Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Smokin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 30 August 2015

HEMPY

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.

bestrooftalkever:

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.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midnight Train to Hot Links

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Brothers

40 hours of Boston snow timelapse.

Famous structures under construction.

Teena Marie serenades Smokey Robinson. Turn your monitor off and just listen. You’ve been warned.

Green means “go” because of trainwrecks.

The Tee-Tones.

Sounds like Magic Dick learned from James Cotton who learned from Walter Horton.

Photoshop Your Dreams.

BuckyBalls in a blender.

Type the word “poop” and see it how it translates around the world.

All 4 episodes of Charlie the Unicorn in one. Charleeee, click on it, Charleeeeee… Go on, click it.”

A Unicorn in a Unitard on a Unicycle. The Internet is closing in 5 minutes.

[Top image from here. More Hot Links here.]

And THIS is important.

Swingin’ And Slingin’ The Hot Links

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pendula Demonstration

Horse rocks out to crappy dance music [via].

“Welcome to Kansas: Not as Flat as Delaware!”

How to multiply numerals with multiple digits graphically. Very cool. Now I can get rid of my TI Datamath.

Sorry to have to state the obvious, but the people who marched for “Climate Change” are idiots.

Interesting timelapse of Arizona weather [via].

Planets inside water droplets.

A Tribute to Pugsley Addams.

Very cool audio/visual display of pendulum motion [via]. Visual demo of sound waves, mathematical sine wave congruences, electronics, physics, gravity, art and bowling all in one. Surprising stuff happens about 1:00 in. There’s medical info in the video as well – one of the kids has whooping cough. I haven’t heard that sound since I was in 3rd grade. [A screencap of the video is the source of the top image.]

Hot links of the Hoi Polloi

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Trailer Living

From the “Movin’ On Up” Department: Bicycle seat innovation eliminates saddle sores by relocating them.

About Colonial Indoor Lighting [via].

Mortimer The Skeleton.

What not to do if you’re a Travis County Texas District Attorney named Rosemary Lehmberg pulled over for DWI with a blood alcohol level of .23.

And if you’re a Travis County Texas District Attorney convicted of DWI named Rosemary Lemberg, don’t don’t attempt to indict the Governor in retaliation for a legal veto of funding for your department due to inherent and egregious corruption.

Related: Kinky Friedman endorses Texas Governor Rick Perry. Friedman’s a hoot.

Here’s Houston Harris (better known as Bobo Brazil) vs. Rikidōdzan in 1957, complete match.
(Kim Sin-rak, aka Rikidōzan, here.)

In 1654, Otto von Guericke invented a machine that really sucked. In 1888, John Dunlop invented a machine that really blew.

Disneyland? Nah. THIS is the Happiest Place On Earth.

[Top image found in here.]

 

Fashionable Hot LInks

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Attractive

Awesome koala fight. [via]

The Elephant’s Foot (aka, what happens when socialists are in charge of everything).

Meet your ancestors.

Wondering what your ancient Baktrian bronze battle axes are worth? Start here.

Interesting analysis of the countries around the world. It hints at the reasons why many nations are armpits (and worse) while others are successful. [via]

Nice collection of retrostuff courtesy of VE.

Showgirls playing chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, New York, 1958 [NSFK].

Sweden’s Burning Goat.

Dogs who know they’re guilty.

Dawg ridin’ dirty [via].

Top image found here.

Hot Links of the 11th Dimension

Sunday, 29 December 2013

FLATLAND Edwin Abbott

In Dreams is an experimental film about childhood nightmares by Samuel Blain.

“I never forget a face.” Yeah, you’ve heard someone say it, but how would they know? I got a score of 91% and 82% on this test.

The Legend of Chuck Norris lives on. I’m amazed that I didn’t make it into the Top 50, or maybe I did…

Crashing Cell Phone Conversations At The Airport.

This Guy Travelled The Country In A Pink Tutu Just To Make His Wife Laugh During Chemo.

Very cool fractal art.

Yeah, it snowed in Cairo. BFD. Weather happens, and it’s not caused by humans. We don’t have that much power, never will, no matter what Mr. Catastrophe told you.

How long can YOU watch a kitten with nasal problems in front of a fire place? [via]

WorpDress just informed me that this our 2,609th blog post. Wish they’d warned me a few years ago. I’d have cleaned up the yard, re-caulked the tub and got rid of the meerkats (cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards).

Top image from Edwin A. Abbot’s 1884 classic novella “Flatland.”

Hot Links of the Apocalypse

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Wednesday Morning LA Traffic

Nice video: Los Angeles sans traffic.

Mrs. Straight Six has a nice collection of retromobiles.

36 years of family photos.

How to get a wash cloth wet in zero gravity and what happens when you wring out.

Serious crappy commercials. Serious.

It’s true. ESPN = PPPP.

Classic PPPLol.

RIP Nelson Mandela, who was not always an old man, nor was he a saint.

Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilising terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. [via]

But then there’s always Little Isidore to lighten the mood.

9-volt Battery-Powered Transistorized Solid State Hot Links

Sunday, 27 October 2013

spacebar

This is both interesting and annoying at the same time. “Electric Pow Wow Drum” by A Tribe Called Red [via].

Like logic puzzles? Try this. For more variety, there’s this.

Very cool physics trick. Took me five tries to get it right [via].

Parking Pron from the handsome and fetching Ms. Cellania. [Update – The vid was pulled by the user, from that link, but here it is from another source.]

Escape from the kitchen.

Interesting story about President Herbert Hoover and Jan Paderewski. Turns out to be true.

Never heard that story, and my first reaction was that it was Urban Myth. $2,000 in 1892 dollars could purchase a spacious two-story home with multiple fireplaces. That seemed to be an extravagant fee, even for a popular piano virtuoso. It’s about $50K in 2013 dollars. That young Hoover could have raised $1,600 (+$40K / 2013) in a short amount of time is just as astounding.  But it appears the story is true.

–Bunk

http://www.paderewskiassociation.org/Paderewski_Biography.htm
http://www.ushistory.org/more/hoover.htm

Great cartooning with amazing .gif animations by Neil Sanders.

“The transistor was probably the most important invention of the 20th Century, and the story behind the invention is one of clashing egos and top secret research.” True.

Top image from here.

Everybody’s Heard About The Hot Links

Sunday, 15 September 2013

I Am A Bird. DEAL WITH IT

This is kinda cool. Interactive Twist Again [via].

Skybridges [via].

I love the name of this experimental project: The Slingatron.

Never heard of guard llamas until a few days ago.

Photos of a young James Newell Osterberg, Jr. [via]

Very cool.

Oh, and about Syria? There’s this abbreviated version.

The Bird is The Word. Don’t you know about the bird?

Top image from here.


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