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Steampunk!?

Post by Doug Burskey on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:33 pm

I just had a 17 year old said my radios reel to reel tape recorders record players etc. were "soo steampunk!"

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Post by denver on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:50 pm

Is steampunk good or bad.
Some say that is sick..means great??
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:35 pm

The same way they used to say that good was BAD or Shut up was, that's good.

Suspect All a plot by the youth to undermine proper English to confuse communications. Suspect

from the web :
"So basically it's an alternative view on modern technologies that instead of using silicon, foundries, high tech assembly plants, using clockwork and coal (steam) for their mechanisms and power source. It does seem like an incredibly inefficient way of fabricating and running high tech machinery but on good side of things, hey we wouldn't have to worry about Euro to UK plug convertors, Euro to US power convertors and so on...

Because of the age it's based on, other aspects of modern technology are also missing, like the sleek designs, aluminum works, plastics (since petroleum simply isn't a part of steampunk technology), so we end up with 19th century designs using a lot of wood and copper. "
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Post by Motorola man on Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:37 pm

Steampunk can be summed up by the phrase "Victorian Futuristic Technology". As Cliff said it's steam or clockwork, leather, brass & copper.
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Post by ChrisH664 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:58 am

Best website for Steampunk stuff or ideas is Etsy.com. Necklaces with tubes hanging off of them. Tube Christmas tree ornaments. Tube radios with ungodly paint schemes. Glass-topped typewriter keys used as necklaces or bracelets. Yes, unfortunately, the old common typewriters with those type keys or worth more just for the keys.
"Whatever floats your boat" as we used to say as teens back in the early '80s.
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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:05 pm

We used to marvel at such things watching "The Wild Wild West" in the '60s.

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Post by ChrisH664 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:28 pm

As a matter of fact my wife said I should sell on fleebay a lot of 70 wooden square bingo tiles I had taking up space. She said some crafter will buy em. Sure enough. $12.50 + shipping to Australia.
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