Tuesday, November 30, 2004

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"Love" is that beautiful thing existing between parent and child, the rest is desire in disguise.
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Monday, November 29, 2004

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Prepare to want one!
- my new DVD, collecting and showcasing twenty five years of artistic stride!

Well, you can dry my jodpurs, gardiner!

And as always there's space for the Babe
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Sunday, November 28, 2004

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Went to the cinema again, there was this commercial for the Danish army with a young immigrant who is "resqued" from the boredom of the classroom and put into an army chopper, then the slogan comes on: "The army, a place for all young people"

Don't worry about not getting a job on account of your colour, Karim, you can always go and get killed in one of our wars against your own race.

No wonder muslims talk about the justice of God all the time.
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Saturday, November 27, 2004

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Sorry to all, I've missed blogging for days! but I'm busy making an exibition, there will however always be time for a Babe
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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

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Went and saw The Incredibles last night, the latest 3D blast from PIXAR.
The tale of a family of superheroes gone undercover to stay away from scandal, it's a tasty helping of brilliantly designed 60's Sci-fi retro, ripping action, and as another PIXAR/ Disney combo the story of course pushes traditional values like the importance of sticking together as a Family® and just because you are bored, overweight and stuck in a dead-end job with a nagging wife at home doesn't mean things can't take a turn for the better.

But enough of that:

My visit to the cinema also brought despaches from far away!
Amazed by these unexpected tidings, tears began to flow from my eyes!
With unspeakable joy I now bring this to ye:
A great wonder will happen!
Come rejoice with me children! no later than the coming spring we will sit down in front of The Great (widescreen) Book and once again read from:

The Greatest Story Ever Told
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Monday, November 22, 2004

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No steel and skin today, just a recommendation to go and watch Ken Park by Larry Clark
- fucking awesome man!
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Friday, November 19, 2004

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Inspired by my friend Morten's notes of a second-rate poet (in both English and Danish) I realise that War is the perpetual plague of the human race, always there, always moving from place to place, and always with the same message: Here's where the story ends.

A Russian partisan leader captured by men of the SS.
The political commissars of the Communist party were instructed to organize groups of partisans if the area they operated in was occupied by the enemy. Partisans and other groups who continued fighting after their country was occupied were not classified as troops by the 1929 Geneva Convention which meant they were not covered by the convention.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

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The media is in uproar over a US Marine's killing of a wounded Iraqi during the fighting in Falluya, I can't help thinking about Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (about the war in Vietnam) where Captain Willard remarks: "Accusing someone of murder here is like handing out speed tickets at the Indy 500"

You better behave boys, when you're fighting for democracy it's one of them good wars.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

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Panzer - An overlooked aspect of modern warfare is the necessity of constant maintenance and repair of the complicated equipment, and this picture illustrates how many people were actually involved in changing the drive and tracks on a Tiger I.
Damage like this happened frequently due to mines and grenades and although a disabled Panzer could still fight it would quickly become a target for enemy artillery and be destroyed.

"Babe"?!?! ferget it! read about Brownie Wise, the Polyester Princess of Tupperware, and don't miss Brownie and Earl's Aphorisms

This makes Scientology look like a meeting at the society for collecting used bus tickets! but it also gives the explanation for the victory of Capitalism™ over Socialism©: Champagne and cake just tastes better than bread and water.
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Monday, November 15, 2004

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Panzer - A testimony to the fact that on the Eastern front neither side respected the red cross markings of a military ambulance.

Babe - Nice gazongers...

Saturday, November 13, 2004

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Panzer - Well, enough of World politics...it' back to Panzers n' babes.
An amateur photo of the colossal Jagdtiger, a tank hunter version of the Tiger II mounting a 128 mm gun and weighing 78 tonnes. This and three other Jagdtigers were abandoned after heavy fighting in the German town of Neustadt in April 1945.

Babe - Space Club Girl
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Friday, November 12, 2004

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After his death the media spend a lot of time calling Yassir Arafat a terrorist and talk a lot about corruption in his government of Palestine and hardly mentions his Nobel prize.

