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What is the love train? Imagine a locomotive that stops in every town, in every city, in every country, filled with people who share the same vision: to be the change they wish to see in the world; to make the world a better place for each and every person who lives in it. A place filled with courage, strength, respect, acceptance, kindness, generosity, fearlessness, and most importantly, love. Want a ticket? Open your heart. Seek guidance when you are struggling. Take care of your body. Fill your brain with knowledge and your soul with light and inspiration. Explore your spirituality. Trust your instincts. Transform negative thoughts into positive ones. Water your internal garden so that you may continue to grow. Accept who you are and embrace your individuality. Be honest. Stand strong. Speak your mind. Love yourself.

Ex-anchor bought Sheehan's land

quotes on peace




The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.


Examples of Agencies Using Online Content and Technology to Achieve Mission and Goals.


blog links





some Detroit links





Why not?

chocolate kittens. we could eat them year round.



Barbara Oakley is an associate professor of engineering at Oakland University in Michigan. She is the author of the first seriously funny book about evil, Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend. (Her sister really did steal her mother's boyfriend, and far more besides.) Barbara has worked as a translator on Soviet trawlers, a radio operator at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, a teacher in China and an Army officer in Germany, among other adventures. She is at work on her next book, which will also provide an unusual take on people. Here she writes about Ayn Rand, objectivism and Atlas Shrugged.

Edmund Kean: "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

I can hear the buzz of radio voices,
persistent as insects
on all the frequencies
of madness.

Science Fiction

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2

Bitter Seeds

Risingshadow is a website focused on speculative fiction.


typographic conventions in comic-book lettering.


Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Stars Remember Their Favorite Moments.

Strong Women Steer Battlestar Galactica's Final Voyage.

Everything you were afraid to ask about "Battlestar Galactica" A complete (updated!) primer on the smartest sci-fi TV show ... maybe ever. Editor's note: This "Battlestar Galactica" guide has been updated to include information on the first half of Season 4 and "The Face of the Enemy" webisodes.

bird cage liner




Bizarre and unusual destinations around the world.,0,1697008.photogallery?index=20

best hikes

Rubel Castle,-117.835128&sspn=0.009021,0.014484&ie=UTF8&mrt=kmlkmz


Uncovering Arizona's hidden gems.,0,4479671.photogallery?13



1910: Jacques Cousteau is born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, in the Gironde department of France.



POLAPREMIUM BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE! As the last quantities of carefully stored original Polaroid films are currently melting like snow in the sun, it is about time to introduce a new chapter of analog Instant Photography. To begin with, please make yourself comfortable at our new Impossible shop and update your bookmarks. In the meantime, we are preparing everything for the Impossible.

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Kodak will retire KODACHROME Film



Marilyn Monroe


Lindsay Lohan Rejects Plea Deal, Wears Mini Dress To Court.

Lindsay Lohan Wears Cleavage, Pout To Court (PHOTOS)


So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.,0,3138136.photogallery


Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943. These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

Diana Rigg:

Steve McQueen: King of Cool.

Science Tattoo Emporium.

Actress Farrah Fawcett

Eartha Kitt

Sexiest Geeks of 2008


Pirelli Calendar

Sci-fi fashion: The wardrobe is out of this world.,0,3694441.photogallery?1

Marilyn Monroe - Forever Young,0,7394381.photogallery?1

people and their guns

Photoalbums of Nazi Soldiers

painted anvil

Historical Anatomies

Ronald Reagan A Graphic Biography



Star Wars Behind The Scenes: 40 Rare Photos.

Gallery: Iron Man, Other Pop Icons Become My Little Pony Sculptures.

Emma Frost Cosplay Gallery

R2D2 Swimsuits: The MOAR Bikinis Edition

Best Art Ever (This Week) - 05.27.11

hello kitty

the Princess of Alderaan in her many bikinied incarnations.

Babes of Comic-Con 2010,0,1271843.photogallery

30 Great Geeky Cross Stitches.




Wampa Girl WampaGirlThumbMpc.jpg

space and planes

New Satellite Takes Spectacular High-Res Image of Earth.


Follow astronauts' footsteps on the moon in new photos.

The Soviet Superplane Program That Rattled Area 51. The Lun ekranoplan weighs 380 tons, has a 148-foot wingspan and can launch six anti-ship missiles from flight.


Area 51

nice flames!

indoor model planes


Horten Ho 229 flying wing

Gallery: Let the X-Planes Begin.

NASA’s Most Awesomely Weird Mission Patches.

Air Force One

Hubble Images Capture Universe's Beauty, Awe.

