Stressed: The Life & Art of Matt Reid by Michael Gonzales
“it’s virtually impossible to talk about Organized Konfusion’s genre-busting album without waxing poetic about Matt Reid’s bold mix of graphic design, comic books, collage, sci-fi, animation and surrealism. Sharing rack space beside scores of eye-catching rap covers, including Daniel Hastings’ disturbing cover shots for Gang Starr (Hard to Earn) and Jeru the Damaja (The Sun Rises in the East), the far out beauty of Stress stood out. Before one even listened to the record, Reid’s image served as an introduction to the left-of-center urgency of the group.”
James Bosnack’s invention of the cigarette-rolling machine in 1880 helped propel the early 20th century economy forward, making the mass-production of cigarettes a “Potent Symbol of Velocity for the New Modern Age.”
How do you know you exist? A mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s “Meditations on First Philosophy.”
A mother goes to the gathering of the juggalos to see if she should allow her 16-year old son to attend.
A Fan Visits From Afar, and the Royals Come Alive by Rany Jazayerli
Lee Sung-woo, an avid Royals fan from South Korea, arrived last week for his first visit to Kansas City; since then, the team has lavished him with attention — and has won seven of eight games.
Now one company called EggBanxx is trying to put a stop to all of that by throwing champagne-fueled “egg-freezing” parties to enlighten career-minded ladies in the Big Apple about their options. SMFH. Tickets were $45.
The Most Wanted Man in the World by James Bamford
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story
Pot News for Those Who Partake
Ladies, forget about Astroglide. It’s all about weed lube
Though he didn’t slip out, Canada’s self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Pot’ has been released from US Prison.
Ironically, even after calling for the legalization of pot, the NY Times still administers drug tests for it
And we all know that the legal pot trade could be big business. And with all that potential marketshare, most big corporations are against it
But at least the industry now has an armored truck to move all that legal weed money around
Illustration by Gilbert Shelton
After a recent sandstorm blew topsoil off of some hills in the Chincha Valley in Southern Peru, a pilot noticed “a snake (approximately 196 feet in length), a bird, a camelid (perhaps a llama) and some zig-zag lines” on the desert floor. While these new findings have yet to be validated by archaeologists, the other mysterious geoglyphs and lines in the desert have been thought to be everything from maps and advertisements for people coming off of the surrounding mountains to an alien airport with runways for UFOs.
Would play this as an RPG game on Nintendo.
The key figure in the annual Burryman’s Parade, which takes place on the second Friday of August, in South Queensferry, Scotland. Tradition has it that a local man is covered from head to toe in burrs that he has collected, and paraded along a seven-mile route with stops at pubs, factories, and official’s houses. During each pause, the Burryman is given whisky to drink through a straw, and money, as tradition states “that he will bring good luck to the town if they give him whisky and money, and that bad luck will result if the custom is discontinued.” This year the festival was “ground to a halt” when the Burryman got a burr in his eye. Luckily, all that whisky helped ease his pain, but who knows about the luck of the town?
Go the Fuck Outside, written and performed by Thig Nat
The Wonder Years: An Oral History by Bonnie Stiernberg
Kevin & Winnie & Wayne & Paul & Karen & Jack & Norma
Detroit Love, Swedish Style by Vegas Tenold
The Power Big Meet car gathering in Sweden has been held for decades and is a love fest for old American cars, some in pristine condition and others that are more rust than bucket.