Items of interest.

22nd July 2014

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Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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13th July 2014

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nemfrog:

Unread book.

nemfrog:

Unread book.

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11th July 2014

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From the Death Valley Driver message board.

From the Death Valley Driver message board.

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8th July 2014

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sixpenceee:

a comic version of one of the best 2 sentence horror stories

sixpenceee:

a comic version of one of the best 2 sentence horror stories

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20th June 2014

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80s-90s-stuff:

Rodney Matthews artwork

80s-90s-stuff:

Rodney Matthews artwork

18th June 2014

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80s-90s-stuff:

Behold…! Here’s one of the greatest kickstarters ever (together with Kung Fury): “Legends of Cthulhu”. Toys based on H.P. Lovecraft’s works in an absolutely awesome and authentic early 80s style! The artwork was done by Ken Kelly, which is another damn fantastic thing!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wa … e-toy-line

The goal has already been reached and, who knows, maybe the future will bring “Mountains of Madness” playsets and more.

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11th June 2014

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80s-90s-stuff:

80s fantasy artwork by Michael Whelan; used for H.P. Lovecraft anthologies and later for Obituary’s “Cause of Death” (1990) as cover artwork

80s-90s-stuff:

80s fantasy artwork by Michael Whelan; used for H.P. Lovecraft anthologies and later for Obituary’s “Cause of Death” (1990) as cover artwork

11th June 2014

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Girl power wasn’t invented by the Spice Girls.

Girl power wasn’t invented by the Spice Girls.

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31st May 2014

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HMOD #20: The Beyond (Lucio Fulci) →

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I didn’t enjoy Fulci’s The Beyond as much as I enjoyed New York Ripper or City of the Living Dead—but it has it’s charms. The world it exists in is much more expansive and populated by much more interesting forces—and it is in most ways a more surreal world as a whole.

The Beyond tells…

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28th May 2014

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