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a&o’s newest byproduct:

With the new year comes a new project by the fine folks of; 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…


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, 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 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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submitting stuff for review on a&o

Just a quick note about submissions…

I’m more than happy to take a look or a listen to anything that isn’t absolutely fucking terrible, so in that sense, submissions are certainly welcome. However, if you don’t know me personally, I’d rather you tell me what you’re planning on sending me first so it’s not a waste of my time or yours. If you’re not sure that whatever you want to send would “fit” on a&o, then you probably shouldn’t send me your CD/DVD/book/magazine/toy/t-shirts/video game/poems/baked goods/catalog/neo-Impressionist watercolor paintings/children/opinions.

All I’m asking is that you get write me (at absurd and obscure at gmail dot com) first so that whatever you’re sending doesn’t get “misplaced” in a dumpster.

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Hardcore section updated

Get into it.

Comments, links, flyers and photos of shows, records and shirts are encouraged.

(The page is of course unfinished, but it looks way better than it did.)


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Either I have a lot of friends,

or people that I don’t even know are checking this thing way more often than I expected. Especially considering that I’ve barely touched this site/page/blog/apparatus/display of technological wizardry in two whole months.

…and for that, I sincerely apologize.

I never figured out how to get an e-mail address that’s more official sounding than absurdandobscure at gmail dot com, but whatever, it’ll do. So if there are any lurkers out there who used to (or maybe still?) look at this thing, feel free to send me a picture of your record/toy/high five/cat collection.

Why haven’t I been putting up totally interesting/nonsensical/witty content for so long you ask? Was I riding elephants in India? Was I windsurfing in Iceland?  Was I buying thousands of dollars worth of wax at Amoeba? Unfortunately the answer to all of those is, “No.” The stupid part is that I wasn’t even doing anything amazing. Well, not every day for two months straight anyway.

See you at G-Fest.

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a&o banners

Don’t pretend like you don’t want one.

Click the Uh? tab above to see them and get the code.

Put them where ever.

If the code doesn’t work, then let me know!

Thanks in advance to anyone who goes through the trouble of copying and pasting the code.

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Life Vs. Rick Ta Life On A Horse

Life’s been getting in the way of doing this site for the past two weeks and I apologize for being any combination of busy and/or sick to anyone who was bummed that I wasn’t putting up new stuff.

I’ve happened upon quite a bit of garbage to put on here recently and I’m pretty excited about getting it up. So until tomorrow, this photo of Rick Ta Life on a horse, courtesy of, will have to tide you over.

My man Rick on his valiant steed!

If you don’t get it, don’t worry…You’re probably better off.

Or are you?

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a&o: the opposite of a poor “lifestyle” choice

Tomorrow: Awesome Book Week starts

May 1st 2008: Torrent(ial) Saturation begins

Before Summer 2008: a&o shirts (both free and non) available

… don’t believe me do you?

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