From the monthly archives:

July 2012

Pit Crew Diaries: Oh That 48

July 23, 2012

My knuckles. They ache. Every night before I pour that amber-tinted bourbon onto a stack of ice, my knuckles ache like the hips of an old man in cold wet weather. They just fucking hurt. You might call it arthritis, you and my doctor both, but I’m 29 years goddamned old. I call it NASCAR [...]

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Interview Part 1: Magician, A Train, NYC

July 19, 2012

Before we get started let me just clarify - I’m not a magician, I’m Raphele!, The Magician on The A Train. Distinction. You asked how I got here. Would it be too vague to say personal loss and gain. Yes? Okay. Well like many young men, I had dreams. Are you getting all of this down? I [...]

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Things We Might Be Doing If Dad Wasn’t Always Making Us Build Up Our Fists For Kung Fu

July 16, 2012

  Ordering hand creams from the internet Punching soft bags or pillows instead of wood or thick glass Attending school Visiting our grandparents in Belarus Watching Spanish soccer (or at least Italian if Spanish isn’t on) Fitting our regular-sized hands into small spaces Getting electricity again Touching our women and having sensation in our hands [...]

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Some Times in Our Minivan

July 12, 2012

Dad bought a minivan and took Timmy and me and Timmy’s friend Joshua for ice pops after school. A year later, I would have given anything to just ride the bus, but Dad, was like look, when I push this button the doors open on their own. We can even do it when the car’s [...]

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Unbelievable Outrage!: My New Roommate Doesn’t Have The Fucking Bourne Trilogy On DVD

July 9, 2012

We introduce a new column today here on the Murky Fringe: Unbelievable Outrage! Sort of our version of the popular shows 60 Minutes or To Catch A Predator, it profiles truly outrageous behavior and facts, bringing to light what was previously only known to a select few, or perhaps was previously only thought to be an [...]

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A Follow-Up Letter, PLZ Read

July 5, 2012

Hi, I am Nadia Abdul Salam Petowsky Gregorios Smith. I know where you live because of google maps coming to my country and yours. I believe you to be good friend. In the leaves of my tea i see trail of friendship so i show up on your doorstep already. It is OKAY that you [...]

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Six Reasons My Psychiatrist Doesn’t Believe Me That My Other Personality Is An Icelandic Indie Rock Band

July 3, 2012

Me and the guys 1. I instinctively clamp my teeth together in nervousness when any music is played louder than you would hear in an average Quiznos or Jiffy Lube, which is pretty loud if you think about it. 2. My favorite Olympics were the Norway ones. Icelandics hate Norwayers. 3. My psychiatrist said “How [...]

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