April 2010

Life in the incinerator is like a box of chocolates. It melts.

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mcsweeneys What Our Attendees Say About Our Animal Carcass Rendering Seminars. http://bit.ly/9cecPZ

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Let me take you down, ‘cause you’re going to…’Tentiary Steel. Cot and 3 meals. And something to get hung about!

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We’re Sgt Pepper’s Solitary Confinement Band…I hope will enjoy the show!

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hush6 Dear Juris Prudence

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True @JohnUrbancik Personally, I don’t chop around in the store…I just grab whatever’s topping the NY Times Beheaders List.

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Just misread a sign for “Bestsellers” as “Beheaders in Literature”. What a bookstore section that would be!

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The earbuds I ordered / from ebay / were dismembered / flaps of flesh / that came with a note: / “True friends listen!”

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The horror! The hoppor! http://www.sketchybunnie…

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Nice interview on TWiTwi @sethharwoodhttp://bit.ly/cZZu6r

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A Comb-over of Errors

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Shy Locks in The Merchant of Hennas

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(A personal favorite)

“Carrie Aged, Returns”: she hit ENTER / recalling the tang of correction / the stain of ribbon / the crinkle of paper / the sticking of keys

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♫ Listening to ‘Annoying Chair-Rattling Thud’ by ‘The Damned Car Next To Me That I’m Thinking About Sideswiping When the Light Changes’ ♫

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@PiaVeleno Sky’s the limit, Pia! Remember, what happens in Vegas, slays in Vegas.

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RT @JustAfterSunset “Seton Hill has some amazing poets…” <- I enjoyed the evening. Such talent. Enjoyed them all. Thanx for the invite!

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@BenFolds Go to Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill… one of the best for vinyl in the country!

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Preorder the @torbooks (Sept) edition of ‘He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson’ @amazon: http://amzn.to/dgPVyo

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(A personal favorite)

The taxidermist / whispers an apology / into its hidden ear / before up-ending the peacock / and feather-dusting / his shopfront.

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rayvuk :) RT @JStevenYork LOL! @mforbeck: Freelancer’s Tax Form courtesy of the NYTimes: http://nyti.ms/aPDaWZ

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@amergina and @troilee Thank you for the acronym, TPF! I likey. I’m only one step ahead of you in this new class; your feedback is helpful.

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All mail from Colorado should come in Denverlopes.

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yvette_tan RT @GuyKawasaki: The trustworthiness scale of beards http://tr.im/Wcbw

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What Would I Do For A Klondike Bar? You tell me: http://www.facebook.com/…

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OfficialEATB Win Echo & The Bunnymen tickets for State Theater, Fairfield by re Tweeting this Tweet

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he remembered reading / somewhere once / that the brain lives on / a few seconds / after decapitation / and then / it all / went / black

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“pruning”: a vine lashes the gardener’s wrist / and she drops her sheers / in fresh-turned soil / as roots finger and fumble / the handles

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ACK! Just saw my first “promoted by” twitter ad turn up in a search. bluh. (Wondering: If I retweet do I get ad money too?)

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Crater vs. Crater

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“deja food”: hot blood / goes unswallowed / as she frowns / down at his neck. / the flavor’s familiar. / she’s bit here before.

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“goodbye trace”: the last thing she sees / is him cleaning / his knife of her / wiping away his sin / erasing her message / her mystery

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The killer pauses while painting / the walls with her blood / struggling to stirstick / the congealing remainder / clotting in the can

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@NickCato Thanks, Nick…and for the review of Demiter, too. Sold!

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I rcvd a ‘mystery grab bag’ from @CemeteryDance today. Included a CD based on Joe R. Lansdale stories! http://www.cdbaby.com/Ar…

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I wanna see Human Centipede, b/c it’s not a remake, and it’s not a vampire or zombie or serial killer film. More like Cronenberg!

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(A personal favorite)

The spitting black husk / quivers in the sauce / on the stove top. / It has too much hair / to be Eggplant Parmesan.

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catmachine Leela in the Sky with Daleks RT @mdlachlan: regeneration inspired by LSD, says BBC. http://bit.ly/anWsI0

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(A personal favorite)

“Roadside Awakening”: halogen red / shatters an aura cast / through the stained glass twinkle / and rusty glaze / of my smeared blood

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I should be ashamed of my “Mail Me Something” submission to @arthouse but, well, it’s some…thing…: http://j.mp/cvORst

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MikeBrendan For @MikeArnzen, The Amityville Toaster! http://www.illwillpress….

