We are honored to participate in the Significant Objects project, an ongoing experiment by Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn wherein writers are assigned thrift-store items and then asked to write stories about them. The objects and stories are then sold on eBay. Proceeds from this round of Objects go to a great cause — Girls Write Now.
We tweeted, “If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we build tiny racehorses so that rats can be jockeys?” Not ten minutes later, Gaz Beirne (@gazbeirne) from Manchester, UK replied with this work of art:
Which brings us to: SFSKETCHFEST!!
We’re hosting a show of UK comics on Saturday, January 16th then we do our own full-length shows on Tues., Jan 19th and Sat., Jan 30th. Get tix and schedule here.
Here’s some fun news. Jesse Thorn has just launched the MaxFunCon store, where you can buy all kinds of cool stuff, including the first-ever for-sale-to-the-public KASPERHAUSER T-SHIRT. It’s got TWO unicorns, one going this way, one going that way. Check it out!
This is the (fake) web site of a super-secret Dutch paramilitary group known as “Zwarte Honden.”
Here’s an excerpt, an interview with an anonymous member of Zwarte Honden named “Pomegranate”:
MG: How does one join this group? Pomegranate: I don’t think you can join. I think the lead singer died of AIDS. They were great. MG: Not Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Your group… Pomegranate: Only the elite cream of the crops are considered, and you have to meet the 5-5-5 requirement. MG:What is that?