Back in the 1970s, Peter Pope and I spent a lot of time writing joky stories and mind-teasers into a red notebook, dedicated to the capture of stoned babbling. Combined with Peter’s collection of strange print ephemera, a fascination with the business of cut and paste, and a desire to produce something amusing to read, this eventually resulted in a magazine (one issue only) called Popular Follies, master minded by Peter, with contributions from me and others. I’ve long been meaning to make a digital version of it available, since the hundred or so print copies produced are long since disappeared. The unexpected news of Peter’s death yesterday morning made me think this might be a commemoration he’d have appreciated, so here it is.
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