Archive for August, 2017

The Art Of The Argument

Posted: August 31, 2017 in Books, General

This is essential reading. Philosopher and freedom fighter Stefan Molyneux has published a book called “The Art Of The Argument – Western Civilization´s Last Stand”.

Watch him talk about the book and current events here.

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Nice 1960s cover

Posted: August 31, 2017 in General, Magazines, TV & Movies

Out today in Italy. Corriere della Sera Sette (issue) 35. Pretty sure this is a 1960s cover shot of Brigitte Bardot, but I could be wrong. If it is an homage of some sort, then kudos to the photographer.

The King´s Choice

Posted: August 31, 2017 in General, TV & Movies

Just watched the Norwegian WWII film “The King´s Choice” (“Kongens Nei”, 2016), a highly emotional portrait of the events that occured in 1940 when Hitler invaded Norway. In the end, the King would not, could not, surrender and give up the freedom of his people. Truly this epic film by director Erik Poppe is a masterpiece, with Germans speaking German and a real effort to portray 1940 as it really was. I realize that people outside of Scandinavia will probably not be aware of this film, but if you get a chance to see it you should take it. This cover shows the Swedish DVD release, out now.

See Norwegian trailer here. Scene of German ship Blucher being sunk here.

One of the coolest moments in Metal history happened when Babymetal closed the December 21 2013 concert at the Makuhari Messe Event Hall outside Tokyo in front of 9,000 fans. They went completely bonkers and crucified Su-metal below a statue of the Virgin Mary during the ever so powerful “Babymetal Death”. Hell, they went all out METAL and watching it now on the “Live Legend 1999 1997 Apocalypse” DVD is a beautiful thing. I mean Ozzy could not have done this better. Say what you want of Babymetal, they are entertaining on a level that is very rare in this day and age. Long may they reign.

Watch clip from the DVD here. Reaction here.

Build a bridge

Posted: August 30, 2017 in General, Hobby, Magazines

US publication Model Railroader (September 2017). A bridge can be a very good project for a diorama. I would add some partisans and create some serious action, but that is just me.

Got to get that hobby room going.

Mexican edition of GQ (September 2017). Jennifer Lopez has got a lot of charisma, no doubt about it. Very positive vibe.

Clausewitz 5 2017

Posted: August 29, 2017 in General, Magazines, TV & Movies

Remember the 1977 Sam Peckinpah movie “Cross of Iron”? German publication Clausewitz deals with this film over five pages in issue 5 2017. James Coburn made quite an impression in this film alongside Maximilian Schell, James Mason and others. Coburn´s Steiner character returned in 1979 in the “Breakthrough” movie that featured Richard Burton, but nobody could have matched the original Peckinpah film. It still stands as one of the best WWII movies.