August 6th, 1862 – Farewell CSS Arkansas

The CSS Arkansas was a Confederate Ironclad warship which served during the American Civil War in the Western Theater. Arkansas ran through a U.S. Navy fleet at Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 15th, 1862, in a celebrated action in which she inflicted more damage than she received. She was later destroyed by her crew on August 6th, […]

Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret VI – Vive la France!

This weekend will see the sixth Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret in Dayton, Ohio hosted by the illustrious crew of the Airship Passepartout. Frenchy and the Punk are headlining the show giving this night its “Vive la France” theme, but we suspect eye patches will be in abundance as well in solidarity of Samantha “Frenchy” Stephenson’s recent eye […]

Pandora Cinematheque: The Backwater Gospel

If you enjoy frontier-western style ambiance, gratuitous mob violence and old-timey religious revivalism, then this film is for you. The Undertaker is coming to town, but whose corpse does he intend to claim? Yours? Mine? Or everyone’s. (A warning – this little gem is extremely violent – which isn’t a bad thing)

August 5th, 1914 – Traffic Lights in the USA

On December 9th, 1868, the first, non-electric, gas-lit traffic lights were installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London to control the traffic in Bridge Street, Great George Street and Parliament Street. They were promoted by the railway engineer J. P. Knight and constructed by the railway signal engineers of Saxby & Farmer. The design combined […]

Blade Runner . . . the Music Video!

The 1982 film Blade Runner has made a lasting impression upon audiences all over the world, and has especially influenced other film and television directors with its future noir style. Five years after the film’s release, British progressive rock band Genesis paid homage to Blade Runner with their music video to “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” which makes no […]

Jolly Crouton and the Buswick

This month, Jolly Crouton Media is holding the third annual Buswick – a competition for independent game developers (or, according to the official Buswick website, “an independent game development party”). Every year has a different theme to inspire creators, and this year’s theme is Daffy Inventions. Clayton Belcher, the man behind the bowler hat, took […]

August 4th, 1792 – Happy Birthday Shelley

Born on August 4th, 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during […]

The Legends of Robin Hood

The Doctor regularly encounters all sorts of unexpected things in history. Frequently they’re of an alien nature; creatures from other worlds have repeatedly influenced what occurs on ours, even if our history books have forgotten them. Occasionally, however, even the Doctor is unable to explain what he encounters. One such occurrence happened in late 12th […]

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