Heroes

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

Eric Broadley, Lola Mk 6 GT Ford, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, 16 June 1963.

The Eric Broadley designed Lola Mk 6 GT Ford, which would give birth to the famous Ford GT40.

Photos by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images

Fantastic car! Sadly, I have never clapped eyes on one, but, there is always a chance. Especially around these parts.

 

Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT ConceptLuca Serafini

Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT Concept

Whoa, Nellie, it’s gorgeous!

Montreal Vision GTLuca Serafini
 

Montreal Vision GTLuca Serafini

This Stunning Alfa Romeo Concept Design Has Taken the Internet By Storm

Luca Serafini says the original 1970s Montreal helped grow his love of cars. Here’s everything you need to know about his modern update.

BY BRYAN HOOD ON OCTOBER 23, 2019

It’s the concept stage where automakers really let themselves have fun. Still, even the most daring brands could stand to take more chances. And if Alfa Romeo wants to add a supercar to its lineup, they might want to bring in Luca Serafini for some help

The Italian designer recently posted a striking set of futuristic renderings of one of the cars he’s most nostalgic about—the 1970s Alfa Romeo Montreal—online. Dubbed the Montreal Vision GT, the concept takes everything about the car that so deeply affected Serafini as a boy and turns it up to 11.

MontrealLuca Serafini and his father in the elder’s Alfa Romeo Montreal
Luca Serafini

“Back in 1986 my father bought a shiny orange Alfa Romeo Montreal. … I remember the night he came home with quite irregular V8. He was parking in rear in the garage. The smoke was surrounding and the first things I saw were red taillights and chromed mufflers,” he wrote on his website. “As a young boy I can call it as the beginning for my growing love towards the whole automotive world.“

The first thing you’ll notice about the design is how sleek it is. While the car features Alfa Romeo’s trademark triangle grille and badge and the general shape of the original 2+2 sports coupe, that’s where the similarities end. The designer’s updated concept features swooping, wave-like curves from front to back, headlights subtly worked into the grillework and large vents in the hood and side paneling to make things even more aerodynamic. While there’s no technical info given—presumably Serafini would upgrade the original’s 200 hp V8—it’s impossible to deny that this is one eye-catching ride.

“I tried to create subjectively something able to bring me back as a child. Something on 4 wheels that’s making you say WOW!” Serafini wrote.

Unfortunately, Serafini’s design, as beautiful as it may be, faces little chance of actually being made a reality. Still, Alfa Romeo need do little more than look at the response to it online to see that there’s an audience for such a sultry speedster.

Link to the article.

My Lust-o-Meter broke the glass!

 

 

so launch

Launch of the new and powerful NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter.

February 10, 2020

Spectacular! And good golly gosh, what a fantastically fabulous photo!

 

 

Bigfoot encounter at the Oregon Caves, Part 1

gpdailycourier
May 19, 2014

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Bigfoot encounter at the Oregon Caves, Part 2

gpdailycourier
May 19, 2014

This is Part 2 of a documentary from thedailycourier.com on psychologist Matthew Johnson’s Bigfoot sighting at the Oregon Caves. Johnson and a film crew went back to the place it happened to tell his story and it includes Johnson’s video footage from Bigfoot research expeditions he took after the sighting. His encounter has been called one of the most credible sightings of the last 20 years.

Oh, this is an excellent piece of testimonial evidence accompanied by real physical evidence and much of that from a true expert in tracking and evidence gathering out in real world wilderness. That vast experience is so unlike armchair analysts and as such is exceptionally valuable and it is a real loss to the world that this fellow passed at such an early age. But he has taught the witness much in their time together and I am confident that much good will come of those teachings.

Enjoy and learn from the message to skeptics at the end which is as true as truth can be.

A fine thread reply on this from ATS:

SeaWorthy Writer
Registered: 8/27/2015
Location: Riding the Rip Current Mood: Member is offline.

posted on Aug, 1 2019 @ 12:18 PM

a reply to: JAGStorm
This guy is 6 ft 9 and was 300 lbs when this happened and experienced hiking in wilderness including AK.
I have walked this loop several times. Anyone who watches this whole video and thinks this guys is lying must be blind! They say the whole of this mountain is like a sieve full of caverns unexplored front to back.
We live near the area and have seen a bed, of small branches and tracks.

