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Redacted Mash Notes

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 1 comment

Matt and Jason shared carefully-edited excerpts from a recently discovered cache of high school mash notes.

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And Then…

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 0 comments

Hoping to present something “politically relevant” which “speaks to the concerns of our generation,” Jason opts to read a sci-fi short story he wrote in junior high.

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Road to Tacoma, Part I

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 0 comments

In January 1984, Matt, Jason, Eric, Paul (and a bunch of other folks) traveled to the bustling metropolis of Tacoma, Washington, to see Genesis (or possibly Gene Siskel; my memory is unreliable) live at the mighty Tacoma Dome.

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Road to Tacoma, Part II

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 0 comments

In this episode, Eric experiences terrifying flashbacks of his sojourn in the underworld, Jason visits the Optical Department at Sears, and Paul drives over one of Matt’s shoes. Why? It’s art, that’s why.

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Walkin’ After Midnight

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 3 comments

A short film (well, 26 minutes is relatively short, isn’t it?) based on the events described in the Trans Am Incident story.

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The Trans Am Incident: Part II

Posted on Oct 11, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 1 comment

“How comforting to know that Jehovah remembers that we are dust!” – Watchtower magazine, 9/1/94

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The Trans Am Incident: Part I

Posted on Oct 11, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 0 comments

“Make no mistake – Satan wants to lead you to your ruin.” – Watchtower magazine, 4/15/93

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Driven to Tears

Posted on Oct 11, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 1 comment

In 1983, Eric and I were dedicated concertgoers, often getting in line 12 or more hours before the show, braving the dangers of inclement weather, tyrannical security personnel, and aggressive street musicians.

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These Pink Ladies Are Getting Hornier by the Minute

Posted on Oct 10, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 1 comment

I am 37 years old, after all, and it doesn’t really affect me if he believes that I am “consorting with the Father of All Lies” when I watch “The Omen” on late-night TV.

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You Don’t Know How it Feels

Posted on Oct 10, 2008 in Paul's Basement | 0 comments

This was all before Susie married the mysterious Filipino lounge singer and disappeared, but that’s another story.

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