Did you see this kid today? Did you see her?

5ab6a4391f0000270616b5e3Emma Gonzales, Parkland survivor in Washington today. Get out of the way of these kids. All you can feel is awe and pride and shame that it’s falling on them to do the work.

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Please Do Not Touch, the book

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Our about to be immensely popular new book, with the same title as the t-shirt, will be released on April 10th by Rizzoli.  It will probably sell out in one day. Look at what happened to Fire and Fury. Of course, our book is not about Trump. Though it does have some pretty juicy revelations. It’s the story of MOSS, like you never heard it before. And speaking of Trump, did you know he NEVER shopped at MOSS? Unless it was him who broke in that night and stole the bicycle. I wouldn’t put it past him. Anyway, click on the shirt to go to the special Please Do Not Touch website where you can learn everything you need to know, including that you should pre-order from Amazon. It’s better to be safe than sorry, my grandmother always said. She always pre-ordered. And no, you cannot buy that t-shirt. It’s sold out. Let that be a lesson to you.

 

RIP, Robert Grossman

grossmanOur friend Bob Grossman was one of the greatest political illustrators. You of a certain age will remember one of his funny and trenchant early drawings, above. That’s Nixon enabler Henry Kissinger standing at the end of that nose. Bob did more than 500 covers, for Rolling Stone, New York Observer, The Nation, and the NY Times. Click on the nose to read his Times obit. And as a special tribute to Bob, nothing could be better than to buy a few rolls of his Trump dog poop bags, seen below. Click on President Shithead’s ugly shitty face to go to Amazon for this timely purchase. $9 will get you three rolls, 15 bags to a roll. Rest in peace, Bob. gross

Advance copies out to reviewers

cover22It does finally seem to be happening, the release of our book. Scheduled for April 10, but last week the advance copies arrived. What this means is that a box of books arrived by FedEx ahead of all the others which are on a ship somewhere. Design-obsessed Somali pirates take note. We are wore out handling the thousands of pre-launch demands for interviews and photo sessions. Okay, maybe not thousands. Okay, two. But they were long, okay? It seemed like more. You can click on the book and be whisked over to Amazon where you can preorder and have it delivered to your door rather than have to go out in the fourth or fifth bombogalactic winter storm which are no doubt waiting around the corner.

“We’re children. You guys are the adults.”

gunsWe do try (not that hard, admittedly) to avoid politics here at Bureaublog, but when things go completely out of control, it’s hard to stay quiet. Today in the Times there was an astounding double-page ad that listed every member of Congress taking money from the NRA and how much they took. Yes, some of the worst, truly despicable monsters were getting millions. But most were not. Most got less than $40,000. A few got practically nothing. Somebody got $1000. Is money so hard to raise that you will sell your soul for $1000? That seems about right for most of the souls in Congress. Maybe even somewhat high. But for amounts like that, our elected officials choose to do the bidding of an unspeakably evil organization that stops even the smallest attempt at gun control sanity. This is disgusting. Truly disgusting. Not as disgusting, of course, as what you’ll find if you click on the photo (from the Times). You’ll go to an op-ed Times piece from October where you’ll see career totals of how much the “top ten” each got from the NRA. Prepare to be sick.

Dr. Mathilde Krim, RIP

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“Mathilde will be remembered as one of the great human rights leaders of our time. Her brilliance and compassion reached far beyond public health as an example for us all of the importance of tolerance and social justice. “ – amfAR Trustee Harry Belafonte

When we did AIDSfilms back in the mid ’80s, Mathilde was by our side when we needed her help. We were a very small part of the half billion dollars she was responsible for bringing in to support research and treatment for people with AIDS and HIV.

Republican Senators struck deaf

perdueIn an odd moment for the current administration, both Republican Senators Perdue and Cotton were struck deaf at the same moment during a meeting in the Oval. Here Trump does his best to help Perdue back to his seat just after being told by Perdue, “I can’t hear you!” As usual, Trump prefers to help people to their seats with his eyes closed. Sources close to the President said that Sudden Deaf Syndrome is a common occurrence among certain Republican Senators, especially those from the South, North or Midwest, or West. There is no available data on how long the deafness lasts, or if it is related to early onset dementia, as is the case with the President, obviously.  It also makes it very diffiucult for them to hear or respond to questions from reporters.

TRUMP TOWER BURNS

trumtowergoneTrump himself was rumored to have been seen roaming around the lobby distractedly, muttering that Sloppy Steve had set the fire. He was wearing a torn and soot-covered  bathrobe and carrying a large red button with the word “NUCLEAR” printed on it. Due to fast action by the New York Fire Department, no one was hurt, though it’s obvious the building is now uninhabitable and will need to be torn down. It’s also rumored that the Kushner family real estate company is negotiating for the property where they plan to build a “Maryland-style” housing complex funded by the Israeli government.

Happy New Year to Adam and Mitchell and everyone else

31VOWS1-superJumbo-v3“A man born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Toronto and schooled at a Yeshiva and a Japanese-American man raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, were married in the rare books section of the Strand Bookstore in Greenwich Village before a crowd of 200 people, against a backdrop of an arch of gold balloons that were connected to each other like intertwined units of a necklace chain or the link emoji, in a ceremony led by a Buddhist that included an operatic performance by one friend, the reading of an original poem based on the tweets of Yoko Ono by another, and a lip-synced rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” by a drag queen dressed in a white fringe jumper and a long veil.”

What an excellent uplifting life-affirming way to end this miserable year. Click on the photo to read the full story in the Times. And have a happy new year.

Just in time. Gift photos from Torpedo.House

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Hey, everybody, it’s that time again. Panic time. It’s like you were asleep and just woke up to find out it’s almost too late to get those gifts you need to get for all those people you like so much.  But look here. We have the solution to your problem. Yes, excellent one-of-a-kind, historically complex and oddly moving vintage press photos right from the walls of Torpedo.House. Overpainted, or from the archives of the Baltimore Sun, or the pages of Tertium Quid, Murray’s book. Or, hey, you could also give that book. Click on one of the elves and go straight to the big red house. But do it now. Tick tock. And don’t forget our 15% off the listed price, as our gift to you.