Grants Pass, Oregon, psychologist Matthew Johnson is insisting he did hear, smell and see the Pacific Northwest’s mythical Bigfoot while hiking during the July 4th weekend with his family at the Oregon Caves National Monument. “We had just completed the tour of the Oregon Caves and decided to hike up the mountain about a mile or so on the Big Tree Loop Trail,” he told CBS News Early Show co-anchor Jane Clayson Monday.

“That’s when we ran into the smell that was very strong like a skunk but a lot worse.” Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is the name given to a large, hairy, ape-like creature reportedly living clandestinely in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Johnson says Bigfoot paralleled his family on an animal trail about 40 feet away and for about 10 minutes walking, making “whoo, whoo” noises.

www.cbsnews.com…

Be well.

 

 

Duo12V-Sub18

Augspurger Monitors

Feb. 9 2018

Just finished this Duo12V-Sub18 system for All In Entertainment’s new studio in Birmingham, AL! Artistic final custom to client’s vision!

It gets no better than Augsperger…

 

 

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Pesage 1992 (Scrutineering) — with Yannick Dalmas, Mark Blundell, Karl Wendlinger, Jean Pierre Jabouille, Derek Warwick, Alain Ferté, Eric van de Poele, the Peugeot 905, Mauro Baldi and Philippe Alliot.

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A Winner of the 12 hours of Bathurst

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sea serpents

A beautiful sea serpent illustration via my ole buddy Dr. Karl Shuker.

I am really and truly enamored of this this artist’s vision … this creature’s so sleek and so bold and so deadly dangerous!

Mmmm…

 

 
1964 American Folk Blues Festival Ensemble

1964 American Folk Blues Festival Ensemble

(L-R) Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins and Hubert Sumlin

Wow, can you image the greatness in that show?

 

 

True Facts : Pangolins Posse

zefrank1
Jun 13, 2018

www.patreon.com/truefacts

“The giant anteater resembles a walking index finger with a mullet…and leg warmers.”

Now that Chinese scientists are putting blame on the adorable and hihly endanered pangolin for the coronavirus, this humorous look at the little critters is in order to lighten things up a bit.

The pangolin are endangered, by the way, because of the Stone Age superstition that the scales of the helpless creatures possess some sort of magical powers when ingested. No, really, they actually think that.

For all their 5,000+ years of being, the Chinese remain sort of like pitiful putzy pricks who bark at the moon like a God damned loon.

Sadly it is possible that the virus uses the little guys to ride around on in search of victims.

 

 

The Hall Exeter

January 18, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Fred Astaire once called this “the greatest dance number ever filmed.” A clip from the movie “Stormy Weather” (1943) featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra performing “Jumpin Jive” with the Nicholas Brothers

If you have the Monday blues, this will sort it.

Redefining Spectacular!

 

 

Joe Bonamassa

February 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Joe Bonamassa blues licks on a Gibson Les Paul ca. 2002

A short little clip of a few teasers highlighting Joe’s mastery.

 

 
Europa

Scientist Predicts Higher Forms Of Alien Life on Europa

OrionHunterX Member
Registered: 1/8/2009 Location: Mood: Member is offline.
posted on Feb, 9 2020 @ 03:29 AM

It’s ‘almost a racing certainty’ there’s alien life on Jupiter’s moon Europa—and Mars could be hiding primitive microorganisms, too. That’s the view of leading British space scientist Professor Monica Grady, who says the notion of undiscovered life in our galaxy isn’t nearly as far-fetched as we might expect.

Professor Grady, a Professor of Planetary and Space Science, says the frigid seas beneath Europa’s ice sheets could harbor ‘octopus’ like creatures. Meanwhile the deep caverns and caves found on Mars may also hide subterranean life-forms—as they offer shelter from intense solar radiation while also potentially boasting remnants of ice.

Professor Grady was speaking at Liverpool Hope University, where she’s just been installed as Chancellor, and revealed: “When it comes to the prospects of life beyond Earth, it’s almost a racing certainty that there’s life beneath the ice on Europa.”

“Elsewhere, if there’s going to be life on Mars, it’s going to be under the surface of the planet. “There you’re protected from solar radiation. And that means there’s the possibility of ice remaining in the pores of the rocks, which could act as a source of water.”

