November 2016 Archives

54 Eye Candy Images


Ranges from pictures of unusual skies to fit women (SFW) to special edition Rolls Royces..

Well worth a browse if you've got the time..


"The French held their next round of presidential primaries today to determine the general election candidate for the "center right." It was a battle between ex-premier Francois Fillon and another former prime minister, Alain Juppe. Fillon is described as an "economic radical" and social conservative. When the dust settled, Fillon won it running away.

This is a multi-stage process and Fillon will go on in the spring to face... you guessed it... Marine Le Pen. They will also face the socialist candidate, current president, Francois Hollande.If the socialists are knocked out in the first round as the polling suggests, Fillon and Le Pen will be the last two standing for the runoff election.Why is that remarkable in this generally socialist nation? Because we already know where Le Pen stands in terms of getting out of the EU and dumping the Euro, etc. but Fillon is a rare beast in France as well.Fillon wants to fire hundreds of thousands of government workers, slash taxes to stimulate the economy, crack down on immigration and Muslim extremists, opposes gay marriage and wants to defend traditional French national identity. (Make France Great Again?)

Either way, if this is how it plays out we're going to be looking at a very different scene in France when this is over. And it's probably one which will make for a much better fit in terms of relations with the United States under the new president."

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How Do Dogs 'See' With Their Noses?


"You may have heard the expression that dogs 'see with their noses.' But these creature's amazing nasal architecture actually reveals a whole world beyond what we can see. Alexandra Horowitz illustrates how the dog's nose can smell the past, the future and even things that can't be seen at all." from the source


hahaha :-D

I won't be surprised if this is featured in the next Top Gear series...

AcidCow GIF dump


More animated GIFs for your viewing pleasure..


Top 15 Countries with the Best Women


I'm not sure how and who calculated all this but I won't spoil it by telling you what country came 'top', but when you do find out you'll probably not be surprised..

Anyway judging by the common traits of each nationality I should probably have headed to the Ukraine and seen what occurred ..but that's just me..


I'm so glad the UK made it into the top 15 - next stop will be Scotland making it past the FIFA World Cup qualifiers :)

Only in Russia Pic Compilation



Coincidences aren't actually restricted to happening in Russia but this one did anyway..

Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Aeroplane M60-M


"In 1950s the idea of creating the nuclear airplane, the long range strategic bomber powered on the power of atom was considered as a necessity by Soviet generals. At that time there was already built first Russian atomic ice breaker with its independent nuclear reactor on board. So the plane seemed to be pretty real. To give you a little spoiler on this post - yes, they finally was to able to build a working plane with a nuclear reactor on board which was powering it during the flight..."

16 pages of pictures, diagrams and text explanations of how the Soviets had been getting on with this project.

Article ends with "..But then the cold war ended, the Soviet Union collapsed, and we still don't see the ecological, cheap and unlimited air flights." :(


It doesn't take long for the rust / rot / vegetation to get a hold..


1 - The ruins of an old castle in Sintra, Portugal

These are all as yet unseen ones on this blog..

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Until You Get Wiped Out


Sometimes It's Just Too Much


Fucked Up Irony..



"14. And then if you wanted to look at a photo on the internet, it loaded like this:


..Thanks to your lightning fast 56k connection." </snip>

For some reason we found that the older 33kbps modems got a better speed on the Thai PSTN than the 56kbps modems - thanks to Al Lock for all the help and advice back then :) I still remember you mate...I don't think I would be where I am at all now workwise if I hadn't known you all those years ago! :)

Simple Ways To Avoid the 'Friend Zone'


"Waaaay too often, dudes don't even GET friend zoned. They friend zone themselves.

We all know that losing sucks, but sometimes you lose. It's part of life. But beating yourself? That hurts the most because it's fixable. You have control over it.That's what we're going to focus on today."...

Oh how I wish that the Web had been around back when I was 13! :-p


Definitely worth a look..


Tulip farms in Holland, probably somewhere around Sassenheim area - I only know this because I worked 3 seasons in the bulb factories and fields many eons ago..

ohh yeeahh..


some cracking examples  - I only featured this pic as this is as far as I would probably go myself - my car gets me to work and back and that's pretty much all I ask of it anyway..

I think all black & white photos look strange and unfamiliar to me anyway now, never mind the subject matter.

27 of these on above link..should have posted this one on Hallowe'en, but better late than never..


More from AliExpress Stuff


China To Conquer World #2


Same online shop as last post btw..


finally one I might be able to actually finish

The Chinese are conquering the world slowly but surely and this will be how they do it :)


"This incredibly creepy garden in Japan's Toyama prefecture is home to 800 life-like statues, following your every move with their unnervingly blank stares.

The sculptures were created in the late 1980s at the request of a prominent local businessmen called Mutsuo Furukawa, at an estimated cost of 6 billion yen (A$78.5 million).

While some appear to be Buddhist deities, many are thought to be people he knew during his lifetime, because he wanted them to be with him for eternity."


this would definitely freak me out if I happened to be wandering around somewhere in Japan and stumbled onto this..

Amazing Paintings on Feathers


"American artist and designer Krystle Missildine loves nature and creativity. It creates amazing scenic masterpieces on the feathers of birds. In these fragile canvases swabs must be precise and delicate. Krystle uses for its work tiny brushes and acrylic paints. Feathers she uses only those who remained after moulting birds..


FlyBy Photography


<edit> I wanted to dedicate this post to you Mo - I was inspired by what you told me about yourself that day :) I am awestruck (yes, really) and always have been since I first started this job...and btw how the flipping heck did you get one of those printed A4s into my car the other day? :-D </edit>
Don't be misled by my example pic - this is an aircraft aviation enthusiast website ..and some beautiful machinery..



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