Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 183, Angel of the Ordinary, by Dominick Rabrun“They will come on bicycles and by balloon, they will arrive in mailboxes and packages of cake batter. They will come like fleas on the dogs and like giants over the moon. The dull shall be turned into nothing by the coming of the angels…”

Norm presents this week’s Drabblecast in the form of a sermon, allowing us to bask in the glory of weird. The feature story, read by Hearty White, reveals unto us proper preparation for the coming Angels of Discrimination, scourges of the ordinary. Will you be ready?

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Originally published in Jackhammer, August 1999. The Nex, Hearty White, EMP Collective
Episode Art:  Art by Count Blackula

Twabble:  “Jenny tucked the Bible beneath her holy headband. She was ready to exercise these demons. Exercise the hell out of them. ”  by  Mikes

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  •  Feature:  Evil Robot Monkey  by  Mary Robinette Kowal
  •  Feature:  Character Flu  by  Robert Reed
  •  Feature  Toaster of the Gods  by  Randall Coots
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Fantasy  Sci-Fi  Strange

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 182, Trifecta XIV, by Jan Dennison

This episode of Drabblecast is another Trifecta special, with the of: Identity. Norm debates how our perceptions of optical illusions reflect how each person views things in their own, personal way. Evil Robot Monkey looks at the life of Sly, a micro-chip enhanced chimpanzee who creates pottery in order to deal with the stress of having intelligence. Character Flu examines a future where humanity has been infected by the worst disease ever. The show ends on a lighter note with Toaster of the Gods, read by the Dunesteef, in which a self-deified, sentient toaster shows us how far the protagonist will go for perfect toast.

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"Evil Robot Monkey" by Mary Robinette Kowal was originally published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Vol. 2 (2008). "Character Flu" by Robert Reed was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2008. "Toaster of the Gods" by Randall Coots was originally published in Strange Horizons, 20 August 2001. Old Lady/Young Lady Optical Illusion, Chris Munroe, The Dribblecast, John Cmar, The Secret Lair, The Dunesteef, Con on the Cob
Episode Art:  Jan Dennison
Music by:   Norm Sherman, Bernard Pagnotti, Sara Ayers, Gringo Motel, Brian Taylor

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 168, Route Nine, by Broken CyborgTwo years ago it must’ve been. Me and Manny and a couple of the other boys — Carlos and T-Bone — met up at the last Dairy Queen outside of Lompoc.
Manny was going on at me about that shortcut I liked, Route Nine.
“I’m telling you that place is God-awful weird, Joe.”

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Originally published in Shimmer, Winter 2006. Ducks are Bastards Part II: Quack Blocked
Episode Art:  Broken Cyborg

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 167, Snowman's Chance in Hell, by Skeet ScienskiIf the snowman, whose name was Wink, had known that the meat man would invent such a rotten thing, he never would have built the man in the first place…

3rd Annual Nigerian Scam Spam Contest
Ducks are Bastards: Part I:

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Originally published in Edison’s Frankenstein (Postscripts 20/21), PS Publishing (UK), 2010.
Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 162, Birdwatcher, by Elan TrinidadI was poisoning crows the day the aliens arrived. They’re smarter than you might think – crows, not aliens – and they don’t go for any of the easy stuff anymore…

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Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 20. This week’s show was sponsored by Happy Birthday Robot! Pre-order the game!
Episode Art:  Elan Trinidad

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  •  Feature:  Never Forget Some Things   by  G.A. Semones
  •  Feature:  Behindeye: A History   by  Douglas Warrick
  •  Feature  Sock Heroes   by  M. Thomas
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Fantasy  Horror  Strange

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Warning:  Some grossness

Cover for Drabblecast episode 160, Trifecta 7, by Bo Kaier

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"Never Forget Some Things" by G.A. Semones was originally published in Ray Gun Revival, September 1, 2007. "Behindeye: A History" by Douglas Warrick is a Drabblecast original story. "Sock Heroes" by M. Thomas was originally published by Strange Horizons, 30 June 2003.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Phil Keaggy, Al Petteway, Norm Sherman, Flopsy and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 156, Going to the Chapel, by Jan DennisonAmilee Jo Baker’s day of wedded bliss was the biggest scandal the congregation of Millton County’s First Brotherhood Baptist Church had endured since Ginger Lynn married that Liebowitz boy from the Army, bless her heart…

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A Drabblecast original story. Nathan Lee's Mirrorshards, Lauren Synger, Notoften.com, Jake Bible’s Dead Mech
Episode Art:  Jan Dennison

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