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Come on God. Answer me. For years I am asking you why. Why are the innocent dead and the guilty alive? Where is justice? Where is punishment? Or have you already answered? Have you already said to the world, here is justice, here is punishment, here..............in me. Biohazard spoken word intro to "Punishment" _Urban Discipline_ babybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybaby babybaby yba aby byba abyb byba babybaby babybaby bybabyba babybaby byb yba babybaby byb yba ba ba babybaby babybaby yba babybaby yba aby yba ba ba babybaby babybabybabyb yba babybaby byb yba babybaby byb yba ba ba babybaby babybaby yba aby byb yba aby byb yba ba ba babybaby babybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybaby "Well I Swear That I Don't Have A Gun" May 4, 1994 __________________________________________________________________________ | | | | Editor : Blade X | Back issues found at: | | | bladex@bga.com | etext.archive.umich.edu ftp | | | Neo-Wobblie Node # 269 | Tejas (512) 467-0663 BBS | |__________________________________________________________________________| Contents of this issue : Ediborial : The Dying Throes of an Angry Young Cyberpunk by Me! Buzzword Bingo by Carl Cut-N-Paste Kadie Re:views by Me! Personality Quiz : K00L, G00ber, or Cyber Chix? by Me! The Slacker Manifesto by Steve Mizrach Things that I am Ashamed about uh, anonymous Baby Got Back Issues Ediborial : The Dying Throes of an Angry Young Cyberpunk It's been six months since the last issue and while these hallways have been silent, I've been quite rowdy elsewhere. Six months of experiences have been condensed to asterisks in the "Re:views" section later in this issue. But mostly I turned 26. Much of the Angry Young Cyberpunk stuff which fueled earlier issues no longer interests me and it gets harder and harder to get riled up over stuff. The irony : while I'm reaching the end of the creative spurt that generated Scream Baby, media coverage has taken off. I'm reviewed in the TV Guide to Cyberspace as a "don't miss" and received similar blurbs in Axcess, the Compuserve monthly magazine, and if I wasn't so lazy I'd go look up the other references but there's a couple more. So what does it mean to you? There won't be any speculations about Kurt Cobain battling Richard Nixon in hell, or first hand interviews with "Puppy" -- the Australian aborigine child at the center of the first Usenet libel lawsuit award. No, you won't be reading any of those shameful things in Scream Baby anymore. Ok, maybe you will. Tomorrow, is, after all, a new future. What I want to explore in the next issue is those ideas and expressions of community, that experience of belonging, that sense of being home. RE:VIEWS Categories : Art, Book, Comic, Death, Event, Loony Toons, Movie, Music, Police Action, Signs (of the Apocalypse), Technology, Zine Howard Rheingold, Virtual Communities, ***** Book Mutha's Day Out, My Soul is Wet **** Music NiN, Toward the Downward Spiral *** Music Nat Henthoff : The First Amendment **** Book Eden Matrix *** Comic Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 1994 **** Event Robofest V **** Event Robo-Otis collaboration **** Art bOING-bOING ** Zine io #1 **** Zine Beck, Mellow Gold ** Music Beck, "Loser" single *** Music Prince -- "Beautiful Girl" * Music -- after thinking, damn, this could be *** Music a BeeGees song Kurt Cobain **** Death Bill Hicks ***** Death Wavy Gravy Ice Cream ***** Food John Candy *** Death FBI trying to detain suspects at a conference for civil libertarians (CFP 94) ***** Police Action The Fugitive **** Movie Richard Nixon ** Death Government and Technology Conference ** Event "Punk Prom Night" at a local lesbian bar/club *** Music Photo-manipulated gif of Rush Limbaugh sucking **** Art a [CENSORED BY CYBERLICIOUS LAWYERS -- VIOLATION OF OBSCENITY CLAUSE] Woodstock ][ * Death **** Music ***** Signs Too Much Coffeman **** Comic Watching Senator Leahy on a Big Big Big Screen talking about Big Brother Clipper Chip *** Event Soundgarden, "Superunknown" *** Music Dissemination Network CD *** Music "It is better to burn out than fade away" -- Neil Young *** Music -- Def Leppard ***** Music -- Kurt Cobain * Death Clipper Chip * Police Action new Whole Earth Millenium catalog galleys **** Book Eyore's Birthday Party ***** Event -- the drums ***** Music Samuel Walker, In Defense of American Liberties, *** Book The History of the ACLU River Phoenix * Death Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man *** Death Mandala system at the Chicago Institute