Monthly Archives: November 2008

Letters We Never Finished Reading

  Dear Manager:   It’s Up to a Gay CIA Agent to Save the World — From Gay Neo-Nazis.   Sometimes the only thing standing between the free world and the end of Western civilization is a hunky — and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Swinburne: The Maiden Body And The Scaly Coils

  I’m rolling a little number about transgressive Victorians, especially Wilde and Swinburne. To tide you over until the time I fire it up I’ll share this delicious toke from the latter, who (I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: Families Are Special

  Police: Woman mouthed ‘I love you’ as son strangled her   JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he killed his 85-year-old mother and hid her body on state game lands. Authorities say … Continue reading

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Cookout

  Virginia’s running the big hotdog cookout and, of course, I go, having already promised to help her with her car problems. As I enter the grounds this big beefy kid evidently acting as security scrutinizes me warily. He looks … Continue reading

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Events Calendar: Surprise Ending

  I didn’t see THAT coming…   MUSICAL: "ELLA MINNOW PEA" 7:30 p.m., Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave. Workshop production of a Scott Burkell and Paul Losel musical that tells the story of a tiny fictional island nation whose … Continue reading

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Conspiracies & Brainwashing: The Epistle of Napoleon to the Dinosaurs by Deadman Switch

  The "paranoic" world view is one that has always interested me, not because I necessarily believe in the various conspiracy theories, but because of its unique position in that liminal state on the border between reality and imagination. In … Continue reading

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The Visitor

  She told me What the undertaker Had done to her   Wired her jaw Reset her teeth Severed the spine at The base of the skull   She tilted it forward And showed me Inside her head  

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Haunted House

Haunted House   I’m out on the sidewalk, waiting in line to get into the haunted house, when some little kid pops his head over the railing and says hi. I say hi back and all of a sudden his … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: The Family That Decays Together

  Woman, 90, living with siblings’ bodies EVANSTON, ILL. – A 90-year-old woman well-liked by her neighbors apparently has been living in a house with the bodies of three siblings, one of whom may have been dead since the early … Continue reading

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