Yep, this is pretty much another method I have used to explain steampunk to the uninitiated. And often the same reaction, if only nonverbally:
My only question is: Why is a scene from Young Frankenstein the headline image?
In other news, the coworkers at my new job continue to be awesome- giving me at least appreciative smiles when they saw the bowler hat and goggles I brought to the office to wear to a small outing after work. One of them went so far as to squee.
Things are so wonderful for me right now.