Category Archives: 1960’s

The Return of Rabbit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Co-host Pilleater talk to Rabbit. Rabbit blogs at AltLeft.com

Topics:

Robert and Pilleater’s upcoming show on the film The Crush
Rabbit’s article Porky’s Pathological Altruism, the death of Porky’s Director by an Illegal Immigrant drunk driver, and the cultural themes in the film
The portrayal of sex in the film, Kim Cattrall, the mysticism of girls locker room, and the demise of showering in High School
The 1950’s nostalgia in the 80’s, the recent film The Founder, and the animated neon sign in Porky’s
Rabbit’s experience growing up in the 80’s, 80’s fantasy films The Dark Crystal, and The Secret of NIMH
Rabbit’s interest in 60’s Mod culture
Robert Stark and Rabbit trip to Las Vegas, and Robert’s show on Vintage Vegas with Lynn Zook
Las Vegas as a Retro Futurist fantasy world, how a place can have different meanings to different people, Evel Knievel at Caesar’s Palace, the Frog Slot Macine, and the Asian Aryan aesthetic to the Wynn
Rabbit’s article BackPage’s Greatest Hits about the shutdown of BackPage, and the sites’s comic relief
Peter Sotos’ book Index about adult reviews
Rabbit’s point that society pushes deviate sex acts but than criminalizes people for acting out on them
Rabbit’s article The AltLeft “Tea Party” about the the Alt-Left drama and eccentric characters, what originally attracted him to it, and his critique of the Right
The 1972 film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which inspired Rabbit’s moniker


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Robert Stark interviews Game Designer Andy Looney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater interview Andy Looney. Looney is a game designer, computer programmer, and writer. He operates Looney Labs and has designed Fluxx The Card Game. His latest game is Pyramid Arcade.

Topics:

Looney’s interest in games, the card game Nuclear War
Looney’s games Fluxx The Card Game and Icehouse
Icebreaker for 3DO
Looney’s work for NASA
The origins behind Icehouse, Looney’s short story “Icehouse.”
The history behind Cosmic Wimpout, The Grateful Dead
Cosmic Encounter, Killer Bunnies and The Quest for The Magic Carrot
Looney’s advocation for marijuana legalization.
Pyramid Arcade: 22 games with pyramids! Homeworlds. Stonehenge
Looney’s novel, The Empty City
The art of Aquarius, Peter Max, Looney’s cartoons
The influence of drugs upon game design
Tabletop board game culture vs. Hippy culture
Looney’s card game Chrononauts, Back to the Future, The Butterfly Effect
Games designing as fine art. Players becoming apart of the art piece, Art games
Retro Futurism, Andy’s favorite genre which is the 1930’s Deco Machine Age, Metropolis, James Turrell
Meta-games, Virtual Reality, Conventions
The debut of LooneyCon
Richard Garfield’s Characteristics of Games


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Robert Stark interviews Brandon Adamson about Beatnik Fascism

Beatnik Fascism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Alex von Goldstein interview Brandon Adamson about his book of poems Beatnik Fascism(It’s available in Paperback and eBook)

Named after the main character in a sleazy 1970’s romance novel, “(The Flame and the Flower,)” Brandon Adamson is a writer/poet/musician/artist, who currently resides in Phoenix Arizona. He has been writing since 1995, and his work has appeared in many magazines, blogs and literary journals over the years.

Brandon began recording experimental indie music in the mid 90’s. He has put out dozens of singles and a few limited release albums, and continues to write and release new songs. As a futurist who has always been fascinated with the mid century modern aesthetic, culture and associated philosophies, the space age influence is apparent in much of Brandon’s writing and art.

Topics include:

How the book’s title is a reference to a Twilight Zone Episode about Beatnik Fascist Aliens who land on earth
How Brandon relates to the non-conformity, curiosity, and the courage to do something different of the Beats
How the Beats were a much more authentic and culturally elitist group than the Hippies
How many of the Beats including Jack Kerouac expressed politically incorrect views
Beatnik Romantic racism and how it’s a precursor to Hipster racism
How dissidents such as nationalist and anti-consumerist are the non-conformists of today, and resist the pressure to fit in
How even within alternative political movements, people are still non conforming and alienated(ex. Futurist, and those with left and center views within the Alt-right)
How the message of the book is both ambitious about the future but also black pill in a realization that most of us are on our own.
The poem “Antiquated Formula”about visiting an antique store that explores Brandon’s interest in Greco-Roman Artifacts and Retro-Futurism
How Retrofuturism not only shows us what could of been but offers blueprint for the future
The poem “Barrelsville 2292” about Las Vegas, and how the city both symbolizes crass commercialism, and a retro-futurist fantasy world where anything is possible
The poem “The Distracted Actors,” about how what we are distracted by defines the future of civilization
Brandon’s point that real freedom is not being able to do what ever you want, but to live in the kind of society you want to live in
How Brandon envsions the United State’s carved up into small city states with their own unique cultural aesthetics
Brandon’s article from 2011 advocating for Donald Trump as a dissident candidate for president which he never got credit for
Why Donald Trump is losing because he is pandering to conservatives, and how he can win by being himself


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Robert Stark interviews Professor Darrell Hamamoto

Darrell Hamamoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Co-host Alex von Goldstein talk to Darrell Hamamoto, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Topics include:

How Professor Hamamoto started out in Ethnic Studies and later became disillusioned with it
How Asian Studies, other Ethnic Studies, as well as Women’s Studies are backed by corporate and financial interest
His experiences with censorship at UC Davis
The elite’s support for mass immigration, starting with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965  to the H-1B visa program
His book Servitors of Empire: Studies in the Dark Side of Asian America
His pornographic film Skin on Skin, which starred all Asian American actors, which addressed the exclusion of Asian American males from Porn
Hollywood’s portrayal of Asians and his book Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism
The importance of creating independent media
Yukio Mishima, his life, and legacy, and his opposition to the Americanization of Japan
Whether Asian Americans will become an elite in America or serve as a buffer between the White Elite and White Middle Class
The relationship between Japanese Americans and post 1965 Asian immigration
The 1960’s Counter-Culture
His upcoming panel at UC Berkeley on Asians and Film

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