Category Archive: history

Jun 04


This is a look at all the nuclear explosions on Earth between 1945 and 1998. It’s kinda long but totally worth it. It’s like watching nations speak to each other. Isao Hashimoto: “This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. …

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May 14

Brief History of Roman Purple


I’ve read a few things on purple over the years. This piece by Mark Bradley is one of the best. By way of introduction Saturated Space, who he wrote it for, says: Purple was, in a number of ways, the most important colour of classical antiquity. It was the colour of one of the fastest and …

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Oct 22

A Rude Dismissal of Rex Murphy’s Idiocy


You usually don’t need a digital crystal ball to see the future. Sadly, you only need to look at the past. You can see the present in it.   Elsipogtog: “Clashes” 400 Years in the Making: Corporate media coverage creates ignorance, which enables violence:   “NB protest turns violent,” a CBC headline solemnly proclaims. 1,280 …

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Oct 04

New Moon: First American Newsreel About Sputnik

55 years ago, Russia put the first man-made satellite in space. Happy birthday, Sputnik.

Oct 17

Gas Mask Gallery

Sep 21

America in Color


“These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in …

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Jul 29

Emma Says . . .


“Last, but not least, the man who probably better than anyone else understands the psychology of the Attentäter is M. Hamon, the author of the brilliant work Une Psychologie du Militaire Professionnel, who has arrived at these suggestive conclusions: “The positive method confirmed by the rational method enables us to establish an ideal type of …

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Jan 21

Haiti: A Haunted Land

haiti slave revolt

Nature has done our dirty work.  We are now free to invade Haiti.  (Again.) Within a few years we’ll have turned the whole place into Cuba circa 1955. Complete with puppet dictator and resort hotels.  If oil just so-happens to be there, then all the better.  We will, after all, need to be repaid. Not …

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Aug 12

Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud


Einstein had an idea from the confusion of his knowledge, Then there were a thousand more turning to advantage. They realised that their god was dead, So they reclaimed power through the bomb instead. Another’s code, another’s brain, They’ll shower us all in deadly rain, –Where Next, Columbus? Crass August 6th was the 64th anniversary …

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Nov 22

Hitler is Hilarious

Hitler is hilarious. But I have a dry and dark sense of humor. I even believe that this style of humor indicates a clean state of mind. An off-color joke takes two things for granted. The first is that the thing being joked about is self-evidentially repugnant and therefore ridiculous as only the grotesque can …

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