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New for Wednesday June 3 2009
Lead item here isn't surprising, but we include it as a concluding piece (for now) to some Brandon Darby articles from previous pages. Our sympathies to the families of McCay and Crowder. Or to headline, in better words:
HOG-BASED BRANDON DARBY FLU CONTINUES TO HARM WITHOUT SIGN OF FEDERAL VACCINE...
Second Texan gets four years in RNC plot
The judge said McKay got a longer sentence because he did not accept responsibility in Molotov-cocktail scheme.
By JAMES WALSH, Star Tribune
The pair of young Austin Texas men who filled wine bottles with gasoline and motor oil during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul are both going to federal prison, but one will serve twice as much time as the other.
U.S. Chief Judge Michael J. Davis on Thursday sentenced David McKay, 22, to 48 months behind bars -- double the sentence he gave Bradley Crowder a week ago. Why? Davis ruled that McKay had obstructed justice and had not fully accepted responsibility for his actions.
Bullshit on that.
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AND NOW THE NEWS...
ABORTION ITEMS: Last month you might recall our dip into the frigid waters of Abortionpalooza, the EP.TC In Utero Music Festival. Or strange as shit survey of Anti-Abortion pop music. Take your pick. Either way:
A festival of song
We now admit that our scheduling was slightly off. Little did we expect that abortion would resurface in the following weeks into such a marketable enterprise, and also that we might've gotten off better selling tickets. I mean all the recent marketing. Notre Dame violently protesting Obama's commencement, a fight over a Supreme Court nomination - and worst of all the murder of George Tiller. Well what can you say, anti-abortion, when you're in, you're in. (Just be sure to pull out prematurely to avoid you know what) Anyway, Here's a few postscripts:
There's an Internet gimmick that produces an image based on the content of a webpage. My wife delighted me with the following suitable for framing gift of word collage based on Abortionpalooza contents.
ep.tc as perceived by Internet gimmick
click for larger view.
Additionally, here's a song and 45 sleeve that didn't make it into the final selection. Its plus points are for the packaging and photo.
One of the few items I know that reverses, for inferred emphasis, Wade and Roe. I have to comment that I'm in love with the profile photo, though:
Mary Robin. Pictured with gang and holding gun.
REALIST ARCHIVE UPDATE:
Our favorite time of the month. Archive of Paul Krassner's good work reaches ninety full issues with this month's new set of four. A good selection, from 1960-1998. Choose:
||Issue No. 17, May 1960
16 pages, click to read
Including Refocusing on Hips and Squares by Lawrence Barth, Letter to a Lady in Iowa by Robert Anton Wilson, and The Pro-Reality Neurosis.
||Issue No. 83, October 1968
24 pages total, click to read
Including Norman Mailer, Marshall McLuhan and Malcolm Muggeridge "On Obscenity" and What Are We Going to Do About Pornography?
||Issue No. 109, Spring 1989
8 pages, click to read
Including The Trial of Oliver North, Nude Nose Now News, Pillow Talk, Civil Wrongs, New Age Skeptics and Sympathy for the White Devil.
visit the full Realist Archive
||Issue No. 138, Spring 1998
12 pages, click to read
Including Timothy Leary's Last Interview, Rebels Without a License by Alan K. Lipton, Mother Teresa Goes to Hell, and Lotus, Lenny and Joan.
4chan on Dick Hafer - Including FAN ART
In its ten years this website has enjoyed welcome attention from the community sites (thank you to all of them) We've been multiply farked, boinged, slashed, gawked, filtered, poked, dugg, slapped, awfulled, d'dited, and chipped - among other indiscretions. But one of them has been missing: we'd never been 4channed. Call it an insecurity but it felt good to finally pop that bubble with their coverage of the EP.TC gay bashing mascot Dick Hafer.
CLICK TO READ THE LENGTHY DISCUSSION,
Title: Homosexuality: Legitimate, Alternative Deathstyle
Read the Dick Hafer item in question, Comics With Problems No 28, "Dick Hafer was an Asshole part one" and Issue No 30, "Dick Hafer was an Asshole part two"
To keep things topical:
Dick Hafer on Abortion
Dick Hafer on Dukakis
The truly notable bit about the 4chan talk is that two pieces of Hafer fan art emerged. They're worth reposting. Each is credited, per tradition, to Anonymous:
via 4chan - in reference to:
CLICK FOR OUR ORIGINAL POST ON HAFER, August 08
Good Boing Boing and Metafilter conversations on the same topic.
