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December 2012 Articles (27)

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(5)4: Takin' Five on Campus!

Yes, folks, it's the new sound sensation that's taking the world by storm, Dave Brubeck* and his fabulous Quartet!

We're here live on the campus of UC Berkeley in San Francisco, California, for a special performance.  Dave and his band erupted on to the stage just recently…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #162: The Rolling Zeppelin

Just look at this car:

1932 Maybach Spohn Stromlinienkarosserie

Isn't it fantastic?

The Maybach Zeppelin DS-8, powered by a 8-liter V-12 engine, was introduced in 1931. It was one of the most refined automobiles of the period, a formidable rival of the Rolls-Royce, Grosser Mercedes and Hispano-Suiza. Superficially, the Zeppelin was a rather…

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Added by lord_k on December 7, 2012 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Oracle of Death

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 4, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Diesel Movie Review: Chaplin, the Movie (1992)

He was the Little Tramp that Could.

Charlie Chaplin.  The name alone invokes the image of the Little Tramp, the black and white flicker of the silent film, and the stylized slapstick of yesteryear.  You need never to have seen one of his films to know instantly the bowler hat, cane, and oversize shoes.  He's so emblematic that he still sees imitation, reverence, and…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rare Color Photos - WWII Working Women!

CBS News has a photo essay of real life "Rosie The Riveter's"! There's 85 pics of women working in the factories during WWII...The amazing thing is that these photos are COLOR...Here is the link to the CBS site:…

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Added by Joseph A. Burick on December 2, 2012 at 12:18am — 3 Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(5)3: Live from Havana (by Television!)

iiViva Habana!!  We're back again in beautiful Havana, Cuba, this time live by the exciting new media of Television!

 

Things have grown since we last visited, but one thing is the same: the beautiful beaches, music, dances, and women! …

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Added by Cap'n Tony on December 1, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #67: Your Affordable Tri-Motor

This Saturday, the Air Mail is delivered to your doorstep by a small, elegant, and well-forgotten British aeroplane.

Spartan Cruiser 1935

Meet the Spartan Cruiser!

This wooden-framed, low-wing tri-motor was originally designed in collaboration by Saro and Percival as the A-24 Mailplane in 1931. The consortium lost interest in the venture as…

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Added by lord_k on December 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

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