Warning for some seriously freaky stuff here, guys.
Hoooo boy. Submechanophobic folks, give this one a pass. Seriously, I’m tempted to stick this under a readmore, but no one would see it.
At the Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge, Australia, lurks Bert the Bunyip. He is a coin-operated animatronic that rises up from underwater. Here’s footage of him from four weeks ago, showing his unpleasant aging.
There are plenty of videos of him online before he came to this condition. Here’s a video of him working optimally, though still showing cosmetic wear.
However, this is the friendlier renovation of Bert the Bunyip, implemented in 2000.
The original Bert was added in 1972, created by Dennis Newell. Viewer be warned, here is a photo of the original Bert from 1972.
I tried to warn you, I really did. I can’t look at the dang thing for more than a minute.
10 years after launch, Bert was given a baby to operate alongside him. The only photo of the baby is in bad quality, but by the looks of it, it’s for the best.
According to the official website, “The sound box has had many problems during its time… at one stage vandals somehow worked out how to jam it so it would continue to roar - often through all hours of the night.
Then the Bunyip and baby were also vandalised and part was broken off.
A quieter, more friendly looking bunyip was built and his cave was revamped in 2000.”
No known footage remains of the original Bert, nor his added baby a few years later, but again; perhaps some things are best left lost to time.
I'd love to see more Steve-as-Clint's biological father!
“So where’re we
going?” Steve followed Clint through the
throng of people downtown.
“I told you. Father’s Day surprise. You’ll love it. Promise.”
At first, Steve had
protested, insisting Clint be with his kids on Father’s Day, but Clint had let
him know in no uncertain terms that the following weekend, they were both going to celebrate Father’s (and grandfather’s Day with Clint’s wife and
Steve grinned, and kept
pace, following Clint all the way to the theatre. “What—“
Leon Bridges the
“—You’ll love this
guy. You’re just about caught up to
modern music and he’s one of the better acts out there right now. Come on.”
Steve had his reservations
– there were some great acts nowadays, sure, but not as many as there’d been In
His Day (to use Clint’s capitalization when he was poking fun). He followed Clint into the venue
Clint had been right. He’d
been so right. Steve’d bought a copy of all of Leon Bridges’
records (CDs), even though Clint said he could download the album online.
He also bought them both a
t-shirt and shut Clint up about buying music online with a “My first father’s
day with my son, I want something to have to remember it.”
Clint smiled fit to split
his face and pulled out his phone.
“Smile, then.” And got a selfie
of them outside the venue in their matching t-shirts that he sent immediately
to Steve and to Laura with a “Father’s
Day 1.0 complete, 2.0 t-minus six days and counting.”
Steve could hardly
wait. He was going to teach Cooper and
Lila to dance (now that he’d learned)
and he was going to have Leon Bridges as their music.
Fade - Kanye West (Tilly Remix)
Needed Me - Rihanna
Company - Drake ft Travis Scott
Stunna - Young Thug
Mamacita - Travis Scott ft. Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug
New Level - A$AP Ferg ft. Future
Brand New H#es - King Chip
Top - Lil Uzi Vert
LIT - Blaq Tuxedo
WTF - Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams
Formation - Beyonce
Pretty Boy Swag - Soulja Boy
Best friend (Trentino Remix) - Young Thug
Deja Vu (Dispose & Charles B Rework) - Beyonce
A-Team - Travis Scott
4 Real - Destructo ft. Ty Dolla $ign & ILoveMakonnen
Make Me Proud - Drake
Turn On The Lights - Future
30 Thousand - Lashaun Ellis
Sucka For Love - TCVVX
Vibe With - Eli Sostre
Violet - Daniel Caesar
Smile - Isaiah Rashad
Love Made Me - Joyce Wrice
Low Life - Future & The Weekend
CoCo - O.T. Genasis
Bake Sale - Wiz Khalifa ft. Travis Scott
Summer Sixteen - Drake
Swag Surf - Lil Wayne
Down in the DM - Yo Gotti
Preach - Young Dolph
Wicked - Future
Blow A Check - Zoey Dollaz
On A Wave - P. Reign
3x In A Row - TK-N-CASH
Back Up Off Me - Dej Loaf
Constantly Hating - Young Thug
Skipping Stones - Gallant ft. Jhene Aiko
Girl - The Internet ft. Kaytranada
Gold - Kiiara
Clique (TNGHT Edit) - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean
Real Friends - Kanye West ft. Ty Dolla Sign
You haven’t seen each other all morning. He has his errands and you have yours. Harry texts asking if you want him to pick up something for dinner and you say you were hoping that maybe you could split a takeaway, and he annoyingly answers with a “k”.
