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Welcome to My Terribly Neglected Blog

HUMBUG! I have not updated this sucker since August 2011 when my second book came out. Even before that it...Read on...

It's Denise and I Am In Dougie

I pay the PhoneTag company $10 a month for their service which transcribes voicemail messages and emails them to me....Read on...

Don't, You'll Go Blinder!

English newspaper the Telegraph reports the launch of a new pornographic magazine for the blind. Which reminded me - I...Read on...

Again With the Overzealous Comment Filter

Unfortunately your comments were being murdered, not moderated.Read on...

Friends with Books

The following is a list of friends and acquaintances with books out recently. If you're looking for something to read,...Read on...

Did You Hear About The Guy Who Took On The Nigerian?

Longtime reader Mick sent me this Vanity Fair piece by Ted Travelstead wherein he takes on a Nigerian email scammer....Read on...

Banterist Gets A Mashable Shout Out, Which I Am Told Is Good

An old Banterist post, Facebook in the Fuhrerbunker, made Mashable's Top 5 Funniest Fake Facebook Pages list. This was...Read on...

Yelp: Tout Va Bien

I'm a big fan of the online review service Yelp.com. I've used it countless times to pick, or not pick, a place for dinner.Read on...

Deposition at Dances With Films, Los Angeles

My violent, swear-laden mafia comedy screens Sunday, June 7th at Laemmle's Sunset 5 movie theater in Los Angeles. It appears in Competition Block 4 as part of the Dances With Films festival that I am accidentally not at. Read on...

And now, Twitter

Have you heard? Twitter is all the rage! There's not a moment that goes by that shouldn't be shared...Read on...

Reader Demographics

For authors, Barnes & Noble's handy in-store kiosks make it easy to paint a picture of your readership. For better or for worse.Read on...

Three Brilliant Stocking Stuffers

Knowing that some people still read books inspired me to mention these books - all of which I believe would be perfect stocking stuffersRead on...

Apologies for the overzealous comment filter

A little configuration error on my part resulted in numerous (actually, all) comments for the last six weeks or so being declared as spam and treated accordingly. Anything more than 14 days old is, like Bob Hope, gone forever.Read on...

Welcome, First-Timers.

In anticipation of increased traffic from the book jacket's mention of Banterist as well as the link from the book's official website, I thought it'd be smart to re-introduce Banterist.Read on...

Book Report: Facebook Page

In the Event of My Untimely Demise has its very own Facebook Page. Now you can sign up and...Read on...

Can't Say I Never Ca(Red)

While writing I will only drink organic coffee grown by native farmers who ethically harvest the beans for a living wage, eat only raw vegetables and poop on their fields in the shade.Read on...

Book Report: As You Wish List

A few days ago I received an email from someone who wanted me to know that In The Event Of My Untimely Demise was #51 on Amazon's "Most Wished For" list, Parenting Humor category. Neither my publisher nor I had any idea that such a list actually existed but it was welcome news, especially since the book hasn't even been released yet. Read on...

Banterist Nips/Tucks

Banterist underwent some quiet outpatient procedures yesterday, courtesy Dr. Everitz. Nothing major, just some behind-the-scenes adjustments and a few things you may notice:Read on...

Friday 30 November Reading at KGB Bar

I'll be joining author Grant Stoddard at KGB in the Lower East Side to read from our work. I'll be reading from my forthcoming book In The Event Of My Untimely Demise. Grant? Not sure. I think it's a new book he's working on.Read on...

Imminent Domain

My book has a website and an email list, and Glenn Beck has a $50 million contract.Read on...

Book Report: Blurbage

With the book officially written and turned over to the production folks we move into the next phase - obtaining endorsements.Read on...

Switching to a Secure Frequency

Switching to a Secure Frequency A little thing George Lowe and I did for funnyordie.com....Read on...

Blogger's Choice

I can't say I know what a Blogger's Choice award is, but I'll mention it nonetheless.Read on...

Still Not Diddy

More illiterate people who think I'm Diddy. Read on...

12 January Reading at KGB Bar

Five writers reading at KGB in the LES.Read on...

Reading At KGB Bar

Janice Erlbaum, David Goodwillie, Brian Sack and Grant Stoddard read from their books at KGB Bar.Read on...

Penn Jillette Mention

Penn Jillette talks about Your New Monkey.Read on...

Welcome, Deviants and Star-Struck Teens

Lots and lots of people find Banterist though good old-fashioned search engines like Google and Yahoo. And what, pray tell, are they looking for? Ass and asses.Read on...

The Parmesan John T-Shirt

An exclusive from the new and improving Banterist online store.Read on...

The Guardian

Mention in the UK's Guardian.Read on...

Calling All Complainers

The squeakiest wheel gets $5,000.Read on...

Department of Satire Awareness

Please be advised that Banterist is not a resource for contacting Sean Puff Daddy Puffy P. Diddy Just Diddy Combs, Stevie Wonder or Paris Hilton. Read on...

The Obligatory 2005 Retrospective

eBay fame, cat ass, and stars both shallow and deeply touched. The year reviewed and the ten most eyeballed & emailed entries of 2005.Read on...

Anonymous Sourcewear

Can't keep a secret? Pull a Deep Throat of your very own and beat Judith Miller to the punch with the latest in current events couture from Banterist's terribly mediocre inline store.Read on...

Nous sommes elsewhere

Allons-y.Read on...

One Year Down

Banterist, a year-old.Read on...

The Breast That Launched A Thousand Queries

At Nipplegate's Ground Zero.Read on...

The Year In Review

Banterist reflects on 2003.Read on...

Links

LinkageRead on...

Syndication

Syndication feeds.Read on...

Banterist FAQ

Banterist - Frequently asked questions.Read on...

About Banterist

About Banterist is about Banterist, as the title implies.Read on...



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