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June 2012

Eat more Insects – Save the World

Watch this, it is all true: Insects are great food, protein-absorbtion from eating insects is better than when you eat beef, for example. Besides, like it or not: Shrimps and lobster are related to spiders, just count the legs. So why don’t you dig into a scorpion or tarantula? Other …

Adopt a Werewolf Puppy today!

For centuries, self-declared monster hunters have gone out into the dark forests and remorselessly slaughtered members of one of the rarest species on the planet: Werewolves Few people have ever wasted a thought on the fact that some of those beautiful, powerful and magnificent creatures they slew had families of …

Cthulhu lurks where you least expect him!

You should always watch out where you let your little loved ones swim, as this image amply shows: But then again, you could juts be a friendly neighbourhood Cthulhu cultist who wants their offspring to meet the Great Old Ones as early as possible. In the latter case: Just go …

Podcast: Interview with Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Team-Up with the Aetherfunk team of www.clockworker.de: We are doing a lengthy and fun interview with Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences fame. http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclideanSpecial.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:30 — 122.7MB) | EmbedTotal Steampunk domination! Alex and Johanna of Clockworker.de and me …

Happy Birthday Alan Turing!

Science Holiday! Today, Alan Turing, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. He is one of the fathers of the modern age, due to his contributions to the then emerging field of computer science.     Also, the Turing-test, a method to determine the ability of a computer to think like …

Gentlemen need Cocktails!

Well, it took some time but summer has hit. Now it is rather on the warm side outside, in other terms: It is cocktail weather. Under most circumstances, my cocktail of choice is the White Russian, which, coincidentally, has nothing to do with my political stance. If you did not …

Review: Strange Artifact – The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is Strange Artifact’s first long player. Strange Artifact themselves are Japan’s first full-fledged Steampunk band. I must admit, of all the album reviews I have made thus far, The Antikythera Mechanism was the most difficult. For one, although I speak a little Japanese, it is nowhere sufficient …

The Aether Dancer Steampunk OS Project needs you!

Want to see Captain Ivanova a.k.a. Claudia Christian take the helm of an airship? Me, too! All we have to do now is stick together and get this epic project on the road: Support Aether Dancer!

Have a most splendid International Steampunk Day!

Today, June 14th, is International Steampunk Day, the day we Steampunks have no excuse not to flash our gear, parade around and show pride in our subculture! So, in the Air Kraken’s name, do something steampunk today! Listen to some bands like Victor Sierra or Ghostfire or The Cog is …