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Going to the Dogs (and Babies): Against The Current vol. 89
Activists are attempting to end the practice of terminating racing greyhounds that run out of the money. The dog-racing industry will retort that that's going to make it harder to motivate the ones th...
Random Shots: Annals of Combat: Against The Current vol. 90
Even if Nader were elected president, the multi-national corporations would be reluctant to give up their dictatorial power. That's when we bring out the rifles.
Random Shots: New and Old Millenia: Against The Current vol. 85
Kampfer, R. F.
Kampfer prepared for Y2K by stockpiling ammunition. He figured that would get him anything else he needed.
The Yes Men Are Revolting
Servin, Jacques; Vamos, Igor; Nix, Laura (director)
A documentary film about The Yes Men, a culture jamming duo who use the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. The film follows their exploits as they prank various organizations and corporations wh...
The Encyclopedia of American Comics
From 1897 to the Present
Goulart, Ron (Ed.)
A reference work of over a 1000 entries devoted to the phenomenon of the American comic, covering almost a century of comic production from the introduction of the genre in 1897 to the latest (1990) s...
International Book of Comics
First appearing in 1984, the book takes a nostalgic look at comics from the early and latter day British strips and comic books, right through to Continental European publications, and North American ...
Random Shots: Balkan Wars, Now and Then
Against The Current vol. 81
At the NATO summit, it was decided that the organization would not tolerate genocide if practiced by non-members who did not possess nuclear weapons and were within artillery range of Europe.
Random Shots: Daimler and Dubya Chronicles
Against The Current vol. 91
Daimler-Chrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp has pledged not to sell off the Chrysler division. Not that anyone was lining up to buy it. All the same to us on the line: If you're not the lead dog, the scener...
Random Shots: Dubya's Many Axes of Evil
Against The Current vol. 97
The concept of an Axis of Evil seems to derive from a 1942 Captain Marvel comic-book series about the Monster Society of Evil. Of course, that's a little before Dubya's time.
Random Shots: Go And Do Likewise
Against The Current vol. 83
Most of us are glad to see a spouse commit a misdemeanor, e.g. violating a diet or a budget. It gives us license to go and do likewise.
Random Shots: Life Imitates Art
Against The Current vol. 100
In the movie version of “The Sum of all Fears,” the terrorist nuke is hidden in a cigarette vending machine. In real life, if placed in an underground parking garage, it would have been ripped off in ...
Random Shots: Notes for Life Under Siege
Against The Current vol. 95
When one thinks of of communities around the world that have been under siege for decades, one wonders how the U.S. will cope in the absence of a quick fix. Return to normal? This is normal for a lot ...
Random Shots: Of Drugs and Diamonds
Against The Current vol. 99
Marx characterized religion as the opium of the people. For some cults, it seems to act more like viagra.
Random Shots: People and Other Animals
Against The Current vol. 88
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken out an ad urging college students to drink beer instead of milk, to avoid exploiting cows. Sounds like a good excuse to me.
Random Shots: Pirates, Gladiators and Assassins
Against The Current vol. 96
Dubya may come to regret his efforts to classify his crusade against terrorism as a war. The legal ramifications of waging war against a non-governmental organization may keep the lawyers busy for gen...
Random Shots: Stranger Than Cinema
Against The Current vol. 87
Looking at the Elión Gonzalez case, how many people remember “Popi,” a 1969 movie starring Alan Arkin as a poor Puerto Rican janitor who tries to put his kids on Easy Street by passing them off as Cub...
Random Shots: Teens and Other Freaks
Against The Current vol. 94
Many parents are annoyed by the popularity of “freak-dancing” among today's teenagers. Of course, annoying parents is the teenagers' main purpose in life.
Random Shots: Tender Loving Care
Against The Current vol. 92
A kinky personal ad?
Random Shots: That Was the War That Was
Against The Current vol. 82
Notice how quickly the Chinese government reined in those public demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Perhaps they remembered Wellington's attitude towards expressions of opinions by the tro...
Random Shots: The Kings of the World
Against The Current vol. 98
Carrying on a tradition dating back to the Crimean war, they've come out with a set of trading cards for the Dubya Crusade. The cards used to come with cigarettes, then bubble gum. Now all you get is ...
Random Shots: The Prices of Progress
Against The Current vol. 93
Back in 1965 you could fill your gas tank for $3. Of course, that was two hours pay back then.
Random Shots: In Praise of Viagra Mania
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Random Shots: Red Flags Over Motor City
THE GOOD NEWS is that there were about a million people waving red flags in the streets of Detroit. The bad news is that it was on account of some hockey game. Comments on random current news topics.