Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2008.08.18 : Non-Stop Fun! (Final!)
Wrap-Up! Addenda! And Random Smack!


I got such a good reaction to the GI Joe PSAs – well, if you can consider comments in the form of "about to get fired due to laughing my ass off at work" to be good – that I'm providing two addenda. The first I like but had forgotten about; the second I somehow missed entirely back in the day.

"Nice catch, blanco niño . . ."

"Everything's fine, everything's good . . ."

Just because I can, here's the original theatrical trailer for the greatest motion picture of all time – and, perforce, but in any case, one of the best trailers of all time.

Some better McSweeney's Lists:

XKCD Addendum: The most popular XKCD of all time, but which you'll only get if you're a Unix person.


An addendum from I PUT A TEXT ON IMAGE!, and but which you will also only get if you are a Unix person.

This is Counter-Struck. You'll be enormously amused by it if you've ever played Counter-Strike, and very amused by it if you've ever played any first-person shooter video game, and wildly confused and annoyed by it otherwise.

Here are scores of short video snippets of people getting massively pwned, which you'll appreciate if you're a totally unreconstructed sadist.

Fini! Now back to our regularly-scheduled fascist political screeds and schilling for my books . . .

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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