. At the same time I learned about my wife wanting a divorce. A special delivery letter was at the desk waiting for me in the hotel.”
Background vocals include Dee Dee Warwick (sister to Dionne Warwick) and Emily “Cissy” Houston (mother of Whitney Houston and aunt to the Warwick sisters).
Drive to Learn – Learn to Drive.
Homeless man talks about heroin.
Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World
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From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.
Social media discussions [via Tim Conway Jr.]:
“True story. Okay, so I’m like sitting on State Route 4 enjoying some midnight road pizza, minding my own business, and this car comes outta nowhere and BAM!
“I’m like, ‘Dude, didn’t you see me eating that dead crow? Are you blind?’ They always say the same damn thing as they help you up:
“‘Sorry, I didn’t see you. You were invisible.’ Meanwhile, blood’s spewing out my ears like a Bronx fire hydrant on a hot summer day. So I bit him.
“I’m like, ‘Sorry, your hand was invisible. Ever had rabies?’
“So, yeah. I bought him 21 shots that night and he never even thanked me.”
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[Top one is for Bob2. Others were found in here, sans links. The 2nd reminds me of this classic Utoobage.]
Haven’t seen our ‘possums around here lately, and the slugs and snails are missing, too. Coincidence? Nah.
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That’s our juvy possum who comes around every night to clean up the catfood messes that the cats leave behind. Not counting the tail, he’s about a foot long, maybe about a year and a half old. Although they don’t see very well, after a few camera flashes this one was seeing nothing but red dots when he trundled off.
Small town crime: troublemakers in New Castle Pennsylvania 1930s – 1950s. Mug shots were rescued from the trash, and the blogger researched the stories from newpaper clippings.
Nice time-lapse video of the preparation of a space shuttle launch.
Interesting documentary on Michael Larson who in 1984 won over $110,000 in a single day on a game show by beating the system. Part 1 of 11 here.
What it’s REALLY like to work in a music store [found here].
11′-8″ is the critical dimension, and a bridgecam records canopeners.
“Baltimore Clap” is an odd animation. Might be disturbing for the young set.
Find out what woodworms sound like here.
Clever interactive video time waster (with NSFW/K language).
There’s a website for everything on the internest. This one is an archive of images of dead armadillos.
What kind of man reads Tacky Raccoons? Here’s one of ’em.
Make me smile and grin a lot.
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The great minds of the marketing department at Volkswagon have come up with this dealie. The idea is that you plug in your picture, and that of your spouse, and it shows you what your offspring will look like, all animated in the back seat of a VW something. Very odd, but here’s the link:
We at Tacky Raccoons took a test drive on this bizarre concept, just to see how it would run. Here are the results:
Experiment No. 1: Sarah Palin & John McCain
Experiment No. 2: Joe Biden & Barrack Obama
Experiment No. 3: Marilyn Monroe & Bunk Strutts
Results: A pairing between a dead sex symbol and a live possum appears to result in better looking progeny than those of the other candidates, and if I say any more, I’m just gonna get in trouble with the lovely Mrs. Strutts who’s holding a hot skillet and asking me what the hell I’m doing. Gotta go. Talk amongst yourselves…
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