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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 …

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 …

Yet more propaganda

Although this time it’s rather tongue-in-cheek and taken from Inglorious Basterds, one of the best movies of the last 5 years and the best I’ve seen and most fun since The Return of the King. PROPAGANDA! And the whole plot is so weird and the alternate history created so bizarre, …

Let us never forget

The last British soldier who fought in the Great War has passed on. Let us remember. Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a> Let us not repeat history. And also, let me take this opportunity to remeber the last soldier of the German Army who died: Dr. Erich Kästner, who was …

The United States of Greater Austria

Just another footnote in the great, often not so great and most often downright dirty history of mankind: The United States of Greater Austria. If it had not been for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, this now unfortunately very fictional country would have risen like a Phoenix from the …

The not so fine art of propaganda and colonialism

A friend of mine recently pointed an article on the Spiegel website out to me which concerned some rather sad and weird legal concerns hailing from the colonial era. The whole article is just one click away. A very strange story in deed. It is so sad when you look back …