Carminative Hot Links

Seven Day Weekend, The New York Dolls (1973) Recorded live in New York City, 11 August 1973, and if you close your eyes they sound exactly like the 1962 original by Gary Bonds & The Church Street Five.

Gen Jones?

Missed a spot.

What Time Is It?

Mrs. Clarice DeBack.

They weren’t lying in 2019.

Dude got spooked [via Bunkerville].

Daylight Saving: Spring Forward (2014 trailer).

Breaking News. Suspect let loose minutes before arrest.

Maslenitsa, Nikola-Lenivets Park & the Tower of Babel.

Sound-powered telephones have been used since at least 1944.

[Top image: Phicoon found on FB, or maybe here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

Phi Happens.

“Dropped my bottle of Frank’s hot sauce from the fridge and the spillage looks like the golden ratio. The universe is trying to tell me something.”

[Image & caption from here. Related posts here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Nick Offerman, John Edmark & Phi, HST & Roy Buchanan

I’ve never seen a single episode of “Parks & Recreation,” but this advert featuring actor  Nick Offerman is mildly amusing [via]. It doesn’t go far enough IMO. Someone tell Nick that I’d be happy to outline a horror story based upon actual events.

John Edmark creates some amazing stuff using the irrational number Phi, laser cutters and strobes [via].

Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 documentary about rogue reporter Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Nick Nolte. Thompson was an amusing unhinged journalist who set the standard for inserting himself into every story he ever covered.

Gotta have at least one music vid, and we haven’t posted any Roy Buchanan in a while, so there you go.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, folks, and please take the time to remember what it’s all about.

The .Gif Friday Post No.461 – Playing with Echeveria

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Yeah, I was bored.

Phi Do

Phi Phun

This either explains a lot, or it doesn’t.

[Found here. Related posts here and here. If it still doesn’t make sense to you, click here.]

Amasunzu (circa 1923)

Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923.
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923.

It’s like a giant brain-sucking leech. I want one.
Oh wait…

[Image, caption, and more about the hairstyle here.]

On Drafting Geometries.

FIBONACCI DODECAHEDRON Rafael Araujo

Rafael Araujo‘s work blows me away considering it’s hand-drafted and not computer-generated (unless he traced it and hand-lettered it). Either way, it’s killer manual drafting, and some day I’d like to talk to him about it.

[Confidential to R. Araujo – I saw what you did there. – Bunk]

[Related post here.]

Hurricane Sandy & The Golden Ratio φ

Golden Ratio

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BTW. nature doesn’t run on mathematics, and the typical example of a nautilus shell exhibiting the proportions of Phi has been debunked. It’s still a fun exercise, counting the seeds in a sunflower’s (or pine cone’s) spirals and dividing the larger number by the smaller to see how close it approximates Phi.

Oddly enough, if you multiply Phi by ten it gives you the approximate average miles per hour on Interstate 10 between Santa Monica and Los Angeles in either direction at any hour of the day and any day of the week. TRUE.

[Image of Hurricane Sandy (2012) found here. The definition of Phi is stuck in my head, but it’s also found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Cold Capybara, Doodles in Math Class & Miles Davis

When a capabara clicks and huffs, it’s angry and this one is really pissed at the snow.

The Utoobage videos entitled “Doodling In Math Class” are pure awesome. This one relates the Golden Rectangle and irrational number Phi to botany.

Miles Davis, live in Munich 1988. I saw him in the early 80s, and the performance was amazing. Nice groove here.

Late posting this – got kind of busy with other stuff last night. Have a great weekend, see ya tomorrow.

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