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December 2012 Articles (27)

Miskatonic Monday - The Tomb by Dr Faustus AU

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.  

In honor of the birthday of the great Lovecraftian artist Dr Faustus AU, we shall take a look inside The Tomb.  Fear not gentle reader, for this tale of terror has been skillfully translated for all ages!  Much like his…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Happy New (?!) Year

Popping the cork on another New Year, and I hope it's a bit calmer and less screwy than the last one. Maybe it will be, because at least it's not another U.S, election year. In any case, my very best wishes for 2013 to all you Dieselpunks, Steampunks, and various other types of punks, unless they're Republicans.

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Added by Pilsner Panther on December 30, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(5)7: Ring-a-Ding-Ding (Happy New Year)!! [Triple Music & Martinis!]

Hey, Cool Cats & Swingin' Chicks! Welcome back to Las Vegas, the hippest place in the world!

Yep, my ol' agent and pal Ben Siegel, God rest his soul, dreamed for years…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #70: A Gull From Trieste

Meet one of the most stylish flying boats ever built: the Gabbiano!

CANT (C.R.D.A.) Z 501

The CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (gull) light reconnaissance flying-boat was serving in fairly large numbers with the Regia Aeronautica when Italy entered World War II in June 1940. Designed by Filippo Zappata in the early…

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Added by lord_k on December 29, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #164: Assorted Packards

This is the last Garage entry in 2012. It could be 'punky or at least diesel-ish. Instead, it is full of early '30s posh cars.

1931 Packard Sedan-Limousine

There were 12,105 Standard Eights and 3345 Deluxe Eights sold during 1931. These low figures are due to the Great Depression which was crippling the luxury car segment. The 845 sedan-limousines originally carried…

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Added by lord_k on December 28, 2012 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Book Giveaway

Got the holiday shopping blues? Well I got just the thing to cheer you up. It's called The Red-Eyed Killer, and it's free at Smashwords. Get it for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or e-reader.

Offer good until the end of the year, or I get itchy and suddenly pull it. Better hurry…

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Added by Bard Constantine on December 27, 2012 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

From the Ashes: Italy's post-war combat rifle

In the throws of defeat, flailing helplessly against the advancing Allied tide and executing their leader, Il Duce, Italy rose from the ashes of World War II needing to rebuild its military from the ground up.

What is the underpinning of a standing army, but its rifle of choice? Instead of turning to…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on December 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Stockings Were Hung

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Christmas Cthulhu!

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.  In honor of the holiday season, here's a bit of Mythos in your stocking thanks to the awesome artistic skill of Amy Rawson.  It's certainly looking a lot like Fishmas!…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Miskatonic Monday - A Lovecraft Christmas by Nelson Evergreen

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned, so raise a glass and give cheer to this holiday season!

Cthulhu christmas with Lovecraft by Nelson Evergreen


Via: Nelson…

Added by Tome Wilson on December 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Happy Holidays to all at Dieselpunks!

Good wishes to all, and in 2013 I hope to finish my articles on Japan in the Jazz Age, and post more on things I've discovered and two-fisted fiction I've written. Until then, here are the promised pictures of the restored 1914 era Tokyo Station buildings. …

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Added by John Paul Catton on December 23, 2012 at 1:17am — No Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(5)6: A Blue Christmas in Cow Town

Snowy roads got you down?  The man in the sleigh not groovin' to your pad?  At the Cabaret we know how you fine folks feel...

That's why it'll be a Blue Christmas at the Cabaret tonight!  Here in the Windy City they know the Blues, and with some of the Delta's finest musicians makin' the pilgrimage up here to Cow Town where better to celebrate a Blue Christmas than here?  Cow Town's been a music…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 22, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

S.A.M. #69: Pander Postjager

It took a unique trimotor to deliver your Saturday Air Mail.

Pander S-4 Postjager 2

The Pander S.4 - known also as Postjager and Panderjager- was a very stylized Dutch trimotor designed by Theo Slot that first flew in 1933. It was built by the furniture company Pander & Zonen as a high speed mail plane, intended for…

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Added by lord_k on December 22, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #156: Marendaz Special

Don't be confused by the number - I somehow managed (or rather, mismanaged) to miss it three months ago. Here it is, so no one would search for a missing article #156.

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Next one (and the last in 2012) will be numbered 164. And today, we'll give some Dieselpunk love to another forgotten car make. Have you ever heard about Marendaz, the man and/or the automobile?…

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Added by lord_k on December 21, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The House That Death Built

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(5)5: Come Fly with Me to Argentina! (Triple Music & Drinks!)

Hello again, you crazy Cats and cool Chicks!  Ready to join the Cabaret on an exciting flight across the Americas?

With travel arrangements on board a luxurious TWA Constellation ("Connie"), the largest and fastest land-based passenger airliner yet built, we'll tour the lower latitudes of our western continents with stops in tropical Yucatan in Mexico, spicy Trinidad in the Caribbean,…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 15, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #68: Night Birds

The Saturday Air Mail presents: another French biplane family.

Lioré et Olivier LeO 20

The Lioré-et-Olivier Type 20 and its derivatives are probably less famous than the Farman F.22, but no less important - and their looks are even more…

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Added by lord_k on December 15, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #163: Rear-Engine Alfa

Back in 1940, a really hot car emerged from the Alfa Romeo workshops. Meet the 512 Gran Premio, a wannabe rival of the German streamline racers.

1940 Alfa Romeo 512

In the second half of the 1930s voiturette racing became increasingly popular*. As the name suggests, voiturettes were smaller Grand Prix racers; there was a 3-litre limit for the big…

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Added by lord_k on December 14, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Mark of the Black Widow

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 11, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Interview with the Broken Hearts

The very popular DJs and style icons the Broken Hearts host Peppermint Candy on Jazz FM weekly. Their program, while not labeled ‘dieselpunk’, certainly could be described as such with it mix of classic swing artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington along with contemporary swing bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Caravan Palace. During their radio program, they include trivia such as Jazz Era swing…

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Added by Larry on December 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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