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February 2, 2012 7:20 PM   Subscribe

If you have a taste for a certain flavor of North American, 20th century rebelliousness, you may enjoy a photo blog called The Acid Sweat Lodge. Contains some NSFW images. And lots of bad-assery.
posted by BoringPostcards (20 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Intimidation" isn't the first word that comes to mind when I see a picture of Dave Mustaine.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:33 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


A scrapbook of my adolescence.
posted by incandissonance at 7:51 PM on February 2, 2012


louche mustachio: "Intimidation" isn't the first word that comes to mind [...]

I have the trace of a suspicion that some of the captions on that site may have been prepared on equipment also used in the preparation of sarcasm.
posted by sourcequench at 7:53 PM on February 2, 2012


This blog is what prints out every time I go to get an echocardiogram.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:57 PM on February 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


See I tried this once. My blog had one picture of my road bike (21 speed Giant, covered with dust in the basement), one photo of whiskey (two fingers of Caol Ila no ice), one photo of me, in my underwear, eating peanut butter straight out of the jar at midnight. "Identity Research". Then nothing from that day since. Try it yourself and see how far you get.
posted by newdaddy at 7:57 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chock ful of awesome. The same thing existed in England. It was called Dumpy's Rusty Nuts.
posted by unSane at 7:57 PM on February 2, 2012


This stuff is like a car wreck. You don't *really* want to look, but you just can't help it.

Great find, BP.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:09 PM on February 2, 2012


Fantastic! It's the 1960s as told by the 1970s.

With the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — somewhere between the end of the draft and the election of Ronald Reagan — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

 
posted by Herodios at 8:44 PM on February 2, 2012 [4 favorites]




I have the trace of a suspicion that some of the captions on that site may have been prepared on equipment also used in the preparation of sarcasm.




Ah. I thought I detected an odd ..terroir, but was overwhelmed by the flavor of this.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:58 PM on February 2, 2012


Every single one of those people is now a 55 year old methadone addict with hepatitis C and a medical marijuana card for their bum knee. Every one.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:32 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my entire life. I am in awe of its mad, simple genius. Thank you for bringing it to me.
posted by scalefree at 10:06 PM on February 2, 2012


A buddy and myself just spent an hour staring at this blog playing spot the Lemmy and enjoying the rest of the blog immensly. I think I could frankly grab some friends and some beer and look at this blog for hours. There is something hypnotic about its goofy sincerity. Awesome.
posted by sendai sleep master at 10:13 PM on February 2, 2012


I thought it looked familiar. The bubble trike showed up in the first Mad Max movie.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:06 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fantastic! It's the 1960s as told by the 1970s.

Well put, Herodios. For me, coming of age in the 70s meant that I could finally start to live my life like the 60s had inspired me to. When the 60s were happening, I was too young to be part of it, and that BURNED! I lived my little version of the 60s in the 70s.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:25 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Intimidation" isn't the first word that comes to mind when I see a picture of Dave Mustaine.

As long as he's in the same picture with James & Cliff, it sort of works...
posted by snottydick at 8:02 AM on February 3, 2012


This blog immediately made me think of "Stunt Rock", a fine piece of cinematic history, featuring stunts, rock, as well as a wizard and the devil. Have a look.
posted by medeine at 10:27 AM on February 3, 2012


Not a big fan of organized criminal gangs but yes MUCH bassness. The pic of Keef Richards is awesome. I want to make a shirt of that.
posted by just sayin at 3:25 PM on February 3, 2012


I was enjoying the site until I started running into the terrible gore photos. It would be good to let people know they're going to see suicide victims and mutilated bodies, both human and animal.
posted by williampratt at 5:22 PM on February 3, 2012


Some of the intimidation photos remind me of one of my favorite things that I've found via MetaFilter: 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s.
posted by knile at 3:51 AM on February 4, 2012


The blog is not bad, gathering together 1970s and early 1980s pictures. The sprinkling of "Threats: warnings" (at about the same frequency as female subjects) in amongst the brotherhood, disguise, custom machines, voyage, markings, salutes, lairs, and bender shots paints a very specific and idealized portrait of the times.

Missing (as present absence) are the recurring and seemingly endless epochs of poverty (or are these documented as a matter of fact?), the maimings and deaths resulting from accidents, the stabbings, betrayals, rapes, robberies, hardcore drug use, etc.

Good times gone.
posted by mistersquid at 8:54 AM on February 5, 2012


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