Archive for September, 2007

Musea Art Contest 9/26/07

September 26, 2007

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

MAD magazine really got into trouble with a 1974 edition.
They’d always been known for bad taste but this took the cake.
The cover ran with the caption, “Mad- The Number One Ecch Magazine”.
Newstands and drugstores refused to display it. Readers complained
– AND THESE ARE MAD READERS! They called the cover arrogant and offensive.
Editor Gaines sent an apology letter to everyone that complained.
Now of course its a big collector’s item. What was on that MAD cover!?!

WAS

A hand giving the reader the finger!

I had no correct eligible answers. I hear you say, “What me Worry?”
Well you should have – a little!

I don’t
dumb down,
so please
wise up.

Now on to a new Q.:

Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ’30’! – (first anti-band CD) or
my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”
or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ’07)
or my RECORDING-IT-NOW cd (Summer ’07)

if you are the first to e-mail me at
tomhendricks474 @cs.com
with the correct answer
to this art question*

Because there are only 3 responses to this art question,
you can only submit one time for your answer.

Which covers a greater range of notes, orchestra instruments
or a piano?
Orchestra instruments range from the piccolo and
violin at the top high end, to the contrabasson and string bass
at the low end? Or, to make it tougher, are they the same?

Good luck puzzlers!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would
like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup,
or any website, please do so. The more the merrier!

MAY ’07 – NOW on the Musea website –
on our contents page, A NEW Year Of Quizzes –
yes all of this past year’s contest questions (’06-’07)
and their answers – check them out!

JULY ’07 – NOW on the Musea blog –
This and all the most recent contests at
https://musea.wordpress.com

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!

Musea E-mail Club #405 10 Reasons I Hate Ads!

September 25, 2007

Readers,
These ten reasons are why I hate ALL advertising. I stopped
at ten not because there weren’t more but because I was tired of
typing! Comments welcome.

1. Ads promote self interest over anything. You’ll never hear an
ad that asks you to share. Imagine if every ad asked you to share
what you already have!!!
2. Ads suggests that you should never be satisfied with what you have now.
3. Ads suggest a false agenda of what is important. There is a lack
of perspective on what is important and what is ad drivel.
4. Ads push a waste of resources – often for little substantial long
lasting reward.
5. Ads consolidate corporate power in the hands of mega companies
that alone can afford the huge ad costs. In the end a handful of
‘name’ brands control each industry.
6. Advertisers get excess influence through the impact of their ad dollars.
They’ve pushed their own agenda on not only tv and radio shows, but newspapers,
and the news media.
7. Ads set fals standards of what is socially and morally correct.
8. Ads abolish or downplay all religious beliefs. The hidden message is,
‘believe what you want’ as long as it doesn’t interfere with buying our
product or service.’ When was the last time you saw an ad that promoted
going to service?
9. Ads have become excessively intrusive into our lives. Ex. in our homes
they assault us through mail, spam, magazines, flyers, phone calls, even
ad stickers on fruit from the market.
10. Ads are propaganda to change our behavior and thoughts. If you wanted
their product or service you would already have it. They have to force
you to change your thinking. It is flat out pro business propaganda.

I suggest we start our opposition to ads by openly opposing ads to
all children. No child benefits from any ad – period.

_____
In house: Musea’s 3rd cd, Thirds by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar,
got a luke-warm review in RazorCake the big punk music zine.
razorcake.org.

Tom Hendricks
ed. of the 15 year old zine Musea

musea.us (main site)
hunkasaurus.com (music)
musea.wordpress.com (blog)
Myspace.com/musead
Myspace.com/hunkasauruscom
tomhendricks474@cs.com

Musea Art Contest 9/18/07

September 18, 2007

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

The scene is common to ghost movies and parlor seances.
People are gathered around a table, holding hands. One person
asks the spirits a question with the following directive,
“Knock once for ‘yes’, and twice for ‘no'”. And sure enough the
knocking noise is heard in response to questions. But all this
began in 1848 in Hydesville New York, when two sisters,
Catherine (12) and Margaretta (15)
devised a game to talk to ghosts. Katie and Maggie took their show
on the road, with their older sister Leah as manager. Talking to
ghosts became a rage that swept the US. After 7 years of fame
the sisters confessed that it was all fake. I’ll tell you how they
did it, IF you can tell me the last name of the 3 ghost-talking sisters.

WAS
The Fox Sisters. The knocking noise of the ‘ghost’ was just the cracking of
their toe joints!

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems no one knocked the answer to y’all!

I don’t
dumb down,
so please
wise up.

Now on to a new Q.:

Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ’30’! – (first anti-band CD) or
my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”
or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ’07)
or my RECORDING-IT-NOW cd (Summer ’07)

if you are the first to e-mail me at
tomhendricks474 @cs.com
with the correct answer
to this art question*

MAD magazine really got into trouble with a 1974 edition.
They’d always been known for bad taste but this took the cake.
The cover ran with the caption, “Mad- The Number One Ecch Magazine”.
Newstands and drugstores refused to display it. Readers complained
– AND THESE ARE MAD READERS! They called the cover arrogant and offensive.
Editor Gaines sent an apology letter to everyone that complained.
Now of course its a big collector’s item. What was on that MAD cover!?!

