Saturday, April 28, 2007


The secret word is Remote

THE DOC40 12.21.12 COLLECTION #1

While neither doubting nor believing that some cataclysmic event is going to occur on December 21st, 2012 – the increasing notorious 12.21.12 – I am wholly fascinated by the effect that such a belief might have on our already very shaky collective consciousness. We already have the Mayan calendar, Terence McKenna’s Timewave Zero, and Einstein’s bee prediction pointing the way, and from here on in I’m instituting The Doc40 12.21.12. Collection. I have a totally open mind about all this. The artist in me treats it as an assemblage of bizarre found prose, the anarchist sees it as a experiment in creating mass panic among the gullible, and the paranoid psychotic sees it as valid prediction of the darkness bearing down on us. That’s my take. You can assume your own. But first a word of warning…

"What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." -Bertrand Russell

And now the first entry from someone called Peter A. Gersten – “At the very center of our galaxy, strange things are occurring. Besides the popular Black Hole - Neutron Star theory, astronomers have discovered a loop‑like structure some 20 light‑years across close to the center of the Milky Way. The loop may produce sub-atomic particles with a thousand times more energy than those in man-made accelerators. And the team that found it believes the vast, bizarre structure could be some form of cosmic particle accelerator. Further, eight new sources of very high energy gamma rays have recently been found in the center of our galaxy, including two dark sources that have never been seen before at other wavelengths. And lastly, astronomers have detected an unusual, powerful burst of intermittent radio waves emanating from the direction of the center of our galaxy. One can speculate that some type of trans-dimensional event will be triggered by an energy source emanating from the Galactic Center during the Galactic Alignment.”

Friday, April 27, 2007


THE BUZZ GOES ON (or does it?)

I’m a bee. Remember me like this
(via Valerie)

Aeswiren writes….
"I'm beginning to think that Bt toxin in GMO corn has done something to bees that on its own is tolerable, but when added to infestation of Varroa is utterly lethal. Or-- it may be another of these slow building things. The first few generations of Bt toxin affected bees are superficially okay, but then it reaches a critical mass (as it were) and slam, the Queens die, or become infertile, or lose the capacity to produce the powerful pheromones that hold the hive together and that's that. As with so many things in America (and Britain too) these days, this story is too dangerous to investigate. Not seeing any real journalistic work on it, are you? But, of course, if the bees continue to vanish, then US agriculture is gonna crash too. At which point it will be very interesting to see how they present the story--- will it just shift quickly to food riots-- with footage of folks being unpleasant a la New Orleans-- and no mention whatsoever of GMO corn or other crops? Or will some media mouse dare to actually bell the cat, and ask the dangerous questions?” For more

Thursday, April 26, 2007


In this week's LA CityBeat I have a feature on Marlon Brando and the exhaustive documentary about him that Turner Classic Movies will be airing next week. Read, enjoy, it’s fine stuff.


This is one of the few pulp covers where the lesbians get to keep their clothes on.

The secret word is Rectitude

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


WASHINGTON - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe." Hey cool. Halliburton just filed papers to own it. (Read the whole story.) Supplied by some girl.

“What the fuck?”

And then some girl goes on to point out that some fool thinks he’s found Kryptonite. It doesn't glow green, but an unidentified mineral discovered in a Serbian mine matches the molecular composition of Kryptonite described in the movie Superman Returns. (What does this mean Kal-el?) When minerologists tried to find other substances that matched the white, grainy rock they found in a mine near the Serbian region of Jadar, they came up with nothing -- until they searched the Web and … try and make sense of it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


MEXICO CITY - Mexico City lawmakers voted 46-19 to legalize abortion Tuesday, a decision likely to influence policies and health practices across Mexico and other parts of heavily Roman Catholic Latin America. The proposal will take effect when the leftist mayor signs it. (Full story)

Presumably the city will be preparing for the massive influx of US citizens who will have no other choice once Bush’s supreme court finds an excuse to overturn Roe v Wade.
Doris Richards -- RIP
And I really don't see why TV news morons find this a reason to do some humor bit about Keith now snorting his mum. I mean, the guy lost his mother. Give him a fucking break.


The last time I published a cartoon by Robert Crumb, I almost did two years in one of Her Majesty’s very unpleasant slammers.

The secret word is Tuesday

Monday, April 23, 2007


Someone sent me this during all of last week's freaking out, but I’m damned if I can remember who it was and I forgot to make a note, but please email or leave a comment and I will credit accordingly…

"People will lose their homes and most of their “investment income” as business’s collapse, both because they can’t find enough customers, and the fact it costs way too much for the sheeple to travel from their McMansions in their SUV’s to their “discretionary spending” based jobs. Once the house of cards called the American economy starts to collapse, the federal debt is gonna prevent Uncle Sam from stepping in like Roosevelt did in the first economic meltdown we had. Banks and finance companies will first try to collect on the debt they loaned out, but they will collapse as they receive properties they can’t sell to cover their costs and as the financial system stalls, even formery ’safe” jobs will start to feel the pinch, government workers will face lay off as local and state governments go into debt with rapidly shrinking tax bases. As the local then state governments become insolvement, the social programs and public safety programs will grind to a halt, which will force the federal government to declare martial law. Hence the Patriot act, Halliburton build prisons for Homeland security, changes in “Habeas Corpus”, and the “posse comitas” act to empower whoever sits in Bush’s chair, has the power to control a rapidly disintragating situation. Welcome to the future as we will see it."

The secret word is Disintegration

Is still...

David Halberstam – RIP
Bois Yeltsin – RIP

Sunday, April 22, 2007


“The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude. Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this "eco-friendly" dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize. A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem. No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example. And no, it is not the wilderness retreat of the Sierra Club or the Natural Resources Defense Council, a haven where tree-huggers plot political strategy. This is President George W. Bush's "Texas White House" outside the small town of Crawford. Yes, the same George W. who believes arsenic and drinking water might not be such a bad combo, the same man who reneged on his campaign promise to lower carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the same man who is doing everything in his power to fling open the Alaskan Natural Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.”

Why, you might ask, does our President live in this high eco-tech miracle home, except to maybe piss off Al Gore? One answer is the super-powerful and super-rich are well aware of the hideous energy crunch and the environmental hell that's coming and protecting themselves well in front. New Orleans can go to hell, but George will be cozy in Crawford with his inexplicable wife and drunken daughters. (Clip by Rob Sullivan, supplied by logicgrl)

The secret words are Soylent Green

CRYPTIQUEI brag of my misery, I like to live dangerously