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Mishistory of STAR TREK

Hollywood has no respect for history. Writers redraft the flow of time according to filmgoers’ demographics. I don’t really mind these idiots placing the discovery of America at the same year as Mel Gibson’s APOCALYSO or the non-existence of emperors in GLADIATOR, however the heresy of the most recent STAR TREKs should be considered heresy […]

Damnation is Fruitless

The Bible thumpers are the minority. If only they would go back to being silent. To paraphrase the Borg Queen in Star Trek, “Damnation is Fruitless.”

Dif Tor Heh Smusma

Leonard Nimoy hailed from Boston’s West End shtel. His Russian father cut hair in Mattapan Square. Tired of giving us a buzz-cut my father drove my older brother and me to the Terminal Barber Shop next to the terminus of the trolley line. I can’t recall any other barber along Blue Hill Avenue. A native […]

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER IOWA by Peter Nolan Smith

Wilbur Harrison had a hit with KANSAS CITY. My schoolmate, Joe Fielder, traveled to the Paris of the Plains in 1965. The police caught him in St. Louis. He escaped through the bathroom window and my 14 year-old friend reached KC the next day, where he ordered a steak and then rode a Greyhound back […]

The 420 Bus to Hollywood

In the late spring of 1995 I was living with Scottie Taylor in a pool house. The owner ran a strip club off West Pico Boulevard. His dancers sunbathed nude in the mornings. They were Jesus freaks and read the Bible like a choir of fallen angels. Scottie and I were sinners in their eyes. […]