The Air at the Top of the Bottle

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March 8th, 2013 · 7 Comments

“Peculiar Popularities” attracted a nice large audience.  Thanks to all of you who came out; more Ullage Group events are in preparation.  For those who missed it: Lisa Hirschfield covered the early history of X-Rays in popular culture, with plenty of pictures and early films; Doug Skinner talked about slang, artificial languages, and other fleeting linguistic flare-ups, with musical examples of Solrésol and Esperanto; Anthony Matt covered pre-cinema spectacles, concluding by demonstrating the early technique of back-projecting spooky slides on billowing fabric.

My Black Scat chapbook, Captain Cap Volume 1, translated from Alphonse Allais, received a nice review over at Leonardo.  I guess that’s just another incentive to buy the little rascal.  Volume 2 is almost done; it’s slated for April Fool’s Day.  Mark your calendars!

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Win // Mar 12, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Black smoke emerges from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel chimney, indicating that cardinals are smoking the local skunkweed on their first day of voting.

  • 2 Win // Mar 12, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Black smoke emerges from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel chimney, indicating that cardinals have voted to set fire to the frescoes by Michelangelo and Botticelli.

  • 3 Win // Mar 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Black smoke emerges from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel chimney, indicating that cardinals are doing wheelies in their Lamborghinis.

  • 4 Win // Mar 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Having successfully created smoke, cardinals have reportedly sent out for mirrors.

  • 5 Win // Mar 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Black smoke emerges from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel chimney, indicating that cardinals responsible for barbequeing the suckling pigs had forgotten to check them for a few hours.

  • 6 Win // Mar 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Black smoke emerges from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel chimney, indicating that cardinals really have been drilling for oil beneath the church all along.

  • 7 Doug // Mar 13, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Busy, busy cardinals.

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