World’s Strangest

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The Day that the Sky Crashed

Allegedly, this is a photo of an electronic billboard in Odessa, Ukraine crashing. But those of us who understand that the entire universe is actually a holographic projection around the Earth know the truth. Worse: the universe runs on Windows. Link -via Boing Boing

Darth Vader Begins Construction of a Base in Ukraine

(Video Link) Darth Vader — or, as I strongly suspect, a man impersonating Darth Vader — walked into the mayor’s office in Odessa, Ukraine last week. He cited a law that granted free land to any citizen who wished to claim it. Vader indicated that he planned to build some sort of spaceport or base and [...]

The Late Movies: Free, Full-Length Classic Movies on YouTube

As part of YouTube’s entry into the online movie-streaming business, it has created something called OpenFlix — a collection currently boasting 670 free, full-length movies. As far as I can tell, they’re all public domain films — but some are classics, and worth a look. They all have ads at the beginning and periodically throughout [...]

Operation Barbarossa: The Biggest Military Adventure in History

June 22nd marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union — the biggest military adventure in history, which led directly to the downfall of Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime. Together with the Holocaust that followed it, Operation Barbarossa was the ultimate expression of Hitler’s twisted vision, reflecting both the vaulting [...]

The Autobot of Odessa

This statue of a guardian type robot near Odessa in Ukraine is made from old, junked cars, among other things. Apparently it was constructed by a logistics company called TIS (Transinvestservice) in order to serve as a signpost of sorts. Now, instead of telling visitors to take a left at the 161km post, they can [...]