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January 2013 Articles (24)

Pilsner Plays Cupid (Well, Sort Of...)

Since another year has gone by without Cupid's arrow piercing my tuchis, Valentine's Day is nothing special to me. However, for those of you who'd like a romantic soundtrack for the occasion, I'm happy to provide it. Yes, it's the Pilsner's Picks Special Valentine Edition!

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Added by Pilsner Panther on January 31, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Death Coils to Strike

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 January 29, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #61: A Ragtime Record Cabaret! (Back to Basics!)

[Ok, so I just speak into this tube and the needle writes it on the wax?  Bully, gramps.] Hello, friends out there!  My name is Kid Tony and I have hit upon a most Bully idea: a recorded Cabaret Show! [1]

Yes, I record the music and the drink recipies, and you dear listener, at your leisure, listen to it right at home from your phonograph! …

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Added by Cap'n Tony on January 26, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #74: From Glory to Decline

This Sarurday, your air mail is brought to you by the most gorgeous trimotor ever built.

It is often said that aviation is the passion of a lifetime that slowly conquers the depth of one's soul*. This statement could never be truer when it comes to the life of René Couzinet, the Father of the "Arc-en-Ciel" (The Rainbow), the three-engine…

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Added by lord_k on January 26, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Introducing Dieselpunk Industries by Scott Saunders

In North America, it’s wintertime. The wind is biting, the snow is falling, and there are probably wolves on your front lawn waiting to eat your children.

What better time to stay inside and catch up on some classic movies?

Scott Saunders, frequent contributor to Dieselpunks and mad scientist of the interwebs, is ready to unveil a labor of love that has been years in the making.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 25, 2013 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Lord K's Garage #168: American Cousin

An Interbellum compact car made in the United States? Is it possible? Sure it is!

Bantam advert

There was a true American Mini - the Crosley. But it wasn't the first try to re-engineer Yankee & Dixie drivers' mind, directing them towards smaller, fuel-efficient…

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Added by lord_k on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Beercrate Flak of World War II

Allied airmen had to face every manner of threat when penetrating the skies over the Reich. From Focke Wulf fighters to deadly German "88s" the air over Europe was filled with threats a plenty. But as the Reich crumbled and the Allied moved deeper in the lands of Germany, a series of last ditch weapons were fielded, including the Hs 297 Fohn.

As low tech a weapon as…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on January 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Stake Out

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 January 22, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(50+)10: A Little Fad called Rock & Roll

It's hot, it's exciting, it's Rock & Roll!  Too bad it's never going to last.

[from warble-entertainment.com]

The shock of the new is nothing new here to the Cabaret.  We've been cruising the cutting edge in music for decades.  And while some of my contemporaries are fortelling the end of music to be replaced with random noise, they seem to…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on January 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #73: The Story of Parnall Aircraft

Your Saturday Air Mail is here, with a score of forgotten aeroplanes from Bristol.

Parnall G4/31

I decided to re-publish here an article by Alan Webb titled Parnall - Bristol's Other Plane-maker. There's no better source of info on Parnall designs.

The Parnall story is…

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Added by lord_k on January 19, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #167: Morgan Three Wheeler

Sorry, I'm late today. But with a car which is all Dieselpunk!

The success of the Morgan Motor Company was founded on an icon, the Morgan Three-Wheeler. This brilliant but simple design by skilled engineer and company founder Harry Morgan (HFS) became one of the most successful lightweight cars of the early days of motoring. The principal of fitting a…

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Added by lord_k on January 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

1937 REO Speedtanker

Here's a blast from the past that should have had a much larger impact; instead it's almost unknown. It was built on a 1937 REO chassis, a truck manufacturer in Lansing, Michigan. Plume is an Australian oil company, so I assume it was an Australian design. Can our Aussie friends tell us more about this wonderful device? This first image is fairly well known, the others were very difficult to turn up. What is the monument by the truck?…

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Added by Pico Elgin on January 16, 2013 at 8:19pm — 10 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Man Who Was 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 January 15, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #(5)9: Movin' in Motown!

 Things are movin' up in Motor City!  yes, Detroit, Michigan, Automobile Capital of America, the crown jewel of the Great Lakes, is on the grow and on the go!

This swanky city of neon and steel has been around for a while serving as a trade post, trans-shipment point, and industrial center for most of the New World's written history, even serving as an arsenal of democracy…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on January 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #72: Canadian V-planes

This is a Canadian Vickers-designed and built Velos:

Canadian Vickers Velos

The year 1912 marked the official beginning of Vickers in Canada and plans for shops, drawing offices, and the company's distinctive enclosed building berths were developed. 1913 was spent in site construction and by 1914 Vickers…

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Added by lord_k on January 12, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Lord K's Garage #166: Silver Arrows (II)

Lightweight, powerful and superfast. Meet the Mercedes-Benz W125.

With the rapid development of technology, Grand Prix racing was subject to constant changes in the 1920s and early 1930s and sport's governing body (AIACR) struggled to create a definitive set of regulations that would work with the various engine configurations raced at the time*. In…

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Added by lord_k on January 11, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Cyril Power and the London Underground

On the occasion of  the 150th birthday of the London Underground some “Tube” work by the artist Cyril Power (1872-1951).

Cyril Power, Whence and Whither, 1930. Source: theLondoni…

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Added by Dieter Marquardt on January 10, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Raffica!

The compact and easy to use semi-automatic pistol has sat on the hip of officers and enlisted men for over a century. But the pistol was always a weapon of last resort, something for when the enemy was close and death imminent. And so, from time to time, there was a notion to turn handguns into minute machine pistols. Today, Glock successfully markets their G-18C. But in the…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on January 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Nursery Rhyme

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 January 8, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments

Cap'n Tony's Atomic Cabaret #5(8): Cowboys & Bebop

It's a long and winding road trip for the Cabaret today visiting two completely different ends of the music scale, the Country sounds of Nashville and the Bebop sounds of Kansas City, with the Rockabilly sound of Memphis in between!  While Cowboys & Bebop may seem as bizarre a combination as a Japanese Space Western, the two share more of a heritage than you might think.

 We're…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on January 5, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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