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The Week in Tweet, Week 24

Bleakness, despair, doom? Save it, keep it off @outshine’s wave:

Monday June 8:

[Quote for the Monday] WhiteOptimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair.”

 [Source] Erich Fromm (1900 – 1980) / German-born U.S. psychoanalyst and philosopher / The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.

 Tuesday June 9:

Punk’s not dead – but it’s bloody tired. A limp record that exemplifies the trap of retrospective authenticity and hackneyed iconoclasmWhite.

[#SoundBytes] LET THE DOMINOES FALL by Rancid – / Hellcat Records – .

Wednesday June 10:

Silent, drafted blind worms burrow

Decomposing, circles closing

Garbage eating, circles meeting

Biocrafted Ouroboros.

[Bio] Rajan Khanna writes about beer and wine in addition to fiction. You can follow him @rajanyk or .

Thursday June 11:

Causes one to have fond memories of Pluto Nash. Ere long we’ll see Eddie in rehab with Dr. Drew or as the host of Celebrity Wiretapping.

[#Spitballs] Imagine That / directed by Karey Kirkpatrick /

Friday June 12:

[Quote for the Friday] “Improbable as it is, unlikely as it is, we are being set up as a beacon of hope for the world.

[Source] Desmond Tutu (1931 – ) / South African clergyman and civil rights activist.

Saturday June 13:

Single 500 yr old Martian seeks Single Earth Female 18-32, for alien abduction and impregnation roleplay. No cold or flu carriers.

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at:, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

Sunday June 14:

WhiteEx-Robin Tim Wayne adopts an identity used by two former Robins and turns into an angry young man. We’ve been here too often, unfortunately.

[#ShineComics] RED ROBIN #1 by Chris Yost (script), Ramon Bachs (art); DC, 2009, $2.99.


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