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Issue #4 of OBSOLETE! Magazine

Issue #4 of OBSOLETE! Magazine

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Published by rich_dana
OBSOLETE! Magazine is a quarterly tabloid publication in the tradition of the International Times, OZ, The East Village Other, The Berkely Barb, The Chicago Seed, The Whole Earth Catalog, PUNK! and the other great underground rags of days past....

OBSOLETE! is distributed FREE OF CHARGE, thanks to donations of readers, friends and fans. You can get it mailed to your door for a small charge to cover shipping, OR, request a free bundle to distribute to your area bookshops, music stores, coffee shops and other independently-owned businesses. Help us keep the underground press alive!

It's time to repurpose our culture, hack our technology, and untether our preconceptions- reality is happening- be there!
OBSOLETE! Magazine is a quarterly tabloid publication in the tradition of the International Times, OZ, The East Village Other, The Berkely Barb, The Chicago Seed, The Whole Earth Catalog, PUNK! and the other great underground rags of days past....

OBSOLETE! is distributed FREE OF CHARGE, thanks to donations of readers, friends and fans. You can get it mailed to your door for a small charge to cover shipping, OR, request a free bundle to distribute to your area bookshops, music stores, coffee shops and other independently-owned businesses. Help us keep the underground press alive!

It's time to repurpose our culture, hack our technology, and untether our preconceptions- reality is happening- be there!

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I  ni   s I   s  s  u e : 
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Contributors
Tim Beckett
 
has been caught up or ar too long writing a novel about his home-town, Uranium City, a near ghost town in Northern Canada. He has received a coupleo writing grants rom the Canada Council and would dearly love a couple more. Heis editor and contributor or
Sensitive Skin Magazine 
. He is currently hiding out inBrooklyn. More o his writing can be seen at http://www.tim-beckett.com.
Mike Edison
is a New York-based writer, editor, musician, and spoken word artist.He was the publisher o marijuana counterculture magazine High Times, and waslater named editor-in-chie o Screw, the sel-proclaimed “World’s Greatest News-paper.” In his memoir
I Have Fun Everywhere I Go 
, Edison recounts his adventuresacross twenty years o druggy adventurism and his parallel careers as a magazineeditor, writer, and musician. His new book,
Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!: Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers, An American Tale of Sex and Wonder 
will be published Fall 2011by Sot Skull Press.
Frederica Fray,
Anti-Christ guru, ashions hersel in Iowa as a college philosophyproessor, (specialty: philosophy o mind/brain), and believes she is descendant othe one, the only, true human, viz., Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche— the only delusionshe’ll ascribe. When she’s not screaming, “The robots are coming! The robots arecoming!!” she’s probably yelling “GOD IS DEAD!” as she drives by you, or makingsome kind o movie to expose the ollies o magical thinking. She can be ound sittingon her couch, all over YouTube and somewhere on Facebook. Otherwise, she doesn’texist.
 W. Joe Hoppe
grew up the rust belt city o Jackson, Michigan but has lived in Aus-tin, TX or the last twenty years with artist Polly Monear and their son Max. He haspublished one book-length collection o poetry,
Galvanized 
((www.daltonpublishing.com). Along with teaching English and Creative Writing at Austin Community College,he enjoys writing and wrenching on old Mopars.
Hyena Hell
is a printmaker, illustrator and comic book artist currently residing in thecapitol o sel destruction, geographically located in New Orleans. She is currentlyimprisoned as a paper mache artist in a giant sweat shop making Mardi Gras oats.In her spare time she enjoys chasing people out o bars with her obnoxious jukebox selections, drunkenly wrecking her bike, and yelling belligerently at inanimateobjects. She can be tracked down on acebook, where you might work out a deal topurchase some o her snake oil.
Charlotte T. Jackson
is a writer o literary non-fction, poetry, opera libretti, andmiscellaneous scribblings. Her work has appeared in the Raleigh News and Observerand the
City of Strangers 
blog, and will soon appear in
Sensitive Skin Magazine 
. Shecrated the libretto or the contemporary opera
The Rat Land 
, by composer GordonBeeerman, which will be perormed in L.A. in 2013; scenes rom their upcomingburlesque opera revue,
The Enchanted Organ 
, will be workshopped this winter in NewYork at Dixon Place. In addition to writing, Ms. Jackson works at the Brooklyn College
Contact: OBSOLETE!, PO Box 72,Victor, IA, 52347 
obmag@feral-tech.com 
 DID YOU KNOW...
That wealthly white women are now
SECRETLY BUTCHERING AND EATING PANDAS
 
