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Right now 6 Stella crime novels are available on Kindle for just $.99 ... Eddie's World has been reprinted and is also available from Stark House Press (Gat Books).

Friday, April 1, 2011

$2.4 million an hour ... $175,000 a year ain’t enough ... A Moon for the Misbegotten ... Knucks on Nook


$2.4 million an hour ...
that’s what Wall Street’s top hedge fund manager earned last year. Think about that, Doc (and all you other wingnuts out there) ... you’re complaining about bus drivers “working” overtime to make $128,000 a year in one city while some clown on Wall Street (remember them--too big to fail?), taps his keyboard a few times a day and “earns” $2.4 million an hour/$5 billion for 2010. Hey, word processors tap their keyboards too ... show us the fazools!

Sean Duffy (tea party) ... only “earns” $175,000 a year (and will have lifetime healthcare and a pension, even if he serves just one term) ... tough life, huh? Remember, this is a tea party member ... and the other day he complained about meeting his debt at a town hall meeting where someone complained about having to drive a bus for a living (he wasn’t getting $128,000 a year) ... Duffy said, “I’m struggling to meet my bills right now.” Sean’s response to tough times is he only makes $175,000 a year ... and he wants his country back?

Oy vey ...

A Moon for the Misbegotten ... Eugene O’Neill’s famoso play was available on the streaming thing with Netflix so in an attempt to give the Doc a break from French films, I watched this start to finish the other day. I remember seeing it on Broadway a long, long, long time ago (with the beautiful Kate Nelligan playing Josie Hogan in an unforgetable performance). It was one of the plays that kept my theatre writing dreams alive. Here’s a scene from the definitive/classic Moon with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst:

That one was for Doc ...

Reminder(s) ... We’re Nook (able) now ... Yous can get the ugly one’s first three: Eddie’s World, Jimmy Bench-Press & Charlie Opera on B&N’s Nook now ... All three are also available on Amazon’s Kindle.

Johnny Porno at The Raconteur ... Hey, reserve Thursday, April 7th soon as yous can ... an evening with Knucks? Oy vey ... he’s reading from Johnny Porno in Metuchen, New Jersey ... April 7, at 8:00 p.m. at The Raconteur (April 7, 8:00 p.m.) . The Raconteur offers wine and Johnny Porno ... where half the proceeds will go towards keeping this small independent bookstore from getting crushed.

The Raconteur, 431 Main Street Metuchen, NJ 08840; (732) 906-0009


This one’s for Doc too ...