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  • Michael Krakovskiy 9:51 am on November 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Abu Gharib, , , , , Hippie, , , Pentagon, , , Youth Technology   

    Zoomfly Test: Capitalist Monkey 

    I frequently want to post images that don’t make a lot of sense to post in smaller format. I’ve been meaning to build a custom zoomer similar to Zoomfly, but gave up and just installed an off-the shelf module.

    Here’s a sample file – a scan from a Soviet “Youth Technology” magazine circa 1961. A bought a couple of these on eBay – and I got to tell you, they really took me back… While growing up I was constantly reading back issues of these magazines, and now, in these few random issues that I purchased I found a few illustrations that I remembered, like the one that is at the end of this post. It’s a very strange feeling – remembering a picture last seen 20 years ago.

    Another very strange feeling is noticing the lack of ads and Photoshoppery – all illustrations are either photographs or drawings, and they look so much better than what you’ll find in most todays magazines.

    The article that accompanied this full page illustration was titled “Bourgeois Ideologists on the Future of Mankind” and was about doom and gloom that proliferated amongst western philosophers. In the illustration robots are going Abu Gharib on their creator’s ass, Martians are running for cover from Pentagon’s missiles, labour bosses are exploiting monkeys, dour looking generals are growing artificial goose-stepping soldiers, hippies are going back to stone age, and Malthusians are working on biological warfare. The top hat wearing capitalist monkey in the background is just darling.

    Meanwhile, on the next page simple Soviet people are partying in the light of aurora Borealis.

  • Michael Krakovskiy 1:35 am on May 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Books Kinokuniya, , Hippie, , , ,   

    Japanese Books 

    Every time I am at a Kinokuniya bookstore, I deeply regret not being able to read Japanese.

    Why does this book have two covers – with Hippie Bill and with Presidential Bill?

    This book is amazing. I still regret not being able to part with $30 to get it, not only for the cover with the Twin Towers, but for the hand-drawn illustrations inside.

  • Michael Krakovskiy 9:03 am on June 3, 2005 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: California culture, Counterculture, , , Hippie, , , , Sexual revolution,   

    Like Duh 

    Stupid NYU hippies. There sure is. Actually several. And I even spent 16 years experiencing one.

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