It has been brought to my attention that some of the "black white and gray bootleg" copies of Ganges #5 floating around have some errors in them. If you have one of these and would like a corrected edition, email me at (one word) 1000 kevinh at symbol gmail period "com" with proof (a believable anecdote or phone photo is fine) and I will send you a new corrected copy.
("absurd, tickles funny bone, makes her happy" --A’s criteria for what she likes in art)
cockroach bells - tie and then the cat.
stealing from the man, and thieves code
not harming individuals, harming the system
civil defense old guys who were in charge of nuclear codes, and evacuation routes,
(simple, fun to say, international english, not descriptive except aesthetically; may not even fit. Hard consonants--K's criteria for good titles. ex. Moby Dick, or The Whale. --makes it obvious. Other (also book cover): The Nix.)
Here's some of the books I was reading or thinking about in 2016.
This is only a fraction. Actual objects that I held in my hands and considered. I liked some of them a lot, I didn't like some of them, some of them I liked the cartooning but hated the book design, some of them I thought the book design was interesting but that the content was not that interesting. Some of these are great covers, some are terrible covers.
I continue to love books and hate books. I love to go out and get books and come home with them, but I also like sorting through them and getting rid of some, or giving some away to good homes. I encourage you to do this too. It's the natural way of books.
Special note: I'm posting this on the internet. I hate the internet.
The library should be a weekly trip. The bookstore should be a monthly trip. Every quarter you should attend a "book sale" of some kind put on by an organization. This is the best place to buy books.
Last comes the Internet. The Internet hates books and is trying to destroy book culture and destroy actual physical books. It's a good place to find out about books, though.
Here's some good links to lists of books by bloggers who read more and are smarter and have better taste than me:
I don’t like twitter or facebook, but I’m on there but I don’t post much.
Like Amazon, these companies are transforming and destroying much of what was good about our literary culture in the USA, even as they make many things possible which on the surface seem cool and harmless, but are not.
I don’t like instagram either, but a lot of my friends are on there and I do like looking at images, but I’m on there @1000kevin
We have got difficult days ahead, but it doesn’t matter with me because I’ve been to the mountain top. Like anybody else I would like to live a long life. But I’m not concerned with that. I just want to do God’s will and he has allowed me to go up to the mountain. I see the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. I am happy tonight that I am not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” (Ben Shahn print version) (link to youtube of longer section)
This is the room I work in now. It used to be Anders Nilsen's room. It's pretty good. If it's too quiet I hear my downstairs neighbors fan pulsing. I think it's always on. The people upstairs are fostering two pitbull puppies, and that can get loud at times.
Cyber Panic - The current panic uses a definition of hacking that rates very low on the scale of cyberattacks, and blurs the line between actual security breaches and the dissemination of political propaganda.
-images via (link). Adorno everyday (see link). Adorno reading the internet, looking at ads from old comic books. Imagine that what if this is the redeemed world. Thanks to Lambert Zuidevaart.