Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Passive-Aggressive-Anti-Pro-Non-Confrontational Hot Links

Sunday, 5 February 2017

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THIS is a happy dog.

THIS is a happy sloth.

THIS is a link to a zoomable image of Trump’s Inauguration.

10 things you probably didn’t know about Chester Burnett [via].

The Hamilton Face Band featuring Ruth Underwood.

Still not sure who Ruth Underwood is? Try this.

Frankie and Bobby – a review of Bob Zappa’s memoir.

Check out these dragster bicycles. [h/t Carl L. via email]

Remember your / your dad’s / your grampa’s Sting-Ray? I don’t either, but here’s a short history. Its precursor was owner-modification – remove and reverse the handle bars from an old Huffy, angle them upwards like steer horns and remove the plastic grips; then hit it with sandpaper so it rusts and looks badass. Gears? You got one, and hand brakes were for pussies. Clip playing cards to the forks with clothespins for motor sounds. If you scored a Sting-Ray, the next thing was to save up for a sissy bar so you could pop wheelies effortlessly and be the envy of the kickball crowd.

Batbot is cool.

How to cook shrimp in 3 seconds [h/t Bunkessa].

Need cutting edge website design? Your search ends here. (Thanks, Bloort!)

[Top image found here. Spot the aberration.]


[Confidential to Randy L. of Bellingham for YKW: Muchisimas grassyass!]

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Postprandial Hot Links

Sunday, 29 January 2017

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On 24 January, Mozilla disabled the popular “Web Of Trust” (WOT) add-on to the Firefox browser due to security / privacy breaches. Other browsers that allow the add-on (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.) are affected as well. The problem was verified by a German team last November, and has yet to be remedied by the WOT engineers.

Lightning strikes as seen from space.

Lightning strikes caused by a volcano.

Bears with chainsaws. Some of the images are very cool.

Hunting snakes in the ‘Glades: Professional snake trackers were brought in from India to help with a python problem.

Amazing makeup timelapse [via].

Anxiolytic effect of hepatocyte growth factor infused into rat brain. I typed in some random letters into a Google search to find this gem.

#NotMySuperbowl is hilarious.

[No, that’s not a coyote carcass on a stake in the top picture. It’s a scaregoose. Really. Story here, via here.]

High Fidelity Hot Links

Sunday, 15 January 2017

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It’s all Whack.
(Click on the image at the link.)

President George W. Bush touching the heads of bald men.

Sports.

34 Weasel Balls.

Weasel Ball spooks an emu.

How many men does it take to capture an emu?

Emu and Ostrich facts.

The song of the Ostrich.

Johnny Cash: “I was almost killed by an ostrich.”

Top image: Tribute painting of Johnny Cash battling the ostrich by Erika Jane.

 

Hot Links on the Half Shell

Sunday, 8 January 2017

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Agoraphobic? This SpyCam Suit records 360° videos of your surroundings so you can walk around with your eyes closed and check out your surroundings in private later.

Watch Yo Mouth.” Nope. Not gonna play that game. Ever. [via]

From the Fun Facts to Know and Tell Department:
Americans say, “Van Go,” the Brits say, “Van Goff.” Neither pronunciation of Vincent Willem Van Gogh‘s surname is correct. In Dutch, it’s “von khakh,” with “kh” as a guttural [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑn ˈɣɔx] but if you can’t handle gutturals, it’s pronounced “Vahn Kahk.”

Night Flight OPs video aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is pretty cool [via].

Victor Davis Hanson on the 2016 Presidential Election.

Captain James Kirk on the USS Zumwalt.

How long is a slip? According to the Americans with Disabilities Act Section 235.2 it’s 40 feet.

10 minutes; 1 minute; 10 seconds – A Speed Drawing Challenge. This fun exercise has been around for decades as a way to teach students how to sketch. It forces you to focus on the essentials.

[Top image found here. Looks like me when I was 12.]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Hot Links

Sunday, 18 December 2016

NOEL is LEON spelled backwards, so here is Mr. Redbone (with Dr. John) from the album “Christmas Island.”

Nice list of Christmas Carols organized by language.

Here’s a great title from 1553: “Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle” (“Bring a Torch, Jennette, Isabelle.”)  Basically, two girls are directed to create a fire hazard in a stable, someone bangs on the door to deliver cakes, but there’s a sleeping newborn so everyone better shut up.

The medieval Christmas carol, “Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris” (“Between the Ox and the Grey Ass”) as performed on 10 Theramins.

Q: What’s the oldest Christmas carol?
A: I dunno, but here’s a start.

