19 December 2012 0 Comments

Shockheaded Peter Revisited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqx9SXIsF5I&feature=share&list=PLwULBaitLs__Qi4dQ5dZV6mnc_DeSX0Jw As a holiday gift to our fans, The Art of Bleeding has just released some excerpts from the rarely seen 1955 German movie, “Der Struwwelpeter” ( or “Shockheaded Peter” as it is perhaps best known here via The Tiger Lillies’ marvelous theatrical and musical adaptation.) Above we present “The Dreadful Story of Pauline and the […]

7 October 2011 0 Comments

William Burroughs: Dr Benway Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgpfmehW7iE Thanks, Skary Nurse, for reminding us about this video…. (From Wikipedia) Benway is the name of a character in many of William S. Burroughs’ novels, including Naked Lunch. Usually referred to as “Dr. Benway” or “Doc Benway,” (his first name is not revealed), he was used by the author to parody the medical profession […]

5 October 2011 5 Comments

“It’s Great to Be Alive” Vintage Safety

Please enjoy these delightful images from It’s Great To Be Alive, a vintage safety manual uploaded by How to Be a Retronaut.  Our favorite is the result of hide-and-seek in a pile of leaves.      

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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: […]

17 July 2011 0 Comments

More Trashy Nurse Books

Time for another shameful glimpse into the vanished world of tawdry nurse novels. In this installment, we move from the stereotypical hospital courtship romances toward the seamier world of male fantasy.  Thanks to Curt Purcell’s fabulous Flickr set for these examples. Not exactly a sensitive portrayal of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  And who knew PTSS could […]

23 June 2011 0 Comments

Caution: Children on Fire

Caution: Children on Fire

Pictures of burning children always catch our attention. Particularly old-timey pictures of burning kids like this one from She Walks Softly. Turns out, this one is a little too good to be true, as it’s not the vintage advertisement for some the kooky product it purports to be, but the work of contemporary designer and illustrator Christian […]