Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Positive Negative Hot Links

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Kilroy as a parallel LC circuit or band-stop filter

Ultra-High Speed photography .gifs are ultra-slow to load, but they’re worth the wait.

Johnny Ramone’s tee shirt.

Interesting essay on the existence and non-existence of the FBI Files on cartoonist Walk Kelly. [Related post here.]

Michael row de boat ashore, Hallelujah!” Earliest known published lyrics of that song date to 1867 and were written in dialect. It was sung by former slaves whose owners had abandoned St. Helena Island prior to the arrival of the Union navy. [Wiki]

Gullah is still spoken on St. Helena Island. It’s a creole language.

B̕͝ro̸̡ḱe̴͞n̢ ̶͟c̡u͢͞b̨e̵̸̢.

Squirrel painlessly removes girl’s tooth. TRUE.

The Queen’s Green Screen.

[Top image: A parallel LC circuit or band-stop filter. Image found here, via here.]

One Chord Hot Links

Sunday, 5 June 2016


Amazing Naval weaponry: Lasers, Railguns and Hypervelocity Projectiles. If this is unclassified, just think of the stuff that is.

Greek Fire was a weapon used successfully to thwart invasions by muslim pirates in the early 7th century.

The Crusades were fought in response to Islamic aggression in the 11th century.

Who were the Barbary Pirates?

Okay, so the carpet caught fire. Big deal. It was an act of God.

Here are the rules for Kingyo-sukui.

Ruining Rock Paper Scissors. Look. Just throw the same 3 times in a row, then double your bet and throw the one that beats your previous three.  Pocket your winnings and leave the neighborhood asap. Coming up next: How to get dibs on a baseball bat.

Wild Man From Borneo by Kinky Friedman. One of these days he’s going to have a Tribute band.

I’m not a “gamer” so I’m not sure what to make of The Stanley Parable, but it looks pretty cool.

[Top image from The Greatest Rock Video Under Two Minutes Ever.]

High Cholesterol Hot Links

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Breakfast of Champions

Mime Wall is awesome.

Very cool. Also very hot.

The lightning flash captured here happened during a May 20 storm not far from the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne. It was recorded at 7,000 frames per second using a high-speed camera.

(3-1) Dimensions = Cool Illusions. Wait for the last one [via].

Cell Phone Etiquette.

A waste is a terrible thing to mind.

Parkour Relay.

“When I was a boy, we had to walk to… oh wait. Nevermind.”

[Top image from here.]

Let’s Kiss & Make Up Hot Links

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sophie Tweed Simmons

Unmelting a lollipop [via].

Fun with math, stats & logic.

Here’s one of the images you get if you arbitrarily Google “DOG FACE HEAD.”

15 year-old discovers lost Mayan city in Canada. (Okay, yeah, there’s a grammar thang going on there, but so what.)

I didn’t know what “stimming” was until I read this.

ICYMI Dept.: Curtis James Jackson III (aka rapper 50 Cent aka  BigazzPantload) records himself harassing a white autistic guy working at CVG Airport, then claims it was an accident. [More here.]

Cool looping animation is cool and looping and animated.

Samantha Fish gonna put a spell on you, and they ain’t nothin’ you can do ’bout it.

This is pure awesome.

[Top image screen capped from KISS Makeup Tutorial – How to apply makeup to look like Gene Simmons by Gene Simmons featuring daughter Sophia Tweed Simmons [via].

Totally Biased Hot Links

Sunday, 8 May 2016


This video needs no soundtrack.

Finally, some hand-crafted Javascript.

Lego Train GoPro video [via].

A Proportional-Integral-Derivative controlled (PID), 6 degree of freedom (6-DOF) Stewart platform is very cool.

Fake Hate Crimes in the U.S. Database [via].

Batman vs. Superman [via].

Although my kids drew it on their notebooks, I still don’t know what it means.

Hippos eating watermelons.

[Top image coopted and edited from here. She once lived here. Related post here.]

Hot Links Of The Apocalypse

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Captain Beefheart

Meatball Parade has earworm potential.

The Mumble Song by the Charioteers.

Clark Terry mumbles the best. (Wait for the punchline.)

This is a big crack.

If someone calls you a punk, brat, jerk, dunce, fool, rube, bum, barbarian, cretin or a bunghole, he/she probably doesn’t know the source of those terms of endearment.

Flibberty Jib describes this Presidential Election cycle perfectly.

Captain Beefheart’s Ten Commandments.

Hot Links To Die For

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Not Me

Young Horse + Bubble Wrap [via].

Ferrets in a ball-pit of chocolate Easter eggs [via].

World’s largest cat painting has been sold.

“There are three things my brother Chico is always on- a phone, a horse or a broad.” –Groucho Marx

The London Stone is an historical landmark that’s supposed to be really important, but it’s so old that nobody remembers why.

Kids’ unfartunate spelling errors.

Awesome 5-shot rubber band gun (with animations).

Alfred E. Neuman first appeared in 1894?

[Top image from here.]



Hot Links For Humanity

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Colorful Lady

The Ohio State University Marching Band (aka, The Best Damn Band In The Land) has a raccoon named Bon Qui Qui for a mascot. Thanks to all the Buckeye fans who inadvertently gave us a traffic spike of almost 5x normal yesterday. [Related posts here.]

Monumental Land Art in the U.S. Sorry, but I don’t consider a trench in the desert “Art,” but some of these are kinda cool.

There’s a Robert Redford movie coming out soon about Dan Rather, CBS and the Killian Documents Forgery Scandal. Here’s a breakdown of how the fraud began to unravel and who actually uncovered it.

A selfie from Mars.

She’s inane. She’s vapid. She’s @SocalityBarbie.


Someone doesn’t know what a knife is for.

Buster Keaton rocks [via].

Attach a corn cob to a long fishing pole, swing it at a rubber chocolate donut and try to avoid hitting a bunch of protesters with placards on sticks in a field. That’s Hornussen, aka Swiss Golf.

How about a Little Turtle Face?

Old Lady Chic: Wearing the 60’s in their 70’s.

Smokin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 30 August 2015


Page images from a 1965 edition of the Boy Scout’s Handbook bring back memories.

The Blob: 1,000 cubic feet of squid eggs discovered over 70 feet below the ocean surface (video at the link).

Puppy vs. Doorstop.

There’s a reason for wrapping your cabin in foil.

Hitchbot mugged in Philadelphia, is recuperating from injuries.

Top image from here [via]. Very cool graphics.

Greater Than Great Hot Links

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Duck People

Mr. Rogers’ acceptance speech.

For those who think wearing rings with monster eyes makes you look cool, they’re available here [via here].

Children’s songs, 1970s Belfast

Medieval illustrations of cats licking their butts [via].

Propaganda vs. reality.

Okay, this is brilliant.


Great Barrington – Business is Greater than Great! 

It appears that someone/some people have created a YouTube channel about the town of Great Barrington, MA that has a video for EVERY business in the town.

The song is the same in all of the videos and each video is just filled with some exteriors of the business.

I am obsessed.

this is real, people. and it’s realer than real.

It’s true. Business in Great Barrington is greater than great, and here’s proof:

Watch the entire play list. I know where I want to go on my next vacation, and I’ll check each establishment off my bucket list one at a time. Wait for the Great Barrington Cemetery
It’s greater than great.

[Top image from here.]







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