Scarfolk

During a browse through my RSS feeds I happened upon an image which was funny enough that I considered sharing it. However, I do like to try to hunt down the sources of things like this when I can so I performed a Google Images search and managed to trace its origin to Scarfolk Council, describing itself as:

a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever.

It goes without saying that the site is fantastic, featuring great inventiveness and humour tied into a period in history with which I’m most fond. It also reminds me that I too used to make an effort, using Photoshop to concoct things mostly for my own amusement. These days I just don’t seem to find the time. I should try to rectify that.

Here are a handful of highlights from Scarfolk’s website.

scarfolk-rapture

The Laybird book of the rapture image I initially found and traced back to here.

scarfolk-golly

A warning about bringing giant toys to life that might just be construed as slightly racist. But it does include a little snippet of advice for UKIP:

When racism was finally exposed as being detrimental to society, it was blamed on foreigners.

That’s Scarfolk Council and it’s now been added to my RSS, liked on Facebook, and followed on Twitter.

Author: Mark

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