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Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Eduardo Ritter

There are a few unshakable memories of the 2014 GonzoFest weekend: fine jazz music; exceptional conversation; wisdom; great friends; the poetry of Olympians; and the spectacular feeling of welcome, unity, and joy pouring off everyone in and around GonzoFest. We were there, … Continue reading

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Is this Bat Country?

It was a nightmare, getting out of L.A. . . . The desert would be bad enough all by itself.       Something big and batlike swooped through the tunnel of lights and was gone. He ignored its passage. Five … Continue reading

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Penn State Witch Hunt and More Sloppy Journalism

The Penn State madness has turned into another witch hunt, as these things will. There’s nothing for it and, when it’s all said and done, our kids won’t be any safer from these monsters than they were before. Sickos like … 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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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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Part 1 — Done?

Good news — Part I of Fear & Loathing of the Undead is done! HUZZAH! OK, more like done-ish. It’ll keep being tinkered with until the whole thing goes to press. Whenever that may be. Meanwhile, this is a a … Continue reading

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Maxfield Perish tops 2400 reads

Last February, or maybe it was the February before, I posted “Maxfield Perish: Zombie Fighter” over at the Zombie Friends site. To date, it is the most viewed story on their writer’s form, garnering more than 2400 reads —- nearly … Continue reading

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