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Larry's Article – March 2010 Archive (7)

Wreckage of WW II Dive Bomber Found in Oregon

I just found this posted on Yahoo.





Clues emerge about WWII plane crashed in Oregon



PORTLAND, Ore. – A sheriff involved in investigating the wreckage of a World War II dive bomber found in the Oregon woods said Friday at least three U.S. Navy planes of that

type apparently went down in the area from 1945 to 1948.…



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Added by Larry on March 26, 2010 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

Cabaret

My wife and I just watched Cabaret on DVD. In many way I would say that it's dieselpunk. It seems to have the three elements that I mentioned at my blog (contemporary, decodence, and irreverence). An excellent movie. Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies was wonderful and Liza Minnelli was just so sexy. And the ending was so ominous. A dieselpunk masterpiece.



Added by Larry on March 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Heavy Metal (1981) "B-17"

Thinking back to my contact with my old friend (I mentioned this in Off Topic) reminded me of when we went to see Heavy Metal at the drive-in. Sitting in the back of a pick-up getting wasted on homemade daiquiris that we had mixed up in large coolers before hand. (Ah good times.)



Back on topic. Does anyone recall the segment "B-17"? Very Dieselpunk. …





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Added by Larry on March 11, 2010 at 11:01pm — 5 Comments

Congress Honors Female WWII Pilots

Congress finally honored WWII women pilots today.
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Added by Larry on March 10, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Ingloriorius Bastards

My wife just watched Inglourious Bastards on DVD and I can say that it's very dieselpunk. In addition to having the two mandatory elements I mention in my blog it has a heavy dose of irreverence (the Spaghetti Western theme is great) but it also rewrites history (certainly a feature found in a lot of Punk genre). While it's rather violent (which one should expect from a Quentin Tarantino movie) it's very, very good. …

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Added by Larry on March 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Flyboys

I don't know if it's been posted here before. My wife and I just watched Flyboys on DVD and I think it's really a great movie. I highly recommend it.


Added by Larry on March 5, 2010 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Wreck of 1930s flying aircraft carrier dubbed 'historic'

I just learned about this on Brass Goggles.

"The US government has added the crash site of the most powerful flying aircraft carrier ever built to the National Register of Historic Places, 75 years after the event."



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Added by Larry on March 1, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

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