“You already know enough. So do I. It is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions.”
From Sven Lindqvist's 1992 book, Exterminate All the Brutes
Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaugherhouse Five considers time travel, Tralfamadorians, and the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, Germany, which slaughtered tens of thousands of civilians. Vonnegut was there as a POW. He saw the aftermath of the bombing, an episode that might be said to have altered his comic perspective. Here he reads an excerpt from the book.
Isis is extremely frightening, especially with their orange bills and toilet implements.
Always popular with manufacturers, the game is still being played again and again and again.
More from Denmark’s excellent The Animation Workshop found here.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
Voltaire, 18th century French writer, humanist, and satirist.
Before World War One, German artist Kathe Kollwitz produced artwork showing terrible poverty and boiling social tensions. She had already mastered a mother’s expression of grief over a dead child. During the War, her own son died. Her lithographs and woodcuts afterwards, showing the effects of war, were simpler than past work – more essential. Their intensity is overwhelming.
Anthony Freda depicts our great bird of peace.
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If you have questions or problems, it’s nice to know there’s someone to talk to. Tom Tomorrow’s Droney is most reassuring. “We get to do whatever we want — forever!”
The bombing of Hiroshima as a children’s cartoon? Seriously eerie.
The YouTube comments provoked by the dark cartoon are always worth a look.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. A report on Syrian child war refugees via the pop kitsch of Japanese girl band Girl Generation.