Friday, October 30, 2009

Frankenstein Lives

   There have been many monsters in fiction but none has grabbed the public's attention like the character of Frankenstein. The classic tale of a creature brought to life by a mad scientist has chilled every generation since it was first put into print by Mary Shelley in 1818.

The classic Boris Karloff role.

Eventually every literarary classic makes it into the comic books.

Even monsters have a yearbook.

Would you let your daughter go out with this man?

As if one freak wasn't enough.

Frankie makes another cover.

Cool lighting.

Marvel's take on the Frankenstein franchise.

My skin is crawling...

Frankenstein marries a mummy.

Only Elsa Lanchester's hairdresser knows for sure.

The transformation is complete. The once fearful ceature is now a comic book superhero.

He's baaaack!

Halloween Hi-Jinks

   All right all you goblins and ghouls. The witching hour is upon us. Here's a fine selection of people ready to party!

Put on your party hats. This should be fun.

Ready For Blastoff

Scaredy Cat

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bad Album Covers

   I really miss the demise of the vinyl LP, not because of the fidelity of the sound but because of the art on the record cover. With CDs, the artwork was shrunken to miniscule size and when you buy music on the Internet, you're lucky to even get a jpeg. Of course, not all LP cover art was good. The blank canvas of the album cover led many musicians to take esthetic risks with their latest release. I would love to have seen the session where the following artists selected the concept for their record art.

All Hail the Disco Puppetmaster

No, but I know His Evil Puppet

Those darn holy socks!

Heading for obscurity

Heading for Hawaii

Toilet humor is so juvenile.

Everyone loves a good cockfight.

Fighting chickens is so romantic

Riding without a saddle takes guts

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I wish I could see this act!

Possession is 9/10ths of the law

Lord, give me the strength to demolish these bricks

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

If you can read this, you must be high.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who Wears The Pants?

   In 2008 and 2016, a female became a serious contender for the Presidency of the United States. This achievement can be traced directly to the thousands of women that worked in some way for women's suffrage. The proud suffragette marching down Pennsylvania Avenue has become symbolic of the movement, but we forget how much the issue of women's rights split our nation. Then, as now, different interest groups worked to turn public opinion in their favor.

Head of suffrage parade

Who Wears the Pants?

Shall Women Vote? Sheet Music 1881

1913 Suffragettes in Washington

National Anti-Suffrage Association

British Suffragette

Kentucky ERA rally at Democratic National Convention in St. Louis

Official program - Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913

Suffrage Postcard

Mrs. B. Harriman speaks out.

Alice Paul started out as a lobbyist for a suffrage amendment but moved on to civil action. She organized silent protests and civil disobedience actions that led to the arrest and jailing of her and other feminists. Many credit her as having had the greatest influence on passage of the 19th Amendment.

Suffrage parade

Patriotic Appeal

Anti Suffrage Cartoon

Good Question...