Thanksgiving Day Outrage! 

Rare essay on Early Settlers' bizarre sexual practices — written by Cody McCallister — if indeed, that really was his name...

Also: The unproduced
Terry Southern oneact play, 
The Dawn of Cornhole
,
is now available
for on-line purchase

Click here for a tasty sample!
(.PDF format)

Limited Edition
Terry Southern
Chapbooks published by
OP Press:

The Donkey and the Darling, a childrens' fable from 1955, and Puritan Porn, a collection of two letters, an essay and play, have recently been published by Paul Rosheim, of OP Press, distributed in an extremely limited number among libraries and special collections worldwide.


AN ELECTION DAY SPECIAL:
November 7, 2006: music and video to help celebrate political change!

Yes Men Solve Global Warming Problem With SURVIVABALL: May 2006

Democracy Now's Coverage of the Halliburton SurivaBall


Satirical Site, February– March, 2006

Actual graphics from the U.S. Goverment website www.ready.gov
WHAT COULD THEY MEAN?

.PDF format, 100 KB


REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
CONVENTION SCHEDULE

August 29 – September 4, 2004
New York, NY

6:00 PM Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
6:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance
6:35 PM Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd Amendment)
6:45 PM Salute to the Coalition of the Willing
6:46 PM Seminar #1: Getting Your Kid a Military Deferment
7:30 PM First Presidential Beer Bong
7:35 PM Freedom Fries served
7:40 PM EPA Address #1: Mercury: It's What's for Dinner

8:00 PM Vote on which country to invade next
8:10 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh
8:15 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos Are After Your Children
8:30 PM Round table discussion on reproductive rights (men only)

8:50 PM Seminar #2: Corporations: The Government of the Future
9:00 PM Condi Rice sings "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
9:05 PM Second Presidential Beer Bong
9:10 PM EPA Address #2: Trees: The Real Cause of Forest Fires
9:30 PM break for secret meetings
10:00 PM Second Prayer led by Cal Thomas
10:15 PM Carl Rove Lecture: Doublespeak Made Simple
10:30 PM Rumsfeld Lecture/Demonstration: How to Squint and Talk Macho Even When You Feel Squishy Inside

10:35 PM Bush demonstration of trademark "deer in headlights" stare
10:40 PM John Ashcroft Demonstration: New Mandatory Kevlar Chastity Belt
10:45 PM Clarence Thomas reads list of black Republicans
10:46 PM Third Presidential Beer Bong
10:50 PM Seminar #3: Education: A Drain on Our Nation's Economy
11:10 PM Hilary Clinton Pinata

11:20 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: Evolutionists: A Dangerous New Cult
11:30 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh again
11:35 PM Blame Clinton
11:40 PM Laura serves milk and cookies
11:50 PM Closing Prayer led by Jesus Himself
12:00 PM Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary Overlord


A delightful link you can share with your friends —
send it on...make someone's day!
Satirical Site of the Mo', May 2004:

www.whitehouse.org

News and commentary about
Commander-in-Chief George W. Bush

Recent Satirical Sites of the Mo':
Winners Announced
in "Bush in 30 Seconds" Contest!

The winning ads in MoveOn.org Voter Fund's
Bush in 30 Seconds
ad contest have been announced.
A high-bandwidth Internet connections is
good for viewing the Quicktime files;
a short wait is required for 56K dial-up connections.

Read more about the contest at
www.MoveOn.org

(Read about the cards at
Alternet.org!)

"Subverted Propaganda"
by Robert Jensen, AlterNet
June 3, 2003

"Get Your War On", by David Rees

"Modern pornographic writing is explicable in these terms too. There have always been such writings, but the new ones are different. They are not just dirty writings of the kind that were always available—many of today's pornographic works are philosophic statements. If one takes the works of somebody like Henry Miller, one finds that they are a statement that rationality and logically even sex is dead, yet in later writing he leaps into a pantheism for a hope of meaning.

"Another element in modern pornographic writing comes out in the works of Terry Southern. He is the author of Candy and The Magic Christian. Despite the dirt and destructiveness, he is making serious statements. Candy is called Candy Christian. This is significant. He is smashing the Christian position. But what does he put in its place? In the introduction to a book called Writers in Revolt, he takes the following line. He calls the introduction "Towards the Ethics of a Golden Age" and proceeds to show how Western modern man is falling to pieces. He shows how modern man is only psychologically oriented. He has in particular one clever sentence in this statement of our culture's psychological orientation. "Its implication, in terms of any previously operative philosophy or cultural structure prior to this century, is shattering, for its ultimate meaning is that there is no such thing as crime: it destroys the idea of crime." He does not mean, of course, that we no longer have crime. He means that with psychological orientation 'crime' does not exist. No matter what it is, it is not seen as crime, nor as morally wrong."

Francis Schaeffer, Escape From Reason, 1968

Company Offers 'Burials' in Space

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwan is one of the most densely populated places in the world, and there's not much more room for new cemeteries. But a U.S. firm is offering a solution: shooting people's remains into space.

The Houston-based Celestis Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed a deal with one of Taiwan's biggest funeral homes, Baushan Enterprise, to provide ``space burials'' to the Taiwanese.

Robert Tysor, chief executive of Celestis, explained how it works at a contract-signing ceremony in Taipei. He said the ashes are packed into an aluminum tube about the size of a lipstick container. The tube is shot into space on commercial rockets from bases in the United States and Russia, he said.

The tube orbits Earth once every 90 minutes before re-entering Earth's atmosphere and burning up, he said. It can orbit for months or even years, he said.

``It helps one fulfill the instinctive desire to explore space,'' Tysor said.

Baushan manager Yeh Feng-chiang told reporters, ``Whenever the moon rises, you can look up into the sky and remember the deceased.''

Space burial costs about 400,000 New Taiwan dollars (US$12,000), about the average price of a burial in Taiwan, Yeh said.

He said people can also send their ashes to the moon's surface for about NT$1 million (US$30,000), he said.

In Asia, Celestis said it began offering the service in Japan two years ago.

Thanks to scottkosar@mac.com or "The Grassy Knoll Man," for contributing this news. "I knew Terry was a prophet but this is ridick! "

A short review of
THE LOVED ONE
Internet Movie Database on
THE LOVED ONE
A TS.com visitor writes:

Subject: Randy, The Electric Lady

I worked in the oldest video store in Georgia and, needless to say, we had quite the pornographic library. I learned, through Lee Hill's biography [ A Grand Guy ] that TS wrote Randy, the Electric Lady, a film I'd seen and enjoyed through the video store. I'm sure that in that moment it seemed below the talents of a writer like Terry Southern but I feel as though time has vindicated the film and it should be viewed as the genuine hilarious and even somewhat innovative film that it is. Don't let it go unnoticed, mention it on your website! It's one of Terry's only film credits from the seventies and it stands up nicely alongside other misunderstood films of the era, like Thundercrack or Pretty Peaches. Had he gone this low-budget route I'm sure he would have easily written something twice as outrageous and biting as Pink Flamingos or other cult films along those lines. I also wonder what TSthought of the porno movie version of Candy; it is, after all, a stricter adaptation of the novel than the Hollywood film and not devoid of hilarious moments.

Is there any chance of another volume along the lines of Now Dig This appearing? His short pieces are some of the best I've ever read.

[ Many thanks to K.—if that really IS his name...—for this letter. On the matter of future publications, check the Books in Development page for periodic updates, or check out the bulletin board, http://bbs.terrysouthern.com for other news, information, and commentary. ]

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