Because we were deep into Sacrifice at the time I actually passed on it. After the movie came out, I was watching it in a movie theatre kicking myself! Biggest mistake ever! Add humour. There are lines of people, finally Stan Lee runs out of people interested in his autograph and Hideo Kojima still has a long, long line of people having him sign their wallets, clothing, etc. The game tells the most used story in videogame history: boy sets out to rescue girl from an evil wizard.
However, what makes this version of the tale somewhat unusual is that you rescue her within minutes of pressing the start button, and then you must repeat the act over and over during the course of the game. In each of its stages you are presented a single screen with a structure made up of columns. Your hero starts in one position and the princess is situated in a hard to reach area. You must also consider the automated movement of the princess, who wanders back and forth along the blocks, when timing your punches.
And not all surfaces can be destroyed. For instance, you could knock away the block beneath your character and cause him to land on a spike, or smash the block that inadvertently causes him to alter the layout of the stage, making it impossible to reach her.
Luckily though, by pressing the A and B buttons together, you can quickly reset the stage. The game sees you place in the blood stained boots of Leatherface as he runs through a field trying to stick poor girls with his revving treefeller. The gameplay is pretty basic: shrubs, cow skulls and wheelchairs block his path and must be dodged or chainsawed as points are earned through kills.
Petrol is the biggest issue, as failure to keep your murder spree in gas causes it to come to an end. The unique thing here, though, is that he can open and close doors to partially direct the actions of the police.
Occasionally, gems appear, and collecting these make your character temporarily invincible. And money bags can be grabbed that cause the enemies to have a little cry, buying you a bit of breathing space. After selecting a mobile suit from the varied in fighting but not in looks nine in the game, you compete in a tournament to fight the rest.
With its lovely chunky cartoon-style visuals and jaunty tunes, Popils does have the look and feel of a Bubble Bobble spin-off — though the games are only connected by their creator. The great thing Popils has is plenty of replayability. Perfecting levels involves completing them in a requisite number of turns or fewer — and if this is achieved you unlock a second ending.
As well as this, there is also a neat level editor that allows you to create up to 30 of your own Popils stages to test on your friends and save them onto the cartridge. Packed with stages and such a surprising amount of replayability, this fun and charming puzzle platformer is one of the best examples of its genre on the Game Gear. It stars a little guy dressed like a musketeer who must make his way through the deadly rooms of a giant castle to rescue a princess.
After collecting a map early in the game, you start to appreciate the size of the castle. Each of its rooms has an entrance and exit sometimes exits and to get about you must collect keys and move furniture to get about.
Guards, spikes and killer jelly must be avoided, and as you clear a room so its corresponding map square gets filled in to show how close you are to the princess. Hard Hat Mack is a platformer split into three sections. The first sees you leading Mack around a building frame, laying down rivets and securing them using a jackhammer, while a vandal runs around trying to kill him.
The second takes place on a construction site, with Mack collecting lunchboxes. The final one sees you help guide him round a factory, picking them up and depositing them. A tricky shooter that owes much to Contra but is nowhere near as good; one for die-hard action fans. Realtime quickly became far more proficient at coding for the Z80, and as a result, its second game came together in just a few months. Life was good! A few months later, work began on the inevitable sequel.
Starstrike II used shaded polygon 3D, which was a technique still in its infancy. However, after being inspired by two Atari 3D vector coin-ops for. The result was that Starstrike II was finished extremely late. So late that when it finally pushed the Spectrum version out of the door, it realised that the UK games industry had changed.
Distributors, publishers and developers alike were forced into becoming more professional as the market matured. Unfortunately, Realtime had failed to enlighten the press or the distributors about its Starstrike sequel until it was almost finished, resulting in a severe lack of reviews and sales when they needed the revenue most.
This move had a significant effect, as Ian recalls. We even finished before the lead ST and Amiga versions of Starglider were complete! Incredibly, the agreement signed by Ian Oliver committed Realtime to producing the lead Atari ST version in just over four months, with each subsequent version following in monthly intervals through to the end of I was young and foolish and clearly thought that anything was possible! But what was this SCS named as the working title in the agreement? Rainbird publisher.
Paul Hibbard had hired an external freelance designer, whom Ian spoke to a few times. Clearly, the general scenario if not the game design itself was going to have an influence on what came next.
Ricardo was formerly a programmer who had worked on Gyron, Hive and the Z80 conversions of Elite for BT before joining the publisher as a project manager. Spectrum to employ solid 3D and an isometric viewpoint, Ant Attack set down a marker for others to follow.
If you want a modern interpretation, seek out Zenith. Starglider game featured a whole solar system of planets to fly to and explore both above and below the ground. The esoteric space whales, sun fly-bys for refuelling and battles with space pirates were all in quick 3D. It featured a 3D world that depicted snowy mountains and a number of different ways to travel across the island, on skis, by gliding or driving snow vehicles.
The light source shaded 3D polygons added an extra level of realism to the world which Maelstrom used again in the sequel. It contained many elements familiar to any Carrier Command fan. The game was called Strategic Carrier Simulation, which was curiously the same acronym as the aborted submarine design.
Soon afterwards, he decided to leave TelecomSoft and go freelance, working on game designs including the abandoned EPT — ironically for Rainbird — and. Cybercon III, published by U. Gary Sheinwald became the day-today producer on Archipelago and still harbours clear memories of the early versions that Realtime produced in late Greek myths also featured heavily, with Charibdis, Endymion and Medusa amongst others.
Just for laughs there was also Milestone as in something you might sail past! Formula racing. Both games were just an aperitif to the main meal, Formula One Grand Prix.
While the 3D improved with each version, the first F1 game made the most impression. The 3D system was unique in appearance, but possibly over-ambitious for the processing power found in the Amiga and the PCs of the day. It was also a tad garish in palette choice and combat was pretty tricky to master. The 3D looks basic today, but after just a few minutes play, you felt like you were on a real tennis court.
TIE Fighter made a little easier and the 3D engine was refined and included lightsource shading. The subsequent CD-ROM release went one better, adding a high-res mode for an even sharper experience. They quickly had things flying around on the screen, but it was a long way short of being a playable game.