of *** Technology Science and Technology Mandala system by Austin Robot Group members ***** Technology Karen Pittman and Jon Witham HEB's new "Central Market" grocery store * Food *** Signs Coca-Cola's upcoming "OK" drink coming soon! Signs Schindler's List ***** Movie PGP modification that makes encrypted text ***** Technology resemble ordinary unecrypted text Ed Krol, The Whole Internet Users Guide 2nd ed. ***** Bible Mike Diana's obscenity conviction * Police Action General Linda Thompson's "Ultimatum" to *** Loony Tunes members of Congress et.al. "The Green Card" postings * Events "The Green Card" postings author quoted as * Signs preparing to write a book on Internet advertising Green Card ***** Movie Gray Areas Spring 1994 Issue **** Zine Phrack #45 & the NSA Security Manual **** Zine -- that Chris Goggans had to type the ** Technology manual, rather than using a scanner -- Subsequent news coverage about event ** Signs Wired Clipper Chip Archives **** Technology Cyber Rights Now! Logo *** Art Big Brother Inside Logo ***** Art CPSR removing Big Brother Inside Logo after **** Police Action Intel complained The "Original Rock N Roll McDonalds" (Chicago) *** Food -- the Peggy Sue Boutique (souvenirs) **** Signs Ben Is Dead "Sassy" parody **** Zine Clinton being asked about his underwear on MTV *** Event Henry Rollins "Weight" *** Music Clinton's "constitutionally secure" methods to * Police Action conduct warrantless searches of public housing units 1492 : The Conquest of Paradise *** Movie Scream Baby being mentioned in Axcess * Signs Compuserve monthly magazine * Signs Netguide ("the TV Guide to Cyberspace") * Signs Jon Lebovitz's E-Zine List ***** K00L Forbidden Subjects CD-Rom * Signs -- if the rumor that I get a ***** Signs free CD is true Rate Yourself : How Many of the Above Cultural Items Did You Know about before reading this issue of Scream Baby? 60+ Liar 1-59 Above average 0 Perhaps you should stop now and go read CTHEORY. _______________________________________________________ | | | "Hey....I'm a loser baby.....so why don't ya kill me" | | Beck, "Loser" | |_______________________________________________________| PERSONALITY QUIZ : K00L, G00BER, OR CYBER CHIX? Here is a list of names of people, most of whom I've either met, contacted, or otherwise found out about in the last six months or so. Your job is to decide what I think about them, whether they are K00l, a G00ber, or a cyber chix. I couldn't think of a way to keep track electronically, so get a piece of scratch paper to keep score. You'll also need a second piece of paper to cover the screen in case the answers appear on the bottom of your screen before you have a chance to decide whether the person is K00l, G00ber, or Cyber Chix! And yes, it's a trick.......... List of Personalities 1. Tiffany Lee Brown, WELL customer support 2. Carl "Cut-N-Paste" Kadie, Computers and Academic Freedom 3. Simona Nass, President of SEA 4. Stanton McCandlish, EFF Online Activist 5. Dan Gannon, Holocaust Revisionist 6. Netta Gilboa, Gray Areas 7. Darby, editor of Ben Is Dead 8. Paco Xander Nathan, Fringeware 9. Tom Jennings, creator of Fidonet, runs Little Garden 10. Howard Rheingold, Virtual Communities, Whole Earth Review 11. Wavy Gravy, clown, Woodstock I organizer 12. George Bush, Jr., Republican candidate for Texas Governor 13. M. Strata Rose, cypherpunk 14. Monte McCarter, Dissemination Network 15. Dave Banisar, CPSR Washington Office, policy analyst 16. Judi Clark, CPSR national treasurer 17. Janet Murray, K12 Net organizer, librarian, grandmother 18. Julie Petersen, Online Gardener for Wired 19. Beavis 20. Butthead 21. sine nomine, alt.angst who's who Answers : K00l : 1,2,3,4,6,7,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21 G00ber : 5,8,12,19,20 Cyber chix : 1,3,6,7,13,16,17,18,21 It's a *TRICK* ....all of the cyber chix are also k00l....but not everyone who is K00l is a cyber chix......... If you didn't see this a mile away then you need to get with the program. Perhaps you should stop reading Scream Baby and go for something safer, tamer, and user-friendly. Like [CENSORED BY CYBERLICIOUS LAWYERS -- VIOLATION OF LIBEL CLAUSE]. Scoring : 1 pt per correct answer, for a maximum of 32 32 Liar 0 - 31 Above average didn't keep score Cynic Why is Paco Nathan a G00ber, you ask? Like, why isn't he K00l? Ok, since you ask, I'm going to tell you, and if you didn't ask, then just play along like you did. So like, I call over to his house, ya know, to see if there's anything I could do to help out. He's putting together the new upcoming issue of Fringeware