Friday, November 22, 2013

Beaucoup Theories

There's supposed to be a half-dozen or six dozen or two dozen more fucking plots in the works, like the fucking assassination metaphysic is just out there too undeniably -

- James Ellroy, American Tabloid (1995)

Theories! We were almost lost in theories, there were so many of them.

- Inspector Frederick Abberline, lead investigator of the "Jack The Ripper" murders, quoted in Cassell's Saturday Journal, May 22nd 1892

Monday, November 18, 2013

Red Heat

The Blog Vintage Everyday has some great Soviet police posters dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Here are my favourites:

Soviet Police 1

Soviet Police 2
Soviet law enforcement was equipped with the MASSIVE SLEEVES OF JUSTICE.

Soviet Police 3
In fairness, this isn't much creeper than police posters I see in contemporary Britain.

Soviet Police 4
I would watch the hell out of this film.