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If you’re interested in an entertaining way to learn about history, historical fiction books may be just right for you.
Link : http://www.onlineclasses.org/2010/06/01/100-all-time-best-historical-fiction-books/If you’re interested in an entertaining way to learn about history, historical... more
From classic American literature, keep reading th top these top 10 fictional fashion icons in film and literature.
http://www.onlinecollege.org/2010/06/01/top-10-fictional-fashion-icons-in-film-and-literature/From classic American literature, keep reading th top these top 10 fictional fashion... more
My latest book review in NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: Blue Has No South by Alex Epstein
Actor/author Shane Briant is a compelling, unforgettable new voice in suspense and terror fiction. In his riveting debut novel, WORST NIGHTMARES (Vanguard Press; May 2009; $19.95), Briant leads us deep into the mind of a depraved and brutal serial killer in a tale that is both a tantalizing thriller and a story of unraveling friendship, love, and betrayal. What would we do, if we discovered that the key to our deepest desire also locked us forever in our worst nightmare?
Shane has starred in 36 films in the U.S.A, the U.K., Europe and Australia. He worked with Paul Newman and James Mason in 'The Mackintosh Man', played Jack Palance's son in 'Hawk the Slayer,' starred opposite Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson in 'Shaker Run' to name but a few films during this period.
Worst Nightmares on Amazon: http://amzn.to/ayzxkdActor/author Shane Briant is a compelling, unforgettable new voice in suspense and... more
After a lifetime’s worth of literature from Philip K. Dick that explored the future, the farthest regions of space and the afterlife, a posthumous work will take readers to a different alien terrain: the inside of the author’s mind.
Mr. Dick, who died in 1982 at 53, was best known for existential science-fiction novels like “The Man in the High Castle,” “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” and “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” He also spent years wrestling with what he considered to be religious visions, which he began experiencing in the 1970s.
He recorded his reactions to and attempts at deciphering these spiritual visions in a work he called the “Exegesis,” reputed to be 8,000 pages — or longer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/books/30author.html?hpwAfter a lifetime’s worth of literature from Philip K. Dick that explored the... more
My review of The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia has been posted on nyjournalofbooks.com: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/search?q=David CooperMy review of The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia has been posted on... more
The creator of Dick Colorado reveals his master plan to takeover the world with his army of famous Dick's...Dick Colorado times three.The creator of Dick Colorado reveals his master plan to takeover the world with his... more
Creative writer introduces himself and his new off the wall TV show concept putting it all on the line to better his life and to get off his parents couch in a seniors community Via His Dick.Creative writer introduces himself and his new off the wall TV show concept putting it... more
Everybody knows that the internet has a bacon fetish. It's one of the tastiest animal products, but as my friend the nutritionist says: "I love the smell of bacon in the morning. It smells like obesity." Some think this trend is coming to an end, but I'm not so sure. And that is what sparked this work of meme historical fiction.
Now to present you with the second piece of meme historical fiction ever written. This time Josh Heller has teamed up with darling of the genre, Andrew Fitzgerald to co-write this piece:
Bacon had retained it's grip over the internet for years. In the early days it seemed like a new bacon blog popped up every other day. Then on a fateful late summer morning, the New York Times released an article that changed everything. "It’s Hip to Be Round" claimed to show a new trend: male hipsters showing off their pot bellies. The moment this article hit the blogstands, the face of bacon as we know it.
Within hours hipsters around the world were mobilized. From the lofts of Williamsburg to the warehouses of Hackney emanded a change.
Historians time the start of the backlash to the destruction by looting and firebombing of the Brooklyn “offices” of popular “blog” This is why you’re fat. The rage of the thin was not to be contained just to that, the offices of Tumblr itself were next and authorities just barely rescued company founder David Karp from a slow herb-roasting in a health-conscious man-sized George Foreman Grill.
Within days, cooler heads prevailed, with such calming voices as writer Michael Pollan’s eventually drowning out the bloodthirsty (most notably Jonathan Safran Foer who famously called for Americans to “Burn down your McDonalds, Tear apart your Wendys, Rip your Arby's limb from pork-y limb...”). Pollan suggested that of all the high fat items to be singled out, perhaps bacon was the worst offender, and could be replaced. He suggested quinoa, a largely unheard-of grain.
