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Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Mama’s Got A Squeezebox, Daddy Wants To Drive Railroad Spikes Through His Temples.

Monday, 10 July 2017

“When Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. When Papa ain’t happy, nobody gives a shit.”

[Found here.]

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Monday, 26 June 2017

[Found here.]

This Is Not A Fly Nose.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

With vertebrates, a proboscis is a nose. With invertebrates, it’s a feeding appendage (I didn’t know that either).

[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Yeah, I know it went viral yesterday, but so what. That’s the first time I saw it (and I reposted it just like everyone else did, except at least I linked my sources). Besides that, it’s still an awesome pic.

When I was a teenager I witnessed a “small” tornado that passed about a mile or so away from our house. Hail was raining down, sky was black with clear orange sky underneath, the funnel was a churning slow-moving mass of brown with no distinct edges. Next thing I recall is my dad grabbing me by the collar and throwing me into the basement where we hunkered down and listened to the static on the AM transistor radio.

The following day I drove to the neighborhood that took the hit. One side of the road was untouched, but the other was all splinters.

[Found here, story here, related posts here.]

When Rainbows Attack

Thursday, 1 June 2017

[Found here.]

Miss Arrowhead 1952

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

[Found in here, via here.]

What a drip.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

As far as I can tell, that’s the work of Celia Basto. She’s got some interesting stuff on her blog.

[Found here.]

John Logie Baird’s Contribution To The World: The 1926 Televisor

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The eerie image … shows the first image to ever be transmitted onto television. The year was 1926, and Scottish inventor John Logie Baird had successfully broadcast his business partner’s face through an apparatus he dubbed “the televisor”, which was of course the early version of all television sets today.

I’m guessing that’s a still from a 16mm test film, or perhaps it wasn’t animated at all and it was just a flickering image transmitted to a small (3.5″ x 2″) video display.

Another source includes this commentary:

One staff member quoted [the Editor of the London Daily Press] as saying: “For God’s sake, go down to the reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless. Watch him – he may have a razor on him.”

Following his demonstration in 1926, Baird developed colour TV and brought out the world’s first mass produced television set in 1929.

[Top image and caption found here; 2nd image and cap here.]

Moses Don’t Surf.

Monday, 8 May 2017

He makes the breaks but can never ride them.

[Found here. Related .gif in here.]

144 pixels vs. 1280 pixels

Monday, 24 April 2017

pixellated-dog-144-vs-1280

Yeah. We had one of our dogs pixellated.

[Found here.]


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