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The Horrorific Ontology of “What is That?”: http://naughtthought.wor…

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PS Publishing’s book catalog is out of sight: Darkness on the Edge, @joe_hill, King, New Tales of Lovecraft…: http://bit.ly/btS7QE

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MindyR Twin Peaks celebrates its 20th Year Anniversary: http://bit.ly/c2w3jK

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David Morrell to guest appear during Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction residency June 26th, 7pm: http://j.mp/c2Sepj

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frankensteinia Rondo Awards announced. Congrats to all the winners! http://rondoaward.com/ro…

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Once you use a jumbo paper clip, you can’t go back to the flimsy ‘normal’ paper clips.

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@papertyger @agentgame @junkyardmessiah @GreatDismal http://bit.ly/cHdsnC <- bud did the medium (all caps on tiles) shape the rule?

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Books aren’t backlit or illuminated. Books >are< the light.

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Day Twitter. One hand typist, yeah. It took me 140 chars to find out. And I found out.

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Where the Tweets Have No Name

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New to my @netflix Q: @RealCliveBarker ‘s “Dread” and the occult cinema masterpiece, “Hellbound”!!!

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neilhimself Here is the complete list of Hugo nominations. Congrats to all (waves at @scalzi, @catvalente, @CherylMorgan…): http://bit.ly/anfetC

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carlotta_valdes Happy Easter. Deja vu. http://ow.ly/1u5Oa

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Lethargy. Should be the name of a game show.

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cthulhumusic @Eve_Ryman There are also some free downloads on our website: http://www.cthulhumusic….

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How’s twitter on ? Say “YO!” if you’re reading this on your iPad?

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gavreads RT @GalleyCat: In the iPad line in NYC, Apple fans explain why they are switching from Kindle to iPad for eBooks: http://bit.ly/bv9W4x

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Horrors on http://abcnews.go.com/ “Doctors Perform C-Section and Find No Baby” and “Slash’s Playlist”

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@poxypigtails It’s freaky deaky. I see these hybrid monstrosities of conjoinment as a metapahor for social networking. Hah!

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RT @fsjblog Fake Steve Jobs An Open Letter to The People of the World http://bit.ly/cxFx5B <- Watch the ‘Death of Print’ vid too!

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Thanks for the kind tweet, @jmridenhour Nothing against my alma maters, but I wish I could have gone to school at Seton Hill, too!

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I’ve only seen trailers for that cartoon, UP. I assume it is about the effect balloon mortgages had on the elderly in the downturn.

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RT @joannemirailles @jwikert: @amazon has opportunity on the iPad, but only if they enhance their app: http://bit.ly/9zHciI

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@NickCato Yes, a frankenstein creator gone too far. I think The Human Centipede will be a cult favorite, via “word of mouth(s)” so to speak.

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My college is trending for giving away ipads: http://j.mp/djgKzs We also offer an MFA in Writing Pop Fiction: http://j.mp/coZObk

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Thanks for the RTs @LucyASnyder @Poe71 @chrisbowsman @jimsissy @deirdresm @RonEarl . I’m now at 665; whoever dropped just killed a goat!

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RT @marcogennuso @melzer the very disturbing & horrific trailer for THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE http://www.youtube.com/w…

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robertlfleck Chimeric Machines by @LucyASnyder: http://bit.ly/aNAMtn via @addthis Not just an award-winner, but FREE this week with code LN79D.

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Just hit 666 followers. Appreciative, but somehow dissatisfied. Guess I’ll slay another goat to reach 999. RT to spare it.

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@MonicaJORourke Y is just a whiny I. I want a new vowel…something in the subsonic range or animal high pitch will do.

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I want a new vowel.

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Ignorance Is Bliss (For The Mole People) http://ping.fm/wET6j

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HuffingtonPost Colbert Uses His iPad To Slice Vegetables (VIDEO) http://huff.to/bFLNm3

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April fools no one. May? He’s the trickster.

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SHOCKING REPORT: Large Hadron Collider (Black Hole) Experiment Was Dangerously Corrupted During Earth Hour http://j.mp/bdwoOA

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Cheers to @Gizmodo for all the great meta-coverage at http://j.mp/8ZRy7B

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@tobiasbuckell and @Josh_Smith <- Dr. Al Wendland is the go-to person for q’s about the MFA in Writing Pop Fiction: wendland@setonhill.edu

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@dlepsch We’ll hear more at the rez about whether grad students get free iPads, but rumor says >all< full time students will.

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RT@mashable The Muppets Celebrate Easter/Darwinism with New Cover [VIDEO] - http://bit.ly/b91Qar

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen