"Sidestep - Charles Durning - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
A little bit of humor for the holiday season.
I was on "The Kill Ugly Radio Adventure Hour" last Thursday (June 4).
I did two readings from the book Rhyme or Treason: "Excerpts from the Bush Memoir" and "Wiener in a bottle." We talked about bad jobs and punk rock history.
The edited second hour is here.
I have a reading next Thursday (June 11) at 6 at Last Word books.
Now this is fun! It's okay to be confused!
They Were Expecting Us To Dive For Their Knees. They Never Expected Us To Go Straight For Their Hearts
The Anti-Fun League has spent the last seven thousand years preparing for this moment. Scientist from Carnegie Melon, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, and Michigan, like the whole state, preparing for this moment. They've labored, toiled, laughed, cried, and followed story arcs from romantic comedies preparing for this moment.
This moment is the dawning of a new era. It is marked by the unveiling of a new sophisticated robot. This robot, HugBot, exist solely to destroy tension between the military industrial complex and the people, one hug at a time.
Hugbots will be stationed across Western Washington for the next few weeks. Their Mission? To hug people and make new friends. Seriously. That's all they want. A hug, a smile, a wink of companionship.
Through their sophisticated programming the robots have determined that people at Fort Lewis need A LOT of hugs. HugBots will be there. You bring your bodies Fort Lewis. We'll bring our hearts.
We'll Bring Them To Their Knees,
The Anti-Fun League
Rhyme or Treason (the hard fought illusion of choice)
A collection of darkly humorous stories and columns. In “The Twilight of the Clowns” a traditional way of life ends as clowning ceases to be a viable way of life; In “Everybody Loves a Little Elf” elves save a man’s business but they create a literal stink about property rights and slave labor; In “More than One Day in the Life of Igor Igoravitch” a KGB agent is caught up in a web of intrigue that is his own creation; Australians move to take over the world with their national food, the hot dog; The web of lies in Charlotte's Web is exposed; and the price of the simulacra in the window is finally laid bare.
From Engr Jerry Aliu
Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Block 708b Falomo Close.
I am Engr. Jerry Aliu, the Director of the Foreign Operations in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. (NNPC)
Recently I awarded and over invoiced a contract project in my Department to a foreign firm in Nigeria, the contract project has been completed awaiting to be commissioned, the account department of my
corporation is about to send their invoice to the Central Bank of Nigeria for immediate payment to the
So my main reason of contacting you is for you to team up with me in order to claim the over invoiced
amount together. I intend to forward your company’s name to our account department as a sister
company to the Original Contractors to enable them approve the over invoiced amount to you (us)
I am a Civil Staff working under United States Marine Corps operating with the Engineering military Dept unit in Baghdad, Iraq, we discover about $65 Million US dollars that we want to move out but we need a good partner we can trust. This fund is oil money and legal. Click on the link bellow for more information http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm
We have already secretly moved this fund out of Iraq to finance firm in Europe. This is a deal. But the question is can we trust you when the funds get to you? You will take your 30% for the assistance and keep the remaining for us in a safe custody. Your role is to find a safe place for the funds while our own part is sending it to you.
Your Reply Needed
Dear Michael (pfc? Cpl? General???),