Initially there were a few icons down the sides plus a message area at the bottom, with no polished artwork in sight. Later on, artist Herman Serrano replaced some of the temporary icon graphics with his own, as well as providing the box artwork and the loading screen on the ST and Amiga versions. However, after this initial surge of good progress, problems soon began to surface. It became clear that Realtime. PDS had been updated to support the instruction set, but nothing much else had changed.
This caused serious technical problems that Ian and Graeme had to struggle through. Unfortunately, it was about to get worse, as about the same time as all these issues were coming to a head, Realtime Games ran out of money.
I think what made it hard was that Carrier Command was clearly going to be something rather special if we ever actually got to finish it! As the finishing line began to loom over the horizon, an agreed and commercially acceptable title for the project had to be finalised. Realtime started employing other people. Carrier Command had nearly wrecked us, so we wanted something we knew we could achieve. Carrier Command won, just beating out the similar Carrier Commander.
We told them we hated the more zany names, and Carrier Command emerged as a consensus. The royalties from other versions only just cleared the advances and we were relying on future royalties to dig us out of our financial hole. It was an all monochrome affair, and they ended up writing it twice. The second Mac version ran as an officially legal Mac OS program, running in a window, using desktop gadgets, multifinder and all the usual Mac menus and options.
They even got the game running on the Mac 2 once they removed a small amount of self-. Its development was sub-contracted and an entirely new company called Cross Products Ltd was set up to support it.
SNASM went on to be used by a number of other developers and publishers over the next three or four years. Ian Oliver has bittersweet memories of Carrier Command, as it represents both the peak and the beginning of the end for Realtime Games. While we did some solid work, including both ports and original product, we produced nothing that even came close to Carrier Command. So much so that a new generation of players are still experiencing it, with the recent publication of Carrier Command: Gaea Mission for the PC, and continues to enthral gamers worldwide.
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Direct Debit guarantee details available on request. This offer expires without notice. In Trick Trap you play a medieval prince who, armed with guns and bombs rather than a sword and shield, must battle through five stages to rescue his kidnapped princess from Satan, and by doing so free the land of Vegetaria from his control.
That said, what is unusual about Trick Trap is that while the game is full of tough enemies, pretty much all bar the bosses can be avoided by legging it.
In fact, this rescue mission can be finished in around ten minutes. Time is of the essence in Trick Trap, as failure to complete stages within a pretty strict time limit results in a deadly and invincible time umpire appearing on the scene, who hones in on the position of your hero, killing him outright. Avoiding confronting the standard enemies in the game means you do miss out on grabbing points and the pick-ups they drop, which do come in useful for powering-up your hero and preparing him for the tricky boss encounters.
The visuals are functional, but the music is top-notch. Pretty much every piece of music is ace, with our favourite being the rousing Conan-esque final stage music. It might not feature any guns, but it is challenging. Take your pick of home conversions too; we have a soft spot for the CPC version. With its cartoon visuals and taxing twitch platform gameplay instantly recalling the Nintendo classic, Dr. Micro is something of a hidden gem.
The second sees you riding beach balls that gradually float in the air and eventually pop, with you trying to shoot down enough enemies to open the exit and fly into it. The final stage takes place in a laboratory, with robotic machinery to avoid, conveyor belts to tackle and robot bodyguard bosses guarding the doctor.
Get to the end and the levels loop. Fun, challenging and addictive; be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Micro this month. The two could almost be cousins; just compare those two screen shots. And Donkey Kong has pretty much appeared on everything. Under Defeat Like Ultra X, your craft is capable of summoning a helpful drone to aid it in battle. Ultra X comprises seven stages taking you to battles across the globe, in space and finally on the moon.
You begin by first selecting your craft from the choice of seven on offer. Each has its own unique fire type and giant robot buddy that basically acts as your special attack — these can be summoned to appear on the scene to lend a helping hand when things get a bit chaotic.
As well as your robo. He looked like Gort and beat up rubber monsters. You play the role of a chunky, scary-eyed man armed with a baseball bat, who goes around beating up monsters and ghouls in single screen levels. Clubbing demons, ogres or fire-breathing wizards causes them to fly backwards, and the aim is to chain kills together by forcing enemies to collide into one another.
What really lets Dark Tower down is the generic and unimaginative feel of it. Damien McFerran takes a look back at a quarter century of cult gaming and examines the three key pieces of hardware that helped define the cult console.
Its North American debut — as the TurboGrafx — was a costly failure, and it never launched officially in Europe at all. While many take issue with the policy of modern manufacturers to constantly revise their hardware to drive sales, few companies in the history of videogaming have been quite as keen to evolve their systems as NEC.
The company failed to transition successfully into the bit era, and foolishly put its weight behind Full Motion Video with its PC-FX system. Around the same time the company ended its long and fruitful relationship with Hudson Soft, and quietly retreated back to its core consumer electronics and IT businesses.
However, although NEC may have abandoned the interactive entertainment arena and Hudson Soft may have ceased to exist the company was swallowed up by Konami a short time ago , the legacy of this unique partnership lives on in the PC Engine family. Nintendo was the only game in town as far as Japanese players were concerned. Little is documented about the history of the company, and this is likely due to the fact that its games were largely catered to the Japanese market and few saw release outside the territory.
The company in its pack-in form no longer exists, having been merged with Victor Entertainment a subsidiary of JVC in The two companies decided to collaborate, and the iconic white PC Engine hit Japanese store shelves on 30 October, Within that sleek snow-white casing lay a beast which would outclass the Famicom in every way imaginable; it boasted bit graphics hardware with colours on-screen at once, a six channel sound chip and credit-card sized media for games — known as HuCards in Japan and TurboChips in the US.
However, having better hardware was only one part of the whole equation. The results were electrifying; the PC Engine ports of R-Type, Rainbow Islands, Outrun, Space Harrier, Splatterhouse, Gradius and set new standards of visual and aural quality, leaving Famicom software looking distinctly second-rate by comparison.
In the same year the company would make its first serious error with the release of the SuperGrafx, an attempt to create a more powerful version of the console in order to compete with the Sega Mega Drive, which had been released in Japan the previous year. Essentially a PC Engine with an additional video chip and four times the amount of RAM, it was backwards-compatible with existing software but was such a flop that it only saw five exclusive games a sixth, Darius Plus, was a dual-format hybrid which also ran on the standard PC Engine before quietly being shelved.
The popularity of the PC Engine brand allowed NEC and Hudson to swiftly overcome this setback, but it served as a worrying omen for future hardware mistakes. This one is particularly weird. As was the case in Japan, Nintendo was the company to beat, with the NES proving to be insanely popular. Again, the same issue regarding third-party software occurred, but with less-than-impressive hardware sales, few developers were willing to upset Nintendo in order to produce software for the TurboGrafx — which could only offer a small fraction of the kind of profits the NES could.
In a cruel twist of fate, Hudson was unable to release some of its best games Stateside because it had already produced them for the NES.
Although the hardware stuck around for a few years on North American soil, it never achieved the same level of success that it enjoyed in its homeland. Interestingly, one of the regions where the PC Engine gained a significant amount of exposure was Europe — most notably the UK.
Soon after its release in , you could walk into almost any independent UK videogame retailer and find PC Engine games sitting proudly on the shelves. The allure of new technology coupled with the high quality of the arcade ports and the appeal of playing something obscure — created the ideal environment for the PC Engine to grow its fan base in the UK. However, there was considerable grey market penetration as Europeans also wanted to participate in the new gaming revolution.
The basic visuals and sparse sound hide some surprisingly challenging gameplay, and the controls are tight and responsive. The raw power of the PC Engine was proof of this fact, but arguably the most impressive achievement was bringing CD-ROM storage to the realm of videogames.
The key to unlocking the true potential of the format came in the shape of System Cards. Five different System Cards were released in Japan, each one offering more potential for the medium.
A turning point was the introduction of the Super System Card 3. Further hardware revisions followed, including the Duo-R and Duo-RX — the latter of which shipped with a six-button pad which would later be borrowed for the abortive 32bit PC-FX system — and the Duo was even released in the States, under the name TurboDuo. TTI to oversee the North American operation, but it was too late to make a real impact. Crude technology and developer inexperience led to vacuous games that made little constructive use of the massively expanded storage space, and early CD-ROM titles relied heavily on the impact of FMV to gain attention.
For arguably the first time in the history of the industry, the compact disc medium was put to truly. The developer then went on to release games on the Super Nintendo and 3DO. Its final few releases before exiting the game space were TurboGrafx rereleases on Virtual Console, under the name Kaga Create. These examples, along with many others, would lay down the accepted blueprint for CD-ROM development for the next half decade — instead of using the space on the disc for largely non-interactive video, Super CD-ROM games instead adapted it to complement traditional game design.
Instead, the machine made the mistake that previous CD-based systems had done — it focused on video display quality. Only 62 games made it to market, and the console was discontinued in , after selling a paltry , units. Even so, the PC Engine CD original retains its mystique and allure; the mixture of CD-quality music and gorgeous 2D visuals makes for an intoxicating brew, and the deep and engaging gameplay finishes the job. As is the case with many of the more desirable PC Engine titles, price is a potential sticking point.
The CD medium allowed for impressive cinematic cutscenes and a beautiful soundtrack. Of Thunder, this fantasy-style horizontal shooter does away with genre conventions such as spaceships and aliens and instead uses mythical beasts as its focal point. The eyepopping visuals are perfectly complemented by a raucous guitar soundtrack. Fatal Fury Special — an update on the second game in the series — which also received a release on the PC Engine — is possibly the most impressive, and really showcases how far the aging hardware could be pushed.
A console experience in the palm of your hand hen people discuss the history of the PC Engine lineage, one console which inevitably crops up is the GT. Considered to be the pinnacle of portable gaming in the early Nineties, this lavish device cost an absolute bomb when compared to its rivals, yet it provided an experience that was arguably far superior.
Simply put, the GT was a PC Engine console in mobile form; it boasted the same internal tech as its home console brother, and even used the exact same games. This was nothing short of a revelation back in the early days of handhelds. Even the Game Boy — which was considered by many to be the most mobile gaming system on the face of the planet — had larger cartridges, meaning you were less likely to leave the house with a pocketful of software.
Rival devices like the Atari Lynx and Sega Game Gear were blighted by blurry LCD colour screens — first-generation efforts that made some fast-paced games almost unplayable.
While the screen on the GT is primitive compared to what we have today on our phones and handhelds, back in it was considered best in show, offering striking colour and contrast with the bare minimum of motion blur during quick movement.
Like the Game Gear, the GT received a TV tuner which effectively transformed the console into a portable colour television. This strong feature set made the GT a king in the handheld arena, but stamina was always a sticking point, just as it was with other colour portables of the period. Six AA batteries would last around three hours, which was well short of the hour lifespan the Game Boy boasted with two batteries less.
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The Boleyn Bride. Brandy Purdy. From carefree young woman to disillusioned bride, the dazzling lady who would become mother and grandmother to two of history's most infamous queens, has a fascinating story all her own. At sixteen, Elizabeth Howard envisions a glorious life for herself as lady-in-waiting to the future queen, Catherine of Aragon.
But when she is forced to marry Thomas Boleyn, a wealthy commoner, Elizabeth is left to stagnate in the countryside while her detested husband pursues his ambitions. There, she raises golden girl Mary, moody George, and ugly duckling Anne—while staving off boredom with a string of admirers. When Thomas finally brings his highborn wife to London, Elizabeth indulges in lavish diversions and dalliances—and catches the lusty king's eye.
But those who enjoy Henry's fickle favor must also guard against his wrath. For while her husband's machinations bring Elizabeth and her children to the pinnacle of power, the distance to the scaffold is but a short one—and the Boleyn family's fortune may be turning.
Praise for the novels of Brandy Purdy "Recommended for readers who can't get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory's books. Justin Warner. It's a multicooker--it's an air fryer--it even has a built-in crisping element! Welcome to your newest all-in-one cooking appliance obsession, the Ninja Foodi. This officially licensed book is the ultimate guide to cooking with the Foodi--with recipes from Food Network celebrity chef Justin Warner who helped test and design the appliance along with full color photos.
Finally, a one-step countertop cooking appliance that truly does it all. The recipes in the Foodi cookbook offer air-frying, pressure-cooking, and slow-cook recipes from breakfast through dinner. Eclectic, worldly, and easy enough for every day, The Ultimate Ninja Foodi Cookbook offers something for everyone.
Alison Weir. This is a must for all fans of Tudor fiction and history. For Jane, the betrayal triggers memories of a haunting incident that shaped her beliefs about marriage. But once Henry disavows Katherine and secures Anne as his new queen—forever altering the religious landscape of England—he turns his eye to another: Jane herself. Can Jane be the one to give the King his long-sought-after son, or will she be cast aside like the women who came before her? Bringing new insight to this compelling story, Alison Weir marries meticulous research with gripping historical fiction to re-create the dramas and intrigues of the most renowned court in English history.
At its center is a loving and compassionate woman who captures the heart of a king, and whose life will hang in the balance for it. From the richly appointed decor to the religious tenor of the time, the historical ambience is first-rate. The Tiger in the House. Jacqueline Sheehan. A natural storyteller, Sheehan will draw you in with her finely crafted characters and hold you tight until the very end.
Delia Lamont has had it. Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches closer to Delia herself than she would ever guess.
As she seeks to discover where Hayley belongs, Delia is forced to reexamine her own painful history. With no guide but her own flawed instincts, Delia must decide how deep to venture into the unknown, whether in shaping the destiny of the child who has no one else to turn to—or in exploring the fierce dark corners of her own soul.
I read it once, and then I read it all over again. The Tiger In the House is a gripper. What a great read. Delia is a compelling heroine, sensitively rendered. Jacqueline Sheehan is a perceptive observer of the complexities of family relationships in the face of tragedy. Where the Dead Lie. Cyr from the gritty streets of London to the glittering pleasure haunts of the aristocracy London, One of the city's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and murdered—and his younger sister is still missing.
Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, refuses to let this killer go unpunished. Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: Someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable.
And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm Mary SanGiovanni. Lovecraft in this chilling novel of murder, mystery, and slow-mounting dread from acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni. It begins with a freak snowstorm in May. Hit hardest is the rural town of Colby, Connecticut.
Schools and businesses are closed, powerlines are down, and police detective Jack Glazier has found a body in the snow. It appears to be the victim of a bizarre ritual murder.
As the snow piles up, so do the sacrifices. Cut off from the rest of the world, Glazier teams up with an occult crime specialist to uncover a secret society hiding in their midst.
The gods they worship are unthinkable. The powers they summon are unstoppable. And the things they will do to the good people of Colby are utterly, horribly unspeakable The Dry Grass of August. Anna Jean Mayhew.
In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood—and for the woman who means the world to her.
On a scorching day in August , thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us—from child to adult, from wounded to indomitable.
The Music Shop: A Novel. Rachel Joyce. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind.
Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to turn and run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with eyes as black as vinyl.
But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music—and love—in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction. This lovely novel is as satisfying and enlightening as the music that suffuses its every page.
Death in the Stocks. A Healing Justice. Kristin von Kreisler. From the bestselling author of Earnest and An Unexpected Grace comes a novel about a woman, a dog, and the hope and love that can emerge from tragedy. Two years ago, police officer Andrea Brady fell madly in love with a black-muzzled, slightly rumpled German shepherd who showed up at her house one misty autumn day.
Then the unthinkable happens. But as she finds kind allies in her Puget Sound island community, the road back becomes a journey of healing for both Andie and her canine companion. And Andie learns important lessons about justice—and about Justice—as she struggles to find the courage to forgive herself and reclaim the gift of her life.
Luster: A Novel. Raven Leilani. And how do we even know what we want? Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules.
She becomes a hesitant ally to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie may be the only Black woman young Akila knows. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent, and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.
The Wives: A Novel. Tarryn Fisher. An Instant Bestseller! But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.
Robin D. Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow.
From'the preeminent historian of black popular culture' Cornel West , an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society. The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Malcolm X. Now available as an eBook for the very first time! His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless.
It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will. Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth. The Leopard: A Novel. Giuseppe Di Lampedusa.
A classic of modern fiction. The wait is over! Ever since the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its millions of fans have been hungry for more—and it's finally here! This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity!
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Douglas Fisher. Effective teaching is effective teaching, no matter where it occurs The pandemic teaching of mid was not really distance learning, but rather crisis teaching. Coming soon!
Keep an eye on this spot for more details! The Book of Koli. Everything that lives hates us Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand.
And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don't venture too far beyond the walls. He's wrong. For more from M. Find your new favorite book. David Baldacci. Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in this compelling Memory Man thriller by 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.
Decker is visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by a man named Meryl Hawkins. Hawkins is a convicted murderer. In fact, he's the very first killer Decker ever put behind bars. But he's innocent, he claims. Now suffering from terminal cancer, it's his dying wish that Decker clear his name. It's unthinkable. The case was open and shut, with rock solid forensic evidence.
But when Hawkins turns up dead with a bullet in his head, even Decker begins to have doubts. Is it possible that he really did get it wrong, all those years ago? Decker's determined to uncover the truth, no matter the personal cost. But solving a case this cold may be impossible, especially when it becomes clear that someone doesn't want the old case reopened. Suppositions and blame will be made and cast, but in the end, the road knows, and the road keeps itself to itself.
A small wooden cross ap- peared soon after. Its white enamel with a spray of colored plastic flowers, ribbons and a bar code on the back. It carries with it the thoughts and wishes of those who knew he who left the world behind on the road. I suppose it shouldnt bother me, but it does. The roadside me- morial is in the wrong place. The wrong side of the road, many yards from where the something happened. The road goes on. W Reach Jim at jmrising comcast. Even more rants are on his blog at jamesrising.
The long, hard road A roadside memorial near Jims house plagues him. No dancing, no rock music and definitely no living out loud.
This town was free from de- struction until a motorcycle- riding, leather-wearing and hip- rolling rebel named Chad moved into town. Chad eventually gets the attention of Natalie, who dreams of finding a man who will sweep her off her feet. Then she realizes that Chad isnt in- terested in her because he has eyes for someone else.
A twisted love triangle turns this small town upside down and all its people get all shook up. Even though the musical pro- duction had a short run, Michael Marone saw potential in the show and will direct the production that will be showing at the Music Box Playhouse in Swoyersville April , , Ma- rone also directed the show at the Pennsylvania Theatre of Per- forming Arts in Hazleton and stated that he is using the same choreography he used in his previous production.
The Shakespeare stuff with the Twelfth Night comes into play with this girl in town who really loves this guy, and she decides that maybe the best way to get to know what hes looking for is to dress up like a man and pretend shes one of the guys to see what he talks about, he said. Marone explained that one of the unique things about All Shook Up is the fascinating love triangle that takes place in the show. Natalie falls in love with Chad, but yet Chad is head over heels in love with Miss Sandra, who doesnt want anything to do with him, despite the fact that all the other girls in town go crazy for him.
Not only will he be directing the show, but he will be playing the part of Dennis, who is a dorky character in love with Natalie. He describes the charac- ter as a comical side-kick with a Buddy Holly resemblance. Of course no woman is ever going to fall in love with him because hes so awkward and weird, he said.
Marone shared that hes a fan of the whole production, but theres a scene in particular that he favors more than the rest.
Theres a little medley in the show, he said. Teddy Bear and Hound Dog, which I think is hilarious. Thats probably my favorite section of the show. Marone stated that the audi- ence will get to see a high-energy dance production, which is the most dancing that the Music Box Players has showcased in a long time.
It certainly will be new for audiences to see that, he said. If nothing else, the older crowd will get thrown back a little bit in time to be able to reminisce about the classic tunes that they were familiar with when they were younger.
Very nostalgic. Music Box Play- house Hughes St. PLAY, musicbox. One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dream of opening a fitness studio was fear of failure. At the time, I also lacked the self confidence that I needed to overcome that fear, and as years passed, my dream seemed to slip farther away from me.
Year after year, I told myself that I would wait for the perfect time to open my gym and before I knew it, 15 years worth of po- tential perfect times had gone by. Eventually, I took control of my life, harnessed my self con- fidence, and made the dream of owning a gym become a reality.
Most times, instead of being proactive in life, were just spending time reacting. A great way to regain control is to ex- amine your life and determine where your problems lie. Open yourself up to new opportuni- ties, so you see its possible to chart your own course and drive your life forward. Set goals and reach them! Start right now. As of this very moment, begin thinking of yourself differently.
What is it about yourself that you want to change? Using 15 words or less, describe what you want to change about yourself, your attitude, your environment. Take the time to write down your answer, and then take the time to read it several times. In hindsight, I realize I shouldnt have waited so long to accomplish my goal. Waiting only prolonged my fear, affect- ed my self-esteem and altered my inner confidence.
Even though I regret not fulfilling my dream sooner, Im glad I finally pushed through the wall of self doubt. There is no grea- ter sense of accomplishment than realizing that you can reach your goals. Life is about not letting your insecurities hold you down, but harnessing the power of your own thoughts to change how you feel about yourself and your outlook on life. If youd like to learn more about confidence-building skills, fitness, nutrition and how to discover an improved you, sign up for the Healthier Image Womens Program at Leverage Fitness Studio Rutter Ave.
The week series begins Sunday, April W Its time to build your own brand - and your self confidence. And it seems those who waited too long to get tickets for the beer and food tasting thatll be held Saturday, April 14 from p.
This year, we have a total of 36 brewers represented, which I think is a record, said Beth Larson, who co-chairs The Tam- ing of the Brew with her husband Michael Fritz. I think its really important to note that these folks donate all the beer and food, Larson began, and for some restaurants and breweries, that represents around three grand for one evening, so we couldnt do that without the support of those folks.
Ticket prices have risen the past two years, and with stipends that must be paid to some partici- pating brewers and other costs that come with running an event that features alcohol, BTE has a lot of overhead putting on The Taming of the Brew. The event is getting more expensive for us to put on, and I think its important to give the context of why prices rose , Larson said. That helps folks realize what it takes to put on a party for people. Most festiv- als charge separately for the food, by my knowledge, were one of the only festivals where thats included.
While its surely welcome for the event to rapidly sell out, there is some stress involved. Especially when people know youre on the committee, Larson said, laughing. Friends come out of the woodwork, but its great. As long as we keep selling out, we know were doing a good event. Another reason it has such an appeal is its intimacy. If we expanded it and were not a professional festival, were a volunteer committee who fun- draisers for a theater it would lose its charm the bigger it got.
We get told time and time again from the vendors, in partic- ular the brewers, that this is their favorite event of the year, Lar- son said. They really like the intimacy of it, they like how we take care of them, they like that they actually have time to talk to people about their wares and everything. In addition to the brews and the food, The Taming of the Brew also offers a silent auction from local businesses and arti- sans that range from gift certif- icates to art to jewelry.
Pilosi has been vegan for the past 15 years. I would appreciate it if every- one would go online and vote for me, Pilosi said. You can vote for me because you think I am sexy or because you think I am a nice guy or because you think I do good things or because you think it would be great for my restaurant or if you think it would be great for Scranton if I win!
First-round voting ends Mon- day, April 16 at noon and finalists will be announced Monday, April 23 at noon, when a new voting round continues until Monday, May 7. The winners, who land a free trip to Hawaii, will be an- nounced Monday, May To vote for Christian, visit features.
It causes you tons of stress, rarely results in satisfying paybacks and gets you into trouble more often than not. However, every once in a while, you get the roman- tic-comedy movie resolution, where the douche gets his comeuppance, you are praised for your astute and courageous words and actions, and everyone is grateful that someone, at least, was willing to say what everyone was thinking and change things for the better.
While you may not get exactly that result this week, youre likely to get at least an appreciative pat on the back. So theres that.
These are by no means insurmountable provided you acknowledge and address them with- out blinders or deception. This new way of relating requires entirely different rules than your old connection; trying to contin- ue as you have, in this new context, would just lead to relationship-destroying disas- ter. Throw out or at least shelve indefi- nitely the old rulebooks, and sit down, right now, to write some new ones from scratch before you take another step.
