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January 2010

Steampunk Celebrities and some Politics

First, here is a brilliant documentary on steampunk and interviews with Abney Park and Jake von Slatt: and here is something I just had to put up here, three cheers for Alan Grayson! So please enjoy the videos!

On the Ætherweb – Steampunk style

Ladies and Gentleman, may I present this most marvelous steampunk contraption. A true beauty and work of art and genius. A fellow blogger brought it to my attention and I was so enthralled with it, I had to blog about it. This device really takes you from the World Wide …

Retro Sci-Fi at its finest

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/www.archive.org/download/tomCorbettSpaceCadet-RunawayRocket1954/Tom_Corbett_Runaway_Rocket_05_22_54_512kb.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (132.4MB) | EmbedA wonderful little jewel from the Golden Age of Sci-Fi, complete with “Buck Rogers with Sparklers” look’n’feel scenery and spaceships: What I find especially endearing is the more than blatant product-placement aimed at 1950’s teenage boys… Those were the days. And …

Munich Steampunk Get-Together

This is a bilingual entry – Dies ist ein zweisprachiger Beitrag On the 23rd of January 2010 there will be a get-together of Steampunks at the Victorian House (see this previous blog entry) in Munich. The steampunk tea time event will very likel start at around 15:00, should there be …

Retro-Propaganda

This image is so wonderfully retro and it is rather unfortunately also pretty up-to-date. As 2008 and 2009 have shown us Robber Baron style capitalism can destroy lives and wealth at a rate some major wars can’t. So, without further ado, I want to share the following image with you: …

お誕生日おめでとうございます福澤様!

Slightly off-topic, but only slightly. Today in 1835 Fukuzawa Yukichi (福澤 諭吉) was born. He is one of the most influential people of the Meiji period and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern Japan. Since I hold him in high regard and the Meiji period coincides …

Two events celebrated today

Today is again one of those days when we commemorate two events which happend today in bygone years. The first of these events is one which really fits into the Steampunk genre: London Metropolitan Railway: First Day of Service in 1863 The London Metropolitan Railway started operating between Paddington (side …

Steampunk, Dieselpunk and Smoking

There’s this goth stereotype which I encounter every now and then on the ætherweb which states that all goths, or a sizable portion anyway, smoke clove cigarettes. I wonder if this is an American thing because I do not know a single Goth who actually smokes cloves, but anyway… Today’sentry …