December 14, 2011
So, That Was Good Fun Huh?

Thanks to everyone who came along last night to the Horse & Trap. 

I’m in the middle of going through the bids. If you were a successful bidder just hang tight and I’ll be in touch soon about payments and pickups. 

If you have any queries just email me on jfbarbosa@gmail.com

Excelsior! 

September 27, 2010

If you’re looking for my blog, it’s moved here. I couldn’t really tell you why.

September 22, 2010
Alan Moore Leaves Awkward Message On Extraterrestial’s Voice Mail

Old mage-guts Alan Moore (that’s him on the left there looking a bit like a town dump operator who fell into Doctor Who’s wardrobe) has been getting unfairly treated by the fanboys at the moment. It’s also a rather confusing response from the man-bra hordes (partly because these suspicions have been published before), it’s almost as if the creator consciousness raising that happened in the 80s and 90s (the growing sense that Marvel and DC were companies designed to make shareholders a buck on the backs of poorly paid artists and writers) never happened. Suddenly it’s DC, that bastion of creator rights, who has been wronged. Yes, it’s sad that Moore has cut off Gibbons and Lloyd, but that’s Moore: he sees his relationships in black and white and is something of a law unto himself. I’m damned sure, however, he’s never cut off the creators like DC and fucked around with the lives of his friends as DC appears to have done.

So, with all that going on it’s pleasing to remember that Moore can be quite an amusing chap. Here’s part of his recent appearance on BBC Radio 6. He was asked for his message to any aliens that might be listening.

Yeah, Hello? Uh, if you’re there pick up, okay listen it’s Alan calling, Alan from Earth. You probably don’t remember, it’s over in the western spiral of the Milky Way although obviously you might have named it after a completely different brand of chocolate. Basically just find the Oort Cloud and ask for directions from there. Anyway just calling to catch up. We’re doing alright with the carbon base lifeform thing. Kids are diversifying nicely, going through a bit of a fad for spines and brains at the minute but it’s probably the same where you are. Well, that’s about it really, we just hadn’t heard from you in a while, like when we killed Michael Rennee or Klaatu a you knew him in The Day The Earth Stood Still. So if you received this, get in touch, but actually thinking about it, don’t bother calling after about, what, 2150, because I’m not expecting anyone to be in. Oh and I’m sending this song along it’s called God Song by Robert Wyatt. I hope you like it. And that you don’t communicate through perfume or minor variatrions in your sense of balance or something. Okay, you take care and I’ll talk to you soon. Love you, Bye.

(via VBS Blog)

September 22, 2010

According to this film America is under attack by a bear the size of Godzilla. The considered design of the film is entrancing, as Lorie Byrd of bighollywood.breitbart.com explains:

The interview segments in the film are particularly powerful.  They are beautifully shot with the women presented in front of a black background, wearing white blouses and black skirts or slacks.  That styling really brings the personality of each woman forward and focuses all attention on what they are saying.  It is interesting though, that even though they are all dressed in the same colors, their personalities are still expressed through their wardrobe – Michelle Bachmann wears a beautifully tailored crisp white button front shirt, while Ann Coulter wears a white knit tank top and short black skirt.

And, as noted by The Awl, the film features real examples of hardship and character testing trials.

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann tells the story of working and saving for years to afford a pair of contacts only to lose them shortly after while riding her bike.  This story was an example of one of the ways she learned how much more you value things when you have to work hard and save to get them.

I’ve never wanted to be a conservative woman more than I have this morning.

September 22, 2010
St Lukes To Double In Size, Take All Of Us With It

And I’m sure it’ll look great as well.

September 17, 2010

I don’t know who this guy is, but he may be the answer to all our problems: domestic and international.

September 17, 2010
thedailywhat:

Welcome Sign of the Day: Pedobear shows up to greet his idol.
[lolblog.]
Earlier: Pedobear: Registered sex offender?

thedailywhat:

Welcome Sign of the Day: Pedobear shows up to greet his idol.

[lolblog.]

Earlier: Pedobear: Registered sex offender?

(Source: thedailywhat)

September 16, 2010
"What will happen to the dignity of man if he finds that his contribution is to be a consumer rather than as a creator?"

— Vance Packard

September 15, 2010
German meatballs, I am going to eat the shit out of you.

German meatballs, I am going to eat the shit out of you.

September 15, 2010

The ad for the new Twitter appears to have been hipster focused-grouped to an inch of its life to convey planned stylistic obsolescence. If there was a God we’d be deity finger food by now.