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Factsheet Five project

Factsheet Five (ISSN 08906823) was a magazine created by Mike Gunderloy in 1982. It mostly consisted of zine reviews along with news and commentary of interest to the zine community. Gunderloy published 44 issues of Factsheet Five before leaving the magazine in 1991. Hudson Luce published Issue 45, after which R. Seth Friedman took over the magazine and continued publishing through the 1990s.

Kerry Wendell Thornley, the co-founder of Discordianism and an acquaintance of Lee Harvey Oswald, wrote a column for Factsheet Five during the time that Gunderloy was the publisher. Thornley's column, "Conspiracy Corner," appeared with recurring titles such as "Turning Over New Leaves of Grass" and "Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements." Topics included sex, religion, anarchism and Thornley's day-to-day life in the Atlanta area.

In the autumn of 2006 I began uploading Thornley's columns to Wikisource. A year later it appeared that these would be subject to deletion, so I began copying the columns, along with other Factsheet Five articles, to Summa Universalia.

I have also been uploading these columns and articles to Gyrofrog.com. This is a work-in-progress, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. I plan to make these available in both text and graphic versions; the former is searchable, selectable, (presumably) AT readable, etc. while the latter provides a visible (albeit low-quality) scan of the original publication.

"Conspiracy Corner" by Kerry Wendell Thornley

"Turning Over New Leaves of Grass", Issue № 25, February 1988
"Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements", Issue № 26, May 1988
"Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements", Issue № 27, August 1988
"Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements", Issue № 29, February 1989
"Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements", Issue № 30, May 1989
"Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements", Issue № 31, August 1989
"Possibly Subversive Flower Arrangements", Issue № 32, October 1989
"How to Forget about Jesus and Change Your Whole Life!", Issue № 33, December 1989 (GIF scan)
"How to Forget about Jesus and Change Your Whole Life!", Issue № 34, February 1990 (GIF scan)
"How to Forget about Jesus and Change Your Whole Life!", Issue № 35, April 1990 (GIF scan)

Additional Factsheet Five content

"The Fishing Hole" by Joe Lane, № 33, December 1989 (GIF scan 1) (GIF scan 2)
A history of the underground press.
"Glossary" by Mike Gunderloy, № 44, August 1991 (GIF scan)
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Factsheet Five № 25-27 & 29-44 ©1988-1990 by Michael A. Gunderloy, ©1991 by Michael A. Gunderloy and Cari Goldberg Janice. Selected content appears on this website according to the following terms, as specified in the original publication:
"You may freely reprint any of the contents of FACTSHEET FIVE, with or without permission, with or without credit…."
These terms were followed by a list of exceptions which generally included "Fanzine Spotlight" by Mike Gunderloy, the individual graphic works appearing in each issue, "NTSC Cyberbeat" by Belka Stamas, and text by Misha.

Factsheet Five content appearing on this website is not listed among these exceptions, thus it it may be freely reprinted.