Monday, March 31, 2008

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Hmm, gotta call and check on their return policy...

A phunn spin off from my posting on propaganda techniques is this site where you can order your Personalized Chinese style propaganda posters

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Retro babe "...See! I told you Zen Buddhism and the work place would be great fun!..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzerkampfwagen III, Ausf H
Unlike last Friday's posted Panzer, this one was definitely a write-off...
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, March 28, 2008

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One of my co workers at the Danish Mail Center, Morten Bak flaunts his considerable painting and drawing talents at www.Artstar.dk
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Retro babe "...No, this is conceptual drama class, you just have to sit there in your undies as a protest against the consumer society..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Panzerkampfwagen III, Ausf G
Abandoned and with some burn damage. Panzers like this were usually salvageable and would be back in action in a few days.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Rugged Comic book individualist Harvey Pekar teams up with columnist Heather Roberson and cartooniste Ed Piskor to investigate into the problems of peacekeeping and ethnic segregation in: Macedonia: What does it take to stop a war?
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Retro babe"...oh, stop that - I took a bath only last week!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Stirmgeschütz III, Ausf C
The shell marks and penetrations (a big one right above the head of the crewman to the left), on the frontal armour of this stug demonstrate that it was no easy thing to liberate the peoples of Europe from themselves.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war
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I might have given up on politics but others haven't - So why not check up on those Propaganda and Debating Techniques

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Retro babe "...no, this is conceptual sculpting class so we won't do an actual sculpture but just have you sitting there for a couple of hours..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf C
- Its blazing target in the distance, a small village that soon must bow to the iron fist of Nazi rule.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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I might have given up on politics but other Danes have not! there's a new political party in Denmark: Nyt Dansk Parti
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Retro babe "...It's great you've found some use for that surplus shower curtain, honey - But aren't they awfully hot to wear?.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf F
Your dog, your panzer - What more does a man really need?..
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, March 21, 2008

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Last installment of Communist Bastard Week, today with

Ernesto "Che" Guevara 1928-1967

The famous photo of Guevara by Cuban photographer Alexander Korda has made "El Che" one of the most reproduced images of the post 1945- era and apparently remains a universal icon of youthful rebellion, regardless of Guevara's strong Stalinist and Maoist political views.

Interesting photo and story on Flickr
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Retro babe"...all right, all right...if they keep dropping down when you perform I'll ask the surgeon for a refund..."
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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
Yet another view of this disabled stug. Note the name "Seeteufel" (sea-devil) written on the gun mantlet. Other popular names given to stugs were the names of crew members girlfriends or cities of origin.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Have one on me, Jean-Paul...

Communist Bastard Week ignores the celebration of Easter and continues, today with:

Jean-Paul Sartre 1905-1980

Satre was never a member of any Communist party but collaborated with many communists and sought to reconcile Marxism with his own Existentialist philosophy.

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Retro babe "...careful about getting too much of that tan, honey - People might think you're an Arab!..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf G
Funny how these two men ended up on top of a panzer, they both wear the uniform of the Kriegsmarine (German navy)
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Yet another day here with Communist Bastard Week, today with Danish modern artist and abstract painter:

Asger Jorn 1914-1973

Jorn was a member of the DKP (Danish Communist Party) since his high school years in the 1930's but was eventually expelled, not because of disagreements with the party but because he repeatedly forgot/ neglected to pay his membership fees.

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Retro babe"...Gee, honey - If I get that promotion we can live our lives in colour EVERY day, not just weekends!.."
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw IV. Ausf H
Some private photos of Panzer IV's and crew. Note how whitewash has been applied as winter camouflage in photo on the right.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Headquarters of The French Communist Party, designed by Niemeyer in 1967

Continuing Communist Bastard Week, today with Brazilian architect

Oscar Niemeyer (a member from 1945 and until today)
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Retro babe "...Ah, yes - I'm with you, sweetums - Let's call it a day so we can get up early tomorrow and start cleaning the basement..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
The burned out interior of a destroyed Stug.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, March 17, 2008

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Following the post Cold War trait of declaring communism "...an even more murderous and oppressive system than fascism..." I proudly join the search for those fifth-columnists who chose to support this infamous ideology while living right here in the free world! I declare this The Communist Bastard week, beginning with:

Pablo Picasso 1881-73 (a member of the French Communist Party 1944-73)


(Make your own communist slogan with Communist Banner Generator)
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Retro babe ...you're right, girls, this IS a "stick up"...
^^^^^^
Panzer Stug III, Ausf G
Knocked out and abandoned. The large holes in the bow armour plate speaks its own language.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, March 14, 2008

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-You say this blog is boring after I've stopped writing about politics...
I say you are WRONG!
-You say I'm a flabby faced loser who should have quit blogging years ago...
I say YOU are a flabby-faced loser!
-You say things that I don't like...
I say: WE DISAGREE!
-You say I probably can't get it up any more...
I say: "You" are just me talking to myself, so SHUT UP "YOU"!

