Thank you, our marvelous readers, writers, explorers and photographers; everybody who contributed to DRB in the Year 2012, and everybody who enjoyed our content! Looking back on 2012 we see that this year has been good to us (for one thing, we are all still here on this good old planet Earth) and the New Year promises to be full of wonders, discoveries and awesome creativity - and we wish the same happy sentiments to all of you!
With this end-of-the-year collection of sheer "eye-candy", strange and funny images we celebrate all holidays and New Year: have a good helping of joy and cheer for the year ahead!
(fragment of the 1956 Cadillac advertisement, via)
Beautiful Barbara Rush caroling... really inspiring image from the 1950s:
Play the game of "Guess the Animal" with your kids:
Or why don't you think up a science project to make with kids... and build this awesome robot from some spare tin and metal lying around? -
(image credit: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times, via)
The story of the picture above is actually quite interesting: "In 1955, a 14-year-old with ambitions to go to the moon built a robot he named Gismo, winning the Industrial Arts Competition run by the Ford Motor Company. Gismo walked, talked and waved his arms, and he cost $15 to make. He was one of 72 examples of craftsmanship by teenagers on display at the Waldorf-Astoria."
Here is a similar "Iron Giant" rusting in the park:
UPDATE: The "Iron Giant" rusting in the park is Goldie (created by Joe McCreary) who lives in Woods Quad on The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Meantime in Russia... pedestrians are busy helping out with installing some street art:
Time to walk out your goat:
Tough grandma ("babushka") heading out to the party:
These guys will have hard time digging out their cars... -
(Montreal after the December 26-27 snowstorm, image via)
Don't pray to this icon! It's got three hands... -
Meanwhile cats are doing what they do best... -
Just don't try to dress them into Christmas attire:
Christmas Cat is disappointed:
Some Christmas Trees and Decorations That You Did Not Know Existed
What is the tree on the left is made from? I hesitate to guess... -
Cthulhu Christmas Tree (left) and Dalek Christmas Tree (right):
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