Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blue Buddies

The Fake Smurf tried to infiltrate the Smurf village and destroy the Smurfs...
I think he succeeded because I haven't seen those little fuckers in a long time.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Drug Stamps


Malaysia cares?
Or are these the stamps that Malaysians use to mail their Drugs to the US?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Bunny Proof!

...and you thought the Easter bunny didn't exist.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BURGIE!

Warsaw, Illinois original.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Zeena

Satan's only daughter, satanic glamour shot photo circa 1986.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Deadly Decks

Coffin Cut, Whale Tail, Crimson Ghost rips 'em all.

Monday, March 17, 2008

This Little Piggy...

...went to the Market St.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Mr.Wonderful?



Talk about Cocaine Charisma!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

DON'T

 "Naked ladies are pretty, even to people that aren’t sexually attracted to women. However, having a woman spread her gash on your back for the rest of your life is totally fucking insane. How white trash are you? Did you grow up in the garbage?"
- VICE Magazine DO's & DON'Ts

Monday, March 10, 2008

Santa Cruz Skateboards

 While Jim Phillips is possibly the most well known artist in skateboard history respect is due to a few of the reference books he has in his studio.  As a kid interested in art and skateboarding I had noticed a few Illustrations in a book by Virgil Finlay (a Sci-Fi Illustrator from the 30's) that caught my eye. First was the classic Jeff Grosso Witch board graphic.
The original black and white stipple on the right is unmistakably the inspiration for the Santa Cruz board graphic in the same picture and i spotted it right away. I also remember seeing a few others like a portion of the first Tom Knox graphic as well as part of Corey Obrien's Reaper design.
 I was stoked to see the influence of these illustrations in the S.C. designs and it was almost like finding out someone's secret. As it turned out it would become a secret to me for many years because I had forgotten the artists name completely just days after discovering him. Every so often I would look through old Sci-Fi books trying to find out who that was but never could seem to find him again. Some time last year I met one of the Old School NHS artists Johnny Mojo and one of the first things out of my mouth was "who was that artist and why was he used so much in early board graphics"? I couldn't believe that after some 12yrs of trying to find out the artists name I was about to get my answer. It's like when you have got a name or a song you are trying to remember but just cant, and it drives you fucking nuts. "Virgil Finlay" Johnny said "he was in allot of old graphics, it's funny you saw that". Finally I had the name and couldn't wait to google it and find all of those images again. Johnny went on to tell me how most of the early riders would go over to Phillips Studios to give him an Idea of what they wanted on their board. Allot of the time they would have no Idea how to explain it so ended up looking through all of the Art & Design books in the studio. Something about the Finlay books stood out and would often end up being the ones the riders used to come up with designs. Virgil has books on Amazon although no complete volume of his work exists this site web has some great images if you can deal with the poor layout and you may even find some that are familliar. ARTCYCLOPEDIA

Saturday, March 8, 2008

LUDE Lips!


Lude Lovers, Licking Lozenges.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hollerin'

 Every year, on the third Saturday of June, in an otherwise sleepy borough of southeastern North Carolina known as Spivey’s Corner (population 49), some 5,000-10,000 folks gather from far and wide to take part in the festivities and entertainment in the day-long extravaganza known as the National Hollerin’ Contest.
 
 Hollerin’ is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans. It is a traditional form of communication used in rural areas before the days of telecommunications to convey long-distance messages. Evidence of hollerin’, or derivations thereof such as yodeling or hunting cries, exists worldwide among many early peoples and is still be practiced in certain societies of the modern world. In one form or another, the holler has been found to exist in Europe, Africa and Asia as well as the US. Each culture used or uses hollers differently, although almost all cultures have specific hollers meant to convey warning or distress. Otherwise hollers exist for virtually any communicative purpose imaginable -- greetings, general information, pleasure, work, etc. The hollers featured at the National Hollerin’ Contest typically fall into one of four categories: distress, functional, communicative or pleasure.

Hollerin' a record originally released in 1976 is available on Rounder Records.
The CD version includes a booklet about the National Hollerin' Contest with photos and stories about it contestants.
H.H. Oliver belts out some amazing hollers as well as stories that define the tradition of Hollerin'.
"Bout sometime we go see us a girl on the mules back in there, and we'd holler commin' on back on da mules, rode da mules to see da girls. I tell you what if you'd holler before you got there she'd smell a little better when you got there because she'd been choppin' cotton all day an everything and hadn't had much time to get ready for you if you'd have just walked right in."
-H.H. Oliver
“It was something to do out in the fields for some people. You might not be able to sing, but you could holler.”
- Wayne Edwards, Hollerin' Contest Emcee

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Gimme Soaper

METHAQUALONE

common names: French Quaalude, furies, mandrakes, quas, quacks, quads, 714s, soaps, soapers, sopes, super Quaaludes, super soper

Pop a lude and you're off on a boozeless drunk, flying high with the Quaalude Culture of the seventies. 'Safe and nonaddictive" proclaimed the manufacturers of the magic little tablets. "Let's have a party!" cheered fun-seekers everywhere. So they partied and popped till they couldn't stop; they were addicted.

For those who succeed in defying the "Betcha can't eat just one" dare, an occasional lude trip can be as harmless as an occasional alcoholic drunk. The trick is to keep it occasional. Called a "Jekyll and Hyde drug" by Senator Birch Bayh, methaqualone's -effects can insidiously crap up until you discover you are another soaper statistic.

A nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic, unrelated chemically to other sedatives, methaqualone is classified as a centralnervous-system depressant. Quaaludes and Sopors are pure methaqualone, while Parest, Optimil, and Somnafac are methaqualone hydrochloride. Biphetamine T and Biphetamine T 20 add amphetamine and dextroamphetamine to the methaqualone:

Tasteless and odorless, methaqualone comes in either tablets or capsules selling legally for about 10 to 30 cents each, or illicitly from $2 to $5 each. The standard hypnotic dose to induce sleep is 150-300 mg, with 75 mg for daytime sedation. A dose of 2.4 grams may produce coma, and 8-20 grams can cause severe toxicosis or death.

A few needle freaks have attempted to shoot Quaalude intravenously, which can lead to abscesses and cellulitis. Alkaline, It is soluble in alcohol and ether, but only slightly soluble in water.

Touted' medically and pharmaceutically as a sleep inducer and sedative, methaqualone acts on a different central-nervous-system site than other hypnotic drugs, such as barbiturates Once absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, it -is distributed in body fat, brain tissue, and the liver, the primary site of metabolism-then excreted through the bile `and kidneys. It reduces the intensity of transmissions along the neural pathways in the brain and suppresses REM (rapid eye movement) during dreams.

Methaqualone's soporific, or sleep-inducing, effects are resisted by abusers who prefer staying awake to enjoy its mellow, euphoric high. Drowsiness occurs within ten to twenty minutes, but if sleep is avoided, the body relaxes to the point of noncoordination. Walking and talking become difficult. The user tends to , bump into things; hence the term "wallbanger."

Confident, relaxed, and loose, the tripper drops his inhibitions, becoming warm and friendly, witty and wise. His head and body feel light, his pain threshold is high. Slurred speech, similar- to that of a drunk, interferes with his desire: to communicate intimately with those around him. Light doses can produce aphrodisiac effects for some, but as is the case with alcohol, heavy doses may have the opposite effect, particularly in males. The user's sensual, euphoric state may degenerate into simple nodding out, and hangovers are not uncommon:

Physical and psychological dependence can occur within two weeks at a daily - dosage of 300-600 mg, with overdose occurring at eight 300-mg tablets. Tolerance can develop after four days, requiring more and more of the drug to achieve the same results. At this point, overdose becomes a real possibility. Physical tolerance rises more slowly than psychological tolerance; while the abuser's head is calling for more ludes, his body is crying "Enough already!"

Dependence is indicated when withdrawal symptoms begin: headache, fatigue, dizziness, "pins and needles" in limbs, nausea, gastric -problems, restlessness, anxiety, anorexia, dry mouth, and allergic akin problems. Anernia and foul perspiration occasionally occur. As withdrawal continues in the heavy user, insomnia, cramps, tremors, seizures, vomiting, and depression are added to the symptoms, making it similar to -," "cold-turkey" withdrawal from heroin or barbiturates.