Good luck puzzlers!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would
like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup,
or any website, please do so. The more the merrier!

MAY ’07 – NOW on the Musea website –
on our contents page, A NEW Year Of Quizzes –
yes all of this past year’s contest questions (’06-’07)
and their answers – check them out!

JULY ’07 – NOW on the Musea blog –
This and all the most recent contests at
https://musea.wordpress.com

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!

Musea E-mail Club #404 ZW and XD – Review Zines

September 17, 2007

Here in the USA world of zines, there are two major zines that
review other zines. They have both put out new issues recently
and they deserve our attention for their high quality and their years of work for zinesters.

Since Factsheet Five closed – THE zine review zine – there have
developed two major review zines in its wake.

ZINE WORLD

Zine World, started by Doug Holland, is the larger of the two.
I review for it and have from the start. Jerianne Thompson is
now the editor and she has put together and released issue #25.
This issue has about 50 pages, with a good news section on
publishing and free speech issues, and lots and lots of short reviews
of zines by 30 reviewers. It’s policy is straightforward and fair
to all – ZW will review any zine. It also looks at a lot of other
aspects of the underground press such as zine libraries,
upcoming events, some related books and dvds etc. It is known for
its policy of tough but fair reviews
For more on ZW see its website at http://www.undergroundpress.org.

XEROGRAPHY DEBT

Calling itself the Review Zine with Perzine Tendencies, 😄
takes a different approach. It’s editor from the start, Davida Gypsy Breier,
has assembled a group of 18 reviewers, who review zines they like.
The field of zines reviewed is shorter but the reviews are longer and
more personal. Each reviewer reviews those zines he has found that
he likes, in the style he likes to review them. 😄 just released
issue #22. Note the similar number of issues of both ZW and XD!
For more info on 😄 see http://www.leekinginc.com

For all the latest in zines and ziney things, you must get both of
these staples! Congratulations to both staffs!
*****

BTW, in house news – 😄 reviewed 3 Musea issues in its latest.
I got high marks from Quismada from Arlington Tx. for issue #151
– where I reviewed all of the first 150 issues of Musea;
from Fred Argoff from Brooklyn, NY for issue #157 the Guide to
Comics issue; and from Fran McMillian from Newark, DE for my
last cd THIRDS. Fran says, ” There’s not much in the way of audio
pyrotechnics; its just Tom, his voice and his guitar playing a
selection of original compositions and classics from the Beatles
Bob Dylan and Elvis Pesley, to name a few. What I like best about
this album is its intimacy; just one musician playing songs he
loves and enjoys. With today’s digital recording technology,
it’s so easy to get lost in a sea of special effects and lose the
qualities that make music worth listening to. Favorite tracks;
“Let it Be Me” and “Up and Down”
Thanks all.

Tom Hendricks
ed. of the 15 year old zine Musea

musea.us (main site)
hunkasaurus.com (music)
musea.wordpress.com (blog)
Myspace.com/musead
Myspace.com/hunkasauruscom
tomhendricks474@cs.com

Musea Art Contest 9/10/07

September 11, 2007

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:

What is the dot over the letter ‘i’ called? It’s got
an official 6 letter name.
The word also stands for any mark on top of a letter.

WAS
“Tittle”.
I had no correct eligible answers. Seems there were plenty
of t-crossers but no i-dotters out there!

I don’t
dumb down,
so please
wise up.

Now on to a new Q.:

Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ’30’! – (first anti-band CD) or
my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”
or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ’07)
or my RECORDING-IT-NOW cd (Summer ’07)

if you are the first to e-mail me at
tomhendricks474 @cs.com
with the correct answer
to this art question*

The scene is common to ghost movies and parlor seances.
People are gathered around a table, holding hands. One person
asks the spirits a question with the following directive,
“Knock once for ‘yes’, and twice for ‘no'”. And sure enough the
knocking noise is heard in response to questions. But all this
began in 1848 in Hydesville New York, when two sisters,
Catherine (12) and Margaretta (15)
devised a game to talk to ghosts. Katie and Maggie took their show
on the road, with their older sister Leah as manager. Talking to
ghosts became a rage that swept the US. After 7 years of fame
the sisters confessed that it was all fake. I’ll tell you how they
did it, IF you can tell me the last name of the 3 ghost-talking sisters.

Good luck puzzlers!

Readers: I have lost the ability to
post these contests on newsgroups and so have lost
a sizable portion of my audience. IF you like these and would
like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup,
or any website, please do so. The more the merrier!

MAY ’07 – NOW on the Musea website –
on our contents page, A NEW Year Of Quizzes –
yes all of this past year’s contest questions (’06-’07)
and their answers – check them out!

JULY ’07 – NOW on the Musea blog –
This and all the most recent contests at
https://musea.wordpress.com

SOMEBODY DO
SOMETHING NEW!!!


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