Monthly Archives: November 2011

Saint Steven Jobs

From Eric Alterman’s piece in the latest Nation Magazine: [Steve Jobs] treated the people who actually manufacture Apple products like serfs and hoarded his 8.3 billion fortune to no apparent purpose. … [Mike] Daisey traveled to the Foxconn plant in … Continue reading

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Blaise Cendrars: The Prose of the Trans-Siberian

Amadeo Modigliani, Portrait of Blaise Cendrars, 1917, oil on canvas One of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets of the 20th century: The Prose of the Trans-Siberian Blaise Cendrars Dedicated to the musicians Back then I was … Continue reading

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My Parents Went to Disneyland

My Parents Went to Disneyland and All I Got Was This Bankrupt Country!

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Spiderman Says

From the book, True Outsider: Trapped Inside the Madhouse, coming soon from the Aardbart and Son Press.   Spiderman Says: TURN OFF THE DARK! Take safe and effective ZOLOFT!

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Vincent van Gogh, comic aficionado

Punch cover, March, 3, 1849 From Deborah Solomon’s review of Van Gogh: A Life in today’s NY Times: For inspiration, [Van Gogh] turned to weekly British magazines like The Graphic and Punch and cut out affecting illustrations, scenes attesting to … Continue reading

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Luddite Laughs

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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