Review (the Cyber Chix issue) with Tiffany Lee Brown who had flown in from San Francisco to do this thing. (She is on vacation for tendonitis and carpal syndrome, a result of being WELL customer support). So I'm like, well I'd lost my job the week before, didn't have much to do, and was tired of watching this huge, HUGE spider crawling across my ceiling. So I called over to Paco's house *TWICE* just wanting to know if there was anything I could do to help out with the issue. Doesn't even bother to call me back. So he gets a g00ber rating until that b0z0head calls me back. ______________________________________________________________________ | | | The prototype "13er" exists solely in the minds of the media, and | | the rest is done with mirrors. Let's keep it this way. To the rest | | of those with the gall to label our individuality, I'll not-so- | | humbly ask this : Shut up, put your Powerbooks and cameras away | | and listen to us. One by one by one. | | | | -- Melissa Petrek, last writes, io magazine | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SLACKER MANIFESTO: Talking 'Bout My Generation by Steve Mizrach Seeker1@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu Our generation doesn't even know what to call itself. "Twentysomethings" is just a descriptive term; a numerical fact, much like the term "13th Generation," (since America hit the world scene) which seems to augur something disastrous in the future. The term "Baby Busters" just signifies that we are the bust after the Boomers, the whisper after the Youthquake, the great demographic downswing. Douglas Copeland may put it best when he calls us "Generation X" - not for Malcolm, but because we are unquantifiable, a complete X-factor, paradoXical. Nobody knows who speaks for us; what market niches we occupy; what things are closest to our hearts. We are an enigma to our predecessors, and perhaps will be one to the generation after us, the so-called Millenials born after 1981. The X Generation is made up of Slackers, Hackers (a.k.a. Phreakers, Cyberpunks, and Neuronauts), and New Jackers, those ever-disposable urban youth prophets of Hiphoprisy. We are Ravers and Atari Wavers, Stuck-in-the-70s-ers, and Particle Men, zooming to and fro without a place to go. According to most demographers, we are more street smart and pop-culture literate, and less versed in the classics, ethics, and formal education (especially in areas like geography, civics, and history: areas where we appear to be, in short, an academic disgrace.) Many of us do not read, do not vote, and make sure not to care. Polls show us to be greater risk-takers, more likely to do things that would result in self-harm, and more materialistic than our predecessors, the Boomers. We are said to have less ambition, less idealism, less morals, smaller attention spans, and less discipline than any previous generation of this century. We are the most aborted, most incarcerated, most suicidal, and most uncontrollable, unwanted, and unpredictable generation in history. (Or so claim the authors of 13th Generation.) If you look at the political organizations that define our generation, you don't see Yippies, SDS, the Diggers, or the Weathermen. Instead, we have groups like Lead or Leave! and Rock the Vote!, which do the radical things of registering people to vote against censorship and asking politicians to sign pledges to reduce the deficit or leave office. Ho hum. This is the most socially conscious, radical stuff our generation can do? Blaming retirees and the elderly for the deficit crisis they didn't create? Pitting the young against the old? Surely we can do better! There are 20+something groups out there, fighting homelessness, working for the environment, and attempting to reform education (U.S. PIRG, SEAC, USSA) but the media never seems to notice them. Why do we allow groups like Lead or Leave to define us? If we really wanted to solve the deficit problem, we need to deal with entitlements, but we also must take on the omniverous appetite of military spending as well... something Lead or Leave seems to ignore. The good news is that we are a generation that believes little in talk and much in action. We shun ideology and dogma for a basic pragmatism in all areas of life. We are less prejudiced and less sexist than any previous generation, yet polls also show us strangely to be more likely to commit acts of bigotry. As a generation, many of us feel that it is our job to clean up the messes left by the ones before us - a spiralling budget deficit, a decaying environment, or national "malaise" and