Terrorism in the Middle East - how about The Stern Gang lead by Menachim Begin who later became Prime minister of Israel

Oh, those dirty bearded Arabs.
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Thursday, November 11, 2004

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Yassir Arafat 1929-2004

"My dream is to one day return to Jerusalem where I lived as a boy"

I've always wondered why the West have been so supportive of Israel? and to join the contemporary preference for turning to religion for answers: it seems to me that any people in exile would automatically become "the chosen people"
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Flieger - The US wasn't the only superpower to pick up some Nazi technology and use it post war: the Focke Wulf Ta 183 became the Russian Mig-15

Babe - The 70's-feminist-ceramics-class-and-radical left-but-with-money-and-good-looks-look.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

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Panzer - Japanese Manga goes Panzer

Babe - Pull up the shades luv, you've got lovely eyes...
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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

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Rakete - Posted by me a few years back on NSOP, I keep returning to the fantasy visons of Luft46 A project using the skills of 3D modelers and artists to bring life to the many advanced "paper planes" of the WWII Luftwaffe.

Babe - Ya gotta have Faith...
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Monday, November 08, 2004

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Flieger - Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" The worlds first operational jet fighter was used from late 1944 and until the end of the war. In development since 1941 , the Me 262 was plagued by a number of problems, mainly with the engines, which both delayed it's production a made it difficult to keep in the air. The plane in the photo is being test flown in the US after the war and is a good example of the state of German arms production at the end of the war. Planes were delivered unpainted and often flown from autobahns since the airbases operating Me 262's were attacked by the Allied Airforce when the jets took off (at this point they were very vulnerable since they were difficult to fly at low speeds)

no babe? - You had yours yesterday!
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Sunday, November 07, 2004

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Missed blogging for a few days due to excessive consumption of alcohol and the need for recovery.

Babe - Nice earring.
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Thursday, November 04, 2004

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Flieger - the Sänger "Silbervogel" This project was part of the Luftwaffe plans for an "Amerika bomber" a plane capable of reaching the US to drop bombs on it. None of these project were ever realised but the "Silbervogel" (silverbird) by scientist Dr. Eugen Sänger was one of the most radical ideas. The Silbervogel was to be launched into space like a rocket but return to Earth like a plane. Sänger's idea was that the Silbervogel would "bounce" on the outer edge of Earths atmosphere - a bit like a stone skipping on water. In this way it could travel over very large distances without using fuel and when it reached Amerika it was to drop an a-bomb and land on a remote airfield like a normal aeroplane. The idea of a "Space plane" was very close to the American Spaceshuttle and in fact Sänger's ideas were developed by the Americans for many years after WW2. These projects were shelved in the sixties to concentrate on the moon landings but claims have been made that the US are still trying to build a "Space bomber"

More on the Silbervogel

Babe - Flying high too...
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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

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Flieger - Heinkel He 162 "Volksjäger" on an airfield in Schleswig-Holstein at the end of the war. By the end of 1944 the major problem facing Luftwaffe operations was not a lack of airplanes, but fuel and pilots. The Allied superiority in the skies was so immense that the average new Luftwaffe pilot only lasted two weeks before he was killed or captured. In view of this situation a plan was drawn up to produce a cheap fighther plane which could be flown by pilots with just a minimum of training. The original idea was that the teenage members of the nazi youth organisation the Hitlerjugend should provide the pilots, the plane itself would be made mainly from plywood and powered by a single jet engine.
When flight testing began it was discovered that the plane functioned well, but it took an experienced pilot to fly it and the few "Volkjägers" actually produced were only used briefly during the last weeks of the war.

Babe - "Pick up a book, you might learn something.."
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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

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Flieger - Dornier Do 217N-1 was originally designed as a bomber for the glory days of the Blitzkrieg but by 1944 there was no need for medium range bombers since the Lutwaffe was no longer conquering Europe but defending the skies of the Reich. The Dornier found new life as a night fighter loaded up with heavy machine guns and radar.

Babe - nice dog.
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Monday, November 01, 2004

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Panzer - Sdkfz 251/22 "Drilling" In 1944 the Luftwaffe changed the guns on their figther planes from 20mm cannons to 30mm cannons and this left them with a surplus of perfectly good weapons. One way of using them was the "Drilling" which was introduced during the last six months of the war and had three 20mm rapid firing cannons placed on a revolving pedestal. The original idea was to provide a cheap and easily produced anti-aircraft vehicle for the panzerdivisions, but just like the Wirbelwind posted here yesterday the Drilling was used just as often against ground targets since the German army had to use every gun they could muster when facing the tidal wave of Allied armies.

Babe - "Rock and roll up..."
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