Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.

Friday, August 15, 2003  

Quiz-O-Matic Department: Some of my friends would argue with this, but you these quizes are, like, scientific and everything, right? So I am . . .

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 3:03 PM

Ain't It The Truth Department: Here's a headline I'd like to see -- "Nation braces for another flood of self-absorbed NYC writing."

KANSAS CITY--Following Thursday's blackout that affected nearly 50 million residents from Ohio to New York and into Canada, people across America are getting ready for yet another deluge of swollen, narcissistic output from New York City based writers.

"The news clips of the Bronx cabby doing volunteer as a traffic cop; the thousands of people walking home in the dark chatting with people they would normally swear at in traffic. Right now it's kind of quaint to see these people surprised at their collective humanity. But that's going to wear thin pretty quick," says long-time Atlantic Monthly subscriber Brad Springer of Olathe, Kansas. "This is the kind of thing that will eventually spawn a dozen cathartic off-Broadway plays."

Added Springer: "Can you imagine what will be coming down the pike a few months from now? Wormy, double-spaced New Yorker poetry with titles like Walking To Staten and Dark Manhattan Forest. God help us."

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 1:21 PM

Thursday, August 14, 2003  

Had Me Going Department: For a moment, I almost believed this was the real thing, and not a parody. Am I really getting that cynical about politicians?

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:23 AM
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