Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Hot Links with Extra Sour Cream

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Humpty Doo Big_Boxing_Croc

The US Naval Institute released the results of their informal poll “Who Was The Greatest Woman In Military History?
The results are both surprising and unsurprising. I voted for Boadicea. She gave the military a spine to fight the Romans.

We posted a photo of Stanley The Great in April 2014 without really knowing who he was. Check out the update.

Bravo Land is now on my bucket list, if only to re-install erased history removed by evil people on The Slab o’ Time:

Inside the chain of stores, we immediately spotted the Bravo Land Slab o’ Time, an impressively massive tree cross-section propped against a wall. It’s from a Giant Sequoia blasted down in the 1950s, over 2,000 years old. It features a scattering of little metal labels nailed to it. A plaque explained: “The tags on the log denote growth rings that grew in the same year as various significant world events.”

“214 BC – Great Wall of China”…”197 BC – Roman Empire Begins.” There’s a 1,284 year gap, though, and the sign noted the “conspicuous absence of tagged growth rings from the 5th to the 15th centuries…. That period of time produced few significant events in world history.”

We’re not totally buying that. Closer inspection revealed missing tags radiating out from the slab center, two small holes indicating where each notable achievement used to be. We asked about it, and were told that “some political people” had come in and pointed out which milestone labels should be removed (you know, to fix world history).

We’ve seen timelines ravaged by tourism slab deniers before — but always on public land, at national and state parks. Complainers raise a stink, form a committee, and voila, adjusted! Bravo Land is a private enterprise. But once a slab is called out for being on the wrong side of history, there’s little choice but to get out the pliers and pry off the “Magna Carta,” and Columbus and Ponce de Leon “discovers” tags (we’re just guessing about the discards, since they’re gone).

Petey was a seal, but his real name was Shag. TRUE.

Stupid joke from a long time ago:

Okay, so a penguin is driving through the Mojave to Las Vegas when his A/C breaks down. He pulls into a repair garage in Pahrump and tells the mechanic that he needs air conditioning to survive the heat. Mechanic says, “There’s an ice cream shop a block away, cool down and be back in an hour.”

The penguin hits the ice cream shop, hangs out in the freezer eating ice cream, but since he only has flippers to hold the cones he makes a mess. An hour later he pays for the ice cream, cleans up the mess and returns to the mechanic and asks, “So what did you find?”

Mechanic says, “Looks like you blew a seal.”

Penguin wipes his beak and says, “Nah. It’s just ice cream.”

Trouble at Taminmin Humpty Doo.

Yeah, I said Humpty Doo.

[Top image is a tourist attraction at Humpty Doo and it cost $137,000 in 1983 bucks.]

Flying Burrito Hot Links

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Egyptian Donkey Jump

Growing food to feed people and animals is getting more efficient, reducing back-breaking manual labor. Check out this hi-tech stuff.

Everybody knows that it’s a big ‘ol goofy world.

I blame Hanna-Barbara for this.

Roller Skiing. Yeah. Skiing. With rollers. It’s also about the only time you can put the letter “i” twice in sequence in one word. (II could be wrong.)

Gecko hands dude has gecko hands.

This is what you get when you Google something arbitrary like “Dark Sunday Face.”

September 2012 to September 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Graph [via]. Like that’s a surprise.

How to clean and sanitize your forks and spoons.

Top image from Donkey Jumping in Egypt:

“In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 picture, Ahmed Ayman and his donkey jump over a barrier in the Nile Delta village of Al-Arid about 150 kilometers north of Cairo, Egypt. Donkeys are a fixture of daily life in rural Egypt, where they are used for transportation or to haul goods, and can often be seen in Cairo and other major cities. But itís rare to see a donkey gallop, much less go airborne.”

Stuff happens. Sometimes it’s caught on mic.

 

 

 

Polyunsaturated Hot Links

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Neanderthal facial reconstruction

Marine Harriers Strike ISIS Targets in Libya from USS Wasp

Classic from 2007: “What is oozing out of our ground?

Another classic: The Amish Virus.