decline. We are more focused on the future than the past - we are tired of all this "retro" nostalgia crap. Most of us detest our childhoods and the junk culture of that time (though it seems to continually get recycled into movies and plays, like the Brady Bunch) and are hesitant to look on our family life as something idyllic or "the best years of our lives." We are fiercely independent and self-motivated, able to get whatever we need whatever the circumstances. We despise the "retrohippies" and New Agers of our time - bot for holding up strong ideals, but for never living up to them. We are partisans of the New Edge - willing to explore new places, transcend old boundaries, and think bigger than anyone else. Despite the fact that as a generation, we seem to have accepted that we will have a worse standard of living than our parents, individually our members express an almost incredulous personal optimism that "I'll make it no matter what." We HATE to be categorized, to be lumped together or labelled. Even this long list of generalizations are only approximations - trends and tendencies that some Xer somewhere is fighting to buck. Nobody know what music we like - is it rap, punk, progressive, industrial, acid house, Eurotrash, technorave, hiphop, world beat, or none of the above? Nothing defines us the way rock n' roll did the boomers. Our consumer demographics drive marketers up the wall; their ads always claim that they know what we like and what we are like, and they are always wrong. Our politics transcend definition as well. Most of us live by the maxim "all politics is local." We feel that we were born after two big revolutions began, ended, and rolled back. The Sexual Revolution left us with divorce, AIDs, herpes, date rape, and skyrocketing teen pregnancies. Instead of sexual exploration, we are left with sexual chaos. It almost seems like none of us date anymore. We still have sex, to be sure, but never fall in love. The Drug Revolution left us with crack, PCP, and heroin. Today's gangbangers are too worried about their turf to want to "turn on and tune out." We are more "conservative" than our parents only in the sense that we feel that they went about their revolutions the wrong way. Some of us are still searching for free love, and the true head trip, but we want to do it Better than the Boomers: that's our motto. Some of us are predicting eventual generational warfare between us and the Boomers. Personally, I don't see it. We may slug it out over a vanishing Social Security fund and exploding deficits. But ultimately I think that our hatred toward the Boomers is concealed jealousy. Imagine: a generation that thought it could change the world! We're lucky to do what we can to survive, let alone believe something as amazing as that. I admit to Boomer envy. The things I am concerned about - consciousness expansion; human liberation; a truly just, fair, and equal society; a unified world, at peace; and the humane development and dissemination of technology - seem like reruns of 60s slogans. The goals do remain the same; but the tactics are ever so different. We are cleverer than they: they wore their slogans on a shirt sleeve. We hide ours, not because we don't want anybody to know them, but because we know invisibility is a weapon. Some demographers have assigned to our generation some pitifully "retro" roles. They say we will restore "family values" - you know, Ward Cleaver, et al. - after the "attacks on the family" of the 60s and 70s. We're to restore the "communitarian" ethos of the 50s - you know, when everybody trusted their neighbors and left doors open for them to stop by - after the crime and civil distintegration of the following decades. We're to restore the "self respect" of those years - you know, when people were clean, neat, disciplined, uniform, etc. NOT! In fact, we children of the 70s are not going to bring the 50s back to America. Instead, we are going to make the chaos of the 60s look like kid stuff - 'cause it was. We are here to bring change - suddent and shocking, if we have to. We are ready to bridge gaps: between people and nature, people and technology, and most especially, people and each other. _______________________________________________ | | | I think we're in an age where someone goes, | | I want to hear someone talk to me instead | | of trying to sell me something | | -- Henry Rollins | |_______________________________________________| NII BUZZWORD BINGO! by Carl Kadie kadie@eff.org ============ a card ======= NII Buzzword Bingo! Buzzword bingo is inspired by a Dilbert