Enter your email address below and we'll let you know when there's good new stuff up here
Perspective is my intro to each issue. “From the editor’s desk” kind of crapola.
So here we go, my thoughts on this first issue of The Bandito Browser:
It got out of hand.
A good example is the Mainly for Women section. One thing kept leading to another and to another, and then conflict and confrontation ensued. Sort of like the way wars get started. Or in this case my 4,000 word review of The Vagina Monologues…
Speaking of wars getting started, the same thing happened with Alert the Media/Orwell as Optimist.
What happened in both cases is that The Don’t Get Me Started Syndrome, or DGMS (pronounced “dogmiz”) Syndrome kicked in. The DGMS Syndrome can be good, can be bad. Depends on whether the DGMS sufferer is also aflicted by the HUYA! Syndrome. Often compounding a (tandem) HUYA!/DGMS Syndrome is the FIAB (Fish In A Barrel) Effect, which can act as a triggering mechanism for either or both Syndromes: What occurs is that you perceive a HUYA! Syndrome out there – whether in a neocon politician or in Michael Moore -- that’s so FIAB that DGMS is inevitable.
Add to the mix the TBWOS Perception (Two Birds With One Stone, pronounced 'tibwuz'), in which you can expose two HUYA! Syndromes in one fell swoop, which was the case with my The Vagina Monologues review.
Christ, then there's MOM. No, not my dear Mom, MOM, God bless her and rest her soul, but the 'My Own Magazine' MOM.
So due to relentless HUYA!s/FIABs/TBWOes/DDGMSes (try saying it all in one breath), this first issue of MOM got Out Of Hand (OOH, as in 'Ooh!'); it just kept snowballing until we said Enough! and put it out there. It's imperfect! We're sorry! Tifsue!
Tifsue? As you'll see if you hang in for 'The True Origin of the Dark Side,' TFSU is a Yoda-ism for The Fuck Shut Up!
But let’s get on with it. Click whatever links below that strike your fancy. (If you haven’t already seen the list of this issue’s guest contributors, you can now. )
Send me the best of the web (at firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can pass it on! Help me make The Bandito Browser the ultimate online magazine/resource!
If you like what I’ve done here, please spread the word. Forward this link to your friends. The success of this venture called Bandito Books depends upon you.
Registered users get to post comments on our stories. If you're not registered, click here and register so you can see the comment form
You can easily re-publish many of our pages on your website. Just click the gold star in the upper righthand corner of the page, grab the code, then paste it into any webpage with a .php extension. Click here for more info...