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Here’s Pie in Your Eye

April 1, 2014 | by

Pieing for fun and profit.

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“I used to throw pies for a living.”

The story usually elicits a good chuckle or two. It’s the perfect gambit when dinner-party conversation lags—a legendary prank executed long ago in my rascal past, a kind of April Fools’ joke.

But what my audience never knows is this: they’re talking to a guy who once commanded a hit squad of domestic terrorists that carried out a slew of public attacks in broad daylight and got away with it.

Well, mostly. An enraged crowd of Trekkies nearly stomped me to death after I’d boldly gone and pied William Shatner, their beloved Captain Kirk, at a Star Trek convention. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Read More »

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On the Shelf

October 26, 2011 | by

A cultural news roundup.

  • Whiting winners have been announced.
  • A Shakespeare organization defends the Bard’s honor against the slander of Anonymous.
  • After all, “With its portrayal of William Shakespeare as a drunken buffoon who could hardly read, let alone write some of the finest poetry in the English language, Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous was unlikely to be popular with the Stratford set.”
  • Ditto Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.
  • We imagine Melville fans will be wary of Moby-Dick in space, too.
  • Speaking of Moby-Dick ...
  • Here’s one for purists: Tolkien’s original Hobbit illustrations.
  • A Harold Pinter sketch has been rediscovered.
  • Ditto a forgotten O’Neill one-act.
  • Protest for tots.
  • Archimedes’s brain.
  • Tintin’s long shadow.
  • Authors’ heavy beards.
  • “From the moment Ron Shaoul took it upon himself to investigate the practice of reading on the toilet, scouring medical literature and turning up nothing of note as to its public health consequences, the situation became clear that here, on his hands, was a big job.”
  • Writers for the 99 percent.
  • Booksellers, spies ... two sides of the same coin!
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