Archive for July, 2005

Or was that Marlon Brando…

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Years ago South Park did an episode featuring the “North American Man-Boy Love Association” which plotted to seduce the grade-school protagonists. The boys all think it’s fun to hang around with adults until they’re lured into a hotel room and it becomes clear that the intentions of NAMBLA are… more than platonic.

Today I found out that NAMBLA, in fact, exists and has existed since 1978. Part of their mission, from their web site:

We call for fundamental reform of the laws regarding relations between youths and adults. Today, many thousands of men and boys are unjustly ground into the disfunctional criminal justice system. Blindly, this system condemns consensual, loving relationships between younger and older people. NAMBLA’s Prisoner Program, with limited resources, works to provide a modicum of humanity to some of these people.

And I want to call attention to this part: many thousands of men and boys are unjustly ground into the disfunctional criminal justice system. You know, guys, I don’t think that it’s the boys they’re sending to jail.

S*x Does it Again…

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Rockstar games has changed the rating and pulled copies of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas because it was pulled from Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart when they discovered the game contained “explicit s3xual content.” I’ve heard Hilary Clinton’s involved in this one, too. So, the graphic violence, murder of police officers, rocket launchers and expolsions wasn’t enough to try to keep this game away from kids, but when a n@ked woman walks on camera, the walls come crashing down. I’m glad to know we have such a moral center in this country.

Edit: 10/13 It was this stupid post! This damn thing got my comments pages spammed. It also was responsible for some… funky… Google ads. I may have to disable the comments, or add a registration system. Nobody uses ’em anyway.

“The Beating of this Hideous Heart!”

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

The illustrated Tell-Tale Heart


Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Big comic. Lots of artists. Very creative. Check it out. (flash)

Authentic History, General Laziness

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

First thing’s first: I just went through about the best web site I’ve seen in a long, long time. The Authentic History Center has primary source pop culture material dating back to last century. The site is full of treasure, such as: cartoons from military newspapers during WWII, clips of the horrifically racist war-era Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons, music and fashion of the roaring twenties, Depression-era news broadcasts as well as entertainment broadcasts. There’s so much more on this site, but I just wanted to give a broad sampler of the kind of fascinating stuff available here. They also offer CDs for donations, filled with thousands of political cartoons, pages and pages of documents, or hundreds of hours of radio broadcasts.

I also wanted to address that I haven’t updated this site in a month. Between out of town visitors, a generally hectic work schedule and outdoor summer activities, I really just haven’t had the time. What I have been writing lately, I’ve been writing for myself. So if something particularly fascinating comes along that I feel compelled to tell the whole world about, I’ll be sure to post it here. Otherwise, I’d rather put more time into a project before broadcasting it out on the Internet. I accomplish blogging so much on the fly it drives me crazy. I like to fine-tune my language a bit better than I have the chance to do here.