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Just a monthly reminder, as I start finishing up the articles and bonus materials for this month's edition, that there's no better way to support art that you like than helping out the artist directly. That's why, if you enjoy my humor, my political writing, my reviews, or anything else I do, I'd love for you to think about kicking in a few dollars to my Patreon.

It helps keep me going, it gives me time and resources to keep creating the work on my website that is probably the reason you know me in the first place, and best of all, it gets you quality PDFs of everything I write each month for the site as well as lots of bonus material, extras that never go up on the site, previews of new projects, discounts on my merch and services, and information about upcoming books, appearances, and features. And you get all that starting at just a buck a month.

Everything I write for the site will always be free to everyone. But supporting my Patreon gets you a lot more, lets me know what you like and what you want to see, and is a great way to help insure that the creators who are doing work you like can keep doing it. So give it a gander, and thanks!

https://www.patreon.com/leonardpierce
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Today I wrote about doctors in comic books and whether or not they actually earned the title:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/30/the-doctor-is-out/
Anyone with a pair of testicles can be a man.  And it's always possible to receive a field promotion to captain, however little time you may have actually served in the military.  It thus falls to ...
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Many visiting aliens are confused by Earth cuisine.  I have attempted a clarification, in this blog post which is meant to be a funny joke!

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/26/earth-on-the-menu/
Greetings, extraterrestrial visitors! Ever since our own American astronauts, Lt. Chup Munnler and Captain E.G. "Spurts" Grandango, made contact with the people of Proxima Centauri VII eighteen yea...
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Visionary capitalists are forever yacking about how employment as we know it is a relic of the past.  But what's going to replace it?  If you listen to them, the answer is awfully vague.  If you didn't know better, you'd think they believe they're the last generation of innovators; clearer thinkers of the past have found out how wrong they were.  Some thoughts on Amazon, post-employment capitalism, and the New Scarcity:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/18/apres-nous-le-deluge/
The internet has been aflame this week following a lengthy article in the New York Times about the corporate culture at Amazon.  (A follow-up on Gawker, arguing that tech money in general, but Amaz...
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Oh, thank God!  FINALLY a review of "True Detective" season 2!  I BET IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/11/watching-the-detectives/
Season 2 of True Detective wrapped up this weekend, and internet law dictates we must form an opinion about it as soon as possible, without any pesky reflection or context.  It was, to be honest, a...
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2015's List of Funny Sports Names released:  

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/04/fun-in-games/
It's the dog days of August, when baseball teams are either in the head of a pennant race or sweating it out in meaningless late-season games after falling out of contention.  Basketball and hockey...
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I write at far, far too great a length about the Pitchfork best-singles-of-the-'80s list.  NOTE:  This is one of those projects that really got away from me; it's way too long and doesn't really ever come to a coherent point.  I'd endorse the choice not to bother with it.  Enjoy!

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/29/eighties-eighties-eighties/
Pitchfork, the music website that everybody loves to hate, has just released a list of the alleged 200 best singles of the 1980s.  Response on the internet has been, well, response on the internet:...
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A few thoughts on art vs. artist, what we owe to victims, and why culture doesn't belong to any single perspective, through the filter of Dr. Dre & Dee Barnes.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/24/who-owns-culture/
Straight Outta Compton is in theaters as I write this, and like just about everything the former Andre Romelle Young touches, from subpar headphones to white dingbats from Detroit, it has turned to...
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"Review Review":  my review of "Review".  (Spoiler alert:  it's one of the funniest shows on TV.)

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/13/review-review/
The life of a critic is hard.  The pay is low, the pressure to produce is high, you get called an elitist and a snob, you have to take in a lot of worthless crap, and occasionally you make a stupid...
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The Donald Trump/Erick Erickson kerfuffle makes me laugh until I cry:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2015/08/10/parade-of-the-horribles/
The long-awaited first debate from the comically overstuffed field of Republican candidates for the presidency took place last night, and it was a grand old time for all.  At least, I assume it was...
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So, hey, this thing is still going on, right?  I live in dread of three things:  heights, animals learning to talk, and Google getting rid of services.
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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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Occupation
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
You’re in the same boat that I am, but you’re gonna be in it dead.
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