Monday, January 25, 2010

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Bored at work?.. bored at home?.. bored aboard the attack hovercraft heading for Al-Quaida strongholds on the Yemen coastline?.. WELL! why not surfeth ye over to The Quietus for some excting and intelligent writing (I'm not making this up...), on ROCK music and POP culture.

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Panzer Sdkfz 131, Panzerjäger "Marder II"
Some amateur shots from spring/ summery 1943. Mounting the PAK 40 75 mm anti tank gun on a tracked platform like the obsolete Pzkpfw II was one way of keeping the Soviet T-34's at bay. Note the unusual open centered balkenkreuz national cross, barely visible on the side of the fighting compartment (next to the shovel)
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Monday, January 18, 2010

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Graphic found on weaterncivilizationandculture.blogspot.com - the views and opinions on this website are (definetely!) not mine

Discovered this fine 2008 article from the New York Times about Sharia law, Why Shariah? - written by Noah Feldmann, a law professor from Harvard University.

The article clears up a few things about what Sharia law actually means, asserts its historical significance to lawmaking in general, and tries to give an explanation to why there is an embrace of Sharia today among some Muslim communities.

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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf G
A group of early production Ausf G's parading in the summer of 1944.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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My birthday today, fourty-four years of unstoppable action!

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What's up at YouTube: Tommy Seebach: Hip Hurra
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Panzer Befehlspanzer III, Ausf E
Taken around 1940 I believe. Note that three different types of (regulation) headgear are being worn: The black Panzer beret, the Army field grey peaked cap for NCO's and the Army field grey sidecap.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

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Illustration by glorious etchasketch

Illustrationart - an absolutely great blog mixing examples of illustration art, comic book art, digital art and fine art powdered with the blogger's (one David Apatoff) witty insightfulness,
- diggeth ye for instance this hilarious posting: Ink and commitment


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Panzer Pzkpfw VI "Tiger I" Ausf E
Judging from the protective cover over the gun's muzzle brake, and all crewmen except the driver riding on the outside of the Tiger, this photo was taken in a safe area behind the front lines. Note the abandoned Russian SU-85 assault gun being examined by German personnel on the right.
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Monday, January 04, 2010

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The "all-clear-bubble-top-egg-shaped-futuristic-car" has been around for quite some time, except on the roads...this one is from 1948

Paleofuture.com - a highly interesting blog that digs into "The future that never was" - meaning visualizations of the future in popular media that didn't come true.

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Panzer Pzjg 38 (t) "Hetzer"
An interesting look into a factory building Hetzers under German control in Czechoslovakia 1944-45.
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