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a&o’s newest byproduct: mind-rot.com

With the new year comes a new project by the fine folks of absurdandobscure.com; a site driven by completely unoriginal content not unlike what you would find at a&o. Rather than writing new content, the new site will be a constantly updated collection of content provided by others. It is my esteemed pleasure to introduce to the world…mind-rot.com.

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I’m excited about the new project/site/portal to nonsense that will cover the work of innumerable scourges of the Earth at as rapid of a speed as possible. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be excited about it either, especially if you frequent this poor excuse for a blog/site/sounding board of relatively disreputable schlock/sheer awesomeness.

As of today, mind-rot.com is obviously still in the process of becoming completed, but the finishing touches aren’t far off. I’ve wanted to get this thing together for months, but because of reasons too boring to go into, both the new project and a&o had to suffer. I’m sure you pulled through these past couple of months though…just a wild guess from the 13,000 views that absurdandobscure.com received last year. Speaking of, I want to sincerely thank every single person that checked this site out last year. We’re hoping things will be significantly different this year, especially when it comes to digging into the depths of the worst acting caught on film, the best hardcore bands you keep ignoring for the dumbest reasons, brain melting foreign oddities and other indescribably engaging ephemera.

So be sure to check out both sites whenever you get the chance…you never know what absurd and/or obscure stuff might get the honor of being uncovered.

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Kids, cops, coloring and a crossword puzzle!

With activity books like this it’s no wonder why young kids don’t take cops seriously. Even if I was five years old today, if some cop, parent, teacher, librarian, babysitter or other authority figure gave this to me as a means of educating me about this type of nonsense, I can imagine that I would be thinking the five-year-old equivalent of, “Are you fucking serious right now?” Which would probably translate to something like, “I could be on the internet or whatever right now. I don’t wanna color this dumb police lady book. I’m not a little four-year-old baby. I play Xbox 360 now and stuff.”

The thing that doesn’t make any sense is that I got a hold of this pretty recently from a booth at a small community event/get together/thing. I’m sure that all the tax money burned on making copies of this assemblage of junk could’ve amounted to some cop somewhere buying a totally sweet, not at all practical fantasy knife.

Could this have come out any worse? I’m pretty sure computer design and printing technologies have far surpassed the line art vomit on the cover of this activity book since whenever this image was actually created. It’s not 1985. Totally unacceptable.


Telepathic communication while on the phone with a cop? I’m lost. Does this mean cops can read children’s minds? Or is it the other way around? And if it’s really an emergency, then why is the kid so casual about the emergency situation? His toast/kitchen/food supply are going to be irreversibly fucked if he doesn’t do anything about the situation…and he’s calm? I’d be losing my mind. All I’d be thinking is, “Fuck, I’m gonna be grounded forever,” over and over again.

Also:
-How can a toaster catch fire when it’s both unplugged and has a slice of white bread not even all the way in it?
-Clearly, if you can see a remote/identify it, then it isn’t lost is it?.
-How is a kid going to fly a kite when there isn’t a piece of string attached to it long enough to allow that kid to gleefully frolic through an open field or beach?

Thanks for confusing and lying to America’s children.

Someone’s gotta color this and send it in.

Again, someone needs to finish this and send it in or leave an image of the completed puzzle as a comment. Creative answers are obviously encouraged.

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Napalm Death “Street Art”

On the whole, I wouldn’t say that I’m uninterested in the idea of “street art”, it’s just that so much of it is boring or terrible or both. I only pay attention to a few creative types around town, and I take more than a quick glance at what’s going on outside of Chicago whenever a site, book, magazine, DVD or whatever makes it’s way in front of me. I look for it, but not all the time. Sometimes stuff like this finds me.

It’s cool to see “punk art” taken entirely out of the context of the “punk scene/world/microcosm/death trap”. It’s a lot cooler that Continue reading

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(Seller will not ship internationally.)

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FUCK.

The End.

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These Vans Are Jamaican Me Crazy Mon!

Ninety eight dollars for a pair of Vans? Did H.R. and Co. make them themselves out of bong water, dreadlocks, and a positive mental attitude? Can you smoke them? Ughhhhhhh……….

I’m so glad that this shitty magazine was gracious enough to fill me in on something that I was wrong about all along! I had no idea that Black Flag was from Washington D.C.! For more than a decade I thought they were from THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY. Idiots.*

…and who would pay that much for a shirt? Or that jacket? Especially with such simple designs?

Don’t get me wrong, Bad Brains are awesome. Rock For Light and the ROIR stuff is absolutely incredible, so if you don’t own either of those, you need to get them both ASAP…but do I need to blow that much money on lame Bad Brains gear? No. Does anyone? No.

*Editor’s Note: Black Flag is definitely not from D.C., they’re infamously known for being from L.A./southern California.

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Hardcore Of Weekend – Friday (03.28.08)

We’ve known each other long enough, you and I…so I feel like we can well, you know…be honest with each other. It’s time, for me to just…come out and tell you the truth. I just want to say that…I’m a fan of this band:

WN - 03.28.08 - Mosh O’Clock

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