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- Mark Budman's works have appeared or are about to appear in such magazines as Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine, Midamerican Review, McSweeney's, Turnrow, Connecticut Review, the W.W. Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, and elsewhere. He is the publisher of a flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press to wide critical acclaim. He co-edited the anthology You Have Time for This from Ooligan Press; a new anthology is forthcoming in 2011 from Persea Books.
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Obama’s re-election campaign stands on three legs:
- It could have been worse (as if someone can prove that)
- Romney is a rich plutocrat who paid fewer taxes than Obama’s cabinet secretaries (true, but did … Read full post »
You live, at least partially, in the digital world now. Your social life, your banking account, your health information—it’s all in the computer now. Since this computer is probably connected to the Net, only a few things protect your information from the prying eyes of the strangers or f… Read full post »
The main problem with most health care solutions is that they re-distribute the way health costs are paid for instead of cutting costs.
How is the health care money spent? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 75 percent of health care spending is for treatment… Read full post »
I’m ashamed to say that the only reason I read that story in a glossy literary magazine was the provocative picture on the front page: a naked young woman just out of the shower, her back to the discriminating viewer (me), her hand on a half-open door, trying… Read full post »
I have a custom-made PC with two hard drives connected in RAID 1 configuration (mirror) when data is written identically to both drives. So if one goes bad, the data is supposed to be safe on the other. I figured I was safe against the crash. In addition, I had two… Read full post »
I’ve seen a photo of an actress in a recent issue of the Esquire. She stands, supposedly naked, behind a slip hanging on a clothesline. Next to the slip, there hang her panties and bra. The photo is probably rated PG because you can’t see anything, but, if you are… Read full post »
E. L. James, a.k.a. Erika Leonard, an author, has been selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. This is a disgrace to authors everywhere. In the special article of Time, Belinda Luscombe calls her “erotica’s new heroine.” If a mass-producer o… Read full post »
This is the planet Earth, in existence since six billion years BC. It has its poles and it has its middle. Most of life, human and otherwise, is spread between the poles. This is a time-proven, well-grounded arrangement. However, from the American media’s standpoint, life on Earth is… Read full post »
Dear Republican and Democratic Leaders. Dear rank-and-file party members.
Your actions, or, rather, your inaction—as it was graphically demonstrated by the failure of the deficit reduction ‘Super Committee’—create the atmosphere of uncertainty in our country. Uncertainty in… Read full post »
I’ve always been a proponent of green energy that one day would save the planet from overheating while simultaneously creating millions of clean jobs. So thought, apparently, Obama’s administration, when they provided the solar company Solyndra with $535 million loan. What did they get in… Read full post »
Once again, the president's summer reading list is dominated
almost exclusively by men
BY ROBIN BLACK
Obama opened his Martha's Vineyard vacation by purchasing Daniel Woodrell's "The Bayou Trilogy" and Ward Just's "Rodin's Debutante." He'd already packed novels by David Grossman and Abraham Ver… Read full post »
Lady Gaga carefully
places a bag on the dry cleaner's counter as if it contains a
garment made of Swarovski crystals. She wears a skin-tight dress of
something inhumanly bright. Her shades are the size of a VW
… Read full post »
Saw this review on Rotten Tomatoes: Budget Deficit, the Movie.
Two crooked cops, who always fought in public, managed to disarm the bomb one minute before it was set to explode, and then had a cigar at public expense.
This movie cost trillions dollars to make even… Read full post »
The beginner shows the genitals. The master lifts the skirt by an inch. The beginner engages in acrobatics. The master caresses your mind. The beginner grabs the body parts. The master makes the body parts long for his touch. The beginner puffs and huffs. The master puts your house on fire.… Read full post »
One woman who probably doesn’t celebrate Mother’s Day today (she wouldn’t even if she were an American) is Hamida al-Attas, Osama Bin Laden’s mother. Which brings our attention to the fact that abortion could be sometimes a good thing. If she did abort the little Bin, she&rsqu… Read full post »
The cost of bin Laden: $3 trillion over 15 years.
Osama: A Three Trillion Dollar Baby. Not "mo cuishle" by
They should have given him the bill before shooting him. No checks or credit cards. Cash only. US dollars or euros.
But now, you, me and the Chinese are… Read full post »
I sent this letter on February 21, and am yet waiting for a reply. It surely looks like that I shouldn’t be holding my breath.
If ‘austerity’ is named Word Of The Year 2010, why do you keep advertising $150 ties, $500 shirts, $2000 suits,… Read full post »
British plane lands in Athens after bomb threat.
ATHENS, Greece – A British passenger plane heading from England to Egypt with 213 people aboard made an emergency landing in Athens escorted by Greek fig… Read full post »
1. St. Patrick wasn't
He was a Brit with a green card.
2. I love broccoli.
3. Today the sun shines bright in my back yard and the evergreens look, um, very green.
4. Happy St. Pat's Day!
Anything you can do, I can do better.
Astoria woman sent to jail for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old boy at party.
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:06 am
"Astoria woman sent to jail for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old boy at party By KATIE WILSON
The Daily Astorian Daily… Read full post »
Some places they celebrate it in style.
We might be too busy in America to go on a parade. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, ladies, wherever you are. We wouldn't be here without you.
Caption: "There are better ways to make career."
Is writing the best career for you? It’s hard work, it pays nothing or close to nothing and it’s not that glamorous. What’s glamorous about sitting in front of your computer, getting the carpal tunnel syndrome and ruining you… Read full post »
It was telling that these two articles were side by side on the Yahoo main page today:
Just finished reading The Battle of Waterloo by Jeremy Black. News flash: contrary to what French chefs might have told you, Napoleon wasn't a honey-cake, but a jerk-off and little Mussolini, and Wellington had a beef with him.
By the time of the Waterloo batlle in 1815,… Read full post »