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Excerpted from And the Prize Is…Your Job! By Abby Koch Survivor has made me kind of reflective about change and competition, especially in relation to my job. Last year my work world turned upside down. Under the sagacious counsel of Arthur Anderson, the existing structure of the marketing department was demolished. When they put all […]

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Excerpted from: Primer: Style Detournement Detournement, or “turning around,” was a primary tactic employed by the Situationists to subvert the meanings of images and events in spectacular society in order to reclaim them. This stratagem continues to be employed via political expression such as subadvertisements. The following is a primer of Style Détournement. Its purpose […]

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From the pages of Cool Beans! ¥ Number 12, the Sports Issue (3181 Mission #113, San Francisco, CA 94110; $6) Excerpts from: Japan loves golf. America loves haikus. Well alright then. The Lesson By Kyle Statham student: new clubs, new culottes the spikey shoes match the glove destined for greatness student: awkward awkward swing finally, […]

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Excerpted from Vasectomy or “Young, Hot, and Sterile on the Streets” or “You, My Friend, Can Call Me Sterile Daryl” By John Gerken A couple of years ago I got a vasectomy, and there has only been one momentary instance of second thought since then. When I realized that it had been a year since […]

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Excerpted from Smoking: The Fine Art of Self-Destruction By Busta Meecockout Smokers are the heel of society’s Birkenstock hippie PC motherfuckers. Forced out, like a club of defrocked clergy, excommunicated and still sinning, we stand outside, often when it is brisk with a chill, to smoke–even at bars in some places. Most places today don’t […]

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From the pages of Mad Scientist ¥ Number 2.5, Spring 1999 (PO Box 4765, Clearwater, FL 33758; $8) Excerpts from Science Run Amok? Time Travel–A Medical Nightmare? By Dr. Robert Vanderwoude Time travel, the perennial vehicle of so many science fiction stories, may one day become a reality. Imagine the moment as the first man […]

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From the pages of Fabula ¥ Volume four, Issue One (55 Norfolk Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94103; $3.25) Excerpted from Going All the Way: Fabula Takes Advantage of Public Transportation By Elka Karl Just a few weeks ago my brother bequeathed to me the mixed blessing of a 1986 VW Jetta. For the […]

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From the pages of Paper, Scissors, Clocks (P.O. Box 14117, Minneapolis, MN 55414; $3.95) Excerpts from: Special Fascion Supplement! Fashion for the New Gilded Age! In the face of a fashion industry that is driven by the dictates of profits and planned obsolescence…In the face of mindless, disposable consumerism…In the face of the Cult of […]

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Excerpts from Food & TV By Elizabeth M. Tamny The Kitchen Sessions With Charlie Trotter–It’s always good to see a cooking show from Chicago (with a vaguely Prairie School set and jazzy end credits, no less). I say this despite the fact that traffic in front of Charlie Trotter’s restaurant blocks the way to my […]

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Excerpted from Drop Kick Me Jesus, Through the Goal Posts of Life or, “Take It Outside, Godboy!”: Professional Football Finds Religion By Tim Woessner I can handle many of the recent changes in football: the outrageous salaries that may one day bankrupt the entire league, the utter lack of loyalty to team or community among […]

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From the pages of Milky ¥ Number Seven (1419 31st Avenue S., Unit B, Seattle, WA 98144; $3) Excerpts from Confessions of a Repentant Mullethead By Harri Palmer Feathered hair. Mohawks. The “Shy Di” cut. Somehow I avoided them all. But I didn’t, I couldn’t, I wouldn’t escape. . . THE MOULET!! In 1983 or […]

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Diary of a Mad Worker Bee By Angela Kelley I’ve been keeping a list of every single job I’ve held since I was sixteen years old and at this moment, there are thirty-seven jobs on this list. Now you might think that thirty-seven is not such a large number, and it isn’t if you’re, oh, […]

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Excerpted from One Thing On Our Minds If Reality Were Based on Maxim Magazine By Jeff Somers Used to be that men didn’t need magazines. We got all our information from newspapers and our drunken, misinformed friends. The rest we either didn’t really need to know or gleaned from canny observation and imagination. This, of […]

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Excerpted from Under the Skin By Mark Maynard If I’d gotten a tattoo as a husky ten year old, it would have been of a hushpuppy and a can of Coke. If I’d waited until fifteen, it would have been a picture of either Malcolm X, Abbie Hoffman or Kurt Vonnegut. At eighteen I would […]

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The Antiquated Art of Face Slapping

Excerpted from: The Antiquated Art of Face Slapping Is it an art–or is it assault? You decide. If you love vintage movies, you’ve probably seen a scene like this: Our glamorous leading lady enters the parlor to find her sullen suitor throwing back hi-balls. An argument ensues. He mutters something nasty under his breath. Her […]