aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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truer romance
Posted by dav at 2002 November 14 10:57 PM
File under: Zines

My friend Danzig (who coincidentally was in Tokyo the same time I was) recently posted about a comic he liked on his blog:

I really want to say something about Truer than True Romance by Jeanne Martinet. It's not that it's so great or so entertaining, though it is very good. But it's just so totally original and different that it's really worth reading, and I think it would appeal to a lot of people who don't like comics.

It takes old D.C. Romance comics from the 50s, 60s, and early 70s, and leaves the art entirely intact, but changes all the words. The results are very entertaining and make a provocative statement about both the naivete of the romantic attitudes of the third quarter of the 20th century, and about how over-complicated romantic attitudes have become in the first part of the 21st century.

He provides a link to an excerpt that is pretty funny, check it out (and be sure to click on the right arrow tocontinue reading).


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