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    Have you read Distraction by Bruce Sterling? There's a US military bake sale checkpoint scene in Chapter 1.
    It's also a hilarious near-future political comedy & a favourite of mine.
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    Via, of all things, a comments thread to the AV Club retrospective on Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell... this little titbit:

    Doug Henning's The Magic Show. A musical from 1974. Produced by Ivan Reitman. Score by Howard Shore. Book by David Cronenberg.
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    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2011
    @ Vornaskotti: I love the guy off to one side of the column posing for a photo.
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2011 edited
    A pal just reminded me of a classic webcomic, which is still one of the best ones I've encountered: The Parking Lot is Full.

    This is my favourite strip from them, hands down.

    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2011
    Gosh I loved PLiF so hard when I was youngling.
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    BTW, here's the source of the gas mask photo earlier. Powerful stuff:

    World War II: Before the War

    Comes with zeppelins.

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    @agentarsenic. I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or cringe. Probably all the above.

    Speaking of Miyazaki. Hayao Miyazaki in legos.

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    I see your Lego and raise you Minecraft :)

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    WTF Franchise Products. Breakfast cereal shaped like dicks, Dune colouring books for kids, and my favourite - the KISS Coffin.
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2011
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2011
    Man, shark mouths are WEIRD.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
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    I'd like to nominate the recently deceased "Wild Man" Fischer, as the first Ambassador of Whitechapel.

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    Self-immolation victim's last statement.

    It didn't take me too much reading to realize that the person who sold this guy his matches deserves a drink and a pat on the back.
    • CommentAuthorDrew_badly
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011 edited
    I am fucking JAMES BOND!