Heroes

 

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat. Peter Green) ~ ”Uranus”&“Closing Hours” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat.Peter Green) ~ “If You Let Me Love You” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

I must admit that I had never heard of this band before but I sure am glad I have now! And especially as my all-time hero played with them!

 

 

“Mairzy Doats” The Merry Macs on Decca 18588 (1944)

Tim Gracyk
Jul 24, 2016

Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn’t you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing:

“Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid’ll eat ivy too,
Wouldn’t you?”

Oh my God, I am so glad I found this… one of my most magnificent Mom’s favorites and it sure is one of mine, too!

And here’s a rendition by some pipers 🙂

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers 1944

cdbpdx
May 6, 2012

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers. A nonsense song that was just fun to sing. I listened to this when I was a kid and never really knew the words, sort of made up my own. From a small group of early Capitol label 78s. Enjoy!

Just so darn wonderful. Those days of yore must’ve been a ton of fun…

 

 
assange

  1. This graphic was posted.

  2. Mr. Assange, a HERO, is being slowly murdered in his prison cell by the governments of the USA and the UK.

Fucking bastards need to die instead of the last hope for journalism.

 

 
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019. A version without the rover contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels; a version with the rover contains nearly 650 million pixels. Both versions are composed of more than 1,000 images that were carefully assembled over the following months.

The rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, used its telephoto lens to produce the panorama and relied on its medium-angle lens to produce a lower-resolution panorama that includes the rover’s deck and robotic arm.

Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam. A division of Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Mars Science Laboratory mission for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington and built the Curiosity rover.

For more information about Curiosity, visit mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl or www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.

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Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama (narrated video)

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mar 4, 2020

NASA Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada guides this tour of the rover’s view of the Martian surface. This panorama showcases “Glen Torridon,” a region on the side of Mount Sharp that Curiosity is exploring. The panorama was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019, when the Curiosity team was out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the rover would be sitting still with few other tasks to do while it waited for the team to return and provide its next commands, the rover had a rare chance to image its surroundings several days in a row without moving. Composed of more than 1,000 images and carefully assembled over the ensuing months, the larger version of this composite contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels of Martian landscape.

Explore more in this 360 video: youtu.be/0fva2pH41FM

For more about the mission, visit mars.nasa.gov/msl

Link to article.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Oh, Lordy, I do love space exploration so … it thrills me no end!

 

 

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Bless you..

 

 
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progenyofworms

I seriously can’t get over this. No springboard, no trampoline, hips level with the other performers’ heads, ~15 horizontal feet covered, this shit is Olympic-caliber

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colt-kun

Is the dude in the last gif dead now or…?

fuforthought

Funny you should ask. That’s Fung Hak On and yes, he’s dead…in real life.

Martial arts people are simply awesome.

 

 
Theresa Kachindamoto

nyshadidntbreakit

Her name is Theresa Kachindamoto, and she is a senior chief – political leader of a region with a population of about 900,000 people.

She didn’t run for election; she was appointed, without her knowledge, while she was living and working in a completely different part of the country. She just received a call one day telling her to come back to her childhood home, because she was in charge now.

So she did; and when she arrived, she discovered widespread sexual abuse of children. She browbeat 50 uncooperative local leaders into accepting her decision to annul all the marriages. She then fired four of them when they continued to allow children to be married off in their areas. She still faces widespread opposition from parents who consider it their right to sexually abuse their daughters if they want to; but Kachindamoto very evidently does not give a fuck, and is continuing to use political and legal means to protect children in the region.

She’s not just an anonymous do-gooder; she’s an effective political leader despite incredibly difficult circumstances.

Theresa Kachindamoto.

Another absolutely fantastic person.

There is some slim hope that our species will survive.

 

 
nam shot

Photographer Eddie Adams who lifted his camera in sync with the general’s gun, took the famed photo the second the bullet passed through the man’s skull. The deadly blast from the snub-nosed gun poised inches from the scruffy, grimacing target conveys a violent echo off the page.

I remember this well.

It was horrific then and it is horrific now. That’s war… literally hell on earth.

And yet our species can’t seem to stop doing it.

