In This Issue

The Name of the Game… Is Name the Game!

Human interaction is often reduced to a series of games, and the overarching game which lays like a cheap suit over all other games is the game of pretending that we're playing a completely different game than the game that's actually being played. By Patrick Russell

Beating the Armadillo

He put the putter back in his bag on the golf cart, then pulled out one of his irons. A serious seven-iron. He took a few steps toward the armadillo. By Matt McCarthy

Love Affair with Leaving Work

Leaving work is distinct from leaving for work, or indeed being asked to leave work, both of which are fraught with unease, danger, and potential disaster and are of no concern. By Garry Williamson

The More Dangerous Game

Part One of Three

It was almost a week before Scott Rainsford realized he was being hunted. By Steve Spaulding

Hard Choices

I went to a debate between the Democratic candidates that want to run for Bob Graham's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat. During this debate, I was hit with surprising force by the reasons I've been so ambivalent about politics in the past. By Chris Slankard

The Stock Market

The Most Dangerous Game of All

In a society where more and more pensions, 401K plans, and livelihoods are dependent on the stock market, how much do we, the general public, really know about it? By Carter O'Brien

How I Ruined a Perfectly Good Lizard

Part Two of Two (I hope)

First he turned green, and then his throat turned red, and then he started doing little pushups in my hand. By Denise Pace

Shell Island, North Carolina

In families, true crime / means something beautiful By Erica Bernheim

A Small Victory in the War on Las Vegas

Or How I Managed to Not Lose Money

The machine started going berserk, this time without the annoying music; instead the counter was spinning out of control with a noise made much less annoying by the fact that each beep corresponded to another dollar. By Joe Martinez

Oregon Wine's Coming-of-Age

I recently visited three wineries in the Willamette Valley, aka Wine Country, Oregon. By Al DeReu


Selected Televised Ass Kickings

From the Publisher

I will fight and best their epitome of what it means to be an American man. This my challenge to you, Toby Keith, 2004 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. By Geary Yonker

Veto Demockracy


Punkvoter has evolved as one of many entities to help us all wash our hands of Mr. Bush and expose his deMOCKracy for what it truly has become: a mockery. By Carella Ross

Stuck on Stuck Girls

Spotlight Site

Synopsis: Young women, oftentimes blonde and scantily clad, get their cars stuck. That's it. What would call The People to award this site a Webby? By Denise Pace

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