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October 2010

When Comics influence Science

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/skeptoid.com/audio/skeptoid-4207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () | EmbedThis post is all about the celebration of science and humor. In 1982, Gary Larson drew the following cartoon: The term thagomizer has since weasled its way into proper scientific publications and is (amongst other places) mentioned in this excellent Skeptoid …

For the discerning Steampunk Lady

Although James Brown famously sang “It’s a man’s world”, there are certain areas where being female is definitely of advantage. One of those areas is fashion. No matter whether I browse the ætherweb in general searching for Steampunk gear or go to more specialised sites like Etsy, the choice for …

Amazing historical Photograph

My sincerest thanks and kindest regards once again to Luftschiffharry for sending me this terrific scan of an actual historical photograph: Schütte-Lanz Luftschiff SL 20 and König class battleship Großer Kurfürst, most likely during or just before Operation Albion in 1917. I do not think this is a propaganda photograph …

Kung Fu Steampunk Ninjas

Hmmm… Looks like ther is another movie with Steampunk elements coming up and it looks rather promising: The Warrior’s Way I just hope the ninjas are not too much of a lame clichee and the noble warriors are not too noble. There is absolutely nothing to say about a bit …

Interview with Alex White of The Gearheart

After finding my review of his podcast The Gearheart on my blog, Alex White got in touch with me and we had a little email exchange during which he suggested doing an interview I could publish on my blog. Obvioulsy, I jumped on this opportunity and here’s the interview: Where …

Observations from the Fringe of the Oktoberfest

So, another Oktoberfest has come and gone and I have once more avoided any sort of participation. However, I had plenty opportunity observing the common Oktoberfest drunkard in the wild. It is almost unbelievable, the sub-basement level certain members of Pan narrans reach once sufficient levels of alcohol are involved. …