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American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino

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This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”

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American Odd: Three Wogs, by Alexander Theroux

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This week I continue my essay series American Odd by looking at “Three Wogs,” by Alexander Theroux, a comic novel about race relations in the UK.

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American Odd: Henry Darger: Selected Art and Writings, by Michael Bonesteel

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Chicago-area artist and recluse Henry Darger.

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American Odd: Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery, by Martin Gardner

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at “Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery,” by Martin Gardner.

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American Odd: Them: Adventures with Extremists, by Jon Ronson

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Gonzo journalism for those who enjoyed the Jon Stewart-era Daily Show. Jon Ronson tries to figure who out “them” are, since they are supposed to control the world from a darkened room with their Bilderberg friends. Ronson tries to find that room and why he wasn’t invited

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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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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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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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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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American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

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I continue my essay series, American Odd, with a look at the history of the American roadside attraction in Jim Heimann’s classic California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture.

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