Tag Archives: Literature

Contrast: Thurber’s ‘The Night the Bed Fell’ vs. Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Night We All Had Grippe’

I stood in front of the Writer’s Workshop ready to pontificate my verbal bowel movement. It was ‘Pride Week’ so I was surprised that our four *gay* Writers were all at the Workshop. “What the hell are you guys doing … Continue reading

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The only known complete collection of the McDougal-Littell ‘Man’ Series

“Botendaddy, our collection of Vinyl LP’s and 45’s is excellent.” Also spraach die Boten-Daughter, to I, the aged wise Botendaddy, as she played Toccata and Fugue in D Major by Johannnn Sebastian Bach on the delicate Victrola. We stood in … Continue reading

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Botendaddy Followers Voted Hottest in Blogosphere!

We were all sitting at the Writers’ Workshop in the Bolean Nationality Classroom. They were going to decertify the Bolean classroom, but a flying saucer dispatched by the King Garbiagge Bolean landed on the Cathedral lawn with 2 billion in Platinum ingots and … Continue reading

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Who are the Characters of the Writer’s Workshop?

In response to overwhelming audience demand, I lay it out as best I can. Activity: The Writer’s Workshop, 2006-Present location: Bolean Nationality Classroom, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh leader: The Professor literary critic in residence: the Botendaddy name: The … Continue reading

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Happy, Uplifting: More Things I Love and Hate

OK, the last post was depressing. Don’t worry, readers, Hiroyuki is OK. She had some things to work out. Her parents brought her back to Vancouver for the summer and she is at some form of a Canadian Veteran’s hospital outpatient … Continue reading

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How to Fail as a Writer: Stop Writing

To my dearly beloved readers, some words of wisdom. What defines success for a writer? Often writers feel like they’ve failed. They say: If I’m not on the Bestseller list of some major Newspaper (Website), I’ve failed as a writer. If … Continue reading

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Warning to Decent People! Do not Read this Site! It is Vile and Disgusting!

That being said, proceed at your own risk. This site is for evil, rotten, no-good, down and out, sterno-drinking, foul-mouthed, Palookas, losers, addicts, weirdos, vagrants, unshaven, filthy bums- i.e. gritty writers of modern American Realism. Abandon hope all ye who … Continue reading

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