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Giant Blob Tumbleweeds
Hwy 101 traffic south of Salinas, California, is attacked by the ignoble blobs of tangled matter, throwing themselves at cars but seemingly uninterested in humans:
More playful version of interacting with these creatures can be watched here.
Today's pictures & links:
Suddenly Abandoned 1900s New York
This thread on ConceptArt discusses a veritable masterpiece of surreal, moody environment by Alex Broeckel - make sure to click on the image to see every detail in high-res version!
(art by Alex Broeckel)
The rest of his online portfolio is just as mesmerizing... "Steam Octopus":
(art by Alex Broeckel)
Outland Armor, also known as "The Outlanders", present steampunk gear, and also portray characters...namely the crew of the airship HMS Amaranth. Their founder Danny Ashby, also known as Captain Vincent Dantes, has been featured several times on the BoingBoing and Brass Goggles sites.
Here is the "Buckler of Swashes" scene, for example:
The Dissonance Wave Sonification Rifle, via
Here is your chance to own a pair of clockwork angel wings:
Watch their own short steampunk movie "Professor Dantes and the Severin Conundrum", full of stylish monsters and madcap scientists... "Igorrr! Pull the Switch!"
The Weirdest Farm Tools You Ever Seen
This site by Rob Hartmann presents plenty of puzzles to figure out the kind and uses of bizarre farm equipment - some wonderfully elegant, some simply frightening:
Absolutely Awesome Squid with Human-like Teeth
This is reality, folks. This creature is Promachoteuthis Sulcus, a whole species defined from a single specimen caught by the German research vessel R/V Walther Herwig not far from Tristan Da Cunha, the most remote place on Earth...
Mixed fresh links for today:
Strange Chocolates for Valentine! and Cake Wrecks - [weird]
DIY tractor culture in Poland - [weird tech]
Russian Army Telescopes and Ionosphere Station - [interesting]
Haunted Hollywood: Hotels and Theaters - [cool site]
Looking down from spiral staircases - [stylish photos]
Live Caricatures Painted with Coffee - [art]
Women's Self Defense - [rare video]
Love & Sockets - [fun video]
James Morrow speaks about monsters - [neat video]
The Sun Continues to Intimidate the Mind
Wait till the whole animated image loads - you should see the Sun rotating:
These awesome images from NASA also can not be ignored (especially note how puny our Earth is, compared to Sun's explosive activities) -
(images credit: NASA)
Pretty Card for a Valentine
Editor's picks from Photo.Net make a beautiful, romantic gallery:
(Photo by Joe Baker, Photo.net)
and another one - from Tim Girvin, a friend of DRB:
Architectural Photography by Ari Burling
Ari Burling is based in New York, and has a sharp eye for architecture and design:
Contemporary Jewish Museum, Studio Daniel Libeskind
Including some abandoned sites...
Don't miss his series about the near-demolished Essex Country State Jail:
(images credit: Ari Burling)
Eclectix Gallery Nuggets of Surreal Art
For the avantgarde horror, surreal and Deviant-like art head over to the Eclectix Gallery. Here are some examples:
(Work by Haben, Hernandez, Alvarado, via Eclectix)
(Work by Buzelli, Granillo, via Eclectix)
Beggar Signs for the Economy
Hope these ideas will pay off...
The Great Debate
Could be a real stumbling block in a relationship...
It's a hard job
but somebody's gotta do it -
OK, now, how do I chew it?
What are they watching?
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