Pranks 2

Pranks Despite the best efforts of intellectuals from Marshall McLuhan to Noam Chomsky all their thinking and opining has done little to shake the masses out of hopeless complacency Pranks offer a much dire

  • Title: Pranks 2
  • Author: V. Vale
  • ISBN: 9781889307084
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite the best efforts of intellectuals from Marshall McLuhan to Noam Chomsky, all their thinking and opining has done little to shake the masses out of hopeless complacency Pranks offer a much direct and stimulating approach This inspiring all new volume collects some of the finest, most outlandish actions recently undertaken in the war against mass media A wortDespite the best efforts of intellectuals from Marshall McLuhan to Noam Chomsky, all their thinking and opining has done little to shake the masses out of hopeless complacency Pranks offer a much direct and stimulating approach This inspiring all new volume collects some of the finest, most outlandish actions recently undertaken in the war against mass media A worthy successor to their first investigation into the art of prankery, Re Search Publication s Pranks 2 focuses on provocations from the Suicide Club, Cacophony Society, the Billboard Liberation Front, and other secret collectives dedicated to upending the status quo The book s many illustrations include photographs of the artists in action, flyers and letters used in the pranking process, and the often unintentionally hilarious news articles and editorial responses to the happenings Interviews profile Ron English, Joey Skaggs, Jeffrey Vallance, monochrom, Bruce Conner, John Waters, Jello Biafra, and other noted pranksters.

    One thought on “Pranks 2”

    1. Required reading for all independent creatives in these hypercritical times. Please read my interview with Search and Destroy founder and RE/Search editor, contributor and publisher V. Vale here: examiner/examiner/x-83

    2. As a fan of the transformative power of the prank, and a huge fan of the first book, I must say that while I liked this one, it does lack the power and fun of the first one.This isn't a how-to, but more of a why-we-do-it. It has some good interviews, but few with the power of the Boyd Rice one (or countless others) in the first volume. I don't blame the book for this. Pranks just aren't done the same way anymore, and that is perhaps something for a (hopefully) third volume to delve into.

    3. My girlfriend's dad got me this as a gift because he actually thought it was about pulling pranks. Really it's just a bunch of interviews with "smash the state" types: anarcho-punks, old ex hippies, hackers, and (cringe) culture jammers. There's some impressively high profile interviews, John Waters being my favorite, but too much of it sounds like a crazy art or english teacher trying to "inspire."

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