We just received some spam from the Rapture Report
, offering a Flash presentation
of the plan of salvation. It seems a tad unfair to mock, but we're reminded, inevitably, of that bizarre organisation The Lord's Witnesses
. TLW produce a hefty publication called The True Bible Code
to be confused with any other Bible Code
books), which you can order for free via their site. Curiously enough, all this proselytising activity is funded by sending out junk faxes to businesses in the UK. Reply to one of these - which might be a 'fax poll' on a pressing issue of the day - and you'll be charged a hefty whack to send the fax. The organisation clearly needs the cash, as they are consistently (and touchingly) incorrect in their prophecies: a recent missive started: 'As you may have realised our first calculated dates for UN taking over the World based on Revelation 12, 13, 17 were wrong.'
In the days before the internet turfed all these cranks into your in-box without permission, it was quite fun seeking out the weird, wonderful and just plain extraordinary all by yourself. The book High Weirdness by Mail
is a period piece now, describing an era when a humble stamped addressed envelope could be a passport into a hitherto unknown world of radical views, conspiracy theories and pure, simple strangeness. An off-shoot of the Church of the Sub Genius
, one of the earliest and most prescient sites on the internet, more info on the book here: I
Elsewhere. Revelation 2.0
is an online art piece that takes away all text and graphics, leaving you with only photos and blocks of colour. For some reason, we're reduced
to a light shower of punctuation and not a lot else. No idea why this should be.
has a host of links to illustration and animation. Irregularly updated, but elegant none the less, The Perils of Leisure
. things 15 still available
. More issues to follow soon.