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Texas woman sees Jesus on moth’s wings; others see THE DEVIL


  Texas-based mother Yvonne Esquilin swears God was trying to send her message through the yellow and brown patterns on the wings of a large yellow and brown Imperial Moth that came to stay in her home for a few days.

Evil never sounded like so much fun: Magma’s magnificently menacing epic ‘De Futura’ live, 1977


  For my money, the French avant/prog/metal band Magma’s greatest track is “De Futura.” A wild-n-heavy number that first appeared on their 1976 album Udu Wudu, it really came to life in a live setting, where epic versions often lasted 20+ minutes.

Avant garde madness: Magma’s magnificently menacing epic ‘De Futura’ live on French TV


  For my money, the French avant/prog/metal band Magma’s greatest track is “De Futura.” A wild-n-heavy number that first appeared on their 1976 album Udu Wudu, it really came to life in a live setting, where epic versions often lasted 20+ minutes.

The creepy fantasies that inspired John Fowles’ novel ‘The Collector’


  John Fowles was a 37-year-old school teacher when his first novel The Collector was published in 1963.

‘The Weird World of LSD’ is an unwitting beatnik masterpiece


  Everything about The Weird World of LSD reeks of bad...

The Ramones on the Jerry Lewis Telethon


  Well here’s something kind of strange and wonderful: The Ramones playing on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in September of 1989.

‘Superstars In Concert’: Jimi, Cream, Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina Turner & more in obscure classic


  When the question of “What’s the best/great rockumentary of all?” is asked, the answers can range quite widely obviously, from something like

Eye-catching (but let’s face it, creepy) baby GIFs


  I’m lovin’ and hatin’ these mesmerizing baby GIFs by Austin-based designer and animator, Hayden Zezula.

Eye-catching (but let’s face it, creepy) baby GIFs


  I’m lovin’ and hatin’ these mesmerizing baby GIFs by Austin-based designer and animator, Hayden Zezula.

So, yeah, there’s now an artisanal vegan prison tattoo kit…


  So you want a shitty amateur tattoo, obtained without the hassle or expense that can accompany experienced professionals and sterile environments, but you’re not SO obtuse as not to fear the Hep C, tetanus and necrotizing fasciitis you can get from using a safety pin and ink harvested from a ballpoint pen?

7-year-old redesigns condiment label so that it doesn’t look like turds


  There is packaging that is corny and packaging that is ugly and packaging that is lame, but most of the time we can ignore bad design.

‘Cool in the Pool’: Beating the heat with Can’s Holger Czukay, 1979


Holger Czukay’s first solo single “Cool in the Pool”   Holger Czukay, the bassist who co-founded Can, quit the group after 1977’s

Incredible music billboards from the Sunset Strip


UFO, Obsession, 1978   I love everything about these remarkable advertisements, all of which were on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles between 1967 and 1981.

‘Brickjest,’ the LEGO version of ‘Infinite Jest’ by David Foster Wallace


“These are three Deans—of Admissions, Academic Affairs, Athletic Affairs. I do not know which face belongs to whom,” p.

Moving 1960s short interviews the ‘Bowery Bums’ of old New York


  Despite former Mayor Giuliani’s highly successful war on the homeless, the destitute faces of “Old New York” remain some of our most recognizable mascots.

Moving 1960s short interviews the ‘Bowery Bums’ of old New York


  Despite former Mayor Giuliani’s highly successful war on the homeless, the destitute faces of “Old New York” remain some of our most recognizable mascots.

‘Lose your mind and play’ Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd ‘live’ on TOTP, 1967


  I type this as someone who has (perhaps obsessively) gone out of his way—for decades now—acquiring Pink Floyd bootlegs.

‘The Balcony’: Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy & Shelley Winters frolic in Jean Genet’s twisted whorehouse


  The Savage Eye was an early example of American cinema vérité that began as a film project worked on (over several years at weekends and days off) by three friends Ben Maddow (famed and award-winning screenwriter of Asphalt Jungle amongst...

Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Warren Oates and John Boorman at the ‘Point Blank’ wrap party


  You can read all the self-help and how-to-succeed books you want, but sometimes success comes down to how you get on with other people.

Fantastic footage documenting the Tower Records shopping experience of 1971


The Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. circa 1988 (note the poster for the Coming to America soundtrack)   This utterly enthralling footage of the Tower Records on 8801 Sunset Boulevard was shot by Sacramento City College professor Darrell Forney in 1971.


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