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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.



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May 27, 2022

wonk:  (noun)  often used derogatorily, a person who takes a particularly specialized interest in the minute details of a field of study, especially with politics.  You want to know about the influence of Russian immigrants on the passage of the infrastructure bill?  Then just ask Bill, he's our resident wonk.


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Friday, April 10, 2009


The Holy Grail Press wishes to congratulate Dr. Ivan Tupidsay for receiving the Squashum Grant from the Raid, Corporation.  The grant will allow Dr. Tupidsay to research displaced ants.  According to Dr. Tupidsay, these are ants that have been geographically separated from their colony.  Where these ants go has long puzzled entomologists.  It is postulated by some that they spend the rest of their lives trying, often in vain, to return to their colonies, just as a deranged puppy might do.  An opposing theory says that they attempt to join other colonies, where they may or may not be accepted.  While yet another theory speculates that they go off on their own, becoming wandering nomads who move from one colony to another, staying but a little while before moving on. 


Dr. Tupidsay plans on using the grant in part to develop miniaturized tracking collars.  “And then you have to sedate them,” says Dr. Tupidsay.  “That’s the hard part.  It’s not so much the sedative as it is the shock of getting hit with the dart.”


We here at HGP wish Dr. Tupidsay well in his studies, and encourage him to stay out in the field as long as necessary, even longer.

6:57 am pdt 

Hypothetical Situations

Scientists discover the Muse Gene.  It is the gene that controls how creative you are.  The doctors have just discovered that your unborn child has this gene.  Gene therapy is rather simple.  It would simply require the right enzymine to make the gene go away.  Here’s the debate.  If your child is born with that gene, she will be a writer.  She will be compelled to write.  Of course, she could end up writing the defining novel.  On the other hand, she could go insane.  I mean, just start listing all the great writers who stuck their heads in the oven, both figuratively and literally.  What do you do?


And while we’re on hypothetical situations, let’s say they identify the gene for homosexuality.  If an unborn child has that gene, he or she will be gay.  There’s no praying it away.  There’s no psychotherapy.  And there is no gene therapy, either.  Hey, if you’re a fundamentalist and believe that God wouldn’t purposefully engineer people that way, look at it as a birth defect.  Whatever.  It’s there.  The only choice you have is abortion.  If you are a fundamentalist, do you have the child, knowing that it’s doomed for a life of sin, and more than likely an eternity of damnation?  Or, do you abort it now and save its innocent soul?


What if somebody asked a hypothetical question at your next party and everybody there just beat the living hell out of him?

6:52 am pdt 

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