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January 2010 Blog Posts (75)

Musea Art Contest 1/14/10

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



During the early '80's this was the first university level course on comedy writing! Name the University and the course.

Note the final exam was a performance before an audience!



IS

Humor Writing at the Ohio University. The course was created by Professor Mel Helitzer.



I had no correct answers. Seems y'all missed the punch line on this one.



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 14, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

pieces and pieces #3!

i finally finished the third issue of my perzine after being in the making off and on for the past 1.5 years.



it's 44 pages filled with music stuff, art, moving downtown, going to the beach, art school crap, accidental babies, photos, secret messages to people/things, etc... the covers in color, the inside pages are black+white.



if you wanna trade, i'm for it. zines, letters, mix cds, stamps, stickers, artwork, fake flowers, handmade jewelry, whatever! (amanda q, 615 first… Continue

Added by amandaaaa on January 14, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

stuffs and things...

magpiethunder.blogspot.com

Added by M Thunder on January 13, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Downtown Adventures

Please don't judge me! haha. I never really considered myself sheltered. I always thought I was street smart UNTIL I moved to a foreign country wwith family but not with my parents.



So ayways, I've been here for a bit over 2 years now, but I've only been downtown TWICE on my own. The first one was when I decided to impulsively buy a skateboard (that I never learned to use!). And the second one was just a few minutes ago, today.



So I walked from the university and decided… Continue

Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 12, 2010 at 11:33pm — 2 Comments

Stall this Saturday!

Howdy,

As we've mentioned in numerous other locations, we're going to take a bunch of stuff up to the Newtown Markets (aka diy markets, outside The Hub). So, Sydneysiders, come and check out some zines! Unless it rains, of course. zines and wet weather don't mix. So, that's:

Take Care Distro's first stall!
Saturday 16th Jan 2010
diy markets, Newtown, Sydney
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Added by Take Care Zine Distro on January 12, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Take Care Distro now open!

Howdy,

You may have heard that Tim and I were opening a zine distro. It's open! There are nearly 80 items in our mailorder catalogue, which you can see at takecarezines.org

We are going to be at the diy markets outside The Hub in Newtown this Saturday, the 16th of January, with a suitcase full of zines. So if you live in Sydney come and check it out and save yourself some postage.

Added by Emma D on January 12, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

So yeah ... zine trades?

I just finished an issue. And I have some spare copies of #8.

#8 is about friendship and trying to maintain hostile feelings about other women while still being a strong feminist. Queer rage, daddy issues, lesbian desire, and the untimely death of a friend.

#9 is about drug use, falling in love, accepting that I'll never have a relationship with my dad, gender, friendship/family.

Anyone wanna trade? mine for yours? Or two for two?

Added by Sarah Arr! on January 12, 2010 at 10:29pm — 5 Comments

NEW SEATTLE zine distro PROFANITY HILL

Hello, my name is Jason T. Miles and I am a cartoonist.



I am writing to you today to make sure you are aware of my exciting new endeavor:



PROFANITY HILL



My goal for Profanity Hill is to provide both a portrait and marketplace of Seattle's zine community.



It is also my hope for Profanity Hill to be a gateway for interested people living outside the Seattle area.



Growing up in… Continue

Added by Jason T. Miles on January 12, 2010 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

trades

alright, now that the holidays are over, i can finally get back to mailing out some trades and orders. here's my current list of people i owe zines to. please let me know if you're not on the list but i owe you something.



-bernard? (order)

-star blanket river child of halifax (trade)

-sari m. of lancaster, PA (trade for hoax/you've got a friend in penn.)

-corby p. of honolulu, HI (trade for so nails)

-steve l. of new basford (trade for rum-muffel)

-jane b. of… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on January 12, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Order 10 or more zines and get 20% off whole order in January! Still looking to trade zines for descriptions of them!

1)


2) Still looking to trade zines for descriptions! I send you 3/4 zines for free and you send descriptions of them in return. Email me if you're interested: distro@marchingstars.co.uk

Added by lizzy / marching stars distro on January 11, 2010 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

Newsletter for January

Hello friends, and welcome to a new year. Hopefully everyone has decompressed from the stress of the holidays and you all have yr resolutions made and whatnot. I've moved into a new space, which is really small compared to my last, so I started the year off by getting rid of a bunch of stuff, which felt really good. I also got a bunch of new stuff for the distro, which felt equally good (honestly, i'd rather have stacks of records and zines than bags of yarn i haven't used in years). Anyway,… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on January 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Who wants to get random things in the mail?