Earth Day, the blue marble

NASA's early lunar images, in a new light. Pictures from the mid-1960s Lunar Orbiter program lay forgotten for decades. But one woman was determined to see them restored.,0,931431.story?page=1

Happy Earth Day: Beautiful Pictures of Our Planet.

Aurora Borealis

Photographer Documents Secret Satellites — All 189 of Them.

Historic Helicopters - Rotorcraft - Helicopter Museum

shuttle assembly

Movies from the High-Definition Camera on Kaguya

China Aviation Museum

Planetary Imagery: 30 Years From Voyager Spacecraft


Terrible Beauty: A-Bomb Tests.

Never-Seen: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Nuclear Blasts Show Terrifying Power.

Feb. 1, 1951: TV Shows Atomic Blast, Live Read More

WWII: How Detroit Won The War.

Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.


Most Awesomely Bad Military Patches 10.


Decals, Monsters & Hot Rods


signs and posters

Back Up Our Battleskies! A quartet of ads for the war effort:

Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Get Art-Deco Styling in Szoki’s Posters.

Retro-Style Star Wars Propaganda Posters [Pics]

Disneyland Posters Heat Up Hollywood Auction.

It's a Panda Revolution!

Incredible Star Wars Propaganda Posters.

New York Neon

Vintage Posters Highlight a Century of Innovation.

Vintage Tokyo subway manner posters.

War Era Food Posters.

Vintage U.S. Parks Posters.

The Enemy in Your Pants. The military’s decades-long war against STDs.

Gallery of antique radio tuning dials.

WWII: Intense Propaganda Posters.

hello star wars

American Legion Posters.

Book covers & illustrations

The Joy of Dullness 1.

Star Wars Pin-Up Girls Recruitment Posters.

Star Wars posters by Tom Whalen.


Sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki.

Travelers of Space. Published by Gnome Press ~ 1951.


1962 map of Disneyland.


Krazy Kat,0,261843.story

Krazy Kat


GOP Clown College

photos of Earth and space

The Campaign to Protect Rural England and The Campaign for Dark Skies want people to look up at Orion - one of the most recognisable constellations in the winter night sky - and count the stars they see. One of the organisers, astronomer Darren Baskill from the University of Sussex, explains.


blue marble



Comet Hunter’s Last Look at Earth Is Haunting osiris_color_2009-11-12T12.28UTC_rot_north.png

Apollo 11: Scenes From the Moon.

LROC captures surface of the Moon.

aerial photos

Happy Earth Day: Beautiful Pictures of Our Planet

Art and Illusions

Coit Tower & PWAP Murals on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco

Aztec Brewing Co. Artwork

Madame X John Singer Sargent

Artistic expressions born of brain disorders. Many people who have suffered brain damage turn to creating art. Researchers are studying them to help unravel how the brain works.,0,7504652.photogallery

Psychedelic art by teenage drug patients in 1970s West Germany.

The Cottingley Fairies

Loch Ness Surgeon's Photograph.

169 Best Illusions--A Sampling. You won't believe your eyes when you see these visual illusions.

H.R. Giger’s Cyborg Horror Merges Sex, Tech, Legend. Read More

Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves.

Arnold Bocklin was a 19th century symbolist painter whose work influenced and inspired Salvador Dali, Sergi Rachmaninoff, Marcel Duchamp and H. R. Giger. Adolph Hitler owned eleven of his paintings and cited Bocklin as his favorite painter.

Geometric Visual Hallucinations.

Boinger's Cartoon Circus Link List.

Ottawa artist Howie Tsui paints fantastical, evil, and beautiful landscapes of monsters, ghosts, demons, and deities. He tells me that his new large paintings, "Horror Fables," are in the form of Ming Dynasty scrolls and were influenced by "a variety of dark subjects, including Asian ghost stories, Buddhist hell scrolls, Hong Kong vampire films, neo-conservative propaganda, and twentieth-century genocides such as the Nanking massacre." Howie Tsui


Psychotronic Titles movies

book covers girls

art wallpaper

cheese cake

50 Photos Of Christina Hendricks In Honor Of National Cleavage Day.



Most Iconic Swimsuits: Pamela Anderson, Marilyn Monroe, Halle Berry & More.


Anime Expo took place at the LA Convention Center on July 1-4, 2010.

Geneviève Bujold rides a bike.


X-ray girls.

Supermodels: They never get old.

PICTURE GALLERY: Roller Derby Divas. These sporty girls are the hottest things on 8 wheels...,0,5677837.photogallery

Star Wars Burlesque: Tatooine-Styled Shenanigans at the Bordello.