Every Christmas Tree needs a Jingle Pug.
(That one’s for you Ms. Oops.)

The Story of the Crap Tree.

The missus showed me a coupon that included a turkey stuffing recipe using White Castle Sliders yesterday. Wow.

Every rock band has a Christmas song, including The Ramones.

Los Angeles Ex-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, aka Tony Villar, grunts “Jingle Bells” [via The John and Ken Show AM640KFI].

Pah-Rumpa-Pum-Pum indeed. This is the best version ever.

Ever hear anyone say, “Now, bring us some figgy pudding?” Neither have I, but if someone does, this is what you gotta do.

Completely Formed Plastic Easy To Build Ready To Paint Hot Links

Sunday, 11 December 2016

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Q: What’s the link between the USS Arizona Memorial and Elvis?
A: THIS.

It knows what you’re doing [via].

Nope. You can’t swim in molasses.

The Stanford University Marching Band horn section [story here].

Crazy Snail and things.

To pundits and journalists: Please stop using the phrase, “It begs the question.” It doesn’t mean what you think it means.

I Googled “Hair Monster Food” and got this.

Warning for Parents: this is a potentially dangerous doll.

Gift Ideas Archive is an archive of Gift Ideas.

Papa Was A Rolling Hot Links

Sunday, 4 December 2016

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Pure brilliant simplicity: “It’s my dog.”

Here’s the unofficial History of AutoTune.

Fan of The Walking Dead? Here are some of the filming locations.

High Resolution Corrugated Cardboard.

Milton Friedman’s argument against Inheritance Taxation.

Wait! Do that again!

It’s deep. Real deep. Even deeper than that. It’s scary deep.

Magnets In Slow Motion.

Guessing Someone’s Age By Their First Name.

From The-Emperor-Has-No-Clothes Department: “My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic.”

Clever camouflage entry door.

[Top image from here, and I messed with it a tad.]

 

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Hot Links

Sunday, 27 November 2016

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11 Epic RickRolls.  This one’s classic-al in case you missed it. Here are two more.

Andrew Loomis’ Fun With A Pencil [1939] was his first book, and my all-time favorite. Download it and give it to your favorite budding artist.

Pink Halibut is not a medical affliction.

Tardigrade plush animals [via].

How to read divinations signs from candle burning – the Hoodoo Method.

An image of a woman wearing hat and sunglasses with a plastic bee on her nose is available for purchase here.

99 + 86.

The Divje Babe flute, estimated at 43,000 years old, is the oldest surviving wind instrument. It was played by Neanderthals.

The Geißenklösterle flute is pretty old, too.

[Top image of a drive-in restaurant movie theater found in here.]

Roof On A Tin Cat Hot Links

Sunday, 20 November 2016

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lima bean (n.)
1756, associated with Lima, Peru, from which region the plant (Phaseolus lunatus) was introduced to Europe c. 1500. Among the earliest New World crops to be known in the Old World, Simmonds’ “Dictionary of Trade” (1858) describes it as “esteemed,” but it has the consistency of a diseased dog kidney.

I grew up with a subscription to Mad Magazine. Check out what writer Dick DeBartolo is doing these days.

Jupiter’s fanny.

Interesting list of “hate crimes” that were hoaxes (with links).

Antnado.

Grifters. I’ve seen ’em everywhere I’ve ever lived. I remember growing up in Ohio and hearing the warning that “the Williamsons are in town.” Their gig was to offer to reseal your asphalt driveway with hot mop. The “hot mop” washed away with the next rain, and by that time they were out of town.

10 Best Leon Russell Songs (R.I.P. 1942-2016).

Potato & Carrot Weaponry.

A turkey’s gender can be determined from its droppings–males produce spiral-shaped poop and females’ poop is shaped like the letter J. More fun turkey facts here.

[Top image from here.]

Live Streaming Hot Links

Sunday, 13 November 2016

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Late Election predictions by media talking heads were spot on.
Here’s one reaction. Here’s another. Okay, I’ll stop.

The Dig Tree was where the Burke and Wills Expedition buried supplies in 1861. It was Australia’s version of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, except they had camels instead of horses. Out of 19 explorers, only one man survived the trek.

How to make Holy Water [via].

Very cool World Map puts things in better perspective [via].

Clever Billy Bass Hack.

The Timberline Lodge should look familiar to horror film fans.

Woman describes why she (legally) immigrated to the U.S.

Another WMD (Washing Machine Destruction) video [via].

[Top image from here.]


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