as part of a
SATANIC RITUAL
promising
ETERNAL BEAUTY??
Only
OBSOLETE! Magazine
covers the stories that really matter.Unencumbered by corporate media dollars, journalistic standards or so-called “facts”, you can count on the team at
OBSOLETE!
to deliver thestories to you quickly, when you need them most- four times a year (moreor less).
They don’t even understand what is about to happen tothem. Poor stupid things.
Why not show your support forpublishing excellence by
subscribing, donating orbuying OBSOLETE! swag?
Your money goes toward
keeping the undergroundnewspaper alive.
Althoughmost of it goes to the dying beastknown as the United States Post
Ofce, a portion actually trick
-les down to the poor saps whocontribute their
WRITING andART
to this rag.Please Visit:
obsoletemag.blogspot.com/ 
to contribute using paypal orsend cash or checks to:
OBSOLETE!, PO Box 72,Victor, IA, 52347
We now accept Bitcoin! 
email us at:
obmag@feral-tech.com
for details.
Only your hard-earned cash can keep OBSOLETE! (and these PANDAS) ALIVE!!!
Library, and aspires to be an archivist or rare books librarian. She lives in Bed-Stuy,Brooklyn, with her husband and our cats.
John Morton
was born in Cleveland Ohio sometime. He started the nascent[proto][proto] punk band the electric eels in 1972. As a visual artist Morton has exhib-ited world wide including Havana Cuba and MOMA in NYC. His current band is the“Dunking Swine o Chelsea.”
Chris Schipper
is a godless heathen living in deeply conservative Jeeeeeezus land,in the geographically stunning Four Corners region o New Mexico, where some othe more visible residents are gun nuts who drive massive monster truck vehicles.Chris was born and raised in Eastern Iowa, and counts Cedar Rapids and Iowa Cityamong his past homes. Chris moved to NM in 2006 with his partner o then nineyears, and with Emma the cat. In 2009, he and partner traveled back to progressiveIowa to be married (Emma stayed in NM). The couple now also shares their homewith kitties Buster, and Max. Chris is the director o the library at San Juan College– a position he’s ofcially held or more than a year. Chris enjoys hiking, photography,gardening, and requent trips to also enjoy more urban amenities.
Kelly Shriver
lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her short fction has appeared online in
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Pindeldyboz, Juked,
and
3:AM Magazine 
. She alsoco-edits
Bound Off 
, a monthly literary audio magazine available or ree at boundo.com and iTunes. Read more o her stories at kellyshriver.com.
The OBSOLETE! Team is: 
Rich Dana:
Editor, publisher, anarcho-syndicalist scout master
Ericka Wildgirl Dana:
Photographer, human spell-check and eral cat wrangler
Blair Gauntt:
Art Director, illustrator, resident Charlie Callas scholar
Eric Houts:
Contributing editor, punctuation czar, indispensable niggler
 
