How Far Will These Modern Artists Go?

June 17, 1927
Imperial Valley

People often ask, but Nathan, what of that builder of readymades, Dada Queen, and muse of Duchamp, Baroness Else von Freytag-von Loringhoven? Didn’t she suicide in 1927?


I can’t say that this piece of action art, now lost, carries the hand of the master, but I can’t rule it out either. Further investigation is necessary.

Silk Stocking of DOOM!

April 19, 1927

Yee-ouch! Mrs. Fred Anderson, Pasadena matron of 1304 North Catalina Ave., was dressing this morning when she slid one shapely foot into a stocking she’d last worn several months back on a visit to the remote  Imperial Valley.

It seems she picked up a hitchhiker on that trip, for inside the toe wriggled one very annoyed small scorpion. It struck the lady thrice, and off she hopped to Emergency Hospital, where Chief Surgeon Clement C. Troensegaard told her how lucky she was to have been foot-stung and not tongue-stung, for only on especially tender spots are scorpion wounds fatal.

Still, we bet this is one gal who will never put on a pair of hose again without checking them very, very carefully for unwanted guests…. as should we all.