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I am a baby boomer former radio announcer turned journalism and technology high school teacher living somewhere in West Texas. My site is the name of a self-published apocalyptic novel I wrote in the mid-late '80s.

Real Name: Thomas Collette

DOB: 30 Apr 58

Gender: M

Location: El Paso, TX

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Diaries published: 9 (2281 days since last diary on Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 03:48 PM PST)

Comments posted: 426 (8 days since last comment on Thu May 21, 2015 at 07:06 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 100

Total Comment Ratings: 1341

Most Recommended Diary: House Intel Chair: NO on FISA vote. Now tell us why!, 9 comments, 26 recommends

People Following turdraker: 0

turdraker's Most Recent Diaries:

It was 36 years ago this weekend that one of the great American post-modern novels was published, Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow . So what would make this anniversary any different from ...
by turdraker
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 03:48 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Don Haskins, the legendary coach who took the first black starting team to the national college basketball championship in 1966, died this afternoon. He was 78. As an alum of the University of ...
by turdraker
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Sep 07, 2008 at 04:56 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the fateful 2000 election that brought us to this state we're in. We all know what happened, so why cry over spilt oil? Instead, let's give this anniversary ...
by turdraker
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 07:12 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I haven't heard much denial of global warming lately from those in my vicinity, short of Pavlovian outbursts whenever I poke one of them with a stick. "They just want to ruin our great economy!" "...
by turdraker
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2007 at 07:23 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
(AP) Washington - To mark Tony Snow's last official day on the job as press secretary, the White House declared today that it would no longer recognize that there any numbers whose sums add up to 13.
by turdraker
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 05:06 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The Romans named our familiar constellations, but nearly every star of note in the northern sky takes its name from Arabic. Betelgeuse ,
by turdraker
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 07:20 PM PDT with 4 Recommends

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