In this collection of thirty-eight chiseled short stories, George Thomas Clark introduces readers to actors, alcoholics, addicts, writers famous and unknown, a general, a lovelorn farmer, a family besieged by cancer, extraterrestrials threatening the world, a couple time traveling back to a critical battle, a deranged husband chasing his wife, and many more memorable people and events.
In compressed language George Thomas Clark presents Snapshots of Distressing Events. A distraught man confronts noisy neighbors, one couple is enveloped by infidelity, another’s destroyed by violence, drinkers and drug users have some fun but more trouble, people stumble in matters of money, medical destiny is determined by mishaps, malice, and chance, members of the media send strange messages, mass murderers and gun lovers disrupt society, those seeking liberation in religion are sometimes imprisoned, and from World War II to the present powerful people blunder.
Boxing is practiced by abnormally tough and determined men compelled to risk their health for a long chance at fleeting glory. In Uppercuts, George Foreman young and old knocks out almost everyone. Joe Frazier mauls Muhammad Ali, Ali destroys Frazier, and boxing ruins both. Jerry Quarry tells about his decline and that of his brother. Hector Camacho recalls the fire in his head. Emanuel Steward, Oscar Bonavena, Alexis Arguello, Archie Moore, Roberto Duran, Jack Johnson, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, and other also lace on their gloves.
Joseph McCarthy says he’s a tough and dedicated guy in the boxing ring and U.S. Senate. Richard Nixon denies he’s an awkward, resentful, and paranoid president. Fidel Castro asserts he’s an appealing and inevitable historical character while embracing megalomania. And all three frigid warriors tell their stories as they fight again.
Category Archives: Sarah Palin
You’re the basketball coach at Caltech and your most formidable opponents are not opposing players but the scientific and mathematical pedigree of a school that’s generated more than 30 Nobel Prize winners and accepts only students who project to play NBA ball in the classroom. Successful applicants generally score 700 points or more on each […]
Barack Obama offers incisive comments about politics, international relations, the media, drinking and drug taking. John McCain, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other adversaries respond. To read an excerpt, please click here.
My outlook must be unaligned with that of the masses for I here certify most television programs and commercials are insipid and only morons watch reality shows, which I’ve done but once, when compelled to write about the domestic activities of presidential aspirant Sarah Palin. On a recent night, while watching the muscular students of […]
better you ain’t runnin’ cuz you need full time luvin’
Listen, some people have been saying I’m jealous of Michele Bachmann since she’s been getting all the publicity and won some straw poll in Iowa. That’s silly. I could’ve won that but didn’t want to sweat for something nobody cares about. That’s why I quit as Governor of Alaska. I was bored as well as […]
Hey, I don’t like people saying I’m somehow responsible for the shooting of liberal congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a bunch of other Democrats last week in Tucson, Arizona just because last year online I’d put her district and nineteen others in the crosshairs of an electoral rifle. That’s blood libel since, first of all, those […]
Dear Cable Company, Please excuse me for annually asking you to send a technician to upgrade my service from a “limited-basic” menu of twenty-one channels to the still-merely-“basic” package of seventy-five, and then a few months later recalling your cable guy, always a different one, to climb the telephone pole in my back yard and […]
Bigots.com is alive with exciting posts. In September Obama was hung in effigy at George Fox University, a Christian school in Oregon, and strung up this month by a critter named Mike Lunsford in his front yard in Ohio. Now Chad Michael Morisette has hung a mannequin, coiffed and red-dressed like Sarah Palin, in front […]
I was a general and served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, my country’s highest ranking military officer. During the Gulf War in 1991 I was the man most trusted by Americans and indeed people from many nations around the world. They responded to my integrity and strength. I’m not bragging, just remembering […]
Driven by intense Republican pursuit of votes from Joe Six Packs and Hockey Moms, I resolved to talk to one of each in the conservative stronghold of Bakersfield, a barren and oil-derrick-marred community which also offers some groomed green neighborhoods most Californians never see from Highway 99 as they zoom through the Central Valley, looking […]
I swear I wasn’t trying to foment hatred and violence. I’m the son and grandson of admirals. As a patriot and a gentleman, I thought my followers would be motivated but respectful. I was certainly justified in trying to worry them about the character and judgment of Barack Obama. He was, and perhaps still is, […]
Forget those television interviews with the mainstream media and don’t think too much about my index-card debate with Joe Biden or even my sassy acceptance speech. None of that conveys who I really am. To experience that, you’ve gotta attend one of my speeches. Lots of folks are calling them rallies. Not like those Nuremberg […]
In honor of Sarah Palin, who would have been one-hundred years old this year, Shotgun Books is releasing Palin: Maverick, Stateswoman, and Mom. The first chapter follows: Not since the evening Richard Nixon resigned more than three decades earlier had Republicans so dreaded a night as October second, 2008. Even Democrats reached with trepidation for […]
I hope you knew, and I’m sure you did. It’s hard to hoodwink the American people. From the start you suspected that wasn’t really me doing those awful TV interviews. You know I’m really poised and well-spoken Sarah Palin, most popular governor in these United States. I couldn’t have been confused and overwhelmed by basic […]
Don’t tell me John McCain and the Republicans think I’m so unsteady they’ll keep me hidden or attached to McCain’s hip till election day. I’ve already made my national interview debut, with Charles Gibson of ABC News, and proved myself a political prodigy with nice teeth and cheekbones and slender feminine hands and plenty of […]
(An agitated and still unnamed aide to Senator Barack Obama was arrested by FBI agents this afternoon and charged with forging a speech by the Democratic Presidential nominee and briefly posting it on the candidate’s website. Shortly before his arrest the aide had also email blasted the following text.) “My fellow Americans, I must today […]