Nothing Much Happened Today.

[Found here. Nothing much of an archive here.]

Didelphimorphial Hot Links

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).


Cookie monsters.

Cockatoo delivery.

Brood X is coming!

Growing a salamander.

Insultos Antiguos I & II.

Morning people be like…

The posted speed is 1 pph.

Drive to Learn – Learn to Drive.

Homeless man talks about heroin.

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World

[Top image found here.]


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


Social media discussions [via Tim Conway Jr.]:

Open Mic Opossum

“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.”

[Image found here.]

Best Cookbook Ever.

Mickler compiled these rural recipes of great artery clogging goodness. Be sure to check with your doctor first before trying them, and no, there aren’t any possum or squirrel recipes. For those you need a copy of The Foxfire Appalachian Cookbook.


[Found in our kitchen, reminded of it by Amy Oops.]

Medieval WTF

medeval-wtf

A long, long time ago this painting made complete sense.

There’s a wood-fired forge, anvils, metal working tools, a peacock, a gryphon(?!) a deer and a bigass possum watching a naked man without genitalia cringe as a woman takes an axe to a parrot while the wind is blowing.

It’s an illustration from a French manuscript entitled The Personification of Nature Making Birds, Animals and People [ca. 1405].

Okay, so Mother Nature had already finished creating The BirdsThe Animals and at least one of The People, but then she realized that the poor guy needed a pecker. If anyone else has a better analysis, post it, because I’m done here.

[Image found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 440 – Shoe Drops, Kinkajou-fu & Funky Fungi

Shoe Drops

Kinkajou Fu

Funky Fungi

[Found here, here and here]

I think the second one is a possum (not an opossum) and not a kinkajou. No idea what that last one is, but it reminded me of this.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 320 – RIPBOB2, Possum, Snooze fan & Cat floss

DEVO

Possum
SnoozeFan
Feline Toothbrush

[Top one is for Bob2. Others were found in here, sans links. The 2nd reminds me of this classic Utoobage.]

Saturday Matinee – Pigeon Pong, Axe Cop and Jonathan & Darlene Edwards

Pigeon Pong. [via]

New Axe Cop animated series! (If you don’t know why Axe Cop is pure awesome, you haven’t been paying attention. CLICK HERE and follow the links.)

A fun holiday song (that Bunkarina named “dafuq?”).  Watch for the possum.

Have a great weekend, folks. There’s more awesome coming to a blog near you.