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October 2009

Nothing steampunk…

This has nothing to do with Steampunk at all. I just watched this video and in the process nearly died laughing, so I thought I share it with you. A little bit about my background: I worked as a banker from late 1993 to November 1996. The worst years of …

Being recognizably steampunk

Yesterday I went to a pub moot of the Munich section of my favorite party: I am member 6366 of the Piratenpartei, and when I saw my number, I thought “Damn, 300 too early.” The pub moot was great, something I was afraid it would not be. I had previously …

Zeppelin Museum Finale

Some random Zeppelin related images: So here is the final and rather delayed part of the Expedition to the very steampunk Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen. First, a very stylish and beautiful Maybach Zeppelin:   A classy car. Fit for every steampunk or dieselpunk movie. Also: Notice the modern license plate. …

Leviathan Europe

There’s a book out now by the name of Leviathan, you can see the trailer on Youtube. It’s by Scott Westerfield and revolves around the adventures of an unlikely couple of youths embroiled in the events of a very strange alternate version of the First World War. Very strange, very …

Another expedition looms

It has been a while since I have left the city of Munich for a greater length of time but now, another opportunity presents itself. The gods willing, my throat infection will have cleared up by then and I will have my voice back. It is no use seing friends …

Heroes, Part II

Continuing on the hero theme: News just in: Barrack Hussein Obama is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Well, I guess this is one clear signal to his predecessor and it is one well deserved award. I sincerely hope a few people in the US now get the …

Heroes

You may have noticed, I have a thing for heroes of various kinds and colours. Therefor, I dedicate this entry to the memory of Dominik Brunner. If you do not know the name, look him up. He died for the values he upheld. He was a decent, upright citizen, nothing …