Antarctica’s Nazi UFOs

Over the long weekend I happened upon a New York Post article talking about a massive anomaly discovered beneath the ice in the Antarctic. It turns out that scientists think it’s a huge asteroid that might change our view of the history of the planet. Here’s a bit… Some researchers believe it is the remains [...]

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Granted

I suppose it’s just a Halloween hangover, but lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with Kenneth Grant — the British occultist who mixed Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic philosophies with H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos to create his own Typhonian Order. I’m buying presents, and trimming trees, and readying my world for a couple weeks of holiday travel [...]

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Mad Monk Memories

Whenever I come up short on something to post I almost always check to see what Ezra’s found for {R}emnants. I don’t think he’s ever left me empty handed. The other day he flipped us this fascinating New Statesmen article about a new book remembering Rasputin — the enigmatic Mad Monk died 100 years ago [...]

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Ginz Not Was

If I say the words “deep dish” you’d likely think of pizza. But what if you thought about television instead? From the Deep Dish site… For 29 years, Deep Dish has been a laboratory for new, democratic and empowering ways to make and distribute video. It is a hub linking thousands of artists, independent videomakers, [...]

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Hey, Huxley

I recently posted about Lee Harvey Oswald, remembering the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963. I wonder how many readers know that the visionary author Aldous Huxley died that same day, tripping on acid as he finally gave way to the laryngeal cancer that had mostly taken his voice. Huxley’s The Doors of Perception [...]

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Baby Jimi

This week we celebrate the birthday of Jimi Hendrix on November 27, 1942. Here’s a post from just a few months back marking the end of the genius. The first cut is the deepest… Over the weekend Open Culture pointed back to one of its own posts to remember Jimi Hendrix’ death in London on [...]

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Adios, Fidel

This past Friday afternoon I read an article reporting that Fidel Castro had bid the Cuban people adios as he felt he would be dying soon. Early Saturday morning I found out the former lawyer/revolutionary fighter/prime minister and president had indeed passed away. Castro was a complex man who lead a complex life in complex [...]

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Naked Thanksgiving

As is our way, we stick to traditions around these parts. We hate the rituals of the bourgeois and we shun the religions of the rich, but we still feel an attachment to the best of our own, and we fly this same freak flag every year: Here’s William S. Burroughs’ “A Thanksgiving Prayer..” Stay [...]

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Who Harvey Oswald

Sitting down to write this post I’m reminded that I wrote a song called “Lee Harvey Oswald” years ago. Or at least I tried to. I’ll have to look back through my old journals. I remember being inspired by a line from Oliver Stone’s JFK film where Kevin Costner asks “Who cries for Lee Harvey [...]

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John Frum Will Come

The other night Antonia and I were watching something or other on Netflix. When it was over we stumbled upon Into the Inferno and I was like, “Whoa. This is that new Herzog flick.” If you’re familiar with Herzog’s films you know that he’s into extreme nature: jungles, grizzly bears, Antarctica, volcanoes. You also know [...]

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