Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

May 28, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dr. Jack. Welcome back.

More paintings by Dr. Kevorkian can be seen here.
The art used above (the one on the left is the mirror image) is titled Very Still Life. A detail from this painting was used on the cover of his audio CD (reviewed here).

July 2008 Update: Kevorkian has collected enough signatures to run for congress in Michigan’s 9th district.

November 2008 Update: Link to election results

Do we own ourselves? by Miriam Allen deFord
Published in The Realist, issue 41, June 1963
Page scans available at The Realist Archive Project:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Post title borrowed from Kurt Vonnegut.
Transcript from WNYC’s On the Media of Kurt Vonnegut’s meeting (courtesy of Dr. K.) with Eugene Debs in the afterlife available here. There is also audio (includes a lot of extraneous crap) at that link.

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Kurt is up in Heaven now

April 12, 2007

birdhasflownKurt Vonnegut, Jr.
1922 – 2007

Cold Turkey By Kurt Vonnegut

The Books of Bokonon

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The Nuclear Family

November 22, 2006

Virgil T. Crow's Little Suzie and Atomic Energy

Lil Suzie and Atomic Energy, an animated gem from Virgil T. Crow, explores the wonders of radiation.

Update: The Virgil T. Crow sites are nomo.  Sorry. You missed a gem.

Scenes from the Fallout Shelter Handbook (1962)
presented by the Ward-O-Matic.

The cold war classic, Duck and Cover
is available at The Internet Archive.

Update: Comic books, If an A-Bomb Falls and Power For Progress.

Interview with Ray J. Mauer, former Archer Productions, Inc. in-house writer, about Duck and Cover. Here’s something about the catchy tune. I was surprised to learn that Dave Lambert (Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross) had a hand in that.

Less amusing content follows.

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The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement Site

November 4, 2006

Among other things, I like Nina Paley’s art at VHMET’s website. If you scroll to the bottom of the main page, you can access some animated shorts in QuickTime movie format. There’re three static samples in the Biology and Breeding section.

VHEMT website

 

Q: What is the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?

VHEMT (pronounced vehement) is a movement not an organization. It’s a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. We’re not just a bunch of misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters.

We don’t carry on about how the human race has shown itself to be a greedy, amoral parasite on the once-healthy face of this planet. That type of negativity offers no solution to the inexorable horrors which human activity is causing.

Rather, The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth’s ecology.

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