Gator Wins Again.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Teeth, Shocking Blue & Postmodern Jukebox’ Greatest Hits Mashup

Teeth [via].

Shocking Blue had an almost invisible drummer, and here they are *ahem* playing their hit “Venus” in 1969. I never knew they were from the Netherlands until this posting.

The song’s a ripoff of “The Banjo Song” recorded circa 1963 by The Big Three (featuring a young Ellen Naomi Cohen, aka Mama Cass). They co-opted and renamed Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susannah,” one of the most popular minstrel songs of the late 1800s. Fun facts to know and tell.

Postmodern Jukebox did a one-take mashup of their greatest covers, and it’s pure awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ve got more inane stuff in the queue.

What the 2th Fairy really looks like.


That image has been sitting in my “What To Do With This” file for some time, and I’m really really sorry. For the younger set, there’s a much better story here. [Warning: It’s the longest running discussion about fairies I’ve ever seen, and it’ll take a while to download.]

[Image above found here.]

A Hurling Player Lives Here.

Don’t know the ancient Irish game? It’s a brutal combination of football, soccer, rugby, field hockey, baseball, jai alai and golf, traditionally played without pads or helmets and the best players have facial scars and are usually missing teeth. Since 1 January 2010 helmets are required at all levels. Spoilsports.

The goal is to get the silotar (a hardball about the size of a cue ball) over or under the goalposts with a hurley (an oversized wooden spoon) by throwing it, tossing it up and batting it, carrying it on the hurley while running, or driving it down the pitch with an underhand smack.

A team gets one point for getting it over and through the uprights, and three points if it gets it past the goal keeper into the net underneath the goal posts.

If you ever get a chance to see a hurling match, you’re in for some fun, and you HAVE to watch the game or you risk serious injury from speeding silotars and sharp flying broken hurleys. Tip your ale only between plays.

[Top image found here. More info on Hurley here.]

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