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Friday, November 18, 2016

The Writer's Life 11/18 - Short Stuff

Oxford Dictionaries has selected “post-truth” as 2016's international word of the year. It is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Usage of it has increased 2000% from 2015-'16.

 A man wanted for four bank robberies has been dubbed the "spelling bee bandit." Each noted he's passed has the same spelling error: "robery."

Two moose were recently discovered frozen in battle and encased in ice near a remote village on Alaska's unforgiving western coast. Here's a pic:

A cop responded to an online advertisement for sex services. At first the woman wanted $50 and some nachos. She later upped the price to $60. She was busted in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant.

Chinese websites have blocked searches for "Fatty Kim the Third." That's what many Chinese mockingly call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. China's foreign ministry says it does not approve of ridiculing foreign leaders

University of Rochester QB Daniel Bronson's biggest play happened off the field. The 21-year-old junior was leaving a restaurant in his hometown when he saw a man swipe the purse of a 73-year-old woman. Bronson took off after the creep, who dropped the purse and kept running. Bronson kept running too, tackled the guy and held him down, with the help of his girlfriend's father and brother, until police arrived. His heroics came just hours after he piled up nearly 400 yards in total offense and ran 60 yards for a touchdown in a 37-34 home loss to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His 192 yards rushing was the most ever by a quarterback at the Division III school. He also completed 21 of 32 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown, despite suffering what was later diagnosed as a separated right shoulder in the third quarter. His gridiron success may be coming to an end, but this kid will be heavily recruited by employers. Kudos.

My mouse is being finicky. The remote's clicks are being ignored. I'm using it to point and using the keys on my laptop's pad. It sucks.

My thanks to the kind folks who bought books on this, another, mild day in Brooklyn.
Vic's Short Works:
Vic's 5th Novel:'s 4th novel:
Vic's 3rd Novel:
Vic's Short Story on Kindle:
Vic's Short Story Collection:
Vic's 2nd Novel: Kindle:
Vic's 1st Novel:
Read Vic's Stories, free:


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