June 28th, 2010

Blackguard Appears In SMH Crossword

OK, it's confession time. I'm a crossword puzzle fan.
I've been doing the daily Quick Crossword in the Sydney Morning Herald for years.
I know the easy and the hard days. Thursday's is the easiest; Wednesday's and Friday's are the hardest. I could go on and on (I'd love to tell you about that rotten bastard piece of shit 'DP' who makes the Wednesday (cornholio) puzzle), but will save all that for another time.
Today's puzzle had a word I've never seen used before. Check out 14-down.
Ding dong, motherfucker. Awesomeness squared times infinity.

The Ken Chronicles #15

[28 pages, digest, $2.00 or fair trade or letter of comment >>> Ken Bausert, 2140 Erma Drive, East Meadow NY 11554-1120, USA +++ PassScribe (at) aol.com +++ thekenbausertchronicles.blogspot.com ]
In his latest Chronicles, Ken's written a five-page Technology update, including a story about his cable installer who narrowly avoided getting fried when he inadvertently drilled through a power cable outside Ken's basement. He also writes about his VHS/DVD recorder and computer developments.
Ken and his wife, Ro, and their friends Bob and Doris visited Cabo San Lucas in Mexico so we get that story along with a bunch of photos. They got heavily discounted accomodation but only because they agreed to go on a timeshare tour. This part of the story got ugly with one of the salesmen who Ken nicknamed 'The Weasel', a real shitbag by the sound of it.
There's also Ken's 'What I've Been ______ Lately' in which he fills us in on what he's been watching and reading lately. Everybody knows that I'm a big fan of this kind of information, and when I am Ruler Of The Zine Universe (= pretty soon) it will be obligatory to include a section like this in one's zine.
To wrap it up, one of 'Ken's Facts Of Life': 'Sales of vinyl records increased 33% in 2009, the largest jump since statistics on the subject began in 1991. - Newsday, April 16 2010.'
Fuck yeah. Vinyl FTW, motherfuckerz.

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