Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Frank Ferri Sets Internet Writing Record



Frank Ferri, a real person, was published today not just at McSweeney's but also Yankee Pot Roast.

Both. Two different pieces. The same day.

Read. Laugh. Spew coffee out your nose, covering that new LCD monitor. Send Frank a bill for the damage.

Genius.

Your Humble and Obedient Servant,
B. Freret

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Chapters Conspicuously Absent from Les Stroud’s New Book


Chapters Conspicuously Absent from Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive by Les Stroud, Collins, 2008. (ISBN 0061373516)


1. Bad Dates

2. Jails and Prisons (Local, National, and Foreign)

3. Mother-in-Law Visits

4. Debt

5. Prolonged Military Engagement in Southeast Asia

6. Zombie and/or Robot Apocalypse

7. Dry Spells (Drought)

8. NCIC

9. Paternity and/or DNA Testing

10. Traffic Stops

11. Dry Spells (Involuntary Celibacy)

12. Weddings and Marriage

13. Employment

14. Prolonged Military Engagement in Iraq

15. Conversations About “Feelings” and “Taking this Relationship to the Next Level”

16. Trouble, Not Otherwise Specified

17. Ohio

18. Terminal Illness





Otherwise this book is a handy reference.

Humbly I remain,
B. Freret