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Ron Currie, Jr.

On Catching a Fishing Lure Square in the Eyeball

June 15th, 2007
by Ron Currie, Jr.

WATERVILLE, ME-

Grjh

Seriously.

This thing–actually, a very similar jighead which differed from this one only in coloration–hit me squarely in the right eyeball on Tuesday afternoon. At high velocity. And by high velocity I don’t mean I popped it out of a tree and it drifted down in a slow, lazy arc and bounced harmlessly off my eyelid. Nor do I mean that a largemouth leapt from the water and spit the jighead in a slow, lazy arc which terminated at my eye, and I went “Ow” and rubbed at the sore spot and everyone had a good laugh at my expense.

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Ron Currie, Jr.

Some Suggestions for New Matchups in the Highly Unlikely Event that Fox Television Reprises “Man Versus Beast”

June 10th, 2007
by Ron Currie, Jr.

WATERVILLE, ME-

 
It’s possible that I am way, way late to this particular party, that everyone else in the western world has seen both installments of “Man vs. Beast” a dozen times and that every time I enter a room people are waiting for me to leave so they can resume their secret (from me) conversations about the show. But I saw it for the first time last night, and assuming there are other culture vultures out there with the same elephant-sized gap in their knowledge base, some context (and yes, the above photo of forty-odd midgets trying desperately to move a jetliner is completely relevant, though if anyone is looking for an explanation as to why the midgets seem to be color-coded you’ll have to go elsewhere, as that is beyond the scope of my (admittedly slight) “M v. B” knowledge):

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An Incomplete List of Things You Learn as a First-Time Author at BookExpo America

June 8th, 2007
by Ron Currie, Jr.

WATERVILLE, ME-

1. Spending all your downtime at the bar is, at once, the absolute best and absolute worst thing you can do.

2. Tom’s of Maine natural deodorant does not stand up to the pressure of meeting, every two minutes, a new person who seems to quite casually wield the power to make or break your embryonic career.

3. You get much better views of New York City, where you’ve been only once in your 32 years, if you pull a Bruce Willis and sit in the front of the car your publisher hires. Added benefit: the long ride to LaGuardia will then provide you an opportunity to talk at length with your driver, who is Egyptian, about how much you love the Sinai Peninsula, how gorgeously desolate it is, and how much it hurts to to step on a sea urchin. 
 
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