A surreal and supremely inane compendium of miscellaneous knowledge, Vol 14


Comics Journal: "Here’s 'A Tale of Two Planets,' an Al Hartley parable in which we learn that good people are better than bad people. (Above: can you guess which are which? Sequence from the Spire comic Archie’s Parables, 1973 Archie Comics.)" Link

Reader comment:

DaveX says:

I held off as long as I could, but Boing Boing seems hot on the weird-o Archie comic scans these days. I respectfully throw my scans in the ring for consideration. Be sure to at least scroll down far enough to see Legion, the hippie stereotype, and his fantastic array of drugs!

200708101109 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky, says terrorists need to attack the U.S. again in order to "quell the chattering of [anti-war] chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail." Link

Picture 1-92 Old Super-8 movie teaches people how to shoot home movies (information still useful!). Link

200708101114 Video game uses sensors on partners' undergarments to encourage couples-friendly play. Link

Picture 3-57 More issues of The Realist have been archived at Ethan Persoff's site. Highlights: 1963 FUCK COMMUNISM! Poster, Norman Mailer (1965), Lenny Bruce (1961), Paul Krassner's First LSD Trip (1965). Impolite Interview: Lincoln Rockwell (1961) Head of the American Nazi Party and Confident Presidential Hopeful. Link

200708101126 Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) earmarked $150,000 of taxes to pay retired cops to surf for porn on their computers and report on anything they deem obscene. Link

200708101136 Kevin Kelly's three favorite podcasts (In Our Time, Radio Lab, This American Life). Link

200708101157 Freakonomics on the pick-up artist's technique of "negging," (jargon for insulting a woman during initial meeting) designed to “lower her self-esteem, thus making her more vulnerable to your advances.” (This subculture was explored in the entertaining book, The Game: Penetrating the Secrect Society of Pickup Artists.) Link