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November 21st, 1993
|Issue #9 | Editor : Blade X | Back issues found at: |
| | firstname.lastname@example.org | etext.archive.umich.edu ftp |
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Contents, this issue:
News, Views, re:Views, and Clues!
Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer
Johnny Marr Murder Can Be Fun Calendar 1994
Subscribers Strike Back!
| Not that I know of a way to heal this world, or to make a better one |
| from scratch. I just want to see the whole fuckin' world erupt as we |
| reach the bitter, scalding end. |
| -- Evil Elf, premiere issue Nexus Six, page 2 |
It was obvious. Months were passing in between issues of Scream Baby and
once again I was bored with my creation. So I think, what could
re-spark my interest?
How about a weekly format?
Ok. Let's see.
I plan to sit down every Sunday evening, and spend 2 hours or so to see
what I can come up with. I ain't making no promises, though.
As far as writer's submissions go, don't take the "fuck you" mentioned
in the "Find Out Why They Call Me Stumpy" issue personally. There is not
a week that goes by where I don't see at least one "I'm starting a zine,
so send me contributions!" message from somone who will never be heard
from again. If you can't fill at least 20+ pages on your own before
having to resort to contributions, then maybe you don't have anything
worth mentioning. Maybe I'll change the policy to "don't waste my
time", but for now, I have to keep at least one indecent word in each
issue of Scream Baby, simply for the purpose of triggering any and all
corporate filter programs.
NEWS! VIEWS! re:VIEWS! and CLUES!
Nexus Six Magazine
POB 1394 Hollywood, CA 90078
What I love about N6 is not necessarily the information presented, but
rather the attitude. Clearly present is a commitment to using technology
in innovative ways to communicate, to explore, and to create. So
whenever one comes face-to-face with the sheer stupidity of mainstream
bullshit you want to scream with anger and rage until you choke up that
hairball, and you can go back to saying, "this is cool, this is cool,
and this is cool......"
Premiere Issue : Gutter-Tech
Editorial on low-tech & Generation X; news blurbs on technology;
instructions on commiting suicide on the same page with a contest and
call for entries on stalking celebrities; a reprinted post from
alt.satanism on how Closed Caption decoders are actually an attempt by
the government to spy on you; Interviews with Jennifer Lynch (director
of Boxing Helena), John Bergin (graphic artist, musician, Bonesaw, The
Crow), Chemlab, and Christ Gore (editor of Film Threat); reviews of
cyberpunk music, videos, books, software, computer graphics, and digital
Nexus Six sent free copies of their premiere issue to anyone who
responded to an advertisement placed on newsgroups and mailing lists. No
more free premiere issues are available. The cover price is listed at
$2. No subscription information is listed, but future news stand
distribution is hinted at.
UNPLASTIC NEWS BOUNCES BACK!
The editor of Unplastic News sent me e-mail, saying that the "Ugly"
Issue would be out soon. Last we heard from Todd was in April, where he
was planning to head cross country and set up in California. If you
don't know what Unplastic News is, then your e-zine history is missing
some holes. Check out back issues at etext.archive.umich.edu. [And if
you don't know that this ftp site is the major hub for e-zine
distribution.....well you do now.]
Unplastic News can now be reached at email@example.com.
HENRY : PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
Henry is a serial killer whose method to escape being caught by the
police is not to set up a modus operandi. So you stab one, strangle
another, use a .45 on one, an electric drill on another. It's not that
you can't use a gun, it's that you don't use the same one twice. This
advice Henry gives to Otis, his roommate, a gas station attendant on
parole who deals marijuana to high school students and who ends up
raping his sister, Becky, who moved in with Henry and Otis to escape
from a history of sexual abuse, her husband Leroy (now on bond for
$1 million for murder, and having left her daughter with her mother to
move to the big city of Chicago, get a job washing hair in a beauty
You don't really care.
Bleak, boring, and degrading, unlike......
JOHNNY MARR MURDER CAN BE FUN 1994 CALENDAR
If you're planning to buy someone a calendar for Chri$tmas, then you
might consider the Johnny Marr Murder Can Be Fun 1994 Calendar. Each
date contains information about homicides, suicides, serial killers,
natural disasters, etc. in a well researched, no nonsense manner.
