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August 2010 Articles (89)

WWII photos superimposed impressively on present-day locations

A Friend of mine Sent this to me today, thought it was worth sharing here. Enjoy!

Added by Piper Williams on August 3, 2010 at 8:24pm — 3 Comments

Minnie the Moocher: The Harlem Renaissance

My wife found this wonderful video on You Tube. It's a series of photographs taken from the great era of Harlem shown to Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." It's really a great… Continue

Added by Larry on August 3, 2010 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Pigeon's Blood

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.…


Added by Tome Wilson on August 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Guardians of the Constitution: The Legacy of Atlantis (2010)

Werewolves, Atlantis, Airplanes, Airships, Carchases, Evil masterminds, Secret agents, Epic fight scenes, Pulp, Cliffhangers, Action, Comedy and crappy special effects!

Norwegian cliffhanger serial, subtitled for your pleasure by… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 2, 2010 at 11:28pm — 5 Comments

Iter Avto - The world's first automobile navigation system (1930)

Behold the Iter Avto, the world's first automobile navigator, created in 1930.

Of course, it didn't have voice prompts and GPS, but we all need to start somewhere.

The principle is quite simple. The screen manually scrolls paper maps that are attached to a cable that similar to a modern mechanical speedometer. Thus, the scroll rate of the map is proportional to vehicle's speed.…


Added by Tome Wilson on August 2, 2010 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

The Future is Here!

The second Great Exposition of Authors and Artists has opened its doors to bring you...THE FUTURE!

So don your artistic finery and motor on over to the Athena Exhibition forum and see what we have in store. We've got media, fiction, and illustrated fiction for your enjoyment this month.

As always, a huge thank you to our contributors, and a grand…

Added by Athenaprime on August 2, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Miskatonic Mondays - At the Mountains of Madness (2012)

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 reporting on some stunning news in the world of motion pictures.

Since he left The Hobbit, Guillermo del Toro's next film has been a hot topic of conversation. We're hearing he will next direct At The Mountains Of Madness, an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft tale that will be… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on August 2, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Machines in the Palace

I've already posted some pictures made in the Technical Museum (Vienna, Austria).

But the exposition is not restricted to the automotive items - there are much more and I hope they are worth a look. The museum, established in 1909 and opened in 1918…


Added by lord_k on August 1, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Happy Birthday to The Shadow!

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”

Yesterday, July 31st, marked the 80th anniversary of The Shadow. It was on that date in 1930 that he made his first appearance as the spooky narrator for the radio program Detective Story Hour. The…


Added by Larry on August 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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