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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
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In Memoriam

RIP Jack Vance

The cusp of the demon is the iPad in your lap

By Jerry Cornelius [ Wed May 29 2013 5:00 PM ]

If you said “Jack who?” you might want to know George R.R. Martin once called him the greatest living science fiction writer and a master of fantasy “right up there with Tolkien.” That’s right, buddy, Tolkien. Unfortunately, as of Sunday, May 26, 2013, he no longer qualifies as living and will have to settle for merely being the greatest.

Carlo Rotella’s overview of Vance’s significance as a writer in The New York Times Magazine is probably the best thing I’ve ever read about him. I suggest you read it too. “The Eyes of the Overworld” (from the second Dying Earth book) is a prescient and deeply ironic metaphor for this avatar-obsessed virtual non-life we’re cultivating as a race of touchscreen and phone addicts. And this, 40 years before FaceBook. It’s also hilarious. Thank you, Jack Vance, for just being you.

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V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
Johnny Tapia in his early 20s, when he was beginning his professional career and starting to make a name for himself nationally
Courtesy of Johnny Tapia
Johnny Tapia in his early 20s, when he was beginning his professional career and starting to make a name for himself nationally

In Memoriam

Johnny Tapia’s public memorial service

By Marisa Demarco [ Wed May 30 2012 4:49 PM ]

On Sunday evening at The Pit, Burqueños will gather to honor Johnny Tapia. Viewing begins at 6:45 p.m. and the service is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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V.21 No.18 |

sad news

Beastie Boy Adam Youch is dead

By Tom Nayder [ Fri May 4 2012 4:36 PM ]

So sad.

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V.21 No.16 |

news

The Daily Word in Dick Clark, feminist nuns and sex robots

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Apr 19 2012 9:45 AM ]
In the news: 24-years-old, leaked jet fuel, Dick Clark, 72-hour shifts, reclassify marijuana, cookies, swan, Sex robots, feminist nuns, grammar, DoubleOh, American cruise ship

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V.21 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word in the Old Main, supergiant and Anonymous

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 2 2012 11:01 AM ]
In the news: combat mission in Afghanistan, Burqueños prison gang, chile market, Reies Lopez Tijerina, 1980 prison riot, adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend, Ron Paul, same-sex marriage, Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, Baratunde Thurston, we sold guns to cartels, cheerleader, supergiant, military mishandling of a soccer riot, regrets, Mike Kelley, Don Cornelius, Wislawa Szymborska, Angelo Dundee, Ian Abercrombie

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V.20 No.47 |

news

The Daily Word in Herman Cain, Patrice O'Neal and Voltron

By tom nayder [ Wed Nov 30 2011 10:13 AM ]
In the news: Occupy, while it lasted, oppose, Patrice O'Neal, solves, Horse meat, Charles Walton, play with herself, breach of oral contract, black thing?, Guess what happens, new solar system, returns money, overpriced, join the cast, caught on tape, not to buy, only known copy, renaissance, Happy birthday Robert Guillaume!!!

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V.20 No.46 |

news

The Daily Word in race wars, uppity-ism, and Hanukkah pricing

By Tom Nayder [ Wed Nov 23 2011 9:37 AM ]
In the news: debated, couldn't, profile muslims, humane to immigrants, leaked classified information, announced, uppity-ism, Race war, calls the cops, cyber-attacked?, fires tear gas in parliamen, hours after his wedding, Max Headroom Signal Intrusion Day, Christmas quality, Hanukkah pricing, 25 most popular passwords, mystery of the five wounds, who watch no news at all, reason, mug shot, The Fluffington Post, Black Friday creep, from spaaaaaaace, R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey, multi-level marketing, sitcom, shilling, Happy Birthday Harpo Marx!!!

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V.20 No.29 |

news

The Daily Word where the GOP Says "We’re Going to hurt some people" and Rep. David Wu Resigns

By Tom Nayder [ Wed Jul 27 2011 10:49 AM ]
In the news: debt ceiling BS, here, here, here, pro-Qaddafi rally, kills 32, tiger enthusiast, resigns, three years in prison, Hot Wheels, 3,700 post offices set to close, telenovelas, attacked, black money scam, self-inflicted gunshot wound, Afghanistan, larger brains and eyeballs, twice this month, steps down, John Goodman, hilarious commentary ensues, laser/gun death machine, loses copyright lawsuit, Happy Birthday Donnie Yen!!!

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V.19 No.39 |

news

The Daily Word 09.30.10: Un-naked Santa Fe, Ochocinco Os, Color Me Badd

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 30 2010 10:51 AM ]
In the news: Apartment fire, missing, film tax rebates, nudity law, World Naked Bike Ride, A distant, Earth-like planet, anti-prostitution laws, text, Tony Curtis, Locksley, Chad Ochocinco, Rally to Restore Sanity, AIG, Color Me Badd, vote against stuff, salt water

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V.19 No.22 |

Richard Dunn, Great Job!

cult TV loses an awesome milk man

By Patricia Sauthoff [ Fri Jun 4 2010 4:19 PM ]

Duuude! Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fans are totally bumming today. Season Cinco and series finale milk man Richard Dunn passed away at 75. As the milk man he delivered Tim and Eric's unpasteurized holiday milk, killing off the cast and several guest stars.

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arts

Kazuo Ohno (1906-2010)

By Patricia Sauthoff [ Thu Jun 3 2010 2:39 PM ]

After he lost his ability to walk, in 2001, Japanese dancer Kazou Ohno simply danced in his wheelchair.

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