Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Strange Correlations

Zeppelins have been a big no, no since the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. Watching a hurtling inferno, streaming towards the ground with a man solemnly uttering the words, “oh, the humanity” would be enough to put most people off. That being said, Japan are going ahead anyway with an improved, none explodey version. For £550 you get a 90 minute journey around various sites in the land of the rising coy.

At the same time I was reading this, I was watching a trailer for , Turning Point: Fall of Liberty on another tab, an alternate timeline where Churchhill died before the outbreak of the Second World War. The Nazis were unopposed in Europe and are now a fully-fledged super power. They choose to launch a Pearl Harbour style attack on the good old U.S of Arrrrrrh in 1953. You play ‘an average Joe’ working on a skyscraper when the bombs start dropping and the Statue of Liberty starts to resemble the Burning Man.

Most prominent in the trailer are the Axis Zeppelins raining down flammable death on the unsuspecting citizenry of the Big Fruit. Zeppelins, axis, Japan, modern, zeppelins, pearl harbour. Ahhh, we’re all doomed. Maybe not, but Zeppelins look dangerous at the best of times, you only need to watch Indiana Jones to give you a permanent complex.

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