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Just to Cross the Road...

What would it take just to get to other side of the road in Norilsk, Russia? Watch this video... and try to guess who'll make it, and who'll get blown away -


Norilsk in Siberia routinely gets minus 50 degrees Celsius weather. We had a huge dump of snow and minus 45 wind chill all last week in Calgary, and watching this makes me feel very cozy and warm inside.

Today's pictures & links:

Wall-E has been spotted in Russia

In a slightly more muscular and fit form:

(image via)


The Ultimate Bus Jump

Sydney Showground, c1980:

(image credit: Russell White)


Animals to make you gape in wonder

Check out this Star-Nosed Mole - Condylura cristata:

Bipes biporus:

Rhynchocyon chrysopygus:

(original unknown)


The Inspiration behind Minas Tirith?

In real life - Key Monastery near Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India:

(image credit: Vikram Ramachandran National Geographic)

And in the fantasy world:

(art copyright Ted Nasmith)

Real-life Ent has been discovered, as well -

(original unknown)


Mixed fresh links for today:

How to travel the world for free (seriously) - [interesting]
Xmas Greeting from a Rocket Santa - [cool art]
Crazy Sidecars - [weird vehicles]
Geeky Christmas Ornaments - [cool pics]
Gigantic Hearts From above - [landscaping]
Logging: the way it used to be - [vintage]
Movable & Sustainable Sculptures: amazing - [design]
How to undress girl with an excavator - [sfw video]
Burger King Whopper Virgins - [weird video]
Still in need of a gift? - [promotion]

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"Tropic Thunder" thunders on with even more tropicality:
on Director's cut DVD

Tropic Thunder was recently released unrated and uncut.
Here is a short review from A. Abrams:

"This is a director's cut - unrated, uncivilized, rough, bristling and ungrateful chunk of ridiculous moviemaking... it is, generally speaking, typical guy madness: capped, canned and delivered (or rather spread in a thick steamy layer) all over your big screen TV. Lick it up, enjoy the rich frothy exploits of five guys trying to deal with a bunch of murderous hilarity hitting the fan all at once. War movies? This DVD redefines the genre, just like Mr. Bean redefined a Nazi soldier not long ago. There is a rich glob of unadultered humor hidden somewhere inside this skull-encrusted feature-rich DVD. See if you can find it."

Buy it on Amazon


Vintage Art Revisited

From English Russia comes this strange page of Photoshopped classics, some of which originally appeared at Worth1000 contests:

Terminator 5: Revolution -

(images credit: Worth1000)


Hated Business Talk

Here are the most hated ‘buffling’ (inappropiate business jargon) phrases in the UK. The survey (carried out by YouGov.co.uk), found the most irritating phrases to be:

Example of such "corporate" ridiculous talk can be seen here.


Steampunk Jewelry Update

Ricky at Edm Designs released a new line of steampunk jewelry, handmade cufflinks, clockwork rings - there are some unisex bold watch pendants left (most are sold out)... See her shop and choose whatever coolness jumps at you - here (scroll down)

Combine steampunk clockwork movement with celtic designs - what do you get?

Check out the spinning propeller on this one... and a "Beetle Insectus!" ring -

(images credit: Ricky)


Another great face

(image credit: Mario Pleitez)


Playing with gas giant rings and satellites

Interesting space art compositions from Germany - by Armin Tretter:

(images credit: Armin Tretter)


Spotted inside many Russian banks. It says "No Money"


Bush vs. Flying Shoes!

Use the arrows on your keyboard to play -


Cuteness Forever

(originals unknown)


Gifts to get that warm fuzzy feeling

We don't expect much from it, that with economic downturn and all, but still it's nice to offer some DRB-exclusive products (including cool coffee mugs and wall clocks), now with a huge discount:

Click to check out DRB gift store



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Bush Shoe Game is quite awesome. It is a good game but it would be better if they record the high score.. I scored 100. LOL!.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Spotted inside many Russian banks. It says "No Money"

I thought it said "Got you nose!"

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really care for the Bush shoe game. I WANT the shoes to hit him.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

these shoe throwing games are too funny


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