Quinoanaise became a popular product for so-called "quinoatarians"
Within weeks items such as quinoa and eggs, quinoa cheese (veggie) burgers, and even the late night snack quinoa-wrapped hot dogs were available nationwide in great abundance. It was only perhaps six months later that a book deal was announced for popular FriendFeed account This is Why You’re Thin which featured many pieces of what the nutritiono-blogosphere termed “quinoaporn”.
This "quinoatarian" made a "quinbra."Everybody knows that the internet has a bacon fetish. It's one of the tastiest... more
"On a quiet street in Ankara, an American Flag burned. Its stars and its stripes slowly wilting like a dying flower. But all that was dying in that Turkish road was one lone fan's belief in the power of the American VMA viewing audience. Who had rejected the infinitely better Green Day for the tumblr-powered recent ascent of a girl who dyed her hair...."
This is Andrew Fitzgerald's classic re-envisioning of the polemic events that occurred at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. In this seminal piece of meme historical fiction, the Kanye West / Taylor Swift controversy never happened. Instead after Green Day won the best rock video, Hayley the neon redheaded Paramore vocalist jumped on stage to utter those immortal words "sup Green Day? ur musik stop bein' relevant when I was 6."
"The twenty year old caused controversy, when her fans used social networking sites demanding a VMA recall. This never happened, which led to the most perasive meme of late summer 2009."
"This event entered the monumental canon of memes, once it was legitimized by Xzibit".
The realm of meme historical fiction is a new art form that dates all the way back to the Balloon Boy era of internet meme-itude. The Current Comedy Blog believes this is the future of fiction, and that's why we courageously published the writings of Andrew Fitzgerald. It's kind of like Fitzgerald is Michael Moore, trying to release the controversial Fahrenheit 9/11. Nobody wants to release it, because it's too real. But I'm like Harvey Weinstein, because I actually have the guts to publish this work of genius.
If you have any meme historical fiction that you'd like published, hit me up."On a quiet street in Ankara, an American Flag burned. Its stars and its stripes... more
I'm back from vacation, which means it's time (once again), to pick back up on the daily top 5 fastest growing Current.com groups. booksellergirl nabs the top spot today for her group, SF&F and Comics.
Here's the full rundown:
1. SF&F and Comics (8 new members) -- curated by booksellergirl
2. Drug News (4 new members) -- curated by WTFitsMeSarah
3. H.E.M.P. (3 new members) -- curated by JackHerer
4. Healthcare (2 new members) -- curated by asherp
5. Sincerely Sustainable (2 new members) -- curated by theauthor
Way to go, booksellergirl! Your group is now featured in Current Stories and in the Groups homepage on Current.com. I'll be back with another top 5 tomorrow (after 3pm). Until then, share your groups with your social graph (and make sure you try out our new Facebook Connect integration)!Hey Currentians, I'm back from vacation, which means it's time (once... more
Once again, it's time to take a look at the top 5 fastest growing groups on Current.com. Let's dive right in:
1. Booked (12 new members) -- curated by Lrn_Willis
2. H.E.M.P. (5 new members) -- curated by JackHerer
3. Gaming (5 new members) -- curated by Nettle
4. Singer-Songwriters (3 new members) -- curated by xiola
5. SF&F and Comics (3 new members) -- curated by booksellergirl
Lrn_Willis' group, Booked, appears to be an awesome resource for anyone looking to discuss literature, recent reads, or even news coming out of the book publishing industry. I dipped my toe in the group earlier today and found it to be quite rewarding. Lrn_Willis even sent me a welcome message after I joined. Very nice, and congratulations!
One of the things I enjoy about these daily posts is the chance to take a look at some of the new groups cropping up on the site. It's excellent to see some of the creative groups you guys are concocting. While Gaming and H.E.M.P. continue to grow in popularity, it's nice to see newcomers like Booked, SF&F and Comics, and Singer-Songwriters cropping up as well. Keep 'em coming!
I'll post another top 5 tomorrow after 3pm, but for now Booked gets the featured spot on the homepage and will be added to the featured section on the Groups homepage as well.
See you then!Hey Currentians, Once again, it's time to take a look at the top 5 fastest... more