Steaming Things Up

Posted in Society on May 24th, 2014
Steaming Things Up

Steampunk brings us back to the individualism and optimism prevalent before the first world war. As such, it reminds us of a romanticism that is sorely lacking in the modern, mass-produced, mass-marketed age.

Hence, I’m steaming things up a bit here at Reflections From a Murky Pond.

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Classic Sci-Fi

Posted in Movies on March 29th, 2014

Star Wars Hieroglyphs
Star Wars Is Classic, Old-Time Sci-Fi

Think about this. Stars Wars hit the theaters 37 years ago in 1977, just two years after the the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

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Tatooinian Thanksgiving

Posted in Humor, Society on November 29th, 2013

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Turkey The Hutt
A Tatooinian Thanksgiving

Turkeys were not so easily turned into the main course of Thanksgiving dinner – not by a long shot. ;-)

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