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July 28, 2008
Hunter Thompson's Last Article For Rolling Stone
Topic: Journalism

Fear And Loathing 2004, title page with Ralph Steadman illustration. Compare to Hunter Thompson's first article in Rolling Stone two posts below (Battle of Aspen, 1970).

Posted by damnintellectuals at 1:31 PM PDT
Updated: July 28, 2008 1:37 PM PDT
July 25, 2008
Frank O'Hara's comeback.
Topic: Poetry

From City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara by Brad Gooch. Description of a poetry reading where the New York School and The Beats were trying to build a comraderie. I love O'Hara's quip at Kerouac.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 10:51 AM PDT
July 24, 2008
The Battle of Aspen
Topic: Journalism

The Battle of Aspen, title page. Hunter S Thompson's first article in Rolling Stone magazine.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 1:27 PM PDT
July 23, 2008
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
Topic: Literature


Posted by damnintellectuals at 5:10 PM PDT
Updated: July 23, 2008 5:20 PM PDT
July 7, 2008
An Extraordinary Adventure....
Topic: Poetry

From Vladimir Mayakovsky's "An Extraordinary Adventure Which Happened to Me Vladimir Mayakovsky."

Posted by damnintellectuals at 12:58 PM PDT
The Great Shark Hunt
Topic: Journalism

Original illiustrated title page for Hunter Thompson's article "The Great Shark Hunt" in Playboy magazine, Dec 1974.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 12:55 AM PDT
Updated: July 24, 2008 5:47 PM PDT
May 18, 2008
Playboy 1959
Topic: Literature

Kerouac's Origin of the Beat Generation.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 10:40 AM PDT
Updated: May 18, 2008 10:43 AM PDT
May 15, 2008
Kerouac Micro Book
Topic: Literature

Hanuman Books in 1990 collected some Kerouac quotes and printed up some micro books (smaller than an ipod).

Posted by damnintellectuals at 2:36 PM PDT
May 14, 2008
Mr T by Mr T
Topic: Biography

The autobiography of Mr T.




















Posted by damnintellectuals at 11:21 PM PDT
Updated: May 14, 2008 11:24 PM PDT
May 13, 2008
Interesting premise.
Now Playing: Modern Culture

Something to consider. Avoid following the culture of brands. That also means Pabst Bluee Ribbon beer.

Publisher Comments:

Culture jamming is so twentieth century! What's next?

When reporters asked about the Bush administration's timing in making their case for the Iraq war, then Chief of Staff Andrew Card responded that "from an marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August." While surprising only in its candor, this statement signified the extent to which consumer culture has pervaded every aspect of life. For those troubled by the long reach of the marketplace, resistance can seem futile. However, a new generation of progressive activists has begun to combat the media supremacy of multinational corporations by using the very tools and techniques employed by their adversaries.

In OurSpace, Christine Harold examines the deployment and limitations of "culture jamming" by activists. These techniques defy repressive corporate culture through parodies, hoaxes, and pranks. Among the examples of sabotage she analyzes are the magazine Adbusters' spoofs of familiar ads and the Yes Men's impersonations of company spokespersons.

While these strategies are appealing, Harold argues that they are severely limited in their ability to challenge capitalism. Indeed, many of these tactics have already been appropriated by corporate marketers to create an aura of authenticity and to sell even more products. For Harold, it is a different type of opposition that offers a genuine alternative to corporate consumerism. Exploring the revolutionary Creative Commons movement, copyleft, and open source technology, she advocates a more inclusive approach to intellectual property that invites innovation and wider participation in the creative process.

From switching the digital voice boxes of Barbie dolls and G.I. Joe action figures to inserting the silhouetted image of Abu Ghraib's iconic hooded and wired victim into Apple's iPod ads, high-profile instances of anticorporate activism over the past decade have challenged, but not toppled, corporate media domination. OurSpace makes the case for a provocative new approach by co-opting the logic of capitalism itself.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 10:56 AM PDT
Updated: May 14, 2008 11:20 PM PDT

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