Archive for December, 2016

Happy New Year

Posted: December 31, 2016 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines


Might as well end 2016 with yet another fabulous magazine cover, UK publication Tattoo Life (issue) 104. I have ordered it, my copy is on the way.

There is still beauty in this world.

Happy New Year folks!


The Liberty Belle

Posted: December 31, 2016 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby, Magazines


Got to love this. UK publication Water Craft (issue) 121 presents The Liberty Belle, the smallest Paddle Steamer in Switzerland.

The GG (Guy Gene) can not resist this…


And on a lighter note, a friend of mine discovered this. A LEGO kit that features The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” (I love that film).

Now how about that?

Power Games

Posted: December 30, 2016 in Actual News (good links), General


The period leading up to a new President taking over the Oval Office after a general election is usually quiet. Not this time. It would seem that some people are severly pissed off about an outsider like Donald Trump winning, disrupting the order of things. Never in the history of the United States have we seen anything like this, these guys are behaving rather badly and they certainly does not intend to leave Office with some dignity and grace. Books will be written about this period, if we survive it. Meanwhile, Putin and “Fake Media” (meaning honest media that is not controlled) is blamed for everything under the sun. Can it be a coincidence then that the biggest News Site in the world today, Drudge Report, has been under attack (it just went off air for 90 minutes)? Now who could have an interest in attacking alternative media?

The next 20 days can not pass quickly enough in my book.

The Dark Side

Posted: December 30, 2016 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines, TV & Movies


This is a nice cover. UK publication The Dark Side (issue) 174.

Well done indeed.


There is loads of good Tommy Bolin stuff added on YouTube these days, and a performance by the Tommy Bolin Band at the Ford Auditorium in Detroit back in May of 1976 surfaced at the Carlygtr Channel today. This was just a few weeks after the Deep Purple split, which was not official at this time (Bolin was probably still not informed). Listen to the show here.

Lovely history.

That 70s Show

Posted: December 30, 2016 in General, TV & Movies


That 70s Show (1998-2006) was not a bad sitcom and it did launch some promising careers, most notably for Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. A 32 DVD box titled “Complete Collection” was released in November, a nice bit of nostalgia for anybody that wants it.

Nice box art.