Okay, so an enlisted 1st Class Navy Petty Officer got drunk, couldn’t start his vehicle due to a breathalyzer interlock. He captured a raccoon in an adjacent park brought it into his vehicle and squeezed it. The breathalyzer detected no alcohol on the raccoon’s breath, so the vehicle started, but the raccoon passed out from the squeeze. The driver left the animal unconscious on the floorboard of his vehicle. The raccoon awoke later and attacked the driver who then crashed his vehicle through a residential fence and into a swimming pool. TRUE. [h/t Dolphin Catcher.]

The Arnheiter Affair was a book published in 1971, suppressed via litigation, about Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter, best known for being relieved of command of the USS Vance after only 99 days.

Milton Friedman’s full smackdown of Phil Donahue. Jump to 00:20:40 for the Good n’ Greedy stuff.

“We’re singin’ Hidey-Ho ’til the cows come home, you know, and we’ll get all Glad N’ Greasy.” –The Beat Farmers 1986.

The politically correct crowd is upset over a joke featuring two labrador retrievers? Wow.

If you care what Elvis Costello‘s favorite music is, click here [via].

This song was pretty good, even though I have no idea what his point was.

[Top image: Reconstructed Neanderthal Facial Profile from here, and if you look hard enough you’ll find an unshaven Neanderthal hottie who could kick your ass.]

[Update: Repaired busted link.]

Subcutaneous Hot Links

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Corcoran Student Artwork

More women have baby faces on their knees than we thought.

#WhenIWasYourAge is amusing as far as Twitter hashtags go.

Pit bulls in flowers.

Children of Darkness and the institutions they live in. [This program contains language and sequences some viewers may find disturbing.]

Classic clip from The Prisoner: No. 6 chased by “Rover.”

A Rainbomb explained: “When the faucet really flips on, air can blast out of the sky at more than 115 miles per hour.” So there you go.

Canelo, el Mono Aullador más grande de la Senda Verde. Dare you to turn your speakers up and listen to the entire song.

“…rich, expansive and uniquely integrated academic curricula grounded in real-world experiences.” –A Quote from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Graduate Studies webpage. [Example of a Corcoran student’s work above, with quote, found here.]

Unperturbed 3×4 Hot Links

Sunday, 17 July 2016

They are roughly 3 inches by four inches

The Anacreontic Song as sung by the University of Michigan American Music Institute Chorus, with Scott Van Ornum on harpsichord and soloist Jacob Wright, conducted by Jerry Blackstone.

The complete words to “Defence of Fort M’Henry.”

The National Anthem, The Great War & The 7th Inning Stretch. There’s a connection.

Giant bat farts [via].

13 Illinois Toads & Frogs living in squalor and what they sound like. The Green Frog sounds like the intro to Seinfeld, but The Wood Frog is a serious contender for my next ringtone.

Here are some sources in case you ever need one.

Just Googled “Eyelash Peacock Dumpster.” I was not impressed.

Black Napkins is my personal choice for the theme song of the 2016 Presidential Election. If it all goes awry, I’ll replace it with Watermelon In Easter Hay.

[Personal to Weez: Thanks for the phone call.]

[Top image: “They are roughly 3 inches by 4 inches.” Found here.]

Hot Links Del Mar

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Gastropod Eggs

Electric eel leaping out of a tank to shock a fake alligator head [via].

Woman from San Diego has been banned from visiting over 21% of America.

Riding the Strandbeest bike [via].

Link Wray.

Classic P.J. O’Rourke heresy. (Don’t get any ideas, kids.)

PNBHS Haka for Mr. Tamatea’s Funeral Service is still an excellent tribute.

100 Years” is a movie scheduled for release in 2115. The idea is to purchase metal tickets and pass them on to your descendants.

“…We can be rich in cotton and mining metals, and silk worms, and we can make things, things cars, the machine can make it for us; and we can have the community, and city, in San Francisco; and we can make things and put them in the store. On the East Coast they have slaves and believe in slavery and made in China…” She has it all figured out.

JUST RELAX.

[Top image: Giant gastropod egg capsules of the species Adelomelon brasiliana washed up near Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires and were herded into concentric circles by locals. Found here.]

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

WHATEVER

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].


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