Archive for October, 2006

City of Terror

October 31, 2006

Mark Beyer’s “City of Terror” trading cards, printed by Françoise Mouly and hand-assembled (with bubble gum acquired through Topps) for RAW Magazine, Issue 2.


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Devil’s Night

October 30, 2006

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Devil’s Night is a longstanding tradition predating World War II, with anecdotal incidents occurring as early as the 1930s. Traditionally, youths in the Detroit area engaged in a night of criminal behavior, which usually consisted of acts of vandalism (such as egging the homes of neighbors) in retaliation for real or perceived wrongs, or simply for the sake of the crime itself. In the early 1970s, the vandalism escalated to more severe acts such as setting vacant houses on fire. As these activities increased and the tradition gained notoriety, individuals including Detroit-area business owners, purportedly took advantage of Devil’s Night vandalism to collect on insurance policies by committing arson on their properties (i.e., setting fire to their own cars and/or businesses). These incidents were blamed on Devil’s Night hooligans and added to the notoriety of the night.
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Fred Milton is still #1

October 30, 2006


There’s more Lynda Barry at Marlys Magazine,
and older work to see in the archive at Salon.com.
Groovy.

Rainy Day Fun for the Gently Disfunctional

October 28, 2006

The Nietzsche Family Circus

The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote. From the labs at LosAnjealous.Com.

Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006

October 26, 2006

Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media.  Here’s a selection of “The News That Didn’t Make The News” this year:


#1 Bush Administration Moves to Eliminate Open Government

#2 Media Coverage Fails on Iraq: Fallujah and the Civilian Death

#3 Another Year of Distorted Election Coverage

#4 Surveillance Society Quietly Moves In

#5 U.S. Uses Tsunami to Military Advantage in Southeast Asia

#6 The Real Oil for Food Scam

#7 Journalists Face Unprecedented Dangers to Life and Livelihood

#8 Iraqi Farmers Threatened By Bremer’s Mandates

#9 Iran’s New Oil Trade System Challenges U.S. Currency

#10 Mountaintop Removal Threatens Ecosystem and Economy

#11 Universal Mental Screening Program Usurps Parental Rights

#12 Military in Iraq Contracts Human Rights Violators

#13 Rich Countries Fail to Live up to Global Pledges

#14 Corporations Win Big on Tort Reform, Justice Suffers

#15 Conservative Plan to Override Academic Freedom in the Classroom

Read the rest here: Project Censored Website

Museum Of Bad Art

October 25, 2006

From the Portraiture Collection at MOBA:

Peter the Kitty


Peter the Kitty

Oil on board by Mrs. Jackson
10.5″x7″
Acquired from Salvation Army Thrift Store, Hyde Park by Scott Wilson

Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use of negative space.

Some odd crap…

October 25, 2006

Strange crap
This truly bizarre video link

came from the truly delightful weblog,
Make Mine Mosaic.

A death mask

October 24, 2006

Here lies one whose name was writ in water

Loose Thread

October 16, 2006