Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

The Advantages of Closing a Few Doors

May 17, 2008

Published: February 26, 2008 in The New York Times

Link to article here.


Kurt is up in Heaven now

April 12, 2007

birdhasflownKurt Vonnegut, Jr.
1922 – 2007

Cold Turkey By Kurt Vonnegut

The Books of Bokonon


The Nuclear Family

November 22, 2006


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.


Don’t let this happen to you…

November 12, 2006

Feeding cats for health at CatNutrition.Org.
This will explain the photo caption, perhaps.
I can has cheezburger?

Pass the Lord, and praise the Jesus pizza

November 5, 2006


Looking for the Lord in all the wrong places?
Jesus of the week might help.
As if the miracle of transubstantiation wasn’t tasty enough,
here’s s’more Jesus.

Update: Parable of the Pie postcards are available (wholesale) here.
Holy hotcakes! No more waiting for a miracle to occur. Serve them up daily from your very own Jesus Pan.

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.


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.


St. Charles

November 1, 2006

Cause And Effect

the best often die by their own hand
just to get away,
and those left behind
can never quite understand
why anybody
would ever want to
get away

Charles Bukowski

St. Frank Vincent Zappa

November 1, 2006

Frank Zappa On Crossfire, from March of 1986.
You can also view (or download) this at The Internet Archive.

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.


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.

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

Some odd crap…

October 25, 2006

This truly bizarre video link

came from the truly delightful weblog,
Make Mine Mosaic.

Loose Thread

October 16, 2006