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The Hypnotist’s Birthday

August 14th, 2017 · No Comments

What do you give a hypnotist for his birthday? Finally, the question has been addressed in a song. And you can hear all about it on That Regrettable Weekend.

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Hybrids

December 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

This biological alphabet can be found in The Doug Skinner Dossier, available from Black Scat Books. HYBRIDS the alligator bones the crocodile the dog enters the fox the goat humps the ibex the jaguar knows the lynx the mongoose nails the otter the pika quickies the rabbit the starfish taps the urchin the vole works […]

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Humor

June 8th, 2015 · 5 Comments

A brief essay on the nature of humor. This page will appear in The Doug Skinner Dossier, to be published next month by Black Scat Books.

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Homo Sapiens

December 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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Hieroglyphic Monad Buttons

November 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Buttons showing John Dee’s Hieroglyphic Monad, to hand out at my recent talk about Dee.

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Horoscrapes

November 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Horoscrapes is now available!  Here is the publisher’s blurb: Part Oulipian exercise, these meticulous scrapings reveal the future in all its sublime absurdity. The author approached the horoscope in his morning newspaper as if it were a puzzle, like the crossword or sudoku. By scraping out the middle part, and joining the beginning and end, he received a hidden message. Reading outside the lines […]

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How Pleasant to Know Mr. Skinner (the musical version)

October 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

At a recent reading/slideshow of selections from The Unknown Adjective, I performed a musical version of the last page.  Ralph Hamperian played the tuba.  

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Happy Readers

October 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The book blog “Wuthering Expectations” has posted a nice review of the Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais.  You can read it here. The book in question is available from Amazon. Norman Conquest, of Black Scat Books, has sent these photos of happy readers:

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Hero, Sword and Fame

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

A round on a bit of verse by Ambrose Bierce.  

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How I Became an Idiot

May 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Francisque Sarcey (1827-1899) was, for much of his career, the most powerful theatrical critic in Paris. He was the perfect model of the blunt bourgeois, championing common sense, anti-intellectualism, and traditional values. He favored light, commercial fare, and railed against Ibsen and Jarry. He was, predictably, a prime target for young artists. Alphonse Allais took […]

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