Posts Tagged ‘1970s’

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in Line at the DMV (PG)

I look at their faces and I pity them and I envy them and I know more than anything that I can’t be one of them. Not any­more. Still, I can wait in line with the best of them. It’s a skill like any other. Like whistling or making macaroni and cheese or de­signing a […]

The Halfback by Night (PG-13)

With its familiar click-CHUNK the answering machine picked up the incoming call he’d chosen to ignore. After his outgoing mes­sage and accompanying beep came a voice – a very nice female voice, but unfamiliar. “Jim?” she cooed in such a pleasing way that he nearly rose to take up the phone, but he waited. “Jim […]

Magnum Opie (PG-13)

“Ooohh, well now that is surprising,” the old man said as he swept a comb through the slick hair of the customer seated in one of the shop’s creaking barber chairs, “I can’t believe you wouldn’t have heard the story yet. It’s a – a real doozy, that’s for sure.” Without waiting for a go-ahead […]

The Tale of a Fateful Trip Epilogue: 1978 (R)

Associated Press article October 17, 1978 SHIPWRECK SURVIVORS FOUND AFTER 14 YEARS (AP) — In a scenario worthy of author Daniel Dafoe, survivors of the ill-fated cruise of the SS Minnow were discovered on an uncharted Pacific island early Saturday evening by a deep-sea fishing crew. The Minnow, an island-hopping charter boat, left Honolulu Harbor […]

Blockhead (PG)

As his hands mapped the ball’s rough surface, he could hear and smell the summers of long ago, those primary-colored days of abandon and laughter. He was aware of his tendency to roman­ticize his childhood; he knew that his remembered back yard freedom was a self-fabricated lie (she had told him as much in one […]