"Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains...
But it can put mountains where there are none."
—Robert Ingersoll, "Spirituality"
(Our Quote of the Week is taken from The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations, Charles Bufe, ed. When we're in the mood, we change our Quotation of the Week between 15:00 and 21:00 GMT on Mondays; ditto for our Definition of the Week.)
Definition of the Week
SLEAZY adj. A redundant term used for emphasis, as when placed before "politician," "lawyer," or "televangelist."
Our Definition of the Week is usually taken from
The Devil's Dictionaries (Second Edition, revised & expanded): The Best of The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Biercee, and
The American Heretic's Dictionary, by Chaz Bufe. This definition does not appear in The Devil’s Dictionaries, but will appear in Bufe’s upcoming collection, Provocations: Don’t Call Them Libertarians, AA Lies, and other incitements. (Oct. 2014)
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Order a copy of The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations and we'll include a free copy of The Devil's Dictionaries with it. You pay only what you'd pay for The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations alone: $14.95 plus $3.50 S/H.
Order a copy of the revised and expanded second edition of The Bassist's Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco (cover price $39.95), and we'll include a copy of the original edition (cover price $32.95) for free. You pay only what you'd pay for the second edition alone: $24.95 plus $3.50 S/H.
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- Our next book, Bible Tales for Ages 18 and Up, by G. Richard Bozarth, will be in bookstores and available online by the end of the coming week.
Bible Tales consists of excerpts from the Terminally Ill Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947 in Israel by Dr. Sebaceous Piafraus in the same month the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The Dead Sea Scrolls became internationally famous, but the Terminally Ill Sea Scrolls were consigned to obscurity, along with their discoverer, who endured decades of ego-bruising neglect. Finally, in Bible Tales for Ages 18 and Up, Dr. Piafraus provides us with translations of his scrolls, translations of well known Old Testament stories which he insists are the most authentic versions of the stories because the Jewish eschatological cult that created the Scrolls claimed that they were. These stories are more fully developed than in the Old Testament and are humorous, though some parts are appalling, because Bible stories often are appalling.
We're serializing our entire recent science fiction novel, Zeke Teflon's darkly humorous Free Radicals: A Novel of Utopia and Dystopia, on our Sharp and Pointed blog. We'll be putting up a chapter a day starting on August 17, and leaving up all of the chapters for at least a month after we put up the final one.
Here's what the reviewers are saying about Free Radicals:
"[S]olidly entertaining . . . reminiscent of early Mick Farren." —Publishers Weekly Online
"[T]he plot holds the reader's interest and should appeal to a fairly broad audience."
"Among the best future-shock reads in years . . . If we lived in the ’60s and ’70s when audience-rattling paperbacks like Naked Lunch were cheap, plentiful and available on pharmacy spinner-racks, critics would hail Free Radicals as a masterpiece." —Tucson Weekly
Sharp and Pointed features new writing by many of our authors—opinion pieces on politics and religion, science fiction reviews, cartoons, quotations, tips on writing, dark humor, and much more.
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