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August 2010 Articles (89)

Artwork by Leopoldo Metlicovitz

Leopold Metlicovitz (1868 - 1944) was a painter, commercial illustrator and theatrical designer, and is considered to be one of the fathers of Italian graphic design. Not much is known about the man's history, but his art and technical expertise certainly speak for themselves.





Mostra del Ciclo e dell'Automobile

Mostra del Ciclo e dell'Automobile - Milano…

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Added by Tome Wilson on August 24, 2010 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Miskatonic Mondays - Supernatural Horror in Literature (3 of 10)

Miskatonic University Lights out, everybody.

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

This week, we're continuing our look at "Supernatural Horror in Literature" by HP Lovecraft. First published in 1927 in the one-shot magazine The Recluse, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" is a long essay by the celebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the field of horror fiction.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on August 23, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Gde Pharmacie DuProgrès - Art Nouveau takes flight


Via: VintagePoster

Added by Tome Wilson on August 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Zeppelin Over London by Bud Cramer

Zeppelin Over London by Bud Cramer

Zeppelin Over London by Bud Cramer

Via: Nick Otten's Gatehouse

Added by Tome Wilson on August 22, 2010 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - Alfred Hitchcock's The Ring (1927)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.


Each weekend, we'll bring you a classic, full-length movie from the dawn of Hollywood.


This week, we have one of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest pieces entitled, "The Ring."


Jack Saunders (Carl Brisson) and Bob Corby (Ian Hunter) are two boxers in love with Nellie (Lillian Hall-Davis). Jack and Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts to look to Bob for… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Another Snafu

Thanks Tome for posted the last Snafu cartoon. It got me looking for more and I came across this one called "Spies" and thought others here might enjoy… Continue

Added by Larry on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jules Verne's The Conquest of the Pole (1912)

"À la conquête du pôle" aka "The Conquest of the Pole" tells the story of scientists and adventurers trying to conquer the North Pole.




Originally published by Jule's Verne in 1864 as The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, director Georges Méliès brought this proto-steampunk tale of adventure…
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Added by Tome Wilson on August 21, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Radio Riel's HP Lovecraft birthday party!

HP Lovecraft Today marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of H.P. Lovecraft - arguably one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Modern writers like Stephen King and Clive Barker, comics writers Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, film directors John Carpenter, Stuart Gordon, and Guillermo Del Toro, and artist H. R. Giger have all acknowledge influence from the works of H.P. Lovecraft.



In honour of the anniversary today's From the Libray selection includes an assortment of… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 20, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #51. Kurtis Tommy Lee Special

The 1937 Kurtis Tommy Lee Special was a handbuilt boattail roadster built by Frank Kurtis for Tommy Lee in 1937.

The Cord influenced speedster was based on a 1936 Ford frame and running gear (and retained the classic rear-wheel drive layout - L.K.). Frank used Cord front and rear fenders when he built the car, the rest of the body was hand-formed in aluminum. The… Continue

Added by lord_k on August 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

1937 Bentley

I just found this 1937 Bentley online and thought I just had to share it.



(Note: I may be wrong but I believe this is a 1938 model)…



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Added by Larry on August 19, 2010 at 4:07pm — 6 Comments

Knights of the Air - Wartime postcards from Cascina Malpensa

Cascina Malpensa postcard from WWI

Cascina Malpensa postcard from WWI

Italy's fascination with flight as an adventure of classic proportion is reflected in these wartime postcards from the school of military aviation at Cascina…

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Added by Tome Wilson on August 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Private SNAFU in Booby Traps!

Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way.



This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 18, 2010 at 10:39pm — 3 Comments

Folding Gun of Gaul: The MAT-49

After World War II, the French military establishment wanted to embrace the small-arms renaissance of the submachine gun. By the late 1940s, the French had their gun, the MAT-49.



The MAT-49, chambered in 9mm Parabellum, was constructed mainly out of stamped pieces of heavy sheet steel. Machining parts was kept to a minimum to reduce cost and production time.



As a direct blowback weapon, it fired from the open bolt (bolt locks back and is released with the pull of the… Continue

Added by Jake Holman Jr. on August 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

V-J Day celebration on the Battleship New Jersey

My local newspaper put up a great spread about VJ Day that can be read online.



Check it out at: http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/vjday

Added by Tome Wilson on August 18, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Royal Murder

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Royal Murder

Originally broadcast on June 27, 1955



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: As payment for solving a case, Holmes and Watson are invited to spend a weekend at an estate in the Balkans. However,… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 18, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - Dude From Manhattan

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 August 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Holden Efijy 2005 concept car

Taken from Wikipedia

The Holden Efijy is a concept car created in Australia by Holden. It is based around the iconic Holden FJ, the second model built by Holden. The concept is based on the Chevrolet Corvette floor pan, a 6.0 litre V8 engine with Rootes supercharger putting out 480kW at a little shy of 6500 r.p.m. It rides on an air suspension system that sits down when stopped, and also has electronic instrumentation including a… Continue

Added by Scott on August 17, 2010 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Miskatonic Mondays - The Call of Cthulhu explained in less than 2 minutes

Here's a fun chaser for today's Miskatonic Monday.



It's the classic HP Lovecraft tale, The Call of Cthulhu, summarized in less than 2… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Gasbags - 1941 Watch & Download

"Gasbags" is WWII British comedy staring the Crazy Gang (Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Charlie Naughton and Jimmy Gold). Filmed during the Battle of Britain the story starts with the gang as enlisted men in charge of barrage balloon placement for the Kenningwood section. After they are discovered by their Sgt. Major using their balloon to drum up business for their fish stall they are ordered to remove the balloon from the roof of their shop, but not before a powerful… Continue

Added by Scott on August 16, 2010 at 12:24am — No Comments

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