I tend to be very...uhm... sentimental? Well, I find it really difficult to let go of things even if i dont particularly need or want them anymore. So in the process of letting my stuff go, and to make it easier for me (knowing someone else will use/see/get them... give me your address and I'll send you something... from old clippings, to illustrations i find interesting, anatomy and biology books, nursing handbooks, old collages, craft supplies, studs and spikes, etc.



just comment… Continue

Added by Denise on January 11, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Too Many Cookies Zine Review Blog

Today I put up my new zine review blog, Too Many Cookies. A funny name, one would say, and it is, because as I was trying to think of a name, I was simultaneously thinking about how I had just eaten way too many blueberry brown sugar cookies in the previous five minutes. This happens a lot.



After telling Amber I wanted to do zine reviews, she said,… Continue

Added by chantal on January 10, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Now It's Your Turn (E-mail Club #499)

I've said plenty over the years. It's time to hear from you.



By doing nothing you, reader, support the status quo. You encourage the bad radio and the generic rock on it, you encourage more formula TV and sequel films, you block any change in theater, dance, or the visual arts, you prevent fair reviews for all artists, and keep at bay just about any thing progressive in the arts. You support the worst of corporate art and oppose the best of the independent artists in every kind of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 10, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

some olde reviews just to pass the time and revive the blogosphere

Z Gun – a yankee newsprint old school zine in a new world that had a great word up with Mike Doskocil about Drunks With Guns, has heaps of reviews for bands I’ll probably never hear cos I’m flat broke but has plenty of spirit, guts and leaves black ink on yr fingers. What more could you need in this new world of blogs and glossy personal zines and shite. I got mine from Big Star here in Adelaide which surprised the fuck out of me but then the world is getting’ smaller.… Continue

Added by kami on January 10, 2010 at 7:37pm — 3 Comments

Domestic Violence/Abuse Postcard Project

This project has been created as a means of promoting domestic violence/abuse awareness. The project also hopes to inspire people to tell their struggles regarding domestic violence and/or abuse and hopefully aid in the healing process.

Whether one is a victim of domestic violence or abuse, an abuser who has inflicted pain and violence on others, or some other person whose life has been affected by the act of domestic violence or abuse...the abuse could even have been… Continue

Added by riotgrrrlaz on January 10, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

How did you know?

Hello hello! I am currently working on a zine: Saling-pusa and aside from being a perzine, it focuses mostly on self-discovery and self-definition. And for this first issue, i am looking for articles/pieces that talks about how you just knew you're gay. It can be as obvious as starting to be attracted to someone of the same sex or something like playing house with another girl, being forced to play the guy role and realizing you liked it... it can be anything really. i just really want to… Continue

Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 10, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

mimeograph

When I was 10 to 15 years old, I published a mimeographed family paper, sending out 100 copies. I wonder who still uses the mimeograph? I still have the machine and some of the supplies.

Added by Jim Olsen on January 10, 2010 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

Things You Say distro update!

I just added some great new zines to the catalog! Come check 'em out.



http://www.thingsyousaydistro.com/



Adventures in Menstruating #4

Adventures in Menstruating #5

Sassyfrass Circus #4

Little Acorns #3

Telegram Ma'am #18/Your Pretty Face is Going Straight to Hell #9

Telegram Ma'am #19

Culture Slut #18

Culture Slut #19

Culture Slut #20



Coming soon: Sub Rosa #4 and #5,… Continue

Added by Erin H on January 9, 2010 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Let's trade

In an attempt to be more active in the whole zine scene/ culture, I decided to do random trades with ANYONE.
If you're interested, email me at i_reply@live.com :) MOst if not all the zines I'll receive from these trades will be made examples and may even be featured in future PLunge fundraising events--figured that since most of us are tight on postage dollars, if I'm going to ass (or even beg) people to send zines our way, it's only decent to send something back . :)

Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 9, 2010 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

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