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As many of you know, I run a Patreon where you can help me, to the tune of as little as $1 a month, keep providing online writing to entertain, outrage, and amuse. But what you DON'T know, because I'm announcing here for the first time, is that thanks to +Jonathan Morris , I'm rolling out an exciting new feature that combines celebrity gossip with brutal fisticuffs -- and that it's FREE to current subscribers and comes as a BONUS to new subscribers! There's never been a better time to support my Patreon: find out why below!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/3016268
Ladies and gentlemen, subscribers and supporters -- let's get ready to rumble!Thanks to a generous grant from the Calamity Jon Morris foundation, this Patreon will now include an exciting new feature with your monthly deliveries:  at least two installments of PUBLIC DRUBBINGS, in which I will explain in detail how I, your hulking author, would defeat the celebrity or public figure of your choice in a fight!That's right:  *You* suggest the target,...
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My review of "No No: A Dockumentary", the contradictory but fascinating film about Dock Ellis, his LSD no-hitter, and his flamboyant, destructive life.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/24/the-most-beautiful-fraud-no-no-a-dockumentary/
One of the advantages of making a sports documentary, at least in theory, is that you avoid the pitfall of so many other types of non-fiction film: the lack of footage. If you’re making a movie abo...
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We all know that Chipotle is full of rice and beans, but did you also know that they're full of shit?  They're blaming a price increase at their San Francisco locations on a minimum wage hike there.  They are capitalists, and they are lying:  but then, I repeat myself.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/15/burrito-economics/
The minimum wage went up in San Francisco and, blaming the cost of doing business, the overrated burrito hucksters at Chipotle hiked up their prices. Predictably, conservatives popped their collect...
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In keeping with my tradition of reviewing movies older than most of my readers, here's a look at Jim Jarmusch's gorgeous shaggy dog story, "Stranger Than Paradise":

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/09/the-most-beautiful-fraud-stranger-than-paradise/
One never expects an atomic bomb to go off in such a quiet way. It's also never supposed to be in the form of a long, lovely, exquisitely detailed shaggy dog joke.  But Jim Jarmusch's groundbreakin...
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Today is the Fourth of July, the day the United States celebrates its independence and the day we all celebrate a nation founded as an ideal, a project, an attempt at changing the rules by which na...
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It has recently been suggested by some thought leaders of the liberal intelligentsia that we begin taking Donald Trump seriously as a candidate for presidency of the United States.

For goodness' sake, people, don't do that!  What's wrong with you?

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/01/president-dum-dum/
To commemorate his unceremonious dumping by a wide range of belatedly embarrassed corporate entities, I have been thinking a lot about the man who will not be our next president, Donald "Mayonnaise...
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Noah Berlatsky​ was kind enough to ask me to write something for his very fine site, the Hooded Utilitarian, about Marvel's inept handling of the controversy surrounding the release of a series of hip-hop-themed cover variants earlier this month.  Take a look, why don't you?

http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/07/soon-as-i-said-it-seems-i-got-sweated/
The second part of this, Fussell allowed, was perfectly acceptable, even admirable. The first, with its self-congratulatory, attention-seeking, and naggingly proper tone, was bad. Fussell didn't live long enough to see comics reach a high enough degree of corporate respectability that they have ...
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My review of the first episode of the TV series based on Philip K. Dick's amazing novel, "The Man in the High Castle".  It's too soon to tell, but I hope it chases the direction of its best tendencies and not its worst ones.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/16/something-terrible-or-divine/
Great novels -- and Philip K. Dick's unsettling 1962 alternate history The Man in the High Castle is certainly a great novel -- tend to have in common the fact that much of their greatness is in th...
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I reviewed some new comics, sort of.  I really, really hate comics these days, folks.  I'm sorry.  You probably shouldn't even read this.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/14/four-colors-to-infinity-taco-drone-edition/
In a recent review of Ernest Cline's new novel, Armada -- the poorly received follow-up to his hugely successful '80s geek-culture wallow Ready Player One -- io9's Germain Lussier makes the curious...
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Before you go see any more sequels, the Avengers have a few words about what it's like working for Tony Stark.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/09/avengers-3-age-of-scantron/
TONY STARK, "IRON MAN":  Look, I like all these people.  I think relationships are important and there's nothing wrong with being chummy with the people you work with.  But as long as I'm providing...
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So here is something I found out while watching NewsRadio reruns:  YouTube has an auto-closed-captioning feature.  And it is INSANE.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/07/03/are-you-receiving-me/
So, while I was researching yesterday's post about NewsRadio and its tragic lack of availability on streaming media, I happened to discover that the entire series is available on YouTube, although ...
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Apologies to my Patreon subscribers -- delivery will be a bit late this month due to work and the Independence Day holiday.  But you're going to see some pretty amazing stuff over the next few months, and I think you'll find it worth the wait.  (And if you're not a subscriber now, no time like the present...)

https://www.patreon.com/leonardpierce?ty=h
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Freelance writer, content editor, semi-professional media intake device.
Skills
Editor, writer, proofreader, project coordinator, program planner, office manager, administrative and support professional.
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Writer/Editor, 1987 - present
    Freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and content provider. Works in all media, writing features, business documentation, advertising, journalism, criticism, and other forms of value-added content.
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    Proofreader/Editor, 2015 - present
    Reviewing, proofing & editing materials for marketing company. Working with major global brands on multimedia marketing materials and programs.
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Currently
Chicago, IL
Previously
Oxnard, CA - Seattle, WA - Glendale, AZ - Phoenix, AZ - Peoria, AZ - Los Angeles, CA - Irving, TX - San Antonio, TX - Columbia Heights, MN - San Carlos, Mexico
Story
Tagline
When you commit a crime, there are a hundred ways to fuck up. If you can think of half of them, you’re a genius – and you ain’t no genius
Introduction
I am a freelance writer and editor in and around Chicago, IL.  I like drinking and sleeping, but I do more of the former than the latter.  I can be found in various haunts, desperately searching for tubed meat.
Bragging rights
I have one of the world's largest collections of impenetrable anecdotes.
Education
  • Arizona State University
    English, 1992 - 1994
  • Glendale Community College
    General, 1988 - 1992
  • Glendale High School
    General, 1983 - 1986
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Slowdeath