Archive for the ‘Shamelessly posting something found on Boing Boing’ Category

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A Great Image Resource for Every Bad Darkwave/Industrial Band

January 13, 2009

For any aspiring Power Electronics/Darkwave/Neofolk bands, there’s a huge selection of creepy medical specimen photos and assorted other ickyness to be found to bling up (for lack of better word) your CD or cassette release, just like SPK or Throbbing Gristle did, circa 1979. Use a sinister-sounding German name and go raid DaFonts for scary-looking lettering. Be shocking, culturally insensitive and unoriginal, to boot!

Go join the fun here.

Found at Boing Boing (no unicorn chaser here, though).

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Sayhear.org

November 3, 2008

Interesting audio site that allows users to call in for their candidate and then ports them all into a sound board.

It’s kind of telling, in some ways who’s on the web and who’s not, in my opinion.
Most of them are all for Obama and what few are for McCain seem to be largely smart-ass piss-takes.

Politico DJs, let the audio mixing begin!

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50 Things that every comics collection truly needs

September 28, 2008

I really liked this article on the essentials of comic collecting. While I don’t necessarily agree with every one, there are more than one items worth noting:

10. Several Tintin Albums

I think Herge‘s work for kids of all ages is just great to have around; they are foundational comics and provide a whole way of seeing the world through the comics form that’s become ubiquitous in popular visual arts. In fact, I’d say Herge’s way of making comics is so ubiquitous that you forget how fun it is to see it for the first time.

15. At Least One Comic Book From When You First Started Reading Comic Books

Because comic books are read in a way that we invest a lot of ourselves in the telling, because they’re visual in nature, and because for generations they were among the only art forms available for a child to easily own, they can be powerful nostalgic items. It’s always great to have a few comics around that you either remember reading or simply recall wanting more than anything in the world. You may be surprised by how much of your comics reading since has been shaped by those feelings.

Some for me serve as suggestions worthy of examining, but would break most banks – especially mine.
I agree with the point of buying lots of alternative titles. I was a voracious sampler of edgy late eighties and early nineties small run comics, but never bought too many runs of any one title.
I have bought a few of the comics that turned me onto the idiom in the mid-seventies over the years, where the original went MIA somewhere between getting into Star Wars and discovering girls.
And no, I don’t meticulously bag them.
I read the hell out of them and it shows.

Read whole article.

Found at Boing Boing.

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