Filthy Dirty Geography Lesson

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Filthy Dirty Geography

Towns With Unique Dirty Names

Fucking, Austria

(Pronounced “fooking.”) The “Fuckingers” considered changing the name in 2004. The majority voted against doing so.



Anus, France
France is a country known for its production of fabulous perfumes.



Dildo, Newfoundland
Each summer, this village celebrates Dildo Days.


Intercourse, Pennsylvania
Intercourse is a quiet little Pennsylvanian Amish town.” The movie Witness was filmed there, and the film “For Richer, or Poorer”


Twatt, Scotland
There are two Twatts in Scotland: One in the Shetland Islands and one in the Orkney Islands. Both Twatts take their name from an Old Norse word meaning “small parcel of land.”


I could have spent days with this project, researching and looking up all the towns and cities history and the stories behind their unique names, but it was insanely difficult to get information on just the few I included here. It was actually a lot of fun and maybe you the reader may want to take on the project of finding out some of the stories and jokes these poor town folks have gone through over the years living in a town with a dirty name.

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Thank you to all the travelers who took the time to snap photos of these hilarious town names and then shared them online cost free.


1. Anus, France

2. Assinippi, Massassachusetts

3. Assloss, Scotland

4. Bald Knob, Arkansas

5. Ballplay, Tennessee

6. Beaver Lick, Kentucky

7. Big Beaver, Pennsylvania

8. Big Bone Lick State Park, Kentucky

9. Big Knockerstown, England

10. Blackdykes, England

11. Blowhard, Australia

12. Blue Ball, Ohio

13. Blue Ball, Delaware

14. Blue Ball, Pennsylvania

15. Bobbin Head, Australia

16. Boysack, Scotland

17. Brest, France

18. Bumpass, Virginia

19. Busti, New York

20. Buttzville, New Jersey

21. Cakerbush Scotland

22. Climax, Georgia

23. Cockintake England

24. Cockplay, Scotland

25. Cocksgag, Ohio

26. Deep Gap, Tennessee

27. Dickeyville, Wisconsin

28. Dickshootr, Idaho

29. Dicktown, NewJersey

30. Dildo, Canada

31. Dikshit, India

32. Erect, North Carolina

33. Fanny, West Virginia

34. French Lick, Indiana

35. Fucking, Austria

36. Gayville, South Dakota

37. Hookerville, West Virginia

38. Hornytown, North Carolina

39.Intercourse, Pennsylvania

40. Knock Lick, Kentucky

41. Little Dix Village, West Indies

42. Long Dong, China

43. Loveladies, New Jersey

44. Mary’s Inlet, Canada

45. Mount Gay, West Virginia

46. Mount Mee, Australia

47. Muff, Ireland

48. Nipple, Utah

49. Onacock, Virginia

50. Pennis Wood, England

51. Pussy Creek, Ohio

52. Puseyville, Pennsylvania

53. Ramsbottom, England

54. Sexmoan, Phillippines

55. Shag Island, Indian Ocean

56. Smackass Gap, North Carolina

57. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

58. Sweet Lips, Tennessee

59. Ta Ta Creek, Canada

60. Three Cocks, Wales

61. Threeway, Virginia

62. Tightsqueeze, Virginia

63. Titisee, Germany

64. Titless, Switzerland

65. Titty Ho, England

66. Twatt, Scotland

67. Virgin Ville, Pennsylvania

68. Wank, Germany

69. Weener, Germany

70. Wetwang, England

Written by Rich Monday
From The STAMINA Zine 2014

D.I.Y. Do It Yourself Is Here To Stay

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Uncle Sam Loses Billion$ From D.I.Y.

I hear the acronym D.I.Y. (do it yourself) everywhere I go these days, it’s put a new face on an old trend for problem solving. I used the D.I.Y. concept to create this publication your reading and I even bought into this trend by purchasing a domain name called, where I offer a small press publishing services for indie publishers like myself. I put other slogans below I found online for you to see how others are using ‘do it yourself.’ The D.I.Y. concept is definitely a viral subject and it’s here to stay, although it really never left, D.I.Y. dates back as far as time goes.

DIY Pub With Domain Name

D.I.Y. is an approach you can apply to anything, even if it requires some continued education by taking classes and learning how to D.I.Y. any project you may want to tackle. It’s the way to do things these days to save money, or even to just feel good about learning and applying a newly learned craft or skill. It could be a home repair or upgrade, such as re-doing the tile in your bathroom, but without using a professional service. The D.I.Y. way puts a new face on an old trend and whole genres are calling it their own.


What about when a group of people use their D.I.Y. skills and talents to provide an underground service. Example; two work acquaintances both have a need of a service and instead of bargain shopping with local businesses they begin to collaborate together. Basically it’s a who knows who discussion, usually by word of mouth, until a solution is found and an arrangement will be made to fulfill the needed service. Once everybody is in one accord, the deal is sealed using a trade off of some sorts. This is basic D.I.Y. bartering 101, which is the oldest method of doing business in the history of the world and the U.S. federal government hates it.

