January 2010

@nextnature rules retrotech: see the rotary iphone app http://j.mp/bO4udv and the book notebook case http://j.mp/cc0aEP

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See how distracted you are when texting and driving: http://www.nytimes.com//…

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“The Too Late Show”: I dream in black-and-white / twisting the rabbit ears on my head / but only receive / the nightmare static / of snow

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Just counted the number of product brands/logos on all the objects around where I’m sitting: 23 pollutants! How many do YOU count?

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RT @weirdnews Replace Punxsutawney Phil with robot? http://is.gd/7bLeI <-PP “treated better than most PA kids” (!?)

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Slime. Slime. Slime. Is on my fries. Yes it is…

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(A personal favorite)

Shy-ku: I’m not a poet. / Please don’t count my syllables / Forget I wrote this.

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A Working Class Hero is Something To Eat

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Disney “re-ducks”: “Drakula” by George Chastain (1975): http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e…

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@taasband You will be missed. I’ll follow each dismembered arm separately now; so please don’t stop snaking.

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Thx @robinbogg @GLOSSMANIA @1755Dictionary @andybodders I am the Walpole. I also wrote The Castle of Oringo.

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Thanks for your unique ‘green’ inspirations @BlackDogNate @MadameDeVore @Poe71 We’ll see what happens!

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I am the Walpole.

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Name an object you associate with the color green and I might write a story about it for The Fiction Project http://j.mp/4Vpfto

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“Tina’s Piercing Fetish” is not what you think it is : http://www.gorelets.com/…

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@Misericorde @amergina The bell hasn’t rung yet, but I’ve begun passing out assignments.

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The Exorcist is not all about pea soup, curses and crucifixes. It’s about hospitals and health care.

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My cat attacks me whenever I tweet. This is because @twitter is ornithocentric. I really wish it was called meower instead.

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Dweller by @JeffStrand looks like a good read: http://jeffstrand.wordpr…

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@Cairnwood Love that Cervantes quote!

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RT @Jeff_Burk Eraserhead Press 2010 schedule. ch-ch-check it out! http://tinyurl.com/ylx3r… <- cool too to hear about Deadite Press

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http://darkmarkets.com/ is looking for some horror writers and helpers to keep the thing going….

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If I were a doormat manufacturer, I would SO make a weird product line called HAZMATS, all in the shape of hazard signs.

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There are more bargain bin calendars at my Barnes and Noble than horror novels. Depressing. Where’d they put ‘Horrors: 365 Scary Stories’?

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I find myself wondering how hoarders decorate their homes for Christmas…maybe move a stack of stuff aside to reveal the remains of tree?

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TomSniegoski R.I.P Robert B. Parker. You were one of reasons I do what I do. You, and your work will be missed.

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In case you missed it: “Don’t Stop Bleeding.” Undead. People. Oh-oh-ohhh!: http://bit.ly/6KdEhD

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If you haven’t seen the weird music video for “Brain Candy” it’s now on my @amazon author profile page: http://bit.ly/2WSb7p

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Thanks @GLOSSMANIA! My vampire-zombie love ballad tribute to Journey: “Don’t Stop Bleeding” (Hold On to That Feeding!): http://bit.ly/6KdEhD

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My vampire-zombie love ballad tribute to Journey: “Don’t Stop Bleeding” (Hold On to That Feeding!): http://bit.ly/6KdEhD

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Leave me a shout (and listen to tracks from my Audiovile CD) at last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music…

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@chrisbowsman Thanks for continuing to torture my ficus! He died this year. His cork head tumbled onto the windowsill. Chilling.

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Still a month left to sign up - join me and hundreds more in The Fiction Project @arthouse: http://arthousecoop.com/…

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Today I found myself researching quotes from Steve Martin’s The Jerk: http://uk.imdb.com/title…

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‘The Writing Class’ by Jincy Willett @amazon http://bit.ly/7GLfhi Funny murder mystery set in a writer’s workshop. On my syllabus!

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@spinmatt is auctioning a number of rare horror books to support NECON, including a hardcover ed of Freakcidents: http://j.mp/6q5yFS

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Busily teaching in our MFA program in Writing Pop Fiction at Seton Hill U this week. http://fiction.setonhill… Best job in the world.

