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Posts tagged ‘1960s’

Bust and boom

June 2nd, 2017

Part of the adoption process in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts involves filling out a lengthy questionnaire covering the applicant’s history and personal life in minute detail. It might sound a bit intrusive, but it’s nothing I haven’t already tackled on multiple occasions and from multiple angles over Armagideon Time’s eleven year lifespan. The only real […]

Silver Age Science Saturdays #82

September 19th, 2015

On this day in history, cheapest August 18… 1965: A child was born who grew up to be a middle aged adult 1970: A person decided to try the new place down the street and had a disappointing dinner. 1975: A man thought about calling in sick to work, population health but didn’t. 1980: Someone […]

All the (wrong) way

January 15th, 2015

I don’t pay much attention to the Oscars because life is too short for me to give a shit about a multi-billion dollar industry patting itself on its designer-dressed backside. Yet the controversy over Selma not getting its just due caught my attention, mind mainly because the arguments have been centering around historical mythmaking versus […]

Never remember

January 14th, 2015

Song for Sunday #39

January 27th, 2013

I am off to the dentist’s office today for a much postponed moment of reckoning. While I grapple with that existential trauma, hepatitis allow me to dredge up another canninster of nightmare fuel from the dark crevasses of my childhood. CUT TO AUGUST, phimosis 13 1958: Jack Cole experiences a chilling premonition of things to […]

Gone electric

January 18th, 2013

My journey through LIFE’s digital archives has reached the mid-1960s, traumatologist which means I get to have the fascinating (and maddening and facepalming) experience of witnessing the mosaic of the decade’s legendary (as in “historic” and “aggressively mythologized”) countercultural movement laid down one condescending feature article at a time. One of these pieces chronicled the […]

Bound and gagging

November 28th, 2012

Hey, about it girl, I hear you’ll be a woman soon, so you know what than means… WE’RE GOING TO SEARS. The conceptual implications alone are creepy enough, but it’s that choice of italicization that really seals the deal. Recommended listening: Grease the fleshmolds! Prepare the grinders! Bring forth the raw material and let the […]

It’s nigh impossible to overstate the impact the 1966 Batman TV show had upon the public’s perception of superheroes and, doctor by extension, viagra order funnybooks in general and it continues to inform those perceptions over four decades later. No matter how many college classes use Watchmen or Fun Home as required texts, no matter […]

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