WHICH BRINGS US TO POODLE
A new game of POODLE with Scott Marshall
As promised at the top of this page, Scott and I are playing a new game of Poodle. More on that in a moment. But first here's news also on a previous game from 2007 that's never been published. Meet Larry:
From Larry's Mix (2007) Persoff/Marshall
Larry's Mix was the unofficial second game we played after the round of Samizdat cartoon. Instead of Bush cronies it starred a lighter cast: David Hasselhoff, Rosie O'Donnell, Wilma Flinstone and Donald Trump. Work on this cartoon got as far as a very developed animatic (a moving storyboard less fluid than a full cartoon.) It was abandoned by both of us to other projects. Well time does nice things and what felt like an abandoned work has aged to be a lot of fun to watch. Scott just posted the animatic on his site and I can't recommend it enough. Larry's Mix is about 200 poodle images never seen before. Some extremely funny.
Here's a few stills:
From Larry's Mix (2007) Persoff/Marshall
CLICK TO WATCH "LARRY'S MIX" HERE
Now, you might be asking, "What the hell am I talking about?"
Yes, an explanation. Poodle is something that started on this site about five years ago. It's a correspondence game that becomes a cartoon through compiling frame by frame images, starting with this one important image - of a poodle. The lofty thought is that once you have a lot of images you have a cartoon of a two people talking back and forth, or competing. Our first game was largely a fueled conversation about the 2004 election. Developed into a ten minute festival circuit cartoon called "Poodle Samizdat", which you can watch here. (the film itself explains more about the game, too) Since then Scott and I have played a game of poodle about once every other year or so.
I have some news on that Samizdat short, too. Pleased to announce we just received an IMDB listing for the short, which you can see here. It's one main achievement is, since we indicated Gershon Legman as a dedicatee, he too now has an IMDB listing himself. Which you can see here.
And much to my happiness, since this is true, our production company NOHOMO MUHAMMED, DANISH COCK OF FINLAND has its own IMDB listing, as well.
Here's a Facebook discussion on this, from a few weeks ago:
As long as I'm tossing out links like confetti, enjoy this game of Poodle played by our friend April Winchell on her great site in 2007.
And you might enjoy this game of Poodle played last year with Scott and me, using the New Yorker as a gameball:
From July 2008. Click above to view all 13 covers.
ANYWAY, WHAT'S THIS NEW GAME I WAS TALKING ABOUT?
Right. THE NEW GAME. Scott and I are playing a live NEW GAME on our Facebook pages. Connect with this site through Facebook to view for free as images are posted on our 'walls'. So far we're up to 25 images, including this nice Don Rickles moment:
2009 Facebook Poodle Game - Persoff/Marshall
Connect with this site through Facebook to watch the game...
BIBLES BOOKS CONDOMS BIKES:
1) Powell's Books on our paper condoms
Brief mention to our gallery of Paper-Based condoms at this link. Answering the question "How much did a condom cost in 1944?"
2) Tijuana Bible article in Carnal Nation
Very entertaining and insightful survey of Tijuana Bibles found in new filthy website Carnal Nation. Includes this nice nod to our Bush/McCain item:
Tijuana bibles made a brief re-entry into politics during the 2008 presidential election. At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, artist Ethan Persoff distributed copies of what was supposedly a long-lost 1934 Tijuana bible: The Adventures of Fuller Bush Man & John McCain in 'Obliging Lady' a parody of one of Mr. Prolific's entries in his 10-book series "Adventures of a Fuller Brush Man." ... the attention to the stylistic tics of art, dialogue, and plot from the original bibles is nothing less than meticulous, although the art and grammar in this new version is far superior. Persoff's satire also goes after the Democrats, showing parody versions of Nancy Pelosi and Joe Lieberman in the background, watching as Bush and McCain fuck carelessly in the open. Pelosi is consumed by dudgeon at their immorality but doesn't interfere; Lieberman, playing a cop summoned by Pelosi, just grins with lecherous glee. Persoff's political vision is more developed than his predecessors, but the same can't be said for the sex; watching Bush and McCain get it on is likely to send your libido into deep hibernation no matter what your political persuasion.
Lust and Lechery in Eight Pages: The Story of the Tijuana Bibles, Part One
And for the section referenced above, Read
Lust and Lechery in Eight Pages: The Story of the Tijuana Bibles, Part Two
In closing, a nod to Scott Williams of WFMU. Many thanks to him for playing a piece from Harry's Loft on his always incredible and brain bending show. View playlist from May 14 09.
This month's suggested link:
Danny Hellman is posting scans of SCREW covers.
Damn, biker sex art by Wally Wood.
- Some other good things here in a few weeks. Ethan
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