March 15, 2006

3-Legged Skater Banned!

Dick_cheney_in_2008 Steve Jobs on Magazine Covers. (From "Media Digest")

Read 250 newspapers from 55 countries in their original format, layout and pagination

I love baseball cards... I love the smell... I love pork too… - An ad for Village Voice dot com classified -

What is it like writing for Weekly World News, the home of Bat Boy Found In Cave!

Black and White and Dead All Over. Somewhere in the forest, a tree is cut down. It is loaded onto a giant truck and hauled a vast distance to a factory, where the trees is turned into huge rolls of paper. These rolls are loaded onto another truck and hauled another vast distance to another factory, where they are covered in ink, chopped up, folded, stacked, tied and loaded onto a third set of trucks, which fan out across cities and regions dropping bundles here and there

A selection of cartoons from the media of seven Arab countries

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December 09, 2005

All I know is what I read in the papers

Big_news_1 Playboy in Braille: "Elka leans against a wall, wearing only a carpenter’s tool belt. She’s hot. Believe me..."

50 years of The Village Voice - First cover from October 1955

This page provides links to some of the major Dada-era publications before 1923. The list is divided into two sections. The first section includes some of the major periodicals of the Dada movement in Zurich, Berlin, Paris, and elsewhere. The second section includes books by some of the participants in the Dada movement, as well as some of the more ephemeral Dada-era publications

Eerie Magazine covers

Skin Deep, UK’s best selling tattoo magazine

Waste Age; a garbage industry trade mag

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September 18, 2005

Here is the Secret News

Suspected_terrorist “Ammerika Today” - The last Italian-language daily in the States

Headlines Here: Lorem oopsum

Read the full text of the Nov 4, 1869 first ever issue of “Nature” Magazine, published on 4 November 1869

100 largest world newspapers - now by continent. Top 150 US Newspapers by Largest Reported Circulation

Redesign of The Guardian

Here is the Secret News:

"All people are afraid. No one knows what they’re doing. Everything is getting worse. Some people deserve to die. Your money is worthless. No one is properly dressed. At least one of your children will disappoint you. The system is rigged. Your house will never be completely clean. All teachers are incompetent. There are people who really dislike you. Nothing is as good as it seems. Things don’t last. No one is paying attention. The country is dying. God doesn’t care.

(From When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?)

"On Evil" - Bill Maher’s New Rules for September 17, 2005 – As sharp as the week before. If anybody finds the text, please email it to me. Update: Full text from the HBO site: "Some people think Satan is real and some people think global warming is real. If you think stopping gays from doing it is more important than the ice caps melting, the boogeyman is you..."

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July 30, 2005

Ferret Magazines

Ferrets_1 Mark's Very Large National Lampoon Site, an unauthorized guide to what I consider the best years of National Lampoon magazine, roughly 1970-1975

Brain Research Magazine Subscription on Amazon. Price for one year: $23,177.83 ($176.93/issue. From Kevin Journal)

BrickJournal is a quarterly publication that will focus on the Adult Fan of LEGO community

Get all the newspapers from small town USA exactly as they were printed. (From ”Presurfer”)

Church Business, catering to the ever-changing roles of today’s church leaders with a magazine packed full of relevant, practical and fun-to-read articles

Pick your magazine from among our over one Million Magazines in stock

Snopes investigates: Was it a real cover for "Parents" magazine, or was it a doctored photo? (When I linked to Panopticist’s Magzine covers edition on May 28, 2005 - See below - I did not expect that it will create the highest traffic to Grow-a-brain up to now, with as many as 1,700 hits per hour. YO!)

