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DRB Feel-Good Issue #3

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

Consider it a kind of Tumbler-substitute for the caffeinated, busy crowd with deeply-felt and sophisticated sensibilities, somewhat nostalgic about more glamorous times (you know who you are), or just looking for that extra bit of sunshine.

(original unknown)

Playing hopscotch!



Brightly-painted colossal vehicles crawling the wasteland (space art by Chris Foss):

Buy "Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss" here.

Crimson Tide graphics, via Concept Ships:

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Egyptian Spiderman, art by Jason Wellborn:

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Lamborghini Espada 400, 1968:

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1934 Pontiac Straight Eight 2-Door Touring Sedan:

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Chrysler Thunderbolt 1941 concept - more info:

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1956 Chrysler Imperial:

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1961 Cadillac Sixty-Two Convertible and 1961 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe (Body by Fisher):

(images via 1, 2)

Chevrolet art by Gordon Brusstar:

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1961 Ford Fairlane:

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No need of a horse (De Soto, 1959):

1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket concept:

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Chevron Paradise:

Cool old trucks (with a little bit of Hayley Mills there):

See more Coca-Cola delivery trucks on this great page:

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Soviet-era car happiness:

More of the Stalin's 1949 ZIS-110 limo:

Looking forward to some crisp winter days (GM 1959 ad by Hansen):

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1967 Chevy Camaro Convertible:

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Interesting collage: 1970s fashion and big cars (art by Mary Beth Acosta, part of "Romancing the Automobile / Feral Housewives" series):

(see more here)

Modern times: 2001 Toyota FXS concept:

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The call of the open road (Ferrari 458 Italia):

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Victorian lady at breakfast ("Room Overlooking the Harbour" painting by James Tissot):

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1921, 1933 art by Rolf Armstrong (see more here, some nsfw):

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Norwegian actress and singer Wenche Myhre in 1967:

French actress Pascale Petit:

French singer France Gall:

Romina Power and Agnes Laurent:

Susan Dey, 1970:

Not everything is bright and cheerful... this is Russian actress Alisa Freindlich:

More Russian actresses: Tamara Semina and Ekaterina Gradova:

Assorted 1960s French vinyl covers:

Young Elizabeth Taylor and young Terry Moore:

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Chia Hat! Buy it from Etsy here:

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You know what happened here ("troll" in training?):

(original unknown)



John Lennon in one of his sunnier moods (1965, left) - and "The Seekers"!

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Siamese cat with blue eyes:

(image credit: Yasemin)

Evil Genius Cat:

(original unknown)

Hitler Cat (I bet this cat has the nicest character):

(original unknown)


(original unknown)

Too much cuteness? Look this in its face! (The Hideous Hagfish):



"Umbrella Sky" by Marta Dahlig, Poland:

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"You Are Waiting for the Sun" and "Home", by LincoChuan, China:

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"The Girl Who Lept Through Time", Japanese animation (info), fragment:

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Not sure, if we included this image before, but it's good to see it again:

(Smirnoff Vodka ad from the 1960s)


Until next time! Keep the Sunshine, folks.




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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wenche Myhre is Norwegian, not German. She's a big star in Germany though, so I can understand why you thought she was.


Blogger AlfSimen said...

Second that, Wenche Myhre is most certainly a Norwegian singer.

Anonymous Andyman said...

Thanks for the sunshine. I needed that.

Blogger Phoebe Dancing Cat said...

Must visit Poland and Marta Dahlig.

Catching goldfish in the sky sounds much more dignified than tipping over the goldfish bowl or, worse, slipping into the koi pond.


Anonymous Gregoryno6 said...

The Seekers! I recognised them straight away. Nice to know someone else remembers them too.

Blogger JJD said...

Thanks a LOT, my dear friend. You don't know how much I needed.


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