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Entries from November 2012

Children’s Card Games (185)

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

We have here another early edition of “Authors”; I found it without a box, so can offer no information on date or publisher.  Dickens seems to be sporting unruly hair and beard in this portrait.  The other writers in the pantheon this time are: Longfellow, Irving, Cooper, Scott, Holmes, and Burns. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Card Games · Ephemera · Literature

Wooden Bigfoot Feet

November 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I know that people occasionally strap on wooden feet to hoax bigfoot tracks, but had never seen any until I found this pair at the flea market.  They measure 19 inches, and are roughly carved from a knotty wood (I assume pine, but someone else may know better), and are untreated.  They show some cracking […]

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Tags: Animals · Forteana · Hoaxes

Children’s Card Games (184)

November 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments

This early edition of “Authors” dispenses with the writers’ portraits, offering instead these colorful and decorative designs.  The authors represented are Ouida, Thomas Carlyle, Wilkie Collins, and George Eliot. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Card Games · Ephemera · Literature

Considerations on the Death and Burial of Tristan Tzara

November 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Black Scat Books has just released my translation of Isidore Isou’s “Considerations on the Death and Burial of Tristan Tzara,” as the eighth of their elegant little chapbooks, “Absurdist Texts and Documents.” Isidore Isou is little known to American readers, and few of his writings have been translated.  In the late 1940s, he founded a […]

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Tags: Literature

The Ullage Group Presents Mark Pilkington

November 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Our old friend Mark Pilkington is in town, on a visit from London.  We had planned to organize a second film festival, and show some of his film work, with other material.  However, his planned talk at that fine institution, the Observatory at Proteus Gowanus, has been canceled, due, as you might guess, to the […]

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Tags: Books · Bulletins · Forteana

Bulletin (18)

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments

First of all, we haven’t posted much here lately because we were hacked, and it took a couple of weeks to clean and update the site.  Our sibling sites, johnkeel.com and dougskinner.net, were also affected.  Many thanks to Kai McBride and Anthony Matt for fixing the problem. On November 5, at 8:00, Doug Skinner will […]

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Tags: Bulletins