Worlds In Collision is a two-sheet monthly
newsletter tracking non-English language zines that cover topics from
alternative music and art to left-wing politics and horror movies. Editor
Christopher Becker apparently is multilingual -- with reviews of zines such as
the Russian "Death to the World" and the Danish "Inferno." The newsletter is
simplicity itself, an offbeat signpost to the hidden publishing world. For a
sample, U.S. residents can send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Becker at
P.O. Box 170063, San Francisco, Ca. 94117-0063 USA. Outside the United States,
send an International Reply Coupon for $1. E-mail subscriptions can be
requested by writing to Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journal of the Dark is not for everybody. In fact, any zine that
describes itself as "Serving the Vampire Community" isn't for anybody Mr. Media
knows. But if you know any vampires, or if you simply want a greater
understanding of the blood-sucking community, then this is the place to dig
the latest dirt from the crypt. For a sample, send $5, check, money order or
IRC to Journal of the Dark, P.O. Box 168, Osceola, IN 46561 USA.
Former Esquire magazine columnist Stanley Bing has been
revealed by the New York Times. Bing, who now writes for
Fortune, is actually high-placed CBS PR flack Gil Schwartz . . . Band
Name of the Week: Mental Hippie Blood (MetalBlade Records) . . .
"Duckman" is back on the USA
a third season. Upcoming guest voices on the animated quack riot include: David
Duchovny; Lisa Kudrow; Chris Elliott; and Joe Walsh. (Check local TV
listings for cable channels and times in your area.)
How to Succeed in Business, Act II
For most people, the words "chief executive officer" and
"charismatic" are mutually exclusive. Not so, according to
e magazine. Just look at Ted Turner. Or three-fingered
vulgarian Donald Trump. (Okay, bad
example.) Anyway, writer Patricia Sellers says there are those who have
charisma . . .
August Busch III, Anheuser-Busch: "The King of Beer never kicks back for a
cold one. Always confrontational, he fascinates or frightens almost everyone he
Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines: "Chain-smoking, bourbon-loving
Bernard Marcus, Home Depot: "The Jay Leno of retailing."
And those who don't . . .
Paul Allaire, Xerox: "About as dazzling as a sheet of white paper."
Jack Smith, General Motors: "As charismatic as his name."
Michael Jordan, Westinghouse: "CBS execs thought that no CEO was less
charismatic than their own Larry Tisch. Then Westinghouse bought the
What's Next, "Biker World"?
"Bill Gates Predicts Your Future." -- The Microsoft mogul lands on the
cover of Working Woman.
Here are a few movies and other neat stuff melting Mr. Media's
Web browser this week:
Weird Places on the Net
-- A neatly organized guide to online
oddities, from "The Interactive Patient" to "The Moan and Groan Page."
Alta Vista -- One of the
most powerful Internet search engines
around. Almost too powerful!
Why Cats Paint --
Because they can't fetch?
Teri Hatcher -- A Swedish page
devoted to the co-star of TV's "Lois
Gary Spivey -- Read the hairy E! TV
psychic's celebrity predictions
Geekgirl -- Down Under fun for girls on
Pat's Boxing Page --
Don't know who Pat is, but this a great resource
for pugilists and fans alike.
The Dead Pool --
Make your wagers now on what celebrities will leave the building in '96.
Write to Mr. Media via the Internet, Andelman@mrmedia.com, or P.O. Box 7670,
St. Petersburg, Fla. 33734-7670
(c) 1996, All rights reserved. No portion may be reproduced without the
express written permission of the author.
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