Youll be glad you did later. Ac- knowledge that sometimes your silence on the subject will prove more intriguing to others than just speaking up about it would be.
Keeping mum will only pique their curiosity, forcing them to relentlessly ha- rangue and stalk you until you spill the beans anyway. While it might be embar- rassing or painful to share something like this, its still less of a hassle than the al- ternative. Of course, if you insist on find- ing that out the hard way, go ahead and stay closemouthed. Youll wish you hadnt later. While you certainly invited them to benefit from all the won- derful things you have to give, at some point they crossed a line or perhaps simply didnt move on in the timeframe you thought they would.
Now its time for you to play mama bird and gently push those reluctant chicks out of the nest. They may not think they can or want to fly on their own, but you know better and the only way theyll learn is by doing. Sure, you wish everyone could abide by your ideal standards, but of course you know thats not always the case. Overlooking others shortcomings or failings is the kind and generous thing to do here, provided theyre not actually huge, destructive character flaws.
Most likely theyre only things that annoy or inconve- nience you, so getting over them is in everyones best interest. Addressing them would only make you seem petty, while letting them go will probably add to your air of benevolence and wisdom.
Does it seem like a no-brainer yet? It should. Theres always room for compromise, only sometimes youre simply too stubborn to see or acknowledge it. That can lead to some massive dis- agreements over truly tiny issues, simply because of your persistent resistance. Sure, their idea may downright suck compared to yours. But being part of a team means being willing to lose and letting others take the lead. Try that this week, please. However, theres no reason you should censor your own happi- ness; if you wait until everyone else is happy before you share your joy, youll never get to share it at all.
Presentation, however, is key. If your tone is, Here are all the ways Im glad Im not you right now, your message will be understandably ill received. However, if you instead offer a distraction and your message is, Things will get better for you, too, in time, your listeners might prove grateful instead of resentful.
However, just imagine the pain your si- lence or deception might cause, because in the absence of the truth, people might imagine scenarios that are far worse than whats actually happening. Allowing them to live with those excruciating fantasies isnt fair or kind. This week, be kind and let them in on the truth so they can be released from the crueler lie theyve made up.
Amazing sex alone cant justify the misery they surely suffer out of bed, but again and again I see awful people shacked up with long-term partners.
Perhaps they simply feel hopelessly trapped. The one thing I can safely conclude, however, is that none of those suffering partners are Sagittarians. Having eluded many, you know how to escape traps with ease. Consider showing someone a way out of the one they think theyre stuck in.
Dont compare their actions to what a saint might do in their place, but rather to what youd have to put up with from a stranger filling their shoes. Im willing to bet that what theyre asking from you is still far less taxing than what youd be forced to pay if virtually anyone else was doing what theyre doing.
So deliver with a smile, and remember that theyre doing you a favor, even if it doesnt always feel that way. Of course your in- tentions were almost saintly, but by now youve probably realized that you may not be able to deliver on everything you prom- ised at least not at the level you imag- ined.
Its time for you to start seeking al- ternatives. Thats not simply announcing you cant handle this stuff and dumping some of it on whoevers close at hand. You still have a duty to find an appropriate surrogate to absorb some of these respon- sibilities; yes, another arduous task, but not as taxing as being buried under the mas- sive weight of everything youve taken on.
But wearing those earplugs during a conversa- tion whose content you dont want to hear is a less laudable way to address the sit- uation. Life is full of stuff youd rather ignore, but doing so is childish and ulti- mately ineffective.
Pull out the earplugs, remove the blinders, and face the uncom- fortable or painful truths youve been trying to shield yourself from. Yes, this will suck but youll find that once youve faced them, youll be able to happi- ly move on from them and throw out those earplugs and blinders once and for all. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign. Active in community theater, Dawns artistic talent doesnt stop there.
Her love for painting and drawing has made a recent comeback in her life, so get to know this local talent. What made you choose your profession? I went to my rst professional theater production when I was 11 years old.
After that I was hooked. Community involvement: Ive been involved for many years in community theater throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Hobbies: Theater, of course. I also paint, draw and dabble in photography. Favorite quote: You need three things in the theater: The play, the actors and the audience, and each must give something.
Kenneth Haigh Favorite thing about the area: The fall foliage. I love that time of year. She brings so much electricity to stage and screen. For the men, I would say Kevin Spacey. Hes so versatile. One minute hes a psychotic killer and the next hes singing Bobby Darin songs.
One thing most people dont know about me: I was extremely shy growing up. Until I got involved in theater, I would have never dare to speak in front of people. One thing Ive always wanted to do: I would love to swim with dolphins. What I wanted to be when I grew up: Was I was young, I either wanted to be an artist or an oceanographer. I love the sea. Current passion: Ive really been getting back into drawing and painting again.
I used to do it all the time when I was young, but as I grew older I started to get out of it. Who is My day job is in medical records, but my chosen calling is the theater. Because of its unibody construction, very few survived the harsh Northeast winters with all the road salt.
It is currently undergoing another restoration. Kindergarten- high school. Registration deadline one week in advance. Frances Slocum State Park Mt. Olivet Road, Wyoming, Volunteers needed to help with Earth Day cleanup, litter pick- up, raking mulch, planting shrubs, meet at park office for assignment. Groups of 5 or more, pre-register. Reservations required. Pre-registration re- quired, call. Junior Bird Club: April 14, p. Meets monthly.
Registration required, call. Tumblin Timberdoodles: April 14, p. Elusive American woodcock returns to park. Become NBLT volunteer land monitor. Contact Salt Springs State Park Montrose, See web for full schedule of times and activities. All are welcome. Info: clear4teaparty gmail. Linda Wiles to present Gardening for Butterflies. Design competition is Star Light, Star Bright. Horticulture competi- tion, any flower cut from a bulb.
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The way I look at it, whatever people say about me is none of my business. If someone judges me, it doesnt define me, it defines them. Yo Mommas lips are so big that she has to put lipstick on with a paint roller, I said aloud to myself as my room- mate, Eddie, entered the room.