Devils Playground's Courtney Cruz'

Beautiful Territory

No Smoking in the Skull Cave

Elke Sommer

A century of sex symbols,,0,637561.photogallery


Dirty Laundry: Cosplay 4 Comic Con.

Iconic fashion: The bikini.

Street Culture: Ink-N-Iron Festival.,0,3304866.photogallery

MARILYN: Never-Published Photos.

MAKE A SPLASH: The World's Most Famous Swimsuits

Marilyn Monroe the last sitting

Bettie Page,0,5310709.story,0,7439211.photogallery

Hunky Santa,0,1011973.story,0,859248.photogallery


Sydney Harbour Bridge from Sydney Observatory

Architecture, places, abandoned


The Hiroshima Files

Lighter than air: A view of downtown L.A. from the Goodyear blimp.,0,6153001.htmlstory

Seeking a Future for a Symbol of a Grander Past, DETROIT — The last train pulled away more than 20 years ago from Michigan Central Station, one of thousands of “see-through” buildings here, empty shells from more auspicious times.

New York’s Street of Schemes

Habitat 15: clever Predock Frane design tweaks the townhouse model.,0,2727578.photogallery

Rock Row in Eagle Rock: townhouses that share no walls.,0,83175.photogallery

Photos: A modest home in Atwater gets a modest (and cool) expansion.,0,2239130.photogallery


the disappearing city. feral houses.

Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline,29307,1882089,00.html

only n detroit

detroit funk

Rotting ancient shipyard in Sydney Harbour: photos.

The Ruins Of Detroit Industry: Five Former Factories.

The Remains of Detroit.,29307,1864272_1810098,00.html

Buckminster Fuller

LAT Eye Candy: Home & Garden Photo Galleries,0,

Historic Decay Photo Galleries,com_rsgallery2/Itemid,26/

Clifton Suspension Bridge


10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World.


Belle Isle Aquarium gets chance to shine again today.

Odd, anthropomorphized animal illustrations of the 18th century

box loving cat.

Meet the Chambered Nautilus, a Living Fossil.

The 15 Funniest Pet Videos The Web Has To Offer:

Top 10 New Organisms of 2008

cat cam




London Zoo meerkats,9,PS.html


cute cats:


The weird and wonderful Hermitage of Santa Barbara,0,1551521.photogallery

The barrel cactus makes a comeback,0,3955683.photogallery
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.,0,3998901.photogallery


A railfan for all seasons. Fred Springer possesses passion for the Rio Grande Southern, photography, travel, and preserving the past.

UP Turbine

The Luxury of Rail Travel in the Forties.

New York Central Railroad, 1946.

Amazing Trains That Were Never Built.

The Metro Transit Assasins created a three-story-high, half-mile-long scrawl of their moniker along the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River in 2009.

Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

Epsom salts mine and monorail in Death Valley Magnesia Siding near Trona.

Trona Monorail which was used in the transportation of magnesium sulphate


"Fawkes' Folly", an experimental monorail car built by J.W. Fawkes in Burbank, ca.1910

Prop-Driven ‘Rail Zeppelin’ Is Many Kinds of Awesome.

The Great Handcar Regatta

Japan's 'slowest train' has best views


M497 and Aerotrain

Polish kids books


Golden Age of Trains in Black and White

Santa Fe Diesel Roster


HMS Victory link




1951 Maserati GP, Low Miles, Needs Paint.

Attack of the Vintage Toy Robots! Justin Pinchot on Japan’s Coolest Postwar Export.

Cars and Trucks

Internet Movie Cars Database

FIAT 500 Abarth... You'll never forget the first time you see one.



Group 55

1960 Sebring competitor, ex-Briggs Cunningham 1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 “Birdcage” racer. To be sold during Mecum’s third Monterey auction event August 18-20, this sports racer is chassis number 2459. Like the less than 20 other Tipos 60 and 61 built in 1959-1960, this example is powered by a front-mid-mounted, all-aluminum 200hp, 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder with two Weber 45DC03 carburetors. This light engine sits in a tubular space frame chassis designed by engineer Giulio Alfieri; it’s made up of more than 200 individual 10-15mm-thick tubes, many of which are exposed in the aluminum-bodied car, giving the Maserati its “Birdcage” nickname. This ultra-light (sub 1,300-pound), purposeful car has advanced features like a five-speed manual gearbox, rack and pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and a De Dion rear end.

Man from Uncle

Why the Jaguar E-Type is still a style icon after 50 years.

Cars So Stunning, They’re in a Museum.

