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    • November 15, 2013 2:25 PM CST
    • IF ANDY FAKED HIS OWN DEATH , THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE , ON HIS PART......

      I'VE SEEN BETTER ALLEGED PHOTOS OF A SIXTY - SOMETHING ELVIS THAN THIS ONE THAT COULD BE OF ANDY. BUT I'M NOT THOROUGHLY CONVINCED.....I DON'T RULE IT OUT , EITHER. BUT , DON'T GO BY ME. I BELIEVE THAT ELVIS DIED IN 1977 , AND THAT JFK WAS SHOT BY AT LEAST TWO OR THREE GUNMEN , AND THAT BOBBY FULLER WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED ( SPOILER ALERT! )  , AND JOHNNY THUNDERS WAS ADMINISTERED AN OVERDOSE OF METHADONE BY THE TWO CREEPS WHO RANSACKED HIS HOTEL ROOM AND TOOK EVERYTHING OF VALUE , BUT , WE'RE TOLD , HIS GUITAR........ IF KAUFMAN IS , OR HAD BEEN LIVING IN , ALBUQUERQUE , HE WOULD'VE BEEN TOO BUSY MENTORING , AND POSSIBLY EVEN POSING AS NOBUNNY TO MAKE IT TO AN OH - SEES SHOW.

    • November 15, 2013 9:36 AM CST
    • All I know is that woman who's claiming to be his daughter DOES really look like him... but maybe she's just a really good actor and, yes, this could all be one giant post-mortem hoax. In any event, it's a lot more fun than any JFK assassination conspiracy theory.

       

    • November 15, 2013 2:15 AM CST
    • Andy lives in Albuquerque. Saw him at Thee Oh Sees show Sunday night. http://www.krqe.com/entertainment/andy-kaufman-believers-say-hes-alive-and-living-in-albuquerque.

    • November 15, 2013 12:10 AM CST
    • I THINK IT'S PROBABLY ANOTHER HIGH - CONCEPT PRANK THAT KAUFMAN DEVISED WHEN HE LEARNED OF HIS CANCER (AT ONE OF HIS LAST SHOWS , HE DARED ANY AND ALL DOUBTERS TO TOUCH THE HUGE CYST ON HIS NECK.). I'd love to learn that he's still alive , and happy as a private citizen. But , he's been so good at making an ass of the public (Which is why we love him.) , even his death was not taken seriously , like he was the boy who cried wolf.... If they had to go to the extreme of doing a DNA test to prove the young woman is his Daughter , I guess his Brother's DNA would be close enough(?) , they may have to . But , that'll probably never happen. When Andy instigated that beef with JERRY LAWLER , YOU COULD'NT HELP BELIEVING THEY WERE SECRETLY FRIENDS , LIKE SO MANY REAL RIVAL WRESTLERS . AND , GUESS WHAT ?!!

      I'm surprised Bob Zmuda is'nt in on this. I wonder , too , what Johnny Legend has to say about it. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN ANDY'S WORLD , BUT, I'D HAVE TO SEE MORE PROOF.

    • November 14, 2013 10:19 AM CST
    •  

      Read the story:

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/andy-kaufmans-brother-says-comedian-655760

       

      What do you think?

    • November 12, 2013 11:25 PM CST
    • i AGREE , DAN. "GHOST WORLD" CAUGHT THE MOOD AND TEH DRY HUMOR AND TEH "WONDERMENT IN THE FACE OF BOREDOM" OF TEH ORIGINAL COMIC SO WELL.   BUT , HAVING DAN CLOWES WRITE THE SCRIPT DID'NT HURT . IT'S TOO BAD THEY DID'NT USED "CARBONA NOT GLUE" AS BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR "ENID'S PUNK DAY". I GUESS THEY COULD'NT GET THE RIGHTS . CARBONA'S MANUFACTURERS PROBABLY WOULD'NT HAVE LET THEM USE IT IF THEY DID GET PERMISSION FROM THE RAMONES' PEOPLE.    THE HUGE RETROSPECTIVE SHOW ON DAN CLOWES' WORK JUST RAN AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN CHICAGO. IF IT COMES TO YOUR TOWN , JUST GO.

