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This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.



So very very timely......
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 23, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Destruction, Patriotism, Regionalism, Cartoons, Middle East

Neptune Party

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Perhaps you've heard of the naval ceremonies involved when a ship crosses the Equator.


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Well, here's how our virile warriors used to celebrate the occasion. Not sure what happens in today's co-ed Navy.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 16, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Military, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Parades and Festivals, Patriotism, Fetishes, 1940's, Gender-bending

Don’t Be A Sucker!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 18, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams, Patriotism, PSA's, 1940's

The Talented Amy Gordon

On her resume, cabaret comedienne Amy Gordon lists her Special Skills as: Rollerskate dancing (disco, tap), Ukulele, Swing Dance, Tango, Stilts, Slackwire, Rolling Globe, Yoga, Prat/Stairfalls, Hat-tricks, Juggling (pass clubs, knives, fire), rubber face/body, dialects, Dutch/French languages, Pyrotechnic Shooter.

Her acts include doing a Flamenco dance on rollerskates, singing "Taint No Sin" accompanied in harmony by skulls she wears as a bra, as well as playing "America the Beautiful" in three part harmony on kazoos from three different orifices. The latter act you can see below.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Mar 30, 2009 | Comments (12)
Category: Human Marvels, Music, Patriotism, Theater and Stage, Performance Art

Soviet Space Stamps

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These were sent to me by my Belgian pal Peter Dans-
saert.

Click on the image twice, to get them really big!

Survival Under Atomic Attack

A reader named John, commenting on the WHY STUDY SCIENCE? thread, asked to see a film about surviving atomic attack. Here it is, John!

(There's no static image on the screen, but just click the PLAY button on the bottom of the viewing window.)

Micronations

The concept of micronations is a fascinating idea. I utilized the notion in one of my recent stories, the title piece from The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories. But I hardly began to exhaust the narrative possibilities of the idea.










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Here's a recent article on one such place, the Republic of Molossia.

Follies of the Mad Men #5

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[NOTE: this is actually two image files, upper and lower, and you need to click on each one for enlargement. From The Saturday Evening Post for October 23, 1965.]

Sorry I didn't get this one up in time for Fourth of July--but then again, WU hadn't debuted then!

In any case, this ad is very confused. It seems to be appealing to the mystical vibe of the ever-iconic American War of Independence, what with the flintlock pistol and all. But then again, Sexy Car-crawling Girl is patently an attempt to attract the Pepsi Generation, those wild 'n' wacky "rebellious" kids, with their surfboards and long hair and love beads.

So who's supposed to want to buy a Polara? Mom and Pop Daughters-of-the-American-Revolution? Or little Janie Peace-Sign?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2008 | Comments (11)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Guns, History, Patriotism, 1960's, Cars
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