Spectacular Times

Complete archive of a series of small 'pocketbooks' in the late 1970s/early 1980s entitled 'Spectacular Times' by Larry Law. They serve as a brief introduction to situationist ideas. Each consists of newspaper clippings, quotations, handwritten text by Law and illustrations, all compiled and arranged with great humour!

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Submitted by Reddebrek on December 17, 2012

Please note that three additional pocketbooks, Revolutionary self-theory, Pyrate Captain Mission and Buffo! are also in the library but were not part of the Spectacular Times numbered series.

Partly from http://nntk.net/main.php?g2_itemId=251

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Steven.

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 17, 2012

Mate, it is absolutely brilliant that you're doing this!

However, would it be possible to do it in a slightly different format? I have added the first one in the way we would ideally like it. To do this, just click "add child page" on this page, then fill in the issue number and name of the issue in the title box, a picture on the front cover and attach the PDF to do each issue separately. Does that sound okay?

I have done the first one as an example. I will also increase your permissions so you can approve your own edits. To do this just click the revisions tab and revert to the revision you have made.

Reddebrek

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Reddebrek on December 18, 2012

Thank you, I suppose it shouldn't be a problem to change the format though someone else should edit the information to expand on the introduction since I literally had never heard of Larry Law until today and haven't been able to find much more other then apparently he's really popular.

Oh and thank you for increasing my permissions, I noticed the change when my profile gave me the option to ban myself which was interesting.

Steven.

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 18, 2012

Cheers! Although just to clarify what I was asking was not to add the PDFs of the issues to this page but to add child pages to this page and attach the PDFs there. I will now do another one as an example

flaneur

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by flaneur on December 19, 2012

I was going to put these up so saved me a job. He did a 40 minute film called Are You in a Bad State that'd be worth a watch. The SPGB posted on here about a showing, maybe they still have it? Or you can buy it for a tenner. Are Captain Mission and Revolutionary Self Theory not issues 5 and 6?

Steven.

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 19, 2012

That's interesting about issues 5 and 6 - where did you hear that from? That other archive said they weren't part of the series…

flaneur

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by flaneur on January 10, 2013

I've not been able to find those two anywhere on the internet so I figured it made sense. Could be wrong though.

General Strike

11 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by General Strike on March 15, 2013

I've got pdfs of both I can send you.

Though actually I see now they're already on libcom: http://libcom.org/library/revolutionary-self-theory

Steven.

11 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Steven. on March 15, 2013

General Strike

I've got pdfs of both I can send you.

Though actually I see now they're already on libcom: http://libcom.org/library/revolutionary-self-theory

right, so are numbers 5 and 6 definitely those other little pamphlets? And if so, which one was fifth and which was sixth?

necmergitur198…

10 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by necmergitur198… on February 12, 2014

The mystery is resolved! I have located ultra-rare copies of ST #5 and #6. I shall post them on my blog soon (situationnisteblog.wordpress.com/)

Steven.

10 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 12, 2014

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The mystery is resolved! I have located ultra-rare copies of ST #5 and #6. I shall post them on my blog soon (situationnisteblog.wordpress.com/)

excellent! Please let us know when you have posted them

Reddebrek

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Reddebrek on June 7, 2014

Bump to say I've added the last two copies, this should hopefully make Spectacular Times complete.

Steven.

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on June 7, 2014

Reddebrek

Bump to say I've added the last two copies, this should hopefully make Spectacular Times complete.

mate, that's brilliant! Thanks!

abeizer

8 years ago

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Submitted by abeizer on March 24, 2016

Hi, I also have a Spectacular Times issue from 1984 called 'Buffo! 1+2 - Amazing Tales of Political Pranks and Anarchic Buffoonery' A new edition completely revised and updated.
It is excellent and has always been my favourite in the set.

Steven.

8 years ago

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Submitted by Steven. on March 24, 2016

abeizer

Hi, I also have a Spectacular Times issue from 1984 called 'Buffo! 1+2 - Amazing Tales of Political Pranks and Anarchic Buffoonery' A new edition completely revised and updated.
It is excellent and has always been my favourite in the set.

hey, that sounds really interesting. Any chance you could scan it/photograph it so that it could be hosted here for others?

mistercaz

7 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by mistercaz on September 24, 2016

- "...also have a Spectacular Times issue from 1984 called 'Buffo! 1+2 - Amazing Tales of Political Pranks and Anarchic Buffoonery' A new edition completely revised and updated."

I think people would want to see that, if it can be added here at libcom.org or someplace.
It's great to see The Bad Times Will End again !!
Libcom is excellent.