       

      CLOWES , AND LIKEWISE , PETER BAGGE , WERE BEING COURTED TO DO MOVIES AND TV SINCE THE LATE 80'S. DAN MADE A POINT OF WAITING UNTIL HE HAD COMPLETE CONTROL. I STILL DON'T THINK IT'S TOO LATE FOR SOMEONE TO DO A "BUDDY BRADLEY" CARTOON. OR , EVEN A LIVE ACTION FEATURE. I KNOW BAGGE WOULD'NT DO IT UNLESS THE PEPLE HAD THEIR SHIT RIGHT. IT'S ONLY FAIR.

    • November 10, 2013 9:03 PM CST
    • I think they are neccessary due to 9/11. People are afraid of this world they're living in, so we need comics and superhero's to be able to face the day. Example V For vendetta versus Asnonymous movement. Or any other robot comic film for that matter. We have become machines, work/home, eat/sleep. etc. 

       

    • October 11, 2013 10:38 AM CDT
    • I too, like Thor. I watched the Avengers and was bored - but I'd heard about what a popular character Loki had become so we checked out the Thor full length. I was suprised at how engaging it was.

       

      I haven't read all the way thru the 10 pages of discussion but I'll throw out a few faves... Scott Pilgrim was awesome! Sin City raised the bar for movies from comics and (predictably) Ghost World remains at the top of my list. 

    • October 5, 2013 7:21 AM CDT
    • Sorry for the double thread up there............:(

    • October 5, 2013 7:20 AM CDT
    • Nifty thread. I grew up reading Hulk, Fantastic 4, Spiderman, Thor, Capt. America, Iron Man, etc. so here I am. BUT, till now, I like the movie adaptations of those superheroes that convey ONLY sound anti-war and life-learning, good value education to young readers (the target group these comics and movies are made for!!). Having ranted about that, I can safely say that for me, the ONLY good superhero movies have got to be Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, Thor...even Superman. I can easily dump Capt. America (TOO nationalistic, pro war and falsely patriotic!!!), X-Men (moronic stories at that!!) and the like. That's MY 2 cents:)

    • October 5, 2013 7:19 AM CDT
    • Nifty thread. I grew up reading Hulk, Fantastic 4, Spiderman, Thor, Capt. America, Iron Man, etc. so here I am. BUT, till now, I like the movie adaptations of those superheroes that convey ONLY sound anti-war and life-learning, good value education to young readers (the target group these comics and movies are made for!!). Having ranted about that, I can safely say that for me, the ONLY good superhero movies have got to be Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, Thor...even Superman. I can easily dump Capt. America (TOO nationalistic, pro war and falsely patriotic!!!), X-Men (moronic stories at that!!) and the like. That's MY 2 cents:)

    • October 28, 2013 3:10 PM CDT
    • Well the ALA list has both fact and fiction so I suppose it is pretty open to interpretation.  For the purpose of this thread, let's stick to fiction since it is harder to find books with punk characters than artist bios, music history, etc.

    • October 28, 2013 3:00 PM CDT
    • Are you talking actual "literature", or just really good reads for people into punk and punk history? So, I guess I am asking the essential question that any library starts of asking: fact or fiction.

       

      FYI: I am a librarian and a punk, too.

    • October 25, 2013 4:48 PM CDT
    • If I'm reading at all , it's never one thing at a time....I'm reading Peter Bagge's "Graphic Novel" (Fancy name for comic book.) Biography of Margaret Sanger , founderof Planned Parenthood , as well as the new Mojo (Johnny Cash cover. Life - affirming Wilko Johnson feature , too.) , Wally Wood's "Eerie" comics collection (Horror , Crime ,Sci - Fi , all non - EC.) , tHE CURRENT vINTAGE rOCK'N'rOLL (oR SOMETHING. Shitty name , VERY fine fan magazine from The UK.) WITH Little Richard , Vince Taylor , etc. , and some Archie comics.

