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The indices of Harper’s Magazine

I have been a fan of Harper’s Magazine since the 1980s. In particular, I loved the Readings section, as well as the factoids list (with citations) known as Harper’s Index, near the front of each issue. Here are 100 factoids I’ve researched from over the years, dates not important, but...

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Crappy Album Covers #121 — Phallic Symbols III

Whirlwind Heat formed 12 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michgan, and continue to make recordings of their own unique brand of alternative music.  For their 2006 offering, their second full-length album, they find that this young lady closes her eyes when she licks her wood. Or maybe she was told...

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Crappy album Covers #120 — Plastic Surgery Disasters

Just before work ended, there was this explosion at the Red Rubber Coating factory, and this poor fella couldn’t escape in time.  This is Tripping Daisy’s 1995 offering, called “I Am An Elastic Firecracker.”  What seems a little more worrisome is the skin tone of the fellow underneath the read...

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Crappy Album Covers #117 — Scantily-Clad Ladies Reclining On Top Of Things

I chose these records because both women have similar poses, except this one is more clothing-challenged.  What this lady doesn’t seem to know is that Cerrone keeps more ladies in the freezer she’s reclining on. Cerrone has used nudity on several of his records. When being marketed to his more...

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