DRB Feel-Good Issue #17

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day
Mixed images flow: cars, girls, etc.

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

We start with a wonderfully radiant Western smile by Terry Moore:



Exceptional steampunk art: "Steamship Barracuda" by Michael Sormann -

(image credit: Michael Sormann)

Cyberpunk art by Stefan Morell:

(image credit: Stefan Morell)

Fabulous art by Wally Wood for "Incredible Science Fiction" anthology comic published by EC Comics in 1955 and 1956 - info:

Here is a truly marvelous alien landscape by Gilbert Williams:

(image credit: Gilbert Williams)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Mars One: Astronaut Selection is down to 706 - [wow space]
Wow Pic: Daya Bay Neutrino Observatory - [science, large pic]
"Chameleon" Vine Discovered in Chile - [nature]
What if Apple and Prada made luxury food? - [bizarre]
The World's Fastest Elevators: impressive - [tech]
Most Extreme Hospitals in the World - [info, pics]
Outrageous License Plates Compilation - [funny]
Perhaps the most useful Chrome extension? - [geek news]
How To Cook An Egg In A Potato - [cool video]
Cat vs. Camera: Intense Concentration - [fun video]
Sublime: Ancient Icelandic hymn inside a train station - [wow video]
Monkey Buys Juice From Vending Machine - [fun video]
Must-See Video: Harry Potter vs. Star Wars - [wow video]
Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World - [interesting]



Currently listening to:

Jet - Hold On (2003, Australian rock pop)
Vladimir Cosma - Brinquedo De Amar - from "Le Jaguar" (1996, French composer, upbeat song in Spanish)
Stelvio Cipriani - Night & Girl - from "High Heels" (1971, upbeat lounge)
Seiji Yokoyama - For The Love Of Mankind - "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" Japanese animation soundtrack (1979, melodic)
Jeff Lynne - Every Little Thing - from "Armchair Theatre" (1990, pop)
Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Lives (1986, quintessential 1980s pop)
Paul Mauriat - Adieu Nuit (1967, romantic orchestra)
The Red Guitars - Dumb Blonde (1995, surf intrumental)
Tommy James & The Shondells - Somebody Cares (1968, sunshine pop)
George Shearing Quintet - Making Whoopee (1962, jazz)
The Four Seasons - Night (1972, funky rhythm)
Beautiful South - Bell-Bottomed Tear (1992, quintessential 1990s pop)
The Seekers - Two Summers (1967, English beat ballad)
The Dave Clark Five - Sometimes (1965, Merseybeat)
Ennio Morricone - Main Theme from "La Cosa Buffa" (1974, romantic)
Steve Marriott's Moments - You Really Got Me Now (1964, punk rocker)
Bruno Nicolai - Bullet for a Stranger (whistling theme) - from "Gli fumavano le Colt" (1971, western)
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - The Moon and You - from "Requiem per un Gringo" (1968, western)
The Moody Blues - Emily's Song (1971, pop ballad)
Georges Delerue - Music from "A Walk With Love And Death" (1969, romantic)
Gary Zeckley - Other Towns, Other Girls (1963, sunshine pop)
Pooh - Un Ragazzo di Strada (version 1999) - original by "I Corvi" (1966, Italian beat)
Gary Lewis & The Playboys - I Can Read Between The Lines (1966, US Beat)
The Ventures - Theme From A Summer Place (1969, romantic beat instrumental)
Fausto Papetti - Come Vorrei (1982, romantic intstrumental)
Nino Oliviero - Ringo del Nebraska (1966, western)
Five Man Electrical Band - Sunrise To Sunset (1998, indie pop)



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES, SINGERS & MODELS: Natalie Wood, Mala Powers, Hayley Mills, Britt Eklund, Susan Dey, Leslie Caron, Marylin Monroe, Barbara Rush, Grace Kelly, Colleen Corby, Barbara Lass, Suzi Quatro, Doris Day, Ottavia Piccolo, Felicitas Woll, Wendy Padbury, Wenche Myhre, Jane Fonda, Sylva Koscina, Gloria Paul

This upbeat photograph of Mitzi Gaynor goes well with the "Move" song by "The Manhattan Transfer":

(image via)

Shown above is the true Hollywood Superstar - The Blues Brothers indestructible police car!

RUSSIAN ACTRESSES: Natalya Seleznyova, Elena Proklova, Marina Neelova, Natalia Belokhvostikova, Svetlana Zhivankova, Nina Veselovskaya

French Cinema 1950s magazines:


Here is a beautiful, peaceful Russian country scene by the Siberian landscape painter Vladimir Zhdanov, 1959:

(art by Vladimir Zhdanov)

Very helpful chart explaining various mathematical curves (which can also be turned into a groovy dance):

An unusual street name (seen in Colorado):

(image via)
(image via)

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.



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