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Teach Your Child Free Enterprise!
Author: Dr. W.S. McBirnie
Publisher: Voice of Americanism, Glendale, CA
Discovered at: San Jose, CA, ... More >>
By Paul T. Bradley
This week, Hydra Head Records founder Aaron Turner announced the label's closing. The L.A. metal imprint -- by way of Boston and New Mexico -- is home to first-rate acts including Torche, Botch, Cave In, Harvey Milk and, occasionally, Converge. Co-founder Aaron Turner says that t ... More >>
Local chain Joy Burger turns out a modern-day burger, possibly one of 7,000 places in the city that currently do.
As the name suggests, the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany, perhaps late in the Middle Ages, when mincing techniques usually used to make pork sausage were applied to beef, whi ... More >>
Congressional candidate Rory Lancman said today he's staying focused on the issues -- but didn't miss an opportunity to slam his opponents in the increasingly crowded -- and reliably colorful -- race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman.
Today, the Daily News reported that Jeffrey Gottlie ... More >>
A crowded race in Queens to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman reached a new level of political drama today -- but the head of the Queens Democratic Party, who decided not to endorse his own cousin, is brushing aside the latest attacks, saying they come from a "misinformed" candidate.
It's ... More >>
Michelle D. AndersonIqbal Hossaint, manager of New Bombay Masala, had no idea the building his restaurant rents from will be auctioned todayYesterday, the Voice wrote about a protest happening today at Brooklyn Supreme Court. Led by Occupy Wall Street and the group Organizing for Occupation ... More >>
Washington Heights, the neighborhood in upper Manhattan, finished shittiest in the city's main borough in a Sanitation Department database of pooper-scooper violations reported today in the New York Post. Smelliest streets include Riverside Drive, Amsterdam Avenue, 179th and 160th. Overall Gl ... More >>
There is IHOP, and there is IHOP. One, officially known as the International House of Pancakes, peddles breakfast foods all day, every day, 365 days a year. The latter is the International House of Prayer. It peddles Jesus all day, every day, 365 days a year. And now, in what is perhaps the b ... More >>
srqpix/FlickrBelly on up.Ah, these schizophrenic times: even as the First Lady launches a campaign to combat childhood obesity, the government considers telling food companies to go easy on the salt, and a group releases a report stating that Americans are getting too fat to serve in the mili ... More >>
--Yesterday, we reported the existence of a new Weezer track, the punchy "(If You're Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To." Today, Weezer announced the title of their new album, and it's Raditude. Yes, Raditude. Longtime Weez webman Karl Koch writes on the band's site: "'Raditude"??' WHA ... More >>
This one pretty much can't miss. Jackson, who is set to be buried on his birthday out in Glendale, California, will get a NYC birthday send-off as well--Spike Lee is throwing a block party in his honor at Fort Greene Park. From 12pm-5pm, DJ Spinna will play Jackson jams exclusively, which is ... More >>
"I'm a really big fan of Sonic Youth, and I kind of don't make any bones about it."
Jeff Tweedy pulled a rabbit out of his beard when he landed Nels Cline in Wilco following Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Screwing with that album's winning formula by introducing an off-the-wall competing guitarist on its ... More >>