This Moment Is Brought To You By Bananas

This moment is brought to you by bananas.

This moment was brought to you by bananas.

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There’s Not Even An Explanation For This.

There’s not even an explanation for this.

Maybe I need to sleep more.

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An Animated Gif Of The Nebraska Highway

Here is an animated gif of the Nebraska highway.

Really, it’s an animated gif. I’m not trying to make some kind of lame joke that the view along the Nebraska highway appears to never change. I wouldn’t do something like that.

(Maybe I would.)

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Chapeau!

Chapeau!

I don’t know why this seemed funny when I thought of it. It no longer did by the time I even finished writing this post, but I stuck with it anyway. I’m like that.

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I Love Making A Meme Almost No One Gets And Fewer Like

Take one celebrity who was big 30 years ago. Combine with a reference that is totally unrelated to the celebrity and comes from a sporting event with a less than universal appeal that occurred even longer ago. What you’ll have is a meme that perhaps 10 people get and at most 5 people find funny.

That’s my sweet spot.

Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

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I Really Have To Wonder If Facebook Revenues Are Down

I really have to wonder if Facebook revenues are down. All of a sudden, I’m getting tons of “notifications” from them separately for each page I run (I have a page for each of my books as well as an author page) trying to get me to boost posts.

  • Other admins have boosted posts like this!
  • Boost this post to get more views!
  • We’ll give you $30 to boost this post!
  • Finish boosting this post for a bigger reach!
  • Such and such friend of yours recommended (no they didn’t) you boost this post!

I wouldn’t mind one or two, but all of a sudden there are a ton of these. One some pages I’m getting them 7-10 times more than I’m getting any actual notifications. That’s way too much, always making me get on to clear notifications way more often than anything is going on for the page. The pages are minor things to begin with so I’m not boosting anything, and I know how crap a thing boosting is from hearing how much people have spent with little or nothing to show for it (usually nothing other than the expense). I don’t know if there’s a way to shut these dumb things off, but they’re making the pages way more bother than they are worth. Thinking about deleting the pages if Facebook doesn’t cut out suggesting I boost posts so often.

It just seems so desperate.

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TOMORROW!!!!!

Tomorrow! The FBOMB Borderland! Come on out! Tuesday June 20 7:30PM at the Mercury Café 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205.

We think of borders as lines, but nothing in life is that simple and neat. Borders are not sharp edges where one thing ends and another begins, but places where different ways of being mix. This coming together of difference shakes up life, and spawns conflict, change, and innovation. It is often where we as writers have the chance to work up something new.

Cultures mix at borders, languages and life views. The FBOMB Borderland is all about that. Gabino Iglesias will visit us from Austin, Texas to read from his barrio noir novel, Zero Saints. Zero Saints involves many borders, the mixing of English and Spanish, the mixing of gritty crime drama with literary style writing, and the borders between this world and the next.

So come on out Tuesday June 20 7:30PM at the Mercury Café 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205. Bring your own mixed language flash fiction or other pieces (or other border exploration, genre borders, cultural borders, and so on) to read for the four minute open mic slots, or just come to listen. Check out the Facebook page for the event to let us know you’re coming.

Hopefully Santa Muerte will be kindly disposed to us.

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Gutmouth, Hungry Darkness, and Zero Saints, which was nominated for the Wonderland Book Award and optioned for film in 2016. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Verbicide, Electric Literature, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Marginalia, Entropy Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Out of the Gutter, HorrorTalk, Red Fez, Flash Fiction Offensive, Drunk Monkeys, and many other print and online venues as well as in a bunch of anthologies. He is the book reviews editor for PANK Magazine and a columnist for LitReactor. He’s addicted to books, music, and tacos.

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