The head-rolling, incoherent, unmotivated' heavy luder may magnify problems tenfold if he combines methaqualone a respiratory depressant; with alcohol or barbiturates. Each potentiates the effects of the other. The combination can lead to delirium, coma, convulsions, liver and kidney damage, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, and death. Indeed, most methaqualone deaths are caused by combining the drug with alcohol.

in addition to the synergistic effect of methaqualone and alcohol, overdose potential is increased because the user may misjudge the potency of these innocent looking pills..- Since his memory is now blown, the user may forget how many pills, he has taken, or worse, he may not even care about the, risk of taking more pills than he needs.

Overdose is indicated by grand mal convulsions, delirium, mania, delirium tremens, and stomach hemorrhaging. Professional medical aid is a must. Treatment requires close supervision. Voluntary vomiting can be induced within twenty minutes of ingestion by drinking soapy water, or using the time-honored finger-down-the-throat technique. If the abuser is, already hovering on the brink of unconsciousness, this is not advised. His respiratory center is: already depressed and reflexes in the back of the throat are slowed, so he may aspirate his, own vomit, as did rock star Jimi Hendrix. Keep the victim awake, as coma may occur rapidly if he falls asleep. Don't be fooled by normal pulse and respiratory rates. Sudden respiratory failure can occur.

Hospitalization is a necessity for detoxification. Methaqualone addiction is more difficult to cure than barbiturate addiction. Total abstinence is attained by first substituting barbiturates for methaqualone, and then treating the abuser for barbiturate addiction and withdrawal. ;

Controversy exists as to whether stricter controls should be applied to methaqualone. Presently, sale or possession without a prescription is punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000 and/ or imprisonment from one to ten years.

Methaqualone, first synthesized in 1930, was initially introduced to India and Africa as an antimalarial drug. By 1972, the drug industry had Madison-Avenued it into the sixth most popular prescription drug in the United States, claiming it to be a safe and nonaddictive sedative-downer.

After 274 poisonings, overdoses, and attempted suicides (not to mention sixteen deaths), doubts about its safety were raised. Abuse became rampant in the United States. During the 1972 Democratic Convention, Miami's Flamingo Park was known as "Quaalude Alley." Other. countries experienced similar problems. Methaqualone accounted for half of Japan's total drug addiction, and Britain became alarmed enough to put it under strict control in 1971.

The world was getting Quaalude-quazy. High school and college kids were "lulling out"-taking 300-450 mg of methaqualone with - wine. "Juice bars" became the new speakeasies, dispensing fruit juice to luders instead of bathtub gin, plus disco music for dancing. When legal prescriptions became difficult to get, ludes went underground, obtainable from cooperative doctors and, on the street, from diverted legal shipments.

With methaqualone the drug industry has, once again discovered a way to keep us sleepy, stoned, and smiling. They merely forget to tell us that the lude laugh may be a death's head laugh--a not-so-jolly roger.

Quaalude (Rorer): 150 mg (white), "Rorer 712" on pills; 300 mg (white), "Rorer 714" on pills

Sopor(Anar-Stone): 75 mg (green), 150 mg (yellow), 300 mg (orange); "A/S" on pills

Optimil (Wallace): 200 mg, 400mg, in pink or blue capsules

Somnafac (Smith, Miller and Patch): 200 (two-tone blue capsules), 400 mg-Somnafac Fourte-(dark-blue capsules)

Parest (Parke-Davis): 200 mg and 400 mg, in pink or, blue capsules

Biphetamine-T (Strasenburgh): "12 1/2," 6.25 mg amphetamine, 6.25 mg dextroamphetamine, 40 mg methaqualone, "20," .10 mg amphetamine, 10 mg dextroamphetamine, 40 mg methaqualone

Mandrax (English)

Tuazole (Strasenburgh)
What else could you possibly need to know?
Where to get em?