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Feb.19.2012
It’s all well and good to have had Messrs. Rotten and Vicious banging on about no future, safely back in the past, in free-speech Britain. Even The Rolling Stones were viewed as a threat to civilization further back in 1965 and did many of the same things as the Pistols: pissed in public, cussed on...
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Feb.09.2012
Things you never thought you'd hear youself saying: Thank you Sigmund Freud's great-grandaughter.  I'm final proof-reading out loud my soon to be published novel Mud Hut Man, so thank you Esther Freud, especially for tip #2!  1. Cut out the metaphors and similes. In my first book I...
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Feb.08.2012
If We Still Had Prehensile Tails – 10 Things that Would Be Different 1.   Couches, chairs and especially toilet seats wouldn’t be the same shape. 2.   Camera tripods, shooting sticks, and hanging straps in subway trains would never have evolved. 3.   Teenagers (and...
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Feb.05.2012
I was at this party in a derelict hotel. The party was Mulligan’s, a shadowy leather boy I’d only heard of in passing whispers of disquiet. Along crumbling hallways I lurched, spliffed and looking for a light, past occasional knots of revelers, half-open doors like half-open eyes squinting at...
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Feb.02.2012
When I was a boy there was a comedy duo on television called Morcambe and Wise. Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise were the nation’s favorites, and became the very essence of Christmas. Never mind the kid in the stable, or the Queen’s speech, or even the dinner, the highlight of the day (after the...
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Jan.30.2012
Android mall virus conspiracy? Perhaps it’s because I’m currently reading Christopher Buckley’s wonderfully sick novel, Thank You For Smoking, or perhaps it’s because I live in a culture that thrives on conspiracy theories. But when I read an article this morning on the Network World web site this...
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Jan.25.2012
I'm in bed, it's 6.28AM and I'm only half awake. I’m doing some deep breathing, slowly feeding oxygen to my brain. Ideas are starting to bubble. Yesterday, I would have had to get out of bed, put the light on, and grab a pen and paper to scribble semi-legible spider words. Or wait the five minutes...
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Jan.21.2012
Award-winning journalist, Nick Shatt, has agreed to conduct an exclusive interview with legend in his own panties, Luke Skyscraper. Shatt, three time consecutive winner of a Golden Turd, awarded by the British Union of Music Writers And Nob Kissers wrote for many years for top music paper, No...
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Jan.19.2012
 “No future, no future for you” scowled Johnny Rotten in Anarchy In The UK.  John, unlike Sid Vicious, has had something of a future beyond his time in the initial spotlight- I’m a singer in a punk band, get me out of here indeed! Sidney always had too much rope. And now Johnny wants us...
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Jan.16.2012
In Ancient Greek theater all the actors were men. In Roman theater a yellow robe meant the character was a woman. For hundreds of years English mummers and traveling morality players were only men. Shakespeare’s Desdemona and Juliet took to the original boards with a todger stashed in their tights...