Hash It Out With Terence Mc...

Hasheesh
I tried to find a nifty, timely reason for posting this sweet YouTube discovery, but I’m coming up blank. Fact is, I was just screwing around online when I came across this playlist of Terence McKenna reading Fitz Hugh Ludlow’s “The Hash Eater.” “Reading” doesn’t really…

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Hunting Hell’s Angles

Hells Angels
Hunter S. Thompson has been popping up on my radar a lot lately. Not sure what’s happening in the Gonzoverse, but the good doctor keeps on pushing through the veil as of late — the streams have crossed, the aether is asunder. I just posted a link to the Gonzo Tapes and now I found this great new animation…

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Baphomet Unveiled

Baphomet
So this past weekend finally saw the unveiling of the Baphomet statue in Detroit. It looks pretty cool and the organization behind the event claims that it was the largest Satanic gathering ever. I think that title still goes to any Black Friday at Walmart, but I didn’t make the event so what do I know? Here is…

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Gonzo Tapes

Gonzo
I was recently reading a fun UPROXX article about Hunter S. Thompson’s appearing in pop culture. Of course this didn’t include the good doctor’s own contributions to said pop culture. This article mostly talked about biopics like Where the Buffalo Roam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum…

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Serious Clown

Clown
What happens when you add up every man who’s ever walked on the moon? You count more men than have ever been knighted to officially don the red wig and play the part of the clown, Ronald McDonald. In this surreal documentary, one former Ronald shows us just how hard it can be to escape from the grasp of that…

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Bukowski: On Writing

Buk
I try to do all of my writing during the week. Songs I’ll write anytime. Poems anytime. But everything else gets pushed away at least once a week. It seems I’m always editing something or getting a blog post together by Sunday evening, but mostly, during the weekends, words are for reading. Nowadays that…

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Discovered: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta
Some discoveries are so profound, their influence can impact culture on more levels than one. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone on July 19, 1799 decoded the Egyptian hieroglyphics — a written language that had been dead for 20 centuries. “Rosetta stone” also became a universal phrase used to…

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Gonzo Wonderland

alice
This year we celebrate the sesquicentennial of Alice in Wonderland — a landmark of kid lit and a cornerstone of psychedelic fiction. This probably won’t be my last post about Alice. As a fantasy for the wee, Alice inspires illustrations, and it’s assumed that Walt Disney owns that territory. Little…

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Captain America’s Gru...

Captain America
Can you believe it’s been 25 years since the Captain America film premiered? No, I’m not talking about the latest pair of franchise-within-a-franchise films in Marvel’s contemporary cinematic empire. I’m talking about a direct-to-video version of the Steve Rogers story that took liberties with…

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City Lights at 60

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
When Gutenberg created the printing press humanity took a massive leap in literacy, social equality and political democracy. It’s hard to imagine in this day of tablet phones and digital literature, but after World War II the American paperback created a revolution of its own: it made books available for cheap…

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