Van’s Shoes made them for Squeeky The Clown and others. Here’s a Short history of Clown Shoes.
This would have scared the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks out of me at that age. I’m guessing Squeeky was a friend of the family.
Clown Shoes Beer. Barista Breakfast Brown Ale is now on my bucket list.
“Dude, your car is total clown shoes.”
Example of usage of the slang pejorative “Clown Shoes” via Urban Dictionary.
The Eight Commandments of Clowning.
Joseph “Joey” Grimaldi was possibly the most influential clown you never heard of.
Krinkles The Clown is just a tad bizarre [via].
Puddles Pity Party is awesome.
Then there’s Wavy Gravy. There’s a movie about him, too.
[Top image of McFootwear found here.]
Hour, Day, Month, Year = 12, 22, 32, 42.
Say, “Ahoy, matey, dis be der ninetain off Septembarrrrgh,” or “Bring oat jer booty an’ I’ll let yer play wit me byrd,” and get a free donut. Do it while wearing an eyepatch, black tricorn hat or head scarf, striped shirt with tattered pants, a cutlass or dragoon, and a parrot on your shoulder and you’ll get a dozen. TRUE.
Getting to Woodstock 1969.
Riding electric scooters around the desert with space babes.
It sits on top of a refrigerator – somewhere – and it’s disturbing.
Ray Charles won three consecutive games of chess against Willie Nelson according to Willie Nelson. Sure he did, Willie [via].
Girls in wood bathing suits 1929.
Auf den leiben einer Wanderzelle IV. According to Google, that translates to “On the legs of a walking cell IV,” the caption here says “the perspective is an anatomical landscape from the inside of the nostril looking out.” There’s even a cute little booger.
This is a Kinesin Motor Protein. More about them here.
Epic Cat is still epic.
84 year old shows his stuff at Muscle Beach.
Weaponized Victimhood: “This is not a grand battle against institutionalised injustice. This is an addiction to indignation.”
The MiniMoog made music history. Here are Parts 1 & 2 of an interesting (but flat) documentary.
Remember Walter Carlos? He flipped the switch years ago, and nobody cared. Why does anyone care about that Bruce guy?
The Ramones 31 December1977 London. Very cool, but they didn’t play Sheena.
Canadian cities in the 1950s in watercolor.
Cussing in the carnival photobooth.
Incarcerated for his opinions in the United States of America, Dinesh D’Souza has a new film out.
FWIW, The Blogmocracy had trouble migrating their blog. Their new address is http://www.blogmocracy.com so update your bookmarks.
[Top image from here, with the caption:
“Already struggling with an impeachment challenge, the worst recession in a century and the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history, the Workers Party leader was given another reason to doubt she will complete her four-year term.”
Something sounds familiar.]
Interactive 3D Music Map is kinda cool. It’s a graphic representation of styles and their relationships/influences with a vertical timeline [via].
Incoming! Interactive map of immigration to the U.S. 1820-2013 [via].
How to make Ottoman spiral candy.
“They are evil monsters who attack us night and day,” and they’re a protected species. Take a guess as to what those monsters are before you click here.
Giorgio de Chirico.
Giorgio de Chirico’s work animated.
This guy doesn’t lose his cool despite being surrounded by belligerents.
[Top image from here.]
Cute little puppy.
Peaches and Bats.
How to make a leatherbound journal and then throw it into the fireplace.
On Monday 25 January 2016 Awesome happened. Bob Newhart called in to the Tim Conway Jr. show on KFIAM640. Here’s Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.
This is the greatest radio theme song ever.
Here’s the original Timmy Time Song.
The Bodysnatchers‘ ska cover of “Too Experienced” is very pretty.
Expand your emoticon vocabulary. Why type 😛 when you can type <°)))))>< ? Expand your emoticon vocabulary here.
I don’t know who thinks painted eyebrows are attractive, but the top image is from here.
Books In Chains: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times.
Fred Willard on Letterman 1987.
Zappa, Beefheart & Pink Floyd 1969 [via].
From the Unusual Sentences Department:
“Twenty minutes in, he stops, lifts his tail, and produces one phenomenally long and sonically impressive Super Fart.”
The Clark Brothers ca. 1948. Too slow? Jump to 02:40.
Charlie Ryan & The Timberline Riders – The B-Side of Hot Rod Lincoln: Hot Rod Hades.
This is kinda cool. It’s a Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder, and I like the soundtrack.
Whap whap whap whap.
How to make a cigar box diddley bow.
The Superbone begat the Firebird. Pretty ingenious in that it allows a B♭ trumpet player to play difficult keys (like F♯ major) with a slide adjustment.
[Top image: Maynard Ferguson playing a Firebird left-handed.]
Bear. Stop it. Stop it, Bear. Why are you breaking my kayak? Bear doesn’t speak English. Someone needs to add an instrumental background soundtrack with a heavy walking bass line to this.
This is so wrong. Chuck Berry sings Death Metal.
Regis Philbin and Cathy Lee interview The Ramones .
The Failure Players.
Charles Schulz disliked the name “Peanuts”.
Nice catch… using Barbie Gear.
Top image is not a photoshop. Check it out here [via].
The Argument Of The Beard goes like this:
“…For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once [one] begin[s] upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of at the time.”
Yet another way to win at Rock Paper Scissors.
It’s 11:22 according to the ferrofluid clock.
Mare brings horseyhubby a sammich [via].
Haka for Mr. Dawson Tamatea’s funeral.
Ever wondered what people do with clam saliva? Here you go.
BREAKING NEWS: The Antarctic ice cap is reportedly melting due to Anthropogenic Global Climate Change™. That means the temperature at the South Pole has risen at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s all your fault. [More here]
Chu Berry & His Stompy Stevedores with “ChuBerry Jam” from 1937 [via].
Russian landslide is creepy [via].
Vote for Gil Fulbright [via]. He’s as honest as honest can get. Honest.
Vote for Josh. He’s even more honest than Gil.
Yep. Pretty sure that was the first animated .gif.
Conceptual Ambient Sound Art. I made it to 02:45.
This is kinda fun: The Daily Potato News.
Life Is Beautiful (1997) is a movie that everyone of all ages should see IMO.
His great achievement in life involves rolling a ball.
“What do you think you are?! I am!” What a dork.
A mile of sheep [via].
THIS is awesome. A Rockabilly tribute to The Ramones.
[Top image of Disco Kermit with a ‘fro from here.]
Peyton rocks out. Kid’s got the moves.
We’ve posted these before, and they’re entirely awesome .gifs, just like these.
How to collect Birch Water and what to do with it.
What to do with pistachio shells?
What to do with a red-hot ball of nickel and a jawbreaker?
Balls roll uphill on this paper bridge. Pause the vid at 0:20 seconds and scratch your fuzzy head a bit before resuming play. Paper template here.
Horses snoring and farting.
Top image is a character sketch from The Lost Thing. It would have given me nightmares when I was a little tad.