Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Having a blast at the Soviet May Day Celebration 1968

Thursday, 22 April 2021

[Found here.]

Tolfraedic Hot Links

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Old Timey-Holler/Ditty, Leonard Emanuel, (1976) Rhino Records Recorded at Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina between 1975 and 1976. Back in my apartment days, if the neighbors got too noisy I’d slap Hollerin’ on the turntable and crank it up. Leonard Emanuel worked the best. Things would get real quiet…

Close call.

Chair pants.

Charles Kettering.

No painting in the house.

I’m easily amused. I like this.

A chameleon’s worst nightmare.

Um, this is kinda, ah… it’s just not right.

Mummified bats and sloth poop heaps.

For $5,400 in 2021 dollars you could buy this.

TSA scanners set off alarms due to an *ahem* anomaly. [NSFK]

[Top image found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Feeling Through (short film), John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas Band, Cowboy Jack Clement & Jerry Lee Lewis

Saturday, 27 March 2021

A homeless teen meets a deaf blind man in Feeling Through.

John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas Band 2021. Hiatt’s been around for a long time, glad to see he’s still recording.

Cowboy Jack Clement was one of those guys who seemed like he’d be around forever, but then one day he’s gone. He played with and produced for some of the biggest names in both rock n’ roll and country music, and reportedly “discovered” (and recorded) Jerry Lee Lewis while Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was on vacation.

Yep. That’s The Killer in his heyday, and he’s still going.

Running short on post time here, but we’ll see you tomorrow for something or other.

1919 Amusement Park Ride Allows You to Die in a Sitting Position

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

From Electrical Experimenter magazine, December 1919:

“In the circus we are used to seeing a person “loop-the-loop” or turn a somersault in mid-air while in an automobile, the vehicle and its passengers landing right side up on a properly inclined platform, down which it glides to earth. Our artillery experts can compute with extreme accuracy the trajectory of various projectiles, both large and small, and thus it should be quite possible, with the aid of modern mechanical engineering technique, to build one of these aerial passenger rocket amusements successfully. The gun out of which is the shell or rocket, with its human cargo is shot, may be operated by compressed air, by powder, or it may be an electromagnetic gun.”

[Found here. Click the link above for .pdf of the issue.]

Tonitrophobic Hot Links

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Village of Love, Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights (1962)Village of Love was Nathaniel “Nate Dog” Mayer‘s first hit, recorded when he was 18. After his six year stint with Fortune Records, his whereabouts were often unknown as he would disappear into the East Detroit ghettos, sometimes for years. Apparently he’d had a rough time, too – in 2009 he recorded The Puddle.


Cats on glass.

Bus recycling.

Dogs on ceilings.

Metal garden pig.

The Original Desert Bus.

Don’t worry [h/t Mme. J.].

Glorioso Albeneida, Bus Driver.

This snot was put on paid leave.

Altocumulus Lenticularis Duplicatus.

4K resolution images of the surface of Mars.

Orangutan offered to help man stuck in mud.

[Top image: Peruvian bus race, no explanation found, h/t Nate L.]


Phil bought one.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Low and Outside

Thursday, 11 February 2021

[Found here.]

Elephant Seal with Snow Boobs

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Roland, a 4,000 pound elephant seal, getting a snow bath from his handler at Berlin Zoo, c. 1930.

[Found here. FWIW, this is our 5,300th post on Tacky Raccoons.]

Saturday Matinee – The Corridor Crew, Mad Sin, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones and Moon Hooch

Saturday, 6 February 2021

“Disclaimer: This video is a comedic parody and is not owned, endorsed, created by, or associated with the Boston Dynamics company.”

Yeah, but it could happen. Video is by the Corridor Crew.

Quirky vid, catchy song, and an f-bomb, Mad Sin plays “a combination of rockabilly, punk, white-trash blues and tongue-in-cheek sarcasm.”

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones do the roots rock retro nicely.

Too cool not to share. Moon Hooch got stuck in a traffic jam in France and decided to make the best of it. Most popular Utoob comment? This:

*marches all the way to front of traffic jam
*four car collision accident no survivors

So there you go. Have a great weekend, try out this Superbowl Chili and lemme know how fast it goes.

Gonna be a cold day in Hot Links

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Wham! Lonnie Mack (1963) The Wham of That Memphis ManHit song from his first album was likely influenced by Bobby Blue Bland‘s Turn Your Love Light On (1961) and there are echoes of it in Clarence Gatemouth Brown‘s Pressure Cooker (1985).
Musical transcription of Wham! .pdf download here.

Cat Train.

Stairway to WTF.

Repurposed cats.

Repurposed hogs.

Ming “Hafrún” the Clam.

Hey you! Fossil Bug Penis!

I don’t want to be President.”

Switzerland Mountain Coaster.

The Immigrant Song vs. Bali Hai.

Trichophagia can result in bezoars.

The note on the napkin read, “Can you help me?

The note on the napkin read, “Do you need help?

ElectroBoom (aka Mehdi Sadaghdar) is awesome.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Bernie Mitten Aquittin’ image found here.]

Keleusmatical Hot Links

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Guitar Boogie Shuffle, The Virtues (1958)Recorded as Guitar Boogie Shuffle in 1953 by both The Esquire Boys and The Super-Sonics, Frank Virtue (aka Frank Virtuoso) was 35 when he recorded this cover of Arthur Smith & His Crackerjacks 1948 hit Guitar Boogie.

My opinion.

Poncho Sales.

Dog likes Pavarotti.

Don’t try this at home.

Now about this QAnon business…

Banjo Boy. (It’s not who you think it is.}

The first “toy” to be advertised on TV.

A bored Viking traced his feet 1100 years ago.

Why is that person running? [h/t Feral Irishman]

What Did Jack Do is 17 minutes of pure David Lynch.


Top image: The missus was about to pitch these cool shades, and my new mask stops BBs at 800fps, so it ought to be able to stop a flying ‘Rona. I’ll test it out at the clinic on Monday.


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