Friday, October 31, 2008

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Lennard Grahn Advocates Violent Overthrow and the Liquidation of the Ruling Elite.


And on a lighter note:

Babes and Panzers

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Retro babe"...get more eyeliner?!?!? - but you've consumed three full boxes already!..."
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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf E
Note the petrol drum carried on the rear deck, and the binocular-periscope probing out of the commander's hatch. For range finding and target spotting.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Yeah,

Well...


Another day in the Monopoly game called life.

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Retro babe
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Panzer Sdkfz 251/1, Ausf C m. Wurfrahmen 40
Nicknamed Stuka zu fuss (Stuka-on-foot) this variant of the 251 mounted six rocket launchers for short range bombardment and smoke laying.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008



Out in the suburbs I ventured.

No junkies, winos, aggressive prostitutes, or fat pimps from Kreplachistan out there.

All I saw were nice healthy people, teenagers and kids on their way home from school. Going home to their warm cosy houses, their warm cosy families.

And nature, right there on their doorsteps! you can take a stroll while you walk the dog.

I used to live like that. Lived in a small town out in the country. Went to a nice clean school, nice healthy people, and nature all around.

But that type of life comes at a price.

A high price.


I'd probably go crazy if I lived out there now.

And the nice clean people would think I was a weirdo.

I'd end up a worthless drunk like all the other misfits out there.


Better stay in the city. And hide between the filthy, ugly, noisy people.

I used to think that was cool and exiting.


"Used to", I've said that a lot now...


"Used up" I guess is what I was trying to say.


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Retro babe"...I don't care what your father says, hitting your husband over the head with a shoe is not a nice thing to do! - At least not on your honey moon..."
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Panzer Befehlspanzer I
Rolling through the streets of Vienna, most likely during the Anschluss.
Note that the mount for the bow MG34 machinegun has been sealed off on the second and third Befehlspanzer in the row, and that the machinegun is missing from the first one.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Dig the wonderous world of classic Sci-fi artist Frank R. Paul, 1884-1963

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Retro babe "...that's what I call a picnic..."
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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf B
The low hight of the Stug is clearly visible here. A useful feature when fighting along slow moving advancing infantry on the open battle field.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

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Look ye out in the land of the Danes and telleth me what ongoings there are.

"Very few" your answer might be...

Aye!.. says I, and maybe that's why the Danes are so good at making up fairytales and spinning ye yarns.

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Retro babe "Headlights" O'Raleigh - She knew more than her ABC's...
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Panzer Panther, Ausf G
A Panther left behind during the Battle of the Bulge and put on display in the Belgian town of Houfalize.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

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Autumn is here...time to listen to the ultimate autumn record

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Retro babe "...spicy..."
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Panzer Sdkfz 231 FU (8 rad)
Judging from the license plates, this vehicle belongs to an SS unit. Note the infantry men wearing the Zeltbahn waterproof poncho, and the swastika painted on the open engine hatch for air recognition.
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Dig this impressive collection of some of the lesser known illustration and cartoon artists from the 1930's-60's at

Shane Gline's www.cartoonretro.com

(a subscription site, at only $5 a month)
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Retro babe "...please stop looking like your thinking, honey - It prevents me from getting an erection!..."
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Panzer Sd.Kfz.4/1 Opel Maultier Panzerwerfer 42
Loading up the rocket launcher. Despite its aggressive looks this weapon was used mainly for laying down smokescreens.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008




check the curvaceous work of Brazilian comic book artist

Guillermo Divito, 1914-69

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Retro babe "...nice curves..."
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Panzer Tiger I, late production
Replenishing a Tiger I with ammo and fuel in the summer of 1944.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Excellent article about blogging : Why I blog by Andrew Sullivan

from The Atlantic magazine

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Retro babe"...not now, honey... I have to blog before I do ANYTHING ELSE..."
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Panzer Sdkfz 222
A pre-WWII propaganda postcard displaying the Anti-Aircraft abilities of this light armoured scout car.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

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Digeth the visual Art of Mark Mothersbaugh

And if your question iseth WHO THE F... IS HE!!! - the answer is not blowing in the wind, but can be found here.

Also: An interview

Fun fact: Mothersbaugh has created the music score for a number of Wes Anderson films
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Retro babe "...Amy who? - MY assumed name is C-I-N-D-Y, ya' got that, sailor!..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw I, ausf B
A panzer I being ferried away on a small tank transporter.
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Friday, October 17, 2008

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A phunster he

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Retro babe"...for smoking dope - the lamp?..I've never thought about that before!..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw III, ausf E
Looks like an extra armoured cover has been placed over the driver's vision port (next to the forward machine gun mount) and two road wheels are missing.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Dogs and kids, everybody loves 'em...

...So, what kind of blog are you running here, Lennard?..

- I'm running a business-as-usual type of blog!

Yeah!

No:

-bullshite!
-politics!
-baloney!

That's right!

the business-as-usual blog!


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Retro babe"...nice business-as-usual!.."
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Panzer Pzkpfw III, ausf F
The chalk scribbelings on the frontal armour might come from the steelworks delivering the armour plates and suggests this panzer was photographed outside the factory where it was built, before receiving the standard paint job.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008



Check out the wacky world of Danish 1970's icon Troels Trier

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Retro babe "...nice umbrella..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf F1
The "F1" version was the last to mount the short-barreled 75 mm main gun.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Want to visit China's famous Forbidden City without the hassle of entering airplanes and bothering with customs? - no problemeç!
A virtual 3D version has been created by beautiful IBM company!

