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Grunted Warning #14

I just found this terrific review that Jim Hayes wrote of Grunted Warning #14 (my cut'n'paste zine). It sure did make my day. I've had some really shitty ones lately. Thanks a million, Jim!

'Grunted Warning is a juxtaposition of straight news clips without any commentary. The starkness of the reports: girls groped, lethal refrigerators tossed from windows, ant attacks, fatal caffeine ingestions, a man choking on a bike pedal. A long discourse on beheading-who knew that 42 men were beheaded in Saudi Arabia last year? I didn’t know that. Did you know there’s a clown museum in Essen? Only in France would men don ski masks and toss tear grenades to hijack trucks carrying video games. The sparseness makes it all too real. Send a $2, stamps or a good letter. Grunted Warning is fucking educational with a capital E. “Statuettes of famous people defecating are a Christmas tradition in Catalonia.” Who knew? Some idiot gave it a negative review that started something like: “in old days of ‘zines, back in the nineties” which of course negates the provenance of ‘who put the bomp?’ and ‘crawdaddy’ and forest ackermann’s SF stuff. The old days of ‘zines back in the 90’s? The idea that Grunted Warning is ‘bad’ because it reminds someone of something from 20 years ago is ridiculous. 20 years ago was just like today only worse. Grunted Warning is shard from a mirror that slices our hands while reflecting the misery and debris of the society.'

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