Friday Night Videos presents… Jackson C. Frank, “My Name Is Carnival”

Jackson C. Frank - My name is carnival

Jackson C. Frank is cited as a major influence by many singer-songwriters, but only released one studio album in his life. Shortly after the album was released, mental health issues stemming from childhood trauma became more than he could bear. Frank was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and protracted depression, which went untreated. Frank’s mental health continued to unravel, and he was eventually found sleeping on a New York City sidewalk, where he lived when he was not in one of the many psychiatric institutions to which he was admitted over the years. Frank died in 1999, homeless and destitute.

Frank’s fate was not how his story should have ended. Treatment is available for those in need. Click the link below to visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for those seeking treatment in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc. These evidence-based programs provide medication, therapy, family/peer support, and assistance with education, employment, and other services. If you need help, please reach out. You do not have to go through this alone. Help is closer than you think.

Chris versus “DC versus Marvel,” Part Three!

At the end of our last DC versus Marvel article I told you I would give you an in depth review of Amalgam Comics and the conclusion to the big DC/Marvel crossover. But I warned you that I was tired and it would be a “long damn while.” Well, that was sixteen years ago. I’m all rested up now. What do you say we finish this thing? And this time, you can read each comic in its entirety. Progress!


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“Many native traditions held clowns and tricksters as essential to any contact with the sacred. People could not pray until they had laughed, because laughter opens and frees from rigid preconception. Humans had to have tricksters within the most sacred ceremonies lest they forget the sacred comes through upset, reversal, surprise. The trickster in most native traditions is essential to creation, to birth.”

Prof. Byrd Gibbens, Professor of English, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dan has more Dark Knight pics

The Dark Horizons website has images from the new Batman movie The Dark Knight. Here are a few. Enjoy.

Thanks to

for the pics!

2021 Update: I couldn’t tell you if these are the original pictures Dan found. Same old story: incomplete backups, Wayback Machine doesn’t have the images, and Dark Horizons has a text only copy of their article online. Looking for other sources for the pics reveals that Warner Brothers really did go on the offensive around the time we published these pics, and lots of the bigger sites note that they were instructed to remove them. Smaller sites like flew under their radar, and fortunately a handful of them remain active. These were the pics I could gather. Sorry, Dan, this was the best I could do.