Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jack and the Bad Stock by Roy Trumbull

A twisted fairy tale that introduces one to the fictions of Wall Street and the legal fictions that make them possible.

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Certain Death Cola by Roy Trumbull

A business scheme based upon truth brings riches to those employing it. Imagine a can of high fructose corn syrup cola with a detailed list of all the medical ills drinking it will cause.

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Early FM Tales by Roy Trumbull

One would think that the way an FM station makes money is by selling commercials. For decades the owners have made money by selling the station to a bigger fool. Now the biggest fools own all the stations. This story … Continue reading

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Chuck’s Cipher by Roy Trumbull

A young man is dead and his friends meet to attempt to decode a message found in his effects.

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Joey and the Perfect Golf Clubs

I think I had my first golf clubs when I was three. My dad, Barney Trumbull, was a dedicated golfer but I lacked the knack. That didn’t keep me from playing with him on every golf course in Northern California. … Continue reading

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Vetting Medea by Roy Trumbull

The Meanness and Rationalization Party is vetting Vice-Presidential candidates. Medea is on the list even though she’s had more than her share of bad press. How many votes can you get after you kill your children, poison your exes trophy … Continue reading

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Kickme by Roy Trumbull

This is an orientation lecture for those who’ve just moved to a state where the residents all have a stake in their exploitation and mistreatment and are convinced that it’s a good idea to get the short end of the … Continue reading

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Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling

A classic poem in dialect by Rudyard Kipling about a regimental water boy in India. I think I first heard it when I was in elementary school

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch12

The Butterfly That Stamped

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch11

The Cat That Walked By Himself

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch10

The Crab That Played With The Sea

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch09

How the Alphabet Was Made

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch08

How the First Letter Was Written

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch07

The Beginning of the Armadillos

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch06

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch05

The Elephant’s Child

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch04

How the Leopard Got His Spots

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch03

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch02

How the Camel Got His Hump

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The Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling Ch01

How the Whale Got His Throat

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