Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Trepanation: A Game We All Can Play


Jeff Koyen's CRANK was one of my all-time favorite magazines back in the pre-Internet, pre-Blog halcyon days of early '90s Do-It-Yourself Zinedom.

CRANK stood out against the competition because of its signature clip art and such great columns as MY FAVORITE ASSHOLE and MY FAVORITE CUNT. And the "How to Drive Drunk" article is legendary. But perhaps his greatest moment was Issue #2, the TREPANATION issue.

What is trepanation? The fine art of drilling a hole in one's head. THE ULTIMATE BODY PIERCING. For - get this! - Enlightenment! The Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all did it, and they weren't exactly on the intellectual Short Bus, what with their iambic pentameters, aqueducts and pyramids. Want to know more? It's all explained in the easy-to-follow illustrated guide excerpted below:

Trepanation: An Illustrated Guide

"I need ____ like I need another hole in my head."

Well, baby, maybe you DO need another hole in your head! Ever consider that? Here's THREE FUCKING PAGES dedicated to how we, at CRANK, would acquire new holes of our own. Ink by the incredible Dennis McGee.





So remember: He who hesitates is lost. He who trepanates is found. With a hole in his head! So all you Modern Primitives out there, get over your kid stuff pierced nipples and tongue studs and get drilling! To read the entire article, follow the link below. Enjoy!:

http://www.crank.com/html/crank2/crank2_trepan1.html

2 Comments:

Blogger MusicDish said...

It would seem common sense that drilling a hole in one's head would not be recommended for one's health and well being. Really? What if you were told that Bill Clinton's mentor at Oxford University, Lord James Neidpath, drilled a hole in his head? Or that the procedure is as old as the ancient Egyptians and Incas that practiced it? Or that those who have undergone the surgery report added energy, increased brain power, and even induce a permanent feeling of high?

It is the strange phenomena of trepanation, the procedure of drilling a small hole through one's skull, that is examined by an hour-long documentary released by alternative/rock musician Cevin Soling. 'A Hole In the Head' examines the development of "modern" trepanation as used by people in the United Kingdom, the United States, and The Netherlands for the purpose of attaining a higher level of consciousness.

The DVD can purchased online at http://www.holeintheheadmovie.com

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