Viva La Truth!

Viva La Truth!

Just who is the strange man with bushy eyebrows and a barcode on his forehead that I see everywhere? A friend handed me an orange flier that consisted simply of a picture of the man and a Web address on the bottom. I decided to check it out, and I found a mildly disturbing presence on the Web.

The site is like a bizarre shrine to the barcode man. I am in awe that people have enough spare time to create banner links, different styles of posters, stickers, and art of this strange man so other people can print it out and spread the word around. Committed Truth fans can also send in pictures of places where they have spotted the Truth’s smiling face, and if they’re lucky, they could earn Truth of the Week. The dedication to the spreading of the Truth is quite impressive.

Considering that the site doesn’t explain exactly what this so-called “Truth” is, I wonder if the cause is noble, or if it is just a bunch of kids who need something more productive to do, like drugs, for instance. Could the answer to all the lies be the barcode man? Who cares, check this site out.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Soul Understated
    Soul Understated

    Soul Understated was a swizzle stick of jazz, funk, pop with a dash of Radiohead in the delightful DC cocktail.

  • Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu
    Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu

    That Trip We Took With Dad is the debut feature by acclaimed Romanian short film director Anca Miruna Lǎzǎrescu. Generoso Fierro sat down with Lǎzǎrescu during SEEFest to discuss the comedy and drama within the adaptation of her deeply personal family story for the screen.

  • Aware

    The Book Of Wind (Glacial Movements). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • BANG: The Bert Berns Story
    BANG: The Bert Berns Story

    The music biz collides with the mob in this documentary chronicling the fast and dangerous life of legendary ’60s songwriter, producer, record mogul, Bert Berns.

  • The Suicide Commandos
    The Suicide Commandos

    Time Bomb (Twin/Tone). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tricot

    3 (Topshelf Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Bush

    One of the most successful rock bands of the ’90s attracted thousands of fans to its recent Orlando concert. Christopher Long was there.

  • New Found Glory
    New Found Glory

    New Found Glory celebrate 20 years of Pop Punk with a string of sold-out intimate dates at The Social. Jen Cray was there for night two.

  • Plasmatics – Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81
    Plasmatics – Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81

    Raw video documentation of the Plasmatics evolution from buzzy punk band at CBGB’s to pyrotechnic madness at Bond’s Casino.

  • Vanessa Collier
    Vanessa Collier

    Meeting My Shadow (Ruf Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.

From the Archives