Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gee Dad, Strip Mining Is Really Neat!

The entire world has been transfixed by the Chilean Mining disaster teledrama and the seemingly superhuman miraculous rescue of the trapped miners. I just heard on the BBC that all of the miners were rescued, but as the mining company execs and politicians now transforming a barely-averted catastrophe into a publicity stunt: here's timely look back at some mid-century American mining industry propaganda in the form of a weird comic book unearthed by Ethan Persoff.
"With an environmental message!," says Ethan— "Specifically how strip mines are good for clearing landscape of pesky earth to make way for park benches and manufactured fishing (check out the very funny Sportsman's paradise joke on page 11).
Check out Ethan's Comics with Problems #41: "New Uses for Good Earth" (or, Ethan's title, "Gee Dad, can they flatten our mountaintop, TOO?")

2 comments:

Kraxpelax said...

The Moon
shines
on a cat

Meow

As a native Swede, I am particularly proud of my love poetry suite Sonnets for Katie.

My Poems

My wallpaper art Babes!

Sexuality introduces Death to Being; and indeed Life simultaneously. This is the profound Myth of the Eden. The work of the Serpent. Bringing us out of "blessed" Standstill. So, in contrast to the mindless pietism of vulgar Christianity, my personal "Christo-Satanism" should be given serious thought by the Enlightened Few, the Pneumatics, the 1% Outlaws. The Light Bringer must be rehabilitated, beacause if not, the All of it simply doesn't make sense: true Catholicism is necessarily Meta Catholicism.

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Casualidad sopla la sangre
de alguno señor desconocido
durante los pocos restantes
momentos del resplandor de faroles

que se vislumbran tras el follaje
flameando de las obsesiónes
igual efimero como gotas
del cinzano de la soledad –

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dentro uno incidente avejentado
que en seguida palidece
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chica, nadie conoce que tus grisos
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Laci the Chinese Crested said...

You should see my post on The Destruction of Blair Mountain. Not only is strip mining destroying the mountain tops, but it is also destroying history.

Please pass on the info needed to protest the destruction of Blair mountain.

And check out this site:
http://ilovemountains.org/

You'll get a surprise if you join up!