I dont even wanna know! At the time, Yo Momma was a popular show on MTV hosted by Wilmer Valderrama, where the best trash-talkers across America insulted each others mother through a series of intense battles that usually took place near a chain-linked fence.
After watching movies about bad mothers on Lifetime for inspiration and making my friends sit in the first row with cue cards to hold up in case I froze, I was ready to rock. Youre the only white guy participating, Eddie pointed out shortly before the competi- tion began. Are you sure you want to do this? Theyll rip you apart! Instead of taking Eddies sound advice, I decided to seize the opportunity, realizing it could be the closest Id ever get to being the token white guy in a Tyler Perry movie.
After spitting out one-liners like Yo Momma is so fat when someone says Kool-Aid, she busts through the wall, I not only earned the respect of the crowd, but I had them in a bigger uproar than the wom- en of the Ohio correctional facility in the MoNique come- dy special I Coulda Been Your Cellmate. In the end, I was robbed Al Gore-style, finishing in second.
Looking back, Im sorry I let someone talk shit on you, Mom, for a chance at cash. They didnt mean what they said about you. If I would have known that things might get better I might have not tried to kill myself. You might help someone with a decision that will last the rest of that person's life.
If anyone has anything to say, write me:. Woodland P1. Suicide needs to be talked. Last Saturday I was downtown here in Topeka, and there was an anti-abortion march! With signs like "Thanx mom for not flushing me down the toilet," "Abortion is murder," and so on.
This makes me really mad! They're trying to ban abortions! This would not solve anything, if nothing else it would cause more problems. Abortions would still go on! But the facilities would not be. The women not being able to find these illegal facilities would attempt abortions on their own, which could result in not only killing the fetus, but possibly the mother. I'm not saying I'm for abortion!
But I do believe people should have the right to choose for themselves! But if Jerry Falwell has his way, people will lose this right! What will be next? Jerry Falwell's followers are called the "moral majority" but there are only 3 million of them in the US ; this is a minority! Should we let this minority dictate to the majority what's right and what's wrong?!
Will this country ultimately become a dictatorship? Let us strive for pro-choice! Let us make decisions for ourselves! Please write and view your opinions. Or if you're just looking for a pen-pal, write me. This is directed to all the girls out there who want to play in a band. Do it now, before it's too late. I didn't start playing til 4 years ago when a friend introduced me to punk and hardcore.
For a while I was in a band, but I quit when the rest of the band decided to start doing sappy songs because they thought we were too "hard" and would turn people off. For the past year I've been locking myself in my room to practice for hours every day. Now that I feel like I'm ready to form a band of my own, I'm afraid no one will want to play with me since I'm 32 years old. I've put ads up in the local music stores and all I got was one call from Andy.
He asked me how old I was, and when I told him he laughed and said he didn't think I'd like him because he was so much younger than me. He said he'd call me back but never did. I haven't given up, but I do feel disheartened about it. It's like in the movie "Wild in the Streets" where everyone over 30 is given a dose of acid and put in a concentration camp. Maybe I'm a case of arrested development. Maybe it's time to have babies, read "Woman's-Day," and listen to the blues. Well, fuck my rubber gloves, any suggestions as to what I can do from drowning in hopelessness will be greatly appreciated--but wait, I may not listen, cause you might be slot younger than me.
Helga the Elder A E. Austin, TX It's about time I wrote this cuz it really pisses me off. I'm sick and tired of "people" who have to go round proving what big men and women they are, talking about how much they love sex. What a man he is? If he enjoys sex that much he wouldn't have to prove it to everyone, and if he did, why? This is not the only example I have heard, people say things such as "Oh, tripping is great, , nearly as great as sex".
The person who said this was a certified virgin. I say stop all this bullshit, stop. If you enjoy sex, good on you, that's. It seems to be if you're not bragging about how much you love your sex life to everyone most people who do, theirs is non-existent anyway , you're not well.
Also, if you're against sexism, you obviously are hung up about sex--this is BULLSHIT, wanting equality between people has nothing to do with your sex life, that's what some assholes would like to write it off too, and girls get off your fucking asses, get yourself a band going, or a fanzine, anything, just don't sit there watching your boyfriend!
In every MRR there's about four girls in every magazine if you're lucky compared to the guys in it. A real change from the system--what a joke. Come on people, something's gotta be done about this, reject your brainwash. This is Steve from Canada telling Morgan from Canada to fuck off! Your two lessons were useless.
If a few spelling errors make the message unclear to you, if you can't figure out what people are saying, then you're the one with the problem, not them for putting an apostrophe in the wrong place. When someone SAYS the word "your" or "you're", you understand it by its context, so why not the same when you read it? It seems to me that they don't have anything to say, but want to say something or get their name in MRR , so they pick on people's spelling.
You should be concerned with what people say which I'm sure you are and stop worrying about how imperfectly they say it. If we corrected every mistake that occurred, we'd be so busy that we wouldn't have anytime to say anything. And besides : did you ever think that there's probably a reason for people's mistakes, like maybe a poor education system?
Are you going to start telling blacks or wymyn or any other oppressed to smarten up? A lot of things are out of people's control, including where they live and what kind of education they get. On the other had, as for Erikka's response about deciphering letter : I don't think she should have to. I think that people with shitty writing not all, but at least some would try to make it legible, although I realize not everyone has a typewriter so that the folks at MRR could do more of what they want to do and less of what we make them do in the name of open-mindedness.
Lastly : I heard the interview with Dee Dee Ramone on the radio show a while ago and thought he was an idiot, although I didn't know who it was at the time.
T h e same interview appeared last issue. Definite rules for punk? Punk should provide alternatives to mainstream thought and music, but also alternatives to itself, to stay diverse and open to all forms of expression.
Steve D. Last year I wrote a pamphlet called "Animal Rights vs. Human Rights. By now, I am quite convinced that the whole issue is. I have encountered is constant babbling. Some people may be disgusted by tales of blood and gore, others may not. What does this prove?
Such thoughtless emotional appeal is just as despicable here. I believe that all non-humans are. They are biological machines that live and act for absolutely no purpose or direction except their instincts. Humans, on the other other hand, possess a unique self-esteem which allows us to live and act however we please.
