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Carnival in Trinidad:  Then and Now





I don't mean to sound like an Old Fart, but the 1957 Carnival just seems to me so much more charming and weird and ingenious--look at those bipedal seahorses with the mermaid--than the current version, which seems to be about nothing more than bare flesh. Maybe the 2015 videographer simply did not film the weird costumes--but then again, every other video of the 2015 carnival on YouTube features the exact same stuff. Now, I like bare flesh as much as the next voyeur, but I would really prefer to see a papier-mache Godzilla any day.

Severed Stream



You will also find Mars's artwork on this great new collection of weird fiction, a nice Xmas gift for lovers of "cosmic horror."



Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 30, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Outsider Art, Surrealism, Fictional Monsters

Style Wars



Return with us now to those thrilling days from 35 years ago, when every urban space was covered in illegible vandalism, and break-dancing ruled the pavements.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 15, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Urban Life, Subways, Outsider Art, 1980's

The Living Theatre, Deceased





With the death this month of Judith Malina, the world will be forever deprived of "happenings" like the one in the first clip, where, I regret, Ms. Malina does not appear until the final few seconds.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Avant Garde, Outsider Art, Performance Art, Pop Art, Obituaries, 1970's

The Art of S. Clay Wilson

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Surely some of the weirdest underground comix were produced by S. Clay Wilson. Now there's a great new compilation of his work, with more volumes to come. Add it to your Xmas List now.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 17, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Comics, Outsider Art, Surrealism, 1960's

God’s Cartoonist



Everything you ever wanted to know about the famous Jack Chick and his pamphlets.

Space Lady







Interview here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jan 05, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Outsider Art
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