The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Manfred von Richthofen’s first Albatros D.III was passed down to Lothar, seen here receiving advice from Carl Allmenroder. Some sources indicate that the aircraft was mahogany coloured with a red band, barely visible here, between the cockpit and national marking. Lothar regarded the aeroplane and a pair of Manfred’s old flying-gloves as talismanic, keeping him from harm and aiding his early success.
‘As luck would have it, I shot down my first ten Englishmen armed with these gloves and this machine,’