Saturday, July 31, 2010

Look for Obsolete at Quimby's!

For folks in Chi-town,  stop by Quimby's and pick up a copy of issue #1!

1854 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Obsolete #2 - Call for Submissions

Issue # 1 out and it's time to start planning for the fall issue!!  The theme is "What I did on my summer vacation", and the deadline for submissions in Sept. 1st, 2010.

Did your band go on tour? Did your neighbor dump several million gallons of garbage in your back yard? Did you work this summer as a road-repair flagman thanks to the Stimulus Bill? Did you spend the summer in a cubicle fantasizing about...anything?

We are looking for fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons and artwork. Check the submission guidelines below for more details.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Robert Anton Wilson - Free your mind.

This is great little video- RAW's Greatest Hits!!

Free Copies of OBSOLETE! to celebrate Robert Anton Wilson Day!!!!!!!!

July 23rd- there is something magical about July 23rd.... It marked the beginning of the high holy days in ancient Egypt- the day the "Dog Star" Sirius ascended from behind the sun. This is the origin of the expression "Dog Days of Summer" and marked the flood season of the Nile River before the construction of the Aswan Dam.

July 23rd is the birthday of Haile Selassie, without whom we would have no Reggae. It was Aleister Crowley's wife's birthday. And, of course, it is the birthday of other great magicians like Pee Wee Reese, Raymond Chandler, Woody Harrelson and Monica Lewinsky.  It marks the deaths of Pancho Villa and Vic Morrow.

Most importantly, it is Robert Anton Wilson Day- so declared by the city of Santa Cruz in 2003, to celebrate the life and work of one of its most beloved residents.

I discovered the writing of RAW in 1980 when Jerry Farnsworth loaned me his copies of the 3 volume Illuminatus! Trilogy. Jerry- I'm sorry I never gave them back- but if you are out there, I still have them..... RAW's writing changed my life- The way I look at the world.

There would be no OBSOLETE! Magazine without Robert Anton Wilson, and for that reason, we are celebrating July 23rd by giving away copies of issue #1- shipped to you mailbox ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE- free of charge!! (Some restrictions may apply, see fine print). Be one of the first 20 sentient beings to send your mailing address to and we will send out your free copy right away!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Very Cool- Copies of Dodgem Logic #1 signed by Alan Moore....

Dodgem Logic- the underground 'zine from the UK started by the Amazing Alan Moore - is getting better and better with each issue. You can get a copy of #1 signed by Alan Moore at the Dodgem website! Such a deal!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Motor City/Maker City Geekstock 2010! Be there!

In two weeks, we are headed to the Maker Faire in the Motor City- it's shaping up to be Geekstock 2010!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Introductory price is coming to an end.....

Hey folks- We are busily shipping out copies of OBMAG #1... unfortunately, we are going to have to start charging a bit more to cover shipping, because paypal is BONING us to the tune of 36 cents on each 2-buck copy!!! Sheesh!

Soooo- if you want to get your copy at the current price, do it this week-  I'm gonna bump it up on the weekend. You can continue to send 2 beans in cash or check, but if you wanna use paypal, it's gonna cost more starting Saturday.  Sorry gang......

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The original "Obsolete Man"

Here is the Twilight Zone Episode that inspired the title of the Magazine...Romney Wordsworth is our patron saint...


The SciFi Network used to run a 4th of July TZ marathon every year, but this year, they changed their network's name to "SYFY" and replaced the TZ marathon with "The Greatest American Hero"... I guess Americans are too stupid to appreciate Serling's genius anymore?