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Why I've had enough literary sex - Telegraph
"It is even harder than writing comedy – it's all about pace and timing. And just as not everyone has the same sense of humour, not everyone has the same erotic triggers. But sex sells so sometimes the critical faculties disappear.

"It's the same with art. You can be the most amazing collector but when it comes to erotic pieces, the quality control goes out the window and you end up with something that looks as if it has come from Forum magazine circa 1970."
sex  writing  fiction  uk  humor  shortstory 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory
Note to self: Send a couple of beers for linking to this short story.
comedy  fiction  history  humor  internet  wiki  wikipedia  time  shortstory  story  nazi  scifi  writing 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Jerk
"It turns out Dad's a financial genius!" "All I did was take the money you sent home and embarked on a periodic investment in a no-load mutual fund."
film  comedy  humor  money  writing  fiction 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Puritan Blister #29
"BRYAN: You're not going to stop, are you? ROBERT: Said the inventor of smooth jazz."
pitchfork  bobdylan  fiction  jazz  humor 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Proximity to Darkness
"Michaels's sentences, musical in their attention to rhythm and phrasing, were his greatest stunts and assets. 'She didn't like me,' a story begins. 'So I phoned her every day.' 'My name was Phillip, my style New York City.' "
story  writing  fiction  nyc  judaism  comedy  humor  aesthetics  language 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge Interviews - Sherman Alexie
"When you know music well enough — and I know it just well enough to hear the stuff inside the music — it's almost always the mistakes that are more interesting, the deviations, the errors, the recovery, the experiment inside the song."
writing  music  aesthetics  identity  race  humor  comedy  creativity  sex  books  novels  fiction  story  creativecommons 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Wired 14.11: Very Short Stories
"We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work."
creative  english  fiction  humor  literature  memory  minimalism  poetry  reading  scifi  shortstory  story  writing 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
PopMatters: Walking Away From It All: The New Great American Fantasy
"So how could McGruder give up the strip, and voluntarily relinquish some of the spotlight we’re all supposed to want? Didn’t he get the memo? Well, maybe he did. But maybe it was the same memo Dave Chappelle got."
aesthetics  identity  television  humor  comedy  fiction  newspapers  sustainable  creativity  work  jobs  copyright 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: My Secret IMs With 'The Cowboy' / In the wake of the Foley sex scandal, Mark Morford reveals his chat with a "special" GOP friend
"I visited there once, Napa or something, rode in a big black Hummer with the Terminator! You ever look at him up close? Face like a tree trunk beaten by a bulldozer. Not pretty. Big thighs, tho. Big thighs and hands like giant warm mittens ..."
sanfrancisco  president  social  internet  fiction  humor  gop  politics 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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