DRB Feel-Good Issue #28

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to give you plenty of inspiration for the week ahead.

Modern physics research can be truly spectacular: here is a Large Helical Device, a fusion research device in Toki, Gifu, Japan:

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On a microscopic scale, here is a great example of micromachining and photolithography technologies - a Nano Injector (100 nm, magnification x137) designed to inject cells with DNA - see video for full info:

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Beautiful Victorian marine art by Montague Dawson. We highly recommend to check out works of this inspired British painter:

(image credit: Montague Dawson)

Enchanting underwater photography by Dmitry Laudin, see more here (some nsfw):

(image credit: Dmitry Laudin, some nsfw)

Great scifi concept art by Scott Robertson, info:

(image credit: Scott Robertson)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.: Reconstruction - [wow video]
Here is how to swim across Pacific Ocean - [extreme]
Weird! Japanese Fire & Violence Festival - [it's all a big bee's fault]
Beijing’s Underground City - [interesting]
Exploring Mars in High Resolution - [wow space]
Weasel Riding a Woodpecker (Full Story) - [wow nature]
Beautiful Swirl Faucet - [cool design]
Very soothing ride on a miniature railroad - [cool video]
Watch this video ad to the end - [fun video]
Trains vs. Heavy Snow Banks - [wow video]
Hilarious! "Naked Gun" Opening - [fun video]
Bullet Stopped by Water Balloons - [wow video]
Impressions of Celebrities Stuck in Traffic - [fun video]
Play this "Frozen" game, if bored! - [gaming]



Currently listening to:
Feel free to copy-paste this in YouTube, most of entries on this list can be found there:

Johann Sebastian Bach - "Cantata BWV 21, Sinfonia" (sublime, 1724)
Klaatu - "Dear Christine" (beautiful song, 1978)
Stelvio Cipriani - "Anonimo Veneziano" (great soundtrack, 1970)
Ennio Morricone - "Solamente Amore" from "Una Breve Stagione" (beautiful, 1974)
The Carpenters - "Johnny Angel" (little-known pop gem, 1966)
The Ladybug Transistor - "The Places You'll Call Home" (indie pop, 2003)
Raymond LeFevre Orchestra - "The Winter Will Be Long" (instrumental, France 1974)
The Ship - "The Ship" (hard-to-find psych pop gem, 1970)
Ian & Sylvia - "Stories He'd Tell" (classic Canadian folk, 1971)
Bruno Nicolai - "Il maestro di violino" (great 1976 soundtrack, if you can find it)
Gianni Morandi - "Chimera" (great song, Italy 1964)
The Merrymakers - "Coming Home" (great power pop, Sweden 1997)
Robbi Poitevin - "Bubba Dub Bossa" from "A.D.3 Operazione Squalo Bianco" (happy, 1966)
Toto Cutugno - "Faccia Pulita" (great song, Italy 1984)
The Alan Parson's Project - "Ammonia Avenue" (classic sympho pop, 1984)
The Drifters - "Some Kind Of Wonderful" (upbeat stuff, 1960)
Piero Piccioni - Theme from "La Volpe Dalla Coda di Velluto" (Italy, 1971)
Ennio Morricone - "Solo Nostalgia" from "Comandamenti Per Un Gangster" (song, 1968)
Elvis Presley - "Wisdom Of The Ages" (rare, good song 1965)
The Seekers - "The Leaving Of Liverpool" (old English song, 1800s)
The Merry-Go-Round - "Live" (great, happy pop from 1967)
Luis Bacalov - "Questo Nostro Amore" from "Non stuzzicate la Zanzara" (epic, choir version, 1967)
Phillipe Sarde - "La Lettre De Violette" from "Violette Et Francois" (France, 1977)



Ford Seattle-ite XXI, from 1962:

(image via)

2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition: yellow and blue varieties, each worth about $2.5 million -

(image via)

Hollywood studios Cadillac conversion for camera:



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES: Elke Sommer, Susannah York, Dolores Hart, Michèle Mercier, and more:

Jean Seberg

left: Hayley Mills

Mitzi Gaynor

Natalie Wood

Simone D'Aillencourt (left)

Dolores Hart

Sandra Milo, Deborah Walley

Wenche Myhre

Juliet Prowse

French actress Michèle Mercier

Jenny Agutter

Russian actress Galina Belyaeva


Naive Soviet-style folk art by Angela Dzerih from Donetsk:

Some evil, evil slippers:

Quite a funny face! -

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.




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