cartoon. While in meeting, a conference, or watching C-Span, mark your card every time you hear a word on your card. (The "bingo" square is premarked.) When you get 5 in a row, in any direction, yell "Bingo!". ------------------------------- | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ------------------------------- | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | ------------------------------- | 11 | 12 |BINGO| 13 | 14 | ------------------------------- | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ------------------------------- | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | ------------------------------- Your words (ordered randomly) are: 1. drug dealers 2. child porn/pedophila 3. legitimate needs of law enforcement 4. Minitel 5. smart enough to , dumb enough to use Clipper 6. the net routes around censorship 7. information haves and have nots 8. knowing how to program your VCR 9. we are not asking for new wiretapping capabilities 10. Mafia 11. Saddam Hessein 12. the information superhighway 13. tollbooths (on the information superhighway) 14. who holds the keys? 15. cybercops/net police/net cops 16. you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater 17. David Sternlight 18. metaphor(s) 19. Mosaic 20. 500 channels 21. World Trade Center bombing 22. global village 23. when encryption is outlawed, only outlaws will have encryption 24. on the Net no one knows you are a dog ========= the program =========== #! /usr/bin/perl # History # Mar 30, 1994 - more words suggested in email # Mar 29, 1994 - initial development Carl Kadie # Must have at least 24. Having more is OK. @word = ( "Dorothy Denning", "child porn/pedophila", "terrorist", "Mafia", "legitimate needs of law enforcement", "China", "Saudi Arabia bans satellite receivers", "France bans encryption", "Minitel", "we are not asking for new wiretapping capabilities", "drug dealers", "Saddam Hessein", "cybercops/net police/net cops", "tollbooths (on the information superhighway)", "the information superhighway", "information haves and have nots", "convergence", "global village", "(virtual) community", "the net routes around censorship", "the Home Shopping Network", "500 channels", "on the Net no one knows you are a dog", "knowing how to program your VCR", "on ramps (to the information superhighway)", "pothole (to the information superhighway)", "roadkill (on the information superhighway)", "killer app", "David Sternlight", "Dave Hughes", "Santa Monica", "cyberspace", "infobahn", "Singapore", "metaphor(s)", "who holds the keys?", "you can have my encryption algorithm... when you pry my private key ...", "child porn", "World Trade Center bombing", "smart enough to , dumb enough to use Clipper", "when encryption is outlawed, only outlaws will have encryption", "Mosaic", "with rights, come responsibilities", "freedom of the press is only for those who own one", "you can't yell \"fire\" in a crowded theater", "civilizing the electronic frontier"); srand; for ($i=0;$i<=$#word;$i++){ local($r) = int(rand($#word+1)); $t = $word[$i];$word[$i]=$word[$r];$word[$r]=$t; } print "NII Buzzword Bingo!\n\n"; print "Buzzword bingo is inspired by a Dilbert cartoon. While in meeting, a conference, or watching C-Span, mark your card every time you hear a word on your card. (The \"bingo\" square is premarked.) When you get 5 in a row, in any direction, yell \"Bingo!\".\n\n"; print "-------------------------------\n"; print "| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |\n"; print "-------------------------------\n"; print "| 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |\n"; print "-------------------------------\n"; print "| 11 | 12 |BINGO| 13 | 14 |\n"; print "-------------------------------\n"; print "| 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 |\n"; print "-------------------------------\n"; print "| 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 |\n"; print "-------------------------------\n"; print "\n\nYour words (ordered randomly) are:\n"; for ($i=0;$i<=23;$i++){ print $i+1,". ",$word[$i],"\n"; } ========== end of program ====== THINGS THAT i AM ASHAMED ABOUT By confronting my inner daemons, I hope to look them head on, and have power over them, rather than permitting them to have power over me, and in the process, shattering the chains of shame and humiliation that enslave me now. * laughing at one of the infamous Nigger Jokes. All of them were boring, banal, and stupid, but when I read Q: What do you call two black motorcycle cops? A: Chocolate CHiPs, I involvuntarily laughed out loud. I quickly