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The Last Damn Post of 2011: BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE, The Art of Japanese Special Effects

Special thanks to Groonk!


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Jeffery Catherine Jones, January 10 1944 – May 19 2011

2011 saw the passing of my “favorite living artist,” Jeffrey Catherine Jones.

JCJ bio

This modest gallery will have to serve as a late hour but well-intentioned tribute.



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“Tired of the Christmas Nazis?”



Are the Christmas Nazis still camped out in your living room with their loose fräuleins and crates of champagne? Still stinking up the joint with stupid jokes about Goering and the Luftwaffe and flying reindeer that weren’t funny five days ago?


“You get out of here, you… damn… Christmas… Nazis.”

HO HO, you tell ’em, Grandma!


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Alpha Beasts: K is for Khepera

Scarab: Bartel Graphics


HEXES the sunday spectra

HEXES the sunday spectra 12/25/11

Peace on Earth and Blessed Be. That is all.

Photo by Kieran Doherty, Reuters


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He’s Coming. “And He Absolutely Will Not Stop. EVER. Until You Are DEAD.” — The Terminator

Smashing Santa by JO CHEN!

And of course it’s the Zero Moon, too.



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Messages of Filth and Fury from a Bloodied, Broken, and Twisted Land [3 Days, 3 Nights, 3 Ways to Die]


via goblinfruitstudio


The Odd Luminary travels the globe accompanied by his faithful owl Bubo. Together they search for strange and wondrous things, which they bring from the four corners of the earth, back to the seven corners of their centenarian home in Brooklyn, New York.

The sleepy house is brimming with odd creatures, beautiful handmade art, and many peculiar one of a kind pieces that often defy description. You may uncover the details of his travels and possibly gain insight into the man himself by sifting through his online journal. Please stay awhile, explore his gallery and feel free to purchase from his collection.

The Odd Luminary 


The Black Cat Haunts


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Dispatches from a Tortured, Wracked, and Screaming Planet Mere DAYS until the Christ Mass and the Blood Feast of Old flfl^flfl><SHXXxmu (whom YOU Call Satan)

Mucha! Be Merry and all that. Huge gallery of Documents + Decoratifs @ Golden Age Comic Book Stories.

alphabeasts: { J is for JORŌGUMO }

The King reigns every week with these damn alpha beasts. King Unicorn

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Dispatches from a Crippled, Scarred, and Burning Planet (on a Tuesday)


Foretold | ghoulnextdoor | 8tracks
Photograph by Alphonse Mucha.

All of this has happened before and will happen again.

Track List:

Hallway of Mirrors, Alexander Turnquist | Climb Over, Kyst | Seven Keys, Ryan Teague | Palios Karsilamas, Ryan Francesconi | Adeline Yen Mah, Tomasz Bednarczyk | Unknown to the Sea, Knossos | Jaloers, Kreng | Midnight Waltz, Adam Hurstv | Unknown Hand, Pentaphobe | Ilahi, The Toids | Russian Percussion, Igor Boxx | Oriental Uno,Beats Antique

Drax says: “This is a bold and daring mix.”

Warren Ellis made another Spektrmodule thing:

Direct mp3 link.  Press Play on the player then find the menu button in the bottom left for other functions.

None of me talking in this one.  I just wanted a nice long mix.  Send thanks or complaints for lack of my horrible voice to @warrenellis or

1.  logotone

2.  “Seed & Light” – Charlatan  (album: “Equinox”)

3.  “Of Woods & Snow” – Anji Cheung  (album:”Ritual”)

4.  “Mindless Reverie” –  Mordant Music  (album: “ModernismuseuM / MMegaplekz”)

5.  “November Sequence” –    Pye Corner Audio with The Advisory Circle   (single: “Study Series 07: Autumnal Activities

6.  “Montana Mountain Groan” – Run DMT  (album: “Dreams”)

7.  “When It Gets Dark Outside I Tend To Go And Play Inside” –  EL Heath  (album: “Winter Soundtrack”

8.  “Adagio For String Portrait “ – Rene Hell  (album: “The Terminal Symphony”)

9.  “Christmas (Pale Sketcher Remix)” –  Jesu    (EP: “Christmas EP”)

10.  “horizone” – partli cloudi    (album: “rotten wood”)

11.  “The Winter Olympics” – Chris Rehm  (album: “UNSCHÄRFE / SHIMMER”)

12.  “Tee Pee Sleep” –    je suis le petit chevalier    (album: “Discovering Mathematics 2”)

13.  “December 1971” –    Current 93     (album: “Baalstorm, Sing Omega”)

14.  “The Winter Of 1539-1540” –   Goldmund    (album: “The Malady Of Elegance”)

15.  “Silent Night (Noapte De Vis)”-   Glasvegas    (album: “A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss”)

16.  logotone

PREVIOUSLY: 1 – Fire Axes In Space | 2 – The Lane


HEXES the sunday spectra

HEXES the sunday spectra 12/18/11 [NC17, NSFW, No Kids]

and a modest Art Nouveau Slave Leia Gallery

Adam Hughes


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Music : Sad Sol, My destiny – Masha Vahdat (Iran) and Sarah Jane Morris (England) (Lullabies from The Axis of Evil) Beautiful Artworks by Takato Yamamoto

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Richard Wagner & Arthur Rackham,

Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods

Download a pdf of the complete 1911 Edition

Merry Christmas, bastards + bitches.

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Stay+ Mix – Xfm 10/12/11

 By Mary Anne Hobbs

Manchester born London based Stay + (Positive).. celebrate a flurry of incredible early releases for the Ramp label with this exclusive Xfm mix… 

STAY+ by Mary Anne Hobbs on mixcloud

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Christopher Hitchens: ‘the consummate writer, the brilliant friend’ by Ian McEwan

Christopher Hitchens with Ian McEwan (left) and Martin Amis in Uruguay, posing for a picture which appeared in his memoirs, Hitch 22. Photo: PR

I set the poem up [“The Whitsun Weddings” by Larkin] and read it, and when I reached that celebrated end, “A sense of falling, like an arrow shower/Sent out of sight, somewhere becoming rain,” Christopher murmured from his bed, “That’s so dark, so horribly dark.” I disagreed, and not out of any wish to lighten his mood. Surely, the train journey comes to an end, the recently married couples are dispatched towards their separate fates. He wouldn’t have it, and a week later, when I was back in London, we were still exchanging emails on the subject. One of his began: “Dearest Ian, Well, indeed – no rain, no gain – but it still depends on how much anthropomorphising Larkin is doing with his unconscious … I’d provisionally surmise that ‘somewhere becoming rain’ is unpromising.”

Read it at The Guardian

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“Loused Up in Space”

by Mort Drucker and Dick De Bartolo

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