Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 9

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Gluten-Packed Hot Links

Dog sleds. [via].

Someone really likes Hot Wheels. Jump to 01:12 for the GoPro experience [via].

Lucy feeds his cats (with commentary).

Mouse poop vs. rat poop. The critter in our garage is not a mouse.

“You could die just trying to get out.” Monster surf tops 60 feet (18 January 2018).

On rogue waves: Sebastian Junger‘s 1997 book “The Perfect Storm” describes how they happen. I read the book twice, it was that good. The movie, well, it took a lot of liberties with Junger’s documentary. It’s still worth a watch.

John Moschitta Jr., aka, The Fastest talking man in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) recites “Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man.

The Fastest talking woman in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) is Fran Capo.

Wanna play Kim Jong Un? Nuke any city on the planet and see the results.

Blue Suede Schubert.

[Top: Tony Clifton graphic found here.]

Hot Links From Below The Horizon

La AldelitaRed Quechquemitls

Las Adelitas was named after female warriors of the Mexican Revolution, and is a splinter group of the Brown Berets, a radical racist leftist group that believes California belongs to Mexico. I like the painting (by Sylvia Ji) but not the message.

Tony Clifton: The Man, The Legend.

Konceptofon’s Photostream is very cool.


Part 1 & Part 2 of a BBC documentary on Scottish proto punk Alex Harvey (1935-1982).

Latin Ballet of Virginia.

It’s Homer Time!

Jo Stance [via].

Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal.

Tony Clifton: The Man. The Legend.

Tony Clifton Las Vegas

One thing is for sure. Tony Clifton is larger than life, and his imposing image on the Las Vegas Strip deserves to be spilled into the right hand margin. If you don’t like him, you can leave this blog right now. He’s that big.

The late Andy Kaufman knew Tony Clifton personally. For those who only remember Kaufman as Latka Gravas from the TV series “Taxi,” you’re missing out, as Kaufman was an awesome, if eccentric, comedian. Prior to his stints on SNL, Kaufman was a stand up comic whose specialty was long set ups that often had no punch line, yet occasionally provided a responsive audience transportation to a local venue for milk and cookies. He was also a talented impersonator.

Kaufman impersonated Elvis, Tito Puente and Jerry Lawler, but his epitome [embodiment, exemplification, quintessence, essence, perfect example, exemplar, representative, type, typification, personification, incarnation, archetype, model, prototype, pattern, ultimate, last word; see also model] was Tony Clifton, and it was spot on.
I’ve never seen a better impersonation of Tony Clifton, the greatest lounge singer/entertainer/comedian ever. Go figure.

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