We are doomed ultimately. I am pretty well convinced that it will never change and we will never achieve an idyllic society as portrayed in, say, Star Trek: The Next eneration.

Nope. Ain’t gonna happen. I mean, hey, we got psychopathic, murdering Zionists in control of our half of the world and we have the Chinee and North Koreans blathering on in the other half. Need any more be said?

 

 
cl-4

Ooo, baby, I want one… or two! Or three!

I have a CL-1, thanks to a kind Christmas gift from my brother and it enabled me to do my job better. Much, much better!

 

 
Spock

 

Spock

Spock’s Room.  With rad glowing idol of Baphomet.

(from space hippy episode Way to Eden, S3E20)

Via roguetelemetry

My childhood ultra super hero … and he still is today!

 

 

In the Skies

Peter Green – Topic
Jan 25, 2017

Provided to YouTube by Sanctuary Records

In the Skies · Peter Green

In the Skies ℗ 1978 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

Performance: Peter Green

Auto-generated by YouTube.

The whole beautiful album via a ytube playlist.

The Lord God playeth.

 

 
Monoclonius

Cool hat guy 2: now in technicolor!!!!!

(Posed off Zdenêk Burian’s famous Monoclonius painting, color scheme inspired by Psittacosaurus and an old Triceratops toy I had)

Source: harmalite

This dude does great work.

I adore diner sores.

 

 
laurel and hardy

“A couple of Singapore Eskimos.”
makeitquietly

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Our Relations, 1936

Total heroes, these two…

 

 
Frankenthulhu

Meet Frankenthulhu: half Frankenstein, half Cthulhu, all awesome monster!

Meredith Woerner

4/23/12 10:35AM•Filed to: CONCEPT ART

Gaze upon the tentacled brow of the Frankenthulu — he’s 50% Frankenstein’s monster, 50% slumbering nightmare! Created by the artist Rob Roberts over at Deviant Art, this dual horror deserves a spot on Universal’s classic movie roster. Nothing left to do now other than beseech the gods of H. P. Lovecraft to inspire additional mash-up masks from Roberts.

[Via Boing Boing]

Very nice! It just works so well!

[Via io9 Gizmodo]

 

 

Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny 1959

60s70sTheBest
Oct 24, 2013

The instrumental “Sleep Walk”, written, recorded, and released in 1959 by Brooklyn born Farina brothers Santo & Johnny, rose to the #1 position on the Billboard Top 40 in the Fall of that year and reached number four on the R&B chart. They were one of the best instrumental groups of the 50s and “Sleep Walk” was the last instrumental to hit number one in that decade, earning them a gold record. Santo & Johnny were inducted into The Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2002

At an early teen age, their Father had the boys take steel guitar lessons. The older brother Santo had a acoustic guitar modified to play like a steel guitar, and by the age of 14, he was composing songs. The duo became very popular in school, eventually performing at events in the New York boroughs. They recorded a demo called “Deep Sleep” which they circulated to local New York record companies. Renamed “Sleep Walk”, the song became their most popular hit and legacy. During fifty-plus years after release, the song has been used in commercials, television shows, movies, and covered by many.

A beautiful, haunting lyrical masterpiece.

 

 
joan blondell

This photo of Joan Blondell from 1932 was banned for indecency. Sad, isi it not?

Source: old.reddit.com

 

 
sound mirrors

Before Radar, they used these giant concrete “Sound Mirrors” to detect incoming enemy aircraft.

Nifty keen, buckaroos!

 

 
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1926 Bentley Thunderbolt Merlin 12 engine

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1932 Auburn V12 Boattail Speedster

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1933 Packard 12 Sport Coupé by Dietrich

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1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck

The Golden Age.

We’ll not be seeing quality like this ever again.

 

 

Surprising guitar duel!!~Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Emmanuel & Josh Smith

missmoke007
Feb 24, 2020

Filmed by Linda Moke~~Breaking Up Someone’s Home

OMG!!!

 

 

Willow Osborne – Dear Old Dixie

WillowOsborne
May 4, 2014

13 year old Willow Osborne performs “Dear Old Dixie” (start of the video is ending to Hee Haw Set. Filmed at The Country Tonite Theatre Show – May 2014.