stifled it, but the damage had been done, my inner racist soul exposed for the world. * not giving my musical soul sufficient amounts of nurturing material. About six months ago, I thought that if I turned my clock radio to the B-Hits Station (there's one in your town, I know it) that it would jar me out of bed and kickstart my day. What I've discovered is that out of every 10 songs, there is 1 or maybe 2 that I actually like, and that I am *WILLING* to wait through 8 or 9 songs until the ones I like come on the air. I also find myself thinking, hey, that cover song by Mariah Carey isn't as evil as I originally thought, or like when K-7 comes to Austin (come baby baby baby come come), I consider going to the concert. * Sometimes I can't help but think that people just really *SUCK*. You can't count on them, all they ever do is let you down. But then I think that, you know, you really can't make it in this world without other people. Humans needs communities to survive. So I get sucked into this vortex feeding frenzy of just-do-it-all-by-myself-individuality and cant-we-all-just-get-along-community. Back and forth, back and forth. * this whole issue is rather shameless. * calling Paco a g00ber and a b0z0head. I mean, he's a close personal friend of mine, and I go around stabbing him in the back in front of hundreds, thousands of people, over some petty little thing like not calling me back. So for penance, I'm going to take the unusual request of asking the Scream Baby subscribers to practice an act of random kindness and senseless beauty. You probably don't know this, but Paco is a *HUGE* fan of Star Trek : The Next Generation. We were at his house, just the two of us, debating the Picard/Borg cliffhanger episode of a couple of seasons back. I was like, man, he's toast, and repeating "resistance is futile...prepare to be assimilated" like it was a personal mantra. Paco didn't give up, like I did, or stop believing. He spoke elegantly, movingly, about humanity's capacity to confront adversity, to create dignity and compassion in the hearts of man, where hatred, injustice, and cynicism reside now. I saw where my spoken words and actions were not living up to my cyberlicious ideals, and was moved greatly. So while Paco doesn't talk about it much, he just *loves* the show, and frequently confides to me privately how much it inspires him, intellectually and spiritually, and is a source of many of his ideas. So, as you can imagine, he is greatly saddened by the imminent season finale at the end of May. This is where you come in. If you have any fan memorabilia that you could send him, it would be *really* appreciated. If there is anything electronic you can send (.gifs, scripts, QuickTime movies, alternative stories/scenarios written by fans, etc.) please send them to pacoid@io.com. And even though this is too much to ask, if you have anything physical that could be delivered by snail mail (ex: posters, action adventure figures, trading cards, key chains, maybe even badges or something so that Paco can hit his chest and say, "One to beam up"), send those to 2118 Guadalupe, Suite 195, Austin, TX 78705. Please limit yourself to just the Next Generation information; Paco has just finished editing the upcoming issue of Post Modern Culture, which is a special theme issue exploring the homoerotic tensions between Kirk and Spock. Needless to say, he is a little burnt out. Whether you decide to send Paco something or not, I feel a whole lot better now. Sometimes I think being on the Internet is simply a substite for therapy, but like, if you had 25,000,000 people in your group. Till next time, see you in cyberspace! babybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybaby babybaby yba aby byba abyb byba babybaby babybaby bybabyba babybaby byb yba babybaby byb yba ba ba babybaby babybaby yba babybaby yba aby yba ba ba babybaby babybabybabyb yba babybaby byb yba babybaby byb yba ba ba babybaby babybaby yba aby byb yba aby byb yba ba ba babybaby babybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybabybaby "Baby Got Back" issues There are so many fun, exciting, and easy ways to secure a copy of Scream Baby that it is a shame if you didn't have all of them. I can be slightly unfulfilled enough for the both of us, so here is how you can own your own set....... BUNS of STEEL -- 11/21/93 Reviews of n6, a print magazine sent free to those who responded to electronic advertisements. This issue : Gutter-Tech. Information about the return of Unplastic News, Henry : Portrait of a Serial Killer, and for those who want Christmas shopping suggestions, The Johnny Marr Murder Can Be Fun Calendar 1994. Find Out Why They Call Me Stumpy -- 11/14/93 AXCESSerpt : ICE-T, on his new book, _The Ice Opinion, Who Gives A Fuck?