Category Archives: 60s

XKE Jaguar In Reverse

The XKE Jaguar convertible was the epitome of 1960s British cool, but upon seeing this photo I somehow recalled two motorhead brothers in 1968 attempting to rearrange the sleek convertible’s configuration in reverse. The twins from the South Shore of Boston switched the transmission and the steering to the rear. The adults on Anderson Street […]

Yves Klein’s Leap

Yves Klein was a pop minimalist genius. In 1960 he staged the photo SAUT DANS LE VIDE or LEAP INTO THE VOID from a rooftop in the Paris suburb of Fontenay-aux-Roses. His friends caught him in a tarp. The photo was then published in a fake newspaper at Paris news kiosks. I love Yves Klein. […]

THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Peter Nolan Smith

A black Suburban headed west on Route 2 at the top of Lake Michigan. The late afternoon traffic was light and no state troopers cruised the two-laner traversing the Upper Peninsula. The driver was cruising at 85, then stamped on his brakes upon spotting a white van parked in the Wonderland Diner parking lot. The […]

Headhunting Beanballers

On August 18, 1967 the Red Sox’s Tony Conigliaro was batting against Angels spitballer Jack Hamilton at Fenway Park. The first pitch came in high and struck All-Star outfielder in the cheek. He was rushed to the hospital withd a linear fracture of the left cheekbone and a dislocated jaw with severe damage to his […]

ANCIENT PORNO by Peter Nolan Smith

The term pornography was derived from the Greeks linking two words; prostitute and I read. The portrayal of sexual acts can be traced to pre-Ice Age. Scientist have claimed that a naked figurine carved from a mammoth ivory was man’s first attempt at figurative representation. Opponents to this thought counter that lurid images were not […]