February 2016

I got a chuckle this morning out of this set of faux NintendoDS games on flickr. tmblr.co/ZgGSZr22XeiQQ

via Tumblr

If we call the hot thing in the laundry room a ‘dryer,’ then why isn’t the washing machine a ‘wetter’?

via Twitter Web Client

Coloring the Adult Coloring Book Bin at Barnes and Noble fb.me/7B1POcJBA

via Facebook

LuminousLuke “You could see revision as a sort of, a form of, an act of love. It’s sort of love in progress, I guess”@MikeArnzen youtu.be/PQae42N1WWM

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:31 PM, Feb 26th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

weirdstrug had a great time last time meeting cool folks like @NikkiHopeman & @MikeArnzen & finding out how I’m going to die twitter.com/NicolePeeler/s…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:29 PM, Feb 26th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

RDSPress Congratulations to Lucy A. Snyder and Stephanie Wytovich whose books both made the final ballot for the Bram… fb.me/55UPa3c7m

via Facebook (retweeted on 9:15 AM, Feb 25th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

JoyceCarolOates “…eventually, we become the ghosts haunting our old, lost landscapes.” pic.twitter.com/Zgrto6G8Dk

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:08 PM, Feb 24th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Hah! Looks tasty, but that gum has already been chewed. @wdprescott

via Twitter Web Client in reply to wdprescott

@CandiSpillard YY(Y)Z! :-) (I actually first thought of the drummer from Def Leppard, who might benefit from such a contraption).

via Twitter Web Client in reply to CandiSpillard

Really enjoying this book: Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade (Garth Marenghi, The IT Crowd, etc.) fb.me/7LDkRejoM

via Facebook

Some people procrastinate. Others just sitontheirasstinate.

via Twitter Web Client

Make sure someone bleeds for the dancer while you’re all there, Tim! Otherwise the film will go on and on…and on… @the_eco_thought

via Twitter Web Client in reply to the_eco_thought

This “People for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies” protester is brilliant: thinkgeek.com/product/e51e/#…

via Twitter Web Client

You know who ‘loves the poorly educated’ most of all? TEACHERS. Keep teaching and vote for the candidate who best backs education.

via Twitter Web Client

Just upgraded my pledge again to Gamut Magazine: Neo-noir, speculative, literary fiction. NOW EBOOK! on @kickstarter kck.st/1RVv012

via Twitter Web Client

AcademicsSay “as cited in”
1. Refers to paywalled, hardcopy, in library on other end of campus article
2. “I didn’t read it and don’t care that you know”

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:27 AM, Feb 24th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

paulGtremblay six days left in the kickstarter for GAMUT, your next favorite magazine. kck.st/20BytmV

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:15 AM, Feb 24th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Bram Stoker Award finalists announced by @HorrorWriters. Lots to chew on! Kudos to all. stokercon2016.horror.org/?page_id=30 See you at @StokerCon2016 !

via Twitter Web Client

SGJ72 anybody needs me tomorrow after lunch, here’s where I’ll be @CUBoulder pic.twitter.com/pV31fwYVP7

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:46 PM, Feb 23rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Thank you, AdFreak for turning me on to Bread The Future ! The video is a riot. Plus I like this photo!… fb.me/3QqoXy4uY

via Facebook

blumhouse Wanna make great again this ? Get your own mask!ow.ly/YFDdL
pic.twitter.com/TSwenuvFhK

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 6:28 PM, Feb 23rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

All teachers should read this book! Here’s my @goodreads review of MINDSPLOITATION by Vernon Chatman :… fb.me/4tSAupXFK

via Facebook

Scientists created a three-armed cyborg to play the drums like no human can
wapo.st/1Rf8P2X

via Kindle

digitalhudson Scribd’s “Netflix for e-Books” biz model crashes. $9 all-you-can-eat? Not yet. Print rules. buff.ly/1oRUekH pic.twitter.com/dJDckyrsyB

via Buffer (retweeted on 11:53 AM, Feb 20th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Endeavour88 Thank you for your legacy youtu.be/rMSOvDAyH5c

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:11 AM, Feb 20th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Taking Creepiness Out of Computer Voices nyti.ms/20Bllwi

via Mobile Web

If the vanilla-colored brownies are called “blondies,” then shouldn’t the original ones be called “brunetties”?

via Twitter Web Client

Really good discussion by Chuck Palahniuk on how he sees his purpose(s) as a writer (and the surprising origin of… fb.me/7N7qHOU2n

via Facebook

(A personal favorite)

heart of glacé

she hates his candied heart —
his cut crystallized aorta,
his sugary ventricles —
these cups
so bloodless and empty

via Facebook

“Columbo: Murder, A Self-Portrait” — had a dismembered hand dream sequence. Self-reflexivity too: theartofilm.blogspot.com/2013/04/columb…

via Twitter Web Client

LOL! I would suggest BOC was waging a subversive critique about the dominance of the bass drum in rock music but…no. @LuminousLuke

via Twitter Web Client in reply to LuminousLuke

bmoviesd hey genre filmmakers: you can go to horror camp, courtesy of @shudder! birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/02/11/bud… pic.twitter.com/Kah5zP86sQ

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:02 PM, Feb 11th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Agreed — and thank you. Childbirth is another way of saying let’s “get the Led out.” @jspoonwrites

via Twitter Web Client in reply to jspoonwrites

It’s all yours, if I can hold the name, “Moist,” for future consideration. @LuminousLuke

via Twitter Web Client in reply to LuminousLuke

(A personal favorite)

