Posts Tagged ‘spowl’

Bohemian Grove vs. Vanity Fair – Editor Alex Shoumatoff Tells His Story

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Well it seems like a long time ago, but the central character in last year’s fiasco at the Bohemian Grove is now telling his side of the story in frivolous Vanity Fair.

Poor Senior Contributing Editor Alex Shoumatoff! He feels that “right-wing knucklehead bloggers” and local P.R. man Sam Singer went after him last August by promoting a “humiliating Abu Ghraib portfolio” of detention photos.

Here’s one shot of Alex in the clutches of The Owl up in Sonoma County, after he was waterboarded for the 183rd time or something like that:

Anywho, two-thirds of a year later, Alex is telling the whole story on the pages of your favorite summer beach magazine. It’s called Bohemian Tragedy and it’s a lot to do with trees.

But beware, the Bohemian Club has spies everywhere, so take care before you read up on them or listen to Ralph Nader.

Remember, as the words above Taylor Street say, “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here.”

Bohemian Grove vs. Vanity Fair Senior Contributing Editor Alex Shoumatoff

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Vanity Fair Senior Contributing Editor Alex Shoumatoff probably wishes he never ran afowl of The Owl

Just look at him now. Poor little feller.

All are warned by this logo seen on Talyor Street in San Francisco’s Union Square. Fair enough:


It looks like nobody else will get in to spy on Bohemian Grove this year. Oh well.

Is There a Spider or an Owl on All U.S. One Dollar Bills? Is It a “Spowl”?

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Just what is this tiny figure embedded in the top corner of all one dollar bills in circulation in the United States?


Some people think it’s a Great Horned Owl, but others say it’s a spider. You can see for yourself but that might strain your eyes. Let’s take a look using a Canon Macro Photo MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x lens at five times lifesize:


Not as owly-looking. Here’s a closer view:


You’d have to call that a spider. Or a spider/owl. Or a Spowl.

In this age of conspiracy theories, let’s assume a secret organization put on our currency a little figure, one that sometimes looks like an owl and sometimes looks like a spider.

Who cares about spiders and owls? The Bohemian Club, that’s who.

If you want to learn about that unique organization, check out this bit from Jay Barman (now that’s  an owl!) of

And check out this scary two-hour movie, Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove, to learn more. We’re through the looking glass here, people!

Beware the Spowl.

(IRL, it’s just a spider, at best, IMO. But whatever you do, don’t read this killjoy’s persuasive webpage!)