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God damn, I wish I could write like Bukowski.

Via the Comics Alliance: Since their original publication in the 1920s, the stories of H.P. Lovecraft have endured and grown into an entire subset of the horror genre unto themselves, with themes of the unavoidable insanity that comes with knowledge and cosmic insignificance that are far more subtle and ultimately terrifying than the average ghost […]

21 Jul, 2010

Winnie the Hulk

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Humor|Weird|Writing

WINNIE SMASH PUNY HUMAN! Art of Andrew Harkins (via BoingBoing) – Dave

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Video link Underground comic book pioneer, Harvey Pekar, died today. He was 70 years old. His most famous series “American Splendor” was an autobiographical chronicle that started in the late 70s and lasted several decades. Actor, Paul Giamatti, played Pekar in the 2003 movie adaptation of Pekar’s “American Splendor.” If you haven’t seen it, you […]

01 Jun, 2010

Light Speed Magazine

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Podcasts|Science|Writing

I discovered a new science fiction magazine online that publishes original and reprinted science fiction stories and interviews. According to the Light Speed Magazine “about us” page: Lightspeed is an online magazine focusing exclusively on science fiction. Here you can expect to see all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, […]

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26 May, 2010

Prisoners of Gravity: Watchmen

Posted by: Dave In: Design|TV|Video|Writing

Video link This is an interesting 20 year old British interview with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (the creators of the Watchmen). This episode of Prisoners of Gravity was broadcast in 1991 and it is a half hour documentary about Alan Moore and David Gibbons’ genre twisting series Watchmen. Contained within this video is the […]

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Video link (This Monkey Western was brought to you by my brother Nate.) – Dave

29 Jan, 2009

Writers with guns

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Weird|Writing

(Top to bottom) William Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson. I think writers holding guns seem more dangerous than “normal” people holding guns.  Perhaps it has something to do with the combination of  intelligence and violence that seems to intensify both characteristics. Or maybe they were all a bit crazy (since two of the […]

02 Jan, 2009

Hunter S. Thompson motivational posters

Posted by: Dave In: Weird|Writing

See the rest of them here. – Dave

04 Aug, 2008


Posted by: Dave In: Texas|Writing

Tropical storm Edouard is supposed to hit us in Houston tonight around midnight. Our storm supplies consist of olives, vermouth and vodka.  It worked for Rita, why not Edouard? I’ll try to post some photos or video of the tropical storm experience here later tonight. – Dave UPDATE: Monday, July 04 – 7:55PM (CST) – […]


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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