Posts Tagged ‘WIN’

Elsie’s Tavern

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Michael E. Long makes and sells shadow boxes of curious/derelict building exteriors and interiors.

[Found here.]

Yoda in da Snowda

Monday, 9 December 2019

[Original image found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 612 – GET DOWN NOW! The Fall Guy & MomPrank

Friday, 6 December 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

Klaus-Günter Jacobi’s Contribution To The World

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

If socialism is such a great economic system, why have so many people died trying to escape it?

Risking imprisonment, torture and death, Klaus-Günter Jacobi modified a BMW Isetta to help his friend escape the oppression of East Germany in 1963. Nine others were able to escape using the same method.

[Escaping East Berlin in a 1961 BMW Isetta [via]. Short vid here.]

Stuff What My Kid Drew

Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Child’s Own is a company that takes children’s pictures and turns them into stuffed animals things. Unfortunately, it’s too late to order for this Christmas, but it’s still a cool idea.

[Click on any image below for larger examples of awesome.]

[Found here. Related post here.]

Thirsty.

Monday, 2 December 2019

At the Drinking Fountain, New York, USA, 1930s.

[Found here.]

Your Own Public Idaho Hot Links

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Shiny Idaho Postcards.


Doggie Duty [language warning].

The Laughing Policeman (Charles Penrose,1922).

This kind of crap should disgust you. More on the story here, and this is a great response.


Meanwhile in Hong Kong…

She thought she was going to win.

From the This Kinda Creeps Me Out Department:
Never heard the term “spatchcocking” before. (It’s a gerund or present participle.)


Forget “Global Warming.” Forget “Climate Change.” Get ready for “Global Meltdown” and “Climate Collapse.” We’re dooooomed.

I rolled my eyes when I read the original story, but this commentary is funny. [NSFW, NSFK]


From the This Is Very Cool Department BUT:

During the U.S. campaign against al Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan, the U.S. government offered hefty bounties for al Qaida, Taliban, and other insurgent leaders. These bounties were highly publicized although rarely collected.

U.S. Central Command decided to toy with the terrorist commanders: Military and intelligence analysts drew up a list of high-value targets, followed by a public announcement that the bounty on a particular terrorist leader had been slashed  Word was whispered in the local markets that the man wasn’t worth the higher reward because he had been injured or been deemed incompetent.

According to Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of The New York Times, the “less-valuable leader” then wanted “to prove he was still important and worthy of the higher bounty. Even senior members of al Qaida’s global network had been suckered by the ruse and were picked up after they made themselves visible not long after the bounty on their heads was reduced.”

Norman Polmar, “To Understand Russian Submarines, Think Outside The Box” USNI Proceedings, October 2019. http://www.usni.org

So why did the NYT expose a military PsyOps tactic, how did they find out about it, and why did USNI decide to echo it?


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.
(The one from 2009 had some funny in the comments.)


Title above is a reference to this (as if you didn’t know).

DIY Mt. Fuji Incense Burner in +100 simple steps

Friday, 29 November 2019

[Found here.]

Inverted Hot Pot Hot Links

Sunday, 24 November 2019

THIS.

Donald and Lydia.

Reserved Parking.

Whatever it is, I’m against it.

The first Elvis impersonator was female?


Flash Basbo, Space Explorer.

Greta Thunberg, Time Traveler.

One college football game impacted “the survival of the human race.


Mark Levin‘s book “UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is worth a read no matter which political aisle your assigned seat is on.

USNI’s PROCEEDINGS asked readers, “What is the most realistic submarine movie ever made?” The German version of Das Boot topped the list.


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


A Humble Request. Updated: More surgery scheduled.


[Top image found here. For bonus points, name the city in the reflection.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 611 – Barley and Hops, Cleanup On Aisle WTF & Papercoaster

Friday, 22 November 2019

[Found here, here and here.]


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