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May 28, 2005

The Saturday Evening Post

Parents Garage Life magazine. As long as you are obsessively interested in something, you will eventually find a Japanese magazine that seems like it was written for no one else. Whether interested in Western shirts, Levis, bomber jackets, Coleman camping equipment, Red Wing boots, retro sneakers or Rolex watches, there is a magazine for you. And these are no flimsy get rich quick schemes; they are beautifully printed, wonderfully photographed and exhaustive. True labors of love by passionate individuals. (From ”Jalopnik”)

A new magazine, Understatement Weekly. (From Panopticist’s Magazine category, where the enclosed graphic is also taken)

Magazine Publishers of America look to the future

In 1923, J.C. Henneberger began Weird tales - The Unique Magazine. Throughout its 30-year history, the obscure pulp published some of the most outré fiction ever issued. The stories were odd, macabre, and completely unique. Weird Tales existed in a void, and the stories published therein reached pinnacles of strangeness never equaled

Colon is ace in hole. From “The Daily News”, L.A.'s third best paper

Axes and Alleys. The Official Magazine of The Royal Tractor Repair and Maintenance Society of Outer Mongolia - "Bringing you the best in tractor repair and maintenance information." Under direct control of the Office of Telecommunications, Director of Web Development.

Norman Rockwell Licensing from The Saturday Evening Post

May 30 update: Welcome, Boing Boing readers. Explore more than hundred strange topics that Grow-a-brain has to offer. Many More Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here

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April 03, 2005

Magazine covers galore

Dead_pope_1Covers of nineteenth-century children's magazines

Covers of The American Red Cross magazines, since 1908

Psychological Operations (PSYOP), Psychological Warfare, Black Propaganda, and Aerial Propaganda Leaflets. From Operations “Cornflakes” and “Sauerkraut” in WW2 to today’s Iraq & Iran. Previously posted: Leaflets dropped on Iraq

Covers of some Condé Nast magazines: New Yorker, Gourmet, Mademoiselle, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, and Vogue through the years

A giant selection of old magazine covers, from “Nostalgiaville”!

Magazine covers with optical microscopy photographs from “Molecular Expressions” (Color photographs taken through an optical microscope of various beer brands, and other important items)

Misty - The pool of life. 4th February 1978 - 12th January 1980

Glen Charlow's Lucille Ball Collection: Magazines with Lucy on the Cover

Madonna on Magazine Covers 1986-2004. Also, Suzanne Vega

A wonderful collection of magazine covers featuring Bettie Page, pinup goddess, from “Retro Crush”

Modified comic and magazine covers for undercover crossdressers

An Illustrated History of Magazine Covers and Cover Lines

After a brief stint as a slick, celebrity-driven version of the Nation, the pot-appreciation magazine High Times is back to its roots — and readers are inhaling deeply

Trouser Press magazine published a total of 95 issues between 1974 and 1984. Here they are

Real Scoop: the famous Pope wearing Bono's glasses smuggled photo. Also from there: Abba Pater

Many More Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here. (By the way, I am abandoning the updates on the ”Blog of the Day” feature, at least temporarily. You may still visit the complete list there.)

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February 15, 2005

All the news that's fit to be given away

Infectious_disease The secret history of The Drudge Report: “One of the things that has always frustrated me about the Drudge Report is its lack of an archive”

New York Times Link Generator: Need to link to a New York Times article from your blog? Enter your link here, and you’ll get a blog-safe link

“The ultimate in gorilla cover obsession. These covers are a result of … a lifetime of collecting that has focused on gorilla covers… You will be hard pressed to find it's equal anywhere.” Indeed

Novy Ochevidets, a New Russian Magazine with a Familiar Look

Regret The Error reports on corrections, retractions, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the media

“New Beauty”, a new magazine about cosmetic surgery

Past Covers of the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. (From ”Cynical C”)

Great Romances on Time magazine covers

Coffee magazines galore: Fresh cup Magazine, Coffee Geek, from England - Café Magazine and Tea muse

Breaking news: The Kuwaitis are Mad

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Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Juan Cole’s “Informed Comment”, thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

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November 19, 2004

Old newspaper mastheads

Focus_1How to Re-create a 215-Year-Old Newspaper Advertisement

Old newspaper mastheads from Virginia

It is written (So it must be true). Fictional magazine covers from Dick Detzner: Stoning Today, Moolah, more

Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902. (From “Nia”)

Darling Wife: Please stop reading Us Magazine. (Another “Banterist” Special!)

