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Rhyme or Treason (the hard fought illusion of choice)

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A collection of darkly humorous stories and columns. In "Twilight of the Clowns" a traditional way of life ends as clowning ceases to be a viable way of life; In "Everybody Loves a Little Elf" elves save a man's business but create a literal stink about property rights and slave labor; In "More than One Day in the Life of Igor Igoravitch" a KGB agent is caught up in a web ...more
Paperback, Revised Standard Edition, 166 pages
Published February 28th 2012 (first published 2009)
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Mav Skye
Sep 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The short stories and thoughts in "Rhyme or Treason" are like a maze. The paths will you lead you through time, philosophies, Jack in the Box, politics, the constitution, the seven dwarves hut, religion and your job resume. One must keep reading no matter how much the mounting absurdness, no matter if you run out of tissue because you can't decide if you want to cry, laugh, (or shoot yourself)... so your nose leaks in indecision. At the heart of the maze you'll find a piece of yourself you ...more
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Recommended to Fenixbird by: Brian Celio
Can't wait to read the KGB short story! Great title..
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David Raffin, hella, extremely, very, very funny.
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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,
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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.”
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