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Your link/image contributions are welcome on the
"Dark Roasted Blend"
- all kinds of weird and wonderful things, posted daily!

SUGGEST A COOL LINK OR A STORY
by writing to: abramsv@gmail.com
Send image submissions to the same address:
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Thank you for contributing!!
We will update at the first opportunity, with full credit and a link to your site, if you have one.

Keep sending in interesting stuff you find; here are possible theme suggestions:
- funny signs
- interesting architecture
- cool ads
- weird vehicles
- unusual devices
- urban exploring and abandoned sites
- strange accidents
- office pranks
- cute/ ugly animals
- travel tips / travel photos
- science fiction reviews
- ugly faces and funny characters
etc

In other words, "It Will Blend" if it's cool, visually exciting and wonderful.

WRITE AN ARTICLE & GAIN EXPOSURE FOR YOUR SITE

You are also welcome to join our growing community of writers, just send us a note about what subject you are going to write about. If it promises to be interesting and cool, then we will ask you to send your article to abramsv@gmail.com and our editors will prepare it for publication on our site.

Possible theme suggestions:
- rare / amazing technology
- jokes / humor
- critical essays on unusual art / books (mostly SF&F) / movies.
- extreme / spectacular travelogues

Here is what other website owners have to say:

"The DRB Effect! - Thank you so much for linking to my blog entry on giant salamanders. My fledgling site received an avalanche of hits on the day you did that, and I'm sure I'll keep some of those readers. The link was a great gift to send off the site." - Matt Staggs.

"Our material on your site have led to a peak of about 4500 site visitors two days ago. Usually we have a couple of hundred." - Michael, Retrofuturismus.de

"Thanks for the link to my page! You're right. Traffic rockets! Good thing I got my site back up and running last night!" - Rich Tatum

"Just wanted to say thanks again for the link, the traffic boost as fantastic! (and still is)" - Justin Sampson

Cheers and best wishes from Canada!
Avi Abrams

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YOUR COMMENTS::

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you arrange the site so it spawns a new web browser page instead of what it does now?

I don't really like having to keep hitting the back button to get back to your home page. Also, if you spawned a new page, I could open multiple links simultaneously and be loading the next item while I'm looking at the previous item.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Anonymous - thank you for this input... Opening links in new window is usually the user's choice, not designer's choice. You can set up your browser to do it automatically, or try tabbed browsing.

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Blogger Lamberto said...

Anonymous, download Mozilla Firefox and press Ctrl in the same time you click: the link will be open in a new tab. Probably also ie7 does the same thing, dunno. Definitely in ie if you right-click you can select 'open in a new tab'. Hassle free, then you have just to close the tabs once explored the links

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Blogger Musback said...

Even faster method: in IE7 and firefox, just click with your scrollwheel on the links. They'll open in tabs on the background, so all links open while you still browse DRB for links that interest you. afterwards i usually just close drb and enjoy the show :-)

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Anonymous Julie C said...

It would be nice if there was a mobile friendly version of this site as I use my iPhone a lot to surf and browse.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Julie C - sounds like a good idea for the future. I can open DRB right now in my iPhone browser, though - in the meantime.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do not have anything on the gyrobus:

http://homepages.cwi.nl/~dik/english/public_transport/odds_and_ends/elec.html

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/index.html

Building spaceships and other interesting scifi technicalities, some nice retro art too.

Sorry if its allready been featured, but I couldn't find any references to it on your site.
But it seems like something that would be linked on DRB.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

please please please add a mobile iPhone app for your site! I love to browse it at starbucks but it's so hard to navigate on a mobile device!!!!

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Anonymous Mimi said...

There are a lot of cool things here, but after looking around, I get the feeling it's yet another boys club... girls welcome as diversions and eye candy only. No women need apply.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

You might find some things interesting in "art" or "travel" categories, Mimi. Have a look around.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, first I love dark roasted blend!! your website is amazing and I always keep coming back. I ve been a reader for over a year now! But why haven't you been posting so much, please post more so everyday I can see amazing things!! Keep up the awesome work

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Anonymous arslion said...

DRB you rocks !!

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Blogger Lilliendal said...

regarding the strange bird formations youre site just publisht.. it is a kommon sight in denmark called Sort sol mening black sun..
it is 10000 of sterligs flying in formation.. and it is very very pretty..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71hz9wNsgs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfoeFzCWrDE&feature=related

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Anonymous Datarecovery said...

What a great website! And photography category section is awesome.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been reading the site for a few years now, however over the past 6 months or so it takes for ever to load up, 3 min+....especially the images....most of the time the do not all load. Have checked settings and the are all the same. All other sites work fine in IE and firefox.

Just wondered if have you done something different??

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Nothing different, but we do have lots of 800px wide images per article. They load OK in my Firefox and other browser that I check (I am in Canada) though...

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Anonymous Pam said...

I would love to see an interview, or at least a posting, on Lynn Whipple. Her artwork is really neat and she has such positive things to say. Her blog URL is http://lynnwhipple.wordpress.com/ and some of her artwork, called "Ninnies" is on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnWhipple

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see the solution for the 1-99 number puzzle. I'm sure they are in there, in an abstract way, but me and friends got stuck at 90. Help!

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

About the numbers puzzle (for those who did not see it, it was on our Facebook stream - here is a link to it - http://tinyurl.com/4xerzkk ). This puzzle was for numbers from 1 to 90 only. We are going to include it in our Biscotti, so stay tuned.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you'd enjoy this clip of British steeplejack Fred Dibnah demolishing a huge chimnney- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CV2GuK6CmY&feature=related.
He was possibly the most steampunk man who ever lived

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi dear guys,

Correctly, a true Goggomobil is missing. I am not sure for the German name for the Isetta, but fpor the Messerschmidt it was definitely "Schneewittchensarg" means "Snow white's" coffin. There are two cars I am missing: Austin Mini Moke and Citroen Megane Jeep.

Keep goimng, very beautiful collection!
Joachim

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Hi Joachim, we had two posts on Isetta: our series of "World's Smallest Cars" - http://tinyurl.com/2cs9zh and http://tinyurl.com/53drxo

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance we could get your brand of wonder put towards cool and/or home made hovercraft?

just noticed a general lacking of hovercraft stuff (lots of WIG).

Love your website - show it to students for inspiration and amusement (crazy wiring).

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