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The Holy Grail Press is dedicated to promoting work that standard publishers... you know, those with standards, might be reluctant to publish, which pretty much leaves poetry.  And let's face it:  No one publishes poetry.  So in the end, we’re left with a lot of free time.



Word of the Every So Often  

November 26, 2021

dissemble:  (verb)  to conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs; to be less than truthful or forthcoming.  When working for a boss who is just a bit too nosey, it's often necessary to be somewhat dissembling when it comes to things like which church you attend on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and the occasional Thursday.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Market Research

So we get a call this morning at the switchboard here at HGP.  One of our assitant-contributing-editors-in-charge-of-pretty-much-nothing-at-all-so-we-pay-him-accordingly-but-he-stays-on-because-there's-no-where-else-in-the-world-he-can-get-a-title-this-long took the call.

On the other end was this guy from Gogle or Yehaw! or something like that.  And he was wanting to sell us some product that would maximize our profits.  So he's sitting in front of a computer screen looking at this site for the very first time as he's talking on the phone.  And he thought we were serious.  Now, that's funny.

1:16 pm pdt 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lunatic Monologue: First Day on the New Job

Hi.  So you’re my new partner.  I’d like to say that I’m looking forward to working with you.  However, under court order, it is required that you read each of these documents and initial each one... there, at the bottom.  You will also need to sign and date each one.  The first one is a disclaimer, stating that you voluntarily took this position and that you have specifically been given the rest of this information.  You initial it now, stating that you have seen it, and after we finish with the rest, then you will sign and date it.  The next form is whom we should notify in case of death or serious injury, your physician, and preferred hospital.  Also, on the following pages, which are actually amendments to this form, are your funeral preferences and your religious affiliation.   If you wish no religious involvement, please indicate such.  Do not leave the form blank.  The next form is what is known as a living will.  It lets your next of kin know your wishes should you enter a persistent vegetative state.  Actually, they say this is more for them than you.  And finally, your organ donor registry.  Please make sure you indicate your blood type.  OK.  Now back to the first page, and sign there... and the date.    Wait, you forgot the date.

8:24 am pdt 

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