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The Island: Profound Animation
"The Island" (Ostrov) - this Soviet-era animation from 1973 has a lot to say about our consumerist society.... Made by the talented director Fyodor Khitruk, it won the Golden Palm in Cannes (good stuff starts around 1:30 mark)
Today's pictures & links:
Very Special Candidates
Now that "Black Man Was Given Nation's Worst Job" - this Mad guy may come to haunt us in the next election...
And by the way, did possibility of Sarah Palin becoming a president spook you out? Well, it was worse in the 50s:
Science. Get inspired by it.
Even though one 30-ton transformer failed and put LHC out of action till the second part of next year, let's not forget the glamour and grandeur of the project, and keep interest piqued by pictures like this:
Semiconductor trackers for ATLAS (a big part of LHC) - image via, copyright Peter Ginter, NIKHEF
Pink Fairy Armadillo!
The smallest armadillo in the world:
(image credit: Sunday Williams)
(images credit: Friedrich Specht, Julie McArthur)
This one is stuffed, but they do exist. "It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened."
Definition of Eye Candy
These glorious ray guns and posters come from the fantastic website "Dr. Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators", made by the famous Weta Limited special effects company.
(images credit: Weta Limited)
Don't miss the "Bestiary of the Cosmos" (Monsters from Venus) also on that site - Click here.
Mixed fresh links for today:
32 Nearby Stars - [3D map] - via
Are you going to miss George W. Bush? - [funny pics]
World's Trickiest Runway Approach - [airplanes]
Haunted Hospitals and Churches - [abandoned]
Struggling Americans are forced to work in extra-dimension - [sarcasm]
More Broccoli Mysteries - [weird]
Dropping Spiders on People - [fun video]
Mind-boggling: Hubble's Deep Field - [wow video]
Long Long Snake... - [scary video]
Super Cheap DVDs - [sponsored]
Be careful when booking a romantic hotel over the internet
Stephen King's Favorite Books
What books keep Stephen King up at night? This week on the Barnes & Noble Review, the master of literary thrills shares his favorite reading. Not surprisingly, each book penetrates the scary depths of a reader’s imagination.
Visit Guest Books on the Barnes & Noble Review for a little insight into King’s reading life.
(sent in by Woody)
(image credit: troisiemeoeil.org)
Located on Outer banks of North Carolina, this structure reminds us of Aunt Josephine’s rickety house in "A Series of Unfortunate Events":
(image credit: Mark Pillsbury)
Denmark's Amazing Submarine Plane
Remember our article Flying Submarines? Read about this vintage concept here:
(image credit: modernmechanix)
Also read: Amazing Submarine Concepts
Looking for Glamor?
Find it anywhere...
(image credit: behance.net)
A ggod addition to our Gas Mask series:
Unorthodox use of animals
For fun and profit...
(1932 in Laerdal, Norway. It's the most selling postcard in Norway of all time)
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