Archive for the ‘zines’ Category

Sayings of Editor Art! (more to add to the list)

June 24, 2020

Be daring – Wing it!

Whether its this wine or that wine, its still wine!

People who don’t wear a mask – I avoid like the plague!

The oasis of civilization.

That’s like a sax solo in the middle of the Moonlight Sonata (first movement.)

A song with a wide range in the melody is lighter than one with a limited range.

Let the windmills tilt themselves.

Stay lit!

Everyone gets a thorn in their paw.

Song title: I may be wrong but you’re still stupid!

Black hole of need.

I can’t listen to you in that dress.

Destructive interference is the gateway that connects space-time with the dimensionless point.

How can I be 70? I feel like 23 and sore.

Media – reaching out for drama and trauma.

So instead of a zoo of weird particles, we are looking at different waves that combine, transform, or decay – each with different particles.

Buksforus: the new drug you need to tell your doctor. Side effects, lean wallets and empty pockets. In clinical trials, only m&ms were found to be better.

High times and misdemeanors.

Remember when music was fun and not a corporate ploy?

The arts and media revolution will win through default because it is built on the talent of many not the promotion of a few.

Light is eternal. (Photons are outside space-time, distance, time, and are eternal – and all in a single dimensionless point.

At my age / you have to be twice as careful and half as stupid!

If the founding fathers came today and you asked them, What do you think about the internet? They’d respond. Where are the horses?

The daily cycle of UV light forced selection on chemicals, and led to life.

Singer: Was I on key?
Manager: Many times!!!

The best musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers now are people you’ve never heard of
Join the arts revolution and give them a chance to be heard.

Something new is needed.

Where are the great instrumentalists? Corporate music just sounds like karaoke.

Did our military spending help protect us from the corona virus? Maybe we should reconsider how best to protect the country.
We’ve spent billions and billions on the military to protect us. Yet they were helpless in this pandemic. Maybe protecting the country should include more than buying weapons!

Nature is never clever. It’s simple and elegant.

This liquor is so bad they call it Catch 22. You have to be drunk to drink it.

Big Businesses during the pandemic – some are stepping up and others are on their knees begging for bailouts.

My standard guitar cannot make thousands of different sounds like an electric guitar, so I have to get variety through new chords.

I hope all your photons are light.

The Slush Pile Strikes Back

June 19, 2020

The Slush Pile Strikes Back, The Underground Literary Alliance Anthology, Edited by Steve Kostecke and Wred Fright.

The ULA, the Underground Literary Alliance, was an underground writers group of the 90’s – during the zine explosion, the last golden age of literature before the internet.

The ULA was started and led by Karl “King” Wenclas who tried to gather writers like himself, opposed to what mainstream publishing had become.

During that era the ULA put out the Slush Pile an anthology of work from the group of ever changing writers. i was pleased to be a part of it.

Steve Kostecke who started the Slush Pile, wrote in his Editor’s Rant, Slush Pile #4: “Our main criticism is that American literature and letters has become professionalized, elitist, art-destructive, corrupt, meaningless, soulless,and just plain crazy sick to look at.”

Wred Fright, one of the long time writers has done all the heavy lifting and assembled this analogy of Kostecke’s ULA, Slush Pile. It contains 30 writers and 150 pages of writing.

My favorites include:

Short poems by Susan America, “Harassed By an Automobile Offender While Biking Through Chinatown”, Brady Dale, “This is Not Your TV Show”, Mark Sonnenfeld, “Zine Worker”, and Mark “Brunetti” Baird, “Atheism.”

Editorials and rants on writing included: Steve Kostecke, “Editor’s Rant SP #4, Jeff Potter, “The Loser”, and Adam Hardin, “Profiles in Fraud: JFK & the Pulitzer Prize.”

Short stories included; Crazy Carl Robinson, “Life in the Hotel in the Spring of 2004”, and my entry, Tom Hendricks, “The Dream.”

There is a lot to read, some fine covers by Yul Tolbert, and inspiring words from Wred Fright. For mature readers. You can find it now online at

https://www.scribd.com/document/465913677/The-Slush-Pile-Strikes-Back-The-Underground-Literary-Alliance-Anthology-edited-by-Steve-Kostecke-and-Wred-Fright#from_embed

Recommended as good writing, and an important part of the zine revolution. Tom Hendricks.

Neutron Mystery by a sci-phy writer.

May 25, 2020

NEUTRON MYSTERY by a sci-phy writer.

Both neutrons and protons are made of 3 quarks each.
So why does it take protons 10 to the 32nd power of YEARS to decay, while a free neutron decays in 11 MINUTES?
Something’s not right here!

Neutrons, and protons are said to be made up of 3 quarks each such that Proton: two up quarks and one down
Neutron: two down quarks and one up
But if that’s true why does a free neutron decay in 11 minutes, but a proton in 10 to the 32nd power of years!

“On average a free neutron will decay into a proton and an electron in about 11 minutes.”

“‘The proton … has long been considered to be a stable particle, but recent developments of grand unification models have suggested that it might decay with a half-life of about 10 to the power of 32 years.”

“If an electron strikes a proton with sufficient energy, the two can form a neutron.”

What if a neutron is really an electron and a proton (like in neutron stars) That means the electron = e proton = p, and the neutron = p/e

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Media Watchdogs keep Bad Media in the Spotlight and Good Media Marginalized.

May 23, 2020

Media Watchdogs you keep bad media in the spotlight and good media marginalized!

MEDIA WATCHDOGS in one sense enables bad media to continue. By calling them out you bring attention to them, that should better be on those indie media that are doing media right. Those you neglect mentioning, you help keep marginalized while you keep the bad media in the center of attention and top dogs in firm position.

The Universe of Opposites – sci phy speculation

May 19, 2020

THE UNIVERSE IS OPPOSITES EXCEPT FOR …

There seems to be some connection between all of these these. Opposites seem such a key component of physics.

FERMIONS – BOSONS
DESTRUCTIVE INTERFERENCE – CONSTRUCTIVE INTERFERENCE
MATTER – ANTI MATTER
PAULI EXCLUSION PRINCIPLE APPLIES FOR FERMIONS – NOT BOSONS. POSITIVE CHARGE – NEGATIVE CHARGE
SPIN antisymmetric wave functions for fermions, symmetric wave functions for bosons (photons)

The only things without opposites seem to be gravity, time, and photons..


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