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April 23rd, 2014
12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 16:42: RT @JamilahLemieux: I love how invisible I am to bartenders when a White woman walks up. I'm Casper, the Angry 5'9 Black woman.
  • Tue, 16:45: RT @jsmooth995: Luckily 4 whoever started #MyNYPD, their boss is historically just fine with you having no understanding of the community y…

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01:58 pm
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weekly shill
Check out what I have for you on ebay this week!

First editions:
Graven Image by Ray Garton [signed & numbered]
The Number 121 to Pennsylvania and Others by Kealan Patrick Burke [signed & numbered]
The Innswich Horror by Edward Lee [signed & numbered]
Secret Agents Four by Donald J. Sobol
Iron Chef: the Official Book
Naruto volume 4 by Masashi Kishimoto (second listing)

OUT OF PRINT:
Graven Image by Ray Garton [signed & numbered]
The Innswich Horror by Edward Lee [signed & numbered]
Yellow is for Fear by Dorothy Eden
The Reader is Warned by Carter Dickson
The Beezus and Ramona Diary by Beverly Cleary (second listing)
Animal Counting Book illustrated by Moritz Kennel (second listing)
Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful (second listing)
Blair lot
Secret Agents Four by Donald J. Sobol
Iron Chef: the Official Book
The Spring of Joy by Tasha Tudor (second listing)

Lots:
5 novels by Honore de Balzac
8 Pratt twins novels by Mary Blair

Other stuff:
Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders

Please look!









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01:02 pm
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12:50 pm
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April eBay Art Auctions
We have a batch of pin-ups and sketchcards up for auction on eBay, you can view the listings here to bid or just browse. Looks like we're looking at car repairs among other money-chewing expenses, so, hopefully we can move a few things left over from the recent Asbury Park Con.

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06:11 am
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HOLD MY BEER! I'M GOING TO TRY SOMETHING!
Dumb ideas always begin in a way that sounds reasonable.

For some reason, a few weeks ago, I thought it would be reasonable to run the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 mile run dressed as a continental soldier. You know, with a vest, jacket, jabot, knee breeches & tri-corner hat.

This seemed like a good idea because our buddy John Lopes was running it and John Lopes is an actor who often portrays George Washington. (John, however, is nowhere near foolish enough to try and run five miles dressed as our nation's greatest general and first president.)

The short end of it is that I will probably die while doing this because it's five million degrees in this getup, and the closer I got to the actual date, the more likely it became that I'd just start the race in it, wave to the cameras and toss the whole thing in the shrubs by the end of the first half mile. How, I thought, can I keep myself from doing that?. SO ... in order to make my death worth something, and make sure that I can't discard this uniform along the way, I'm issuing an Internet Challenge.

If you can donate collectively donate $300 to City Kitties the West Philadelphia stray cat rescue group, I shall make an Agony Mile Video while I do this notoriously hilly run -- every mile, I'll pull out my cell phone and videotape a progress report. You'll be able to hear my gasps, my death rattle, and see the sweat pouring from my body like milk from a busted coconut. Five miles, five reports, and a video of paramedics dragging me across the finish line.

Isn't this a video you'd like to see?

Click on the link, make a donation, email me your receipt, and if they add up to $300 by Sunday morning, I'll take you along for the ride.

*** EDIT: $195 donated so far ***




THIS CAN'T BE A GOOD IDEA!







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12:18 pm
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Black Feather Falls is BACK! Book Three Starts Today on Act-i-vate!
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I am so pleased to announce that Black Feather Falls: Book 3 has now begun weekly posts (each Wednesday!) on Act-i-vate! This is a big chapter, full of jazz, hot pursuits, and a new, and very scary character. Oh yeah, and Tina's dad. Two new pages are up now, kicking off a very exciting phase in the story. Well, I'm excited, anyway! :)


Want to catch up?


North Americans, you can buy https://www.etsy.com/listing/162322554/the-black-feather-falls-brand-new-color? and Book 2 on Etsy!


Euro-folks (and everyone else), hit up my publisher, Soaring Penguin!


Also, I'll be at Brooklyn Zine Fest, this Sunday at Brooklyn Historical Society, tabling with the very talented Sara Lindo! Come by and say hi!

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12:00 pm
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09:26 pm
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Hiroshima Yeah! #108 Feb 2014
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4 pages, 12" x 8.5". The Usual, contact HY! at donbirnam [at] hotmail [dot] com

A MEGA BIG thanks to Kapreles for recommending this zine.

I'm afraid this is another 'Somewhat Late To The Party, Fuckity-Fuck It! Dept.' deal, but as a wise frog once said, better late than never!

What we have here is two or three pages stapled in the corner, issued every month by Mark Ritchie and Gary Simmons from Scotland. It employs a nice small font so even though it's only four pages, it's really jammed with content, and that content is rich. I mean it's RICH.

You may not believe it when I reveal the following - this zine has poetry that does not suck ass. However! Read them and you will find it so. Really good poetry here! Example:

Minimum Amount
I prefer using
the self-service checkouts
in supermarkets now,
for the minimum amount
of human interaction.


In recent issues Gary has been contributing a column from prison, '1.5 Years Behind Bars' which is extremely interesting, not only for the fact that it was Gary's first time in the slammer and when he went in he was 52.

Mark writes really enjoyable-to-read album reviews [rare] spiced up with info like where he bought the album, and for how much, like one was in the bargain bin; another was given to him at a gig by a friend... He also writes about gigs he attends, and these include the whole night, from leaving home, stopping for a bite to eat and drink before the gig, and how much each pint cost at each place.

There are also book reviews and short fiction.

HY! is so great! I must not miss any more issues!

Current Music: Exivious - 'Entrust'
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12:48 am
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The best ganja holiday ever
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Best. Weekend. Ever.
I shall be booking my return for 2015 in a few weeks. Thank you, Denver. Thank you Colorado. The taste of freedom, while not cheap, is still sweet indeed.

Current Location: Rocky Mountain High
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April 22nd, 2014
10:41 pm
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A voice from somewhere else
My parents are interesting people.
One day my dad (I believe) came across a unique ad in the personals section of the newspaper. He, being my dad, used some kind of photocopier to enlarge it to poster size, had it framed, and hung it on the wall. I am told this sort of technology was rare at the time, and not commonly used on newspaper clippings of someone's request for a date.
This poster has hung in every house we've lived in for my entire life. I grew up reading these words, and understanding little. It made as much sense to me as Dad's Laurie Anderson records or Frank Zappa or the Jabberwocky; layered not-nonsense that flew right over my childish, adolescent, young adult head. The words just weren't direct enough for me.
Over time it made more and more sense, as I grew into the world. Bit by bit I heard tell of the pop culture referenced, understood the turn of phrase.
Finally, I'd lived enough to know what Voidoid, whoever he or she or they or xie was, was looking for. For a while I've been wanting to take the text down and share it with the internet, the same way these words had been shared with me. Words from someone else, directed at everyone yet not at me or maybe anyone, from another time and place, yet timeless. Another person just looking to find that one other soul that might make life a little richer.
I sincerely hope a connection was made.
And so, here it is.
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