This free will is the reason for being subject to concepts of right and wrong ; of justice ; of morality and rights. Instead of going on and on about the "pain" and "suffering" animals are experiencing, why are the animal rights activists so unwilling or unable to explain why, exactly, should this be of any concern?
A simple question, I think. Also, why is this concern only being applied to animals, and not to insects, bacteria, plants, or inanimate objects?
I have been told that "animals are different because they feel pain," and "animals are above a certain arbitrary, I think level of intelligence," yet everyone seems to come up empty when I ask what these things have to do with having rights. Put up or shut up. This latest assault on human rights must either be justified somehow or put to rest, because these tirades about "animal torture " aren't proving anything.
Richard A. A word or two about meat. A--I eat some meat but would rather. B--I object to meat not because of principle but farming processes. L e m m e explain:. If you think meat comes from farmer.
Brown who has chickens and cows running loose in his backyard, think again. Even though studies have shown there is no profit in it, today's farmers say "factory. Pigs and cows, if not being bred to the point of dangerous inbreeding, live their lives in boxes hardly big enough to stand. No movement is allowed and the. T h i s i s nothing compared to chickens. Have you seen the way today's chickens are grown?
Holy shit! They are crammed in their buildings so tightly that the only way to move is over one another. Laying hens are caged in boxes no bigger than themselves! This is just the tip of the iceberg. Since this method of farming helps transmit diseases contrary to factory farm proponents , the animals must be injected with costly antibodies.
The more antibiotics. Not only that, to save money, animals are saturated with growth hormones and supervitamins to speed them on to axe-day. I won't go beyond this point, cause. With the old way of meat production, it was cruel, but the animals could LIVE!!! Now, any dignity or normalcy an animal may have had is destroyed. Kinda makes you other non-vegans wanna pukc, eh? If you're going to be vegan, have a better reason than "an animal died".
Grow up! You'll die too! Also, we need some of the things in meat to live. Animals suffer greatly now to provide food, and since there is no profit in it, the proponents of factory farming must be warped to cling to it. I strongly suggest you look for a. It has world-wide. New Oxford St.
PS--the Hingham town fathers may be building us skate punx a half-pipe right behind my school since we were banned from the streets and town property. Fuck the NF! I just watched a movie on TV which. The movie was. I just couldn't. I feel so helpless now. Like there's. I'm not even sure why. I've never felt so much fear and. I think of all these fucking psychotic madmen that run the world and it's very frightening.
What am I supposed to do? I'm just a. It makes me want to pick up where the Vancouver Five. Everyday my aggression builds up. I get even more angry when. I hear "You're too young to think. I'll welcome any comments and return correspondence.
I was reading through some of my friends' old issues of MRR. I read your little parody fanzine about angry young proud skinheads.
I wasn't angry until I read this. First of all, I don't like you lumping. Everybody has their different opinion about what skinhead is about. I'm a skinhead to set myself apart from the punk idiots who go beat people up for no reason. I have nothing sic some of my best friends are punks, but being a skin just means I gonna try a little harder to my beliefs and not convict others for theirs.
If you are going to continually put down skins you are all a bunch of hypocrites. You say you're peace punks but you can't even unite with us people in. Think about it hard and. All punks and skins unite. This letter is addressed to guy A. In his letter, he said he realized how bad and stupid he acted while he was "playing" nazi.
It takes a lot of gut and intelligence to admit that you were wrong. I wish I could correspond with you. When I read your letter it made me happy and hopeful yes people can change! Please send me your address. With the goal of real structural change in the government and social reform, how is HC music going to change anything? Is it primarily to educate those who are involved in the various "scenes " in each town, which seem, from my own experience, to be more fashion-oriented than truly political, or are you going to.
How many congressmen listen to a hardcore album that sells maybe one or two thousand copies at the most anyway? Punks hurt each other and themselves and still Reagan interferes in the governments of other c o u n t r i e s. Punks yell and scream about social change, but the only people to hear them have heard it before and don't seem to care about it anyway. Does anarchy mean not having to do the dishes or being able to drive dad's Volvo whenever you want?
Most punks that I know couldn't handle anarchy because they can't control themselves and they need a government to do so. Punks need to do some serious self-examination of their means and goals if they even want to affect any real change in the status quo.
Otherwise punk strikes me as being at first, a fashion, second, very naive. I think nihilism is the most promising direction for punks to take if they don't get their shit together and quick.
Regarding J. Mercieca's letter about chaos, idealism, anarchy, nihilism,. However, if in addition there was no inward social control such as an individchoosing not to kill his neighbor.
If a person preferred to live. As far as getting enough to eat, learning how to. This is a specialized system, which is why people get boring assembly line, office, or service jobs where they are always doing the same thing over and over again, and have to buy the rest of what they would normally.
In other words, if you wanna stay alive and you. The danger with mass. At this point in the game, destruction of the government might be a good idea, because it has the power to. Also, you say. Well, does the military not specialize in murder? And kidnapping--what of all those missing persons in South America? No anarchy there. Do not the corporations specialize in robbery? Everything already IS legal--for those in power.
And every revolution only seems to cause new people to come into the very same oppressive power. Please respond if anyone has a good idea. Melissa Widell, Locust St. CA Dear MRR Readers:. I've sat and stewed in my rage for too long and its time I got it out of my. My beef is that I am sick and. These people seem to think that they are being "progressive" when in actual fact they are just a bunch of reactionaries.
First let me start with their basic. This is great and I strongly agree with it, but I don't agree with where they take it. For example, a Toronto group recently proposed direct action against the Ontario Hydro building. That's great but what are you going to do without electricity? Answer : retreat back into the dark ages.
Seems pretty reactionary to me. My point is that, while we may hate what these companies are doing, we have to deal with them in a way that is not going to stop all progress in our society.
The only way to do this is through a new government which will take over the companies and have them operate by the will of the people and for the people.records tapes; antisocial- screw u (total anarchy, lp) atiia the stockbrokns- away dat (di 4 lp) articles of faith- father's dreams (bp) angry samoans- my old man's a fatso (lp) anti- i don.