Scarfolk Council

“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. ‘Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay.’ For more information please reread.”

Scarfolk Council

Wonderful satire and relevant. Recommended. Scarfolk Council RSS Feed.

Guns Don’t Kill People; Schools Do

“Having actively contributed to the loss of lives, Trump is going to have to get very creative in citing any that he’s saved. That said, last month was the first March without a school shooting since 2002, so maybe he could credit himself with the new approach to the US school shootings problem currently being trialled. Which is to say: no schools. All that time parent activists have spent trying to limit guns, it turned out that the smart way to do it was just to shut schools. Really makes you think. Do expect to see the National Rifle Association unveil a new slogan in the coming months: Guns don’t kill people; schools do.”

—Marina Hyde, “Hancock’s channelling James Blunt, Raab looks terrified. But at least we’re not the US.” The Guardian. April 17, 2020.

Savage.

Are Baths Too Hot for Testicles?

“‘So now he’s like crouching in the water with his shins and knees and forearms and elbows submerged, and his torso and butt and head all above the water still. So he has to roll over somehow and get his body into the water. But I’m stumped on the topology of how ‘balls hit the water LAST.”…He continued, ‘I just feel like the balls are basically in the middle of the X, Y, and Z axes of the body and there’s no way to make them go anywhere last. Head, torso, balls, legs. No matter how you dunk a body in water the balls can’t be the last in.'”

—Kelly Conway. “Are Baths Too Hot For Testicles?The Cut. August 21, 2018.

A deep dive into an important question you’ve probably never thought to ask. The illustrations by the author may be the best thing about this article.

Diaspora Boy by Eli Valley

Diaspora Boy is “the first full-scale anthology of [Eli] Valley’s art[…His] “comic strips are intricate fever dreams employing noir, horror, slapstick and science fiction to expose the outlandish hypocrisies at play in the American/Israeli relationship. Sometimes banned, often controversial and always hilarious, Valley’s work has helped to energize a generation exasperated by American complicity in an Israeli occupation now entering its fiftieth year.”