Wow Cool turns 20

Wow Cool was launched 20 years ago this month by Sam Henderson, Tom Hart and Marc Arsenault in New York. Tonight, a few of those characters and more are gathering in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York for a memorial pub crawl. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by Alex Cox’s...

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Wow Cool gets all historical

Wow Cool gets all historical

It seems that Wow Cool has been around long enough now (20 years this coming January) that it has attained some sort of historical signifigance, or at least our old friend Rick Bradford of the Poopsheet Foundation thinks so. I guess I need to get it in gear to get him much more art and

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the Funny Books have been put in their place

If you occasionally check this thing out solely for the comic book related content, and could give a crap about the rest, all that noise has now been stuffed into it’s own category, named Funny Books. I would have just done this quietly, but I also wanted to share this little quote from...

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The Comics Reporter interviews Simon Gane

The Comics Reporter interviews Simon Gane

Simon is the subject in the third in this years series of holiday interview by Tom Spurgeon at his Excellent The Comics Reporter site. Tom talks to Simon about everything from his early anarcho-minicomics to his current success with Paris and Vinyl Underground. Go read the interview Visit the...

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In Troy, NY, December 21 – Trojan Implosion!

5 years till the end of days party FRIDAY DEC. 21ST at 51 3rd st. TROY, NEW YORK SCIENTIFIC MAPSROSS GOLDSTEINJASON MARTINWith special guest: DJ JESSE STILES 9pm b.y.o.b. December 21st, 2007 marks the beginning of the 5 year countdown to a 2012 Armageddon, long ago foretold by Mayan soothsayers...

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TV Worth Watching

I’m still trying to figure out what Queens of the Stone Age have to do with Slow Food and why they were on Anthony Bourdain‘s No Reservations tonight… but I am much more excited about Tuesday night’s debut on the Sundance Channel of the film Strange Culture. I’ve...

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Karlheinz Stockhausen – Final Kontakte

I was very sad to hear this evening of the passing of the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. I’ve found he is someone who more people have heard of then have listened to his works. Often, at best, they know of the connection from Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt of Can. A few years ago...

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Tiger Claw Elite Champions Performance

At long last I’ve managed to go through some more of my shots from the intense photo-overload in Florida last month. Some of my favorites are these from the Disney Martial Arts Festival night-time show performance by the Tiger Claw Elite Champions. Now I’m off to Raleigh-Durham in...

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Happy Hollow, San Jose, CA

I dragged the fam and friends to the amazing Happy Hollow in San Jose, California today (OK… they dragged me). Despite being months behind on organizing photos, I had to pop these up right away. What a strange and wonderful place. See the full set.

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Thou Shalt Not Question Stephen Fry

Thou Shalt Not Question Stephen Fry

We were going to eat out tonight… after a trip to the book store… So… totally creeped out by the recent article in Harpers about toxic chemicals in your blood and a report on Trans fat that I read… I ventured out with the rest of the fam… and, even though it was a...

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What is an OEM? – Tom Manning’s Spamtoons

I gleefully tracked the poetry of spam this past summer (or spoetry) in a couple of posts (Thing 1 | Thing 2). Now, Yale School of Art MFA candidate Tom Manning has gone one better and turned them into cartoons. See the results on the excellent (if far too infrequently updated) Design...

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Lance Hahn never paid to play

So, yeah, I’m always the last to know it seems. I heard from about the last person I would expect to hear from that Lance Hahn had died. That news disturbed me and colored these last few day more than I would have thought possible. I only knew Lance a little bit, but liked him

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Today is going to be a good day

Today is going to be a good day

This was my neighbors lawn this morning. If anyone, I thought the guy two doors down who kept telling the trick-or-treaters to stay off his grass would be the one to get nailed. What must these guys have done that was so much worse? Maybe all it took was the hideous yellow SUV in their

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Memories of the Space Age

Memories of the Space Age

I’ve been in Florida since Tuesday. I’m leaving on Monday. Too much to process right now. Cocoa Beach… the Kennedy Space Center… survived the SGIA in Orlando today. The Disney Martial Arts Festival is the next two days. Stay tuned for a flood of word and image from this...

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More Songs About Buildings and Food

Managed to forget about these in my previous posts about quality Scarfing Material and The Best Leather You’ll Ever Know… But, if, for whatever reason, you happen to read this and be in these cities, then you’ll know of a reliable place to eat some good food. OK? This first one...

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Truckhead – Don’t you want to be my baby?

Truckhead – Don’t you want to be my baby?

Swimming in the great idea pool of the collective unconscious, it can be funny the things that will float by you on the way to the top. I was more that a little confused and surprised this weekend to come across a comic strip called Truckhead in the latest Nickelodeon Magazine at my local...

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I’ve packed my Stickies in a SketchBox

I’ve packed my Stickies in a SketchBox

OK. At long last I have converted the cluttered old mess of Stickies on my Mac (I had over 20) into something else. I’ve tried several other notes/thought organizer type apps and none of them, well… stuck. The recently released SketchBox freeware from omz:software did. It very simply...

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Jawbone Railroad

Jawbone Railroad

OK. Here’s a much belated plug. You like old-timey music? You going to Montana? Then be sure to check out my brother Blaise’s band Jawbone Railroad. Here’s their bio: Playing all your favorite hits from the 20’s and 30’s, Jawbone Railroad is a personal attack on the...

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