Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa's flip side: Bob and Ray, Marlowe and Calvin

This will be a skeleton eventually: it is from a pre-Xmas issue, most likely. On the flip side of the clipping is a Penthouse interview with a band or group of celebrities with names like Bob and Ray, Marlowe, Calvin, Harry. They are discussing Westchester Furioso, BAd Seed, Marshall Van Allshot, Sherman Stirdly, Clyde Summerstopper, an exploding cigar, the United States Mint, Dick Cavett, comedians, radio, sleeping a lot, Fusiliers (or Fusileers), and Bob and Ray Barracks. What is all of this? The TV's Bob abd Ray Show?

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Classics Skeleton chooses a friend

More on the classics: here the skeleton is showing his preference in friends, or mates, or Greek love that dares or dares not speak its name. The flip side of this clipping has a picture of Andy Warhol. I suspect this is from the Atlantic Monthly.

the skeleton that went Greek

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The skeleton comes from the Yellow Pages

This skeleton peeks around the corner, hiding somewhere in the Yellow Pages. Maybe the chiropractors' section.

the yellow pages skeleton

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Aat's Wanderer rules the gallery

This was scanned from a greeting card, probably bought from the Wave Gallery souvenir shop. The painting is by Aat Veldhoen, (see more of his work), marked No. 37, also resembling the strokes and colors of his later surreal painting. The gallery is (was) located at Nieuwe Liliestraat 81, 1015 SK, in Amsterdam, Tel. 020-265577

I obtained it from the Modern Language Building of the University of Michigan in 1984.

Aat Veldhoen's The Wanderer

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Behold rare cover art from Apter's Fantasy Literature

No relation to the skeleton gallery except for the heavy touch of the macabre, I am proud to upload the image from the only edition of T. E. Apter's Fantasy literature: An approach to reality. All editions of this book have plain covers with no art. I must have read this book in the middle 80's.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Skeleton takes a drag

This one is a rare, by now famous Irving Schild the photographer exclusive to the MAD Magazine. The clipping is from late 1980's. It is still true, smoking is for skeletons.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bringing a message from Louis XVI to the modern medical school

This one is a collage of a clipping from a French newspaper, and Times, or Newsweek magazine. Again, these are from the late 1980's.

skeleton watching medical students and Louis the French King

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mom called police, where were you?

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

A good picture starts the Skeleton Gallery

I cut this picture off a cover to mediocre thriller book, which I am curious now to know what that was. It was back in 1987. I have a whole lot of pictures accumulated since then that together can portray adventures of the skeleton.

thriller book cover with Skeleton playing a banjo

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pieces of architecture

I think these are interesting bits of architecture. The cloisters, the groin structure they all give it a soaring look.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How to get in touch with Tata:

She is Tata I was impressed when i saw your profile and will like you to email me back to my inbox so that i can send you my picture for you to know who i am.i belive we can establishe a long lasting relation ship with you.In addition,i will like you to reply me through my private e mail box (tata2melove@yahoo.com). This is because i dont know the possibilities of remainning in forum for a long time.
Thanks,waiting to hear from you soonest. Tata.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

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And here is a hot and mysterious message that I have figured out talks about a lucrative opportunity to make money off ABBA, Gloria Gaynor, Frank Sinatra, Eagles, Moden (Modern) Token, and Smokey:
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the first in series of cool spammer names:

I really appreciate the sound of some of these names. These must be a
product of some kind of name generators inside spam mailing

Jessi Claretha
Josephine Maryland
Linn Maisha
Rosemarie Glynda
Mallory G. Richmond
Genesis Lillian - an excellent sound!
Nanette Hughes
Leanna Chere
Lillia Maximina
Angelina C. Sullivan
Dorla Evelyn
Kiersten Piedad
Karla Sterling
Camille M. Jenkins
Cora Howe
Brian Copeland
Liz Pennington
Iraida Josie - classy
Shalanda Cortney - too tacky
Lorenza Ethelene
Rosalina Deana
Rudy Roseanna
Marina Jenelle
Velva Latesha - too tacky, naive almost
Maurice Howe
Ginny Leighann
Erma Kirkland
Carey Hale
Tamisha Willie
Devin Debbra
Vonda Keene
Lezlie Fallon
Adolfo Burton
Galen Braun
Graciela Isabelle
Marty Benson - most mundane

can you beat this?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

RingAza keeps chiming in:

The company itself sez: "You can also call the RingAZA customer support number at 866-616-6076 and cancel your account"