(prepare for a 200+ MB download...)

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Retro babe "...nice broom..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf G
A nice photo of a spruce looking panzer III, most likely photographed before WWII. Note that the inside of the open hatch is painted Dunkelgrau just like the outside of the vehicle, probably to make the hatch less visible if it was opened during fighting.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

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"Er...Mr. Beuys - you have to turn it on first..."

Get your avant garde film, video, text and sound at www.ubu.com - an impressive collection of online material including some early works by the DADA and Surrealist groups.

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Retro babe"...nice chairs..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf C
Judging from the removed hatches at the front, this Panzer IV must be undergoing some maintenance. Note the rhomboid painted on the frontal armour plate, the tactical symbol of Panzer units.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

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Tonight is Night of the Culture (...) here in Copenhagen where you can visit various public institutions and other sites of interest normally not open at night, and get a chance to vomit on their floors because you drank too much beer while queuing to get in.

I will not be attending since I WORK Friday nights...but, my video You should be working will be shown on the video screens in the Copenhagen Metro tonight - at 1900-2100 Hours

courtesy of www.60sec.org

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Retro babe"...Sister Culture..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf G
A nice line up. Judging from the troopers lack of combat decorations we are probably somewhere early in WWII or at a training facility.
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Thursday, October 09, 2008

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...Gee, I thought all them free market economies were self-regulated...

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Retro babe"...nice investment..."
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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf G
Note that the storage box behind the turret has mysteriously been installed upside down. Also note open turret hatch, displaying the interior colour of panzers - elfenbein (ivory) and off-white colour for maximum lightness inside the panzers.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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Bryce 3D crazy 1990's! at Slawek Wojtowicz Art Gallery

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Retro babe"...nice chair..."
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Panzer Sdkfz 7
Technically not a Panzer since it wasn't armoured, but it was one of the major "workhorses" of the German mechanized war, often seen pulling the infamous "88" guns.
Note the text book application of the torpaulin and side door covers and the missing "black out" covers for the head lights which most likely places this photo in a pre-WWII timeframe.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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A new site for contemporary Danish Art is up and running: Kunsten.nu

Art, art, art - it used to be short for Arthur...

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Retro babe"...it's good to grab some wood, eh?..."
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Panzer Panther, Ausf G
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Monday, October 06, 2008

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Of course you've always wanted a tattoo, and why not one of those mucho macho knuckle jobs! - jump over to www.knuckletattoo.com and get wise!

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Retro babe"...no, you can't have any more eye-liner, we're rationing it from now on..."
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Panzer Sdkfz 251/6, Ausf B
A page from a private photo album, "Frankreich" means France in German.
The 251/6 was designed for staffs and higher commmanding officers, the angular structure on the top of the hull was a table for maps.
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Friday, October 03, 2008

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Heinkel He 219 at Kastrup airport, Copenhagen, May 1945. Danish airfields were used for night fighter operations in the last months of WWII since they were out of reach from advancing allied armies. This was the reason an advanced late-war rarity like the He 219 turned up on our Northern shores.

Take note that there is a new link here at the bloggo (under "Forums")

LEMB

- abreviated for Luftwaffe Experten Message Board, an exciting new place on the web for the WWII Luftwaffe enthusiast!

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Retro babe"...flying high..."
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Panzer Sdkfz 250/1 NEU
Judging from the relaxed attitude of the troopers I think these photos were taken at a training facility in Germany during WWII and not near the front lines.
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

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Henriette Kjær of the Conservative Party is alarmed that children from Muslim families stay away from school in the days following the end of the Ramadan celebrations (many Danish schools have officially excused Muslim children on the actual day it ends)

She says:

"..society must take a stand when parents force religious customs onto their children which could damage their schooling and integration..."


I agree - kids should be at school!


Let's suspend Christmas, Easter, and other Christian holidays from now on.


By the way, do Jewish kids get days off for their special holidays?..


Oh, darn...I forgot - we like Jews now, right?...

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Retro babe"...honey, I've just moved our life savings (and your mom's) to "The Cool Little Bank and Beauty Parlour" they told me they only make secure and safe investments!.."
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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
A nice late war photo (summer of 1943 is my guess)
It looks like Zimmerit anti-magnetic paste has been applied to the Schürtzen armour on the sides. Judging from the rough uneven texture it could have been done in the field. Also note the late war mantlet with rounded sides (often referred to as a "saukopf" mantlet, but this term was invented after WWII)
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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And for the nerd extreme : At www.cockpitinstrumente.de you can download PDF's of original WWII Luftwaffe manuals, which includes the wonderful airbrushed photos used for reference back in those days.
(go to Archiv and then Diverse dokumente where you click on one of the letters, like "M" for Messerschmitt)

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Retro babe"...no, Miss - a missing vertebra is not a problem with our organization..."
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Panzer Sdkfz 250/1 NEU
A companion photo to the one shown yesterday, the 250 and its friend taken out for a spin.
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