Tenth Circle Record Label

Tenth-Circle-Record-Label-2011“With a focus squarely on the more underground elements of house, techno and electronica, Tenth Circle will be bringing previously unknown names to the attention of the dance music community in 2011 and beyond.” — cited from Tenth Circle’s Soundcloud page

Learn more about the London-based record label on their Soundcloud, Facebook, and Youtube.

Tenth Circle of Hell—Beer Fruiters

“Yes, I know—Dante only discovered nine circles of Hell. That’s because the heathens at Amoretti had yet to practice their foul dark arts. What, you may ask, is their horrible crime? People have been befouling beer with innocent fruit for quite a while. That is, sadly, most true. And have no fear, the Tenth Circle has plenty of room for the likes of the miscreants at Corona and Blue Moon. Don’t be fooled, though, what Amoretti is doing takes the sin of fruiting the beer to whole new level—they want to industrialize it!

“Somehow—and this is a complaint I’ll certainly address—the keepers of the GABF allowed Amoretti to set up a booth of their vile wares to temp and seduce unwary beer drinkers. Right there—in the middle of the Meet the Brewer section, no less—20 some odd evil poisons threatened—what? Oh—fruit extracts. Did you hear that? Fruit extracts! The horror…” [. . .]    –Jonathan Berohn, Don’t Fruit The Beer, 2016-2018.

You can read the full post here, and you can check out more of Berohn’s writing here.

You can check out Amoretti’s products on their site.

Teletubbies in Black and White is the Tenth Circle of Hell

“Well, we found the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

“After a spooky, black-and-white image of the already trippy Teletubbies went viral on Twitter on Thursday, a musician created an even creepier post-punk music video starring the characters, devoid of all color.

“The video was cut by Christopher Brown, set to the song ‘Atmosphere’ by Joy Division. We’d recommend showing it to only your worst enemies.”    –Max Knoblauch, Mashable, March 27, 2015.

Check out the video below to watch Christopher G. Brown’s horrifying creation.

Brad Hong’s Tenth Circle of Hell

“Brad Hong is a college freshman from Morristown, N.J. His email is bradhong@sas.upenn.edu.”    –Brad Hong, The Daily Pennsylvanian, September 26, 2016.

Dante’s 10th Circle of Hell: Garbage Disposals

“My ‘duh!’ advice to every garbage disposal owner? Keep small metal objects FAR FAR AWAY from your sink. And, of course, always double check your garbage disposal before running it.With a fine tooth comb and a magnifying glass. ALWAYS.

“It took Stephen over an hour to pry Abe loose using a flashlight and a variety of tools. He had to detach the garbage disposal from the sink because the penny was lodged standing up against the inner wall of the garbage disposal and was nearly impossible to reach.

“Once he finally got it out, he tossed the penny to me and said, ‘I think Dante forgot to include a tenth circle of Hell for people who drop tiny metal objects into garbage disposals.'” [. . .]    –Caroline Meyers, Ye Olde Sanwich Shoppe, May 2, 2011.

Adam Ellis’s “Levels of Hell” Meme

“Levels Of Hell is a series of exploitable images listing the nine levels of hell, as described in Dante’s Inferno, adding a mock 10th level for humorous effect.

“On October 6th, 2015, artist Adam Ellis posted an image on Facebook of Dante’s ‘9 Circles of Hell,’ as described in his “Dante’s Inferno,” the first part of The Divine Comedy. However, Ellis added a 10th level, ‘People who steal artwork and add their own watermark to it.'” [. . .]    –Matt Schimkowitz, Know Your Meme, July 2018

Buffering Hell by Justin Baglio

Comic by Justin Baglio on Cartoon Stock.

You can check out more of Justin Baglio’s work here.

The Tenth Circle: Cinderford

“When Dante’s Inferno was written all those years ago, the author gave us the most detailed and descriptive account of the nine different circles of Hell.

“Turns out he missed one.

“There are in fact 10 levels of Hell, and whilst the 9th circle is commonly thought to be the worst, the tenth circle is truly horrific.

“And its name is Cinderford.

“Cinderford is a small, decrepit town in the arse end of Gloucestershire, with a population resembling Sauron’s army of orcs from Lord of the Rings. Some of the most bizarre looking human beings, who would not be out of place on a David Attenborough documentary, spend their days roaming the cracked streets in search of something to do.” [. . .]    —I Live Here UK, 2018

The Tenth Circle: Bedtime

“Bedtime – the hour that we spend all day counting down to. The curtain call to our kids’ shitty antics and incessant demands, so we can finally pour ourselves a drink and peruse Netflix for that perfect movie or show to serve as background noise while we scroll Facebook and fall asleep on the couch. Except bedtime is almost never the time we parents have chosen for bed. Oh, no. Kids are determined to not go gentle into that good night and to rage against the dying of the light.

“While most just flip their kids the bird under their throw blanket when little Jimmy comes stomping down the stairs for another goddamned glass of water, funny parents on Twitter are tweeting what we’re all thinking.

“Twitter parents know. Twitter parents understand. Twitter parents are also losing their effing minds one failed bedtime routine after another.”    –Serena Dorman, Sammiches & Psych Meds, 2017.

You can check out all twenty-two tweets here.

The Tenth Circle of Hell is a Cycling Class

“Tonight I looked into the abyss. It’s full of muted blue lights with a woman named Nancy yelling at you over a cardio remix of The Police’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ while you’re furiously pedaling toward nowhere at all. [. . .]

“I’m unsure if I’ll be returning to the spin bikes that sit at the mouth of hell, forever moving and not moving into oblivion at the same time. I don’t know if my body could every forgive me if I did it to myself again. Sure, others love it and return time after time. Power to them.” [. . .]    –Gabe Bergado, Medium, June 9, 2016.

You can read the full article and more of Gabe Bergado’s work on Medium.