I'd give you contact information, but I can't find my copy. It's around
here somewhere. I bought mine at Bookstop, a major chain bookstore, so
it should not be that hard to find.
I still think a computer version, with dates going back for the last
five years, is a really great idea.
SUBSCRIBERS STRIKE BACK!
Here are some of the responses I received to last weeks questionnaires,
as well as some new subscription requests. Note that most have been
edited, so that only the interesting sections remain. Even then, I'm
suspicious about some, or whether I will do this again............
> Question 3 -- Henry Rollins
> Savage street poet or heavy metal butthead?
When I was seventeen this guy was a hero of mine, because he was my
introduction to shock value (you know, spit-roasting little girls in the
back yard?) and all that, but lately, he's just a whiner. Musically,
anyway. I think of a really grotesque and tacky Beauty and the Beast.
His next album will be called "Poor Fucking Me, the Screaming Album, Part 25."
And of course the true irony is that he smirked at the mere mention of
Morrissey on Mtv...Morrissey, who at least can sing.
Also, Rollins thinks he's saving the world by telling the Mtv generation
to listen to real music, like John Coltrane. Rollins, who has *none* of
the integrity of John Coltrane.
Okay, I sort of like that song "Do It."
Andrew Werling firstname.lastname@example.org
* * *
Just thought I'd answer five out of six of your essay questions, just because
I need to get up reasonably early tomorrow and it's late already.
1 - The outcome of Gabriel Garcia Marquez replacing William Gibson on The
Difference Engine - Dr. Cat buys a copy and reads it. He loves anything to
do with Charles Babbage, but possesses an irrational, rabid prejudice against
anything associated with William Gibson.
2 - Cybroganics/cyberganics/cyberorganics/however-Paco-spells it: "We have
invented a new word, to show that we are even hipper than those that find the
newest invented words of others and parrot them. We will not tell you what
it means, because we weren't cool enough to make up that part really, but
don't want to give ourselves away." neotribalism - "we actually stumbled
onto something that's of real significance but we don't understand it so we
just toss around a lot of jargon about it. we only found it because we
jabber about ALL weird new things we hear about, and we really aren't aware
which are the significant ones. We think the brain-wave altering goggles are
just as important as neo-tribalism, what do we know?"
3 - Henry Rollins. Never heard of him. But hey, is there really any
difference between the two categories you listed?
4 - Please somebody get a discussion going about making an alt.cyberpunk.slag.
Some of the dumb kids that call themselves cyberpunks haven't been kept
busy enough by their own dumb newsgroups to stay out of the ones I like, and
maybe if they had one more new group it would help.
5 - The Well is destroyed... Of the 99%+ of netizens who never once logged
onto the Well, 6% shift from thinking "The Well is probably cool/lame" to
thinking "The Well WAS probably cool/lame". The other 93% continue to
periodically think "Oh, I don't really have the time/money to check out the
Well for myself", and continue to think of it as either cool or lame
indefinitely, as the frequency with which comments about it appear here and
there seems to remain about the same as it had been before.
No answer for number six, as I'm not Kibo. (Or am I?)
* * *
Question -- Who are you?
I am a hazardous waste manager with the California Institute of
Technology. My job also includes radioactive materials and safety. The
job very rarely gets boring! I'm also a full time student majoring in
* * *
I'm a physicist, undergrad, Brunel University. At the moment I'm trying to
understand what reality is and it's lotsa fun being able to speak the
I love travelling, I've lived in the UK, India and the Middle East as well as
over to the States a few times. I'll see ya there next summer.
[Coming to Austin for Leri@Con?
Now I wanna know what/who you are and what's the deal ? I managed to find
one issue to S.B. and it's got...hmmm I dunno yet but I wanna.
I love reading and that includes fiction, sci fi especially and history.
One cultural artifact worth your time huh ? Well no specific recommendations
but find out what the Spanish Civil War was, "A Homage to Catalonia" Orwell.
And remember the next time you watch " A Clockwork Orange" you're seeing my
campus and this bleeding computer center most of the time. It ain't funny.
also I want a reply from you, not some automailer.
[Note: Zaid gets major points for demanding a personal response, but,
unfortunately, I'm out of
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