Category Archive: CCLAP Fridays

American Odd: “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America,” by Jim Marrs

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Jim Marrs takes us on a wild ride into secret societies, Nazi wonder weapons, and why the Council of Foreign Relations is responsible for every bad thing ever.

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CCLaP Fridays: Voltaire’s Excellent Adventure: The Broken Boarder: Gatsby, Booze, and Hot Philosopher Action! By Martin D. Gibbs and Arthur Graham

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This week I review a rollicking metafictional postmodernist romp that involves philosophy, drinking, and squirrels.

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CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky

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“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky offers a unique look into the mind of an amazing writer.

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CCLaP Fridays: Sick Pack, by MP Johnson

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What happens when a Fabio-esque model finds his glorious abs have escaped him? He hires a bounty hunter with robot hands. Then the events of “Sick Pack,” by MP Johnson, get weird.

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American Odd: Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson. It’s the essay the UFO nazi Bilderbergers don’t want you to read … or do they?

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CCLaP Fridays: “Something Good, Something Bad, Something Dirty,” by Brian Alan Ellis

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“Something Good, Something Bad, Something Dirty,” by Brian Alan Ellis shines a comedic light on the same desperation and absurdity of the human condition.

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American Odd: The Book of the SubGenius, by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs

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This week I continue my series American Odd with an essay about “The Book of the SubGenius” by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs.

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CCLaP Fridays: The War Against Boredom, by Seth Kaufman

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This week I review Seth Kaufman’s new collection of darkly satirical short stories, The War Against Boredom.

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American Odd: Zippy Stories, by Bill Griffith

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This week I write about Zippy the Pinhead for my ongoing essay series, American Odd. Are we having fun yet?

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