Blog of the Month: Scarfolk Council

This blog is hard to describe. The whole thing is a running joke about an imaginary town called "Scarfolk." And it's terrible. It's a terrible, dark, twisted joke. You can almost believe that it is true. It's a practical joke on reality. It's just a tinge weirder than the seventies actually were. It's like if the movie "Wickerman" were real and the town council of that town had a blog.

Here's how Scarfolk Council describes itself:

"Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread."

Nonsensical, dark announcements from Scarfolk's town council are mixed in with bizarre and chillingly real looking illustrations.

Like most great things, I feel a little bit guilty about how much I enjoy this blog, because it's just so twisted. Is there something wrong with me for loving this so much? 

Scarfolk Council is this month's blog of the month.  


  1. What an amazing blog! All of the posters look so authentic, right out of the '70s, until you actually read them. Sick!

  2. Sorry to frighten you, Professor! I'll try to choose something milder next month.