Baby names I’d like to see: Wolfpucker. Larva. The Singularity. Condominic. Peezus. Rot. Stretchmarkiemark. Zeppelin. Hauntwell. Craps.

via Twitter Web Client

The brain, too, needs to breathe. Take your time, but do keep going! :-) @ThePetulantMuse

via Twitter Web Client in reply to ThePetulantMuse

If you can ge a photo of this poem, pls send it to me Joe La? Keep writing! “Autobiography” wp.me/p4Xr6z-eu via @ThePetulantMuse

via Twitter Web Client

0 Lives Remaining sounds like great 80s retrohorror from @Adam_Cesare - thx for the article @shawnmacomber @FANGORIA

via Twitter Web Client in reply to shawnmacomber

If an “icicle” is a frozen drip of ice, then why don’t we call icecubes “cubicles”?

via Twitter Web Client

Imagine if Michael Jackson’s THRILLER had used HER instead of Vincent Price! :-) Thx @DirgeMagazine! via @RDSPress twitter.com/RDSPress/statu…

via Twitter Web Client

DrLindseyFitz Skull with a mandibular tumor at the University Museum Utrecht, Netherlands. pic.twitter.com/YkCWxYfr3c

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:08 PM, Feb 9th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

omnimagazine OMNI, Winter 2016, from the original OMNI team: the real thing. fb.me/QmDaV4h4

via Facebook (retweeted on 1:15 PM, Feb 8th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

“The grave yawns / — we meet there.” - Percy Shelley, “Sister Rosa” archive.org/details/sister…

via Twitter Web Client

Oh my god… it’s… @hodgman! Thx for sharing this. @DrLindseyFitz

via Twitter Web Client in reply to DrLindseyFitz

Many Gratitudes, One High Five @TraceConger! The contributors rocked it. Diplomas come w/the limited real life edition. @heidirubymiller

via Twitter Web Client in reply to TraceConger

RealCharlaine Mr. Robot’s Niels Arden Oplev has come on board to direct and executive produce the NBC pilot based on the Midnight Texas series.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:04 PM, Feb 4th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Hah. Are you sure? Maybe you’re thinking of “The Killing Moo” or “Feel Like Making Milk”. @SaraJane524

via Twitter Web Client in reply to SaraJane524

@LuminousLuke Thanks for the lead… I neglect them too much.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to LuminousLuke

(A personal favorite)

On , up from the crust of the earth appeared an irregular mole.

via Twitter Web Client

I just chucked a few more bucks into Gamut Magazine: Neo-noir, speculative, literary fiction. on @kickstarter kck.st/1RVv012

via Twitter Web Client

I just backed @wickerkat ‘s Gamut - we need a new Neo-noir, speculative, literary fiction magazine. @kickstarter kck.st/1RVv012

via Twitter Web Client

LOL. You should see my “More Bloodshed” playlist! @JustAfterSunset

via Twitter Web Client in reply to JustAfterSunset

Neat — I didn’t know “Gen X” was once called “Thirteeners” but I love the latter — X sounds hip, but 13er is even SCARIER. @TheAtlantic

via Twitter Web Client in reply to TheAtlantic

@estuteville DONE! But now you’ve distracted me… I just want to listen to the whole Bowie album now. :-)

via Twitter Web Client in reply to estuteville

@NoraThompson NICE! Given the 80s metal bent of this stuff, I gotta put Twisted Sister on there! Hah! Good suggestions… thank you.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to NoraThompson

I am listening to a playlist called “More Cowbell” while I grade papers. Attached. What songs should I add to it? pic.twitter.com/CoHc2kKxvk

via Twitter Web Client

A great “feel good” post about the value of bizarro and publishing by @eraserhead_rose — Thanks for posting about that @DanClore333!

via Twitter Web Client in reply to DanClore333

(A personal favorite)

On everyone stopped talking. But only a minority could gesture correctly. By the end of the day, it was all fists.

via Twitter Web Client

Thank you for the belly laughter! Made me laugh too… @Okitstwittime

via Twitter Web Client in reply to Okitstwittime

SpiralGalaxy I am very late (catching up on non-fic reading), but I just read this excellent piece by @usmantm: herald.dawn.com/news/1153167

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:59 AM, Feb 3rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

@MikeBrendan Yeah, and good riddance. What a repellent genre.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to MikeBrendan

BoingBoing Watch a young David Lynch get interviewed about Eraserhead in 1979 boingboing.net/2016/02/02/wat… pic.twitter.com/wRpl6SAiHw

via Buffer (retweeted on 10:53 AM, Feb 3rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Jazz Fusion, eh? Um, no. I’ve spent my life listening to everything but. I call it Jazz Refusion.

via Twitter Web Client

choochoobear Ursula K. Le Guin documentary kickstarter! kickstarter.com/projects/arwen…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:41 AM, Feb 3rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Sideways_J75 I went to a fancy French restaurant called ‘Deja Vu.’ The headwaiter said, ‘Don’t I know you?’

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:40 AM, Feb 3rd, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

Compulsory mask, brought in to combat the flu epidemic after the World War, 1918-1919 / Sam Hood — : flic.kr/p/6iBSJe

via Twitter Web Client

New copy of @thedarkmagazine (issue 11) just arrived. Looks great! thedarkmagazine.com

via Twitter Web Client

Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen