Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Little Conversation about a Tiger

Why were you late to school? Well, my granpa was bringing me in the school today and he couldn’t make it. Why couldn’t he make it? Well, he got bit by a tiger. I see. You know where this tiger … Continue reading

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Bag Lady

Christmas Eve, jury duty in Santa Monica. Long lunch break at MacDonald’s. Eating lunch—bag lady watching. Hope she doesn’t come over. She does. I decide to leave half my fries, half my shake. She stands and watches. I get ready to … Continue reading

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Writers Beware

Writers, beware. Be mindful of what you read. The best way to write like the great masters of our craft is to read those masters, often—preferably out loud. Ideally, read them to groups of Actual People who are paying close … Continue reading

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Warning #3011

WARNING Hot-water heating systems that use radiators in multiple rooms within a house or dwelling produce dangerous infra-red electromagnetic radiation. This is not a joke. The Management (#3011 in a series)

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Warning #3009

WARNING Space heaters (all kinds, including electric, steam, coal, oil, gas, nuclear, and solar) emit dangerous infra-red electromagnetic radiation. This is not a joke. The Management (#3009 in a series)

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Deep Snow (followup): Radio Transcript Just Received

I don’t know if you can hear this, but we’re transmitting on our last battery. We have no more power for our transmitter or for any of our equipment. The entire station has been buried in what we fear may be four or … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Automatic Door

Indeed, all souls ultimately pass through the Everybody’s Automatic Door (EAD). Chiron takes your token, while Haydes punches your ticket, and off we sail across (or down) the river Styx, singing in close harmony while whole foods float by on … Continue reading

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Deep Snow

NB: Updated (see comments) In the middle of the last century, Flagstaff Arizona endured a series of spectacular snow storms. First, a sizable blizzard socked in the city (which is about 7,000 feet up), and then for two days a … Continue reading

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