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@chrisbowsman Thanks for the cool comments on Fluid Mosaic! The art that inspired “Immaterial Girl” is @ http://www.gorelets.com/…

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@Bodhipaksa It’s another palindromic day: 011110. <-I noticed this too. At 1:11:11 am! And then the clock opened up to reveal…stars…..

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Good luck @Misericorde …… you’re not tweeting in class are you!? :-)

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BacklistBooks March 6th - get ready for Bizarro Day at Backlist Books!!! More details to come. http://bit.ly/5tNWDa

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RT @BoingBoing Extended album art http://bit.ly/6fMgY7 <- Some funny stuff at the b3ta site linked here.

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RT @NortonOnline SPIM (Instant Message SPAM) on the rise. Check out this example: http://bit.ly/4GSvZa <- SPIM: cool word for uncool act.

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Tomorrow morning, we’re all discussing @scalzi ‘s OLD MAN’S WAR in our MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction @setonhill University.

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@KingdomSearch @tia15 Is it Misery? Not quite sure…… but now I must rinse!

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RT @DRUDGE_REPORT Casino table games are coming to cash-strapped Pennsylvania. http://tinyurl.com/yjm8s… <- Yes! Steeler Dealers!

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@MarkMorris10 Congrats on your twenty years in the writing biz! Best wishes to you for at LEAST 20 more.

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RT @nextnature Why Handwriting Must Die http://bit.ly/8gdeTT

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Anti-Twitter by Harold Jaffe looks interesting to me: http://www.rawdogscreami…

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RT @LaphamsQuart @latimesbooks It’s not yet a week into 2010, and Joyce Carol Oates has a new book. http://bit.ly/7ljJ5l <-She’s amazing!

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@MikeBrendan You should hear me singing my own version of Sesame Street songs to deaf children.

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@joe_hill “Feel like making…[bun-uhn-bwahn, bun-uhn, bwahn]…FEEL LIKE MAKING SLUDGE!”

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HowardLovecraft How uncanny that the contents of my icebox have disappeared, replaced by squamous cells coated in briny ichor.

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Listening to Current 93’s “The Inmost Light” and drinking Cranberry Green Tea while the world outside is muffled dark in smothering snow.

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RT @BookFinder @fairywhispers @BookFinder: AbeBooks’ Weird Book Room http://bit.ly/6YRFOT <-Includes Donihe’s Washer Mouth, others!

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Anything you’d like to see on my website at http://www.gorelets.com ? Let me know and I’ll consider adding it to my ‘to do in 2010’ list.

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Have loved the wallpapers that @dblasphemy creates for years. Worth joining for member downloads at http://www.digitalblasph…

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Go welcome @heidirubymiller and @JasonJackMiller with friendship. I’m coediting a project with Heidi; Jason appears on Audiovile.

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Backing up and archiving all my 2009 files. Have you?

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Do any of you attend Marcon http://marcon.org/ ? I was invited but I’m not sure I can get away from teaching on that weekend. Who’s going?

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Awesome @jmridenhour…Gracias.

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RT @BorowitzReport “It’s hard to properly mourn Billy Mays when he keeps trying to sell us stuff.” <- it’s so “Death: As Seen on TV”

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I will look for that Tool cover of ‘No Quarter’ @MikeBrendan! I wonder, too, if Richard Cheese has done a lounge cover? @Coverville?

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Scariest Led Zeppelin song: “No Quarter” http://www.youtube.com/w…

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Scariest Talking Heads song: “Air.” http://www.last.fm/music…

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@ebertchicago Brilliant reflection on “Eternal Sunshine” http://j.mp/8nHCIQ I think Gondry and Kaufman go together like Bunuel and Dali!

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Sawed through the torso. Impaled in the limbs with heavy hooks. Rarely given more than water. Left to rot. Woe Tannenbaum!

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I feel morally obligated to inform you that @netflix just added BEING JOHN MALKOVICH to its instant watch line-up: http://j.mp/5o6Yov

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Annnnnd……scene! 2010 is here. All your odometers have been reset. Get an oil change, world.

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen