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December 2011

2012 is upon us

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/skeptoid.com/audio/skeptoid-4093.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSo, 2011 has come and gone (almost) and we are looking 2012 in the eye. To make one thing absolutely clear: The world will not come to an end in 2012. The Maya never predicted that. Some half-wit with some vaguely …

Review: Escape the Clouds – Circumnavigator

Before I begin the review, I want to mention I have two reviews of albums by Escape the Clouds. One is Circumnavigator, reviewed here, the other is Until the End. The latter will be reviewed on my German Steampunk blog. If you do not read German, there is a short …

Watching it grow – The ESC is taking shape

The European Steampunk Convention has already occupied quite a portion of my life and time. As it appears now, this is only going to get more. I am currently in the middle of creating a video to put on IndieGoGo, I also want to create some more material to distribute …

The Historical Truth

Yes, just to point it out, long before Christianity reared its (by now unfortunately rather ugly) head, there were other gods having a major holiday around this time of year, so I give you some alternatives:     Happy Solstice everybody!  

Another Christmas Story

On Christmas 1914, the event called “Christmas Truce” occured on the Western Front of the Great War. It has been described as the last flickering of the spirit of the Belle Epoque, the believe humanity would become gradually better and better and more civilized.     I have often wondered …

Office Party Win!

So two days ago, we had our company christmas party. Quite a great evening. It was the best office party I have been to since I left Games Workshop in 2000 (nothing beats a party at Bugman’s Bar). One of the highlights was one of my colleagues doing some magic …

Vintage Airship Battle Short by Charles Urban

My sincere thanks to the magnificent Captain Robert of Abney Park for sharing this little gem in his update-feed: More about this piece can be found on the internet movie data base. The director is Charles Urban. You may not have heard the name, I had not, but I was …