Archive for March, 2012

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Summary: Illustration shows an interior view of a boardroom where the appearance of a ghost labeled “Spirit of Honesty” has frightened the men conducting business there, who are labeled “Corporation Lawyer, Fake Promoter, Secret Rebater [hiding under the table], Lobbyist, Public Service Grafter, Public Exploiter, Hypocrite, Employed Perjurer, Speculating Trust Co, [and the] Yellow Dog Keeper”. Also shown are the “Yellow Dog” and several sheets of “Watered Stock”. Hanging on the wall is a sign that states “Dont Knock – Boost”.

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Summary: Illustration shows a large hand labeled “Protected Interests” with its thumb crushing the dome of the U.S. Capitol labeled “Congress” rocketing into the sky atop a pillar of fire with a devilish figure labeled “Cost of Living”.

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The truth can be found
But it’s muffled by sounds
Which prick and then pound
Upon the illest of grounds

Look past the lies
Lost in deny
Architects of why
rEvolutionaries of try

All that I see — Not all that I believe
All that I perceive — Not all that I believe
With many words — Comes much deception
With fewer words — More honest reflection

I’ve seen the truth
Held by disguise
And looked past the lies
Lost in deny

In the silence of mornings night
Veils are pierced by the light
The state of denial
No inches — No mile
In the silence of a fleeing night
Veils will be torn by mornings light

May enlightenment guide you
Where darkness seeks to hide you
The truth can be found
But it’s muffled by sounds

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Summary: Illustration shows an imaginary battle where aircraft, battleships, and submarines are engaged in shooting at each other.

Caption: Whereas formerly we fought our naval battles on top of the water only, we now may fight them on the water, over the water, and under the water!

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Summary: Illustration shows a vignette cartoon with two large hands labeled “Militarism” and “Jingoism” at center that are squeezing men labeled “Labor” and “Capital” over an inverted spike-topped helmet stuck in the ground and overflowing with their blood; there is a skull and crossbones emblem on the front of the helmet. Flanking the main scene are vignettes depicting, on the left, science, art (sculpture), and woodworking, and on the right, agriculture, art (painting), and blacksmithing.

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Summary: Illustration shows a man wearing a crown labeled “Money Power”, sitting on a throne at his place of business labeled “Goats to Satisfy Popular Clamor”, among goats in cages labeled “Insurance Goat, Political Goat, Clerical Goat, Banking Goat, Labor Goat, Trust Goat, [and] Wall St. Goat”, and at his feet is a wastebasket filled with papers labeled “Indictments”; a policeman labeled “The Law” is dragging a goat toward a crowd reaching for someone or something to blame, with one man pointing to a “Jail” in the background.

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Summary: Illustration shows a man wearing top hat and tuxedo labeled “Stock Manipulation”, one hand resting on a deck of “Marked Cards” and the other on a stack of gambling chips next to “Loaded Dice” and a wheel labeled “Brace Roulette”, all on a playing table labeled “Wall Str[eet]”, behind him are money bags and papers labeled “Fiduciary Funds, Treasury Deposits, Other Peoples’ Money, Bank Loans, [and] Pools”; standing in the foreground and looking up at the man is a diminutive man holding his “Savings” behind his back.

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Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine