Tetsuo’s Last Stand

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The door was locked, the key tossed over the wall and into the night. His brother and the rescued hostages were safe on the other side, headed for the waiting boats and their escape. Tetsuo turned and faced the dozen…

Happy New Year

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After the New Year we sailed our sandships along down the gulf where we hung around the landfill plinking rats with pellet rifles. The rats are the size of kittens so they make good targets. We found this place at…

The Last Words of Leon Czolgosz

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On this day in 1901, anarchist Leon Czolgosz was executed for the assassination of US President William McKinley. “I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people – the good working people,” he said as they…

McKinley Assassination

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On this day in 1901,  lone gunman Leon Czolgosz assassinated President William McKinley using a .32 pistol. The assassin is notably mentioned in the film Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater. Philosopher and scholar Louis Mackey portrays a character referred to as…

Only Watubi Can Save You Now

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Skipper Jonas Grumby finds this old tiki idol and believes he’s under the “curse of Kona.” Only the powerful witch-doctor Watubi can save him. Skipper is rendered nearly mad by his fear of the curse, his senses so distorted that…