Eclipse path

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. This video demonstrates its path across the US.

Since that video was so short, here’s a pair of unrelated shorts to fulfill the time requirement for posting.


How to get rid of a spider

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Double faves

Two for the price of one free.

7 into 28

The mystery of the basket

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Elephant taunts rhino

Two heavy hitters of the jungle square off trunk to horn. Elephant fakes his own horn.

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Mirror in a can

Follow directions and spray this on a clean pane of glass to turn it into a genuine mirror.


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Pole dancing

Some drunk kids at 2:30 a.m. decide that they need a sign.

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Chevy dump trucks

House of Muscle has now gone to On Demand with the first month free. And that’s that. Shame.

Here’s their teaser:

Today we have a dump truck. Hosted by a guy in a sweatshirt, shorts and flip-flops.

David Freiburger walks you around a 1969 Chevy C50 dump truck to feed you tips about how the bodywork could be used on your 4×4 project. He also goes deep into the mysteries of the 366ci big-block V8 that was never used in passenger cars.

Video link.

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The new week is here and the same Quickies are too. Not the same as in repost same, but the same as in the theme same. For a Monday. You know… Same, but not the same. Jeeze, I wish it was Photoshop Friday. WHAT?

Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia – taunting

Leaping rugby catches [Streamable]


Scottish man vs. sheep

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Microsoft Surface laptop teardown

We’ve taken apart a lot of Microsoft Surface devices, and historically they haven’t done very well on our repairability meter. The highest score we’ve seen is the Surface Studio’s 5 out of 10.

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Tandem flight

The Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Dreamliner soar together as they show off their advanced designs, superior performance and sheer beauty.

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Your business card is CRAP! – fave

This guy is better than you and me because he has an expensive business card. Who the hell pays 4 bucks a card? This guy does because he’s better than you and me. He should be taken out back and talked to.

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Car control

Guy in a Caterham drives around a cone course, pulling off hand brake turns and all different maneuvers. This is the top man of car control.

[VHS quality]

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Rust Converter

This is a demonstration of the use of “Rust Converter” on an old Farmall tractor. You can order this by going to, product #26875 or, product #18179.

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Owning an old cop car

Life with an old cop car can be a blessing and a curse, so here’s everything you need to know from former Crown Vic owner.

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Frankly speaking

Yesterday I mentioned about adding some code to make all links open in a new window or tab. Remember? Well, the shit hit the fan Sunday night when I pasted old code I found on the Internet into an updated file on the site. As a result, I was locked out of my own website for two hours based on a parsing error in the file I was diddling with. Live chats with HostGator yielded next to nothing.

Finally, I had the idea of copying the good file from the pics.SPT subdomain (which have the same theme) and deleting the file on the main site. Then uploading the file. Worked like a charm. Except the entire right sidebar went away.

I was able to rebuild the sidebar in a few minutes. We are back up and running. Lesson learned: never trust old code (text) on the site again. If you see anything that’s missing, lemme know.

Sorry for any inconvenience. I was grasping for straws during the downtime, but now that everything’s okay, I’m quite relieved and I enjoyed the challenge.

Man, I can’t believe I did that. And I wasn’t even drinking.

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Happy Father’s Day. If your dad is still around, pay him a visit and maybe share a beer and a laugh or two. If you’re a dad, share your beer with your kids and tell them why they can’t have any. Because they’re not dads!

Nature has finally dialed back the thermostat for us Flatlanders. After a week of 90° days, we now seek relief in the low 80s of today and the next few days. Hot or lukewarm, the Slinks are waiting.

Nice Pics

A Good American trailer [2:07] – On demand movie

Cave digging architect [5:30]

Alaskan Super Cub pilots [5:55]

Samsung super-wide monitor

 Life aboard US Navy Stealth Destroyer USS Zumwalt [5:07]

Detonating the biggest firework ever launched in North America [2:16]

US Paratrooper mass drop over White Desert [8:16]

How to pick a lock [7:01] – try to stay awake

Punisher – Dirty Laundry [10:14] – short film – fave


Shiny [3:53]

Sumer [9:56]


Killer Queen on a 1905 Marenghi Organ [3:18]

Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld :
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger [3:18]
Reminds us of this [3:42]

Malcura – Legend of Zelda cover [3:14]


Fly on a drill [0:44]

Dumptruck hits high voltage lines [0:34]

I Tol’ Joo [0:16]

Comercial de cerveza Victoria [0:30]


Edible sixpack rings

French pressing – Basic Brewing [9:47]

* Jiffs *


Dry ice vs. .50 BMG [16:19]

Bruce Lee’s only fight ever recorded [2:10]

Floyd Mayweather defense [8:01]

DiResta shop sign [5:43]

Building layout tape measure [6:08]

1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi Convertible [5:50] – Muscle Car of the Week

Pro street drag racing – Ozark Raceway Park [11:05]

Simple [2:31]

AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long [4:24]

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Frankly speaking

It was a few years ago that we started the subdomain for pics and jiffs. That was right about the time we got rid of the Next Gen Gallery plugin and other plugins that slowed the site down. The Weekly Babes were moved over there as well. Therein lies the rub.

I don’t know exactly what years, but the links to view said Babes will result in a blank page with the title at the top. My task for the near future is to fix the links and have All the Weekly Babes nicely presented in their entirety.

A few weeks ago, I created a couple of macros for use with the Text Expander (a great time saver) to help speed up embedding videos. Now, instead of copying the code, editing it for the page size and then pasting it, it’s two key presses and a copy/paste. This has afforded me ample time to get the site updated in a timely manner and it gives me a bit of time to watch another episode of Sopranos.

The next venture is to auto target all the images. Targeting an image to “_blank” makes it open in a new tab or window. After viewing an image, it’s much better to close the image window when done and then have the original window waiting, rather than hitting the ‘back’ button and waiting for the site to find where it left off. We’ve been doing this for years.

I’ve recently come across two methods to do this automatically. One is a plugin and the other is some new code added to one of the WordPress files. I’ll be trying this out within a day or two. Can you image adding about 45 images to a post and then having to type in the target text for each one? Welp, that’s what I do with every picture via another macro. Needless to say, something that will automatically do that for me will save me even more time. More late night time for Sopranos. “‘Ey, how ya doon?”

And of course, there’s the one, old, ever present wish in my head to number the images in posts for reference via a plugin. Other websites can do this but they are probably not WordPress sites.

What you see

What you get if saved or downloaded

I’ve searched for this over time and have yet to score a viable hit on how to number the posted images.

The Sudden Polls will continue off and on as I think up valid topics. The old Resurrected Galleries that I mentioned in the past will now be called Revisited. There’s a lot of good but previously posted pics in them all. As I repost them, they will deleted from the Gallery subdirectory on the host server, freeing up more room.

If you have some idea or suggestion on how to make the site better and more appealing, OR if there’s something that’s wrong, by all means leave a comment, or send an email to I check it every day.

Still love doing this shit.

Thanks for stopping by.

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