The Hairstyles Of Adolf Hitler
Oct25

The Hairstyles Of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler – you’ve probably heard of him – had a style all his own. The Hitler moustache, of course, was fashioned after the comic actor Charlie Chaplin’s, whose movies were Hitler’s favourites; Chaplin, it has to be said, was not so fond of the films featuring the German leader. But when it came to hair only Hitler could get away with the slicked side parting. It was smart. It looked sharp, clean,...

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Science Fiction Book Covers
Oct19

Science Fiction Book Covers

I’m a sucker for science fiction whether that’s in film form or literature. As such I follow a lot of science fiction-themed websites’ RSS feeds. One of the things I love discovering through these sites are vintage sci-fi books. Sometimes it’s the author or title that will stand out – someone who may only have had a small distribution in another country, for instance, or something so bizarre-sounding you...

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Ridgid Tools Calendars
Oct18

Ridgid Tools Calendars

I’m not sure what route I took while clicking along the information superhighway (are all the kids still calling it that these days?) but I ended up in a little town of George Petty pin up girl artwork, liked what I saw, asked around, and then stumbled upon a calendar he’d produced for a company called Ridgid. You know how it is then; you have a few drinks and before you know it you’re staring at another calendar,...

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1970s Porno Style
Oct05

1970s Porno Style

If you ever take a look at the pictures of a pornographic magazine from the 1970s – and if I know you half as well as I think I do then I know you do – then you’ll no doubt have been blown away by the awesome pre-sex fashions and sex-location styling on display. Let’s take a quick look at some truly amazing displays from the golden age of porno publications. It’s a party – you can tell from that one...

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SpeccyJam: The ZX Spectrum Game Dev Challenge
Sep01

SpeccyJam: The ZX Spectrum Game Dev Challenge

Through some random retweet I saw trickling through my Twitter stream I happened upon Speccy Jam, an annual event to create a game in one week with the rules being simply that the game can be for any platform and developed with any tool but must look like a genuine Sinclair ZX Spectrum game; specifically, the screen size (scalable) must be right and the colours used must be right with bonus points (there are no points) given if...

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The Notting Hill Carnival
Aug25

The Notting Hill Carnival

We hadn’t planned to hit the Notting Hill Carnival because, not living in the capital, we don’t really tend to follow events happening up there. However, at fairly short notice we had a reason to visit London on Saturday and wanting to make the most of the trip we had a look around to see what else was going on in the city. Neither of us had been to a carnival before so this was going to be a new experience. How would I...

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