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November 9th, 2009

DEAD AIR: The Genre on the Doorstep [Nov. 9th, 2009|09:50 am]
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My second column for the Internet Review of Science Fiction, "The Genre on the Doorstep," is now live at the site. It's the second installment in a two-part discussion with preeminent horror literary critic mssrcrankypants, and this time we focus on trends in the genre and the issues we feel might be keeping horror in a rut. Check it out when you have a moment.
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The Trivia King Chugs a PBR [Nov. 9th, 2009|11:30 pm]
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Team Totally Tits was rocking tonight. We were in second place for most of the night. The final audio round was Show Tunes, and I've never been so happy before to have memorized the soundtracks to Hair and Little Shop of Horrors! Unfortunately, the audio round is the great equalizer, with some 60 points at stake, so in the end there were three teams tied for the top.

Which meant it was time for the tie-breaking PBR chug-off. And of course, my team sent me to do it. I was up against two other guys, representatives from their own teams who looked like they were used to chugging cheap hipster beer. Anyway, let's just say that as the foul PBR flowed out of its can and only half into my mouth, washing over my face and down my shirt, I realized quickly that we weren't going to win. I finished chugging last out of the three of us, and so Team Totally Tits walked away with third place.

PBR is disgusting, but I did my best and took one for the team. I can already feel the hangover coming on. And I can't stop burping.

We return on Monday, December 14 to try to reclaim the trophy. Hopefully next time there won't be a chug-off--or if there is, it'll be of, like, chocolate milk.
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