Armagideon Time

Posts tagged ‘1960s’

Time is tight this week, so the second half of the July ’65 hall of shame will have to wait until next Friday. As a consolation prize, I made a quick dive into the Charlton Comics archive and plucked this tantalizing pitch from the acid-eaten newsprint… …a Hit Records mail-order ad from the middle of […]

We live in a contentious political climate, one in which important debates are framed by ideological rigidity and personal attacks. There are some who lament this current state of affairs and seek common ground through compromise. It is a noble enough sentiment, but suffers from a great deal of delusional thinking and moral equivocation. You […]

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 […]

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