Monday, July 07, 2014

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Holidaysies here at DAMIJWH!

 No luck yet with the job hunting, but I will continue searching since I need something to do before I reach retirement at age 105....see you again August 4'th, and remember:

 Smile and be happy. Your enemies will hate it.

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Panzer: Kleine Befehlspanzerwagen I, Ausf B
Probably photographed at an armour school ca. 1940-41.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

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No more of this namby-pamby attitude...it's time to get tough!..

And what better way to get in the right frame of mind than this series of inflammatory essays by renowned artist Jenny Holzer

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Panzer: Pzkpfw I, Ausf A
From the very early days of the Panzerwaffe, ca. mid-1930s.
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Monday, June 23, 2014

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American painter George Ault 1891- 1948  liked the poetry of "nightscapes"

More of his work here , together with some from his better known contemporaries: Andrew Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Edward Hopper.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 9 "FAMO"
Not really a panzer since it was neither armed nor  armoured, but I couldn't resist this photo of both the Fuehrer and the Reichsmarchall, examining the impressive bulk of the vehicle.
The photo must have been taken pre-WWII since Goering is wearing only his Word War One awards.
The Sdkfz 9 seems to have been painted in one of the camouflage schemes sometimes used on Wehrmacht vehicles in the years leading up to WWII.
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Monday, June 16, 2014

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No fancy graphic software and 9000+ font package for the mimeo revolution...

Yeah, yeah... I know you squares don't dig reading about MY miserable life, so why dontcha dig deep into the excellent blog Mimeo Mimeo instead?.. it's about "Mimeos", yes MIMEOS, the lo-fi self-published underground poetry and art magazines of the sixties (and later) Thurston Moore reads this blog! (I think)

And don't miss: Heroin Haikus by William Wantling

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Panzer: Sdkfz 221 Leichter Panzerspähwagen (M.G.)
Very likely, this well kept specimen was photographed at a parade for senior Wehrmacht officers before the outbreak of WWII (some of them visible in the background) The various hatches have been opened for display of the engine and interiors. The MG 34 carried in the turret has also been arranged in "anti-aircraft" mode, displaying the vehicle's ability to defend itself against enemy airplanes. Normally the weapon would be arranged in a forward firing position for use against ground targets.
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Monday, June 09, 2014

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R.I.P Rik Mayall (1958- 2014)

A sure sign of old age is when your heroes start dying...Moebius, Lou Reed and now, the funniest man in the known universe: Rik Mayall...

His hilarious portrayals of egocentric, untalented, spoiled and phony characters, who usually got what they deserved with a kick in the groin or a whack on the head with a saucepan, had special meaning to my generation I think.

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