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CUSFuSsing Fanzine Archive

Yes, in the late 1970s there were some *very* weird science fiction fans at Columbia University. Some read stacks of comics and novels every day, then meticulously reviewed them for the Columbia Univ

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Taikonauts Rumble The Heavens

Fun acquisition for my oddball space books collection, a Chinese copy of “Twin Dragons Rumble the Heavens.” The book is a photo essay on the Shen Zhou 6 orbital mission, in which the intrepid adve

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One lump or two?

As the Boston Phoenix explores the possibility that Harvard will once again be involved with research on the affects of LSD, we do pause to wonder: haven’t the yard and the square been pretty trippy

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Broadcasting live, from Mars

It was a blast to watch the live NASA broadcast of Phoenix landing on Mars from sleepy Salem, Massachusetts! Since my buddy, Don, who lives in Beverly doesn’t have cable t.v. or internet, I called hi

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Visual deconstruction of Brands

Here is an amusing offshoot of the LOLcats - photoshopping phenomenon, which takes up the subliminal algebra of brands. The emphasis is on visual semantics of famous brand logos, but there seems to

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Momentum

After speaking to a sea of 75,000 people in Portland, Oregon, it seems as if the wind is lifting Obama’s wings. But it’s a long road to November, and he may turn out to be the same old cog in the mach

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Alongshore of Orchid Island

Made a sudden trip to Taidong to see Sophia’s family, and joined the throngs of scooters and sputtering blue mini-trucks that fill the streets. We also had a chance to visit the Taidong Harbor for a

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Frightened Imperialist Tabby Cat

Nothing like a trip to Eel Island in Steve Canyon Comics (circa October 1951). Here we discovered the cruel anarchist resistance leader, Sookie Susie, who took the trouble to kidnap the US officer’s