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I think if you are older than 11 and still are referred to as a "fussy eater", you could stand a good pummeling.
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Want to know what I thought of Quentin Tarantino's new revulsionist Western, "The Hateful Eight"?  Here's 2000 words on it!  Want the short version?  I HATED it!   Get it? Hate?  Because the title is...no, seriously, it sucked.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/25/the-most-beautiful-fraud-the-hateful-eight/ 
Quentin Tarantino has always been a polarizing figure. To his defenders, he is a visionary, a revolutionary, a provocateur, a brilliant technician who makes explosively exciting films drawn from a…
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I have a real hard time distinguishing between the "good" Tarantino movies and the "bad" ones.
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Secret Wars is over, and there's a whole new Marvel continuity.  This one will surely be the one that they stick with!  Anyway, here's some jokes:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/20/marvel-re-re-re-rebooted/
With this week’s release of the long-delayed and possibly awaited conclusion to Secret Wars, Marvel wraps up it most pointless event comic ever and finally prepares fans for the all-new, all-differ…
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Seijunuary continues!  Here's my thoughts on Suzuki's "Tokyo Drifter":

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/18/seijunuary-tokyo-drifter/
Our next installment of Seijunuary deals with what is likely Seijun Suzuki’s best-known film, not so much because it’s his greatest work, but because, for a lot of his famous fans, it w…
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From time to time, this website offers a current events quiz feature, so that our readers may feel au courant in these confusing times. Herewith, our January 2016 edition. 1. The Powerball lotter…
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Seijunuary marches on!  Today, a look at Suzuki's 1963 yakuza masterpiece, "Youth of the Beast":  

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/12/seijunuary-youth-of-the-beast/
The second entry in our month of films by eccentric Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki (who, at 92 and beset by health problems, keeps on keeping on and has just recently lensed a documentary and app…
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A few thoughts on the breaking news out of Cologne.  While trying our best to get clarity, closure, and justice for the victims, we shouldn't be flipping out and enlisting in the war on Muslim immigrants, either.   Remember who's always behind that push.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/06/krimipanik/
Sex crimes are awful things. This should go without saying, but my point is that, beyond being awful on their face, they keep being awful long after they’ve happened; they can leave a victim …
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Today on LP dot com, I review "Red Rosa", Kate Evans' excellent new graphic novel biography of Rosa Luxemburg.  Comics!  They are still good sometimes, kinda!

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/21/send-rosa-on-over/
I take Rosa Luxemburg very seriously. Since feminism and class consciousness have been two of my passions my entire adult life, it’s easy to see why I’m drawn to women who vocally espou…
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Seijunuary marches on!  Tonight, a look at what is probably my favorite Suzuki film:  the absurd, overblown, and suspiciously meaningful "Fighting Elegy".
 
http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/19/seijunuary-fighting-elegy/
Nothing gives you a more bracing sensation of how crazily prolific Seijun Suzuki was during his most fertile period at Nikkatsu than the fact that Tokyo Drifter and Fighting Elegy — two movie…
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Fuck Esquire waiting until I'm on my deathbed.  I've decided to impart some bad-ass wisdom about what I've learned NOW!

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/17/what-ive-failed-to-learn/
Fuck if I’m going to wait until I’m on my deathbed to let Esquire ask me for valuable life lessons. Here’s some balls-to-ass wisdom from my 46 years, kids — take it to heart…
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If you've been around me for the last month, you know pretty much all I can do is rave about how much I love "The Great British Bake-Off".  Now you can finally learn why!

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/13/wake-and-bake/
I am, to put it mildly, extremely distrustful of reality shows, especially of the competitive variety. Leaving aside the fact that, due to behind-the-scenes staging and manipulation, they rarely qu…
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It's hard saying goodbye to someone who wrote a handful of candidates for the title of favorite song of all time.  But I tried. R.I.P., David Bowie.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/01/11/the-special-man/ 
Well, the news in this corner of the world — a world that seems less strange and charming without David Bowie in it — is the same as it is all over. He had one last shock in him, and he…
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Education
  • Arizona State University
    English, 1992 - 1994
  • Glendale Community College
    General, 1988 - 1992
  • Glendale High School
    General, 1983 - 1986
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Slowdeath
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Tagline
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
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.
Work
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.
  • DCI-Artform
    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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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