Author Archive | Smitty


Korla Pandit Documentary

It’s hard to imagine a world without televisions. Today, TVs are not just ubiquitous, they’re everywhere. But in the 1940s, television was an expensive, new gadget that very few households owned. When the World Series was televised for the first time in 1947, only 44,000 TV sets were in use in the entire U.S. In […]

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Drummer & Comedian Jon Wurster

As a musician, Jon Wurster is best-known as the drummer for Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, New Pornographers and The Bob Mould Band. He’s also half of the comedy team Scharpling and Wurster. Tom Scharpling was the host of a radio show which originally aired on WFMU. Scharpling and Wurster struck up a friendship, and Wurster […]

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Mad Men: Behind The Lens

The groundbreaking TV show Mad Men is now in its final season. For seven seasons, the show has immersed its viewers in the treacherous world of New York ad executives. It centers around the iconic Don Draper, whose genuine talents and charisma are constantly being undermined by his self-destructive behavior. Mad Men’s unhurried story lines […]

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In Search of Tiki Exhibit

Photos from the In Search of Tiki museum exhibition at the Forest Lawn Glendale Museum. The exhibition was curated by Doug Nason and Barracuda creator Jeff Fox. The exhibit was on display from August 8th to January 4th. It featured traditional oceanic art, post-modern Polynesian pop and current tiki art. Artists included Shag, Mark Ryden, […]

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Hot Rod Artisans and Entrepreneurs

We took this episode on location to the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. The GNRS is easily the biggest hot rod show in Southern California. The best of the best of the best of the hot rod world get polished up to the nines and put on display here every year. And […]

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Car Talk With Marky Ramone

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is the new book by legendary punk drummer Marky Ramone of The Ramones. The book tells the story of Marky’s life behind the kit, playing drums for one of the most influential and iconic punk bands of all time, The Ramones. Long before any books were written about the band, wild rumors […]

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Interview With P.J. O’Rourke

P.J. O’Rourke is one of the most popular modern American humorists, but he’s also a car nut. We find out that O’Rourke comes from a long line of Buick men and then take a humorous look at the sad state of the American auto industry as we discuss his book “Driving Like Crazy.” Starting with […]

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Barracuda #28 is out!

That’s right! There’s a 16-page, long-awaited, moderately anticipated mini Barracuda revival edition bound into the middle of Dice Magazine! It features new, bodacious Barracuda Girls, Real-Man Revisited: “Wild Bill” Gelbke, The Barracuda Gourmet and stag cartoons by Chic Tongue. All of the features that’s you’ve grown to tolerate from Barracuda over the years.

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