I didn’t have time to post this before the openin’, but the show’s up for a month,
Join us this Friday, September 13, 2013 from 7 to 10pm for the opening of MONDOFORNIA, a group exhibition featuring artists Peter Sutherland, Steve Lee, Jane Moseley, SeMeN SPeRmS, Nick Stewart, Maia Ruth Lee, Jack Greer, Brendan Lynch, Aine Vonnegut, Evan Robarts, Jeremy Anderegg, Kyle Yanagihara, Carly Mark, Dean Levin, Sage Grazer, and Grear Patterson at 9 Dudley Avenue, Venice Beach CA.
Marvin Heemeyer of Granby, Colorado pimped his dozer ‘n settled his scores before he suicided. a crafty citizen slighted succeeded in creating the carnage he sought, a mighty smite to a double-crossin’ town
Killdozer K1-A Specs:
Chassis: Komatsu D575A-3SD
Weight: 200 Tons
Crew: 2 (pilot / gunner)
Armor: Composite – 2 1/2 inch steel plates with 12 inches of concrete with rebar in between
Attached steel slat armor covered in razor wire
Armament: 1 x PTRS-41 14.5mm Anti-Tank Rifle (front)
1 x M2 .50 machine gun (cupola)
1 x improvised mortar / smoke launcher
3 x 10 gauge shotgun (side, back, side)
Features: GPS Navigation
Self-cleaning Infra-red cameras
Compressed air shunt for NBC overpressure
Yeah, sure, it looks sorta like a made-for-TV movie, but it’s burned into my brain because it was on heavy rotation on HBO back in the day. I’m a sucker for anything post-apocalyptic, especially if it has Jackie Earle Haley in it.
Lt. Jake Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent), an unorthodox Air Force officer, shares ICBM silo duty at an Air Force missile base in California with Major Eugene “Sam” Denton (George Peppard). When the United States detects incoming nuclear missiles, Tanner and Denton “turn the key” to launch part of the retaliatory strike, initiating Doomsday. After launching their entire arsenal of nuclear missiles, Tanner and Denton witness nuclear devastation rain down all around them.
Two years later the Earth, tilted off its axis by World War III, radiation has mutated insect life and is constantly wracked by massive storms that cover the entire hemisphere. Military order at the base has broken down. Tanner resigned his commission and Denton is considering going to Albany, New York to find the source of a lone radio transmission. Before they are ready to abandon the base a rocket fuel explosion kills all but four men – Denton, Tanner, former Airman Keegan (Paul Winfield) and Airman Tom Perry (Kip Niven).
They set out in two Air Force “Landmasters” (giant 12-wheeled armored personnel carriers capable of climbing 60-degree inclines, and can operate in water) across “Damnation Alley” considered “the path of least resistance” between intense radiation areas. On their journey, they pick up two survivors, fight a band of crazed, savage shotgun-toting mountain men and encounter mutated “flesh stripping Madagascar hissing cockroaches” before reaching their destination.
Here’s a made-for-TV movie that helped fuel my nightmares as a kid.
My fellow Americans… While the extent of damage to our country is still uncertain, and shall probably remain so for sometime. Preliminary reports indicate that principal weapons impact points included military and industrial targets in most sectors of the United States. There is at the present time a ceasefire with the Soviet Union, which sustained damage equally catastrophic. Many of you listening to me today have suffered personal injury, sudden separation from loved ones, and the tragic loss of your families. I share your grief for I too have suffered personal loss. During this hour of sorrow, I wish to assure you that America has survived this terrible tribulation. There has been no surrender, no retreat from the principles of liberty and democracy for which the free world looks to us for leadership. We remain undaunted before all but Almighty God… (sound of transistor radio adjustment)…offer our prayers…(static)…government functioning under certain extraordinary emergency options. We are prepared to make every effort to coordinate relief and recovery programs at the state and local level. During the next two weeks, my staff and Cabinet will relocate to the National Emergency Re-Construction Headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. At the present time, and until radiation pattern reports are made available over the Emergency Broadcast band or through your local authorities, I urge you to remain in areas offering maximum shelter protection from radioactive fallout and obey all local curfews. We are counting on you, you see—on your strength, your patience, your will and your courage to help rebuild this great nation of ours. God bless you all – Post-Atomic Strike Presidential Speech
” Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fiction/fantasy film about the battle between two wizards, one representing the forces of magic and one representing the forces of technology. It was written, produced, and directed by Ralph Bakshi. This is 20th Century Fox’s first animated film.” –Wikipedia
“In a post apocalyptic future that appears as a blend of World War II Europe and J.R.R. Tolkien‘s Middle-earth, a pint-size wizard named Avatar must save the world from a band of fascist mutants controlled by his evil twin brother, Blackwolf, who likes to confuse enemy armies by projecting films of Adolf Hitler speeches during attacks. Painted live-action footage of advancing Nazi armies contrasts with Saturday-morning-cartoon-style animation of fairies and elves as Avatar travels through various magical and radioactive realms on his quest. Aiding him are a sexually promiscuous fairy queen, a hot-blooded warrior elf and Peace, a misunderstood robot rebelling against his Blackwolf-controlled programming. A bizarre and psychedelic meditation on magic vs. technology, this ultimate futuristic fantastic epic cult film still finds an audience on college campuses and will prove quite rewarding to viewers in the right frame of mind.” –IMDb