Freightliner trucks

Driving the Awesome Mercedes 300 SL ‘Gullwing’

LeMans first-person, driver-narrated video of Mike Hawthorne running a Jaguar over the course in 1956.

Concours d'Elegance of America.


The Saab 92 may be coming back.

In Praise of Cars With Real Curves.

6 Cars So Alluring They’re in an Art Museum. Read More

Enjoy Some Gratuitous Classic Lotus Porn.

BBC Breakfast's Joe Crowley gives a guided tour of the car that has been nicknamed "the fastest kettle in the world". The car, built by a British team, broke the century-old speed record for a steam-powered vehicle this summer, and is about to tour the country. Driver Don Wales describes what its like to get behind its wheel.

A Lament for Saab, Quirky but Loved

Pontiac, which built its first car in 1926, was G.M.'s also-ran division in the mid-1950s. Its cars were indistinct and boring. After Semon E. Knudsen became general manager, however, Pontiac began to develop more pronounced style. His early efforts produced the limited-edition Star Chief Custom Bonneville convertible.

Featured by noted futurist designer Luigi Colani are 13 futuristic concept vehicles exploring the realms of speed, endurance, ecology and economy-not to mention sleek and sensual looks.

Meet the DUKW

Another Dymaxion replica on the way.

WHAT DO GM DIESELS DO?, a “giveaway” funnybook written entirely in rhyme, starring that lovable corporate-spokes-character-of-many-hats, “Jimmy Diesel”! (And the kids just love ‘im!)

Maserati Tipo 61 Bidcage.

Sunbelt Classic and Antique.

COE picture thread.

ATHS National Convention and Truck Show.

Roanoke Drag Strip
Vintage Fiats
Bugattis at the Schlumpf collection

Dune Buggy Archives.


Rambler Love.

Future Past: 173 Radical Retrofuturistic Directions in Design & Technology.

Leggenda e Passione auction Ferrari museum;

The 50 Worst Cars of All Time,28757,1658545,00.html

the Great British Motorcar

The 10 Coolest James Bond Cars Ever.

salt lake racing

auto shows


Somersaulting truck, leaping bike.

chevrolet tarrytown factory source:life

Encyclopedia of American Coachbuilders & Coachbuilding.

In pictures: the cars of James Bond.

Janis Joplin Porsche. 1965 356 Cabriolet.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection.

Motorama: GM's 1950s' Dream Cars,0,6471135.photogallery?1

The 100 ugliest cars: 100-81.

General Motors, 100 years old and counting.

Pebble Beach 2008: The Williamson Bugatti Collection.,0,1189354.photogallery?1

Shawnee, Okla., where he was allowed a tour of Ray Utter’s 50-acre collection of rusting collectibles.,0,5477932.photogallery?1

1955 Sumar Special 2028420-1000-1404.jpg

Monterey earthquake: Bugattis on the block.

talbot lago t150

Delivery Truck Museum

car cut-aways

Garratt Locomotives


Cool Road-Rail Vehicles

Hanks Trucks


Concours displays one-of-a-kind show vehicles

hot rod surf

george barris,1,7419406.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Vespa and other scooters


Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Honda CL350

10 Motorcycles for Our Fantasy Garage.


Steve McQueen & Motorcycles. Ripped from the pages of PopSci. Click for bigger to read the whole article.

The Buzz about Vespa

Scooting around the gas crunch,0,2089204.story


Here are a bunch of phone company recordings that I have recorded off of my phone.



Ray Harryhausen is a stop-motion-animation wizard who is widely regarded as the master of old-school special effects.


cat vs printer.

Cat vs. Metronome.



How To: Terminate a Terminator (Updated).


Popular Science, in partnership with Google, just put its 137-year archive online, for free. We've partnered with Google to offer our entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements. It's an amazing resource that beautifully encapsulates our ongoing fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. In the future, we'll be adding more advanced features for searching and browsing, but for now, enter any keyword into the box below and dive in.

‘God Particle’ Expected to Be Found Soon. Higgs predicted the existence of the boson while working at the University of Edinburgh to explain how atoms _ and the objects they make up _ have weight. Without the particle, the basic physics theory _ the "standard model" _ lacks a crucial element, because it fails to explain how other subatomic particles _ such as quarks and electrons _ have mass. The Higgs theory is that the bosons create a field through which the other particles pass.

Leading engineers and scientists identify advances that could improve quality of life.

How to prepare for alien invasion



Government control

"Unnecessary or ill-conceived restrictions could jeopardize the scientific and technical progress that our nation depends upon,"

global warming

climbers witness


Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act


Fired pollster revisits 2000 election The book's title: 'How to Steal an Election'