Charlie Parker, gunslinger
April 21, 2007 9:57 PM   Subscribe

Thomas Sutpen is one of Faulkner's most complex and intriguing characters. His blog, If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger, there’d be a whole lot of dead copycats includes nostalgic collections of rare photographs in serial form. Samples: They Were Collaborators (298) Great Con Artists of the 20th Century (14) Vietnam - Dramatis Personae (7) A is for Arbus (37) Collect 'em All (26) The Golden Age of Prurience (37) Poets are both clean and warm (18). Many wonderful others on the sidebar.
posted by growabrain (13 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This is a good blog.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:03 PM on April 21, 2007

Yeah, I've been subscribed to this for a while. Great stuff.
posted by muckster at 10:38 PM on April 21, 2007

This blog is always a great source for some weird ass stuff. It's one of the few blogs that can still consistantly surprise and amaze me. As an example, I had never seen this William Faulkner quote before.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:48 PM on April 21, 2007

"Collect 'Em All" is fascinating. Thanks for posting this!
posted by Dizzy at 12:32 AM on April 22, 2007

Great post.

Loved the Jim Jones photo in your Great Con Artists of the 20th Century link. Funny on lots of levels.

His Richard Nixon post was also rather funny. I like this photo.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 2:33 AM on April 22, 2007 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting this. This is a seriously good blog.
posted by hydatius at 2:46 AM on April 22, 2007

Tom's mentioned his blog on Usenet several times, and I've never gone to it until today... and now I discover he's co-blogging with two other Usenetizens that I've known for years. I am chagrined. It's an excellent blog.
posted by smashingstars at 3:51 AM on April 22, 2007

I've read more than half of Faulkner's works, but I still not quite sure what connection this blog has to do with Faulkner or his literary creation. Or is this just someone who likes Faulkner, using the character's name as a basis to post images they find appealing with occasional odd commentary attached?
posted by Atreides at 5:57 AM on April 22, 2007

Wait, Faulkner has a character who blogs? Time travel anyone?
posted by spitbull at 6:16 AM on April 22, 2007

Before and after (Herbert Khaury, aka, Tint tim)
Adventures in European Filmmaking (24)
Tom's Influence No. 1 (answers Atreides question above)
Salvatore 'Charlie Lucky' Luciano (Friends & family No 3)
Sing, Bing, Sing
Fun at Bohemian Grove .
(Much more inside)
posted by growabrain at 8:24 AM on April 22, 2007

This is neat!
posted by jason's_planet at 11:40 AM on April 22, 2007

I love If Charlie Parker..., great to see it on the blue!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:23 PM on April 22, 2007

I like this very much: the cool hall of fame #73.
posted by schleppo at 8:55 AM on April 23, 2007

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