Kevin I. Slaughter reads Ben Hecht’s dedication from the book “Fantazius Mallare.” I really love Kevin’s effort to bring these gems back into the light of day (or, dark of night, take your pick). I honestly feel that he is doing a great service to these works, as a sort of cultural archivist, but one who shares with a receptive — or sometimes, frightened — audience. Please do yourselves a […]
Kevin’s now “vlogging” — and you should watch it. No, really, HIT THE BUTTON NOW!
Underworld Amusements is pleased to announce the third in a series of ebooks dedicated to those queens of the stage, the burlesque dancers of days past: Dolls of Burlesque. Featuring Irma The Body, Dorian Dennis, Connie Vaughn and more vintage Strip Tease Artists. These ebooks are roughly 42 pages long, but priced low to match. Nevermind the boring and unread pages of scholarly or amateur history, there are plenty of […]
Unless your boss is cool with Lou Grant saying “blowjob” and stuff, it’s probably NSFW. Oh, and check out the book. Looks like it might be a good one.
“Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable… A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass: he is actually ill.” – H.L. Mencken “Behold, I teach you the overman. The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall […]
This episode brings you the audio from the lecture Robert Merciless and Kevin Slaughter gave at the University of Maryland on October 3rd of 2010 as part of the first SkeptiCamp DC. Much of the presentation is a discussion on their collaborative book release, The Sorceries and Scandals of Satan — a book many of my readers would be wise to purchase. I just listened to this episode yesterday and […]
from the official website: “You may ask, why the name Old Nick? Isn’t that another name for the devil? Well, yes it is, but we believe that every man has a little bit of the devil in him. It’s the naughty little boy spying under his teacher’s dress. It’s the adolescent prankster. It’s the silver tongued young stud charming the panties off of his girlfriend. It’s the still horny husband […]
Now available is the second half of Kevin Slaughter’s interview with Robert Merciless (Part 1, available here), the author of the foreword to Underworld Amusements’ new release, The Sorceries and Scandals of Satan, written by Henry M. Tichenor and published in 1917. Ebook editions are now available in both the Amazon.com Kindle Store and the Barnes and Noble Nook Store. Also find UA at… facebook.com/underworldamusements youtube.com/UnderworldAmusements
from the publisher: In “The Sorceries and Scandals of Satan,” Henry M. Tichenor employs the figure of Satan as a literary symbolic character to represent rebellion against tyranny — a symbolism with a robust tradition in literature and political works. In his book, the character symbol of Satan is employed as a foil against which to compare the horrors of organized religion, especially Christianity. A foreword by Robert Merciless provides […]