This is a giant resin pop art statue. It belongs in front of a billion dollar corporate headquarters in downtown Atlanta. It represents the childlike wonder and joy of dollar store consumerism. As a kid nothing was more fun or thrilling than going to a dollar store on a hot summer morning and walking out with a cool dayglow toy. It was magic. This is an altar to that feeling. It is about the joy and beauty of buying cheap and magical stuff that is made of petroleum products. It is also a doff of the cap to our reptoid overlords and ancestors who made it all possible.
I love shamans and witch doctors. They represent a time when humans knew much more and much less about the natural world. They created fantastical stories and entities to explain all facets of experience. McKenna likens them to guides of the psychedelic spirit world. He thought ayahuasca was a conduit to communicate with aliens in other dimensions and shamans could help you understand this journey. They are a savage version of Virgil guiding Dante through the concentric circles of psychedelic hell.
This is an illustration of a cute gray kitty with a bell collar around his neck. I love kitties. They are domesticated but they have a wild streak inside them. It is cool to watch their predator instincts kick in when they are hunting a tiny bug or lizard. They go into a hyper cute ninja mode that is a remnant of their lion ancestors. Bells are like a kitty alarm system to protect our songbird buddies from being eaten. This is one of my favorite animals.
I see this lady in Walmart parking lot. She sleeps outside in 20 degree weather. I don’t know how she does it without freezing. This is an illustration of a bag lady with a shopping cart full of detritus.
I love McDonalds. I always get a southwest salad and water. I like how they have kiosks where you don’t have to interact with people to get your food. I also like to use their free wifi to browse 4chan. This is the Mac Tonight guy. I remember him from commercials in the 80s – when I was a kid.
Post postmodernism is a radical embracing of Nothing. “Poetry makes nothing happen” (Auden for Yeats). This is Michael Stipe paying homage to nothing – the keystone of Post postmodernism. He is among the army of pop culture icons who were programmed by Project Monarch to extol the virtues of nothing. His band REM and their albums New Adventures in Hifi, Automatic for the People, Murmur and Document are some of the best records in rock history. Watch him cover Bowie’s classic “Man Who Sold the World“. That man has an enormous supply of feels in him.
This is a caricature of Michael Stipe as an old man with a giant gray beard and Soulja Boy sunglasses. Postmodern rock star.
As a kid of the 80s I have a massive fascination with and fear of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. I used to have terrible nightmares about atomic wars and radiation leaks. I would hear a jet fly over at night and be afraid that ww3 had started. Every time I would ride past nuclear power plants in the family car I got an uneasy feeling and worried that radiation would escape and turn everybody I knew into zombies.
Cthulhu Kid is a millennial punk who lives to cause chaos. Everything he does was intricately constructed to trigger his elder ancient ones. His main goal in life is the fight the power and create as much chaos as galactically possible.
Cthulhu is a monster created by HP Lovecraft. Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, the creature has since been featured in numerous popular culture references. Lovecraft depicts Cthulhu as a gigantic entity worshiped by cultists. Cthulhu’s appearance is described as looking like an octopus, a dragon, and a caricature of human form. Its name was given to the Lovecraft-inspired universe where it and its fellow entities existed, the Cthulhu Mythos.
I love Elvis. When he was young he was the coolest performer in pop music history. He was good looking, talented and charismatic. This is Elvis when he wasn’t cool – after he turned into a fat blue monster. He has on a white jumpsuit with bell bottoms and gold sequins and platform shoes with fish tanks in the soles. Fat monster elvis is sweaty, corny and gross.
This is a brown rooster with four legs. He was grown in a lab at KFC so that The Colonel can harvest more drumsticks per chicken. I used to have a stuffed chicken that I carried around with me as a kid. His name was Bok Bok.