"To help illustrate Facebook’s shift away from privacy, we have highlighted some excerpts from Facebook’s privacy policies over the years. Watch closely as your privacy disappears, one small change at a time!"
Church of the SubGenius Hour of Slack #1253 — Bowel-centric Special
Two talk shows are interspersed with collage and music. One talk show is Puzzling Evidence (KPFA Berkeley) with Dr. Philo Drummond and Dr. Hal, talking about digestive disorders. The other is Rational Radio (Dallas) host Jack E. Jett & friends interviewing Rev. Stang. Music is by Rev. Max Slack, Rev. Joe Newman’s The Rudy Schwartz Project, Perry-Kingsley, The Attery Squash with Rev. Diva Schematic, Thigmotactic (Rev. Mark Hosler), Rev. Phat Mandee and Tommy Amoeba, Slack-T, plus clips from ZZZ Top and The Fleischer 1939 movie of “Gulliver’s Travels.” Collages are by Mr. Rection, The Large, The Bishop, Rev. Stang, and, of course, the great Mr. Fernandinande LeMur.
"The mystery of why some works continue to speak to us is heightened with a book like "Dune": Frank Herbert’s desert-planet epic not only remains popular and well-known, but this tale has anticipated many of our contemporary concerns."
Serenity Falls: Writ In Blood is comprised of three narrative threads (a hermit researches the history of the town of Serenity Falls, the book that results from this, and the travelogue of a demon hunter as he approaches the town) and, in honesty, not all of them appealed to me.
The best parts are the historical sections - they are inventive, detailed and immersive tales, perhaps benefitting from the lack of a narrative figure, which is Moore’s weak point. Crowley, his demon hunter, manages to get into a fight in each of his chapters, and his attitude and wisecracking demeanour quickly wears thin. These sections are on the verge of being skippable, frankly. His hermit is an interesting, if undeveloped, character, but whose story never really amounts to much either. However, Moore manages to give both of his contemporary plots a neat and unexpected twist in the final pages. Without these - and the fact that I already own the subsequent volumes - I’m not sure I’d make a point to continue with this series.
(This Serenity Falls trilogy appears to be an expanded repackaging of a single novel of the same name - perhaps this edition is quicker and leaner, and may be better for it?)
"Dirk (Wears White Sox) was the ultimate in zigzagging art school rock- it was tough and weird but also fantastic pop - Adam was always one of the great singers and brought his weird songs to life with a deft melodic touch. The early Ants were the heaviest and weirdest punk band of them all and for a year or so were the carriers of the original sex, style, subversion spirit of the Sex shop punk rock revolution before turning into the unlikeliest of pop stars in the early eighties. Their fans were the antfans - the freakiest, heavy duty, looking crew in the country who were a blur of studs, feathers, warpaint and Mohicans before anyone else even knew what these were."
“Celebrating the varied art forms within and inspired by comics and graphic novels.
“Whether you’re a die-fan or a newbie, young and curious or looking for a trip down memory lane, UniComics has an event for you! New to the University of Hertfordshire, the UniComics Festival is a truly accessible event, featuring a varied programme of author/illustrator lectures, schools and family events, film presentations and screenings, open mic sessions, theatre performances, art workshops and panel discussions.”
I’m very pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting at The UniCon event held at the University of Hertfordshire on Saturday the 24th of April, sharing a table with Paul Rainey and Peet Clack. The Festival itself runs from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th and includes panels, workshops and talks on every aspect of comics, from Ben 10 to Watchmen.
Not only can you pop by the table for a chat and a sketch, you can pick up a copy of West: Distance and - printing disasters notwithstanding - hardback editions of the 144-page West: Justice, in advance of its official debut at the Bristol Small Press Expo in May.
Church of the SubGenius Hour of Slack #1252 — Live 2010-4-11 - Yeti Diversity
Collages and music in the first 20 minutes and the last 5. In between, the rest is a yakathon by Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Lonesome Rev. Stang (Princess Wei was busy elsewhere that night). SubGects covered: X-Day - the horror of Yahoo News Comments sections - Dave’s Mind Sap - Poles grieve - Nuclear Beer: prophecy fulfilled! - There’s Nothing You Can Do That “Bob” Doesn’t Want You to Do - NoThink and BreakMind - X-Day got Farked - Computer memory and bad memories are cheap, good memories are dear - Devil in the Monastery - Audtralopithecus in WalMart - Yeti Diversity - Mutation - Pull the Wen Over Your Own Eye - Everybody gets an Empire eventually. Music by Pilgrim peakeasy, Jonathan Coulton. Much LeMurian collage.