Dior, 1964

“For the occasion, she [heiress Francoise Dior, niece of Christian Dior] wore a black and gold swastika necklace, encrusted with diamonds. They supped mead, toasted the British Nazi movement to the strains of the ‘Horst Wessel Lied’, and over a swastika-draped table, swore that they were of untainted Aryan blood, cut their fingers and let the mingled drop of their blood fall on to an open page of a virgin copy of Adolf Hitler’sMein Kampf.”

- Extracted from ‘The National Front’, by Martin Walker (Fontanna, 1977).

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“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton

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Obamination

January 20, 2009

As the irrational wave of false-idol worship continues to sweep the U.S., Dutch newspaper De Pers peers into it’s crystal ball and sees nothing but violent death in the future of President Obama…

Lone Wolf!
Illustration by Pluis Producties

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This is the truth

April 12, 2007

Peter Howson - Madonna and Ogre

Despite having “a new found faith in Christianity” (generally the kiss of death to any kind of creativity), Peter Howson, “Scotland’s greatest living painter” ™ has now managed to produce a triumvirate of highly pleasing paintings of my favourite celebrity idiot and orphan botherer, the graceless Madonna. As can be seen from the extract above, also featuring her equally boorish husband (referred to here by Howson as ‘Ogre’),  he has succinctly and expertly captured the repulsive allure of the “golden couple”.

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Historical note: “Scotland’s greatest living painter” was actually born in England.

We are fam-i-lee

February 19, 2007

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something.
Nowadays everybody’s crazy.

Charles Manson

Image source: Nick Bougas (unpopart.org)

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