Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rum Diary Trailer — HUZZAH!

Now that’s what I’m talking about (or was the other day). Finally — a bit of press for this baby! Special thanks to the fine folks at Bleeding Cool for the heads-up. (THE RUM DIARY opens in the USA on … Continue reading

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Teal Bowser: Someone You Should Know

Digging for book cover art the other day and came across this fine example by Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Teal Bowser. Here’s what she has to say about the piece: Hunter S. Thompson is one of America’s most eclectic writers. … Continue reading

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KICK-ASS and the Hopless Stupidity of American Moviegoers

Let’s be clear about something: the following rant is based on an actual event. Maybe more than based. Maybe it really happened. This was first posted over at my Junior Mad Scientist site with some password protection so little the … Continue reading

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October = HST Month? Hard to tell.

October is shaping up to be the officially unofficial Hunter S. Thompson Month. Two big bits of Gonzo action are slated; one, no doubt, orchestrated around the the other. FEAR AND LOATHING AT ROLLING STONE is due to hit bookstores … Continue reading

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The Continental Shelf at Gannon’s Pub

4264 N. Lincoln Ave. (on the southwest corner of Lincoln and Cullom) Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 281-1007 Last weekend was spent at Lollapalooza, working in Tent #19, taking money and handing out beers to crazy, sweaty drunks — most of … Continue reading

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Maxfield Perish: Zombie Fighter

A few years ago, while working on another zombie novel, I went searching for connections to the outside world. After joining a few zombie and survival groups on LinkedIn, I found the Zombie Friends site. One of the reasons to … Continue reading

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A solution to Spam? Think again.

Two bits of spam were stinking up the comments section, waiting for approval, both promoting the same Brand X MP3 player. Since this can’t be a coincidence, someone at this company, or the PR firm they hired, is intentionally jamming … Continue reading

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Zombie Run in Maryland

This just in from one of FLotU’s delicious, er, I mean beautiful correspondents — who got the info from one of the many friends of the site: It would appear the zombies are organizing a 5K obstacle course event in … Continue reading

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The Electric Jesus

Just caught this over at Funny Or Die: Drunk History Presents: Nikola Tesla John C. Riley as Tesla Crispin Glover as Edison Some overeducated caveman ripped on beer and absinthe as The Narrator.   Do it.

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A Doublespeak Dictionary

For several months I’ve been conducting a minor social experiment: salting conversation with neighbors and other villagers with doublespeak phrases, mostly “Un-____” or “doubleplus” (e.g., “Un-good,” “doubleplus hot”) — words that are easy to decode given their context and any  … Continue reading

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