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Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

1960 Pontiac Sled

Monday, 14 January 2019

This wide ride fit in very few parking spaces, and on the road the margin of error was slim. That’s why you see so few of them anymore. Looks like the snow pack is up to the railing at this resort, so the snowbunny on the left must be about 9-feet tall, too.

[Found here. Related post here. More in our new Automotive Section.]

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1935 Hobby Contest Winner: Logan Davis’ Bottle Cap Chair

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

[Sure. Why not. Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Doodling In Math Class, Forklift Finesse, Vegetable Music, Funk Mashup & Lillian Reyes

Saturday, 5 January 2019

That’s amazing. A cardioid is an anti-parabola. I never thought of it that way.
I used to do similar doodles, but nothing like hers. Draw a square, divide each line with dots, draw curvy lines top to bottom and right to left, then connect the diagonals and the result is a 2 dimensional wavy cloth. Or you can do dog-chase doodles to do spirals, but those need graphics to explain.

Amazing. Now I wanna see him do it with a Zippo [via].

Amazing. Now I wanna see him do it with meat [via].

Amazing. Now I gotta get up offa that thang.

Amazing R&B vocals featuring Lillian Reyes. I love this stuff.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more really important stuff.

Bonus – Old guys singing in a men’s room with great acoustics.

Pride, Trust and Faith

Thursday, 20 December 2018

[Images found here via here.]

National Gross Domestic Hot Links

Sunday, 16 December 2018

DJ Marshmallow is awesome [via].

Dontcha just know it. Cuba cuba cuba cuba

They named the student, but won’t name the badgering teacher.

Savannah College of Art and Design students opine on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when they’ve never heard of him.

Can’t score off the referee. Nope. (Was that one of the Hanson Brothers?)

Top 10 GDP By Country 1960-2017 is an interesting graph animation. Russia fell off the map in 1993 and didn’t make the Top 10 for 20 years. China made the list in 1993, and look what they’ve accomplished since then. [Found via here].

Baby It’s Cold Outside” is a pretty and innocent classic song about flirting, nothing more (despite what the SJWs would have you believe).

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: The USS California, christened in 1908, was sunk in 1918 by a German U-Boat.  The USS San Diego, christened in 1914, was sunk in 1918 by the same U-Boat… yet the United States lost only one ship during WWI. Amazing that only six lives were lost. The latest story (with photos and sonar imaging) is here.

“The difference between a good officer and a poor one is about ten seconds.” —US Admiral Arleigh Burke (1901-1996) More here.

A 3,000 year-old penguin “super colony” was recently discovered in Antarctica, and the UK Daily Mail has to explain what guano is.

Penguins migrate.

[Top image: One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst had a fascinating life story. More here.]

Heck Almost Broke Loose At The Office Christmas Party.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Ms. Heck is at lower right, in charge of the file cabinets.

[Found here via here.]

Awesome.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 562 – 7 December 1941 We Remember

Friday, 7 December 2018

The missus’ Uncle Harry was there. The Japanese were strafing the airfield, and Harry dived under the heaviest piece of equipment he could find.  He found out later that it was an ammo truck.

Harry survived the attack. Many did not.

That’s a scan of my late Dad’s rubber stamp. He used on all his snail-mail correspondence.

[Related posts here.]

Retro Reflections

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Not sure what make/model the car is, but the reflection is interesting. I messed with it a tad. It’s definitely not what I expected.

[Top image found here.]


[Update: The car year/make/model has been confirmed. Details here.]

“Hold Still – This Won’t Hurt A Bit” Hot Links

Sunday, 2 December 2018


Police Blotter: Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson says a woman dialed 911 when she heard what sounded like a violent altercation between her neighbors at a Maple Road apartment complex.

“One of the neighbors had heard somebody yelling – a female yelling … she was possibly being hit – yelling, ‘Stop! No!’” The concerned party also said that, in between shouts, she heard a repeated loud noise. And now, the rest of the story…


This interview is over.

This  town is too dark.

This database is too white.

Wipeout: The ending is awesome.

Stax Records had an amazing line up of talent.

“Lavender Blue” was recorded in 1959 by Sammy Turner, and includes the phrase”Dilly Dilly.” The poem/song dates to 17th century England.

The Evolution of The Na Na. They missed a few, but it’s still a good collection [via].

1944 vs. 2014 interactive photo collection is awesome. Click (or drag to fade) any WWII image to see what it looks like a century later. [h/t Nancy H.]

It’s only “…a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the US.” Yeah, right. You know they’re bad news when even los Mexicanos quieren que se vayan.: “We want the caravan to go; they are invading us. They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.”

Top image from Bad Stockphotos [via].


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