God, I would love to know where this is. To get a pic of my own!

Looks to be a right amiable chap. So, yeah sounds good.

I wonder if there was a time when something along these lines would have been a normal occurrence. I bet there was, way back when. Or not. I want to know!



The Juno spacecraft, owned by NASA and operated by JPL-Caltech, SwRI and MSSS, captured this stupendous image of Jupiter whilst under the control of Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran.

Its been going viral as the clods at this moment are a hotbed of pareidolian heaven. Some see a reclining lady, some see a squid and others… see other patterns.

Whatever you see, it is undeniable that the beauty is breathtaking, to say the least.

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Yesterday – Roy Clark

Published on Sep 1, 2007

Roy Clark – Yesterday When I Was Young

This song… this song describes my life to a T. And I swear I never met the composer.

From Guitar Player, where I heard this news just now:

Roy Clark, Country Guitarist and ‘Hee-Haw’ Host, Dies at 85

The legendary country guitarist succumbed to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

by Jackson Maxwell

Roy Clark, country guitarist, co-host of the long-running TV series Hee Haw and Country Music Hall of Fame member, has died at the age of 85. Clark succumbed to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, accordingto publicist Sandy Brokaw.

Clark, an incredibly gifted string musician, made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 17. In 1960, Clark opened for Wanda Jackson in Las Vegas, and would go on to co-headline in Lake Tahoe with Andy Griffith and appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in the years that followed.

In 1963, he had his first Top Ten hit with his somber version of Bill Anderson’s “Tips of My Fingers.” Six years later, he scored a second Top Ten hit with “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” and became the co-host, with Buck Owens, of Hee Haw. First airing from 1969-1971, and again in syndication from 1971-1993, Hee Haw became an iconic country music touchstone, and more than 600 episodes of the show were produced in total.

Throughout Hee Haw‘s long run, Clark maintained his fruitful solo career, earning further Top Ten hits with “I Never Picked Cotton” and “If I Had It to Do All Over Again.” Clark also displayed his six (or, in the case of his cover of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky, 12)-string prowess with his instrumental covers of pieces like “Malagueña.”

In 1982, Clark won a Grammy for best Country Instrumental Performance for “Alabama Jubilee,” and opened his own theater in Branson, Missouri the following year. Performing at storied venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow, Clark remained a popular touring act as late as the 2000s.

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle, a longtime fan and friend of Clark’s, requested that Clark perform “Yesterday, When I Was Young” at his funeral, a promise Clark kept when Mantle died in 1995.

Clark is survived by extensive family and his wife of 61 years, Barbara. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Roy Clark – Malaguena (The Odd Couple)

Scott H
Published on May 12, 2012

Roy Clark working for CBS with Tony Randall & Jack Klugman. A wild take on an old classic.

Sweet. The man could play anything, man…

Roy Clark “Ghost Riders in the Sky” ~ smoking on fire hot!!! (Branson 1990s)

Published on May 6, 2017

From BringBackMyYesterday: Roy Clark is Live in Branson here in the 1990s! With funny intro, too. Turn UP the volume & enjoy! ABOUT ROY’S GUITAR: “It’s the deluxe version of the Breadwinner called the Deacon. Clear gloss finish on mahogany, Mother of Pearl inlay, fret board edge banding and one of the first production guitars with an on-board active pre-amp. Ovation built these between ’73 and ’84.” –Info kindly shared by WhiteLantern in the Comments below. BTW, if you subscribe to this channel & select “Notifications”, you’ll get notified by YouTube as soon as we post new videos. P.S. We don’t monetize this channel or benefit in any way from ads, etc. We love reading your comments and especially enjoy the stories from fans who have met Mr. Roy Clark!

I think astounding is a good word for it, eh?

Roy Clark And The Whole Hee Haw Gang – The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter Revolution Polka

When The Cowboy Sings
Published on Sep 21, 2017

Hee Haw Roy Clark And The Whole Hee Haw Gang The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter Revolution Polka live On Hee Haw When The Cowboy Sings facebook www.facebook.com/WesternSwing… When The Cowboy Sings website whenthecowboysings.es/ KWC Americana Radio Station kwcamericanars.com/

Oh Lord… sadness… well, I guess we all gotta go when our final orders come in. Nobody gets out alive.

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“This dragonfly, preserved in the limestone of Solnhofen, Bavaria, lived millions of years ago.” Insects; the yearbook of agriculture, 1952.

Source: nemfrog

When I was young I was afraid of dragonflies. They were weird and almost alien in the way they moved. It was strong and lasted through my teens and into my twenties.

They are certainly remarkable creatures who can do things no other critter can.

I bet if I saw an abnormally large one those feelings would come back!

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Diamond pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the “double farvel” during a demonstration at The Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Airport, Oct. 21, 2018.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 locations across the U.S. and Canada in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

via retrowar

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Russia’s deadly Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic heavy bomber, or Туполев Ту-160 Белый лебедь, built by the Kazan Aircraft Production Association for the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Pray we don’t get ourselves into a situation where these are sent off in our direction. Which could well happen. It would wreak havoc.

ETA: Recent events: Several of these were in use just last week; observing, ahem; the exercises with NATO and some of us western types in waters just north of Norway.

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Two shots from the Third AA Grand Prix of South Africa held at the Kyalami Circuit on March 1st, 1969.



This is the AGS JH22, a Formula One car designed by Christian Vanderpleyn and used by the French AGS team in the 1987 Formula One season. These shots are from the Australian GP.

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Roy Orbison and Claudette aboard their boat in Hendersonville, Tennessee, sometime in 1961.

Source: rockincountryblues

rootsmusicandamericana reblogging retropopcult’s reblog.

Whoa! Firstly I am so glad to learn that Roy found someone! That’s fabulous. And secondly I dont believe I have ever seen him without his sunglasses! This is a rare pic!

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George Harrison, wearing a George Harrison t-shirt, on the 1974 Dark Horse tour.

via soundsof71

George is a Super Hero to me… not only because he was a Beatle and a fantastic guitarist, but also because of his intellect and philosophy and the fact that he was a certified car nut in the extreme. Love!

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by rebeccayanovska

What you imagine your character’s doing while playing D&D…

#dnd #rogue #dungeonsanddragons #ink #drawing #sketching #orc #troll #badass #d20 #actuallyrolla1


via whatjanesaw’s reblogging of rebeccayanovska’s post.

Sweet! Definitely one evil creature and definitely not human.

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This is an entrant in the 2005 Ferrari Design Competition. Try as I might I can not figure out whether it is the Mk20 by an unspecified team, the F Zero by Coventry School of Art & Design, the Avanti by Tokyo Communications Arts or the Rosa Corsa by College for Creative Studies. Weird, eh? This one was not the winner, but was up there.

Whoever penned it gets PentaProps™ up the wazoo because it is gorgeous and definitely worthy of production. In my humble opinion, of course.

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3. From the Fog, by Holly Humphries (HolBolDoArt), via DeviantArt.

Watching this thing eat is a trip, man... it gets over you, then the big legs bend and it drops and the mouth tentacles engulf you.

H.P. would be proud.

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