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Friday, December 2, 2016

The Partridge Family Temple: Links to De-perplex?


A portrait and history. Interviews.


Not much there really 'ceptin a few photos.


Updated as of Nov. 26, 2016. Day-Glo psychedelia, 60's/70's pop references, weird puns, collages, hymns to consumerism, television worship.


A mirror site of sorts. Whimsy with a hint of sulphur.


A few bar fights are described. The "cult" is portrayed as a band of violent troublemakers. Sinister vibes are reported

More than that, people refer to them interchangeably as nazis, racists, and fascists. As if that    wasn't enough, rumors circulate that Temple members engage in orgies, drink each other's urine, and commit incest.

A clip from the Jon Stewart Show with "Point me in the direction of Albuquerque" Partridge. 1000s of members on 3 continents?


Strange rites with a smoking-hot naked chick can be found in this clip from a Swedish TV show.


A short, passive-aggressive lil' profile: "Incidentally, Shaun Partridge appears to be part of the same vaguely Satanistic hipster-misanthrope hate-is-great milieu as Boyd Rice and Jim Goad."


"Well, in the Partridge Family Temple, you become your own God," counters Giddle. They've been studying Mormonism, apparently.


An album of Partridge-related music. On green vinyl. With a locked groove!


Facebook, of course.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

666 by 222 is 3 is the Magic Number

From the use of child labor/slavery to hooking Third World babies on powdered infant formula by doling out free samples, the sales reps dressed in nurse's uniforms, then starting to charge prices the women couldn't pay when their breast milk dried up, Nestlé might arguably one of the world's most evil corporations.

Here's a summary of 5 shitty things Nestlé has done over the years.

And here you have proof.  Buy two get one free, for 6.66 euros.  I think that's all we need to demonstrate that Nestlé is, in fact, a servant of Satan....

Monday, May 23, 2016

Urban Beekeeping, or, Honey Made of Clay

As our last two posts featured beehives, I thought I'd keep the ball rolling with a pair of photos I took years ago with the idea of doing a post on unusual or esoteric symbols found throughout Toulouse, but I never got around to using them.  

So, without further ado, this is a beehive found on a downtown facade about ten feet up and squarely between two first-floor windows.  I've never found out why it's there, or if it was made at the instigation of the neighborhood, an individual, or some sort of guild or fraternity.  All I know is that it's made of terra-cotta, a local specialty, and that it's located on the left side of the Rue. St. Rome when facing Place Capitole, about halfway between Places Capitole and Esquirol.  

Anyone know why this beehive is here?  

For some fine example of sculture groups in Terra-cotta, one can poke around the nearby Musée des Augustines.  In using terra-cotta, the artists of Toulouse were simply using a common and relatively cheap material at hand.  The local tradition stems from the liberal use of brick in local construction, a feature so dominant in Toulouse and neighboring towns such as (Montauban), that Toulouse has been nicknamed "la Ville Rose" ("the Pink City") because of the effect of the sun brightening the reddish bricks (aka "forains") of its buildings.