The Criminal Chronicles: Vol. One

What was the shock of your life? Imagine it for a moment. How did it feel? Did it hurt? Was it no big deal? Did it make you want to rage or did you find yourself instantly triumphing over the jolt of Fear, a jolt subsequently turning to apathy as a defense mechanism? I know... Read more »

The death of art: Today's entertainment is pathetic and banal

Where has all the good music gone? The good horror movies? It’s all shit nowadays. Sam Raimi fucked himself when he wrote THE GRUDGE. What a pile of absolute faeces. Nothing but a ridiculous Japanese rip-off. Christ, I can’t even watch it, not when I think about EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN. I miss... Read more »

Corporations asking for solutions from a Washington they tell to "keep out"

This from John Heider, a fatback working for Rehmann Financial in Ohio: “Washington needs to get out of the way of the financial markets and American business…they need to create some certainty over how businesses should best deploy all the cash that they’re sitting on.” (AP) The last sentence is just piss poor speaking. Which... Read more »
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Balls and drinking

If I knew where this poem came from, I’d tell you. But I don’t. I think I had a brick thrown at me recently. I’m not sure if someone was trying to say I plagiarized them but it damn sure came off that way. The best part is I wrote this poem before reading said... Read more »

A quick peek at the shavings collected from the inside of my skull

Someone I respect told me I ought to just let it all out, even here, on CN, where everyone seems to be so professional. I try to be. But there are stumbling blocks in my head. But i don’t want to bore anyone with my shit, so instead of a diatribe, here I present a... Read more »

Apocalypse not quite right now

The End of Days is upon us! Lock up your wife and sell your children! Drink whiskey until your liver liberates itself from the body politic and calls you an asshole! Buy guns, guns, guns! Build a bunker, crawl underground; don’t pay your bills! It’s all fucked! Your credit card debt and student loans are... Read more »

Phoniness and pseudo-expertise rampant and depressing

People spend so much of their lives building houses on foundations that they think are strong and unshakeable. They try to be unflappable and emotionless for fear that any bridge they have built might break if they make any mistake. Social mistakes can quickly burn these edifices to ash. In being careful, it makes them... Read more »

Armageddon letter to author John Bruni

Having too many topics I wanted to cover, I decided instead to post something a bit more personal. I hope it isn’t in bad taste. It is a letter to the man I call my brother, author John Bruni, whose first novel, “Strip”, will come out 12/7/2012. This is for all intents and purposes an... Read more »

"Fiscal" Cliff and the Great Divide

John Boehner: “No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House in the two weeks since Obama welcomed congressional leaders at the White House.” (AP) Of course not. Is Obama as naïve as the republicans think he is, or are they just sour about their pals having to shell out some... Read more »

Tribes of the Moon yap in Chicago: No bombs yet

Protestors are lining the streets of Chicago in an attempt to have their voices heard negating U.S. allegiance with Israel in regard to the attacks on the Gaza Strip. The pictures show a story of Palestinian born Americans and immigrants wide-mouthed with indignant anger at children killed by Israel’s missile attacks. They raise their fists... Read more »