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. …
It happens to everyone. Sooner or later you need to add a chronograph to your HouseCar, Secret Lab, PSSC (Personal Submersible Sea Craft) or maybe your Airship. Or, just maybe your Nixie Clock tubes have burnt out and you feel the need for something a little more modern. Surely these ultramodern Cathode Ray Tube Chronographs are just what you need. Just look at this fine example:
Wouldn't that look excellent near the radar screen on the… Continue
Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.
We're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe until we either run out of ammo or until poor Philip lays down for the big sleep.
Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." The…Continue
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. …
Popular Science has made bunch of their Back Issues Starting in 1926 available at books.google.com. The covers on some these are really amazing, chock full of dieselpunk goodness. I've listed a few issues below.…
War, the World’s Only Hygiene by F.T. Marinetti (1915)
We Futurists, who for over two years, scorned by the Lame and Paralyzed, have glorified the love of danger and violence, praised patriotism and war, the hygene of the world, are happy to finally experience this great Futurist hour of Italy, while the foul tribe of pacifists huddles dying in the deep… Continue