February 2010

Aubzillatron | The Absolute Best Way to Kill an Hour

Aubzillatron is flat out amazing. Excellent image selection and top choice in records. Linda Perhac's Parallelograms and Out of Vogue by The Middle Class are great genre specific tunes.




















Rip Torn | America's Loose Cannon

Rip Torn was arrested earlier this week for breaking into a Litchfield, CT bank while heavily intoxicated and holding a loaded gun.  In honor of this psychopath, here is the infamous fight that broke out on the set of Norman Mailer's movie, Maidstone.  The scene was supposed to be an improvised and fictional fight between Torn and Mailer's character, but as the cameras rolled Torn pulled out a hammer and beat Mailer with it, intending on killing his "character".  Mailer's head cracked open. Blood spilled. Mailer bit a piece of Ton's ear off. Mailer's children cried and mayhem ensued. The fight, in which the actors called each other by their "real" names actually made it into the final cut of the film. Enjoy.


Thanks Jim!

Categories: Movies, Fights, Actors

Lowest of the low brow | The Groovy World of Immoral Tales

Immoral Tales is a blog we discovered via a tip from a reader who signed his email Al Toon.  I'm willing to bet that this is not the same Al Toon that was a 3 time pro-bowl wide receiver for the New York Jets, but if it is, he's a lot cooler than I thought.  Mr. Toon thought we would take a particular interest in the Miss American Vampire Contest that was held in New Jersey in what appears to be the late 60's / early 70's.  He was right. That particular series is awesome. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the Lann Cover, which was a Frank Thorne project. Frank is a friend of my Grandfathers and highly underappreciated artist. Those pictures and a slew of other spectacular images are pictured below. Immoral Tales is surely an amusing blog and should find its way into your personal story  today.




















The Vagabond Set is Nice

The Vagabond Set is a story told through found photographs, scans, polaroids, snap shots and video. The protagonist - the pretty burnette scattered throughout the images below - whisks us away through her European social life in a narrative that makes for obsessive viewing.





















Categories: Babes, Photography, Fashion

Masculine / Feminine | The Design Work of Michael Willis & Lindsey Gooden's Panther Club

Below are examples of design work done by Michael Willis & Lindsey Gooden. I believe they are London based, which explains the slick DIY look that English designers like Peter Saville helped develop. The best part about this is that Willis & Gooden  teamed up to form the multi-disciplinary design project Panther Club, which looks to be the most promising English desing duo since Hapshash & the Coloured Coat.

Michael Willis











Lindsey Gooden