You’re home before him and flipping through Netflix when he comes in and you watch him from the corner of your eye as he takes off his big heavy woolen coat and unzips his boots. His hair is up in a bun because he hasn’t had a chance to wash it yet today but when he flops on the couch next to you and you cuddle into him he smells like soap and the outside cold air that he brought in with him (because Tom Ford is for when he has places to be and people to see and although you’re a person he wants to see and the only place he wants to be – home – he knows you like when you get to snuggle into what no on else but maybe his mum and sister know).
Harry rakes his fingers through your hair and you purr like a cat because the head massage against your scalp feels nice and he shakes a little with laughter. You’re safe, he’s home, and there probably never was more of a picture of serenity than knowing that the day’s work is done and out of the way and you don’t have to share him with anyone for a long time. You get to keep your cozy boy with feet stuffed into socks that are too thin for the city chill but just thin enough to fit into his favorite boots. You don’t think it gets much better than this.
“Harry?” you ask him in a small voice.
“Yeah, love?” He is perfectly exhausted and you can hear it in his voice. You feel a little bad, but a promise is a promise.
“Think we can get that takeaway?”
He heaves a sigh and you twist into him with your face against his rib cage from where you had slipped down against him. You peer up at him from underneath lashes, then, and you can tell that although he’s got circles starting you’re wearing him down.
“M'phone is on the counter,” he sighs. You all but bolt away from his warmth and come back with his phone in hand. He grabs it and flicks through the address book. “Curry?” he suggests with a flick of his eyebrows. You nod and he dials with your head on his shoulder, the sound of his voice vibrating through his body into yours comforting you and setting everything in tune inside of you.
Yeah, it doesn’t really get much better than this at all.
On this day in music history: June 24, 1967 - “Headquarters”, the third studio album by The Monkees hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 1 week. Produced by Chip Douglas (aka Douglas Farthing Hatlelid), it is recorded at RCA Music Center of the World Studios, Studio C in Hollywood, CA from February 23 - March 22, 1967. By early 1967, The Monkees are at loggerheads with Screen Gems, the company responsible for producing their hit television series. Though highly successful, the band are unhappy (especially Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork who are both accomplished musicians) at having virtually no creative input or being allowed to play on their records. They lobby for and win the right to play on their own records, which leads to the ouster of series music supervisor Don Kirshner. The Monkees lock themselves in the recording studio for four weeks while working on their third album. Writing most of the material included on the LP, many of the songs are worked out while jamming together live in the studio. No singles are released in the US, but spins off a major hit single in the UK with the Micky Dolenz penned “Randy Scouse Git” (re-titled “Alternate Title”) (#2 UK). The album is another major success for the band, quickly rising to number one, but is bumped from the top spot by The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” the following week, spending an additional eleven weeks in the runner up position. In time, it is regarded as one of The Monkees best albums. “Headquarters” is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
this is what i hope to keep my posting schedule as for Wander (the heith pirate au). Which means, I’ll start posting next weekend, and hopefully finish by december. At the very latest, I hope to finish before the next season drops.
In case the calendar is a little hard to read:
Starting October 21, I’ll be posting twice a week (every Thursday and Saturday) (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
i’ve never had a posting schedule before so we’ll see how it goes!!