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The Coolest Bird

Bird of Paradise from New Guinea dances to attract mate. Becoming something alien in the process...


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Mysterious cyberpunk enhancement

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The Ultimate Pro-Vista argument:


Strange Office Sculpture

Have too many Post-it notes? then get busy making these structures:
(even though they are utterly and absolutely pointless).

Artist: Jonathan Callan - via

BTW, this piece is called "The Value of Politics" :)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Untranslatable Foreign Phrases - [fascinating]
The Tale of How: Outstanding Surreal Animation - [hi-res video]
Nature makes a river - [wow pics]
Terraces carved by hand - [travel]
Mistakes in movie editing - [pics]
Good old story about the value of pudding - [hilarious]
Cool Mercedes Mods from the 80s - [photos]
There is something about grenade-shaped objects... - [design]
Warehouse Drift - [wow video]
$500 Prepaid Gas Card just for participation



Recent events in republic of Georgia produced one of the most bizarre images of this whole week. The new gas-mask of local riot police reminds of Stromtrooper's attire and Mickey Mouse costume simultaneously. To prove the point, here is an unmodified image (found at OKFuture) and a couple of subsequent Photoshop jobs:


Porcelain set for your kitchen

(image credit: Lei Xue)


Something's not quite right here
- via

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Careful in that bathroom


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you promoting this Freepay-Shit?!

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thanks for heads up on this, retrokatze. The offer comes from reputable ad network, so we have no reason to suspect otherwise, but we'll look into this.

Blogger Alex said...

That video is directly from Planet Earth, Episode 1 - Pole to Pole, and is one of the many species of bird of paradise. It's a great miniseries (11-episode documentary) by Discovery Channel and BBC.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police of the riots reminds me of the combine in Half Life 2

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police of the riots reminds me of the combine in Half Life 2

Anonymous sammie said...

Those russian PBF masks crack me up - it's like they deliberately went out to design something more half-life than half life!

They do look very mickey mouse with a helmet on tho ... and those masks are available on ebay so you can too! Handy for fancy dress or just for nipping to the shops after the bomb drops ;)


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