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Edel Rodriguez's "Fire and Fury" cover that should've been.

…Tori Telfer’s Lady Killers (but not before dropping it into a bathtub full of water), so I figured I’d start off 2018 with, duh, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

I know there is speculation over the book’s complete accuracy, but here’s how I look at it: If even only 10% of what’s inside is true, it’s still shocking. And appalling. And gross.

The actual cover design of the book is shit, so instead I decided to post Cuban-born artist Edel Rodriguez’s take on what he would’ve done with the cover. Edel is responsible for many of TIME‘s recent Trump covers. Check out his work here, and then learn more about his cover illustrations here.

I enjoy a good mix of both fact and fiction,

-Shady

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Ever since the Saving Charlie Chaplin live read last June, I’ve been fortunate enough to receive some awesome, Chaplin-inspired gifts from my amazing friends. (Some of you may remember this gift from my good friend Salomon.)

My (other) good friends Erik and César also recently sent me a couple Chaplin goodies. Cés sent me Chaplin: Stage by Stage by A.J. Marriot, a book about Chaplin’s theater work…

"Chaplin: Stage by Stage" by A.J. Marriot.

…and Erik sent me this flip book box of Chaplin’s “dinner roll dance” scene from The Gold Rush.

Thanks so much, fellas! Though I’m not big on opening gifts, I do enjoy and appreciate them.

I have the best (good) friends,

-Shady

…of the new theme is up! Here it is:

Check out all of the headers (so far) here,

-Shady

Many moons ago.

On Christmas Eve, we realized many things had changed about us over the years.

But not everything.

Many minutes ago.

She’s always has my back,

-Shady

Dima-designed Hot Wheels!

…for sending the kids a box of signed Hot Wheels cars that he designed!

Future college tuition.

Grey doesn’t understand why she’s not allowed to open them,

-Shady

…of the new theme is up! Here it is:

Check out all of the headers (so far) here,

-Shady

It's creepier with your eyes open... and when your daughter looks on.

…on Kissmas.

That’s our tradition,

-Shady

Oh, hi, Mark... and Julius.

…Metcalf for stopping by (via Missoula via Milwaukee on their way to Columbus)!

 Friends for over a decade now,

-Shady

We've got that!

I know it may seem like I sit at home all day long, drinking beer and updating The Blarg, but the truth is I spend much of my day writing.

Lately, most of my writing has been on long-form projects. Because of this, I sometimes write a short (most times comedic, other times not so much) to break up the monotony of those longer projects. But while these shorts are fun to write as an exercise, nobody ever really gets to read them.

To remedy this, I’ve decided to share them here. I’m doing this for two reasons:

1. I like to share! That, and it’s better than having them sit on my computer.

2. It’s my hope that someone might be inspired to actually do something creative with them. Want to film one as a short? Awesome. Interested in animating one? Go for it. Feel like performing one live onstage? I dare you. All I ask is that you give me credit and send me a copy of the final product.

The forty-first of Shady’s Shorts is called “A Bag For Every Occasion.”

Download it by clicking below.

DOWNLOAD “A BAG FOR EVERY OCCASION”

Number forty,

-Shady

“A Bag For Every Occasion” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2018.

…of the new theme is up! Here it is:

Check out all of the headers (so far) here,

-Shady