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11 August 2012 2 Comments

“It Wasn’t Arizona”

In the interest of puppet safety, The Art of Bleeding brings you this musical recap of events surrounding the arrest of predatory puppeteer and evangelical kid show host, Ronald Brown. If you haven’t been following what is surely one of the most lurid stories of the year, a bit of background from The Huffington Post: […]

24 August 2011 0 Comments

Reserve Your Copy: Empire of Death

(photos from Empire de la Mort.) Usually we try to reign in our morbid interests right at the point where life ends and death begins, but in this case, we make an exception for  our friend artist, photographer, writer Paul Koudounaris. After years of travel and photography, Koudounaris has produced the exquisitely illustrated and painstakingly researched The Empire of Death: […]

15 July 2011 0 Comments

“Son, Welcome to Our Scrapyard Family”

“Son, Welcome to Our Scrapyard Family”

This industrial safety video set in a scrapyard has something for everyone: creepy rubbery puppets nagging about workplace dangers, a murderous conveyor belt, a talking piece of scrap metal, and a patriotic anthem to recycling: “It’s a proud American Tradition scrapping the old to make the new.”  Or is was planned obsolesce?

6 May 2011 0 Comments

Lesbian Nurses: Which is Right for You?

It’s Nurse Paperback Friday again and time for your opinions on the ever-titlating subgenre of lesbian nurses. Only scratching the surface here, folks…. 1) The Gay Nurses.  Proof that the cap is always the last to come off. 2) Nurses’ Quarters by Sylvia Erskine.  OK, maybe the lesbianism is only  hinted at on the cover of this […]

18 April 2011 0 Comments

Paperback Nurses: Nurse versus Nature

Paperback romance novels about nurses experienced a peculiar popularity throughout the ’60s and ’70s.   Without reading a single example, and without the Women’s Studies degree necessary to painfully belabor the point, it seems safe to say they were glutted with sexist stereotypes and leave the discussion of content there.  It’s more fun to judge […]

14 April 2011 0 Comments

AoB’s Anatomy Minutes 2: The Salivary Glands has posted the latest episode of Art of Bleeding “Anatomy Minutes,” writing: A parody of the scratchy old educational films used to sedate students of a bygone era, this latest from The Art of Bleeding — the second in the “Anatomy Minutes” series — quickly acquaints you with those most mouthwatering glands in the human body….