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David Raffin

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Contributor to Funny Times, Rosebud magazine, etc.

Edited the journal Vision? Nary!, of which MAXIMUMROCK'N'ROLL said:
"A sarcastic, funny magazine that takes it to you with humor about the general fucked-up-ness of America- down home heartland America"

These people said the following about David Raffin:

"A cross between Garrison Keillor and Salvador Dali."
– The Northwest Examiner

"Intelligent, humorous, and highly imaginative– always a pleasure to read."
– Peter Bacho, Author "Cebu" "Dark Blue Suit"

"His perversions are oddly analytical." 
- Jodi Lamm, Author "Titan Magic" 

"David's style is absurdist bordering on the surreal. [...] Certainly, David is a virtuoso at not delivering what an audience might expect. As such, he shows his remarkable ski
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Average rating: 4.0 · 206 ratings · 51 reviews · 10 distinct works
Rhyme or Treason

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Perils of Free Thought (a b...

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A David Raffin Sampler

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Perils of Time Travel

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“No, I don’t like it,” said a monster.


“Then no one shall have it!” said another monster, who was a friend, a foul-weather friend, of the first monster. “Anyone who complains shall have their sanity questioned!”


“Hear, hear!” said the number one monster, who finally felt validated by taking pleasure away from someone else. Which is what monsters do.


A third monster was paid 200 million dollars fo...

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Questions about cake (Humor)
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Description: Questions about cake from the book Rhyme or Treason by David Raffin
Wiener in a Bottle (Humor)
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Excerpts from the Bush memoir (Humor)
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The social perils of laundry, and exclusions thereof by David Raffin (Humor)
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“Man is not the only animal known to practice cannibalism. He is, however, the only animal capable of arranging it on a plate so it is pleasing to the eye.”

The adage ‘It’s only fun until someone loses an eye’ isn’t true...
The fun quotient is exactly the same- your viewpoint is skewed.”
David Raffin, Rhyme or Treason
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“You keep the title of 'president' even if you served only one term. The same goes for rapists.”
Christy Leigh Stewart

“I noticed years ago that when people (myself definitely included) are anxious they tend to busy themselves with irrelevant activities, because these distract from and therefore reduce their actual experience of anxiety. To stay perfectly still is to feel the fear at its maximum intensity, so instead you scuttle around doing things as though you are, in some mysterious way, short of time.”
John Cleese, So, Anyway...

“It is terrifying how much of this deeply unkind, utterly pointless, in fact, mind-bogglingly COUNTERPRODUCTIVE kind of behaviour was meted out to children over the centuries by half-witted, power-crazed zombies like this heinous old bat—a large proportion of such psychopaths allegedly acting in the name of an all-loving God.”
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