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Swinging Mama, Tiny Grimes (1974) Guitarist Lloyd “Tiny” Grimes (1916-1989) played with many jazz notables. In the late 1940s he had a hit on a jazzed-up version of Loch Lomond with the band billed as Tiny “Mac” Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders. They wore kilts and included Red Prysock on tenor sax and singer Screaming Jay Hawkins.

FEAR.

The Rescue.

Two portraits.

Rent-A-Dwarf.

Die Kugelpanzer.

Don’t touch the trash can.

Invasion of The Worm Men.

Self-service grocery store.

One Miilion Frames Per Second.
[h/t Pam M.]

It’s a spider and it’s radioactive.

Happy Mothers’ Day!

[Top image found on Pinterest: Dark Mamika, photo by Sacha Goldberger, unknown date.]


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

PENGUINNNNN!

[Found in here; unaltered penguin noise here.]

The Doctor Will See You Now

That appears to be self-portrait artist Samuel Fosso, from a series titled African Spirits (ca. 2008). Born in Camaroon, he fled the Nigerian Biafra Wars, found refuge in Bangui, Central African Republic.

[Images found without captions here and credits Jean Marc Patras.]

Little Porky Peeper

In the mid-19th Century, not long after the invention of photography, John Benjamin Dancer (1812 – 1887) began printing tiny photographs onto glass slides at his studio in Liverpool, England. In Paris, René Dagron (1817 – 1900) wondered how to circumvent the need for an expensive microscope to view them. In 1859, Dagron patented the first Stanhope lens mounted with a mini-photograph.

He named it after the magnifying device invented 50 years earlier by Charles Stanhope, Third Earl Stanhope (1753-1816). In the late-18th century, Stanhope invented lenses which allowed all sorts of “viewers” to house images in secret. Stanhopes, also called Bijoux Photomicroscopiques, became known as ‘peep holes’, ‘peep-eye views’ or ‘peeps’.

And this little piggy had a secret…

Continue reading “Little Porky Peeper”

He pressed the red button…

When you take a photograph of a frog just as it activates its hyperspace drive

[Image from July 2015 found  here via Tineye, caption found all over the internest. h/t Nate L.]

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