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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.

Leif Jones Takes on Conan

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Several months ago I featured Sal Velluto’s awesome images of young Conan. Now I proudly bring you more interpretations of the greatest barbarian in town.

Here’s a page Leif Jones did back when Dark Horse was first looking for an artist on their monthly.

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A little Bob Fingerman. A little Richard Corben. A whole lotta Leif!

To see the entire sample story in a larger format click here!

Mr. Jones is a goddamned art monster. His work makes me high. I can’t get enough of it. I just want to shove him up my ass so the art can filter straight into my bloodstream (I’m afraid of needles, so injecting him is out).

Click on his name above to see his website or go to his Myspace page.

Peter Boyle Passes By…

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Peter Boyle, died yesterday at 71 after battling multiple myeloma and heart disease.

“He’d made his breakthrough… in the title role of Joe, the 1970 film in which he starred as a bigoted hard-hat construction worker who wreaked a murderous vengeance upon that era’s hippies. Joe briefly stereotyped the prematurely-balding Boyle as a conservative icon, “It was a very strange experience,” Boyle once told The New York Times. “People coming up and saying, ‘That’s what they ought to do with all these hippies.’ I was in an identity crisis.” That’s because Joe’s opinions couldn’t have been further from Boyle’s own life and many of his acting choices, which tended to be leftist and countercultural. Let me just throw this fact out for a start: John Lennon was the best man at Boyle’s 1977 wedding to Laraine Alterman, one of the first prominent female rock-music writers. (They had two children.)”

Full article here.