The United States alone was estimated to account for over $2 trillion US Dollars (USD) lost per year from all unreported cash holdings.

When the U.S. government agencies calculate economic figures for the given year, such as the gross national product (GNP), they rely on information gathered from legitimate income reports generated by companies, non-profit organizations, and individual taxpayers, this means you and me. What these government agencies cannot use in their economic forecasts however, are the estimated billions of dollars in cash circulating through what is known as the “underground economy” and they aren’t referring to the black market economy, that’s a whole other problem.


It has also been estimated that up to 80% of all US $100 dollar bills printed every year end up overseas within weeks of their circulation. This includes income generated through illegal means, such as prostitution or gambling, as well as legitimate but cash-based activities including online auctions and other Internet related services. The Internet is a D.I.Y. resource playground.

The federal government despises D.I.Y. bartering arrangements and services paid using cash, “under the table” so to say. It’s all too funny to the average tax payer, but I’m sure you can see their dilemma. This is a market they can’t control and never will. Long live ‘do it yourself’ projects and cash or trade based bartering systems. Written F.Y.I. promoting D.I.Y. living.

This Article Is From The Zine STAMINA
by Rich Monday

Self Publishing Basics: How to Read A Books ISBN

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Breaking Down An ISBN Publication Prefix?

Technically you would need an ISBN and a Bar Code to sell your publication in Bookstores. Some Independent Bookstores do not require them though.

ISBN stands for “International Standard Book Number.” If you want to sell in bookstores, self-publishers know that you need to have one of these, along with a bar code for your book or zine.

Some self-publishers are buying single ISBN numbers from RR Bowker, but if you are planning to publish more than one book, or more than one edition of your book, then you really need to have your own ISBN numbers. As the Official ISBN Agency for the United States Of America, RR Bowker is responsible exclusively for the task of issuing the ISBN prefix’s to all publishers who resides in the U.S.A.

You can tell a lot by looking at the ISBN that appears on all books. There are some people who know how to read these ISBN sets and can tell information about you just by how the numbers are grouped together.

The traditional ISBN prefix is a series of 10 digit numbers, but in 2007 three numbers were added, “978” was added to the original 10 numbers, to make the range broader.”

Let’s break down my ISBN prefix one number/digit at a time

Look below at 10 of the 13 digits of a ISBN prefix for this example


Right away you’ll notice this number sequence is divided into 4 number combinations separated by a dash. You will soon see there are only three digits that have any usefulness to you at all. First is the initial digit, in this case it is a “0.”

The “0” is the “language identifier” which in this example it indicates the English language.


The next number set is the six digit series of “692.”


This set of numbers is the publishers identification series. A small publisher who purchased only a 100 ISBN’s from RR Bowker will have a long publisher identifier number. Large publishers have much shorter publisher identifier numbers, leaving more digits available for the individual book number.

The third set of numbers for this ISBN set, in this case it is “30110.”


This is the title identifier, and it’s assigned by the book publishing company to a particular book publication, or specific edition of a book. For example, I might assign this ISBN to a softcover edition, and another ISBN to an e-book edition. As you can see, if you go with the smaller purchase of buying ISBN’s it will be just a matter of time before you’ll have to go back to RR Bowker for more numbers, it is nice if you can afford to buy the ISBN’s in bulk and it’s price affective.

The last digit in this ISBN set is the number “4” and it is called the check digit.


This number is mathematically calculated and helps assure that the rest of the ISBN has been recorded, or scanned accurately in the system, it confirms all information given prior to this number is set and store ready.

The 13-digit system came into use in the year 2007. The format basically remained the same, but three numbers were added to the prefix set. The number is “978” and they were added to the beginning of the ISBN original prefix of 10.

The actual ISBN combination would look like this, “978-0-692-30110-4.”

by Rich Monday

How To Make A Mini Zine Using One Sheet Of Paper

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Make An 8 Page Mini Zine At Home

Making this zine is a fun and simple project that anyone can do.
The whole family can get involved, even a child would enjoy helping.

-Follow these instructions and you will make an 8 page zine counting the front and back cover.
-The most important part of the setup, is when folding the pages you line up all the edges as perfect as can.
-Fold the creases flat and nice and sharp so that the spine of the zine closes properly.
-This type of layout works great for mini zines, small fliers and comic books.
-If you photocopy the pages after finishing the layout, you can then make as many copies as you would like.

Start with a blank piece of paper (8 1/2 x 11).

You can use a thicker stock paper for the front and back cover to make zine solid if you desired.

Now fold the paper ‘hamburger style, (seen below).’
( Hamburger style is folding the paper in half. Hotdog style is folding the paper long ways).