“If there is something on Mars, it’s likely to be very small—bacteria.”

“But I think we’ve got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus.”

Well, if that’s the case then the universe could be teeming with life and probably advanced civilizations far ahead of us in technology that would perhaps seem like magic to us. One scientist said that there are more advanced civilizations partying around the universe than there are grains of sand on planet earth!!

I wouldn’t go that far but there is probably more life out there than we can ever imagine!

phys.org…

EnceladusI would go that far. Life teems. It’s the only thing life knows how to do. Just look at our own world, there’s life deep underground…inside the rocks…and they just found life inside the Chernobyl reactor that eats the radiation.

So, yes, absolutely, life is everywhere — and I use the word everywhere quite literally.

I love this stuff. We need to stop killing each other and get out in space! And hey, there is also Enceladus!

 

 

Really Naughty Things

Are you ready to treat your love right? Don’t be late … it’s a very important date!

Get an extra-special gift at my ab fab toy store, Really Naughty Things and we’ll all win! Yee Haa!

Bless you all!

 

 

fairchild

Fairchild 670 compressor serial number 10. (!!!) Normally, the faceplates are pretty faded, but this one is pristine. Possibly a different finish used early on.

Wow. This was at the notorious Vintage King Audio. The uninitiated may be shocked to learn that this multi-decade old compressor is worth at least $30,000 and probably more because of the non-faded faceplate. Wow, indeed.

I worked on an audio / video installation at Mr. Fairchild’s apartment in Manhattan with a systems installation contractor I once worked for.

 

 
gimbal ufo
 

Gimbal UFO – What it really looks like

UAPleaks
Jul 7, 2019

Dear viewer, Welcome to my detailed video – and image enhancement of the famous Gimbal UFO. Do not expect from me that I am going to describe the original video or the HUD display as has been done already. No I will only focus on showing you what this craft (UFO) really looks like. For the full story, mission details and more background information on the Gimbal UFO: Detailed info: https://coi.tothestarsacademy.com/gim… Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1uL…

What I find interesting is why they released the video but not telling you what it looks like. I am doing this work for more than 25 years. It really surprises me that they have not released more details. Wouldn’t you say that by now they must know what they are up against?

It is pretty diffult to enhance any details from this video as the craft is located right in the centre of an overbright and high contrast region.

Part of the solution to make the craft visible I found in applying a 4 times iteration of CLAHE.

What is CLAHE? CLAHE stands for Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization.

This sounds complicated but it is in fact rather simple to explain. When you would use a Histogram Equalization (HE) filter on a video or photo, the software improves the background contrast of an entire photo. As long as you use a photo or video with very poor (dim) lighting conditions and one that does not have any (over)bright areas the filter does a perfect job. In the best cases you can see a lot more details in a dark photo.

The HE filter however completely fails when there is one or more areas of high brightness in the photo. When that is the case after applying HE the entire photo has become overbright and lots of details are lost. The reason for this is that HE works global (entire image) and therefore
the filter is not limited to a particular section of the image. Therefore HE does not work on the Gimbal video.

If we do not want the whole image to become overbright, Adaptive Histogram Equalization (AHE) is to be used instead.

In principle AHE works the same way as HE except that there is no global processing. With AHE the image is divided in smaller squares (tiles). In AHE mode each of these squares is histogram equalized separately and as the histogram is limited to a small section there is no overbrightness or trans border effect.

Unfortunately using the AHE filter also can have a negative effect when the image contains (too) much noise as its noise will also be amplified. To get rid of this noise another filter is used: Contrast Limitation (CL). By setting a threshold, the noise (pixels) is equalized and so the image stays (relatively) clean.

By applying CLAHE to an image, we see another side effect: small lines (squares). To fade these lines often a global bilinear interpolation filter is used.

So now you know what CLAHE is and its benefits over Histogram Equalization.

I have told you that PART of the solution was CLAHE. That is true. This video is recorded in the Infrared spectrum so I first had to recover the original colours using an IR to VIS(ual) / Ul(tra)V(iolet) spectrum filter. Having recovered (most of) the natural colours the next steps where basic processing; Stacking frames, curve filter, deblur, refocus, micro contrast enhancement for details and finally a tone mapper.

So what will you see in the final result?

