Archive for the ‘News’ 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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November 7, 2006

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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