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Not Atompunk but Atom Tea

Here’s a nice little historical jewel for you: “The Hole in the Ground”, an informational short film about military and civil response on the home front in Great Britain in the early 1960’s. The casual stance of everybody involved is so quaint and is of course part of the propaganda …

Into the jaws of death

Listen to General Dwight D Eisenhower – Historical Recording, June 6th 1944

Today, 76 years ago, Operation Overlord started. The largest military operation by forces the current (and I use the term loosely) President of the United States would describe as “Terrorist ANTIFA”. This is an original recording by the Supreme Commander Allied Forces Europe, General and later President of the United …

That Thing with the Luminiferous Aether

Way back in the day when I was still deep in the Steampunk scene, my friend Alex and I wrote a book about the subculture, its roots, background etc. One of the background infos I provided concerned the aether, or as I usually spell it æther. You can find it …

Project Stoicism: The Life of Marcus Aurelius

The life of Marcus Aurelius is as interesting, epic and historically significant as you may expect from one of Rome’s most famous emperors and one of the few philosopher kings history has to offer. Biographics, a highly recommendable YouTube channel just released a biography of Marcus Aurelius, check it out:

May I point your attention to: Sabaton History

There rarely comes a moment when you have followed and enjoyed something awesome for a while (years) and then you find out there is a multi-level awesome connected to the awesome that you did not know about. Case in point: I have followed Indy Neidell‘s Great War and World War …

Marcus Aurelius

Project Stoicism

For a very long time I have been a fan of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. My fascination with him began back before my teenage years when I found out there was a Roman emperor who shared my first name. Much later (but already some 20 years ago or more) …

Happy 80th birthday, Michael Moorcock!

Michael Moorcock, celebrated fantasy author, creator of the Eternal Champion Saga, dabbler in early Steampunk, musician, journalist and Grand Old Master of Fantasy and Science Fiction celebrates his 80th birthday today! Congratulations, Sir, many happy returns! Your works have been a constant companion of mine in one form or the …

Rest in Peace, René Auberjonois

Another great one has passed on. René Auberjonois beloved actor of MASH,  Boston Legal and Deep Space 9 fame has died aged 79 of lung cancer. Another one who went to earlier and who will be sorely missed by the fans in the community and his family. Odo, whom he …