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Jelly's, Froggies and Jimmy's oh my...

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 8, 2007 08:35pm | Post a Comment
Another batch of tags, some of which may conjure up some good memories, the Radio Shack tag is my favorite of this batch...




3 variations on the Tower tag...below is a tag given to me by our own Ronnie Barnett, former Infinite Records employee, a store out of Houston, Tx...



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We Miss You, John

Posted by Miss Ess, December 8, 2007 03:33pm | Post a Comment
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No Reservations For Anthony Bourdain, Just One Gigantic Ramones Obsession

Posted by Miss Ess, December 8, 2007 12:54pm | Post a Comment
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sure has a high opinion of himself.  I mean, Ianthony bourdain love watching his show No Reservations on the Travel Channel and I think he is a smart, open minded traveler for sure, but wow, he really loves himself and his image (see photo, right-- classic)!  I find myself rolling my eyes at him but adoring the program just the same.

As someone who rarely has the opportunity to travel anywhere, much less to destinations like Namibia, Sicily, Iceland, Peru, New Zealand and, uh, New Jersey, I find myself swept away in the show's exotic locations, locals and of course, food.  Bourdain was a chef for many years so a major focus of his show is indulging in local cuisine.  I really appreciate the fact that he tries to get off of the beaten path and hang out with people who know their city/country like the back of their hand, and I think this is what plays a major part in making the show so addicting-- Samantha Brown, be damned!  This show is no Tourist Board advertisement.

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The Uzbekistan episode where Tony literally gets pummeled by a masseuse is a favorite.

Bourdain likes to present himself as someone dark and edgy, someone who's seen it all before, ramones anthony bourdain no reservationssomeone who is tough enough to scrap through any given situation and then light up a cigarette. anthony bourdain no reservations [Although I recently heard he quit smoking when his daughter was born this April!  That's a huge deal.] Some portions of the show are so self indulgent!  I can forgive Bourdain's Ramones obsession, which seems, incredibly,  to come up in about 50% of the episodes, but in Shanghai we got an entire segment of Bourdain swinging from wires in fighting style and edited into a fake movie.  It got a little much.   His Dante's Inferno fascination in the Tuscany episode quickly becomes grating. Where's the food??

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Radioactive Dreams

Posted by phil blankenship, December 7, 2007 09:59pm | Post a Comment
 




Vestron Video 5194

son of hysteron proteron: part one

Posted by Whitmore, December 7, 2007 04:17pm | Post a Comment

hysteron proteron - n. inversion of natural order or sense, especially of words; fallacy of proving or explaining a proposition with one presupposing or dependent on it.

It’s been a couple of months since I photographed any of our arty 7 inch boxes, so here are some more examples of post outsider art-damaged modern adverts faux iconography from Amoeba Hollywood 45 Room brain trust.

Hysteron Proteron literally means “the latter before”, and the purpose is to call attention to the more important idea by placing it first. You might say it’s the rhetorical equivalent to "the last shall be first and the first, last". (Sort of reminds me of my old Catholic School Catechism lessons, which no matter how hard I try to obliterate, remains intact in my skull, an example once again of the inverse natural order of things. But the rewards last a lifetime … I mean eternal! The vague and twisted challenges of a post Irish Catholic childhood are the dented theological reflections or simple colorful profanities, available at a drop of a hat … and are never more than just a couple of pints away.) 

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