Friday, April 28, 2006
Friday, April 21, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I swear to God, I have not altered this image (or the text) in any way:
It's funny, because the word "queer" has changed in meaning over time from "strange" to "lesbian, gay or transgender"! And the hockeystick looks like a massive dildo.
Mock the past. MOCK IT!
Friday, April 14, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Well, it's been a week now, and the bulk of hits have subsided. Most of the visits from the likes of b3ta.com and Warren Ellis have ebbed away, and I'm mostly reduced to being passed around LiveJournals and message boards like Mariah Carey at a G-Unit after party.
I am, of course, left with a much larger readership than when I started, which is no bad thing. Assuming that most of the folks reading now are sticking around, now would be a good time to address a few issues that have come up...
For the interest of some, here are the publications I've been swiping images from (unfortunately, some of them don't appear to have publication dates on them):
The Book for Girls
Chick's Own Annual 1954
Girls' Crystal Annual 1952
Happy Story Book
The Modern Book for Girls 1960 (probably)
The Oxford Annual for Girls 1933
The Oxford Annual for Girls 1939
Popular Book for Girls
Not Enid Fucking Blyton. The reason I have access to all of them is that my girlfriend collects such publications from fairs and opshops for the purposes of decorating a room with the colour plates one day. (She's also the one who told me that those are Mary Janes, not plimsolls.)
In terms of T-shirts, mugs or what have you, while I'm as consumerist a whore as the next man, and I'd love to make such commodities available via the likes of cafepress.com, I'm not 100% sure where I stand copyright-wise. I think the limit is currently 50 years in England, so the images from the 30s and early 50s are probably safe, but I'm not sure. I do know that it's when you start making money off things that people start to get miffed. For all I know, I'm just about to be sued into permanent incontinence just for putting them up here.
And comments and e-mails would suggest that the Anne Frank one is still the crowd favourite. I hear you: more jokes about poo.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
While I still have an audience, let's go for three a week instead of two, on the assumption that I'm not as creatively barren as I secretly think I am, and won't run out of ideas in a month (instead of a month and a half, if I'd stuck to two). Look for new posts Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Posted by Josh at 10:04 am
Saturday, April 01, 2006
OK, I'm pretty sure it went like this:
Some dude on LiveJournal → www.b3ta.com → warrenellis.com* → Kung Fu Monkey → to infinity and beyond.
In the space of a day my hits have increased by orders of magnitude. Orders of magnitude, motherfuckers! This calls for a celebration -- have an extra one:
* Just to establish my Warren Ellis fanboy credentials: with my Edison Hate Future T-shirt in the wash, I'm currently wearing a VACUOUS TART shirt I made myself, based on one Yelena wears in an issue of TRANSMETROPOLITAN.
Posted by Josh at 1:04 pm