Bibliodiscoteque Ep. 29 James Marrow’s Shambling Towards Hiroshima

In August of 1945, the United States dropped two bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those bombs stopped not only the War in the Pacific, but frightened the world so much that they have not been used in combat since.

The bombs also ushered in a sense of nihilism and anxiety that would permeate world consciousness and provide nightmare fuel for generations.  One such fear came to shore as a 300 foot metaphor for a nation coming to terms with destruction, but since then has become a comedic device, a cartoon, and eventually an action anti-hero.

 

Episode 29 – James Marrow’s Shambling Towards Hiroshima

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About Josh Latta

Mr Josh Latta was born in 1853 to a family of tamed Pleistocenes. he was raised as a small child, entering into adulthood on the eve of his 7th birthday as was the tradition of the day. in 1867 he undertook a course in multi-reptile wrestling ending his career as 'croc-tussler' after an unfortunate shallow-river related accident cut short the life of a young crocodile. moving to rural Sheboigan in the fall of 1872, he made a good living raising fancy roosters and painting murals across the town depicting the various lascivious secrets of the townsfolk. driven out of town in the spring of 1873 he found his way to Utah where he was Flaneur in Residence at the Foundation of Gentlemen and Cultured Guinea Pigs (now the Foundation of Water Fowl and Cultured Guinea Pigs) until a scandal involving twin milkmaids and a churn of cream called for his resignation. Latta entered into the history books in 1899 for his lifesize construction of Monument Valley in matches.