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April 2011 Articles (56)

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Quiet Magpie

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.

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." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tempelhof: A Story of an Airport

Good things happen too. In my search for rare planes I stumbled upon a long, lavishly illustrated article. I am sure it belongs here.

At 11:55 pm on the October 30, 2008 the last two aircraft, a DC-3 of the Air Service Berlin and a Ju-52 of the Lufthansa, simultaneously took off from the both runways of the airport... The Berlin City Airport Tempelhof closed its gates forever. The airport mostly known for the "Big Airlift" existed over 85 years and was closed by decision…

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Added by lord_k on April 19, 2011 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Speaking of those Toons... I wanna Easter Egg!! I Wanna Easter Egg!!

"You can't quit! You'll give the Easter Rabbit a bad name."

"I already have a bad name for the Easter Rabbit!"

http://www.trilulilu.ro/festanel/067badc49eb980

Added by Pilsner Panther on April 19, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

The Viceroy

Yesterday was my last free day before the big move west.. 
so I set out to get a few images of one of my favourite Grand Rapids haunts; The Viceroy.
I can't speak for the hooch, (I'm a teetotaler) 
but the food is great, the staff is friendly, and the ambiance is one of a kind.…
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Added by Piper Williams on April 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Frank Tinsley's Atomic Punk

The art of Frank Tinsley is a near-perfect visualization of Dieselpunk and accompanying sub-genres.

Last week we've seen his Bill Barnes covers, glorifying aviation and aviators. These "pulp" images made before the advent of toothbrush (not to mention computer graphics!) would make a lot of present-day "serious illustrators" bite their lips (and / or nails) in…

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Added by lord_k on April 18, 2011 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Back to work

Lights out, everybody.

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

As most of you know, Dieselpunks isn't my full-time gig.  I work a normal day job fighting crime and creating gadgets for Batman.  It's not glamorous, but it pays the bills.

So, this is for all the other wage slaves out there keeping their heads down and their hopes up.  It's only Monday, but it…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 18, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Sunday Streamline #28: Loewy Torpedoes

Meet Mr. Raymond Loewy and his new brainchild: the K4 streamliner.

Probably someone will call it a "second-hand Rose": new shrouding fitted to an old choo-choo. Well, the locomotive isn't new, it worked hard for several years before receiving this fantastic outfit. Is it a sin? I am amused by the endless argument between aficionados of two long-defunct railways, the PRR and New York…

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Added by lord_k on April 17, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Flapper (1920)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.

 

This weekend, we're screening The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland in 1920.

In 1920s jargon, a "flapper" was a footloose young lady who, in keeping with a current fad, wore open-laced boots that flapped as she walked. The word became a generic catchphrase, referring to any jazz-age female with a thirst for excitement.

The Flapper stars Olive Thomas as Ginger King, a…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Knights of the Air: Sky Cannons

In HG Wells' "The World Set Free" (1914) flying machines deliver nuclear bombs but their pilots' heaviest defence / attack weapon is a handgun.

The plot is set in 1940s. But reality was well ahead the writer's imagination. If Mr. Wells took a better look around he could notice a flying machine armed with something serious - a cannon. Here is a short extract from "The Cannon Pioneers" by Anthony G…

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Added by lord_k on April 16, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #84. Ralph Schenck Streamliner

A 1940 superfast hotrod suitable for any superhero of the era.

Little is known about this fantastic machine. Hot Rods on Line tells us: "Ralph Schenck had raced a roadster at the dry lakes in the 1930's, and in 1939 he decided to build a streamliner. He designed the body (reminiscent of the Harry Miller Submarine car) and built the chassis and frame while Joaquin Grosso…

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Added by lord_k on April 15, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Great Famine

It's ironic that around the same time as Lord_K's fantastic article on Communist advertisements the PBS program The American Experience had an episode concerning the The Great Famine of 1921 in the Soviet Union and the surprising action by the US to send relief.

 

You can view the episode online, read the transcript, and view other special features at their…

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Added by Larry on April 14, 2011 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Soviet Advertising, 1920s

Is there a place for commercial art in a "classic" Socialist society?

The obvious answer is "no". Everything's nationalized, planned and centralized, thus eliminating competition between manufacturers, services and brands. So what's left to advertise? But this answer is obvious only to those who do not understand the needs of such society and its rulers. There's still a need to promote important, although not compulsory, initiatives like investment into government bonds*…

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Added by lord_k on April 14, 2011 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

The Gimpy

When it comes to the FN MAG, nicknamed 'Gimpy' by the Brits and the Israelis wielding it are known as' Magists,' excellence means longevity on the battlefield. And after decades of vehicle mounting, even the United States got around to adopting the FN MAG for ground troops. When put up against more modern medium machine guns, the FN MAG is about as sleek as a bank valut, and…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on April 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Kickstart "The Victorian Dead"

Added by The Clockwork Cabaret on April 13, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

De Ruyter: A Short Story

HNLMS De Ruyter was a light cruiser of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the only ship of her class.

She was originally designed as a 5000-ton ship with a lighter armament due to financial problems and the pacifist movement. Later in the design stage an extra gun turret was added and the armor was improved. Displacement was increased to 6545 ton (standard; 7500 full). She was the seventh ship of the Dutch Navy to be named after Admiral Michiel de Ruyter,…

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Added by lord_k on April 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - Girl From Pitchfork Corners

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.

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." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Edificio Carrión, Madrid

This Art Deco buiding stands in the centre of the Spanish capital.

It was built in Callao Square between 1931 and 1933 by Luis Martínez-Feduchi Ruiz and Vicente Eced y Eced for Enrique Carrión y Vecín, Marquess de Melín, an aristocrate-businessman. The building was widely advertised long before the start of construction.…

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Added by lord_k on April 12, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Frank Tinsley's Winged World

Today we honor a talented pulp artist whose paintings combine imagination with technical accuracy.

Francis Xavier Theban Tinsley was born November 29, 1899 in Manhattan, New York City. His father was Francis B. Tinsley, who immigrated from England and owned his own wholesale coal yard. His mother was Gertrude R. Theban, who was born in NYC of German,…

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Added by lord_k on April 11, 2011 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Watch "The Ward," an HP Lovecraft sitcom by Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey

Lights out, everybody.

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

From the disturbed minds of Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey, the audio alchemists behind the always insightful HP Lovecraft Lovecraft, comes yet another attempt to bring Lovecratian entertainment to the masses.  Their sitcom pilot, "The Ward," follows the penny-short antics of Charles Dexter Ward as he attempts to cash…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 11, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Sunday Streamline #27: French Windcutters

A bit of prehistory: long before the global streamline craze one French railroad started to develop aerodynamic designs.

This 4-4-0 locomotive is not a steampuk artist's fantasy but a real iron workhorse designed by Charles Baudry for the Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée Railway (PLM). Two of these (C 21 and 22, dubbed "little C") were built in Paris in 1893. Later Baudry developed "big C", larger and more powerful type with a weird-looking partial streamline…

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Added by lord_k on April 10, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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