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Man Bites God Humorous flash fiction by W.W. Lengeman Available in a Smashwords edition. A horse walks into a bar. Count Dracula gives a commencement address to an audience of hemophiliacs. A man accidentally barbecues his brother. A home brain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at William I. Lengeman III
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Kick the Baby Humorous short fiction by W.W. Lengeman Available in a Smashwords edition. What to do when you don't have a soccer ball handy? When you have a black-eyed pea stuck in your nose and are being menaced by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at William I. Lengeman III
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Eyeless in Hate Short fiction by W.W. Lengeman Available in a Smashwords edition. Eyeless in Hate is a trio of short stories that combine elements of fantasy and horror and are inspired by works by Percy and Mary Shelley. Lost... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at William I. Lengeman III
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The Man With the Tick Tock Heart By W.W. Lengeman A fantasy short story. Available in a Smashwords edition In time the man with the tick tock heart would perhaps be forgotten or, more likely, ascribed to that realm of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at William I. Lengeman III
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In Fields of Drunken Flowers By W.W. Lengeman A horror novella set in deepest darkest Africa. Available in a Kindle edition. When the phone rings late one night Thomas Kane is unexpectedly called to Africa to deal with the death... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at William I. Lengeman III
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My Mother, the Lycanthrope By W.W. Lengeman Book one in The Lykoi Chronicles, a young adult fiction trilogy. Available in Kindle and Smashwords editions Everyone has problems, but Leigh Trinkett is starting to think she has more than her fair... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at William I. Lengeman III
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Mar 15, 2010
hound dog (elvis presley) young elvis. tore it up. case closed. louie louie (kingsmen) that riff. like a rolling stone (bob dylan) rock comes of age. in-a-gadda-da-vida (iron butterfly) heavy metal lumbers to life. voodoo child (jimi hendrix) if anyone could have actually chopped a mountain down with the edge... Continue reading
quick - what are the 10 greatest rock and roll songs of all time? if you'd like to weigh in, submit your list here. defend your choices - or don't. it's up to you. take as much or as little space as you need. include a 1-2 line bio and... Continue reading
Most Downloaded Adult Fiction eBooks from the Library (2009) 1. "The Lost Symbol," Dan Brown, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2. "Devil in Winter," Lisa Kleypas, HarperCollins 3. "Again the Magic," Lisa Kleypas, HarperCollins 4. "Because You're Mine," Lisa Kleypas, HarperCollins 5. "Dreaming of You," Lisa Kleypas, HarperCollins Most Downloaded Adult Nonfiction eBooks from the Library (2009) 1. "Blink," Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown and Company 2. "The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People," David Niven, HarperCollins 3. "Marley & Me," John Grogan, HarperCollins 4. "Dreams from My Father," Barack Obama, Crown Publishing Group 5. "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life," Daniel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at ebook reader report
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No matter how much of a high-tech cheerleader you are, you've probably gotta admit that books - of the printed variety - are a pretty cool thing. But they do have their limitations and so, for that matter, do ebook readers. For more on this topic, turn to a recent article at the Internet Review of Science Fiction. Included therein, a list by science fiction writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch of The Top Ten Things I Can’t Do with My Kindle. And it doesn't stop there. Read on through the comments section for more of the same. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at ebook reader report
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Ebook readers, as you may have noticed, ain't exactly cheap. On the other hand ebooks themselves often tend to be a bit more reasonably priced than their paper counterparts and may even end up saving you money in the long run. Over at WalletPop, not so long ago, they took a look at this issue and concluded that ebooks might save you money in the long run. Savings Experiment: Does the Kindle Beat Buying Books gives a nice overview of the current state of ebooks and readers and concludes that you might be able to save as much a $700... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at ebook reader report
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Samsung Unveils Its First E-Book For Reading, Writing And Sharing On-The-Go Samsung’s New E-book Series Boasts First-of-its-Kind Functionality with a Precision Stylus Pen Las Vegas, January 6, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today unveiled its first e-book devices, with six-inch and ten-inch screen size offerings, at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The E6 and E101 further solidify Samsung’s position as a global leader in display technology by raising the bar on the quality of writing capabilities for e-books. “We’ve used our expertise to create a high-quality e-book with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at ebook reader report
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Ebook Readers Now Have Instant Access to Thousands of New Book Titles - Free of Charge Ebook Readers were one of the most popular gifts this year and have lead to increased searches for online ebook bargains and freebies. Casper, WY (PRWEB) January 12, 2010 -- Why pay $9.99 for a book in digital format when you can get it for free? That's a question many people have asked, after receiving an Ebook Reader as a gift this holiday season. Ebook Readers were one of the most popular gifts this year and have lead to increased searches for online ebook... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2010 at ebook reader report
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The arguments over intellectual property - particularly that of the electronic variety - aren't likely to be resolved any time soon. As noted at Boing Boing and the New York Times recently, tech writer David Pogue decided to release a DRM-free ebook just to see what the result would be. The short version - his unprotected books were pirated but sales did not seem to suffer and, come to think of it, his "protected" books had been pirated anyway. The longer version - read it here and here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2010 at ebook reader report
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Wired Magazine recently weighed in on SpringDesign's Alex ebook reader, which features a dual-screen display and a version of Google's Android OS that has been modified for e-book reading. SpringDesign has partnered with Borders for content, which will be DRM-protected. Reviewer Brian Chen finds a number of pro and cons (including a stiff price tag) with the gadget and concludes: In short, my first impressions are the Alex has a lot of potential with its innovative design and independent app store, but it'll face some challenges in the fiercely competitive reader market. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at ebook reader report
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There's no shortage of ebook readers these days and as as time goes on the field is likely to become even more crowded. So which one should you plunk down your hard-earned dollars for? Over at ZDNet.com, Matthew Miller recently put in a plug for the Nook, which he feels beats all other comers hands down. Includes a brief, but useful summary of many of the ebook readers currently available. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at ebook reader report
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The rollout of a number of new ebook readers at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has led several commentators to suggest that perhaps the field is getting a bit crowded. Gizmodo's Wilson Rothman recently went so far as to write an article that suggests that There Are Officially Too Damn Many Ebook Readers. Rothman summarizes his thoughts on the matter thusly: Your choices: Go Kindle, wait for a cheap-as-hell reader, pray for a slate, or buy a book. A real paper-and-ink book. So is Rothman right? Probably. Though it's not clear at what point it became "official" or what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at ebook reader report
bob opened his eyes, one at a time, in reverse order. morning. he was not dead. morning. okay. a calf lay in bed between bob and his wife. it slept peacefully, mooing faintly and twitching its hooves. bob slipped out of bed and did the things that came next. he arrived at work at the usual time, late. as he was unlocking his office with a crowbar, bob came by. “hi, bob.” bob was carrying a empty cardboard cup of expensive coffee. so was bob. “hi, bob.” bob never wondered why everyone in the office was named bob. nor did... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch
the horse walks into kelly’s at 11:30 on a thursday morning and sidles up to the bar. some might be inclined to embellish and call kelly’s an intimate sort of drinkery, but in truth it is small, dark and dingy, a hole in the wall favored by numb working stiffs and down on their luck types with nothing in their future but gleaming rows of beer mugs and shot glasses stretching into oblivion. kelly looks like a kelly. he stands behind the bar, polishing a glass. one could be forgiven for thinking that kelly does nothing but polish glasses –... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch
come on, come on. then i knew what it was. he spent the last twenty-one years. studying the funeral practices of french circus clowns. that's a surprisingly low figure to a lot of people. when you and your family enjoy decay. you'll still get fewer calories than you thought. he was great at so many things. sixteen hours of hilarity and screaming. had the advantage of free vertical movement. maybe you should, don. deep distrust of those who didn't make it. he was right, of course. don't know if you qualify. this is it. call now to find out more.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch
mr. venison ate toast and sipped coffee. the tv blathered softly. a news report caught his ear – a massive pancake had just set the record for world’s largest. mr. venison hated pancakes. at 1:31 that afternoon, mr. venison looked up from his work and clapped himself on the forehead. “toast.” he said, to no one in particular. he allowed himself the luxury of a brief chortle, picked up the phone and called mr. catskin. mr. venison was an idea man, so he was quite content to let mr. catskin take over when it came to execution. mr. venison was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch
things have been tense since he accidentally killed and roasted her brother will, serving him at a backyard barbecue. he reminds her that will had grown a layer of feathers and developed the habit of clucking. she thinks he should have noticed that something was amiss when he began to pluck will. he has nothing to say to that. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch
o noble ones, who exist to serve our dark and mighty lord yssrygyth, master of all that is seen and unseen. arbiter of life and death. hearken unto my words. we gather among the sacred stones under the waning moon on the forty-first day in the seventeenth year of the reign of our mighty king, syanshek. o noble ones, ye shall be responsible for keeping thine own abode clean for it has been brought to our attention that some work areas have become the abode of all manner of unclean spirits. o noble ones, foul and unclean spirits will clean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch
my father once had this gadget that picked up golf balls. it was a bag with a pipe at one end. slip the pipe over the ball, push and it popped up into the bag. my friends and i constructed a similar device. we took it to the lake on summer days. when no one was looking, pop – we’d suck up a baby. soon we had a nice stash, but it was useless, since babies aren’t really good for much. our fun came to an end one day when ray zinky unthinkingly sucked a badger into an almost full... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2009 at Funny As A Crutch