Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

THAT'S Baphomet?

While not nearly as aesthetically pleasing (or as amusing) as the Jack Chick tracts from the sixties & seventies, these newer, simplistically-rendered pamphlets have their moments. It's impossible, however, not to miss the Bosch of  Deep-Pile Shag, the Bruegel of the Turtleneck Blazer Combo, in his sado-manic prime, when the word bubbles indicated stern moral certitude, but the art compulsively surrendered to Chick's baroque & seductive visions of hell.  In this more recent tract, good neighbor Ed decides the impending death of Alex & Sally's son in a hospital emergency ward is the perfect time to explain how the ostensibly Christian Masons are actually in the service of the evil Baphomet. This might have been confusing for the couple, but thankfully Ed carries pictures of the goat-god around in his automobile for just such occasions.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Hell Hath No Fury" by Frankie Laine

From the motion picture Meet Me in Las Vegas (Roy Rowland, 1956)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Browsing Our Bookshelves, Part II...

Another evening spent nursing our beloved vodka blushes & perusing our collection...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ruth White - Flowers of Evil (1969)

Look Magazine, August 1971

Browsing Our Bookshelves...

Many winter evenings Minnie & I like to have a vodka blush or three & share our fine collection of books with our dear friends. Of course, our most vital texts are carefully hidden from nosy neighbors, but there is much to enjoy in the bookshelves which line the foyer. Rosemary & Guy borrowed from this selection, even before we became the caretakers of their special destiny. They would find a cover amusing or sexy, or show some interest  when we discussed the theories of a certain author & then putter off downstairs, where Guy would read aloud to Rosemary as she lapped cautiously at Minnie's special tea, making a little face with each sip.

Strange Love II

Theda Bara
Marina Abramovic
Marina Abramovic
Dorothy Sayers

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Make a pact to have one tonight...

Smirnoff Devil Girl Advertisement & Devil Girl Swizzle Sticks, 1968