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A Little Change, Cam Cole 2019 Demo CD That’s not a band. He’s one guy, a street performer, with videos.

One fried egg.

Tornado omelet.

Surprised octopussy.

100 YEARS OF SLIDERS!

Historic bus stop shelter.

THIS thread is a must read.

Gelmerbahn descent in real time.

Let’s go. You’re singing it wrong.”

Who was known as “the Boss of the Plains”?

Intestines of non-uniform stiffness mold the corners of wombat feces. Duh.

Renowned cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace discusses the credibility of New Testament eyewitnesses.

[Top image is from Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi & Ron Barrett, 1988.]


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The .Gif Friday Post No. 608 – Turtle Tastes Back, Torching The Crawlies & Tattoo Removal

[Found here, here and here. Related .gif here.]

Signature Service Hot Links

Gas Can Guitar Boy

Why A Pair of Pants?

“Pants” is an abbreviation for “Pantaloons,” originally a two-piece garment, with one sleeve for each leg, both tied around the waist. The codpiece was a polite, yet not-so-polite, appurtenance. Pantaloons (with or without codpieces) were a hit in France in the late 1600s. What a surprise.

The word “pantaloons” comes from the French pantalon, derived from Italian pantalone, named after San Pantalone, aka Saint Pantaleone, aka Saint Panteleímon.

St. PantaleoneThat guy was pretty cool. He practiced medicine until he became a Faith Healer and was accused of witchcraft in 305AD. He survived being set on fire with torches, being dipped in molten lead, tied to a rock and thrown into the sea, fed to wild animals, torn apart on the rack, and a beheading. He freed a bunch of slaves, too. Once he agreed that beheading was usually lethal, he was beheaded a second time and he died.

But that’s not all.

In the Middle Ages he came to be regarded as the patron saint of physicians and midwives. A phial containing some of his blood has been preserved at Constantinople; on his Feast Days (he scored three – 27 July, 28 July, and 18 February) his blood boils. Pure awesome.

The origin of the taunt “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” is related.

Straatsen in the Netherlands [via].

Hexaflexigon burrito. Do it. Eat it.

Some of these DIY illusions are cool.

RHNB = Red Hot Nickel Ball. Nice video collection by a guy who knows what to do with one.

El Niño – He’s a-comin’ ta gitcha, and Google Maps has you covered.

We’ve all seen ’em. They’re called dickheads.

Don’t do this [via].

Do this instead. [Top image screen-capped from that video and doctored a tad.]


[Update: Added the Epilogue to the St. Pantaleone saga.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.193 – Balloon-Pants-Bird-Dog-Drum-Shoot, Llama Snub, Eat A Rat Owl

[Found here, here and here.]

Yeah! RIGHT IN HIS PANTS! EEEW!

I don’t understand it either, but it has something to do with Spiderman and the election results.

[Image from here.]