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A poll: My future as a humorist

This might as well serve as the official announcement: With my newspaper job gone and thanks to my paranoia about deadlines, I have around thirty unpublished humor columns. After talking it over (and crunching the numbers), Emily and I are turning them into a book entitled, yep, "Slightly Off The Mark". But what of the future? I still need to make up for lost pay, and I do love writing humor. So although I have an idea of the way to go, I thought I'd ask your opinion, dear readers, because…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 19, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Goodbye, Cruel Newspaper Publishing World

Well, it appears I’m now a former newspaper writer, and my humor column is an orphan. Ironically, I didn’t find out KPC News bought the papers I wrote for until I read it in the paper. But while I considered the possibility that they might use their own reporters to gather local news, I held out hope that they might like my humor column, and maybe even use it elsewhere.

 

Instead, my first official contact was a phone call informing me I had become a “duplication of effort”. On…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 17, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

A Wrong Turn At Albuquerque: Ian Grant/Buffy The Vampire Slayer fanfiction

 I've been writing crossovers between various fandoms and the main character of my new novel, "The Notorious Ian Grant", and I couldn’t leave out the Four Friends—characters from my earlier “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” fanfics who came together with no planning on my part for a series of stories.

The Four Friends are Tara, a witch/ghost who’s a bit more alive than most people realize; Buffybot, a robot copy of Buffy Summers; Dana, a psychologically scarred Slayer…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 7, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Hacking Up An Internet Sickness

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

            A computer genius/loser at life recently spent several months slaving away, night and day, to hack into the iCloud service and swipe nude photos of numerous celebrities.

            This goes to show you, some guys will do anything to see women nude. You know it was a guy. And apparently a guy who wasn’t satisfied seeing most of these people nude—or close enough to nude—o n movies or cable TV.

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Hunters Released the 1st of October 2014 - Giveaway

HUNTERS  RELEASED THE 1ST OF OCTOBER 2014

















Goodreads: …
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Added by Aoife Marie Sheridan on October 2, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments


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Hunters coming the 1st of October 2014

HUNTERS TO BE RELEASED THE 1ST OF OCTOBER 2014



Blurb: Abigail is nineteen. Her job, she hunts…

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Added by Aoife Marie Sheridan on September 30, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Eleanor Catton in Ottawa

Last Saturday, Eleanor Catton was in Ottawa to promote her novel The Luminaries. The event took place at the Centretown United Church, a beautiful building with colorful stained glass windows, dark wood pews and a flower patterned red carpet. The author was dressed…

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Added by Cecile Sune on September 23, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments


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The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh Book Review

I am a born and raised Winni-the-Pooh girl. Needless to say, I was very excited when this wonderful collection was released. This book houses all of my favorite Winnie-the-Pooh stories that I remember reading as a little girl. And the illustrations are simply beautiful.



I was very happy to see that all of the classic Pooh characters were included in this treasury (even Kanga and Roo). These stories will warm your heart and bring you and your family…

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Added by Lauren Kramer-Theuerkauf on September 14, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Making Fun Of Terrorists (And Other Bad Ideas)

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

            I made a promise that I would attempt to go back to humor when I wrote my September 11th column. The reasoning: This is a humor column.

 

            Still, it’s hard to forget that we’re at war.

 

            Ha, see what I did there? I made a joke already! Lots of people have forgotten we’re at war. Extremists are cutting a swath across the Arab world, gaining power by…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on September 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Notorious Unknown Release Date

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

            People may think I brag too much about having written five books (some people think I don’t brag enough, but they’re other writers). If I do, there are two good reasons: First, hey—I wrote five books. It takes some effort, even to write a bad one.

 

            Writing a good one is harder, of course. What I don’t often mention is that I didn’t write five books—I’ve finished lots more. The…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

BUILD WEALTH & Spend It All Live the Life You Earned, By: Stanley A. Riggs, MD - Book Review

Reviewed by: Gary Sorkin, Pacific Book Review

http://www.pacificbookreview.com/

Everybody knows “You can’t take it with you,” but Dr. Stanley A. Riggs has figured out a way to do so.  Instead of leaving your money to be consumed by the long-term health care industry, he has determined if you allocate your wealth to have a percentage spent each year on vacations, travel, and…

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Added by Nicole Sorkin on August 29, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Lost In The Amazon … Rankings

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

            Like many published authors, I’ve developed a psychological disorder known as OCA: Obsessively Checking Amazon.

 

            This happens when you get a book listed on Amazon.com, and find yourself waking up in the middle of the night just to check the book’s ranking. When you don’t sell many copies (that would be most writers) your entire day can be made with one sale, or broken by the…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on August 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Reality: A Little Less Funny Concept

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

            The other night my wife asked me to hand her a bottle of water. I reached for it and said, “When I blow a dollar on a bottle of water …”

 

            And then I stopped. I’d just learned of the death of Robin Williams, and that’s a line stolen from him. (It ends with, “I buy Perrier.”)

 

            “Reality … what a concept.”

 

            Celebrities are…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on August 21, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments


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Cotton Candy Days: A Review of Cibola Burns by James S. A. Corey

The Expanse series is an amazing romp with Cibola Burn a SF grand slam home run. Go now, read it and be forever freaked out.

For my complete review visit Thank the Maker:  …

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Added by Holly Best on August 19, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

Camping: By The Light Of The Laptop

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

            My concept of camping is a great example of wanting to have things both ways. I like being away from home for a day or two … but I want to bring home with me.

 

            When my wife the Girl Scout went camping, she’d take a square of canvas, fifty feet of rope, and a pocket knife. For a week. To her, it’s not really camping if you can get there by car. No, you have to hike, and…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on August 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Thumperino Superbunny and the Pirates of the High Seas, By: Amber L. Spradlin - Book Review

Reviewed By:  Jason Lulos, Hollywood Book Reviews

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This is a very entertaining and imaginative children's book about Thumperino Superbunny, an intellectually and physically gifted superhero who uncovers a plot involving pollution, pirates, and mysterious gems. This is the third installment in the commendable Superbunny series; an enjoyable and thoughtful adventure…

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Added by Nicole Sorkin on August 8, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

It's A Wet Dog's Life

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

            Sometimes I wish my dog could talk. Other times I realize how very, very good it is that he can’t.

            Bae—we named him Beowulf, although for all I know he thinks of himself as Mxyplictic—must think we’re crazy. We cut our nails without complaint. We put perfectly good food in the trash can and then don’t let him sample. Worst of all, we get wet on purpose.

            “Wait – you’re going in there again?…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on August 6, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

            Am I so much of a geek that I care when actors from some of my favorite shows come together in one movie?

            Yes. Still, this movie doesn’t need the help.

The consensus was that Guardians of the Galaxy, based on a comic book that most people who don’t read comics have never heard of, would be blockbuster or complete bust. Chris Pratt, the guy from “Parks and Recreation”, as a leading man action hero? Marvel going into space? A raccoon with a…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on August 5, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Romancing The Feds

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

            I’ve spent a lot of time looking into what the US government spends money on. In fact, you could say I’ve spent so much time on their spending that nothing surprises me.

 

            You could say that, but you’d be wrong.

 

            Now they’re getting into my territory, dropping a million dollars into a project studying romance novels. Your taxpayer dollars are also going into…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on July 31, 2014 at 9:35pm — No Comments

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