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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres March 18, 2014 - 4:51am

There's a brand new webzine looking for humor writing of all forms, and they are open for submissions now.

Back Hair Advocate is looking for well written, humorous content, so go to their submission page and see if you've got what it takes to make people laugh. It's always possible your mom was being sarcastic when she told you "You're hilarious," but now you can find out for sure!

From the site: 

We are looking for poems, flash fiction, cartoons, nonfiction pieces and short stories. All of them must have two things in common: they have to be funny and well-written.

So get to it, writers.

p.s. I am simply promoting a site that sounds exciting. I have absolutely nothing to do with the site, no ties whatsoever, so it's still cool...

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs March 18, 2014 - 9:15am

Heh. That's my brother.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries March 18, 2014 - 1:14pm

I was reading McCarthy's 'Child of God' the other day, and in one scene the mc's shanty is burning to the ground. After reading the below simile, I had to put the book down for a while because I couldn't stop laughing.

The flames ran down the batboards and up again like burning squirrels

I deduce from such moments that my sense of humor is probably not very good, and avoid trying to be funny as a consequence. I like the idea though. I don't read a lot of comedy fiction (depending, of course, on how you define comedy in fiction).

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated March 18, 2014 - 1:18pm

I think you are getting a kick back in the form of extra back hair Sean.  Don't lie!

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like March 19, 2014 - 5:58am

Gruesome as it is at points, I always thought Child of God had some funny scenes. Suttree as well.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries March 19, 2014 - 12:45pm

A lot of them, I would say! I haven't read 'Suttree' but if the tone's similar to that in CoG I probably should. 

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal March 19, 2014 - 2:24pm

are venomous rants a welcome genre?

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like March 19, 2014 - 2:48pm

@Linda -- Different tone for sure. It's way longer and pretty slow, more ponderous and wandering, but worth reading.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries March 21, 2014 - 2:21am

Thanks JYH, I'll check it out.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs March 27, 2014 - 10:58am

My brother tells me that he's still looking for stuff.