For reasons that should be obvious, I'm getting pretty tired of feeling like I need to write something in response to some heinous act of terror. I'd say "Let this be my final word", but who are we kidding? See you at the next circus, kids.
P.S.: Sorry about all the links in this one. Just because I put 'em there doesn't mean you have to read them.
We can all agree that Asbury's classic guide to the Gotham underworld, "Gangs of New York", is a fantastic reference work. However, at this point, it is almost 80 years out of date and badly needs a revision to bring it in line with the new realities of crime in the Apple. I thus present to you: GANGS OF NEW NEW YORK.
Oh and sorry to keep spamming your timeline with my little projects, but what can I tell you? I like doing fun creative stuff and I like for my friends to help me enjoy doing them! So why not come to Crown Liquors tonight and hear me, in my stealthy disguise as Cold War DJ SPY VS. SPY, play punk, funk, hillbilly, and a few surprises? Pre-game your Halloween with drink specials in the friendliest spot in Chicago, and hear some raucous music from back in the day. (Ha ha, remember when Russia was our enemy? GOOD TIMES!)
I guess everybody has to have an opinion about "Jessica Jones", and I'm part of everybody, so here you go. I liked it, mostly! (It made Nuke into a dumb, poorly-thought-out subplot, but you can't win 'em all; I still blame "Daredevil" for that one.) Enjoy -- sorry about the predictable title.
It's Veteran's Day in America, and here's to all the veterans. I wrote something, but I didn't write about that; I wrote about the recent protests on college campuses and how there seem to be warring tendencies among them that are probably as frustrating to the protesters as they are to me. But I am trying not to be too critical; their fight is my fight, but they're in it and I'm not. If this makes less sense than it should, please understand that it is more about me trying to make sense of the situation than to attack anyone or anything. (You should, of course, feel free not to read it for that reason.) Anyway, here goes:
Yesterday I wrote about problematic art, and strategies for addressing it. Today I write about allies, and strategies for dealing with them without alienating them. I guess I just have all the answers, don't I?*
Hey, spooky tooths! Don't forget, today is the day you can purchase (for a crazy-reasonable $2!) and download (a whopping 15 stories full of) this year's BOO! HALLOWEEN STORIES! It's tons of scary fun, has great art by lots of talented people, and even features a story by me! Drawn by Manning Krull! Edited by Jon Morris! Disapproved of by Henry Kissinger, possibly! BUY ONE TODAY for your ghostly holiday neeeeeeeeeeeeds!
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.
I have one of the world's largest collections of impenetrable anecdotes.
Arizona State University
English, 1992 - 1994
Glendale Community College
General, 1988 - 1992
Glendale High School
General, 1983 - 1986
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