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Space Opera, Mexican Style

"Positronic Duo" sings a charming love song in this final chapter of "La Nave de los Monstruos" (1960, info) -


Today's pictures & links:

Smiley Face discovered on Mars

Two different smiling faces, discovered by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter:

(images credit: NASA)

Even without smiley faces, Mars has pretty cool landscape areas (this one is Echus Chasma)

(image credit: NASA)


A Motherly Love

(original unknown)


Horseshoe Horses

Such an obvious choice for a sculpture! First one is spotted at the Express Clydesdale Barn Yukon, Oklahoma -

(images credit: Marvin and Gregg)

The other one in Germany, in Ostwestfalen-Lippe region:


A Parting Flower

The Closing Ceremony of Bejing Olympics: impressive fireworks -

(images credit: Reuters)

See a wonderful collection of Olympic photos here.


Flintstones Dream Vehicle

Very weird concept on display at the Delhi Auto Show:

(image credit: Reuters)

Speaking of cool car concepts, I think this Lotus version is simply gorgeous:

(image credit: Kiel Bryant)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Coolest new urban exploration site - [abandoned]
First electric sportscar looks very cool - [auto]
Bicycle Saddles Archive - [cool collection]
The Spores Still Live on This Island - [bio-warfare]
Great Vintage Paperbacks - [flickr set]
Backstreet Boys "pa russki" - [fun video]
The Road Boss! - [car video]
After the hurricane: street tubing - [fun video]
The Wheel: Awesome Animated Rocks Movie - [wow video] - via



An interesting addition to our "Psychedelic Furniture" showcase is this voluptuous design, shown in Berlin in May 2008:

(image credit: master-son)


Electronic Music is Complex

"Moog" Synthesizer in the 1970s (a pioneering era of Jean Michel Jarre compositions) -

It seems to be kinda simpler, in Russia -


Russia's Last Tzar

Nikolai II resting with a book:

His daughters: Olga and Tatiana Romanov -

(images by Boissonnas & Eggler Photostudio, 1913)


Great Urban Art

Modified utility boxes in Karlsruhe, Germany:

(images credit: Ryan Stoker)


Very Potent Drinks

See a lot more of mangled English labels at this link:


One more call from a telemarketer...

("Kvazimoto" Motorola ad)


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Blogger Allan Cavanagh said...

So which smiley face was the one in the Watchmen?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nice thing about that Moog was, that is was in fact monophonic. One note at a time :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flintstones' dream car? More like Asphyxious! Looks like something on a Cryxian road!


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