Cool Stuff!

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

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Warren Ellis posted this on his site, and as much as I hate to repost, this really is worth checking out.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

More info at The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello.

Yes, Err! We Have Conquered Their Puny Planet.

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Cool Shit Found During Research

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Only Video of a Skull and Bones Ritual.

Shot by Ron Rosenbaum for New York Observer magazine. He’s spent 25 years investigating Yale’s secret society.

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Iron Age Shipwrecks in Deep Water off Ashkelon, Israel.

PDF of a paper regarding the discovery of “Tanit” and “Elissa”, two 8th century BC Phoenician wrecks, in 1997 by U.S. Navy’s research Submarine NR-1.

Here are the photomosaics of the wrecks…

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Funny little planet.

Comic Bug Fire Sale!

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Support these cats! They’re my friends!

From: The Comic Bug
Date: Nov 29 2006 12:09 AM

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Here’s a tip kids: Don’t cheapen out and try to make your own heroin. We learned this the hard way, so you don’t need to. Store bathrooms make poor drug labs, and the money you think you’re saving will just go into repairing the damage. It’s bad news.

Okay, yes, our store caught on fire. But no, it wasn’t because Mike left his crack sitting on some old, flammable back issues overnight, nor because I was trying to cook a Thanksgiving turkey in the microwave wrapped in tin foil, nor because Jun’s Japanese translation of the term “Fire Sale” was far too literal. The cause is yet unknown, but we’ve got our eyes on you, Geoffrey’s Comics…

Here’s the deal:
We knew we were going to have an After-Thanksgiving Sale, we just didn’t know it would be THIS good. Due to the tragic yet delicious flash-frying/mesquite-smoking of most of our product, we are blowing everything out at BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE. Trades, back issues, heroclix, fireworks, you name it! All buy one, get one, except for this week’s shipment of new comics, which avoided the fire altogether. And the products aren’t nearly as damaged as our sale would indicate; we just are pressed into a position now where we need to liquidate everything, so that we can find a new store somewhere in the area and restock it with new, post-Crisis product. Plus, we wouldn’t dream of selling you anything that wasn’t in perfect, mint shape for full retail price. I mean, this is Manhattan Beach; you’d have your lawyers on us like stink on a Frenchman.

At any rate, come enjoy the best comics sale you’ll ever see, at our expense. We need you, your courage, your moral support, and your money.
In fact, we were thinking of selling commemorative broken glass shards from our front door (which was smashed when the firefighters broke in. Can’t they just knock??), but stupid Ebay keeps taking the listings off. Whatever.

We..ll be there for this week..s shipment, and next week..s, and as long as it takes to find us a new home. So come by and check out the damage, our new space-like pods, and laugh as we try to sell you comics like a garage sale run by gypsies. And then get out your credit card, because it’ll work. My mother was half-gypsy.

For more on the fire, go to our website at www.thecomicbug.com or check out our latest blog right here on myspace. Or just go to the store and ask us. But please; no smoking.

always and forever
-The Bug

Your City Is Trying To Tell You Something…

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new york city (united states of america), east village, 11th and a

Written On The City is a profoundly engaging, minimalist and beautiful website designed to distill the distinct voices of the greatest Cities in the world by allowing users to submit photographs of urban poetry and text that has been stenciled across, graphitized upon and splashed over the concrete jungles of mankind. There’s something spiritual about these anonymous messages to ourselves.

Granted, the collection is a little anemic right now, I hope that by posting this I’m inspiring people to go out and start shooting.

Check it out. Participate.

I notice that there is no listing for Los Angeles yet… I’m dying to get my new digital camera!

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san francisco (united states of america), soma, folsom and sherman