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We interrupt this broadcast of the BoneGlow Radio Hour to bring you an important message from our sponsors.

Hey kids! Do you like museums, but hate being trapped inside all day? Do you like spending Sundays in the park, but hate loud picnics? Then I have the book for you!

A few days ago, we launched a major campaign for Dieselpunks, and thanks to sponsors like Darryl Shelly we were able to keep the engines running. As it turns out, Darryl is launching his own fundraising campaign this week for the upcoming book, Eternal Beauty.

If you're a fan of art and sculpture from the Victorian or Edwardian period, Eternal Beauty will earn a place on your shelf. This book is a huge collection of cemetery art from the hearts of Milan, Florence, Prague, Paris, London, New York, San Michele, Istanbul, and several more cities from the Western hemisphere and beyond. Over the past decade, Darryl has spent countless hours traveling throughout the world to preserve these fading slivers of history and now he's ready to share their stories with you.

Excerpt from Eternal Beauty:

There is nothing more permanent to humanity than death itself. And in some small measure these sculptural monuments bring a renewed sense of what this person's life represented to his or her family, and the world at large. It is, perhaps, a chance for us to recognize them again and ponder the tragically unfair shortness that makes life and each day so precious.

I would love to refer to these monuments as timeless, but these apparently rock-hard sculptures are experiencing their own form of death. Marble is primarily comprised of limestone or dolomite, which is a soft stone that doesn't wear well outdoors. The elements of weather and Father Time have taken its toll on these artworks. Many are falling apart and beyond repair – which means that most outdoor marble sculptures will soon follow their fate.

As a friend of Dieselpunks, please take a moment to visit Darryl's Kickstarter page at http://kck.st/XfnUdc to see how you can help bring this wonderful collection to the masses.

For more news and updates about Eternal Beauty, you can follow @EternalBeautyBk on Twitter. But don't take my word for it. These photos tell their own stories.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program, already in progress.

...and don't forget, BoneGlow Ionized Yeast is the only ionized yeast product enriched with pure atomic energy for stronger teeth, shinier hair, and more luminous bones. If you don't see BoneGlow Ionized Yeast in your grocer's mart, shut out the light and look for the glow... the BoneGlow!

 

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Comment by Erwin "Blacky" Blackthorn on September 21, 2014 at 1:35am
Haha well it sounds fancier than normal yeast. It's just like when I was watching the Bob Hope Comedy Hour and they would always be sponsered by Frigidaire. But I always thought they were sponsered by "refrigerator" because of the poor sound. Then I found out it was a company for kitchens. Ehh, I was close. Ahh, they don't make commercials like they used to.
Comment by Tome Wilson on September 20, 2014 at 8:41pm

It's ghostly that these are actual crypts somewhere.  They look like paintings.

As for the radio intro, it was something that was rolling around in my head for a long time.  One of my favorite old time radio shows is "Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe."  During the show, there was an ad that would run for "Ironized Yeast," but the sound quality was so garbled, I couldn't make out what the announcer was saying.  So, for the longest time, I thought they were selling "Ionized Yeast" and was wondering, "What the hell was that for?  Did they think ionizing the yeast would give it magic powers?"  It was the 1930s, so anything was possible.

Comment by Erwin "Blacky" Blackthorn on September 20, 2014 at 2:30pm

Jeepers those pictures are beautiful...

And I love the radio intro and outro haha Reminds me of the Paul Shepera's Dieselpunk Radio hour.

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