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A Very Seussian Call of Cthulhu

Australian artist, R.J. Ivankovic has diabolically mashed up two disparate, yet oddly complimentary genres in this fabulous collection: the weird fantasy and horror of H.P. Lovecraft and the weird fantasy and childlike wonder of Dr. Suess. Feast your eyes on the eldritch, sanity-blasting horror of two literary masters melded into an unspeakably delightful melange by creative forces beyond the ken of hapless mortals. We might live on a placid island of ignorance, but sometimes setting sail on the black seas of infinity is its own reward. Sometimes not, as the doomed narrator of the following tale will attest, but them's the breaks, kids. hpl_s_the_call_of_cthulhu___cover_by_drfaustusau-d4knqrz
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Corporations Kidnap the Lorax and Use Him to Greenwash Dangerous Products

Lorax MovieVia Common Dreams:

Environmentalists and child advocates are raising warning flags this week over the consumer-driven, corporate-sponsored ad campaigns and product tie-ins surrounding the movie version of Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’.  One of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time, Dr. Seuss published his environmental parable in 1971.

Generations of children have been moved by its powerful tale of how rampant greed and consumerism destroyed the forest of Truffula Trees and the Brown Bar-ba-loots, Swomee-Swans, and Humming-Fish that depended on them. But now, according to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the book’s powerful message is in danger of being crushed by a real-life landslide of corporate greed after Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House, and Universal Pictures produced the film and sold licenses for the various product agreements.

In a statement accouncing their new campaign to ‘Save the Lorax!‘ the CCFC writes:

For more than forty years, Dr.

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