OB
mag no. 4
 
The
 Se 
nihilism iss
ue
Senile:
/see-nahy-ul/Having or showing the weaknesses or diseases o old age, esp. a loss o mental aculties.
Nihilism:
 /nahy-uh-liz-uhm/1. total rejection o established laws and institutions.2. anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity.
Here’s how it went down.
Political unrest in the Middle East drove up uel prices and the cost o living. A protractedwar against a seemingly undeeatable indigenous guerilla orce sucked the national coersdry. A gutless democrat president was steamrolled by corporatist republicans and downturnsin housing and manuacturing dragged the economy into recession and sent unemployment torecord highs. And Ronald Reagan was elected President.It was in that atmosphere o post-Vietnam imperial decline that punk came o age. Nihilismwas the message. The government and society had sold out the American people. Older hip-pies were well down the path toward yuppiedom, so punks chose to start their own alterna-tive culture. Punk was based not on the collectivist optimism o the psychedelic generation,but more on a vision o a DIY culture rising rom the ashes o mundane mainsteam middle-America. Punk bands booked their own tours, pressed their own records, designed their ownyers. Punk artists took to the streets or started their own galleries. Punk writers publishedtheir own ‘zines. A subculture grew and punks ourished, without the permission o thegrowing corporatocracy. Punk was the last best hope or a lie outside the establishmentsystem.In the 90’s, many punks, now in their 30’s, sadly but not unexpectedly took the opportunity tosneak back into the middle class rom whence they came. The Clintonian neo-liberal tech-boom train was leaving the station, and “alternative” college rock enthusiasts rushed to geton board, ollowing their hippie elders into the world o khaki pants and retirement accounts.The new breed o assembly line worker was being born. Not on the actory oor- oh no,President Clinton made sure that those jobs went overseas- but rather in the climate con-trolled cubicles o the ormer punk outposts like San Francisco, Seattle and Lower Manhat-tan. But this assembly line is better! You could listen to your avorite punk tunes (throughheadphones), wear your Chuck Taylor Allstars (to signiy that you are “thinking outside o thebox”) AND the caeteria has organic and vegetarian options!Ex-punks had babies, and brought children into a uture that just a ew years beore theythought would not exist. Back then, they were thrashing in a pit while the Circle Jerks sang“ I went to see a rabbi, but despite his advise, I want an operation I will not ather lie!Operation, operation, snip & tie, snip & tie!” Suddenly they are getting their musical cuesrom the bumper music on “All Things Considered” while they haul a van ull o brats withood allergies to be coached by some stay-at-home dad, whose liberal arts college degree inhumanities and ability to kick a soccer ball has drawn him the short straw while his ormerlypink-haired, pierced-nosed wie (with an MBA) drinks single malt scotch in a hotel bar at aconerence in Phoenix.Through it all, a ew aging punks keep the aith. They missed the train, or ell o the train,or in many cases, the train ran them over. They were born without the business gene, orthey just never gave a shit about money. Some would sell out i they could, but addiction,depression, psychosis or other mental or personality disorders don’t allow it. The DIY spiritkeeps them alive. They do or themselves. They still know how to survive without the systempromoting their own shit, selling their own shit, scraping by. Times are tough again, but theystill know the ropes.Now, in the era o “austerity,” jobs are scarce and the establishment is once again selling outthe American people. But this time there is no youth movement in sight. Surveillance societyand digital culture has apparently stolen the punk babies souls. They need to be shown theway. They can’t learn it all rom reading Maximum Rock and Roll, ater all. It’s time or oldpunks to rediscover their roots. To re-activate. To take back the mantle o nihilism and ragelike there is no tomorrow. What is there to lose? Jump o the train. Beore it’s too late, be-ore the anti-depressants, crat-brewed beer and vegan cupcakes take away the last o yourwill to fght. The punk generation needs to go “senihl”.
So here’s how it’s going to go down...
Political unrest in the Middle East drove up uel prices and the cost o living. A protractedwar against a seemingly undeeatable indigenous guerilla orce sucked the national coersdry. A gutless democrat president was steamrolled by corporatist republicans and downturnsin housing and manuacturing dragged the economy into recession and sent unemployment torecord highs. And ??? will be elected President.Time to dig out the Circle Jerks records.

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