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Entries from August 2014

Carousel Art Show at Dixon Place

August 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I (Doug Skinner, that is) will be participating in a show of artwork by Carousel contributors at the Dixon Place Gallery on September 3. R. Sikoryak’s Carousel is Dixon Place’s longest continually running performance series, featuring a wide array of comic strip makers, graphic novelists, visual artists and luminaries from the downtown New York Theater […]

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Children’s Card Games (206)

August 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

We have another “Old Maid” deck, the 30th in our survey.  This one came to me without box, date, or name of publisher; the cards are perforated, so they were probably sold as a sheet.  Sad Sam is joined by such cheerfully derogatory characterizations as Fat Fanny, Jitterbug, Sissy, and Uncle Rube; a couple of […]

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A Univocalist Typo

August 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Georges Perec followed his masterful novel La Disparition, a lipogram without the letter E, with Les Revenentes, which avoided all vowels except E.  And Les Revenentes is hilarious, bending all rules of grammar, spelling, and syntax in its rigorous pursuit of univocalism (and becoming increasingly smutty in the process). But there is a stray O.  […]

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Tags: Literature

Children’s Card Games (205)

August 7th, 2014 · No Comments

One card from an old “Snap” deck: no date or publisher given.  Vivid colors! (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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