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Gonzo Cupboard #3

In GC’s latest Gonzo supplement, Luis Rivas reflects on his first poetry reading in the big city and Stalinophile Richard Nesberg offers some Cold War-era flash fiction. (Greg Oguss)

Luis Rivas
Escape to San Francisco

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Gonzo Cupboard #2

This month, we feature nonfiction by our founding editor, Richard Wink, poetry by Tim O’Irish, short fiction by Ben Higginbotham, and something more difficult to categorize by Ben’s friend Zach Sampinos. (g oguss)

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Welcome to the first installment of Gonzo Cupboard, a periodic nonfiction-themed edition of Mr. Wink’s Cabinet of Wonders. Due to a dangerous lack of supervision (says Wink via e-mail: “I am not going to play interfering dictator, do whatever you please”), I’ll be posting bits of irresponsible journalism, oddball humor, and an occasional work of tasteless fiction whenever the Gonzo inbox once again starts to overflow with words I like. Coming soon to my other tiny corner of Mr. Wink’s house: “Gonzo: A Sort of Manifesto.” (G. Oguss)

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Greg Oguss
BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS…

Despite the historic election of Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States of America, the race card is still the hole card of choice. That Ralph Nader’s election night use of the slur “Uncle Tom” in a radio interview earned him several minutes of face-time hours later on Fox News is proof enough of this. Chris Rock summed up Americans’ hypocrisy surrounding race and language a month prior to the election on his HBO special Kill the Messenger, demanding sarcastically, “But the question remains, can white people say the word ‘nigger’?” Rock had an appropriately obscure response to the controversy, offered with a grin, “Answer: not really.” (more…)

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something, i dunno #4

Jack Henry

During my freshman year in college, and this would be year one of three years being a freshman in college, I met a girl who would forever live in my memory as Candy Mandy. I never can recall her real name. Neither Candy nor Mandy, I believe it may have been Alice. (more…)

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Hyperbation #1

Joseph Goosey
A Fine Day Inside My Local Book Vendor

“Why?” she asked, “Why do you always spend so long in the bookstore?” (more…)

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Greg Oguss on Pop Culture
I AND I

Metaanything, as the self-proclaimed Internet webcocks refer to commentary about commentary, seems to be everywhere these days. On Gawker, snarky columns mock Wired for illustrating the backhanded art of the unflattering cover with a front page photo of former Star! columnist Julia Allison captioned by a headline about her paltry level of microfame. From Gawker to MSN.com to Newsweek Online, everybody seems to have an opinion on the media’s obsession with celebrity babies. In the early 20th century, literary critic Edmund Wilson wrote metaanything-style articles arguing that attempts by journalists like H.L. Mencken and Gilbert Seldes to democratize criticism contained a condescending notion of what Mencken dubbed the All-American “boob-oisie.” Although metaanything has been around at least a century, the Web has exponentially increased its visibility. Along with the invective spewed by Gawker and its rivals, metaanything is the principal reason people dislike the blogosphere. If Web invective has been accepted as another indignity of life in the digital age, the most debated aspect of online criticism is the constant use of the first-person, which is seen as a debased form of journalism by the pros. (more…)

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