1. The Gimbal UFO is neither saucer shape nor does it resamble a (real) triangle.
2. The UFO appears to have a minimum of three visible and perhaps more indiscernible propulsion systems.
3. Does it stop here? For now YES but I intend to show you every single part of this UFO so I am already working on a combination of new (mostly experimental) enhancement methods.

To be continued …

Enjoy this video that shows the Gimbal UFO as it really is. Did you ever imagine that it looked like ….

Part two will (hopefully) follow soon revealing alot more details.

Pinned by UAPleaks
UAPleaks
6 months ago (edited)
Dear viewer, WAPTEK2 and other Youtubers question the genuineness of the Gimbal video material. They claim that it is CGI and that this was already proven on Above Top Secret and other forums. Well, anyone knows how I nowadays think about ATS. I was a member once, until I discovered what ATS really stands for. I can neither confirm nor deny that there indeed might be manipulated footage on the internet. Nowadays very clever CGI experts could replicate videos from top to bottom and add, remove or replace parts of a video almost unnoticed. Having said that: please note that in 2004 and even today with current known algorithms used to up- and downscale it is totally impossible to create a craft in CGI in a bigger size, compress it to 815 x 815 pixels (you will lose a lot of valuable data) and when you upscale the video (increase resolution through e.g. interpolation) retrieve not only very detailed (original) information but also the (original) colours.. This is physically not possible: period! For your information: The GIMBAL video was officially released by the Pentagon together with the 2004 FLIR1 video. These two videos are unrelated. The Gimbal UFO was filmed at the East Coast of the United States and at a till this day unknown date and the 2004 FLIR1 video at the West Coast. If there is any mentioning of CGI created videos back in 2004 it has been done for a specific reason. For my research I never use video material from the internet. My only sources are the operator (original film) or an official channel. The Gimbal UFO video used for the analysis comes from an official, therefore reliable und trustworthy source.

I dunno. This is the guy who did the vid on the one down under I posted about. The second vid of which had me leery. This one less so, but… I dunno about this guy.

 

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition w/ Lyrics

Push Back Now – PBN
Apr 9, 2018

Lyrics:

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Praise the Lord and swing into position
Can’t afford to be a politician
Praise the Lord, we’re all between perdition
And the deep blue sea

Yes, the sky pilot said it, you gotta give him credit
For a son of a gun of a gunner was he

Shouting, ‘Praise the Lord, we’re on a mighty mission
All aboard, we ain’t a-goin’ fishin’
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free’

Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Shouting, ‘Praise the Lord, we’re on a mighty mission
All aboard, we ain’t a-goin’ fishin’
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free’

Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Shouting, ‘Praise the Lord, we’re on a mighty mission
All aboard, we ain’t a-goin’ fishin’
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free’

Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord
(Praise the Lord)
And pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Songwriters: Frank Loesser

There you go! America!

 

 

Dutton custom Porsche

“Based on a 914-6 chassis, this car has been fitted with a mid-mounted 3-litre 911 engine with Weber carburetors, as well as a 915 5-speed gearbox. It was built by Australian Jeff Dutton in 1992.”

Neato! Must go like Hell!

 

 

This is a few years old now but some may not know about it.

These cities were vast and they all interconnected with roads. One of my favorite things about it is the recent idea that the immense Amazon rainforest itself is the result of the overgrowth of these people’s farms and gardens after their civilization collapsed. The idea came from the fact that the majority of flora in the Amazon are fruit-bearing. I love that…

 

 

Amy Irving and Kirk

“Amy Irving and Kirk on the set of Brian De Palma’s The Fury in 1978 What a great shot.”

— Frank Petrilli

 

 

shakeless

Well done, Mr. President.

pelosi tears it

Absolutely unprecedented and absolutely FOUL!

the lush

Look at all those big vodkas she has; the photo only shows half the tray…

demtanic poster

ROFL Mao!

I am looking forward to the imminent extinction of the DemonCrap Party.

 

“The Thunderbird Encounters” (Documentary)

Uncle UNIT
Apr 4, 2019

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I adore Thunderbirds! A well done presentation with a lot of information.

New & Definitive Thunderbird Documentary

Bob Gymlan
Jun 20, 2019

In this video, I will discuss the prehistoric Thunderbird, historical sightings, modern sightings and encounters, a contested video clip, what “large” really means for a bird, and finally, a range of explanations. The theories range from the zoological, cryptozoological, and paranormal.

Support! Help me pay for illustrations: paypal.me/BobGymlan Illustrations by Fred Dunn!: www.youtube.com/user/dredfunn

This, I quite enjoyed in it’s thoroughness and coherency.

Heres a nice little gif…

birdgif

 

 

Percival Mackey Dance Band

The Percival Mackey Dance Band tears the roof off the Jazz, sucker.

I dunno… it looks remarkably like Egyptian dancing and walking to me! Just sayin.’

 

 

It’s A Man Down There

Bernard Allison – Topic
Nov 7, 2014

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

It’s A Man Down There · Bernard Allison

Higher Power ℗ 2006 Ruf Records
Released on: 2006-04-28
Music Publisher: bad love music / bmi

Auto-generated by YouTube.

This guy’s new to me, too and he is fab!

 

 

Tomislav Goluban – Do The Right Thing

Tomislav Goluban
Jan 8, 2019

Tomislav Goluban from 10th studio album CHICAGO RAMBLER
Do The Right Thing (music & txt: Tomislav Goluban)

WEB www.goluban.com/ FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/TomislavGolu… CD BABY store.cdbaby.com/artist/tomis… DEEZER www.deezer.com/us/artist/1982041 iTUNES itunes.apple.com/us/artist/to…

Tomislav “Little Pigeon” Goluban: vocals & harmonicas
Eric Noden: guitars
E.G. McDaniel: bass
Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith: drums

All rights reserved. P & C 2019

Tomislav “Little Pigeon” Goluban, Croatian blues musician, composer, harmonica player and singer, is unique by his expression. With his passion, sense of humor and catchy appearance, he can really provide the audience with an interesting and original show. His surname “Golub” translates to “Pigeon” in English, providing the inspiration for his stage name.

His tenth studio album, “Chicago Rambler”, was recorded in Chicago’s “Joy Ride Studios”, live across two afternoons in January of 2018. A calm and collected figure, Goluban didn’t have to struggle to connect with the American musicians.

His personal musical sound is a perfect fit for electric Chicago blues, and it’s this combination that works so well! With many elements of classical blues, 12 tracks written by Tomislav Goluban were recorded during a session. The material is concisely performed, spontaneously directed and filled with the Chicago blues atmosphere. A lot is hidden and can be revealed with repeated listens. This is a great combination of everything music is and should be: limitless, creative, brave and unique.

Just found this guy and I am really glad I did!

Dig it.

 

 

Frank Zappa – Inca Roads (A Token Of His Extreme)

Eagle Rock
Aug 6, 2013

store.eagle-rock.com/title/a-t… DVD: smarturl.it/FrankZappaTokenDVD

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT and the Zappa Family Trust are pleased to announce the first official release of A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME, an original program created by FRANK ZAPPA for TV.
Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music.
The line-up exists of Frank Zappa—guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke—keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock—sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood—percussion; Tom Fowler—bass; Chester Thompson—drums.
The Program, as edited and thoroughly tweezed & produced by FZ for Honker Home Video includes these delights: The Dog Breath Variations/ Uncle Meat, Montana, Earl Of Duke (George Duke), Florentine Pogen, Stink-Foot, Pygmy Twylyte, Room Service, Inca Roads, Oh No, Son Of Orange County, More Trouble Every Day, A Token Of My Extreme.
Stereo Mixes Produced by Frank Zappa with Kerry McNabb at Paramount Studios, 1974. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2009
FZ: “This was put together with my own money and my own time and it’s been offered to television networks and to syndication and it has been steadfastly rejected by the American television industry. It has been shown in primetime in France and Switzerland, with marvelous results. It’s probably one of the finest pieces of video work that any human being has ever done. I did it myself. And the animation that you’re gonna see in this was done by a guy named Bruce Bickford, and I hope he is watching the show, because it’s probably the first time that a lot of people in America got a chance to see it.”- FZ appearing on the Mike Douglas Show, 1976
Because ‘Token’ has never been commercially released until now, it is one of the most sought after Frank Zappa programs.

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Frank Zappa’s UFO song with ancient civilizations, too… Frank was a wonderfully deep individual.

And… there’s Ruth! Such intensity of talent!