Willow’s videos are too short.

 

 
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Hannah Yata’s aesthetically beautiful images stand in a stark contrast to her darker subject matter. Inspired by psychology, religion, literature, and her experiences as a woman, the New York based artist calls upon the rich symbolism of the female figure, which she often combines with parts of animals, creating metaphorical hybrid characters. Placing these characters in intriguing scenarios, she explores the depths of our social psychology and draws parallels to modern day issues. In “Dancing in Delirium”Hannah Yata’s phantasmagorical female creatures and animals embody “the transformative, wild energy of the natural world, tainted with abuse of modern society”.

Source: shaughan

Sweet!

 

 

https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/610873120074743809/mathematician-leader-heroine-remembering-hidden

What an absolutely fantastic person! A total treasure. Rest in Peace, dear heart.

 

 

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Catfish Blues/Hey Joe – 5/5/19 Dallas International Guitar Festival

1AnitrasDance
May 8, 2019

(Filmed by Natasha in 1080 HD)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Guitar & Vocals,
Paul Rogers – Bass,
Chris Black – Drums

Filmed & Recorded on May 5, 2019 at the Dallas International Guitar Festival https://www.christonekingfishingram.com/

Just delicious!

 

 
Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE

She was born on July 20, 1938 and played Mrs. Emma Peel in the The Avengers from 1965 to 1968.

My childhood Goddess.

He swoons

 

 

A.B.S. Ameruoso, Banali, Sanchez ‘Swamp Fly’ Official Video

Christopher Ameruoso
Oct 29, 2019

A.B.S. Ameruoso-Banali-Sanchez Is a side project from the The artists Christopher Ameruoso (Swamp Rock Music) Frankie Banali legendary drummer of (Quiet Riot) & Sonia Sanchez one of the greatest upright female bass players on the scene.

Swamp Fly is the first song to be released from this trio. Christopher Ameruoso plays his signature series Paoletti Cigar Box Guitar (4 strings)

Frankie Banali has created some of the most recognizable drum beats including Quiet Riots – Cum On Feel the Noize and Billy Idols Mony, Mony. More to come from this unique group Song ready for download at: store.cdbaby.com/cd/absameruos…

Wow, Frank just found this and it is oh so sweet!

 

 
1930 KJ Henderson Streamline

 

1930 KJ Henderson Streamline     • 1930 KJ Henderson Streamline. Collection of Frank Westfall. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt

1930 Henderson KJ Streamline
Collection of Frank Westfall, Syracuse, NY

With its 1,200-cc, 40-brake horsepower, in-line four-cylinder engine, the 1930 Henderson Model KJ Streamline could exceed 100 mph. In an era when streamlining was used sparingly in motorcycle design, American Orley Ray Courtney’s enclosed bodywork was virtually unknown on production two-wheelers (except for a few racing machines), making the KJ an unusual and beautiful example of Art Deco design.

Courtney believed that the motorcycle industry failed to provide weather protection and luxury for its riders. His radically streamlined KJ body shell was unlike anything ever done on two wheels. The sleek vehicle had a curved, vertical-bar grille, reminiscent of the Chrysler Airflow, and the rear resembled an Auburn boat-tail speedster. The panels were hand-formed of steel with a power hammer.

Stunningly beautiful but impractical and hard to ride, the Streamline’s complex curved body was heavy and was difficult to make. In 1941, Courtney filed for a patent for a second motorcycle design with fully enclosed fenders. Perhaps he was influenced by the fact that the Indian Motocycle Company had introduced its partially skirted fenders in 1940, and that motorcyclists were becoming more accepting of this trend.*

* In 1923, Indian Motorcycle Company became Indian Motocycle Company and retained that name until the company closed in 1953.

Linkage

Really neat-looking.

 

 
daytona 12 65

DAYTONA BEACH, FLFEBRUARY 28, 1965

The No. 73 Ford GT40 on the outside was the winning Shelby works entry of Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby in the 12 Hour Continental at Daytona.

Photo by ISC Archives CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images.

The No. 99 Ferrari was an entry by Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team, an independent with intimate factory ties, based here in my hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. They won Le Mans that year.

So, swoons all ‘round, eh…