Newspapers Online: Thousands of World Newspapers at your fingertips. Also, links to over 3,300 US Newspapers

Forms of Address

people born in a leap year now have their own online magazine

All about sunflowers, in Sunflower Magazine: While the vibrant, strong sunflower is a recognized worldwide for its beauty, it is also an important source of food. Sunflower oil is a valued and healthy vegetable oil and sunflower seeds are enjoyed as a healthy, tasty snack and nutritious ingredient to many foods

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I need some help with my website! My 2 domain names are still pointing to my old website, and I’m still paying monthly hosting fees there, but I am afraid to screw up when re-directing it to Grow-a-Brain current location. If you are certain you can successfully do it, can you help me cut them off? I’m sure it’s a very simple process, but I don’t want to do it myself. Please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, if you can do it for me. I’ll be glad to pay any market fees for the service.

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October 03, 2004

Time Goatse Cover

Mad_magazine_cover_2 Charles Manson as reported in the magazines and tabloids spanning thirty years, including more obscure publications as well. (From Bad Mags)

On a slightly more positive note, the world's largest online gallery of Judy Garland magazine covers

Le Vie Parisienne was a wonderful, slightly risque weekly magazine published in Paris at the turn of the last century

Create your ELLE cover

September 20, 2004 cover of Time Magazine – America’s Goatse. Just like the Cheerio Goatse

I am on vacation and will be away for a few weeks. This post has been pre-blogged for your enjoyment. Any complains will have to wait until my return. Many More Unusual Magazines Here

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August 01, 2004

Old News

Magazine_stand Magazine Cover Art from the 19th & 20th century

Potato Farmers will be interested in The Potato Grower magazine

Massage Magazine for bodywork therapists. I can imagine who reads Bowling Digest. But who reads Appliance Magazine? How about Poultry Times?

The Antarctic Sun - you can’t get any further

Smokeshop Magazine , how to sell cigarettes (?)

American Cemetery - people are dying to read this magazine

Participatory Journalism - The Northwest Voice is a community publication in Bakersfield, Calif., in which nearly all the content is contributed by people in the community

Giant Robot about Asian Pop Culture

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May 31, 2004

More Unusual Magazines

Time_magazine_1 Capitalism Magazine is a daily magazine providing articles from a pro-capitalist, laissez-faire, pro-individual rights perspective

Sheep Magazine- The Voice of the Independent Flockmaster

The Christian Cowboys and Friends Magazine - Presenting Jesus!!!

Paper of Record is an historical archive of full-page newspaper images from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s

Fake Magazine Covers by readers of “Something Awful”. From “Torture Weekly” to “Metaphor Montly”… I’m sure that some of them actually exist. And, Real headlines. I like: "Man Wins $25,000 Bet By Swallowing Watermelon Whole"

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May 03, 2004

For each demographic its own magazine

Beef_2THE BEEF - The British Bodybuilding Magazine April 25th Issue includes articles about:
• STEROIDS - the Search for a New Steroid Replacement.
• PRO-GF ANABOLIC - A step Beyond Creatine
• A MUSCLE GIRL FANTASY - get into it
• FIT'N'WICKID - the Second Installment of our gym soap opera - things get a bit hairy!
• THE ARNOLD CLASSIC- The biggest and best report and EXCLUSIVE photos.
• The IRON MAN contest report
• Much more!

“Is God Dead?”, the famous Time Magazine Cover (Featured in Rosemary’s Baby), Apr. 8, 1966

African Hunter Magazine and Bear Hunting Magazine (“The only publication with an exclusive focus on the sport of bear hunting” – from Hunting Magazines Index)

Women’s Magazines Are Bad for Your Mental Health

Atlantic Rising Magazine

Mel Lyman and the Lyman Family: The Once-Notorious '60s Commune Evolved Into Respectability - After 19 Years The Lyman Family Prospered As Craftsmen And Farmers, even with their own unusual Magazine…

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March 30, 2004

Newspapers -

Newspaper_hat_1“Magic Wallet Never Runs out of Money” and other Top Ten Tabloid Headlines (From ”Shitfit”)

Der Stürmer was the most infamous newspaper in history

CRAYON - Create your own Newspaper

Fashion Magazine Covers (From ”Things Magazine”)

Who Owns What: Online guide to what major media companies own

”News of the Weird” Map, search by state

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March 14, 2004

Sunday Papers

Mad_alfred_1”You'd have to be Mad to sit there and watch all these covers load” - Thumbs of all Mad Magazine covers October 1952 – March 2004

All "Fortune" Magazine Covers 1930

1950-60 Scuba Diving Magazine covers

Women's Magazines from the 1920’s, 1930’s & 1940’s

"Sunset" Covers through the years . Also, Burpee seed Catalogs Through the Years 1884 - 1893

4,416 Playboy Covers of the world

Octopus Magazine (From "Memepool")

Classic Good Girl & Romance Covers

What You See is Not What You Get - CJR story about the difference between the printed & the online versions of major newspapers.

First Michelin Red Guide- 1900

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January 31, 2004

Here are the 2003 “Grow-a-Brain” Newspaper & Magazine Links.

Daily_paper_2 All covers from "Life" magazine , "Time" and "Esquire"

Atlantis Rising Magazin

"Beuatiful Girl" - for the Christian Teenage girl

Benetton's Colors magazine

Cell Door - Magazine about prison life (From "Plep")

Chicago Tribune's 50 Best Magazines (From "Rebecca's Pocket" ) - 7/27/03

Crayon - Create your Own Newspaper

Dames love a guy that reads Wooden Boat Magazine ... (From "Kottke" 52 Magazines list ) - 1/3/04

Doc Savage Pulp Magazine Covers

"Find of the Week" at Found Magazine

George Carlin's Introduction to Paul Krassner's writings from "The Realist" - 11/18/03

Goat Magazine (for the serious goat breeder), (From "Sharefin's" )

Happy Woman Magazine

July 1942 - United We stand: American flags on magazine covers

Lenna 97 ; Engineers, researchers, and students who are familiar with image processing or compression has most likely used the picture of "Lenna" or "Lena" in their experiments or project assignments. (From "Ober Dicta" ) - 1/20/04

Leyendecker's New Year Babies

Loretta Young Covers - 1929 through 1935 (From "Sugar-n-Spicy") - 8/11/03

"Mad" Covers 1952-2003

"Mental Floss" Swimsuit issue stars Albert Einstein - 9/06/03

"New Yorker" - 9/20/03

Radar Magazine - 7/18/03

Roll Call, The newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955 - 11/24/03

Sports Illustrated annual Swimsuit Issue

S. Thompson Hunter, The Good Doctor's archives

Strange Magazine

Sushi & Tofu Magazine

The Antarctic Sun - the local paper for your Antarctic neighborhood (From "Information Junk" ) - 11/4/03

The Paperboy - 4567 Newspapers From 170 Countries

The rise and fall of the National Lampoon

Today's Front Pages from all around the world

Trip Magazines 1-10 - for all tripping needs. In issue No 6, for example, you'll find new material on "the psychedelic 5-Meo-DMT, as well as a closer look at 2-C-T7. Go behind the scenes with DanceSafe. Discuss Ketamine with Karl Jansen and John Lilly, talk about Tripping with Charles Hayes, explore Congnitive Liberty with Richard Glen Boire. All this plus Eric Davis, Paco Xander Nathan, a new Psilocybe cubensis media hack, and more"... - 1/20/04

Twins Magazine

"Weekly World News", American source of news

Women's Rags (From "Then-When")

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