Unfold the paper and fold the sides inward to meet the first crease you made.
It should be folded in the shape of a “W.” (see photo)


Now unfold the entire paper and fold the paper ‘hot dog style.’
Make sure everything is creased well by folding the paper hotdog and hamburger several times.


Now unfold the paper, and you should have 8 small page boxes, like yours above and demos shown below.
As you can see some of the numbers are upside down, learn this pattern layout, so you know where to cut and paste your content.


The above photo show a number grid for you to see how the pages line up.

The zine is shown here again in the shape of a “W.”
You can see the proper fold pattern with the numbers I have put onto the pages for this demo.


Now you can put your content on each the page, before the final cut and fold.

Fold the paper accurately at this point, like in photo below, cut the center of the seam down the middle.
Be very careful not to cut past the center segment, stop cutting at the pages folded up, this is why we are folding it this way. (see below)


The fold pattern and center cut as shown above is  KEY to doing this project correctly.

Fold the paper hot dog style again (long ways), and simply push the center inward where you made the cut.
Press the whole zine together so it looks like a plus sign. (See below).


Find the front and back cover and push the folded pages together. If lined up properly they will go into place easily.
Making the creases sharp will hold it together more solid and allow the zine covers to close better.


It should look like a mini zine when finished. It gets easier with each time you make one.
You may want to make a mock zine the first time and use a number grid like I did in this example here.


If you don’t like the accordion style for the page layout, you can try other cutting variations.





Cash in on your D.I.Y. writing and creating skills, or on your art skills, by making your zine available to the public free or for a cost. Sounds like a great idea to me.
You are now ready to test the waters of marketing your zine by offering your work at, or using a zine distribution (distro). And the best part of all this is, you did it all for pinnies on the dollar.

A Review Of The Leading FREE Desktop Publishing Software

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Free Desktop Publishing Software – Review

Many of the free desktop publishing software downloads are really specialty utilities. They are fine for a specific job — such as labels or business cards — but they aren’t your all-around page design tools. However, there are a few free programs with full desktop publishing capabilities. Following the page layout / office suite software in this list you’ll find more free software, primarily graphics software, that is often used in conjunction with other desktop publishing software or for simple related tasks such as logos, business cards, and fliers.

Probably the premiere free desktop publishing software application. Scribus offers CMYK support, font embedding and sub-setting, PDF creation, EPS import/export, basic drawing tools, and other professional level features. Scribus works in a fashion similar to Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress with text frames, floating palettes, and pull-down menus — and without the hefty price tag. As great as free is, this might not be the software you want if you have no prior experience with desktop publishing software.

Scribus 1.4

This a quality open source software with a powerful punch for routine desktop publishing. The only problem is formatting your download to carefully hand shake with Ghost Tree Software, which is required for use of all Scribus software. There are many tutorials on this software transaction, but it is a tricky process, not one for the amateur publisher. Also the download it self takes a huge chunk of disc space.

Serif PagePlus Starter Edition

Aimed at both novice and professional users, this Windows package combines ease-of-use and some professional options, such as advanced layout and typesetting, with word processing, and drawing. Current versions are not free but Serif gives away earlier editions to generate satisfied customers (who hopefully upgrade). Get free Serif drawing, image editing, and Web publishing software too. You get way more than you pay for with this option. There’s plenty of praise for PagePlus SE even from those using the pro version. See this SE vs. Full comparison chart to see what you’re getting. If what you had in mind when searching for free was easy or simple desktop publishing software, then PagePlus Starter Edition is a good option for you. I personally use this one and love it.

Also get free Starter Editions of DrawPlus & WebPlus & Digital Scrapbook Artist Compact

Apache OpenOffice Productivity Suite

Not just as good as, some say it’s better than Microsoft Office. Get fully-integrated word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database tools in this Open Source software. Among the many features you’ll find PDF and SWF (Flash) export, increased Microsoft Office format support, and multiple languages. If your desktop publishing needs are basic but you also want a full suite of office tools, try Apache OpenOffice. However, for more complex desktop publishing tasks you might be better off with Scribus or PagePlus Starter Edition.

A popular free, open source vector drawing program, Inkscape uses the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Use Inkscape for creating text and graphics compositions including business cards, book covers, fliers, and ads. Inkscape is similar in capabilities to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. Inkscape is also being used to create fonts. It’s a graphics program, but more flexible than a bitmap photo program for doing many desktop publishing page layout tasks.


The GNU Image Management Program (The GIMP) is a popular, free, open source alternative to Photoshop and other photo editing software. The GIMP was the Reader’s Choice Winner in the Free Desktop Publishing Software category. It’s a bitmap photo editor so won’t do well for text-intensive design or anything with multiple pages, but it’s a great free addition to your desktop publishing software. Gimp is really great considering it’s FREE desk top publishing software and can be compared to the infamous Adobe Photoshop.