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Retro babe"...I don't know if I like dressing like this but it sure helped when they turned the heat on..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
A wrecked stug, cannibalized for useful parts by the local maintenance unit.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, March 13, 2008

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A madman roams freely in the streets of old Calcutta

An interesting blog investigating a series of found photos from Calcutta in 1947
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Retro babe"...Yes, I'm a certified physician and I'm on a special assignment from The ministry of health inspecting the skin textures on women's buttocks and breasts..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf F
A disabled stug being ferried away on a tank transporter. Judging from the missing road wheels and track it was probably the victim of anti-tank mines.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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Powertalk? coaching? - EnterTRAINment? - www.themadman.dk

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Retro babe "...What do you mean I treat people like furniture?..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf F
Note that the last digit in the turret number has been over painted and changed (maybe ridiculously unimportant to you, but an old modeler enjoys this kind of detail...)
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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One of my most treasured childhood possessions (note the worn state of it...) was the book pictured above, a classic work on American Indians by Edwin Tunis filled with his insightful writings and wonderful pen and ink drawings
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Retro babe"...sorry, we can't hire you...company policy says a female executive has to have DD+ sized breasts..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf F
Note the mixture of stug crew men wearing field grey panzer uniforms and maintenance personnel wearing denim fatigues.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, March 10, 2008

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Walking past a 7-11 late last night, I pass by a girl in a white hooded trainer, bleached hair, I notice she has a slim, well-trained body.

It's the look she's giving me: "...what-yo-lookin-at? -WANNA FIGHT!..."

Then I realised: It's 2008, old friend...


Chicks can kick your ass too.


"kicking ass" - It seems to be everybody's new hobby


Maybe I should just stay at home...

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Retro babe "...sorry, ladies I'll have to turn my back on that or I'd be sexist..."
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf C
Seems to be pulling the motorcycle w. sidecar out of the mud.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Friday, March 07, 2008

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When I said "no more politics on this blog" - I meant what was coming from my fingertips... instead I'll let Villy do the talking from now on, he's a professional, he's got the information, he's got the overview : Villy Søvndals Blog

Find him in my sidebar under Politico Blogs

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Retro babe 5-star
^^^^^^
Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf C
A stug enjoying the pleasures of Russia's "Rasputitza" (the season of mud)
Note the two Opel Blitz trucks in the background, some of the chief workhorses of the Wehrmacht.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Thursday, March 06, 2008

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NOBODY wears a moustache shaped like that...

When I work at the central mail center I listen to a lot of music.

-On, I will carry while I rock with Chuck Berry...
-I want to twist on the floor to the songs of The Fab Four...
-Give your troubles the Heave-ho and slam on some DEVO...
-The eighties come back with powerful Black Flag...
-I get moist on my cojones when I bop to the Ramones...

But for a number of years no music is more my favourite than the intelligent and hilarious creations of The Sparks

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What's up at YouTube? Sparks: No 1 song in heaven Top of the Pops 1979, Sparks were early pioneers of electronic music (and had Giorgio Moroder producing)
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Retro babe Show dancer
^^^^^^
Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf H
Knocked out during the early part of WWII. The open landscape would suggest Russia and it could be Russian POW's marching past in the background.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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Graffiti towers

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Retro babe Showgirls are go
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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
An impressive number of "kill rings" painted on the gun barrel of this Stug.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

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Lennard Grahn - Post worker

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Retro babe Stripper - Chili Pepper
^^^^^^
Panzer Sdkfz 250/9 NEU
Note the two crew men on the right wearing denim work fatigues instead of regular uniforms.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

Monday, March 03, 2008

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If you like trotting around urban environments while taking photos and generating some thoughts, www.citynoise.org is the place for meeting like minded people.
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Retro babe "...But - I've only come to re-install service pack 2..."
Panzer Sdkfz 250/9 NEU
Another shot of the 250/9 with a happy Wehrmacht trooper. I believe these photos were taken on a test range or training facility in Germany since the vehicles are without camouflage and look brand new.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war