DRB Feel-Good Issue #34

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 the Great Telescope of 1900 Paris Exhibition, largest refracting telescope ever constructed - more info:

(image via)

One-Man-Band, a photo from 1898:

(image via)

... and a couple more (see the whole set here):

(images via)

Here is collage from beautiful sophisticated space adventure comic art by Philippe Druillet for Heavy Metal ( Metal Hurlant ) magazine:

(image via)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Unprecedented View of the Milky Way's Core - [wow space]
Very weird 1933 plane by Carponi - [interesting, video]
A Treasure Trove of Vintage Images - [British Library on Flickr]
Strange Japanese "Transporter" - [cool tech]
How Old School Graphics Worked - [cool video]
Kinetoscope Parlors - [vintage]
DIY Computer Control Panel Overhead - [geek tech]
Explore Classic Art in High Definition - [great site]
Growing Hot Glass Spiral - [wow video]
4K Hi-Def Video of Tokyo's Wild Ride - [wow video]
New Breed of Turbo (wait for it...) - [fun video]
Hilarious Robotic Fails - [fun video]
Long exposure of bugs under a street light - [wow video]
Play "Happy Wheels" for a break - [gaming]
The Weirdest Music Video by the (Monkeys?) - [video, kinda nsfw]



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

Jack Nitzsche - "Beyond the Surf" (epic instrumental, 1964)
Daniele Patucchi - "A Man Is Made Of Love (Ann Colin)" from "Lo ammazzo come un cane" (James Bond-like song, 1972)
The Swinging Blue Jeans - "Nobody But Me" (great Merseybeat, UK 1964)
Apollo 100 - "Reach For The Sky" (great instrumental, UK 1973)
Locksley - "All Over Again" (great indie rock, 2007)
The Los Straitjackets - "Pacifica" (surf instrumental, 1999)
Martin Boettcher - "Winnetou Theme" (western, Germany 1964)
The Madd - "Going All The Way" (indie Dutch punk, 2005)
Berto Pisano - Theme from "Uno Dopo L'Altro" (western, 1968)
Franck Pourcel - "Morir De Amor" (instrumental, France 1966)
Harpers Bizarre - "The Drifter" (great baroque pop, 1968)
The Mascots - "Words Enough To Tell You" (Merseybeat, Sweden 1965)
Paul Mauriat - "Some You Win Some You Lose" (uplifting instrumental, France 1970)
The Lancastrians - "I Can't Stand The Pain" (garage rock, UK 1965)
Blizzard - "Baby Blue" (rare sunshine pop, UK 1969)
The Dave Clark Five - "I Miss You" (Merseybeat, UK 1964)
American Zoo - "What Am I?" (weird psych-out, 1967)
Georges Delerue - "Train Calls" from "Curly Sue" (romantic, France 1991)
Jacques Charpentier - "Te Deum: Prelude" (glorious baroque, 1725 - here)
Alessandro Alessandroni - "Wen-Li Theme (Gutar Version)" from "Trinity Goes East" (western, 1998)
Alberto Baldan Bembo - "Haying and Yutia" from "Codice D'Amore Orientale" (movie theme, Italy 1974)
Magna Carta - "Elizabethan" (baroque pop ballad, 1970)
Acid Kings - "Do What You Wanna Do" (great power pop, Sweden 1992)
Limahl (Giorgio Moroder) - "The NeverEnding Story" Theme (synth pop, 1984)
Mark Wirtz & His Orchestra - "Dreamin'" (happy instrumental, UK 1968)



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES: Christine Carere, Kim Darby, Jean Simmons, Sophia Loren, Mary Ann Mobley, and more:

Christine Carere

Citroen DS-19 from 1961, via)

Christine Carere

Kim Darby in "True Grit" and "Bus Riley's Back in Town"

Audrey Arno

Jane Fonda

Jean Simmons

1953 Ford X-100 concept and GM Firebird III (1958)

left: Sophia Loren; right: Mylène Demongeot

Agnetha Faltskog & ABBA

Mary Ann Mobley in the "Harum Scarum" movie

Michele Mercier in "Angelique Et Le Sultan", 1967

Beba Loncar in "The Long Ships"

Citroen Cityrama bus and Ford Turbine Truck, 1964

Alexander Green's "Scarlet Sails" - photo by Katya

Jenny Agutter in "Amy"

Russian actress Galina Belyaeva, 1974


Mighty Tiny Records! -

This has nothing to do with Mickey Mouse; this photo shows a 1917 Soviet plane-spotting head-gear:

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Perhaps the strangest-looking amphibious car ever: 1979 Herzog Conte Schwimmwagen - more info:

Raccoon in a tuxedo, proud of himself:

(image via)

This bag has seen things... -

Menu of the Day:

"Inside the engine cab of the Tornado train at Great Central Railway, Loughborough UK" - photo by Sue:

(image credit: Sue (ph0t0-girl))

This poor creature is the "extremely rare little seal that nobody wanted to play with". The story however, has a happy ending, read it here:

(image credit: Anatoly Strakhov)

Fake? -

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.




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Blogger anthrax2525 said...

I don't get the subsidiary article author's sneers about the Herzog Conte Schwimmwagen's looks. It may look bulkier than the Ford GPA (Seep) version of the Jeep or the famous 2 1/2 ton DUKW (Duck), but it's tons better than the original Wehrmacht-issue Schwimmwagen - the Volkswagen Type 128/166, which resembled a hemorrhoid cushion with wheels.

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