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December 2009 Articles (57)

Have a swinging new years!

Wish you and yours a safe and fun New Year's Eve!

Swing Dance

Added by Tome Wilson on December 31, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Cunningham Heritage

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Cunningham Heritage

Originally broadcast on October 18, 1954



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: Dr. John Watson meets private detective Sherlock Holmes, and assists him in solving a case that has confused… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 30, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Killer Serials - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Welcome back to Killer Serials, our weekly series that highlights the episodic adventures of dieselpunks greatest heroes. We started Killer Serials in October of '09 with the exploits of legendary escape artist Harry Houdini.



We watched Houdini's fantastic adventures against the mob, mad scientists, evil robots, and even the police. Now we change gears to something a little more cerebral.



Sherlock Holmes In honor of the new Sherlock Holmes movie (released on December 25,…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Sky's the Limit for China's DIY Aviators

The Sky's the Limit for China's DIY Aviators

By Michele Travierso (Wired.com)

December 27, 2009



SHANGHAI - The buzzing of small airplanes is very rarely heard in China's vast yet closed skies, and flying for the sheer joy of it is still a novelty. But that is slowly changing as enthusiastic do-it-yourselfers take to the sky by whatever means possible.



China is home to a… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 29, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

How to make your very own Fallout 3 railyway rifle replica

Model maker YouTuber ProfesserGigaton has put up a how to video for his latest creation, a replica of the railway gun from Fallout 3. Compared to other geekcraft how-tos on the internet, this one doesn't look all that terribly complicated, as in it doesn't require a whole lot of expensive or hard-to-find equipment. Also, check out his sweet retro-ish computer setup.





Or, if you like the lok of the gun, but like myself, you all too often can't be bothered to… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 28, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Sherlock Holmes movie review

Sherlock Holmes (2009)



You may have seen the commercials already; Jude Law sporting a silly mustache and Robert Downy Jr. acting like, well, Robert Downy Jr. Is it the latest Fox News crime log? No, it’s Guy Richie’s version of master detective, Sherlock Holmes.



Sherlock Holmes 2009 Before I… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 27, 2009 at 11:26pm — 5 Comments

The monocle makes a comeback

The optician Vision Express has announced it is to re-introduce the single eye-glass following a sudden surge of interest among customers. “To our surprise we have had dozens of requests in the last few months so we thought we’d bring back the monocle on a trial basis,” says Bryan Magrath, the chief executive of Vision Express. “We’re as puzzled as anyone by the interest.”



“You put it in your strong eye in the same way you use your strong eye to look through a microscope or… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

This Day in Dieselpunk History

My local paper has a section on "Today in History" and there were two events today (Dec 28) that others might find interesting.

1927 The musical "Show Boat" opened at Ziegfield Theater in New York City.

1932 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.

Added by Larry on December 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

SS Imperator / RMS Berengaria

SS Imperator was an ocean liner built for the Hamburg America Line (HAPAG) launched in 1912.

She was the first of a trio of successively larger Hamburg America ships that included SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck built by the line for transatlantic passenger service. At the time of her launch in May 1912, she was the largest passenger ship in the world superseding the White Star RMS Olympic. During World War I, the… Continue

Added by lord_k on December 27, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Server upgrade on Sunday night

Thanks to everyone who has helped promote the Dieselpunks store in the recent months.



Since we continue to grow faster than I ever expected, we're going to migrate to a new server with more horsepower on Sunday night. The Dieselpunks store made this upgrade possible.



We'll begin the data transfer on December 28 around 1800h PST and should conclude by 2200h at the latest. During the main switch Dieselpunks will be… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 26, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Art.com is having a 75% off sale on travel posters.

Art.com is having a 75% off sale on select posters and a lot of them have a great Dieselpunk flavor. If you're looking for some fun art to brighten your home, check it out.



Here are some samples.…



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Added by Tome Wilson on December 26, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I need some music suggestions!

A new year is creeping up on us and it's ready to POUNCE!

As the season turns, we'll need plenty of tunes to kick off the new year in style.

Any musical suggestions for the post-Christmas jukebox?

Added by Tome Wilson on December 26, 2009 at 9:56pm — 5 Comments

1930s Advertisement

The site I found this at simply stated that it was from the 1930s though I suspect it's older from the appearance of the model. I think the ad speaks for itself. I've included the image as a link because I was unable to embed it.
Unusual Ad Link

Added by Larry on December 26, 2009 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

Swing Kids

A friend of mine at work gave me the movie, "Swing Kids" last week. If you have the best synopsis I've read is at imdb which reads:

The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival.



I very much enjoyed it. The music… Continue

Added by Larry on December 26, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Betty Boop Christmas

As this Christmas day comes to a close I just wanted to this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Added by Larry on December 25, 2009 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage - 17th Issue. BRITISH CARS, PART III

Postwar cars. Streamlined and razor-edged. Conservative and moderately modern. But first and foremost, exciting:

French and American influence, even blended together, cannot spoil the distinctive British style. The smallest are the boldest, the largest are understatement at its best.

Enjoy the slideshow:



Find more photos like this on… Continue

Added by lord_k on December 25, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Christmas Carol by Orson Welles and The Mercury Radio Theatre (1938)

Merry Christmas, Dieselpunks!

Download "A Christmas Carol" by Orson Welles and The Mercury Radio Theatre (1938) for free at the link below.

A Christmas Carol by Mercury Radio Theatre 1938.mp3 [21 Mb]

Added by Tome Wilson on December 25, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Christmas by Cadillac

Merry Christmas, dear friends.

Added by lord_k on December 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

WWII Mask

I saw this posted on Brass Goggles and thought others here would find it interesting.



According to the source:

Leather flying helmet with 10A/12401 headphones, an oxygen mask and a 10A/12570 microphone. At the outbreak of WWII (1939-1945), flying helmets had changed little since WWI (1914-1918), except that the fittings for goggles and oxygen masks were provided. The flow of oxygen to the detachable mask was controlled by a manually… Continue

Added by Larry on December 24, 2009 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

Photos of Christmas during WWII




Kriegsweihnachten: Reflections on German Christmas during WWII

by Jason Pipes




Christmas, with deeply-rooted traditions, is the most significant holiday of the year in Western culture. Although Christmas is celebrated all over the world, nowhere is it such a significant holiday as in Central and Northern Europe. A great deal of the traditions of Christmas that we hold dear were in fact put forth by people… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on December 23, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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