    • October 16, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
    • Not so much....a few. Always liked "Infra Man". There's a realy insane fake Bruce Lee movie , in which Bruce Lee goes to Hell (Which looks suspiciously like Hong Kong.) and teams up with Popeye The Sailorman (!) AND OTHERS TO FIGHT THE ARMY OF DARKNESS - Dracula , The Godfather , The Exorcist (!) , James Bond(!!)., The Man With No Name and others , and liberate Hell in the name of teh good people who were wrongly condemned to eternity , there. But , I was never much of a Kung Fu cinema fan. "The Seven Golden Bros. Vs. Dracula" , a Hammer / Shaw Bros. collaboration  actually works.

    • October 13, 2013 6:55 PM CDT
    • Yeah, I love them. City On Fire's one of the best, especially as a certain Quinten Tarantino cribbed from that. The girls in them are just so pretty, especially Chingmy Yau and Carrie Ng. Shame the former colonial master never learned from these films and made some CAT III ones of their own, especially with some of the most exquisite females you can imagine.  

    • October 13, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
    • Quite a number of Viz strips are quite dark, like "Suicidal Syd" and the work of John Fardell. "The Critics" often has Crispin & Natasha Critic reaching violent ends at times. "Dester Island Teacher" has a teacher stranded on a rock, teaching the wildlife while slowly going mad. Suicidal Syd always ends in Syd being murdered when he feels life is getting better.

    • October 12, 2013 7:46 PM CDT
    • Wow. A friend of mine made a very astute observation , yesterday. He noted that "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" starts out as typical lighthearted teen fare for the 80's , then , at some point , turns DARK !! Very dark. But , real life has a tendency to turn very dark when we least expect it. And , anyone who says High School was the high point of their life .....well , I WON'T WASTE MY TIME FEELING SORRY FOR THEM.

    • October 12, 2013 8:08 PM CDT
    • ......Recently , I got off my serious Japanese Horror /Sci Fi kick ( I recommend "Lake of Dracula" , as well as "Dagora" , "Atragon" ,"The Mysterians", etc.) , though , not forever , and started watching old Godzilla flicks , including "Godzilla Raids Again" , better known in the states as "Gigantis , The Fire Monster". It was the second - ever big "G" PICTURE , AND , UNTIL RECENTLY , PRETTY HARD TO FIND. I ALSO JUST WATCHED "NICO: ICON" , Tim Burton's original  28 min. version of "Frankenweenie" , several Kenneth Anger films , and a lot of Stones bootlegs I found , recently. So weird , "SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL" just came on the TV , in the background. I'M NOT KIDDING.

       

      TV SHOWS - NIGHT GALLERY , BURNS AND ALLEN , KING OF THE HILL , THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW , THE HONEYMOONERS , THE TWILIGHT ZONE , FRIDAYS (The new box set.) , Midnight Special (Compilation.) , Robot Chicken , McHale's Navy , and even Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family (IF I HAD ANY SHAME , I WOULD'NT STILL BE LISTENING TO 70's/pre - HC PUNK , ROCKABILLY AND GARAGE PUNK AFTER 30 + YEARS.).Cool

    • October 5, 2013 8:10 AM CDT
    • It's high time for another American Revolution:):):)

       

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    • October 12, 2013 7:34 PM CDT
    • I THINK WE'RE ALL IN AGREEMENT THAT "TRILOGY OF TERROR" WAS KAREN'S APEX. I WATCHED IT AGAIN , RECENTLY. IT'S A VERY FEMINIST HORROR FILM , MUCH LIKE GEORGE ROMERO'S "SEASON OF THE WITCH". "Oh , I'm not drugging you....I'm KILLING you.".

    • October 5, 2013 7:43 AM CDT
    • Yeah a real pity. One of my all-time fave actresses after Natalie Wood of course:):). Her best movie has gotta be without a shdow of any doubt TRILOGY OF TERROR:):)