GRUNTED WARNING #12: $1 or trade, 5 ¾” x 8 ¼”, copied, 12 pgs.

This Australian cut and paste zine is done by one Stratu. He is known for Blackguard as well. This zine is of the variety that features news clippings from around the world, placed sporadically on the pages. My favorite titles include “Your friend in the fridge,” “Girl killed by umbrella,” “Man, you’re no lesbian,” and “Ewok guilty of flashing.” One story involves a Bangladeshi man being forced to parade naked through his village with a brick tied to his penis. It was punishment for kidnapping and forcibly marrying a minor. That one was titled “Long dong for a wrong.” Another tale tells of three ninth graders being fingered during a class trip to Washington, D.C. That’s weird because I fingered a girl once on an eighth grade class trip. And my mom was on the bus! There is also a story of a man in Portland, Oregon who had his left leg sliced off by a train. That’s also weird because a friend of mine knows a dude whose legs were cut off by a train. I love weird news stories, and if you also do, then buy this zine. Well worth it. –Nighthawk (Stratu, PO Box 35, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia)