The Most Beautiful Fraud: The Big Knife

The Most Beautiful Fraud:  <i>The Big Knife</i>

30

Nov

2013

Clifford Odets had a curious, and tragic, Hollywood career.  Younger critics may know him less for his Hollywood product than for the savage parody of him assayed by the Coen Brothers in Barton Fink; there, they focused on the highfalutin young socialist-realist that he was, and not the embittered cynic he became -- that, ...
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Giving What’s Due

Giving What’s Due

28

Nov

2013

It seems sort of obligatory to write these Thanksgiving entries, but that's no reason not to do it.  We need a few more obligations in life.  Americans could definitely use a stern father figure to tell us "You'll do it or you're in big trouble, mister," at least when it comes to stuff like being decent, respectful, and g ...
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Tiki Talk

Tiki Talk

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Nov

2013

It's not such a bad life, being a tiki god outside the Tahiti-Fa'aa International Airport in Papeete.Nobody really worships me anymore, but the hepcat money just rolls in. And I get to watch the planes come in.I wonder who's president in America now. It's probably not still that Kennedy. I don't get to see the paper much ex ...
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The World Inside the Word

The World Inside the Word

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Nov

2013

You wake up one morning and go out on the back porch for a smoke (the wife doesn't like you smoking indoors, or at all, but most certainly not indoors, not with the kid in the house for sure, never indoors) and there it is, fully formed in your mind:"Some days I am surprised by the sun."Just right then, when it tumbles out ...
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When After All, It Was…

When After All, It Was…

20

Nov

2013

Thank you for coming, ladies and gentlemen. As most of you are already aware, my reputation in the Kennedy assassination research community is that of a firebrand, a rabble-rouser, and a source of controversy; to be honest, I wasn't even expecting to be asked here, let alone as the keynote speaker. But the truth will out, l ...
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Too Old to Throw a Ball This Heavy

Too Old to Throw a Ball This Heavy

19

Nov

2013

"That darned crazy Jack," I said, laughing and shaking my head.  "I wonder where in the world he can be.   He ought to know I'd come in some place like this and wait for him.""He probably had an accident," she said.  "In fact, I think I read something about it.""Huh?  But you couldn't -- ""Uh-huh.  He and a young lady ...
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Ich Bin Ein Bullshitter

Ich Bin Ein Bullshitter

18

Nov

2013

"Grandpa!""Eh? Who's this?""Happy birthday!""Shriver?""No, grandpa. It's me, Kenny. I wanted to wish you a happy birthday!""Leave me alone.""Ninety-six years young! How are they treating you at the retirement community?""It's a nursing home, you cockeyed son of a bitch. Your rotten bastard father put me in a home.""Man. Wat ...
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Gangsta Gangsta

Gangsta Gangsta

15

Nov

2013

I been in this game for years, it made me a mayor/I wrote me a manual, so listen up, players. ...
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Childe Labor

Childe Labor

14

Nov

2013

"Janet, I'm not trying to tell you how to raise your child.""Oh, really? Because that's what it sounds like to me.""I'm only telling you this because I love you. Because I want to help you.""This is ridiculous.""You know I'm right. If you would just look at it objectively, you know I'm right.""I knew this would happen. You ...
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Terror Incognito, or, the Haze of War

Terror Incognito, or, the Haze of War

12

Nov

2013

Let me tell you a little something about myself.Today, I am a fat, out-of-shape, and devoutly unathletic middle-aged man. But once, in my youth, I was a fat, out-of-shape, but modestly athletic teenager; and during that time, I played football (as a nose tackle for my high school team) and baseball (as a relief pitcher in b ...
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Nobody’s Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect

11

Nov

2013

In defining the “perfect crime”, there is an interesting debate between criminologists. The most commonly held interpretation is that a so-called perfect crime is one where the perpetrator is never caught – where he gets away with the murder, robbery, or whatever other nefarious deed, and escapes justice entirely. A m ...
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iFruits of Their Labor

iFruits of Their Labor

9

Nov

2013

WAYS I WISH LIFE WAS MORE LIKE GRAND THEFT AUTO VMedical bills capped at $5,000 regardless of the extent of the injuryImpossible to gain weightCommercial radio still features good music, DJs worth listening toAbility to get away with even the worst crimes by hiding in a garage or alley for 15 minutesGoal o ...
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Good Morning World (Wide Web)!

Good Morning World (Wide Web)!

6

Nov

2013

If you are like me, you have a normal morning pre-work routine that consists of checking various websites and social media, which prepares you for the day of labor by making you incredibly depressed, angry and/or resentful before you even arrive on the job.  So why not monetize it?   I present the following "A.M. Internet ...
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Dying By Inches

Dying By Inches

4

Nov

2013

POSTED BY: Jess-San <jesse_popoca_401@hotmail.com>, 04:01:23 11/04/2012SUBJECT: An Open Letter to AnimIronI'm not sure how many of you are left to read this note, but one thing I'm sure of: those who remain are those that are true to our mission statement. So it is to you, the believers, the faithful, ...
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Rules of Games

Rules of Games

3

Nov

2013

ADDICTION SOLITAIRE. Can you make all cards match in descending suits before the junk sickness weakens you? A delightful romp through the worlds of both heroin abuse and online card games.BLACKJACK.Play a game of "21" with a slick Las Vegas sharpster. Later, after you lose, sneak up behind ...
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