_; parental guidance warnings, and interactive subscription information where potential subscribers answer essays to questions like, "Henry Rollins : Savage street poet or heavy metal butthead?" and alternative literary history : Suppose that Gabriel Garcia Marquez replaced William Gibson as the co-author of _The Difference Engine_. Describe the outcome of a literary coupling with Bruce Sterling. The Hum-Drum Issue So like R. Patrick Jones puts out this hip e-zine called Drum, a cut-up collage involving the medical effects of psychopharmaceuticals, Generation X revolution rants, images, magik, mescaline, and mdma, all under the general homage of information as drug, information as altered reality. So like there is a space at the bottom for people to insert their own text and then ship it off, so I'm like, yeah, gonna do it. So the first thing I include is this shameful exploitive blurb pimping a porno film. Go figure. Another parody of software licensing restrictions, subscription information, tips for wanna-be ezinesters, Reservoir Dogs, Fringeware Review, and the usual litany of disturbing, fragmented, pull-no-punches quotes and sayings. You Are Number Six includes a Legal Disclaimer, Subscriber Information, ediborial on cyberpunk e-zines, Interview with David Blair (creator of _Wax_), news about Agrippa : The Book of the Dead, and reviews of Stephen Seagal's Under Siege, the Cyberart Gallery in Sin magazine, Sound Photosynthesis catalog, Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, the video arcade game Lethal Enforcer, and the zine Gray Areas. I also was struck by some sort of virus that attached shameful and degrading text to the end of this issue: information about Apartmentopia, a New Edge apartment complex and a Q&A column by Blade X Lax, "the cyberpunk's cyberpunk" Leri-L Issue By day Scotto is the list moderator of the Leri-L Mailing List. By night, he secretly aims for net.personality.dom. As guest editor of Scream Baby, his wildest fantasies are unleashed. In addition to Scotto's writings, we have contributions by @rez on Hypertexture, an excerpt from Rheingold's _A Slice of Life in the Virtual Community_, Andy Hawks, and many more little mind altering blips of information interspersed throughout. The Talking Raven Re:review Starts with a review of Antero Alli's Talking Raven : The Journal of Imaginative Trouble and then it just kinda........decays. Frankly, I don't know what the hell I was talking about or meant to say, but am quick to cover my ass by labeling it "experimental" and "gonzo". Shotgun splatter approaches to reality sometimes end up....messy. I apologize for nothing. The Torn Issue The master copy of this issue was accidently left unguarded in the same room as a small four year old child who had access to a pair of scissors. I taped it back together, best I could, but could only find electrical tape. In between you'll find such things as K-Mart Stocks Fractals, Transmission Error, Baby Got Back Issues, an X-change with Paco Xander Nathan (Technology and Consciousness Editor for bOING-bOING & Mondo, owner of Fringeware, all-around groovy guy), and a new subscriber information / poll. The Andy Hawks Interview issue Software License Agreement, Subscription Information, an ediborial, review of Public Enemy, _Greatest Misses_, and an interview with Andy Hawks, creator of the Future Culture mailing list and FAQ, conducted by Jagwire X, creator of the Autopia project and soon-to-be-started zine, Sun Dog. The September 26th, 1992 Issue Every word written in a 24 hour period, fueled by rage, nervousness, and caffeine. Ediborial, Subscription information, Software Licensing Agreement, A Tribute to Isaac Asimov, A Tribute to Isaac Asimov part 2, List of Cultural Artifacts, and reviews of bOING-bOING, Bruce Sterling, Ministry, NiN, Malcolm X (audio-tape), Mark Leyner's _Et tu, babe_, Negativland, and the Cop Killer controversy SUBSCRIPTIONS Send e-mail to bladex@bga.com stating that * you are over the age of consent in your localspace * you are not an employee of the US Postal Service Child Pornography Division. (All other Postal Service employees need not identify themselves) * you are not a government official from Singapore and * you voluntarily concede any and all rights to sue for damages due to your contact with Scream Baby. * HOW YOU GET ALL THIS STUFF........ 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