Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Friday Fun Break: Shit That's Said

So here's a meme you may have missed. (If, for instance, you were buried under a novel for a year. Or more.) Hat tip: SNaFu.

It all started here…

…and spiralled well out of control. Here are are my very special personal favourite picks. One note: you'll figure this out on your own – but half the fun is that the sayers of the eponymous shit are played by the people upon whom they inflict it, e.g. the white girl is portrayed (rather stunningly) by the black girl, the girl by the gay man, etc. Good po-mo constructed-identity fun.

If you're still trying to get through Friday at work, find your own favourites here.

Oh – my personal entrée to this was via "Shit New Yorkers Say". Hat tip to TinyE; this also happens to feature my awesome cousin Cara.

I am, not incidentally, looking for collaborators for a "Shite Londoners Say" version. (My one (remaining) filmmaker friend in London is spending the month in Spain. Bastard!) I've got a draft script, but need actors (x2), extras (xN), perhaps better camera and sound kit, and particularly contributions (to the script). Watch the video above; translate to the Big Smoke; email to ! Et voila tout. I think all the Londoners I know will have a little something to add here. (Okay, what the hell, here's what I've got so far.)

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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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