October 19th, 2005
|11:45 am - things you might like, too|
School Bus Conversion
Lots of folks have converted old school buses into family campers, I'll grant you that, but not everybody does it in such a fabulously geeky way:
I decided to completely remove the flashing lights on the front of the bus. Some people have suggested retaining them as white "off road" lights but in Massachusetts I'd have to cover them with opaque covers on the highway and I didn't want the bother.The Antique Stove Hospital
I cut some panels from the side of an old 486 PC tower case. This particular case used to be a Novell 2.2 file server. I remember marveling over the 64 meg DIMM memory that went into it when I built it. 32 Meg on each stick! Wow! It had two 2 Gig hard drives too!
Mostly I'm digging the pictures of the cool-ass antique stoves here, but I also enjoy how Emery Pineo, proprietor and restoration specialist, calls himself "Paleostoveologist" and "Stove Whisperer."
Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition, 1894
Snap Shooting Around the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939
Two really fascinating photo galleries of San Francisco expositions. The art deco shots of the '39 fair are absolutely beautiful (what is it about the undersides of large decorative arches that can twinge such a bit of vertigo in me?) May want to watch them thumbnails at work; there's a few pics from "Sally Rand's Nude Ranch" thrown in the mix, since we were all about expanding our minds in the dawn of the new age of progress and prosperity.
Werner Von Wallenrod's Fun Page of Novelty Rap Records
Just caught this one on the ol' MeFi. There's embedded audio and an annoying dancing jellybean background, but if you can get around that, you get a good sampling of novelty rap from the 80s on up. Thrill to the hilarious incongruity of old people rapping! Just imagine how many of these songs start with "I'm $NAMEOFPERSON and I'm here to say..." Though I do notice this list is incomplete; it's missing, for instance the classic "Big Butt" by Bobby, Jimmy and the Critters:
I got a big car cause my butt's too wideTrust me, when you're in fifth grade, that shit is high-quality.
My car's the one that leads to the side
Drivin down the street to the picture show
My butt hanging out the car window
Went to a game to see the LA Raiders
Couldn't get out of them little elevators
I was trying to get out, I was doing my part
And all of a sudden I think I had to--
go eat a hot dog
|Date:||October 19th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Did they mean to make their school bus look instead like a prisoner transport bus?
Also: Nice links, all! The novelty rap site tugs at my heart strings...
|Date:||October 19th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow. That was a whole afternoon's worth of nifty.