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Absolut Music Sculpture

The Absolut Quartet is a single large-scale electromechanical sculpture, created by Dan Paluska and Jeff Lieberman and on display beginning February 27 at 186 Orchard Street in New York City. We've covered similar devices in our Automated Music Instruments article, and here. Some contraptions were just clever computer animation, but this amazing feat of engineering and artistry is for real.


See more at Absolut Machines and Jeff Lieberman's site - via

Today's pictures & links:
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Upside-down Architecture

See more examples here

"Device to Root out Evil" by Dennis Oppenheim at Harbour Green Park, Coal Harbour, Vancouver. -

(image credit: Thad Roan)

(image credit: namq)

House Attack: outdoor sculpture by Erwin Wurm in Vienna -

(image credit: Dominik Dada)

The Rainier Bank Building in Seattle, WA:

Slovakia National Radio Station:

(image credit: Earth in pictures)


Ways to deal with death

Creative advertisements:

Death-defying toilets:


Beautiful Photography by Garron Nicholls

See the rest here

I would eat an apple...

Forest Afternoon -

(images credit: Garron Nicholls)


Cool Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)

(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by John White -
McNaughts Comet over the lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia last January.


Mixed fresh links for today:

Stunning British Landscapes - [travel]
Where did Hubbard steal Scientology from? - [wow find]
Beautiful Army Girls - [photos]
Abandoned Frozen Ships - [abandoned]
"Hollow Earth" idea thru the ages - [cool site]
Continually Wired: Optimum Caffeine Use - [useful]
Incredible Pizza Ads - [cool ads]
Office Comedy: Best Photocopy - [fun video]
Another Bubble: best geek song - [neat video]


Thunderstorm: View from Space
- via

(image credit: Spaceweather)

International Space Station crew takes photo of a large storm over West Africa.


Romantic Interest?

(original unknown)


Lenin Underwater

Better than in Mausoleum.


The indescribable pleasure of squashing an SUV with a tank

Apparently this killing of SUV was done just for the heck of it.



Gotta get some background info on this...
"From 1898 through to 1910 heroin was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough medicine for children." (more info)


Human hand vs. your pets

Some like your hand too much, some don't:

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Blogger alanocu said...

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That was from a series of Flickr photos I found the other day. I thought they were pretty awesome pics! :)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like ketchup, heroin used to be a proscribed drug. This picture was probably a remnent of this era.

Blogger Unknown said...

The Heroin that we know and love today was actually created by the Bayer company (the same aspirin one!). It was marketed as a cure all pains drug and sold openly. Things went downhill for that product shortly after...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

about buildings upside-down.. our national radio station has this kind of building, google for "slovensky rozhlas"

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing the heroin - many narcotics had in previous incarnations some "medicinal" purpose. A wasted patient is probably quite a quiet patient! Not teriffic.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The building below the house attack photo is (or was) the Rainier Bank Building in Seattle WA

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bayer was also at one time part of the company that created Zyklon B gas...

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

"Upside-down architecture" updated - thank you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The SUVs wrecked by a tank were a stunt done by an Russian Jeep dealer, for extra money on the trade in the people had to surrender their old SUVs to this event.

On the sign it says "Jeeps are not afraid of tanks" which is a remake of the slogan “Tanks are not afraid of mud” that often is written on Russian trucks.

The SUVs are Ladas.


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