Monday, December 05, 2005

Luke and Barrett's book


Blogger John Sakkis said...

i've seen this one...

11:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica Smith said...

YAY pictures! Someone's on top of their game.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Logan Ryan Smith said...

put these all in the sidebar! the sidebar!

the SIDEBAR!!! :-)

we need to buy these. well, i have some of them but we need the option to buy these!!!

paypal's a good way to go about these sortsa things.


3:14 AM  
Blogger House Press said...

ya hear that mikey, logan said paypal, you should e-mail him your wacky liberal free press spiel.


7:24 AM  
Blogger House Press said...

Hey everyone -

House Press's official position is against paypal. Paypal tries to dictate public morality by putting a $500 fine on all transactions dealing with porn, gambling, and pharmaceuticals. And where would you life be without these three! If people want to buy the books, or just get them for free - email us.


8:20 AM  
Blogger Logan Ryan Smith said...


checks blow more than not allowing porn and gambling!!!


1:15 PM  
Blogger Logan Ryan Smith said...


or, wait, SCREW paypal!!!

what have they done for ME lately!!!

aaarrrrrgggghhhhhh!!!, it's coffee this time. too early for the vodka.


1:25 PM  
Blogger Jessica Smith said...

as the representative girl in this discussion i'm totally cool with paypal banning porn payments. i think you should use paypal *because* they ban porn. (sorry boys)

4:32 PM  
Blogger House Press said...

Its called free speech free liberty free choice prolife freedom and personal responsibility..

so f pay pal!

House press is rare in that it sticks to its guns at all costs.

It is one of the last bastions of freedom on the planet.

Commerce is death. It is death to art, death to life. End fascism!


5:49 PM  
Blogger Tawrin said...

Mr. S, I don't think House Press has an "official" position against paypal. I think you made that up.

And Jessica: there's a good case to be made for the freedom of porn and women's rights having a positive correlation (too lazy to add links supporting this right now).

5:49 PM  
Blogger Tawrin said...

House press is rare in that it sticks to it's guns at all costs?

Commerce is death? I mean, I just went shopping today, and I didn't die at all.

5:51 PM  
Blogger John Sakkis said...

i'm with michael...TOTALLY into porn...

6:32 PM  
Blogger House Press said...

Commerce is the death of art.

I can't think of too many outfits like house press, it is a rare bird indeed.

Its anarchy is what makes it special.

Jack Spicer is god!


6:53 PM  
Blogger House Press said...

Tawrin, I don't think HousePress has anything "official" that's why I like throwing that tag around. I need to work on my humor. If Paypal fined people for buying guns I'd be against paypal, if paypal fined people for anything that's perfectly legal to do, I'd be against it. It's not a porn-argument - it's free speech, as Mr. Baker says, and liberty as Mr. Unger screams. That's part of the HousePress mission, in Mr. Gelsinger's words "To keep it as real as possible". And yes, Jack Spicer is GOD!

p.s. You should all check out Jessica's blog if you haven't. It's everything a blog should be and more!

p.p.s Jessica, hope you don't mind that I posted your blog address - thought others might dig it, as you're the only one to review the Nov 19th reading, and many other great posts.

7:27 PM  
Blogger House Press said...

I said the last comment - MS

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jessica Smith said...

mike-no, i don't mind
tawrin-we'll have to take this up at a later time. i've heard some "feminists" pro-porn arguments but so far nothing has convinced me. next time i'm in buffalo...
house press sticks to its guns? how phallic is that?

also, re: commerce/art, that's ridiculous, haven't we already had that discussion? i don't know who are eu, eu?

jack spicer is god? shit. how did i get to this webpage? madness.

8:11 PM  
Blogger House Press said...

Jessica- My name is Eric Unger. eu for short. We have never met, to my knowledge. I was in drill 6 along with you and many others. I have been a part of the house press community since its inception. It is clear that, along with Mike, my sense of humor has gone over like a lead ballon. The sentiment behind my hyperbole is that I really think that it is vital that complete independence is maintained. We all have to survive, we all have to eat, commerce is neccessary. It is good. As for the phallic argument, well, maybe. Anyways, I'd like to meet you some day, I've read your work in drill and am a fan of it.

BTW- ISn't Of a Free Town a great book! Nice work Luke and Barrett


8:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica Smith said...

oh, okay, Eric Unger, i know who you are. good job turning the conversation back around to the book. (barrett/luke, thanks for sending me your book, i haven't read it yet, but i'll review it soon.)

10:23 PM  
Blogger Tawrin said...

MS and EU: I thought I was being funny too. I suppose House Press needs to work on it's blog humor.

Of A Free Town is a fantastic book. I thought that I bought one from Barrett once, but I can't seem to find it.

10:42 PM  
Blogger House Press said...

Yes, it's now official policy that we work on our humor. I've been very excited about Luke and Barrett's book - everything from the gritty photo copy, to the stencil cover, to the poems (the thing that really matters) is exactly what we should be doing. Barrett's taking a literal lesson from Pound, making the news stay news - and letting us all know what it looks like. For people not familiar with Barrett's work - those poems are part of an on going project, excerpts from other books published on newsprint and bound by brown paper bags. Luke, I believe, did all the graphic work and is an accomplished graphic artist as well as a poet. He's a Chicago street artist too - I don't want to say any more, lest mayor Daly performs a crack down.


11:08 PM  

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