The .Gif Friday Post No. 664 – Joggermeister, Biting the Ponytail & The Chairmancer

[Found here, here and here.]

Bitter Ben‘s collection of “Giftures” is almost as good as ours.

Preliographical Hot Links

Filipino Box Spring Hog, Tom Waits (1999) Album: Mule Variations If you don’t know who Tom Waits is, I truly feel sorry for you. Redeem yourself by clicking on this.


From the Dept. of Rare Honesty:
I received a letter from USAA this week.

“Attached is a check for $53.12. This amount represents a refund for all finance charges and fees that should have been reimbursed, as well as interest of $50.22.”

Apparently, the amount “disputed” was $2.90. Assuming 7.5% compounded interest, it dates to 1980. No idea what I “disputed.”


Peckerholes.

Remembering Snooty.

Jon Rahm’s got a Jesus ball.

HUGE solar flare and more cool astrostuff.

This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”

Spontaneous human combustion cases are rising.

Why over 100 Seattle police quit the force (in their own words).

Interview with David Kahn (author of The Code Breakers) on modern cryptography trends (2013).

In 1968, Bernd Boettger escaped from East Germany with a home-made submarine. [Related escape story here.]

Why I Hate Australians is a rant from 2006. It’s got over 1,200 comments; more are added daily.

[Top image: Ol’ Blue Boar weighs 500 pounds, is missing an eye, has razor sharp teeth, and is the meanest pig in the world.]


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


The .Gif Post No.521 – Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Bossy & The Snowflakes & A Turtle Hat

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 492 – Cat Rank, Pink Shag Carpet Runner & Dog Dreams

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 320 – RIPBOB2, Possum, Snooze fan & Cat floss

DEVO

Possum
SnoozeFan
Feline Toothbrush

[Top one is for Bob2. Others were found in here, sans links. The 2nd reminds me of this classic Utoobage.]

Dinosaurs slept with their eyes open.

Norwich, England (Strutts News Services) – A long-debated archaeological mystery has apparently been resolved by researchers of  the University of East Anglia.

The excavations of the River Yare floodplain in the early 1970s unearthed numerous fossils which gave creedence to the theory of  reptilian insomnia. All fossils were meticulously labeled and their in-situ positions noted, allowing for a glimpse into the sleeping habits of the great reptiles. Continue reading “Dinosaurs slept with their eyes open.”