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I Had That! #3: The Joy of Trivia by Bernie Smith

In 1976, well before the trivia fad that the Trivial Pursuit boardgame spawned, my mom got hold of The Joy of Trivia, buy Bernie Smith. I glommed on to it and just devoured the thing, reading it over an over … Continue reading

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Lego Space: Building the Future

If I had had a copy of Lego Space: Building the Future when I was 12 years old, I would have read it to pieces. The book, by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard, and published by No Starch Press, is … Continue reading

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Mail Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais

One of the presents I got for Christmas was a copy of Mail Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais. It’s a straightforward book with a very simple idea. Anyone who grew up around comics in the 60s and 70s remembers the … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner Update

Several years ago I shared one of my all-time favorite poems with you all. At the time I didn’t know the author (or, it turns out, the correct title). But advances in Googling have now rescued those things! So here … Continue reading

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Write More Good is Out Today!

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It’s Official. I Got Paid to Write a Mean Joke about Kirstie Alley.

Have you pre-ordered your copy of Write More Good yet? If not, if you’re still on the fence about this important purchase, howzabout checking out a SAMPLE CHAPTER to whet your appetite? Write More Good excerpt If you like what … Continue reading

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So Many Jumped Sharks

It’s been just over a year since the bizarre Twitter phenom of @FakeAPStylebook blew up in our faces, and to celebrate we’re having a contest! Haunted By Tragedy: One Year Later You can win some sweet FAPS swag there! ALSO, … Continue reading

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Claws of the Macra: Part XIV

THE STORY SO FAR: You are a kid on a class field trip to a huge gas refinery. You’ve discovered, along with The Doctor and Amy, that there are giant crab monsters called Macra in the plant. The plan is … Continue reading

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